We have already heard Paper Mario: The Origami King The creator, Kensuke Tanabe, discusses the creative restrictions tied to the series and how “it’s not possible to modify Mario characters”, and now in a recent interview with GameRadar, he has touched on it Again.
He reiterated when it has been like this Paper Mario: Sticker Star Expanded on 3DS and also on previous comments – explaining that Team Toad is “no longer able to individually represent individual characteristics” in NPCs:
Tanbe: Paper Mario: From the production of Sticker Star, we were no longer able to represent personal characteristics, such as age, gender, etc., in Toad NPCs (non-playable characters), and so it has become so much more than just text. It is more important to express your personality through. Our author, Mr. Taro Kudo, has been struggling with this tough challenge since Paper Mario: Sticker Star, but has managed to give a sense of humor to all the texts. In this installment, Paper Mario: The Origami King, we were able to incorporate some toads into an outfit to match their roles, and also created the original origami characters.
As mentioned earlier, Tanabe revealed the sticker star’s release time in an Iwata Aks interview.
Apart from wanting to change the atmosphere a lot, there were two main things Miyamoto-san said from the beginning of the project – “It’s okay without a story, so do we really need one?” And “As much as possible, complete it with only the characters of Super Mario World.
But being unable to use new characters is very strict. Of course, we couldn’t create any new enemy characters, and for allies in Super Mario characters, there’s actually only Toad in various colors!
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