With the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King on Switch only a week away, Nintendo are hosting a Nintendo Treehouse Live | July 2020 presentation to showcase gameplay from the arts and crafts RPG. On top of that, there will also be a brand new game revealed from Shantae and River City Girls developer WayForward. Despite stating that this new game will be from a “franchise new to developer WayForward”, Nintendo has since confirmed that it will be a third-party property and not one belonging to the console manufacturer.
Check out gameplay of the upcoming game #PaperMario: The Origami King tomorrow 7/10 at 10am PT on #NintendoTreehouseLive | July 2020. Plus, we'll feature a first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward!https://t.co/pWziqZZPd3 pic.twitter.com/ZeubOStUtD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 9, 2020
Paper Mario: The Origami King is the sixth instalment in the Paper Mario spinoff series developed by Intelligent Systems, which transforms the mushroom kingdom and its iconic cast of characters into tangible craft materials while focusing its gameplay on exploration and light RPG elements. This latest game focuses on the titular Origami King turning Princess Peach into a corrupted origami version of herself, which kicks off Paper Mario’s adventure to set things right. The stunning papery art style, humorous writing, and revamped battle system makes Paper Mario: The Origami King look like a worthy purchase for any Switch owner when it launches on July 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, WayForward have recently released the console and PC versions of Shantae and the Seven Sirens. It will be interesting to see what new game this celebrated developer has been cooking up, especially with their storied history of making high-quality 2D experiences for modern audiences.
You can catch Nintendo Treehouse Live | July 2020 when it streams on Nintendo’s official Youtube channel at 10 a.m. PT, July 10.