Princess Peach Showtime Gameplay & Release Date Announced

Princess Peach Showtime will be the first Peach led Mario title in nearly 20 years.


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Announced during the June 2023 Nintendo Direct, the Princess Peach-fronted title finally has a name: Princess Peach Showtime. The new game featuring the iconic princess will be released on March 22, 2024, and Princess Peach will take the lead role in their own game for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Gameplay Features Peach Donning Several New Costumes

During the September 2024 Nintendo Direct, we got a proper look at the gameplay for the upcoming title, which sees Princess Peach invited to a theater where things go wrong thanks to the Wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch. It’s up to Peach and the theater guardian Stella to save the play.

The key feature showcased was Peach costumes. With the help of Stella, Princess Peach is about to change her appearance and grant her new powers to use, including a swordfighter, which she used to battle some enemies. We also see her dressed up as a detective to search for clues, a baker to decorate a cake and a martial artist. We imagine we will see even more in the full game that offers new gameplay options that give the game a ton of variety. Additionally, the trailer showcased a ton of variety in its levels and looks to be an excellent outing for the princess.

This will be the first game led by Princess Peach since their Nintendo DS outing Super Princess Peach in 2005 and is just one of the many Mario-related announcements from the Direct. We also saw Luigi’s Mansion 2 get a remaster for Switch, more details on the Super Mario RPG remake, and a surprise announcement of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remaster for Switch.

If you can’t wait to jump into some Mario-related fun, you can look forward to Super Mario Wonder, which will also start Princess Peach, which releases this October.