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Update (12/28): The Corrin figma is now up for pre-order on Play-Asia here. The Nendoroid is here. Pre-orders end on January 25.


Original (12/26): Pre-orders are now starting to open for the female Corrin figma and Nendoroid.

Over at Good Smile, reserve the figma here and Nendoroid here. Pre-orders end on January 26. Also note that Good Smile is offering the Blazing Yato with the Corrin figma.

AmiAmi also has pre-orders open. Get the figma here and Nendroid here

There’s nothing available at Play-Asia yet. When that changes, we’ll let you know.

Here are some photos of the Corrin figma and Nendoroid:

Thanks to KobobKC for the tip.

Today, 4Gamer put up an extensive article containing end-of-year creator interviews with various Japanese developers. Representatives from Atlus, Capcom, Inti Creates, Arc System Works, SEGA, Marvelous, Level-5, and more were included. Comments pertained to franchises such as Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, The Great Ace Attorney 2, among others. There was even one developer from Arc System Works who mentioned wanting to announce a game in a Nintendo Direct.

We’ve picked out the Nintendo-related comments below. Gematsu has even more developers here.

The Nintendo Accounts website has been updated with a new page containing a QR code for registered members. By using it, you can “check in at select Nintendo events and locations.”

Now, what’s the purpose of this? “Checking in gives you access to exclusive My Nintendo member benefits that may be available,” Nintendo says. It’s worth noting that benefits will vary, and details will be shared in the future.

You can access your unique QR code here.

As we initially learned at the very end of November, a new wave of Mario toys will be offered at McDonald’s Japan in Happy Meals beginning on January 6. We now have a commercial for the promotion below.

Nintendo is starting to starting to branch out in a number of new ways. We’ve seen that through the company’s partnership with Universal Studios, for example. We’ve also heard about Nintendo’s new interest in video content. Movies and TV shows seem to be in the pipeline.

When it comes to video content, Nickelodeon could be one partner Nintendo is teaming up with. Fred Seibert of Frederation Studios – an animation company that has worked on Fairly Oddparents and Adventure Time – made this intriguing comment on the latest episode of Nick Animation Podcast:

“We have a project now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years, that we’ve had in our shop for twelve years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.”

Seibert didn’t label Nintendo specifically, but there aren’t a massive amount of names that would fit the description here. Something like Mario would definitely make sense – that franchise has been around for thirty years, and has very recognizable characters. Could we see something like a Mario series on Nickelodeon down the road?

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Earlier this month, Nintendo registered a new Japanese trademark for the image of the Super Famicom controller. It was officially filed on December 5.

The trademark has Japanese blogs filled to the brim with speculation that it could have something to do with a potential SNES Classic Edition. With the success of the NES Classic Edition, that may not be out of the question. Only time will tell if this is a protective filing or something more.

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Over the past few days, holiday greetings have been coming in from a bunch of companies. Nintendo’s various branches – and franchise-specific accounts – have been sending out various messages and images. There have also been tweets from Pokemon, Sonic, Yacht Club Games, and more. We’ve rounded up the various messages below.

First 4 Figures is teasing plans for a new figure based on Meta Ridley from the Metroid franchise. Specific details are unknown at present, but we should be hearing more in the new year.

To celebrate the Meta Ridley news, First 4 Figures is giving away 1,000 F4F Reward Points to five winners. Points can be used as cash towards a future purchase. To enter, join the First4Figures Official Collectors Club and fill in the form here. Winners will be selected on January 25.

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Nintendo has a solid stable of franchises ranging from Mario to Zelda. From time to time though, they’ll introduce something completely new. During the Wii era for example, Nintendo offered up its own take on the shooter genre with Splatoon.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was interviewed during the TV documentary series
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed. As part of that, he was asked how Nintendo decides between using one of its iconic characters or something completely new.

Reggie explained in response:

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda recently made some comments about Pokemon and Switch during an interview with Spanish site MeriStation which gained quite a bit of attention. However, we thought the entire interview might be worth sharing, as it’s interesting in its own right. And thankfully, Nintendo Everything reader Gumbatei was up to the task of translating the comments into English.

Masuda, along with Shigeru Ohmori, talked a fair amount about Pokemon Sun/Moon and the series in general. The two talked about Alola Forms and whether they’ll return, the future of the franchise, and more. A question was also asked about potential Pokemon Diamond/Pearl remakes, but the response is about what you’d expect.

Head past the break for the translated comments from Masuda and Ohmori.

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