Mario + Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Coming to Nintendo 3DS

You already know the Brothers' story -- but Bowser's loyal troops have their own tale to tell in this 3DS remake of Superstar Saga.

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Nintendo gave us another Treehouse surprise today in addition to Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS: A remake Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga.

The Nintendo 3DS re-tooling of the classic Game Boy Advance RPG features 3D graphics in place of the original sprites, which might make some sprite-lovers (i.e. me) kind of sad. The game's new "Minion Mode" makes up for the loss, however, and is cause for the game's very name to get an overhaul. Say hello to "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions."

The "Superstar Saga" portion of the game is more or less the same adventure you played on the Game Boy advance, Fawful jokes included. Minion Mode, which Treehouse promises is "huge," also contains a whole new battle system.

There's a new story to accompany Minion Mode, too. Bowsers faithful troops set off across the BeanBean Kingdom to find their boss and other minions loyal to the turtle king. The good(?) guys clash with Fawful's minions in multi-part battles that rely more on balancing fighters' passive skills and stats than actively stomping on heads or chucking hammers.

Mario + Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions will be the delicious mustard on your Nintendo 3DS on October 6.

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  • Avatar for franciscovillarrealh #1 franciscovillarrealh 10 months ago
    The Mario/Minions (of Bowser) crossover you were all clamoring for.
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #2 TheWildCard 10 months ago
    Still putting that 3DS through its paces I see
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  • Avatar for hamfighter #3 hamfighter 10 months ago
    Yeah, so I think E3 has proven that those "3DS is dead now" comments I saw quite often around the release of the Switch were a bit premature. Obviously the system is nearing its final stretch for new releases, but it's far from over with the lineup of yet to be released games. I'm currently enjoying the less than a month old Fire Emblem Echoes, and still awaiting the following 2017 releases:

    Ever Oasis
    Hey! Pikmin
    Samus Returns
    Mario & Luigi
    Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon
    Monster Hunter Stories
    Kirby (the new game they revealed in an earlier Nintendo Direct as coming 2017)
    Etrian Odyssey V
    River City: Rival Showdown (aka River City Ransom SP)
    Layton's Mystery Journey

    And 2018 holds some further Atlus goodness with Radiant Historia and SMT: Strange Journey Redux (yesssssssss), and perhaps after their upcoming Japanese releases we'll get localization news about The Alliance Alive or Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2.

    I am loving my Switch too, and it's clearly the future for portable gaming (mainline Pokemon on the Switch was an expected but hugely significant announcement) but the 3DS is still in HEAVY rotation for me and looks to be staying that way into 2018 with new software. And, of course, for years more with a backlog of some pretty meaty games.
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  • Avatar for Jonnyboy407 #4 Jonnyboy407 10 months ago
    @hamfighter I think that Kirby game got moved to 2018 - if it's the same one as in the E3 spotlight.

    Either way, totally agree! 3DS lives!
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  • Avatar for Jonnyboy407 #5 Jonnyboy407 10 months ago
    The minion stuff in the game looks pretty rad
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