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WayForward seems to have a lot of ideas about the future of Shantae. The studio is willing to try new genres, and could even explore something like an animated series down the line.

Something else that’s on the table is a remake of the very first Shantae for the Game Boy Color. Speaking with Siliconera, co-creator Matt Bozon said he’s “be down for doing that” and it “isn’t outside the realm of possibility”.

Bozon said:

Shulk - Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. features well-known characters like Mario and Link, but it also gives a chance for other types of franchises to shine. With Xenoblade, the series was able to first represent Shulk in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. He later returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as well.

Speaking about Shulk in Smash Bros., Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition producer Shigekazu Yamada told USgamer:

Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World continues to take shape. After a couple of overhead photos recently surfaced, we have another look at how things are shaping up inside the theme park. Images show close-up and zoomed out views.

Here’s the full set:


It’s tough to believe that the Shantae series is nearly twenty years old. The adventure-platformer franchise first started out in 2002 with its debut entry on the Game Boy Color. WayForward is still continuing on with the IP having recently launched Shantae and the Seven Sirens, and it looks like the studio has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

One possibility for Shantae in the future is an animated series. At the very least, creator Matt Bozon and his wife Erin are interested in the idea.

Bozon told Comicbook in a new interview:

We’ve seen a number of animated Nintendo shows over the years. Zelda, Kirby, and F-Zero have all had their own series, some longer than others. Mario also had a number of appearances on television, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, which aired in 1989.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show wasn’t entirely animated. While that was the focus, Lou Albano and Danny Wells played the roles of Mario and Luigi respectively during live-action segments. In Albano’s case, it seems he was so dedicated to the job that he was willing to change his actual name to Mario.

Indie Live Expo II

The first ever Indie Live Expo was held earlier today. It featured tons of news about upcoming games, messages from developers, and more.

It looks like this presentation won’t just be a one-time thing. At the end of today’s event, a logo appeared for Indie Live Expo II. We know that the next broadcast will be held on November 7, but nothing beyond that.

Today’s Indie Live Expo included a number of announcements for Switch, including the reveal of COGEN: Sword of Rewind.

Nintendo Switch

The newest firmware for Nintendo Switch is out now (version 10.0.4). This update fixes an issue which was preventing users in certain regions from registering credit card information on their accounts to purchase things on the eShop. 

This is seemingly the only feature of this new update, but feel free to check out the full patch notes below:

My Nintendo has updated in Europe with its latest set of rewards. In addition to a few discounts, a couple of 3DS themes are up for grabs.

Here’s the full set:

Masahiro Sakurai

There’s nothing quite like Super Smash Bros. speculation. Given the series’ popularity and mystery surrounding unannounced characters, fans can’t help but wonder about who could end up in the game. However, because of this curiosity, director Masahiro Sakurai has to be careful as to what he shares.

Writing in his latest Famitsu column this week, Sakurai mentioned that he tends to “play a ton of games”. But since fans may begin to speculate and there could be misunderstandings, he generally doesn’t reveal what he’s been playing.

Here’s our translation of the excerpt:

Pokemon logo

After Nintendo issued a statement regarding the situation involving George Floyd’s death and the #BlackLivesMatter movement earlier in the day, The Pokemon Company has stepped in with its own remarks. On top of that, separate $100,000 donations will be given out to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.

The statement in full reads:

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