The Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam website has opened ahead of the game’s January launch. While only a placeholder at the moment, the preliminary page offers new screenshots, an embedded video showing some battles and minigames, and additional information about the game.
The video and screenshots both introduce some additional elements of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam players will experience. For example, New Super Mario Bros. U’s Nabbit makes his Mario RPG debut in this installment, with players tasked with catching him in some events. There is also a dancing minigame, where players must keep time with the giant, papercraft Mario to power-up and unleash attacks against larger than average enemies. It also gives a taste of the series’ returning humor, with some clever comments from both Bowsers and a goomba. Based on the video, one can also make out the various ways Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario can team up in order to defeat their adversaries and hurdle the different challenges and obstacles along the way. The trailer also shows how the amiibos can be used to help create special Character Cards in the game.
This new 3DS title is a cross between the Mario franchise’s two RPG iterations, the “Mario & Luigi” series and the “Paper Mario games.” The gameplay, meanwhile, can feel can be very familiar for those who have been playing the Mario role-playing game (RPG) series. There is still the usual turn-based battle, which is common to many strategy-RPG games, where the player has to choose how to launch the attack. There is also the time button presses to deal more damage to enemies or take less damage when being attacked. The option for a two-person team attacks also adds another dimension to the gameplay, which is just one of the things that fans should look forward to.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is both a successor to Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. It will come to the Nintendo 3DS on January 22. Are you excited for more Mario and Luigi?
Source News: Siliconera