Mario & Luigi: Brothership is coming to Switch later this year

by Danny Craig  · 
Mario & Luigi: Brothership is coming to Switch later this year

Nintendo has revealed Mario & Luigi: Brothership, the first game in the action RPG series in over nine years, will arrive on the Switch on November 7, 2024.

The details:

  • Nintendo announced Brothership, the first Mario & Luigi game since 2015's Paper Jam, during its recent Direct. Not much is known about the game other than that it's the series' first foray into 3D. However, the trailer did show snippets of its familiar, wacky combat system, light platforming, and minigames.

  • Nintendo describes the title as a "sea-faring adventure that unfolds across mysterious islands," with the Mario brothers exploring the world of Concordia, which includes rainforests and cities. They will use "Shipshape Island" to travel the world, which is the ship-island hybrid seen towards the end of the trailer.

  • It is currently unknown which studio is working on the project, as AlphaDream, the franchise's original developer, declared bankruptcy in 2019. It may be an internal Nintendo project, as some former AlphaDream developers were likely hired by the company, but fans have also pointed out that many employees went to work for ILCA, the developer of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, suggesting that it could be another collaboration between the two.

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