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The leadup to Super Nintendo World’s opening at Universal Studios Japan continues. Today, LUCASTUDIOS_USJ shared a few photos of a park crew bus from the theme park.

Super Mario characters are on one side of the bus, and we also have some heavy Mario Kart imagery on the other side. The whole vehicle is decked out in red and blue colors.

Here’s the full set of photos:

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What will be a big aspect of gaming in the future? If you were to ask former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, it would be streaming.

Reggie told Hollywood Reporter that streaming could take off over the next decade. Players will be able to experience any game on any device thanks to advances with the cloud and increase in download speeds.

Best Buy will host a Nintendo Family Fun Day tomorrow, December 14, the retailer has announced. Select stores will hold the even between 1 PM and 4 PM local time.

During Nintendo Family Fun Day, a number of Switch titles will be playable including including Luigi’s Mansion 3, Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Ring Fit Adventure, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo prizes will be handed out as well, and Best Buy says it will have “special offers available on Nintendo gear.”

Over 100 stores will have Switch demos. Find the full list of stores here.

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The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta go on a shopping spree at Best Buy. Check out the full episode below.

The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon: Twilight Wings, a new seven-part animated web series featuring the Galar region from Pokemon Sword/Shield. The first episode debuts on January 15 on the official Pokemon YouTube channel.

Not much is known at the moment, but the web series is said to focus on the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities of their lives, and the challenges they need to overcome. Each episode is about five minutes long.

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Next week, a new set of Mario toys will be offered in Japan for McDonald’s Happy Meals. Ten different variations are planned.

The new McDonald’s toys will be available on December 20. Watch a video showing off the different items below.


Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser will be attending The Game Awards 2019 tomorrow night, show host and creator Geoff Keighley has confirmed. Keighley did not say if Bowser will be presenting an award or if he’ll have any other presence.

In previous years, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was on the advisory board for The Game Awards. While Reggie has retired from the company, Bowser has since assumed the same role.

Keighley said the following when asked if Bowser has been as supportive of The Game Awards as Reggie:

Starlight Children’s Foundation and Nintendo of America have had an ongoing partnership since 1992. The two companies have delivered over 7,200 Starlight Gaming stations to hundreds of hospitals across North America for an estimated 11.6 million seriously ill children. Previous Nintendo consoles have been represented, including the SNES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii, and Wii U systems.

The partnership continued today with the Starlight Nintendo Switch gaming station. Nintendo and Starlight unveiled the gaming station today at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.


Donkey Kong is able to use the Coconut Cannon – otherwise known as the coconut gun – in Donkey Kong 64. However, Rare initially had a completely different weapon mind. Originally, Donkey Kong was intended to use a realistic shotgun.

During an interview with GamesRadar, creative director George Andreas spoke about showing off the gun to Shigeru Miyamoto, late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, and former Nintendo of America chairman Howard Lincoln. It turns out that Miyamoto was horrified but what he saw. In its place, he felt that the coconut gun would be a much better fit for the game. Rare ended up adopting that idea for the final release.

Reggie Fils-Aime may have retired from Nintendo, but he’s still an important figure in the gaming industry. Having said that, it’s been confirmed that the former Nintendo of America president will be appearing at the show later this week.

Specifics regarding Reggie’s appearance haven’t been shared. It looks like he’ll be presenting an award, but perhaps something else could be in store as well. Fortunately, we’re just a few days away from The Game Awards 2019 as the big event will be held on December 12.

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