Paper Mario: The Origami King Revealed

Paper Mario: The Origami King is coming to Switch on July 17.
Paper Mario: The Origami King is coming to Switch on July 17. / Courtesy of Nintendo

Paper Mario: The Origami King will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on July 17, Nintendo revealed Thursday.

When Paper Mario tries to visit Princess Peach, he finds the entirety of the Mushroom Kingdom transformed into ornately folded origami creations, and Peach herself apparently under the sway of the nefarious King Olly. King Olly claims to be the ruler of the Origami Kingdom, and he's enlisted Bowser's troops in his quest to rule the world.

Mario will use a new ability, called the 1000-Fold Arms, to manipulate the origami landscape, peeling, pulling, and unfolding to make progress. He'll team up with new friends, such as King Olly's sister Olivia, and old enemies, such as Bowser, on his quest to save the Mushroom Kingdom.

Origami King is the sixth Paper Mario game, and it pushes the game's already striking aesthetic even further, incorporating origami into character and environment designs. It also appears to sport a twist on the series' classic turn-based combat, using a radial fighting field and in-the-moment puzzle solving.