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Next weekend, Pokemon Centers in Japan will begin selling special Splatoon T-shirts based on the upcoming Splatfest. Designs for Red (Charizard) and Green (Venusaur) are due out on February 20.

Here are some photos:

Just to reiterate from the previous post, North America and Europe’s Splatfest is Red vs. Blue. In Japan, it’s Red vs. Green.

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We have another look at Magiana thanks to a poster for the upcoming Pokemon movie. As mentioned earlier today, the creature will star in Volcanion and the Ingenious Magiana.

Here’s an overview of the film:

“As Ash and his friends continue their journey, Volcanion drops down from the sky in front of them. Volcanion’s object is to recover Magiana, who has been abducted by the “Azoth Kingdom”, a city of super-machinery. However, Volcanion and Ash have become linked together by a strange (?????). Will the two of them manage to work together and save Magiana?”

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The first shot of Magiana – a brand new Pokemon – has emerged. Get a look at it above.

Magiana is classified as a Man-Made Pokemon. It has a metallic body, with text stating that it was ‘made by human hands’. The Pokemon was created over 500 years ago. No word on its type. Volcanion is chasing Magiana – only it knows Magiana’s secret.

Magiana will be featured in the upcoming movie “Volcanion and the Exquisite Magiana”.

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In celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, various Pokemon merchandise featuring sprites will be going on sale in Japan later this month. Pokemon Centers and Amazon Japan will be offering shirts, hats, stickers, and plenty more starting on February 27.

Here’s the full lineup:

Cushions: ¥2500
Pikachu hat: ¥5900
Not Pikachu hat: ¥5400
T-shirts: ¥1500
Backpack: ¥8200
Bag: ¥6800
Keychain: ¥450
Pen case: ¥800
File folder: ¥280
Hand towel: ¥400
Bigger towel: ¥1000

The gallery below has photos of the different Pokemon sprite goodies.

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The Amazon-exclusive Chibi-Robo amiibo has taken another price dive over the past couple of weeks. You can pick up the figure for just $5 (or $4.83 to be exact). Orders can be placed here.

The Q&A session with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima from the recent Final Results Briefing is now available in English – it can be found here.

We’ve already covered the major areas, but it’s still worth a read.

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Pokemon’s new commercial which aired during the Super Bowl yesterday. Based on data from advertising and social analytics company iSpot.tv, the ad generated 41,000 social interactions last night. 88 percent of the sentiment regarding the ad was positive, GamesBeat reports.

Here’s the 30-second version of the Pokemon Super Bowl commercial:

An interesting note: companies needed to fork over $5 million this year for a 30-second slice of airtime during the Super Bowl.

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Nintendo has uploaded an official version of the Squid Sisters performance at Niconico Tokaigi from January 30th. You can watch the video below:

With PlatinumGames celebrating its tenth anniversary, Japanese magazine Famitsu has a big feature about the studio in its latest issue, including an interview with several staff members. It focuses more on the developer as a whole rather than specific games. There are some interesting Nintendo-related bits from the discussion though.

Hideki Kamiya has only made two games in the last ten years at Platinum. Of course, those are Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101. Kamiya created the original Bayonetta with the following prerequisites: make an original game with hardware you’re touching for the first time with no library, no resources, and no game engine. He wanted to have it published in three years.

Update: Samus from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is also in the works.

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Figure news continues to pour out of Wonder Festival. Max Factory is producing Figma for Link based on his appearance in Twilight Princess HD as well as Samus from Metroid: Other M. You can find images for these two in the gallery below along with Link from Skyward Sword, which was previously announced.

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