The ESRB has rated Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The game, which was announced last year and given a “2024” release window, has received an “E for Everyone” rating suggesting it might release a lot earlier than expected.
Usually, these game ratings don’t arrive until a video game is close to its expected launch window. A game won’t be rated a year before its launch, for example. They get rated a few months or perhaps weeks before being released to the public. That way, the ESRB can assess the content of the game and provide an accurate rating to the public. The “content” in the game also needs to be compiled and finalized to get assessed.
Nintendo hasn’t said anything about Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door since its initial reveal. It was announced back in September and confirmed to be a direct remaster of the classic GameCube game. The original game launched back in 2004 and is likely still the highest-rated and most-loved Paper Mario game in the series.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door joins the last handful of games on its way to the Nintendo Switch platform before the company announces and launches its new gaming device. Little is known about the Switch successor at this time. However, leaked reports claim it will rely on DLSS upscaling to deliver higher-resolution games in its portable mode. Reports claim the console will pack the power of a PS4 but in a portable package.