Mario Makes Wii Debut

Introduced to gamers in the arcade classic Donkey Kong, the Mario character has been the Nintend mascot for the past 25 years and today gets his own game on the company’s new Wii system. Now available at retail, Super Paper Mario allows players to switch between a 2D and 3D perspectives as they use the Wii’s unique motion-sensing remote to experience the world of Mario in a whole new way.

In Super Paper Mario, the mustachioed hero must come to the rescue when a mysterious villain kidnaps Princess Peach and Bowser, forcing the unlikely couple to get married without any paperwork. Players solve puzzles, perform new actions, learn fresh abilities and beat bosses in order to prevent a rift of dark energy threatening to tear the universe apart. Fans can even navigate through parts of the game as Peach or the fiery-breathed Bowser.

“This is one of the most remarkable Mario adventures you’ve ever seen,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior VP of marketing and corporate communications. “Millions of Wii owners will be happy, because this game appeals to everyone by providing a fresh perspective on gaming.”

Super Paper Mario is Rated E for Everyone. For more information on the title, go to www.SuperPaperMario.com.