Yes, Mario & Luigi Paper Jam is a full blown crossover between the Mario & Luigi series and the Paper Mario series.
With Paper Mario jumping of a book into the world of the Mario & Luigi series, Mario & Luigi have to team up with Mario’s paper counterpart to take down a two Bowser villain team and save both worlds.
The gameplay seems to be a pretty good mix of both titles too, with Paper Mario’s abilities involving his plane and boat transformations from Thousand Year Door and normal Mario/Luigi having traditional Bros Attacks and abilities. There’s also the 3D style chase sequences from Dream Team, as well as a weird giant battle type scenario where the Marios ride a giant papercraft version of Mario and square off against equally large papery monsters from Bowser’s evil army!
Here are some pieces of artwork for the game:
As well as some screenshots nicked from the fact sheet:
And a trailer:
So what do we think of the game? Well, we’re optimistic. The idea’s great, Bowser’s personality seems to be back from the original Paper Mario series and there are tons and tons of opportunities to make this game absolutely amazing. And the battle systems do look incredible, which is a definite step up from the horrible system that was the battles in Sticker Star.
The only worries we have are that it’s a bit too generic so far. Lots of Bowser minions and characters from typical Mario games instead of those from the RPGs we all know and love. Hopefully this doesn’t follow Sticker Star’s lead of making the world too ‘NSMB’ like and remembers to introduce all kinds of interesting new faces from both RPG franchises. Massif Bros and Rawk Hawk together? Please?
Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hilarious, and dangerous, hijinks! Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies, and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
Some Unique Features
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, trademarks of the Mario & Luigi franchise.
Take advantage of Paper Mario‘s unique skills, like slipping through cracks, making copies of himself and folding himself up
Take down Bowser’s army of dastardly villains, solve puzzles and embark on quests as a brand-new trio of heroes.
Got rhythm? Show off the moves of your giant papercraft by charging it up with dance and strut your way through battles with other giant papercrafts from Bowser’s army.
Continuining the visual style of the beloved Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds for 3DS, The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes is a new adventure for everyone’s favourite hylian hero.
In this one, three players team up (each as Link, like in Four Swords) and use their abilities to make their way through clever dungeons and to battle tough bosses. Stack three Links on top of one another with the totem ability to solve puzzles and collect loot to create new outfits with special powers.
As Link, buddy up with two other Link characters and cooperatively solve inventive puzzles to progress through the game.
All three players share hearts, so they must work together to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.
Stack three Links on top of each other with the new “Totem” mechanic, which makes it possible to reach new locations to solve puzzles.
Collect loot to create wearable outfits, each with a different boost or ability. Each dungeon is structured with four main areas.
Single-player mode allows the player to rent two paper dolls to take along to complete the team of three and face challenges in dungeons.
Choose from a set of emoticons to communicate with each other while playing in multiplayer mode.
Team up with two other players in multiplayer mode via local wireless connection, online and with download play
Join a four-player local or online squad in this co-operative sci-fi shooter set in the Metroid universe. Hop in a specialized battle Mech suit and work with your teammates to take down enemy forces and complete objectivebased missions. Then, take a break and play a fun, pick-up game of Blast Ball with fellow troops.
Up to 4 players take on a variety of co-op missions in this first-person, sci-fi shooter set in the Metroid universe
Work together as a team to clear out enemy-infested bases and complete objective-based mission
Take on enemies with a blaster and special sub-weapons
Aim using the Nintendo 3DS system’s gyroscope
Join a pick-up game of Blast Ball, a 3-on-3 sci-fi sport in the Metroid universe where players shoot the ball into the opponent’s goal to score
Straight from Nintendo themselves, here are the official trailers for the newest additions to Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS.
And because Nintendo UK hasn’t uploaded it yet, the trailer for the Mii costumes:
As was mentioned in the recent live stream, all the above characters and content are available to buy in game right now. So if you want anything you see in this post, start up Super Smash Bros for 3DS or Super Smash Bros for Wii U, open the DLC show and buy at your heart’s content.