Paper Mario Cuts Loose with Mushroom Kingdom Superstars in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

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Hilarious Nintendo 3DS Adventure Also Includes amiibo Support

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two classic gaming universes collide when flat Paper Mario jumps off the
page and into the world of Mario & Luigi in the Mario
& Luigi: Paper Jam
game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo
3DS
family of systems on Jan. 22. In a surprising twist, the
universe does not implode when some of the Mushroom Kingdom’s
most recognizable characters like Princess Peach and Bowser meet their Paper
Mario
doppelgangers. Instead, when the two worlds collide, the
result is a charming, sidesplittingly funny, creative new game – one in
which the universe, thankfully, remains intact.


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam starts the year off on a fun note,”
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of
Sales & Marketing. “The wild and wonderful crossover game is one of many
exclusive games launching for Nintendo 3DS throughout the first part of
2016.”

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam game, Mario, Luigi and Paper
Mario must team up for the first time to complete quests, battle enemies
both large and small, and help get Paper characters back to their world.
The massive portable adventure follows our three heroes as they explore
a colorful world filled with both paper and non-paper environments,
using individual powers (like Paper Mario’s ability to turn into
multiple paper forms) and combo moves (like powerful Trio Attacks) to
progress through the game. Special Battle Cards and amiibo-activated
Character Cards can also be used to turn the tide of battle.

Brimming with the playful humor fans expect from the Mario & Luigi
series, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam answers a slew of uproarious
questions: What happens in a game with two Princess Peaches
instead of one? How will Bowser react when his paper doppelganger shows
up in the same game? Will the paper characters make it back into the
book? Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is full of surprising
scenarios and clever writing that all fans will appreciate – even ones
that have never played a Mario & Luigi game before!

While exploring the vast and varied world, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario
must dig deep into their signature moves and work together in unexpected
ways. Since Paper Mario joins the fun, he can assist in battle in
multiple ways, like creating copies of himself to help defeat enemies
and using his unique paper moves to access hard-to-reach areas like
slipping through a crack in a rock. Other times, all three heroes will
have to work together by performing Trio Attacks in battle, throwing
Ninja Stars made out of Paper Mario or crashing down on enemies by
riding meteorites.

Like other Mario & Luigi games, battling in Mario & Luigi:
Paper Jam
fuses turn-based actions and real-time commands. As you
progress through the always-entertaining story, you will acquire a
series of Battle Cards that can be used strategically to improve stats
in battle. In addition, you can craft special Character Cards by using
in-game “?” cards and compatible amiibo figures*. By tapping a Mario,
Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi or Bowser amiibo to the New
Nintendo 3DS
family of systems (or an NFC Reader/Writer accessory
used with a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo
2DS
system), you will receive one of many Character Cards based on
the character that was tapped. Not only do these in-game crafted cards
help in battle, but they are also wonderfully illustrated, displaying
character art from more than 30 years of Nintendo games. Collecting them
is just as much fun as using them.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam also features Papercraft Battles,
which involve giant papercraft versions of classic Mushroom Kingdom
characters like Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. Papercraft Battles are
unique diversions from the standard RPG game play. While battling
papercraft versions of enemies like Goomba and Kamek, you can attack
using a variety of moves and even charge up your papercraft hero by
dancing on special Toad platforms.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam launches in stores, in the Nintendo
eShop on Nintendo 3DS or at Nintendo.com
on Jan. 22. For more information about the game, visit http://marioandluigipaperjam.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*Game, system and amiibo figures are sold separately. Compatibility and
functionality of amiibo may vary per game. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo
for specific details about how each amiibo works.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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