Paper Mario has been a solid part of the Nintendo platform since it originally released on the N64 in 2000 — and especially so when Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door released on the Gamecube in 2004. A new Paper Mario game will coming to the 3DS in just two months.
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is slated for a late January release on the Nintendo 3DS after it was elaborated on in the last Nintendo Directify Conference.
While this is the second Paper Mario style game on the 3DS, Nintendo is counting on this one as a key feature in their upcoming push for the holiday season and beyond. It isn’t entirely in that classic style though. It’s a merging between the two universes — Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario. All three of them team up as they alternate between the worlds. And, yes, Mario and Paper Mario are actually different playable characters with their own set of puzzles and quests to do with each of them.
“Take advantage of Paper Mario‘s unique skills, like slipping through cracks, making copies of himself, and folding himself up.”
“Take down Bowser’s army of dastardly villains, solve puzzles, and embark on quests as a brand-new trio of heroes.” – Nintendo Direct
The game will have the same RPG style that fans have praised in the past of both the Mario & Luigi games and the Paper Mario games.
Paper Jam will retail at $39.99 and will also be available for download in Nintendo’s digital store on January 22.