Super Mario RPG announced for Switch

Mario RPG Remake Coming to Switch Later This Year

Mamma mia!

During today’s Nintendo Direct livestream, the Japanese company unveiled a remake of its fan favorite title, Super Mario RPG, for Nintendo Switch. You can pre-order the newly announced game right now on the Nintendo e-Shop, and the it’s scheduled to launch on Nov. 17, 2023.

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Initially titled Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars in the US and originally released on the Super Nintendo back in 1996, the new retooling will be built from the ground-up with brand new graphics and music.

For the unaware, the moment-to-moment gameplay is a big departure from the mustachioed plumber’s typical platforming fare. Instead of platforming action, the experience is more of a traditional turn-based RPG with strategic, tactical combat a ‘la Final Fantasy. In fact, the original was developed by Square — the company that would go on to become Square Enix, aka the studio behind Final Fantasy.

In addition to the new Super Mario RPG announcement, a new video game centered around everyone’s favorite Princess was teased by the Big N. That’s right, Princess Peach is apparently getting in on the action, too. You may’ve heard of her?

Very little is known about the newly teased Princess Peach title as it doesn’t even officially have a name yet. While it’s a little unclear right now, Nintendo will undoubtedly shed more light on it in the coming months before its formal launch.

The remake of Super Mario RPG will be available to purchase on the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 17, 2023.

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