"Today's launch of Super Paper Mario™ for Nintendo's red-hot Wii™ system transports players into another dimension. Like a story ripped from the pages of a paperback novel, Mario has the ability to switch between a 2-D and 3-D perspective. With the motion-sensitive and pointing abilities of the Wii Remote™, this first Mario™ game for Wii delivers the goods.

At the start of the story, a mysterious villain kidnaps Princess Peach and Bowser, and forces the unlikely couple to get married without any paperwork. Mario, always the hero, sets out to save the day before a rift of dark energy tears the universe apart.

"This is one of the most remarkable Mario adventures you've ever seen," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Millions of Wii owners will be happy, because this game appeals to everyone by providing a fresh perspective on gaming."

Players solve puzzles, perform new actions, learn fresh abilities and beat bosses using the innovative and action-sensitive remote. Players can even navigate through parts of the game as Peach, and of course, Bowser, whose devastating fiery breath burns like lemon juice on a paper cut."

Although Super Paper Mario has been delayed a number of times, originally it was meant for release on Gamecube, it has had an impressive amount of positive reviews, gaining a metacritic rating of 8.7. We've just received our copy of the game, first impressions are very good, its quirky, funny and well worth the wait.

Expect a full review this weekend.

[source nintendo.com]