A game-breaking bug is halting players’ adventures 20 to 30 hours into Paper Mario: The Origami King. The RPG’s driving narrative force revolves around Princess Peach and her castle being held in place by enormous streamers atop a distant mountain. It’s up to Mario to rescue the princess from the game’s titular villain by travelling to different locations within the Mushroom Kingdom in order to destroy all five streamers.
As YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently detailed, a game-breaking bug can destroy a players’ save file on the fifth and final streamer, leaving those affected by the issue with the option to either delete their save and start again or wait for Nintendo to resolve the bug with a forthcoming patch.
Polygon reached out to Nintendo and were told that the studio is currently working on such a fix. “We are aware of reports about issues affecting some players of Paper Mario: The Origami King,” a representative from the company said. “We are working to resolve these issues and plan to address them in a software update. We apologize for any inconvenience.”