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IGN recently spoke with Brian Fargo to talk about the PC game Mario Teaches Typing from way back in 1991. You can hear below about how the creator of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing wasn’t pleased with the competition, and how Nintendo ended things after another company came out with a Mario product that didn’t meet the company’s standards.

GameStop has most of the original Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo in stock right now. The only one missing is the Bokoblin. Both versions of Link, Zelda, and the Guardian are up here.

Nintendo will be promoting Switch in a big way at Kansai International Airport. On Friday, Nintendo will have a special area where visitors can try out Switch, 3DS, and mobile games. A Mario statue will also be on hand where people can take pictures. If that wasn’t enough, Mario advertising and images will be plastered throughout the airport.

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New rewards have been added to My Nintendo in Europe – specifically, four new PC & smartphone wallpapers featuring the fighters from ARMS. They cost 50 Platinum Points each and can be obtained here.

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has a great deal of admiration within the Nintendo community. Between his initial appearance when he joined the company in 2004 to his famous “My body is ready” quote, fans have really become attached to him.

CBC recently asked Reggie about what it’s like having his fans and becoming a meme in a way. Regarding this, he noted:

“I was a fan and a player before I was an executive with the company. I grew up playing the Super Nintendo. My favourite game is The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. And for me, it was serendipity.

I think what our fans see is someone who loves the content, who loves the company. I’m passionate about what I do. I’m fortunate that some very creative things come out of my mouth, and then the fan base just takes it and runs with it. It’s been a fantastic journey, now coming up on almost 14 years.”

Walmart has opened pre-orders for all of the new amiibo announced this past week. You can now reserve the latest Zelda, Metroid, Mario, and Fire Emblem figures.

Here’s the roundup:

Daruk
Mipha
Urbosa
Revali
Metroid amiibo 2-pack
Super Mario Odyssey amiibo 3-pack
Goomba
Koopa Troopa
Mario (Wedding Outfit)
Bowser (Wedding Outfit)
Peach (Wedding Outfit)
Chrom
Tiki

Game Informer caught up with two of the developers working on Metroid: Samus Returns at this year’s E3. The site spoke with Nintendo producer Yoshio Sakamoto and José Luis Márquez of MercurySteam.

During the conversations, there was talk about why Metroid II is being remade and bringing back 2D Metroid. Sakamoto was also asked to clarify the story of making Samus female at the end of the original Metroid.

Continue on below for some excerpts from the interview. The full talk is over at Game Informer.

Nintendo revealed a whole slew of amiibo at E3 this week. Among these were two new Fire Emblem amiibo for Chrom and Tiki.

Thanks to Amazon Japan, we have a look at the packaging. The boxes for both amiibo are above. They’ll be the same in the west, just with the English text for Chrom and Tiki’s names.

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Unconfirmed concept art, renderings, and details surrounding Super Nintendo World are making the rounds. Parkscope has since published a report with apparent insight into what’s staying and what’s been scrapped since those images were created.

Here’s what we know based on the site’s article:

– General layout and original entrance to Super Nintendo World shown
– Enter through Peach’s castle (located roughly where Animal Actors is now) into a large indoor area
– The indoor area would feature a Nintendo World Store, a Pokemon area (not elaborated on), Luigi’s Pizza (don’t think too hard about what they’d do with the other Luigi’s Pizza), a small tea cups like ride with Koopas, and a Bullet Bill TTA-like rid
– Going clockwise around the land is a Kirby young kids area with one ride and a kids wet/dry play area
– Kirby area has apparently been cut
– Donkey Kong Island takes inspiration and setting from the Donkey Kong Country series
– The first attraction is a large kids play area tree fort similar to the one Donkey Kong has at the beginning of each game
– The second attraction is an outdoor coaster using the boom coaster patent
– This coaster will be a new attraction and not a retheme of the Woody Nuthouse coaster
– At this point the coaster is remaining in the final plans
– Unclear if the kids play structure remains
– Mario Kart ride concept has evolved since the initial proposal
– The ride will retain the same scope and scale as the concept art
– There’s a debate about the use of projections and “AR” glasses in the ride to replicate the battle items during racing
– AR will be used to show the shells, bananas, and other items on the track
– Bowser’s Airship ride and Luigi’s Mansion interactive play area shown in concept art
– These concepts seem to be sacrificial lambs for Mario Kart
– When the budget restraints hit these will be the first attractions removed so the Mario Kart ride doesn’t get touched
– Hyrule/The Legend of Zelda area apparently cut from the final plans
– In prior released images you can see a preshow with Princess Zelda and the implementation of the ‘puzzle moving theater’ patent
– Other famous areas from the series like the Great Deku Tree and Kokiri Village show up in the land along with an “interactive area”
– What is not leaked, but expected to be coming to the land, is the Yoshi dark ride
– The Yoshi dark ride will be an all ages ride aboard Yoshi ride vehicles
– Refocus on Mario and Donkey Kong only for Phase 1 the Zelda area
– Smaller attractions, and Kirby area have been jettisoned to future expansions in other parks

And the images in question:

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A new piece of art is now being distributed for Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! We’ve included it above.

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