The quest is always simplistic: collect shiny shapes, defeat mid-bosses, rescue Toadstool, push aside Bowser. Super Mario games, while known in spades for their addictive and fluid gameplay, aren’t renown for their story. According to legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, that’s fine.
Kensuke Tanabe, software planning and development department for Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the Nintendo 3DS, recalls how Miyamoto asked for story elements to be left out of the game.
Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, discussed the development of the latest in the Paper Mario series with the team behind it, who in turn revealed why the game was so light on story compared to previous installments.
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The Nintendo lineup of portable games is pretty well packed full of great releases through to the end of the year and now they’ve announced when we can play some of those games.
The two biggest games to get firm release dates are Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which is headed to store shelves on November 11 and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which will be released on October 28.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was a casualty and will be delayed to 2013. You can be sure Nintendo will update its status in the near future.
“Paper Mario: Sticker Star” Is The Closest To A Mario RPG You’ll Get This Year
Unsurprisingly, a highlight for Nintendo’s 3DS Showcase was the latest game in the Paper Mario franchise, Sticker Star.
As you’ll see in the trailer, Mario’s biggest allies will be the glue-backed decorations, which become Mario’s quest items and attacks once collected. Players will find them everywhere in the vibrant world, from hidden behind bushes, stuck onto buildings, and even being carried by enemies.
The new game, despite its battle system, is not an RPG in the traditional sense. Paper Mario: Sticker Star will use items to increase stats on Mario, like HP, attack and more.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star will be released this fall on the 3DS.