After much anticipation, the next console title in the Paper Mario franchise was announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct - Paper Mario Colour Splash.

Equipped with his new weapon, the Paint Hammer, Paper Mario must help the citizens of Prism Island bring colour back to their home.

Once in battle, using your paint hammer, you can paint special cards and "flick" them to initiate combat using the Wii U's GamePad.

The game will launch in 2016 but no additional details were announced.

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