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There was plenty of Nintendo fun on The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon today. Aside from the games themselves – Super Mario Run and Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch – Shigeru Miyamoto also performed the Super Mario Bros. theme with The Roots. View it below.

Reggie Fils-Aime won’t be the only Nintendo bigwig appearing on The Tonight Show in just a short while. In a brief video – posted below – we can also see that Shigeru Miyamoto stopped by.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon begins at 11:35 PM. Nintendo’s segment, featuring Super Mario Run, can appear at any time. We’ll post it on the site once it’s online.

Update: The restock has now been confirmed for December 20 – see the updated email below.

Original: Best Buy is sending out emails to consumers about an impending NES Classic Edition restock. We know that it’s happening soon – it’s just a matter of when.

Unfortunately, Best Buy made some sort of error in its email. It first mentions “tomorrow” (December 8), followed by December 20 right after that. I’d say the latter is a more likely bet, but a restock tomorrow isn’t entirely out of the question.

We’ll let you know if Best Buy clarifies the situation at all.


Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will be appearing on The Tonight Show several hours from now. The company’s Twitter page has now acknowledged this, and is putting expectations in check as well.

Reggie’s primary purpose is to show off Super Mario Run. That means we should be seeing some new gameplay of the mobile title.

Super Mario Run is just over a week away – it launches on December 15.


The NES Classic Edition, otherwise known as the Nintendo Classic Mini, is off to a fast start in France. While 100,000 units were shipped, that wasn’t enough to meet demand. Nintendo sold through all of its pre-orders and wasn’t really able to sell the hardware through other means due to a lack of stock.

Part of the NES Classic Edition’s success can be attributed to its demographic. Rather than core gamers, the average consumer has expressed the most interest.

Nintendo remains committed to sending out more NES Classic Edition units to retailers, including France. Shipments will continue this month and into 2017.


Nintendo of Europe out a new video together which goes over the history of Fire Emblem. We’ve posted it for your convenience below.

The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

Amazon intends to make “a couple exciting announcements” for the NES Classic Edition. One of the retailer’s Twitter account mentioned the news, while adding that consumers can expect to hear something “in the coming week.”

The tweet reads:

At the very least, it’d make sense if one of these announcements were about a restock. We’ll have to wait and see what Amazon has in store beyond that.


Plenty of NES Classic Edition accessories have shipped since the hardware’s launch, with even more on the way. Retro Fighters is now planning its own peripheral. Next month, the “Retro Fighters Pro Retro Adapter” will be available.

An Amazon listing provides the following description:

“The Retro Fighters Pro Retro Adapter allows gamers to play their classic NES accessories and controllers on the NES Classic Edition / Wii U / Wii. Simply plug in your favorite retro NES gaming peripherals into the adapter and plug the Wii plug into your NES Classic Edition, for Wii U/ Wii, plug into your Wii Remote. Now you can play your favorite games using original classic gaming accessories!”

Two players are supported when using the Retro Fighters Pro Retro Adapter. The Amazon listing further notes that it is compatible with “original and 3rd party NES accessories, controllers and joysticks”, though “some functionality may vary”.

The Retro Fighters Pro Retro Adapter is slated for January 15. Pricing is set at $14.99.


Believe it or not, LetsPlayVideoGames isn’t finished with its Nintendo rumors for the day. This time around, the site shares some information about an unconfirmed pitch from Koei Tecmo.

The Japanese company, who previously worked on Hyrule Warriors (and Legends), allegedly made a pitch for a Star Fox-themed Warriors title. Melee combat would have been the focus with some space dogfighting segments mixed in. Motion controls would have been absent, “focused on alternating missions between ground combat and a simplified space combat system designed to be simple to control and visually over the top.” It would have been comparable to Hyrule Warriors in many ways.

Nintendo is said to have turned down the pitch “due to questions regarding the future of the brand.” It never left the design stage, and it’s unknown which system it was targeted for.

Despite the Star Fox pitch not progressing, Koei Tecmo remains interested in giving another Nintendo franchise the Warriors treatment. Additionally, Nintendo is apparently open to that as well.


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