'Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door' Rerelease Headlines 'One Of The Nintendo Directs Of All Time'

September 14th, 2023 - 11:51 AM EDT by Adam Downer

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Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door art with Luminosity tweet saying the Direct was "one of the Directs of all time."

Nintendo's follow-up to the Switch is rumored to be imminent, and while the company hasn't said a word about a sequel to its most successful home console, Direct presentations like the one this morning have some people thinking that a so-called "Switch 2" is right around the corner.

The game given top billing during this morning's Direct is a rerelease of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, the 2004 Paper Mario title some fans may consider the good one.

Princess Peach Showtime (a side-scrolling 3D adventure starring Nintendo's classic princess) also got a buzz-generating trailer, as did F-Zero 99 (a remix of the original F-Zero that turns the game into a racing battle royale).

Otherwise, the Direct was largely dominated by remakes, third-party titles, sequels to spin-off Nintendo franchises and DLC (the full list of games announced is on the Nintendo website).

Without a marquee announcement to rival that of Tears of the Kingdom (say, Metroid Prime 4), many viewers walked away feeling mildly underwhelmed — and convinced something huge is coming soon.

Pory_leeks "LFG" tweet. Nintendo Switch 2 speculation. Post-Direct Nintendo Switch 2 speculation.

Still, the ever-cagey Nintendo has yet to confirm anything, so rumors of a Switch 2 – with more exciting games – remain merely speculation.

In the meantime, Nintendo fans can be excited that they can finally get their hands on Trombone Champ.

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