AlphaDream, developer of the Mario & Luigi RPG series, has filed for bankruptcy

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  1. TangentingTangerines

    TangentingTangerines Advanced Member

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    On the plus side, Nintendo won't be able to use their bullshit "We can't make another traditional Paper Mario RPG because Mario & Luigi is already a Mario RPG." excuse anymore
    On the minus side, Intelligent Systems is literally raking in more money than alot of small nations with waifu simulator so they're probably too busy to do Paper Mario anymore
     
  2. Kwyjor

    Kwyjor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I strongly suspect the overwhelming majority of 3DS owners probably know nothing about 3DS game piracy. Yes, it's relatively easy to do if you can find a guide, know how to follow it, and are fearless about doing a completely unsupported modification on relatively expensive hardware. Yes. that's easy enough for most people on boards like this, probably. But the people on boards like this represent only a tiny fraction of the total 3DS market.
     
  3. supergamer368

    supergamer368 this isn’t bookworm adventures deluxe

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    This sucks. The Mario and Luigi games were great, so now they’ll either not happen or be under a different dev which will never be as good. And with Paper Mario no longer being good, Mario RPGS are probably not going to happed much... at all. Maybe with this Paper Mario will at least go back to the way it used to be?
     
  4. Voyambar

    Voyambar GBAtemp Regular

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  5. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    Nintendo should hire Justine Roiland to write the script, and develop the next game in house.
     
  6. raxadian

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    The main problem is that being a remake of a DS game, you can play the original DS game on the 3DS. While you can't play GBA games on the 3DS unless you were part of the ambassador program and even then it was just a few games.

    Also, it is quite evident that people tend to not buy remakes if the original still works quite well and is not that outdated.

    On one hand, is a shame, on the other, what did they expect if all they were making is remakes?

    That makes me wonder who will take charge of the Paper Mario series.

    The first game being on the Nintendo 64 could actually use a real remake on the Switch.

    Heck Color Splash must have done quite bad for not having a Switch port already.

    They did work on the crossover game that somewhat revived the series.
     
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  7. HarvHouHacker

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    Right here on good ol' planet Earth!
    Man, that really stinks. Maybe Paper Mario will do better? Or is that the same company?
     
  8. Kwyjor

    Kwyjor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Going by Wikipedia:
    The original Paper Mario, TTYD, and Color Splash were developed by Intelligent Systems.
    Super Paper Mario was developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD.
    Sticker Star was developed by Intelligent Systems and Vanpool.
    And M&L: Paper Jam was developed by AlphaDream.

    So, no, this bankruptcy has no bearing on the future of Paper Mario.
     
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  9. wolf-snake

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    Ehh not really. Mario and Luigi 1 was quite unique... but after 2 they all felt like it was the same game in more ways than one with 3 only being truly unique for the Bowser sections.
     
  10. CrazyFryta

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    My favorite DS games :(
     
  11. Pleng

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    You have no idea what a fact is.



    Have you considered a career in politics?
     
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  12. ploggy

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    Hmm, sad news. but silver lining maybe there's room for a Super Mario RPG 2 now? If Square/Enix and Nintendo can work together again.
     
  13. Torina

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    Your sig is priceless.
    All hail Bernays, social engineering at its finest.
     
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  14. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

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    Here's the sales figures.

    Paper Mario 1.37 million

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 1.91 million

    Super Paper Mario 4.23 million

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2.43 million

    Paper Mario: Color Splash 186 thousand

    And just for reference Super Mario RPG has sold 2.14 million copies.
     
  15. Nyteshade714

    Nyteshade714 GBAtemp Regular

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    That's a pity, their games were always so charming
     
  16. Kwyjor

    Kwyjor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I had such high hopes back when Square released Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Alas, that was thirteen years ago.
     
  17. raxadian

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    And yet Nintendo keep the Wii U alive for eight years? No wonder they say the 3DS is what keep the company alive.

    Heck there is a reason Just Dance stopped selling for the Wii U but there is a Just Dance 2019 for the Wii.
     
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  18. Essasetic

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  19. frankGT

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    A new M&L or Paper Mario is my most anticipated release for the switch... Maybe now we can have a full blown paper mario rpg? Crossing fingers... :yayswitch:
     
  20. raxadian

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