E3 2016: Paper Mario: Color Splash Trailer

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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I have a bit of a mixed history with the Paper Mario series. Though I’ve always enjoyed them, I find that, despite their creativity, they are often inferior to the Mario & Luigi series. It also doesn’t help that the most recent Paper Mario game, Sticker Star, was an absolute flop. It was linear to a fault and didn’t capitalize on any of the new mechanics in a really meaningful way. That said, it did have some cool mechanics that you could utilize with the stylus.

Now that we know Paper Mario: Color Splash is getting an October 7 release date, you might think I’m uninterested, but truthfully, it looks like a lot of fun. The paint mechanic reminds me strongly of de Blob and the cutting mechanics hearken back to Sticker Star, but should have much more promising visual presentation on the Wii U. Hopefully this is the Paper Mario that finally supplantsĀ the Thousand Year Door for many diehard fans. Enjoy the trailer!

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • I wish they’d go back to the gameplay in a Thousand Year Door but this does look better than Sticker Star for sure.