Mario just got his strongest ally ever: himself.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is a new 3DS role-playing game due out in the spring. This game combines the action of the two existing Mario role-playing franchises. It has you controlling Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario. And your attacks will, of course, combine all the abilities of the three characters.

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Some of the more devastating attacks in the game will actually have Mario and Luigi piloting Paper Mario like he is a giant mech. It looks like a great time.

This mashup of the two Mario RPG games comes years after the two established franchises split off from the original Super Mario RPG for the Super Nintendo. Both have their fans, but now those games will work together to keep gamers happy.

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