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Mario & Luigi 3 Makes Its Mark In Japan

Posted by Brody Olimar

Bowser takes the front seat in this zany RPG adventure.

Mario and Bowser have a long running history in gaming as rivals. Occasionally though, the pair cooperate to accomplish a common goal. In Mario & Luigi 3, a new DS RPG which just released in Japan, this is only half the case. In a strange series of events, Bowser ends up ingesting some Mushroom Kingdom residents, including red and green pair Mario and Luigi. As such, Bowser romps around in the real world while the brothers tackle the Koopa King's innards.

The concept is decidedly stranger than either of the two previous games in the series, but it simultaneously provides what is easily the most interesting scenario yet. During the adventure, the brothers will manipulate Bowser from within, whereas anything Bowser does outside will subsequently affect them.

The two contrasting worlds also differ in dimensions. Mario and Luigi will be on a strict 2D plane, while Bowser is able to explore the world in all directions, just as Mario and Luigi would have in previous games. The result is two very different things happening on each of your DS screens. The gameplay potential is endless, to be sure.

Mario & Luigi 3 is set to debut in the rest of the world sometime in 2009. Until then rest assured that this outing will contain even more hilarity than the last. The third times the charm, after all.

[via computerandvideogames.com]

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User Comments (3)

DazzaAdmin

#1

Dazza said:

This is one I'll be keeping my eye on, the Mario & Luigi RPGs never fail to impress me.

StarDust4Ever

#2

StarDust4Ever said:

AWESOME!!!

I get this picture of Mario spitting fireballs, thus giving Bowser heartburn and causing him to breath fire, yeah!

And what is up with this "ghost" that keeps passing over this webpage???

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