Category: Nintendo News

In the pantheon of creators at Nintendo, you’ll easily spot certain names: Shigeru Miyamoto, Gunpei Yokoi, Masahiro Sakurai. But those more public figures shine with the help of a deep bench of artists and developers working just behind them. One such figure is Takaya Imamura, an artist and designer who began working at the Big N in 1989. Now, after 32 years, Imamura-san has announced via a heartfelt post to his Japanese Facebook page that January 20th 2021 would be…

Having previously only been available in Japan, it is exciting to see these Smash-themed greeting cards available on the US version of the My Nintendo rewards site. In exchange for 400 platinum points, which are gathered through various achievements, users can order a set of greeting cards inspired by the popular invite cards seen in playable character reveal trailers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The set contains three white envelopes, three cards (white, green, and blue), and stickers that resemble…

As Super Mario Bros.‘ 35th Anniversary year draws to a close, Nintendo is sprinkling in some final commemorative releases. In the latest case: a bright red, Mario-themed set of Switch hardware. We’ve seen a small stream of themed Switches in the last couple of years. Notably the elusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Let’s Go Pokemon editions. Most themed bundles, however, contain just a few exclusively-colored bits while most components in the box remain stock. This Mario Red & Blue…

Before his untimely passing in 2015, late Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata was instrumental in many game and console releases, and was both a strong pillar and a beloved friend within the company and worldwide. A talented programmer and a passionate leader, he worked heavily on games and hardware pertaining to the 3DS, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. A book compiling development interviews conducted by Iwata, as well as conversations with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi, was released…

Fans of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will soon have more content to enjoy, as Nintendo just announced new Spirits to be released January 8th. (Spirits are collectibles that grant special abilities and buffs to characters in certain game modes). As regular players likely know, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate holds regular events featuring Spirits and artwork from other games. This event is set to last five days, so those looking to collect all the Hyrule Warriors: Age…

Shigeru Miyamoto is one of most successful and iconic figures in the video game industry. The innovative designer has been a part of Nintendo since 1977 and in the past four decades he has helped create iconic games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. For much of his life, Miyamoto has been a integral part of Nintendo, working as a part of the company through both success and failure. Miyamoto’s long career in video games,…

In the Legend of Zelda series, there are moments that cause us to really reflect or contemplate on heavy subjects and themes. Arguably Majora’s Mask is the best at this, dealing with all sorts of matters such as death, loss, and growing up. Breath of the Wild and to some extent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity also both deal with death quite directly at different moments in the story. Overall, the Zelda series seems to be one of those franchises that…

In a recent interview with Simon Parkin of The New Yorker, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his tenure at Nintendo to his outlook on life itself. It’s hard to believe that he turned 68 this past November and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. From creating iconic franchises like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda to his involvement with the upcoming opening of Super Nintendo World at…

Nintendo of America has announced that a Direct live stream will be taking place later today (December 18th) at 3pm PST/6pm EST! They will be discussing more details about the previously teased Super Nintendo World, an addition to the Universal Studios Japan theme park. So far, we have only seen the inclusion of IP from the Super Mario series at Super Nintendo World, but Nintendo seems to always have something up their sleeves! The Zelda Dungeon team cannot help but…

Too bad adult meals don’t come with toys! Burger King kid’s meals in Australia, Austria, and Germany will soon have toys inspired by popular Nintendo Switch games. Some of the toys featured are from Link’s Awakening, Splatoon, and Animal Crossing. It’s not clear from Burger King’s promotional images what all of the toys do, but the Animal Crossing one looks like a mini-maze for sure. I imagine that the Mario Kart toy is some kind of launching toy, but that’s…