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Jakks Pacific unveiled its Super Mario Bowser’s Airship Playset yesterday. That isn’t the only upcoming Mario product figure from the company, however.

Announced today is the Super Mario 3D World 3-Pack, which features figures for Cat Peach, Cat Mario, and Cat Luigi. Each one stands at four-inches and can be posed.

The Super Mario 3D World 3-Pack will release this fall. Pricing is set at $39.99.


Bowser's Airship Playset

Jakks Pacific is expanding its Nintendo line with a new toy. The Super Mario Bowser’s Airship Playset is scheduled for this fall, the company revealed today.

The playset features a 2.5-inch Mario figure and has electronic music, spinning propellers, and rocking wheels. You can even remove the top deck to store a few more figures.

Below are a couple of extra photos:

The World Ends with You: The Animation

Square Enix has revealed a new trailer for The World Ends With You: The Animation. Check it out below.

The World Ends with You: The Animation is expected to debut on April 9 in the Super Animeism block on MBS/TBS stations in Japan and will air every Friday following at 1:25 AM.

After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an opening date for Super Nintendo World in Japan has finally been set. Patrons will be able to enter the park as of March 18th, and can enjoy a plethora of attractions, including Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, Yoshi’s Adventure, interactive elements, the Power-Up Band, restaurants, and more. Merchandise will also be available for purchase at the various shops.

For more information and updates on the park, check the website here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

During an online stream earlier today, the winners were announced for the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2020.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took home top honors, as it was given the coveted Game of the Year award. It was also selected as the Best Game in China while Nintendo’s development team was recognized for its work on the title.

Below is the full list of winners:

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

In a recent interview with Yahoo Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiko Hino spoke at length about the company’s beginnings, reminiscing about memorable moments in his career and sharing insight into the origin of some of the company’s most famous works. Once Hino announced his intent to get into self publishing back in the day, the pressure he faced fueled him to make the Level-5’s first self published title a hit, leading to the birth of Professor Layton.

We’ve translated Hino’s comments about self publishing, as well as the inspirations he borrowed from to create Professor Layton after the jump.

Last year, Viz Media announced plans to localize Kirby Manga Mania in English. We now have the cover for Vol. 1 above.

We’ll also mention that Kirby Manga Mania Vol. 1, 2, and 3 are up for pre-order. Amazon US has them here while Amazon Canada is taking reservations here here.

Kirby Manga Mania Vol. 1 has a tentative June 8 release date in the west. Vol. 2 should follow in September, with Vol. 3 planned for December.


Level-5 has had a storied history with many iconic series on Nintendo systems, from the Professor Layton series to Inazuma Eleven among many others. One of the company’s earliest claims to fame however was Dragon Quest VIII.

In a recent interview with Yahoo Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiko Hino detailed the events that led the company to developing a mainline entry in the iconic franchise. After expressing his disappointment with how certain aspects of Dragon Quest VII were handled, he was challenged by a producer to take on the project himself, leading to the development of one of the series’ most iconic entries.

We’ve translated Hino’s full comments after the jump.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta highlight Apex Legends on Switch with Chad Grenier. Check out the full episode below.

A trio of physical rewards based on Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are now available for My Nintendo members in North America.

The lineup includes:

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