Paper Mario: The Origami King

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"The Origami King" redirects here. For information about the eponymous villain, see King Olly.
Paper Mario: The Origami King
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North American box art
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date Japan July 17, 2020[2]
USA July 17, 2020[1]
Europe July 17, 2020[3]
Australia July 17, 2020[4]
Genre Role-playing
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Nintendo Switch:
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Nintendo Switch:

Paper Mario: The Origami King is the upcoming sixth game in the Paper Mario series set to be released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide on July 17, 2020. The game follows the aesthetic style of its predecessor, Paper Mario: Color Splash, and follows Mario opposing an evil army of origami characters known as Folded Soldiers, ruled by the Origami King, King Olly, which have taken over the Mushroom Kingdom.[1][5]


The overworld exploration is similar to the series' standard, though the combat system is different from Paper Mario: Color Splash: Mario can rotate a circular floor and create lines of enemies to attack, although the number of moves and the time are limited. Olivia, a character new to the franchise, has a role similar to Kersti and Huey from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash respectively. She grants Mario extended origami arms that are used to interact with the environment. Additionally, partners return, which include Koopa Troop members such as a Bob-omb that ally with Mario.[1]







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Nintendo eShop description

The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach's castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch system.

Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach to attend an origami festival and excitedly hurry to Toad Town...but something's amiss. After investigating the eerily empty town, the duo finds a fearsome (and folded) Princess Peach-she's been turned into origami by King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom! With five giant streamers under his control, King Olly binds Princess Peach's Castle and transports it to a distant mountain as part of his plan to re-fold the world.

On his journey to liberate Peach's Castle and repair the ravaged paper landscape, Mario meets Olivia, King Olly's sister, and the two join forces to put a stop to Olly's origami onslaught. Even Bowser falls victim to Olly's plot when his minions are turned into origami Folded Soldiers and betray their Koopa king, forcing him to ally with Mario and Olivia!

Battle the Folded Soldiers in ring-based battles the challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage! Out of battle, Mario can use the arm-extending 1,000-Fold Arms ability in specific spots to interact with the landscape to pull, peel, hit, and more! Join Mario, Olivia, and their companions on a journey of laughter and emotion, thrills, and a whole lot of folding.

References to other games

Similarities to other Paper Mario games

  • Like the original game and its sequel, Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach.[6]
    • Although Peach gives Mario a letter in Color Splash, said letter is actually a color-drained Toad.
  • In combat, Mario can choose to jump and use his hammer like in the first two games.[9]
  • Partners return from the first three games.[1]
  • Just like in the second and third games, Bowser is not the primary villain. Rather, Mario and Bowser team up[1], as they do in Super Paper Mario.
  • Just like in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Peach is turned evil by the main antagonist similar to Shadow Queen.[1]


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペーパーマリオ オリガミキング
Pēpā Mario Origami Kingu
Paper Mario: Origami King
Korean 페이퍼 마리오 종이접기 킹
Peipeo Malio Jongijeobgi King
Paper Mario: Origami King
Chinese (Simplified) 纸片马力欧:折纸国王
Zhǐpiàn Mǎlìōu: Zhézhǐ Guówáng
Paper Mario: Origami King
Chinese (Traditional) 紙片瑪利歐:摺紙國王
Zhǐpiàn Mǎlìōu: Zhézhǐ Guówáng
Paper Mario: Origami King

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