Paper Mario The Origami King

The reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch has seemingly added weight to those March rumours about the Super Mario remasters. If you go back even further to the start of this year, though, we ran a story about the "prolific" leaker Sabi - who said there would be a Paper Mario game released this year along with a 2D Metroid title.

Well, part of this story we tagged as a rumour at the time, is now obviously true. So what about Metroid? If you've watched the trailer for The Origami King and hang around until the very end, you'll see a funny little reference to the protagonist, Samus. It's rather odd to see another Nintendo series at the very end of an announcement trailer - especially after that rumour at the start of the year mentioning both, so what's going on?

Well, nobody is really sure if this is just a funny joke Nintendo decided to add to the end of the trailer for the new Paper Mario game, or something more. As usual, it's sent Nintendo fans on social media into a complete frenzy - with many comments making reference to the rumour about a new 2D Metroid game.

It could also be a reference to Metroid Prime 4 or the fact Kensuke Tanabe is the producer of both of these series (thanks, @g8rmwr). There's been ongoing rumours and listings for a re-release of the Metroid Prime Trilogy for Nintendo Switch as well - could it perhaps be a sign that this is on the way? What do you think? Is this just a funny end sequence or something else? Share your thoughts below.

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