The title from WayForward is a franchise new to the developer.
Earlier today, we got word there there could be a Nintendo Direct coming later this month. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but before that, Nintendo has dropped a surprise announcement that they will be having another video that’s totally unexpected: the return of Nintendo Treehouse.
Nintendo Treehouse was Nintendo’s E3 highlight show that had various Nintendo employees showcasing games, usually ones announced at the E3 Direct of that year. It seems this one will feature gameplay from Paper Mario: The Origami King, which releases next week, and then a new game from WayForward. The wording there is interesting as the game is to be a franchise ‘new to the developer’ as opposed to a new franchise, seeming to hint that this is a pre-existing series.
WayForward is primarily known for their Shantae series, but have remained prolific across multiple titles throughout the years. Could they be involved with making a game from a Nintendo IP? We will found out tomorrow, and you can see the details below.
Check out gameplay of the upcoming game #PaperMario: The Origami King tomorrow 7/10 at 10am PT on #NintendoTreehouseLive | July 2020. Plus, we'll feature a first reveal and gameplay for a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward!https://t.co/pWziqZZPd3 pic.twitter.com/ZeubOStUtD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 9, 2020