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Nintendo announces remake of Super Mario RPG

UPDATE: Original composer returns.

Super Mario RPG  - Mario holds up a star while Peach, Mallow, Geno and Bowser look on.
Image credit: Nintendo

UPDATE 22/6/23: Yoko Shimomura, the original composer for Super Mario RPG, has confirmed she will return for the remake.

"I am in charge of the music for the remake version of Super Mario RPG announced at the Nintendo Direct today," she said on Twitter (via Google translate).

"I put all my heart into arranging all the songs, hoping that both the fans of the original and those playing for the first time can enjoy it!"

Not only is the original game beloved, but Shimomura herself is too. Her other work includes music for Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter 2, the Mario & Luigi games, and most recently Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (with Grant Kirkhope and Gareth Coker).

ORIGINAL STORY 21/6/23: At today's Nintendo Direct, the company announced a remake of SNES classic Super Mario RPG.

Originally released in 1996, it was developer by (then) Squaresoft and was the start of the Mario RPG series that led to the Paper Mario games.

It's coming to Switch on 17th November this year.

Super Mario RPG - Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023Watch on YouTube

The trailer shows the classic isometric perspective but now given a lick of HD goodness.

The game is known for introducing new characters Geno and Mallow - and this will have Birdo too!

Fans have been hoping the original game would arrive on Nintendo Switch Online, but now we're getting a full remake instead!

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