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Update (4/4): You can currently save $45 on pre-orders for the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set on Amazon.


Original (3/31): Super Mario Bros. Manga Mania isn’t Viz’s only Nintendo announcement for the day. The company has also announced The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Boxset, a special package featuring all five volumes of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga in a new hardcover format.

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My Nintendo has updated with its usual round of rewards. Members can spend their points on the latest discounts, 3DS themes, and wallpapers.

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E3 2020 isn’t happening, and as such, the ESA is turning its attention to next year’s show. E3 2021 will run between June 15 and June 17, the organization announced.

The ESA intends to hold a “reimagined” event next year. Naturally there isn’t much in the way of more significant information as we’re over a year out.

Previously, the ESA said it was “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.” There have been no updates on that front, however.

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E3 2020 is no more, but June could still very well be a big month for gaming. A number of developers and publishers are exploring different plans, including digital events. Gaming website IGN is also stepping in with its own initiative.

IGN today announced a new Summer of Gaming event, which will feature “live broadcasts and on-demand programming”. Expect to see “publisher presentations with IGN pre and post discussions, remote developer interviews, hands-on demos and preview impressions, gameplay, and news segments recapping the biggest announcements.” Confirmed participants thus far include 2K, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and more.

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Mario fans in North and South America will need to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Levi’s new clothing and accessories collection. Due to the coronavirus, there have been “slight product delays”.

Levi’s hasn’t said when we can expect to see the Super Mario line in those two regions. However, given the wording, it sounds like there won’t be a massively long wait.

We have more information about the Levi’s x Super Mario collection here.

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The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. For the latest episode, host Chris Slate is joined by Bill Hutchens and Kristen Copeland from Nintendo Treehouse, and Anthony Foster from the social media team at Nintendo of America to discuss their first two weeks with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Here’s the full episode:


Platinum Games has just announced via Twitter that a new reveal is coming soon on their website.

They have updated their teaser website (the last teaser, #4, being an April Fool’s joke) to include a blanked out #5 that appears to be a new announcement. This page simply says “coming soon” under it. 

Make sure to keep an eye out for what Platinum Games is revealing here and on their teaser website included below.  


Fire Emblem Expo II was previously announced for early May. The Japanese event, which celebrated all things Fire Emblem, would have featured live band performances, stage dramas, art exhibitions, and merchandise opportunities.

Unfortunately, Fire Emblem Expo II is another victim of the coronavirus. The event has been cancelled entirely due to the pandemic and wanting to keep everyone safe.

Those who purchased tickets for Fire Emblem Expo II will be able to receive a refund.

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Since the announcement of E3 2020’s cancellation, a number of companies have come forward to confirm plans regarding digital events they’ll be hosting in place of their typical press conferences and presentations. But Bethesda – a mainstay at the expo – has decided against producing any sort of showcase.

Over on social media, Bethesda Softworks senior vice president of global marketing Pete Hines shared the following:

Update: Bumped to the top with the addition of DuckTales QuackShots.


April Fools’ Day 2020 is in full swing, and as usual, companies are getting into the spirit with fake news stories, announcements, jokes, and more to celebrate the day.

We’ll be rounding up some of the highlights over the next day or so. You can find a collection of notable Nintendo-related April Fools’ Day happenings below.