Evidently there’s a new Paper Mario en route for the Wii U, or so someone random on twitter says.
Though, I suppose calling Emily Rogers random might be selling her a bit short. She’s been dishing out the occasional bit of insider Nintendo information for a few years now. Early this week, she posted screenshots from the Nintendo NX survey, even though other sources came out and said that everything the survey said was complete conjecture on the part of GFK. But they would say that, wouldn’t they? But Emily Rogers seems reliable enough.
If a new Paper Mario is being made by Intelligent Systems, who made all the other Paper Marios, the time table would line up well enough. They released games in the franchise in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2012. So having a new one out for the Wii U in 2016 makes perfect sense. So I guess we can file this rumor under, “Sure, why not?”
Perhaps they want to redeem themselves after only so-so reviews for Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
Still, more games for the Wii U are always welcome, even with the NX looming on the horizon.