Nintendo has finally confirmed the longstanding rumors about the remake of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. This updated version is coming to the 3DS on October 6 of this year and will feature a brand new mode and updated visuals. The game was shown on the Nintendo Treehouse stream today and it looks like its aged gracefully. The full and wordy title is: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions and the trailer is below:
The base game is still the same with some touched up artwork and 3D lighting. This strange hybrid of an isometric action game and an RPG was originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003 and quickly became one of the favorite titles of the Mario & Luigi series.
For those that have never played/haven’t played in awhile, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions focusing on the brother plumbers as they make their way to new locale Beanbean Kingdom after Princess Peach’s voice is stolen (at least it wasn’t all of her again). The duo take on the evil Cackletta and meet a number of quirky folks and locales on their quest.
The main draw of this remake however is Bowser’s Minions. This experience will be meaty in its own right and will have you controlling goombas and koopa troopas and other recognizable Bowser fodder as they attempt to rescue their captured boss. This mode will play like a strategy RPG where you can set the amount of troops you have and deploy them and give orders. This ‘untold story’ will run parallel to Superstar Saga‘s events.
And to celebrate the minion, the game also accepts amiibo functionality from two special characters. The lowly goomba and koopa troopa are now getting their chance to shine in figurine form as they will release to accompany the game. The specific functionality is still unclear but we’re sure to find out soon enough.
No price has been given for the game yet but it will probably follow the usual trend of $39.99 USD like other 3DS games. In the meantime we have a gameplay video from Ninntedo’s Treehouse presentation and a gallery below: