We're always up for a bit of Mario platforming action, so we'll certainly be giving our Gamecubes a dusting-off when Super Paper Mario arrives later this year.

Mario's final Cube outing (or at least, we think it is) takes the old school 2D Mario formula and mixes it up with some 3D environments, and RPG elements swiped from the other Paper Mario games. This time around Mario's not going solo; you can also play as Peach and Bowsert too and by the looks of these screenshots, we reckon you'll be able to switch between them on the fly.

Super Paper Mario is out on October 9 in the US, with a European release hopefully following shortly thereafter.

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