Paper Mario: Color Splash is leaning into the arts-and-crafts aesthetic more than any of its predecessors, which means it lends itself incredibly well to cute stop-motion commercials. Nintendo of Japan has released a couple so far, but this latest trailer has a quirky charm that transcends language barriers. Give it a watch:

Regardless of what you think of Color Splash, it definitely nails this look in-game. You’ll be able to try it out yourself when it launches next week on October 7th, assuming you’re not one of the lucky folks who managed to grab the “pre-load” version.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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