How Long is Paper Mario: The Origami King?

Lots of players are wondering how long it will take to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King. Here's our best guess.

Paper Mario: The Origami King hits the Nintendo Switch on July 17 and is the sixth installment into the Paper Mario spin-off franchise. As lots of players are getting ready to jump into the latest Mushroom Kingdom adventure, there are many wondering how long Paper Mario: The Origami King will take to beat? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?

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How Long Does it Take to Beat Paper Mario: The Origami King?

In traditional fashion, Princess Peach is once again in trouble and it will be up to Mario and the gang to rescue her from the ruler of the Origami Kingdom, King Olly. As with most games, it’s a bit difficult to judge the playtime, but for most, it will likely take around 30 hours or so to beat Paper Mario: The Origami King. Of course, if you tend to get distracted with exploration or side quests, it may take a bit longer. On the flip side, if you prefer to quickly buzz through the main story, it won’t take as long as expected. 

There are a handful of different locations that players will work their way through as they try to beat the main campaign in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Additionally, there are a handful of side quests and collectibles that players can seek out and complete if they’d like. One collectible, for example, will require players to find hidden Toads in all of the different locations. Of course, you don’t have to find them and can merely focus on the main story and come back to get the collectibles later. 

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Unlike most of the mainstream Mario games, Princess Peach won’t be taken by Bowser this time, but instead, an evil king who has aspirations of turning the world into origami. Ironically, Mario and Bowser will team up in The Origami King to take down King Olly, and will even be accompanied by the king’s sister, Olly. Earlier this year it was rumored that Nintendo was working on some Mario projects and then ahead of the official announcement, The Origami King was leaked. Due to this, the game was announced a bit earlier than originally planned and has finally arrived on Switch.

If you’d like to know more, you can check out some gameplay from Paper Mario: The Origami King in the video below.

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