Nintendo has announced that Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey will release for the 3DS on Jan. 11, 2019. The game is a remake of the 2009 Nintendo DS title, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story. In addition to the original game, the updated 3DS version will include a brand new side story, Bowser Jr.’s Journey. Although the title is partially a 3DS port, the packaged games will play entirely in 2D.
Bowser’s Inside Story is the third entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series developed by AlphaDream. A bizarre entry in the series, the game follows Mario and Luigi who’ve been inhaled into the body of Bowser. Unaware of the brothers in his body, Bowser must stop the evil Fawful from taking control of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Bowser Jr.’s Journey, however, is a new side story companion to the core game. The story will follow Bowser Jr. as he assembles his army, and “causes chaos (in the best way possible).”
In addition to the release date announcement came a slew of new, tiny 3DS screenshots.
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