Remember when Nintendo announced Super Paper Mario for the GameCube at E3 last year? And then remember how it just kind of "went away" soon after as new updates and information on the game came to a grinding halt? Apparently the game has popped back up for the Wii and - get this - it's supposedly going to be released in April. Yeah, this April. As in, three months from now.
The newest issue of Nintendo Power also reveals some tidbits as to how the game will play on Wii. According to the magazine, most of the game will be played with the Wii remote held horizontally, NES-style. It is speculated the motion controls will play a role in the game, but no details have been announced.
I kind of figured we'd be seeing the game again this year, but I didn't expect to see it so soon. Frankly, I'm thrilled that it's reappeared now. Looking down the first-party Wii release list was becoming a little hollow, as the only scheduled releases up until now were mini-game collections like WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Wii Play, and Mario Party 8. It'll be great to get another major release that has some meat on its metaphorical bones. I guess this also means I'd better get moving and finish The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Come April I have a new quest in which to get wrapped up.