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You may recall that Mario had a prominent appearance during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The character popped up during the closing ceremony, and Japan’s prime minister – complete with the plumber’s hat – even came out of a Warp Pipe.

Tokyo is set to host the latest Olympics, and it looks like there were some initial talks of featuring Mario again. Shukan Bunshun managed to obtain a nearly 300-page proposal for the event that ultimately wasn’t realized. It shows that an 8-bit Mario would have closed things out.

Here’s a look at the relevant page:


April Fools’ Day is officially in full swing. As is tradition, publishers and developers are celebrating the day with all sorts of tomfoolery. There have been a number of announcements over the past day or so, though due to the event, most are not actually real.

We’ve rounded up some of the more notable Nintendo-related April Fools’ Day postings below.

Nippon Columbia has announced that a soundtrack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released in Japan on April 28.

The soundtrack will be split across two versions: The BGM Collection will include all of the game’s background music across 4 discs, and the Totakeke Music Collection will include all of K.K. Slider’s songs on 3 discs. There will also be a Complete Edition that includes both versions for a total of 7 discs.

The Complete Edition is currently priced at $101.99 USD.


The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. This time around, Chris is joined by Camille and Jayson from Nintendo of America to discuss 25 years of Pokemon. They also share the results of Pokemon fan polls, take a Pokemon themed Warp Zone quiz, and pick their most anticipated upcoming Switch games.

Here’s the full episode:

With Super Mario Bros. 35 coming to an end after today, Nintendo recently held one last Special Battle. The event was another World Count Challenge in which players were collectively tasked with grabbing 350 million coins.

There’s good news to report, as that mark was ultimately met. Players collected 560,792,922 coins in total. If you grabbed at least one coin during the event, you’ll be given 350 Platinum Points on My Nintendo in the near future.


TGS 2021 Online

When this year’s Tokyo Game Show was detailed a few months ago, there were originally plans to hold the event in-person. But since the current pandemic is still raging on, things have changed. Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) has now detailed a change for the show, making it largely online.

The only in-person portion of this year’s TGS is for press members and influences, who will be able to try out demos and interview developers. Everything else will primarily be held online. Gamers can expect streams from 10:00 to 24:00 JST. There will be live English interpretations to all streams on the main channel.

Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online will take place between September 30 and October 3.



To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter Rise, My Nintendo has added in three new wallpapers for the game. We have a look at the different designs in this post.

You can order all of the wallpapers for Monster Hunter Rise here. Each one will set you back 50 Platinum Points.

Monster Hunter Rise is out now on Switch.

For My Nintendo members in Europe, a new Monster Hunter Rise mini poster set is up for grabs. Five are included in total. The designs feature Magnamalo, Rathalos, Goss Harag, Rakna-Kadaki and Almudron.

You can redeem the reward on My Nintendo here. Note that it costs 300 Platinum Points.

Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge

Universal Creative global executive producer Tom Geraghty has offered new insight into the creation of Super Nintendo World.

What fans may not know is that the entirety of the theme park was actually built in VR. This was primarily done for the design team, since they “could look around at a place and get sightlines and figure out where to move elements.”

Also revealed is that Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is made with an actual game engine. Geraghty suggested that it could be easily updated in the future with new characters, themes, and more.

Geraghty’s full words:

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has been around for two decades, but a hidden cheat code was just found this week. Japanese fan shirokirby first shared the news, which was then relayed by Graample.

Players can easily obtain 100% completion on a third save file by plugging in a second controller and following a series of inputs. You’ll need to hold L and press C up, C up, R, C right, C left, then start.

Here’s a look:

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