Nintendo surprised everyone with a reveal for a full remake of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, coming to Switch on November 17 (with eShop preorders starting today), during their June direct event.
The game was originally released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom and was notably developed by a pre-merger Squaresoft. It developed a large cult following over the last several years, as fans of the game campaigned for party member Geno to appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros.
Yoko Shimomura will be in charge of the soundtrack, who was the initial composer for the game on SNES. Shimomura shares, “I put all my heart into arranging all the songs, hoping that both the fans of the original and those playing for the first time can enjoy it!”
The game would later receive a spiritual successor in the Paper Mario series, but this announcement comes as a major shock as the franchise has not had a proper RPG title launch since 2019’s remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story on the 3DS, and a new original title since 2015’s Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Super Mario RPG will launch on November 17, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch.
You can watch the trailer below:
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