Rumor: Nintendo partnering with Kellogg’s on Super Mario Cereal, works as an amiibo
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in General Nintendo, Rumors | 49 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: Reader mariobitsize passed along messages received from Kellog’s earlier today, which we’ve added in below. Apparently this cereal “is hitting store shelves now” and “a limited number” will have the amiibo sticker. Either this is an elaborate fake, or it’s indeed happening. We’ll keep an eye on the situation.
Original: New Super Mario Cereal could be coming up in the future from Kellogg’s. Cerealously claims to have obtained a box image of the product. The cereal itself will apparently feature oat pieces with colored marshmallow shapes, including Super Mushrooms, 1-Up Mushrooms, and ? Boxes.
What might be even more noteworthy here is that the cereal itself can apparently be used as an amiibo. The box teases functionality with Super Mario Odyssey.
Cerealously does believe that the cereal is legitimate, but there’s also the possibility that it could be just a prototype. If it is the real deal, this would definitely be interesting.
We cerealously appreciate your continued interest in seeing a Nintendo cereal, Chris! We hope you’ll keep an eye out for the new Super Mario Cereal that is hitting store shelves now. This star-shaped cereal features Super Mario-inspired marshmallows, and a limited number of packages will have an amiibo powerup sticker that can be used on the Super Mario Odyssey game with the Nintendo Switch gaming console.
… The product’s name is simply “Super Mario Cereal,” and as it’s just coming to stores now, it may take some time to arrive in your area. It can be helpful to check in with managers at your local stores for availability information – or to see if they can order it in for you…
Fire Emblem Heroes update out now (version 2.0.0) – Book II, Weapon Refinery, more
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in Mobile, News | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
The next major Fire Emblem Heroes has started to launch. It’s officially live on Google Play for Android users. It’s also in the process of rolling out on iOS, and should be up very shortly.
Today’s update brings Fire Emblem Heroes to version 2.0.0. It introduces new story content, features, and more.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp estimated to have surpassed 15 million downloads
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in Mobile, News | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
Just how well is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp doing? Based on data from Sensor Tower, the game has crossed 15 million downloads worldwide.
Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first mobile game, had 32 million downloads during its first six days on the App Store and Google Play (where it launched on December 15, 2016 and March 23, 2017, respectively. However, Nintendo’s second mobile title Fire Emblem Heroes achieved a lower number of seven million downloads within its first six days.
Release date: November 14, 2017
Developer: Psyonix / Panic Button
Rocket League has seen tremendous growth in popularity and players over the past few years since its original release, and also now cements itself as one of the largest eSports franchises in the world. At the same time, it remains easy to pick up and play for the casual gamer to enjoy. Although we’ve seen a surge in online multiplayer titles for quite awhile now, Rocket League maintains a dedicated and respectful consumer base thanks to its low cost of entry, hours of fun, and, most importantly, no pay-to-win nonsense. The cars won’t run faster, but having something like the Batmobile will definitely make you look cooler than most out on the field (besides the incredible Metroid car, of course).
Valkyria Chronicles 4 producer on when development started, what makes this entry different, Canvas system, more
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch | 13 Comments | 0 Likes
Following the announcement of Valkyria Chronicles 4, SEGA posted an official interview. Producer Kei Mikami was brought in to talk about the project.
Mikami spoke about a few different topics pertaining to Valkyria Chronicles 4. These include when development started, what makes this entry different from past titles, the new Canvas system, and more.
You can read the full Q&A with Mikami below.
GameStop on the positive sales impact of Switch, strong demand to continue, pre-owned sales talk
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
GameStop reported its Q3 financial results this week. The retailer said that Switch has experienced “continued momentum” and help drive an 8.8% increase in hardware sales last quarter. Additional details about the impact of Switch were shared during a financial call.
According to CFO Rob Lloyd, GameStop still has the “market leading share on Switch and the highest attaching the industry.” Additionally, “GameStop has leading Switch hardware and software market share in the U.S. and in most of our international markets.”
[Let’s Talk] Favorite kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in Let's Talk, Switch | 22 Comments | 0 Likes
It’s crazy to think about, but Super Mario Odyssey has already been around for a month. At this point, many of you have likely completed the game – or at least reached the ending. That probably means you’ve seen a good chunk of what the game has to offer when it comes to kingdoms.
Kingdoms are obviously a huge part of Super Mario Odyssey. Each area is very distinct and has its own challenges. Some are big, a couple are small, and others fall right in the middle.
Out of the kingdoms you’ve traveled to thus far, which ones are you favorite? And on the opposite end of the spectrum, are there any that you’re not a fan of in particular? Let us know how you feel below. If you’re reading other comments, be warned that there may be possible spoilers.
Highlights from last week’s topic: What would you want out of an animated Mario movie?
Slain: Back From Hell coming to Switch
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Some of you may remember Slain, a game we covered on the site a number of times in the past. The game was slated for Wii U. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after Digerati Distribution decided that sales on the system were “just too weak to justify the port”.
Wii U is mostly out of the picture at the point, but Nintendo does have a new console on the market. Digerati Distribution seems to be taking advantage of the opportunity, and Slain: Back From Hell is coming to Switch. A listing on the European eShop reveals the news.
We have the following overview and trailer from the listing:
Super Mario Odyssey producer on approach to development, theme song, Pauline, higher age rating, more
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in News, Switch | 23 Comments | 0 Likes
Around the launch of Super Mario Odyssey, Japanese website 4Gamer conducted an interview with producer Yoshiaki Koizumi. It was a pretty big discussion, with Koziumi touching on all sorts of points. He talked about how Nintendo went about developing the game, the “Jump Up, Super Star” theme song, Pauline’s inclusion (an interesting note on Nintendo’s original plans for her), the higher age rating compared to past titles, and more.
Towards the start of the interview, when asked about the theme of Super Mario Odyssey being “journey”, Koizumi first described that their initial concept was to make “a new Mario that continues to stick in people’s minds” and they thought of new ideas that couldn’t be put into past Mario games. Among them, the one that can be put in rather well was the term “journey”.
Zelda concert producer has created a proposal for a Mario symphony, says Super Smash Symphony is “too complicated”
Posted 1 month ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Jason Michael Paul has been producing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert for the past several years. It’s the only major concert has done, but it’s not for a lack of interest.
Earlier in the year, Paul said he wanted to make a Nintendo All Star concert. In a new interview with GamesIndustry, he also stated that ht’s created a proposal for a Super Mario symphony that he hopes will stick. Unfortunately, Paul noted that his idea for a Super Smash Symphony won’t happen since it’s “too complicated.”