Mike Salbato
E3 2016: Paper Mario: Color Splash Screens & Art to Delight, Terrify Children
Betcha didn't think this game's art would be the one to incite nightmares, didja?
06.19.16 - 2:09 AM

Despite not being featured on the show floor, Nintendo still brought us a bevy of media and information on the next console Paper Mario title, Paper Mario: Color Splash, including a release date! Along with this, we have a nice selection of new media, from colorful screenshots like this one:

Paper Mario: Color Splash Screenshot

...to a surprisingly large collection of paper- and cardboard-styled traditional Mario elements like this crinkly foil-faced gold coin:

Paper Mario: Color Splash Artwork Gold Coin

...to this image that can only be described as "nightmare fuel" below:

Paper Mario: Color Splash Artwork Shy Guy

I don't even... I don't know where to begin. I just don't. Even without the out of place and adult themes implied, this Shy Guy is still consuming the helpless Toad, and ensuring that I do not sleep tonight. Join me in my suffering.

Uh, and look for Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U on October 7 in both North America and Europe. In the meantime, play something a little happier, like Dark Souls III.