Paper Mario: The Origami King is a new Nintendo Switch game that releases on July 17th. And, surprisingly enough, this new Mario game is already playable on the PC via the Nintendo Switch emulators, Yuzu and Ryujinx, prior to its official release.
Yeap, you read that right. You can already use a Nintendo Switch emulator in order to play Paper Mario: The Origami King on the PC. Obviously, all you need is the latest version of Yuzu or Ryujinx, and the game’s ROM.
In Paper Mario: The Origami King, players control a paper version of Mario in a 3D world. This world fuses other paper and three-dimensional constructs, including origami sculptures. Furthermore, players explore the game’s overworld to collect coins and items, encounter non-playable characters (NPCs), solve various puzzles based on the paper world concept, fight enemies.
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It’s really incredible witnessing these two Nintendo Switch emulators running upcoming and unreleased games. It’s also worth noting that the very same thing happened with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition in May 2020. Additionally, Animal Crossing: New Horizons could also run on PC via Ryujinx just a few days after its official release.
Below you can find two videos, showcasing Paper Mario: The Origami King running on both Yuzu and Ryujinx. For the time being, we suggest using Yuzu in order to play this game as performance appears to be better with it. This is mainly due to the multicore support that the team implemented a while back.