While North America will have to wait until next year for Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Nintendo’s next Mario & Luigi RPG is scheduled to ship across Europe and Australia in December. Although the game has been relatively under-marketed for a Nintendo game, the release finally has it’s window, but with no set date.

This is technically the fifth game in the RPG series, and puts a little twist on the original formula by crossing over the traditional Mario universe with the Paper Mario universe. Players will be able to take control of Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario. Nintendo says on the game’s Nintendo UK product page“Characters from the Paper Mario universe, including Paper Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser and Toad, jump out of a book and into the world of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hilarious and dangerous hijinks”. It goes on to explain some of the game mechanics for Paper Mario and his team up with the Mario Brothers:

“Paper Mario has unique abilities, such as turning into a paper aeroplane [airplane], slipping through cracks, or creating copies of himself. Use all three characters together to successfully pull off trio moves and trio attacks, and continue onwards on your adventure! When faced with giant papercrafts from Bowser’s army, show off the moves of your own giant papercraft by charging it up with the power of dance!”

The dancing minigame allows fans to play with rhythm-based events in order to power a giant papercraft Mario and use it to defeat giant papercraft versions of Bowser’s army, such as a giant Goomba.

Europe and Australia will be seeing Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam for the Nintendo 3DS sometime this December. North America will unfortunately have to wait until next year. Remember to tune into Gamer Assault Weekly for all your gaming needs.

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