The final moments of September’s Nintendo Direct brought a nice surprise in the form of Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door Remastered!
If you’ve never played this entry in our list of the best GameCube games, then you’re in for a real treat.
And, while the game doesn’t look too different to the original thanks to the craft paper style, the remastered treatment has certainly given Mazza’s antics a nice new lease of life.
And, it’s a perfect way for people who enjoyed The Origami King to go back and see my personal favourite title in the series!
What Is Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
The Thousand Year Door is an RPG game featuring Mario in a paper version of the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario has to save Princess Peach (go figure) from the X-Nauts, and there are lots of secrets to uncover that only a paper-thin dude could find.
If you played Paper Mario on the N64, then this game is very similar in regards to art style and the turn-based battles. Play as Mario, Bowser, and Peach as you interact with characters along the way.
I’d go as far as to say that it’s one of the best Mario games of all time, and that’s high praise!
First Look At Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door Remastered
As I said in the beginning of this article, the new Remastered version doesn’t look too different, albeit brighter and crisper. I suppose in a way that’s the same as the normal Wind Waker looking similar to the HD version because it was already cartoony.
Still, the main thing I’m excited about is having the chance to play this game in handheld mode while lounging on the sofa or taking a flight.
The Story is incredible and the gameplay even more so, with the unique battles and funny dialogue keeping momentum going right from the very beginning.
When Will Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door Remastered Be Released?
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door Remastered will release in 2024, and we’re predicting that this will be one of the last Mario games and remakes before we get the Nintendo Switch 2 dropping into our laps!
There is no other news apart from ‘2024’ when it comes to the release date, but be sure to keep checking back to this page for updates as and when we get them!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.