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Halloween is just around the corner, and Nintendo has created some special art to celebrate the occasion. We have a new piece featuring Mario above.

Also remember that Splatoween will be held in Splatoon 2 this week with a new Splatfest. We have more information on that here and newly-released art here.

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The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta are back with Supergiant Games to rank the characters of Hades. Check out the full episode below.

In case you missed it, you can watch the first part of the character rankings here.

Tying in with the launch of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, My Nintendo has added a new reward. Members can now obtain the Mario Kart Racer ID card insert. The best part? It doesn’t cost any points whatsoever.

There are other new rewards on My Nintendo, including a Nintendo NY coupon for a free character key chain or pin with a purchase of $50 or more at the store.

Here’s the full lineup of rewards:

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta are joined by Supergiant Games to rank the characters of Hades. Check out the full episode below.

The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. This time around, host Chris Slate along with Corey from Nintendo Treehouse and Yafine talk Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the one-year anniversary of Luigi’s Mansion 3, and more.

Here’s the full episode:

Listings on Play-Asia have revealed a new round of Dr. Mario World plushies from Sanei. Aside from Dr. Mario himself, there will be a bundled set for the red, yellow, and blue viruses.

Here are a few photos:

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had a very memorable moment during the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the closing ceremony, he actually appeared from a large green Warp Pipe and was seen with a red Mario hat.

Believe it or not, Abe wasn’t actually on board with the idea initially. He mentioned to Nikkan Sports that he “wondered if it were okay for the Prime Minister to take on the appearance of Mario”.

Abe’s full words:


In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has prepared a new “Your Mario Melody” commercial. Have a look at the advert below.

The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system won’t be around forever, but it will be distributed for a few months. Nintendo’s website for the product has updated and says it “will continue to be shipped to retailers through approximately March 31, 2021, and will be available for purchase while supplies last.”

If you’re in North America and are hoping to secure a pre-order, you might be out of luck. The official website no longer has a notice about reservations and instead says Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will be “releasing November 13th”.

Things are different in Europe where pre-orders have been open for some time. Amazon UK currently has it here for instance. Importing is an option if that’s something you want to pursue. 

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Thanks to IGN Japan, we have a new look at the Mario Cafe & Store. The venue just opened at Universal Studios Japan this week.

Here’s a video that showcases what it’s like at Mario Cafe & Store: