In the January issue of Nintendo Dream, the Japanese magazine had the opportunity to talk with the development team behind Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey for 3DS.
When asked about why Bowser Jr. was selected as the protagonist for the brand-new side campaign, the team explained how it wanted to show the development of a character who had grown up in his father's shadow. Below is the full translation:
In the last game the main character was Goomba, who really worships Bowser. Because we wanted someone with just as much personality and appeal, and because in the original Bowser’s Inside Story the main character was Bowser himself, Bowser Jr. felt like the perfect fit. So we decided to tell his story. The adoption process for Bowser Jr. was relatively smooth as we thought it would be interesting to show the development of this character who has grown up in his father’s shadow. He may be mischievous, selfish and proud, but he comes to learn what is necessary to lead his own gang, whom he comes to treasure. We rewrote the script many times so that the audience can empathize with that aspect of his character.
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