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Update 2 (2/23): Super Mario Encyclopedia pre-orders are now 40% off on Amazon (thanks Tenakira). It’s also now up on Amazon Canada at 26% off.

Update: Amazon has this up for pre-order here.

Original (2/19): The Super Mario Encyclopedia originally debuted in Japan back in October 2015. Three years later, the book is finally getting an English localization.

Dark Horse is continuing its relationship with Nintendo by handling the Super Mario Encyclopedia for western publishing. It offers a look at almost every Super Mario game created, starting from Super Mario Bros. up through Super Mario 3D World. You can expect descriptions of enemies, level layouts, tricks and glitches, and guides for finding all the collectibles. There are a total of 256 pages.

The 21st D.I.C.E. Awards were hosted earlier tonight, and it included a special honor for Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, who spent 45 years with the company. Takeda was presented with the show’s seventh Lifetime Achievement Award. The full presentation, including Takeda’s speech, can be seen below.

As for the other awards, many Nintendo-related titles were selected across various categories. The big winner was Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which received a total of four selections, including Game of the Year.

Continue on below for the full lineup of winners.

Nintendo and Bloomingdale’s have revealed a new “Let’s Play” campaign that will begin next month. Exclusive merchandise, in-store events, and activations will be featured as part of the promotion. The campaign will launch on March 10 and product will be available in select stores and at

The men’s collection will include apparel, furnishings, and accessories by Sovereign Code, Onia, Original Penguin, Gitman Vintage, Barneys Cool, Bricktown, and Herschel. Also planned are S’well water bottles and Sunnylife ping-pong paddles adorned with classic Super Mario character images, along with Funboy inflatable tubes. Select Bloomingdale’s outlets will also feature Let’s Play pop-up shops that feature gaming stations where shoppers can try their hand at classic Nintendo games.

SEGA and Paramount Pictures have made the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie official. The film will debut in the United States on November 15, 2019, with other territories to follow.

Neal H. Moritz (Fast and Furious series) from Original Film Inc. will be producing. Jeff Fowler will be directing. Also on board is executive producer Tim Miller (director of Deadpool and owner of animation and CG production company Blur Studio).

You can read today’s full announcement below.

Once you’ve pre-loaded a game from the eShop, you’re locked in to the purchase. There’s no way to cancel the pre-order prior to release. Because of this, Nintendo is now facing heat from the Norwegian Consumer Council.

PressFire obtained a letter sent to Nintendo in which the Council asks for clarification on how to cancel digital pre-orders or create a way to do so as soon as possible. As Polygon notes, Nintendo’s current policy goes against the 2011 Consumer Rights Directive that grants “a higher level of protection for consumers … in their own country or elsewhere in the EU.”

When we last heard about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie’s tentative release date, the film was planned for 2018. However, since then, the movie rights have shifted from Sony to Paramount, and now it appears the release window has been moved back. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sonic the Hedgehog will be opening November 15, 2019.


GameStop has once again restocked the Super NES Classic Edition. If you’d like to place an order, do so here. GameStop is one of the few retailers with regular restocks of the SNES Classic, so hopefully those who are looking for a unit will be able to secure one.

Following changes made to YouTube in January, Nintendo has laid out how these changes will reshape the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) in an email sent out to NCP members. Specifically, eligibility requirements have been reworked. Current channels involved with NCP who do not meet the new requirements will be deactivated from the program. See the updates in full below:

The latest European episode of The Cat Mario Show has gone live on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. You can watch it below.

Japanese outlet Entertainment Station published two new interviews with Yusuke Soejima and Park Masashi who lead the way on Nintendo’s indie efforts in Japan. When asked about the difference between indie games and conventional titles and how they’re recognized, Masashi stated that they’re viewed equally.

Masashi told Entertainment Station (via Fukuzatsu):

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