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Nintendo Download: An Epic Paper Adventure Unfolds in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door!

It’s a paper-heavy week for Nintendo Switch fans, with the release of the revamped Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

Careful, don’t tear it

A big summer release for Nintendo, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is indeed out right now for Switch. The papercrafty game brings back a classic from the GameCube era, re-creating that first Paper Mario title for a new generation of fans.

Continuing the theme too, is a special set of rewards for My Nintendo members, who can cash in platinum points for a bookmark, scrapbook kit, retro GameCube alt-cover, or a Character Notepad. The pad sounds especially neat, and comes complete with 20 designs so fans can make their own real-world paper characters, right from the game.

Want more papery goodness? While it’s not Mario-themed, this week also brings Paper Trail, a top-down adventure in a paper world. Players star as Paige, an academic who’s leaving home for the first time, bringing her into a world of puzzles and secrets to unravel.

While it’s not ‘paper’ themed in any way, Switch fans can also find Wizardry: Proving Ground of the Mad Overlord in the eShop this week. The fantasy game is a recreation of the iconic first Wizardry, a porto-dungeon crawler that released for the Apple II in 1981, and hit the NES in 1990 (’87 in Japan).

Check out all of those titles and more, including the shockingly also-paperiffic Duck Detective, in the full rundown below.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door – Experience the adventure that unfolds in the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game! Make use of all the abilities that come with being cursed – er, conveniently made of paper – and help Mario collect the Crystal Stars before the nefarious X-Nauts do. Explore a colorful paper world with charming characters in every fold, twenty years after the original game on the Nintendo GameCube system. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is available today.
  • Paper Trail – Paper Trail is a top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home, set in a foldable, paper world. You play as Paige, a budding academic, leaving home for the first time to pursue her studies. On the journey, you learn to fold the world, merging two sides to solve puzzles, explore new areas and uncover long-lost secrets. Paper Trail is available now.
  • Duck Detective – The Secret Salami – Solving crime is no walk in the pond. Duck Detective – The Secret Salami is a cozy mystery game about a down-on-his-luck duck searching for answers in a sinister sausage-based conspiracy. Inspect and interview suspects to learn their hidden secrets, then use the information you’ve gathered (plus your own de-duck-tive reasoning) to locate the suspect and bust the case wide open! Duck Detective – The Secret Salami is available later today on Nintendo eShop.


  • DAVE THE DIVER X Godzilla  Get ready for an action-packed collaboration with DAVE THE DIVER and Godzilla! This legendary monster stomps into the world of DAVE THE DIVER for an exciting adventure. Exclusive content including new missions, boss fights and an enticing storyline await in this DLC!* The free DAVE THE DIVER – Godzilla Content Pack is available later today on Nintendo Switch.


  • The Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Character Notepad Reward is Here! – Take notes in style with this colorful My Nintendo papercraft reward featuring characters from the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game. Each notepad includes 20 different designs on 60 total pages. Plus, a paper airplane template and folding instructions are also included! My Nintendo members can redeem 550 Platinum Points** to get this reward. Check out this page for more information: https://my.nintendo.com/news/a69c040d3df46da4.
  • Enter the Fold – Have fun with these printables inspired by the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door game! Unleash those retro vibes with the retro Nintendo GameCube cover reward. Bring along some colorful reading buddies when diving into your next book with the bookmarks reward. If you’re feeling more crafty, add some style to your scrapbook with the scrapbook kitor create the perfect money holder card for your Mario-loving grad with the card reward!

Nintendo eShop Sales on Nintendo Switch:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point).

*** Discounts may vary by region. Visit Minecraft.net for details.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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