April 19, 2024

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Nintendo simply wrapped up its newest Nintendo Direct, and it closed the present with a banger of an announcement: Paper Mario: The Thousand 12 months Door is getting a remake for Swap in 2024.

Take a look at the debut trailer beneath:


The unique sport for the GameCube launched in 2004, and it’s not solely a stellar turn-based RPG, however can be one of many best-written and funniest video games in the entire franchise. The remake has some up to date visuals (although the unique sport nonetheless appears to be like great because of its timeless type), however it positive does pop in HD.

It positively is constructing off a whole lot of the techniques from Tremendous Mario RPG (which can be getting a remake on Swap), however it has its personal slapstick twist that provides it its personal identification. The sequence hasn’t gone away, however newer entries like The Origami King have been steadily transferring away from the identical conventional turn-based RPG mechanics of The Thousand 12 months Door and the unique Nintendo 64 sport.

One of many main themes of the Direct was that Nintendo appears to be actually doubling down on Tremendous Mario proper now, which is smart given how a lot successful the animated film was earlier this yr. Between this, Tremendous Mario RPG remake, Tremendous Mario Bros. Surprise, Princess Peach: Showtime, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, and a few updates to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, should you’re a fan of the Italian plumber who jumps rather a lot, you’re consuming fairly effectively proper now. I’m normally an off-the-cuff Mario fan, however The Thousand 12 months Door is one among my favourite interpretations of the sequence’ world and mechanics. So I’m trying ahead to leaping into the sport once more for the primary time in nearly 20 years.