Let’s make some puns about paper! Well, let’s not, actually. They would probably all fall flat.* Instead, I supposed we could look at this Paper Mario: Sticker Star trailer.
The new convention in Paper Mario: Sticker Star is using stickers to do pretty much anything. You collect them on the field and can use them as powers during battle, so if you find a fire flower sticker, during battle you’ll use it to shoot fire to burn any goomba that might happen across your path. Outside of battle, you can find stickers stuck to pretty much anything, and pulling them off nets you a sweet new sticker.
The more interesting thing to do with these stickers is find places in the world to stick them. You can find hidden areas by placing stickers in the field. In the image above, a large fan sticker was placed to create a – gasp – giant fan to blow the windmill. Neat.
I, for one, really enjoy any Paper Mario anything, so I am excited for this game even though the story might be pretty nuts:
Mario’s Super Sticker Collection
On the day of the annual Sticker Fest, Bowser decides to pull a prank and scatters six Royal Stickers across the land. To retrieve these mysterious, magical stickers, which are now stuck onto Bowser and his underlings, Mario sets off on an adventure with Kersti, a sticker fairy, visiting prairies, deserts, forests, snowy mountains and volcanoes around the world.
Stickers are blended into every aspect of game play. They become your arsenal of items and attacks in traditional Paper Mario action-battles and can even unfold the environment to reveal new areas and ways to progress through the game.
Collect stickers by peeling them off their environment, buying them in shops, or even making your own, and store them in your notebook for later use.
“Paper”-ize the world by flattening it out and then use your stickers to find secret areas and hidden items just about anywhere in the game.
The papercraft setting of the game is really emphasized in 3D, giving you the feeling of peering into and exploring a world comprised of shoebox dioramas.
A cast of colorful characters will keep players laughing at every turn.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star will release during the holidays of this year. WHENEVER THAT IS.