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Factor 5 was responsible for some notable Star Wars games on the N64 and GameCube many years ago. The studio is also well-known for the Turrican series, which is now returning on Switch.

Factor 5 studio founder Julian Eggebrecht spoke about the past, present, and future of Turrican in an interview with Eurogamer. One interesting subject discussed was Tornado, a spiritual successor planned as a 3D title and was initially pitched as a Nintendo-published project. Sadly, it was put on hold and never touched again so that Star Wars: Rogue Squadron could be ready for the GameCube’s launch.

Eggebrecht said:

There are a number of different activities at Super Nintendo World, including the Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride. The first video showing off the attraction has now emerged.

Here’s the footage in full:

Nintendo has announced plans to distribute the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack, which will be making its North American debut. It will contain “all six amiibo cards from this unique Sanrio Collaboration Series”. The amiibo cards can be used “in compatible games”, and more information “will be revealed in the future.”

In North America, Target will be selling the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack exclusively for $5.99. It will be offered “at select retailers and online across Europe.”


Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo

Amazon UK has pre-orders up for a bunch of upcoming amiibo. Along with the double pack for Cat Mario and Cat Peach, you can also reserve the Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth Smash Bros. amiibo.

Pre-orders are available on Amazon UK here. Cat Mario and Cat Peach are due out on February 12. Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth will follow on March 26.

Over on Nintendo’s recruitment website, a bunch of neat development images are included that primarily showcase the making of various Switch projects. They include character models, concept art, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play Among Us with some content creators. Check out the full episode below.

Another set of Pokemon-themed Funko Pops are in the works. The latest additions include Pikachu (Attack Stance), Meowth, Psyduck, and Metallic Silver Bulbasaur.

Metallic Silver Bulbasaur, Meowth, and Psyduck should arrive on April 14. Pikachu (Attack Stance) will follow a bit later on June 9.

GameStop is currently taking pre-orders for these new figures here.


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After more than three decades, a 20-minute video has been recovered that offers a look inside Nintendo of America. It contains raw footage shot at the Nintendo of America headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

The video contains unedited footage of manufacturing and assembly of the NES, the Nintendo Power Line, and more.

Kirby Super Star Gourmet Race figure

Earlier this month, we were given a proper look at MegaHouse’s upcoming Kirby Super Star Gourmet Race figure. Pre-orders have now opened for the west.

Amazon is taking pre-orders for the new figure here. It comes with a tentative September 1 release date.

We have more photos of the figure here for those that missed our previous coverage.

Takaya Imamura spent 32 years at Nintendo. Imamura ended up working on some of the company’s biggest games and franchises, including Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Smash Bros., Star Fox, and F-Zero. One of his noteworthy contributions was designing Tingle, who would go on to star in a couple of his own games after being an NPC in Majora’s Mask.

Imamura shared a selfie taken outside Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters and wrote on his Facebook page:

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