Paper Mario Remake in the Works by Adoring Fan

If there’s one group of people you can always count on to invest thousands of hours into a project that will likely result in a lawsuit or financial troubles: it’s the gaming community. And while more often than not these large-scale ambitions fizzle and die, when they succeed it’s almost overwhelmingly heartwarming.

Enter ‘New Paper Mario‘, a fan-made title by Swiss game design student “Nelde.”

The project’s end-goal is to replace every texture in the colorful, story-book Nintendo title and ensure its availability on any well-functioning N64 emulator. According to Nelde, the project was started in 2010 and is still “nowhere close to being completed,” though the video below certainly speaks highly of the work.

Check out the teaser below: