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During the Nintendo E3 2016 conference today, a release date for Paper Mario: Color Splash was finally announced for October 7, 2016, along with other Nintendo titles.

Paper Mario: Color Splash is the latest in the Paper Mario franchise series, which last saw a game in 2012 with the Nintendo 3DS title Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Further game play footage for Paper Mario: Color Spray will be available tomorrow, during the second half of Nintendo’s E3 2016 Treehouse event. The game play footage from March’s Nintendo direct can be viewed below, which the TechRaptor staff recapped.  TechRaptor staff also weighed in on their thoughts for the upcoming Paper Mario title.

Paper Mario: Color Spray is to be released on the Wii U system.

Stay tuned to TechRaptor for continuing coverage of Paper Mario: Color Splash and Nintendo E3 2016; you can find more of TechRaptor’s E3 coverage in our E3 2016 coverage hub.

Quick Take

I’m honestly not impressed with how the Paper Mario series has been going since the transition to the Wii and 3DS consoles. I played Paper Mario: Star Sticker, and really didn’t enjoy it.  Since Paper Mario: Color Splash seems to be drawing inspiration from the last title in the franchise, I’m already on the fence as to whether I should get it.  What gameplay footage I’ve seen hasn’t changed my mind on the matter. Perry’s editorial really sums up my thoughts and feelings on this game, from what we have available to use at this point.  I’ll wait for more gameplay footage to surface before I make a final decision on it, but to me, this title just looks like filler that Nintendo needed for their yearly Mario title.

What are your thoughts on Paper Mario: Color Splash?  How do you think it compares to previous Paper Mario titles?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Brandon Bobal

Partner Manager

Brandon writes articles with focuses on video and board games, and Magic: The Gathering. When he isn't doing research for his weekly Magic: The Gathering column, he can be found enjoying the outdoors.