Nintendo is all set to launch the remake of its most celebrated game series, Super Mario RPG. Although Nintendo may have come up with many standout titles in its game library, the RPGs developed by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) have always been special. And especially Super Mario. The upcoming game brings back memories of the original RPG and has fans excited.
In the upcoming title, Nintendo has majorly tried to keep the gameplay systems of the original Super Mario RPG intact. The playtime has been split between exploring the world through isometric 3D platforming and turn-based combat encounters. In the new game, players will battle with three characters at a time, just like before, it includes five playable characters, namely, Mario, Bowser, Peach, Geno, and Mallow. Fighting will still be initiated by bumping into enemies.
The remake will also bring back a classic meta joke included in the original game, the optional boss Culex, who initially appeared as a 2D sprite. The story of Super Mario RPG revolves around the Mushroom Kingdom, which is intruded by the Smithy Gang.
Smithy Gang is a group of sentient weapons that are from another dimension. During the process of crash-landing at Boswer’s Keep, the gang splits the wish-granting Star Road into seven pieces. This is where the player’s responsibility of collecting star pieces to repair Star Road begins. The players must also chase the Smithy Gang out of the kingdom.
The Super Mario RPG remake will be released on November 17, 2023. The game will be exclusively for Nintendo Switch. This means players on PC or consoles will not be able to play this game. The game is priced at $60 and was even available for preorders.
First Super Mario RPG release date
Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars was originally launched in 1996. It was developed by Square and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Interestingly, it was the last Mario game published for the SNES. It was directed by Chihiro Fujioka and Yoshihiko Maekawa, produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, and scored by Yoko Shimomura back then.
At that time, too, Super Mario RPG was critically acclaimed, particularly for its humor and 3D-rendered graphics. It inspired Nintendo’s other role-playing series, such as Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi, both of which retained the same gameplay elements.
The remake was developed by ArtePiazza for the Nintendo Switch almost 27 years after the original. So far, the remake has been receiving positive reviews.