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It may not be Friday, but a new episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. Kit and Krysta are joined by Sam from Nintendo Treehouse to show off Metroid: Samus Returns… and the Metroid amiibo. Check out the video below.

The Nintendo World Championships are back. Today, Nintendo announced the Nintendo World Championships 2017, which are set for October 7.

The Nintendo World Championships last took place at E3 2015. This time around, fans will once again be able to compete with each other in a variety of games both recent and retro.

Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You! will be shown in theaters later this year during a two-day special event. Tickets aren’t up just yet, but Fathom Events has a preliminary listing available for locations that will be hosting the film.

The full list is below. We highly doubt this is final, as places like New York aren’t represented just yet. There are close to 100 locations so far though.

As a way of celebrating Dragon Quest X’s fifth anniversary, Square Enix has created a series of short animations based on “‘miraculous’ stories” submitted by players.

The first video, called “The Feeling of a Name”, is attached below. Gematsu also provides us with the following synopsis:

“The Feeling of a Name” opens as a young girl watches her parents enjoy the in-game fireworks celebration for Dragon Quest X‘s fourth anniversary on August 2, 2016. She quietly points out to her father that it looks like everyone has gathered to celebrate Yukina’s birthday. Yukina is the name of her mother’s character, but in a flashback we learn that she was named after their elder daughter, Yukina, who passed away. A year goes by, and we see the father at a cafe, chatting in Dragon Quest X on his laptop, where it is suggested he proposes to his online friends the idea his daughter mentioned a year prior, unbeknownst to his wife. Finally, on August 2, 2017, the family is gathered once again to watch the in-game fireworks celebration for the game’s fifth anniversary. It is then that everyone viewing the fireworks start to wish Yukina a happy 15th birthday, bringing tears to the surprised mother’s eyes. Had she been alive, Yukina would have turned 15 years old that day.


At Japan Expo in France, The Art of Legend of Zelda Series Masterclass was held with series producer Eiji Aonuma, art director Satoru Takizawa, and illustrator Yusuke Nakano. Thanks to Nintendo UK, the full event is now online with English subtitles. Check it out below.

We may not have to wait much longer for Thimbleweed Park on Switch. In a tweet sent out to one fan, creator Ron Gilbert said that the team is targeting a release this month or next month.

The tweet reads:

Thimbleweed Park is a point-and-click adventure game that follows up on classics like The Secret of Monkey Island. Gilbert worked on the project along with Gary Winnick, who was also involved with the old titles at Lucasfilm Games.


Kirby’s big 25th anniversary is this year. In honor of the franchise, Nintendo Australia is celebrating the character and the franchise as a whole throughout the month. In the video below, favorite Kirby memories are shared.

We recently came across an interview French website Gamekult conducted at E3. The site caught up with Philippe Lavoué, managing director of Nintendo France. Since we felt it was interesting enough, we decided to go ahead with a full, proper translation.

In the interview, Lavoué touched on many different topics. This includes Switch and third-parties (more games are coming), mobile, and the staying power of amiibo.

We’ve posted the fully translated interview below. Just keep in mind the context of when it was conducted – specifically for questions such as a NES Classic Edition followup.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play the Nintendo themed Monopoly Gamer. Check out the full episode below.

Today, Nintendo has detailed its plans for Insomnia61, the biggest gaming festival in the UK. Taking place 25th–28th August 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, the biggest draw for fans will likely be Super Mario Odyssey, which will be playable at Nintendo’s booth. Attendees can also try out other Switch games, such as Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and Pokken Tournament DX.

In addition to that, Nintendo is also putting a big emphasis on competitive gaming. Nintendo is hosting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament on Friday, August 25th, and a Splatoon 2 tournament on Saturday, August 26th. If you want to take part in them, you can sign up for them right there on the show floor. Finally, Nintendo is hosting the Nintendo Players UK ARMS Invitational on Sunday, August 27th. This one isn’t open to everyone, but instead will feature 16 of the UK’s best ARMS players.


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