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It’s often difficult to tell how much truth a rumor has, but when it comes to Nintendo this year, Venturebeat’s Jeff Grubb has been pretty spot on. Grubb had the early word on a March Nintendo Direct and Apex Legends Switch port for example. 

A new tweet from Grubb now suggests that a Nintendo presentation could be coming between August 11 and August 22. Whether that’s a Nintendo Direct, indie-focused event, or something else entirely isn’t known. Going off of Grub’s tweet though, we could be seeing something as early as next week. 

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Another reward is up for grabs on My Nintendo in North America. For 50 Platinum Points, you can get your hands on an August calendar based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Those that are interested in the reward can spend their points here.

Aside from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Guide, My Nintendo has updated with several rewards in Europe. A bunch of discounts have been added in as well as a few 3DS themes.

Here’s the full lineup:

My Nintendo members in Europe are now able to redeem Platinum Points for the printable Starter Guide – Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This guide is a 25-page excerpt of beginners tips taken directly from the official Animal Crossing Companion Guide from Future Press. It can be obtained fro 75 Platinum Points here.

Last year, Mattel teamed up with Nintendo on Hot Wheels Mario Kart die-cast vehicles and track sets. The line is now expanding with a few new products. As part of a recent [email protected] panel, Mattel gave a sneak peek as to what’s planned for the future.

First up are new drivers Cat Peach and Diddy Kong. The two characters will drive a standard kart and Pipe Frame Kart respectively.

There are more discoveries coming out of the latest Nintendo leak that was initially reported last week. We have some interesting news about Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and more. Let’s go through it all.

My Nintendo has updated in North America, and the latest rewards are now available. You can spend your points on the latest discounts and themes as well as a wallpaper.

Here’s the full lineup:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play a game of trying to guess the prices of different items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Check out the full episode below.

The LEGO NES was only just announced a couple of weeks ago, but the product has already arrived. Its official release date is tomorrow.

What you may not know is that there’s a special Easter egg hidden inside. We’ll be going into more detail beyond this point, so keep that in mind if you don’t want to be spoiled in any way.

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Nintendo Life has published a new interview with Jonathan Bennink, the lead designer on LEGO Super Mario. Bennink spoke about the earliest designs, how Nintendo dropped the product 6,000 times each time a new build was sent to them, approval for sound effects and getting new voice lines from Charles Martinet, and being able to have meetings with Koji Kondo – which usually doesn’t happen.

Here’s the full roundup of these topics: