New Nintendo 3DS Game Puts Mario in a Sticky Situation

  New Nintendo 3DS Game Puts Mario in a Sticky Situation

 Paper Mario: Sticker Star Takes Collecting Stickers to a Whole New Level of
                                     Fun

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- November 12, 2012

The newest installment of the Paper Mario franchise flattens the mustached
hero into a two dimensional, paper-thin character and nothing could be more
fun. Paper Mario: Sticker Star  for the portable Nintendo 3DS introduces a new
way for players to solve puzzles and execute attacks using stickers, which are
found throughout the game. The colorful game world looks like a shoebox
diorama, and takes on a sense of depth in full 3D, without the need for
special glasses.

“The Paper Mario series is known for its inventive battles and quirky humor,”
said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales &
Marketing. “The 3D graphics and the introduction of stickers add a fresh new
element that will have players glued to their games.”

As players explore the vast world, they will encounter hundreds of stickers,
some in plain sight and some that require a little extra effort to discover.
By using “paperization” to flatten the game world, Mario can solve puzzles,
which can range from moving a windmill blade that blocks his path or getting
to hard to reach places. When stickers are placed in correct spots, the world
transforms or secret areas can be accessed. Stickers come in all shapes and
sizes and each will have a unique effect when used in puzzle solving or
attacking enemies. There are even flashy and shiny stickers that are more
powerful and hard to find.

Stickers are also the key to the game’s turn-based battles. Players choose
their sticker attacks and unleash them on their enemies. Attacks can be as
simple as bouncing on Goombas with a jump sticker to fighting a boss with a
more powerful flashy or shiny sticker. They can also spend coins to use the
Battle Spinner, a slot machine-style game that rewards players with the option
to use up to three stickers in one turn. Players can become more powerful by
beating bosses and completing side missions.

Shoppers can purchase the packaged game as usual at retail locations
nationwide, or consumers with wireless broadband Internet access can simply
purchase and download the game from the Nintendo eShop. Download codes for the
game can also be purchased at select retailers. Regardless of the purchasing
method, the suggested retail price is $39.99 in the United States. Also, Club
Nintendo members who download and register this game before Jan. 6, 2013, will
receive a free download code for the Donkey Kong: Original Edition game.
Donkey Kong: Original Edition has never been seen in the U.S. and is not
available for purchase.

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

For more information about Paper Mario: Sticker Star, visit
http://papermario.nintendo.com.

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