Super Mario RPG Remake Reveals New Trailer Detailing Battle System Changes

During the latest Nintendo Direct, the company shared a new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario RPG remake. The familiar battle system is introduced once again, with players needing to time their button presses to mitigate and increase damage received and dealt, respectively.

In this remake, timing all attacks ideally will affect enemies on the field. Successfully performing action commands will fill the Action Gauge, eventually initiating a three-character Triple Move. This alters depending on your party setup, encouraging combo variation.

Once players beat the game, they can rechallenge some bosses, except they’re stronger than their initial showings.

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 produced 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 shared, “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. Still, 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.

You can view the new trailer for Super Mario RPG below:

Super Mario RPG will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 17, 2023. Pre-orders are now available.

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