New Paper Mario, Children of Mana get dates

[UPDATE] Nintendo sets release days for Super Paper Mario, Children of Mana, Clubhouse Games; trio of games coming this October.

Gamers are often filled in on the "what" before they are on the "when." Announcements of titles can come stacked with screenshots, a trailer, and gameplay details, giving people a great idea of what the game is about. But when gamers want to know when they can get the game, they're often met with "sometime next year," "winter 2006," or an equally vague date.

Today, Nintendo nailed down a few release dates for some upcoming games, giving fans a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping lists.

The biggest game of the bunch is the new version of Paper Mario, which slyly snuck into Nintendo's E3 press materials but didn't make a personal appearance at the show. Super Paper Mario for the GameCube is now set for release on October 9, slightly earlier than most expected as details on the game are still slim. The game brings the series into another dimension, fusing the familiar 2D gaming with some 3D graphics. More information on the game is available at GameSpot's preview.

Many Square Enix fans have been racking their brains trying to figure out whether or not to import the Japanese version of Children of Mana for the DS, which was released in March. If said gamers can wait until late October, they can get the US version and skip those Japanese language classes. Children of Mana will be released on October 30, the same day as Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl. [UPDATE] Nintendo has since changed Pokemon Ranger's date from October 30 to "TBD." However, the company's Web site still listed the game's release date as October 30 as of press time.

Finally, Clubhouse Games from developer Agenda will be released on October 9. The DS title is a collection of 20 board, card, and party games including Texas Hold 'Em Poker, Darts, and Checkers, and features an in-game PictoChat-like feature for trash talking without making a sound.

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132 comments
Willy105
Willy105

So Super Paper Maario coming to Wii? It's December, and the game still hasn't not come out.

juffalo
juffalo

nice i love the paper mario series

leonheart_z
leonheart_z

come..so this console is still alive...oh..what do we have here..paper mario...awww man?..i can see a 3yr old wiiiin with delight!

KingKoop
KingKoop

I'm not bothered reallt Mario has..is.. and always will be a platformer, even SSB you could almost class as a platforming Beat Em Up' it's where the little guy belongs.

xeros89
xeros89

In case some didn't know, Super Paper Mario won't follow the RPG tradition of previous Paper Mario games, such as 'Paper Mario' for the N64 and 'Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door' for the GC. Read again: Super Paper Mario will NOT be an RPG. It's gonna be a platformer, probably along the lines of...Mario games, you know. So, not an RPG, and a damn shame if you ask me.

powerframe8
powerframe8

I cannot believe Nintendo cancelled Super Paper Mario for the cube. Those asholes. Nintendo, you might think that i'll just go ahead and buy a damn Wii to play that game, but think again! I'll be happy beating Giest and playing the GAMECUBE version of LoZ TP. The gamecubes life is over, i'm just in denial.

elemntsk8r111
elemntsk8r111

besides this news post, this game has completely vanished from the GC section and is only in the Wii section....

bubblepaul
bubblepaul

Many areas can now be explored because of the Wii's capabilities, i look forward to playing it

thepeter
thepeter

Paper mario will sell even more when the Wii comes out aswell, too bad i haven't played any of them yet.

SUB-ZERO999
SUB-ZERO999

me likey boucny me likey bouncy eat them up yum yum SWEEET! this game is going to rox!

jmegasite
jmegasite

But, they must have something small they want to say. I've been waiting forever to get some new news for the gamecube. *sigh*

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

the problem is that its taking everything theyve got to make the wii a good console

jmegasite
jmegasite

OKAY!! THAT'S IT!!! THIS IS TOTALLY PATHETIC!!!! COME ONE!!! GET SOME NEW NEWS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!

wickerman2004
wickerman2004

wow - this article was posted MAY 30th...its uh...SEPTEMBER 3rd!!!!!!!!!!! think it might be time to maybe write a new piece?

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

I hope they put some new news up sometime soon

Rengoku2TSTH
Rengoku2TSTH

MORE MARIO?! Man.... Nintendo makes to many Mario titles, I mean waaaaay to many. What now? Mario sits on toilet? Mario Drives? Mario who picked his nose and his butt? Nintendo needs newer games.

jmegasite
jmegasite

This is interesting, but don't they have any other news besides this? This has been here forever!!!! It's driving me crazy!

kenerhai
kenerhai

why must i wait for a new pokemon game? theyre all the same, just add some new monsters, change the names of places and add a few things!!

thps48
thps48

I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally doubt SPM is coming out in 2007 super fly (if you said that. If not ignore this comment)

homiejoe
homiejoe

I really want to play Super Paper Mario but it seems im the only Chilren of Mana but whatever that game is going to kickass

JRacer524
JRacer524

I am looking forward to renting Super Paper Mario in October.

LordelX
LordelX

Hasn't Super Paper Mario been pushed back to Q1 2007?

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

OMG this news is still here, dang this has to be changed

wildsoul0509
wildsoul0509

great i like paper Mario the thousand year door and i hope this one be that good

speculative
speculative

This is great news. Too bad they couldn't have released more games like this sooner into the GC's lifespan though! Gamecube's library is about equal to the Dreamcast's library, and that system wasn't around for nearly as long...

gamekingb13
gamekingb13

the gamecube well go with its final words

LINK2K9
LINK2K9

Sorry Nintendo, I'll be to busy with Final Fantasy III, Okami, and Final Fantasy XII. I'll pick up Super Paper Mario and Child of Mana later, though.

usyagi_2004
usyagi_2004

Nintendo is jus filnishing off well and then it is gonna kill ps3. I look forward to have a wii in addition to my 360

sundown70
sundown70

i think gc deserves to go out with a bang....it deserves a lot more credit than it got....i'm really look forward to owning the wii Wii60 is my next gen combo of choice!!!!

Dragonsfire0206
Dragonsfire0206

DamasterofTime: I hate Paper Mario games so.............................. NO NINTENDO! BAD MISTAKE! Dude, just becuase you dislike the game doesn't mean it's a mistake.

lgoldberg
lgoldberg

I wish Nintendo would realese somthing rather like call of duty or medal of honor.

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

But this is good for nintendo, well when i hear nintendo i think of the mario bros, I never really had a problem with their games, i just never got into them... i like games with a bit more violence, nintendos games are games that you should play when you want to relax or something like that I never too much struggled with their games, but super smash bros whooo i played the crap out of that game, that is and always will be one of my fav games....thanks nintendo this should really help nintendo... i know that alot of people love paper mario.

gskehans97
gskehans97

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ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

They should make one more game rated M before the wii is released, that would be interested, something incredible like RE 4 was.

sexydaniboy
sexydaniboy

Paper Mario!! w00t! I wonder what's the plotline...

urluckyday
urluckyday

Good stuff...oh and those who have forgotten how to have fun...enjoy your 600 dollar PS3...us over at microsoft and nintendo are gonna have more fun for less price...and this just shows it...

flyeastguy
flyeastguy

Children of Mana is just a great US release, I think the Mana series has enough fanfare to justify releasing it here. It's a great franchise and the DS title looks quite polished!

drollia
drollia

sounds exciting, the first paper mario was good, so i expect this one is going to be even better

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

Oh great, more games for six year-olds. Ditto, here.

alwaysdeath
alwaysdeath

I'm going to be re-addicted to Paper Mario all over again... Yay!

magnolio369
magnolio369

i agree with masterlink43 the other two are awesome! and i can't wait for this one!