Nintendo announces Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U

Nintendo has today announced a new entry in the much-loved Paper Mario series, marking the first time the series has made an appearance on the Wii U console.

The new title, Paper Mario: Color Splash, sees the paper plumber have a brush with paint - except instead of cleaning it up as in Super Mario Sunshine, Mario is now the one spreading paint around to add a dash of color to the world around him.

The title appears to feature paint-based twists on the familiar Paper Mario gameplay both in and out of battle, though initial details during today's Nintendo Direct stream were scant.

The title will launch later this year - check out the first media from it below.

Paper Mario: Color Splash Screenshots