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This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta show off Paper Mario: The Origami King. Check out the full episode below.

Paper Mario: The Origami King is following in the footsteps of Sticker Star and Color Splash as far as one gameplay element is concerned. The Switch title doesn’t have experience points, Venturebeat has confirmed. That means no leveling either.

We’ve heard a lot about Paper Mario: The Origami’s King ring-based battle system, which awards coins at the end of a fight. Battles have a timer than usually come in at 30 seconds, though it can be more if facing more than two groups. Players can use coins to buy more time, but Toads in the audience can also be paid to help out Mario. Paying Toads a certain amount will have them throw health your way, attack enemies, or spin the stage to show you how to line up the enemies you’re facing.

Despite the lack of experience points, the impressions for Paper Mario: The Origami King seem to be positive thus far. The first review from Famitsu came in yesterday with a notably high score. Our full translation of the review can be found here.


A bunch of new footage has emerged for Paper Mario: The Origami King. We’ve rounded up a number of gameplay videos below.

Another new commercial has emerged for Paper Mario: The Origami King. Get a look at the advert in the video below.

Paper Mario: The Origami King arrives for Switch on July 17. In case you missed it, find the previous commercial here.

Tempest Trials+: Sandy Struggle has arrived in Fire Emblem Heroes. Players can battle in an effort to get a high enough score to earn rewards like a Summer-themed unit from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. You can also check out the gallery below for special art work of the Three Houses characters in their Summer clothes. Details for the event are below from the FEH Twitter account:

Tempest Trials+: Sandy Struggle is here! Here are the big rewards and the score needed to earn them: ◆Divine Code (Ephemera 7) × 50: 6,000 ◆Mirror Strike 1 Sacred Seal: 10,000 ◆5★ Special Hero Lorenz: Highborn Heat: 15,000 ◆Spd/Res Solo 1 Sacred Seal: 20,000

Paper Mario: The Origami King has a little more than a week to go until launch, but Famitsu published one of the first reviews in this week’s issue. Four editors gave out scores of “9” for a total of 36 out of 40.

We’ve gone ahead and translated the review from Famitsu in full. Continue on below for the remarks made by the magazine’s different editors.

Brand new gameplay has emerged for Paper Mario: The Origami King. Get a look at 10 minutes of footage in the video below.

My Nintendo has added in another reward in North America. Tying in with next week’s launch of Paper Mario: The Origami King, a July calendar is available.

The calendar is up for grabs on My Nintendo here, though you’ll need to fork over 50 Platinum Points. It won’t have too much value after the month ends, so those that are interested may want to use it sooner rather than later.

Nintendo has prepared a new North American commercial to promote the launch of Paper Mario: The Origami King. Watch it below.

Paper Mario: The Origami King is due out for Switch on July 17.

Fire Emblem Heroes has dropped its version 4.7.0 update, bringing several new features and tweaks to old ones. Here’s a quick overview of what’s new:

  • Auto-Dispatch added to Aether Raids.
  • Lineup of Limited-Time Combat Manuals updated.
  • New weapon skills and weapons to refine.
  • Aether Raids, Aether Resort, and Mjölnir’s Strike updated.

Version 4.7.0 is available to download now on iOS and Android devices and is roughly 22MB for Android and 89MB for iOS. The official patch notes have been included below.