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Starting today, My Nintendo members in Europe can spend their points on memo pads based on Paper Mario: The Origami King. There are two designs – one with Mario, and another featuring Peach/Shy Guy.

For 400 Platinum Points, you’ll be given a code to place an order on the My Nintendo Store. There’s additional information on the official page here.

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Usually when Xbox boss Phil Spencer is asked about Nintendo, the executive only has positive things to say. Spencer again had high praise while speaking about the company during the Animal Talking show, which is hosted by Hollywood screenwriter and former games journalist Gary Whitta.

Spencer said:

Netflix has a new video game documentary coming out next week. In the final episode, there’s talk about the relationship between Nintendo and Argonaut Software and the making of Star Fox on the SNES. Dylan Cuthbert and Giles Goddard, two developers who worked on the game, spoke about the development experience.

According to Goddard, the Big N “never had anybody outside Nintendo working in the building. They actually made a separate office for us in one room on our own, basically segregated out.”

We also have some interesting words from Cuthbert, who said that famous developer Shigeru Miyamoto was only allowed to smoke in the area that Star Fox was being developed. Cuthbert noted during the episode:

Future Games Show

The Future Games Show was held in June as one of the many replacement events for E3 2020. Recently, GamesRadar announced that the presentation will be returning for a second time in just a few weeks to tie in with Gamescom.

The next Future Games Show will air on August 28 at the following times:

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario is far from a static series. The games have moved away from traditional RPG roots, dabbling with different genres and ideas. That experimentation even extends to the battle system, which certainly holds true with the latest entry, Paper Mario: The Origami King.

In an interview with German site PCGames, producer Kensuke Tanabe commented on the approach to battles for this new game. When asked if there was a drive to change combat up from previous titles because it might have become stale or if it’s a natural evolution, Tanabe said:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play Animal Crossing: New Horizons following the summer updates. Check out the full episode below.

Pokemon Twilight Wings

The seventh and final episode for Pokemon Twilight Wings has gone live. See how the story concludes in the video below.


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo today reported its latest financial results for the three-month period. The company has provided more information about how Switch is doing as well as the overall company.

Here’s the full roundup:

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The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Twitter shared new data today for the first half of 2020. As part of that, we’ve learned that Animal Crossing was the most tweeted about game of the year so far.

Here’s the complete top ten:

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