Paper Mario Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo has announced that Paper Mario will arrive on Nintendo Switch on December 10 for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members.
Make the announcement on Twitter, the publisher has revealed a brand new trailer for the classic N64 title, saying, “Venture into the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches as the ultrathin version of Mario!”
This makes Paper Mario the last game to be added to Switch’s Nintendo 64 game collection, joining other titles such as The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Star Fox 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64, and Moreover.
Paper Mario, originally released in 2000, follows Mario on a 2D adventure with a turn-based combat system after Bowser steals the Star Rod and kidnaps Princess Peach. The player must travel through the tropical jungles of Lavalava Island to the icy heights of Shiver Mountain, while mastering the abilities of the Seven Star Spirits.
There are over 50 badges to track down which, when equipped, grant special abilities and powerful attacks. There are also over 100 items to discover to keep Mario in battle.
To access the game and other N64 titles, players will need to subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack level for $ 50, per year.
The Nintendo Switch Online + expansion pack also includes Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Happy Home Paradise expansion, which launched in November. Nintendo has said it will be the last free major content update for the game.