E3 2009: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's Gory Details

E3 2009: Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's Gory Details


Mario & Luigi “show their intestinal fortitude” in their latest RPG outing on Nintendo DS.

We’ve all been waiting for this Japanese hit to come stateside and now we finally have confirmation that it will be here this fall – just in time for the holidays; imagine that!

In Bowser’s Inside Story, players will once again take on the roles of the dynamic plumbing duo as they scour the inner sanctum of Bowser’s colon.

“In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser™ into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario™, Luigi™ and Princess Peach™! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?”

Fact Sheet:

Platform: Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi
Genre: Action Role-Playing Game
Players: 1
Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Release: Fall 2009
Developer: Nintendo/Alpha Dream
Suggested Retail Price: TBD


• Players are in control of two separate storylines. One features Bowser and his efforts to stop an arch-villain from taking over his castle. Meanwhile, inside Bowser, the microbe-sized Mario & Luigi must muscle their way through challenges and keep their nerve if they want to find a way out. They take action to control Bowser from the inside – but without his knowledge.

• Players can switch between storylines at will. What happens inside Bowser affects what he’s doing on the outside. Sometimes Mario & Luigi must solve puzzles and challenges behind the scenes to help Bowser overcome various obstacles and advance the plot.

• Players must make well-timed button presses to enhance their performance during battles and challenges. In some battles, Bowser grows so large that players must turn their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi™ system sideways, blow into the microphone or tap on the touch screen with the stylus to keep up with the action.

• The game features the same hilarious dialogue that has been the hallmark of the Mario & Luigi series.

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