Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. A remastered version of the acclaimed RPG by Intelligent Systems was announced during today’s Nintendo Direct, giving a new generation an opportunity to appreciate its unique charm.
Part of the long-running Paper Mario series, Thousand-Year Door mixes beautiful 3D animation with distinct 2D visuals. It joins the remake of the Super Mario RPG announced during the Nintendo Direct back in June.
Fans have been demanding a re-release of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for years now, citing its charming writing, strong RPG mechanics, and its lack of availability outside of the Gamecube.
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We similarly positive in our original 2004 review. “The story is funny, the gameplay varied, and the world so charming, you’ll want to explore every last corner of it,” we wrote.
“Add to that plenty of playable characters and sidekicks, some great cameos, a memorable score loaded with classic melodies, and a quest that runs a good 30 hours long, and you’ve got another winning offshoot in the mighty Mario franchise.”
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door was revealed alongside F-Zero 99, Unicorn Overlord, and a Tomb Raider Remastered Collection during the Nintendo Direct. It joins the remake of Super Mario RPG, which was announced earlier this year and received a new gameplay trailer during today’s showcase. Check out our Everything Announced for a full list of all of the reveals.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door releases on Nintendo Switch in 2024.
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