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The Pokemon Company director of consumer marketing JC Smith has spoken about fan feedback and the balance that’s involved with making new games. This comes as part of a new interview conducted by Axios.

Although fans are clear about what they want, Smith indicated that the developers have their own vision, and it’s about “finding that delicate balance throughout.”

Smith said the following about feedback regarding Pokemon:

Bloomberg has recently reported that Tencent Holdings Ltd. has acquired Wake Up Interactive Ltd., a holding company and the parent company of developer Soleil. No official announcement has been made yet by either Tencent or Wake Up Interactive.

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The WarioWare: Get It Together! Washi Tape Set has just been added as a new physical reward on My Nintendo in Europe. For 500 Platinum Points, it can be yours.

You’ll be getting three rolls of washi tape featuring WarioWare: Get It Together! designs. Each tape roll measures 2cm wide by 5 meters long. They’re all packed in a 350 g/sqm thick paper box.

During the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s financial results briefing late last week, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about the differences between 3D and 2D Mario. Rather than talking about the actual games, he instead decided to share background information on development starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

We’ve heard about this a bit before, but Miyamoto mentioned that Nintendo had attempted to create more accessible and simpler Mario games starting with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, feeling that the series had become “more complicated.” However, with Super Mario Odyssey, it’s been enjoyed by “people of all generations” Because of this, Nintendo wants to try expanding 3D Mario “in new ways.”

Below are Miyamoto’s full comments regarding 2D vs. 3D Mario:

The 2022 Super Mario movie will be Nintendo’s first real foray into the movie business – unless you want to count the 1993 film that it didn’t have too much involvement with. But it sounds like this will only be the first of many additional projects in the future.

During Nintendo’s financial results briefing Q&A session last week, the company was asked if it’s working to develop visual content based on IP other than Mario. Shigeru Miyamoto took on the question, stating that Nintendo is looking to “actively utilize other IP” and “to make each title with care”. Miyamoto added: “We want to work diligently to build up a strong offering.”

Below are Miyamoto’s full comments on future visual content outside of Mario:

Compared to how things were during the NES era when gaming really took off for Nintendo, the company has to compete with many more platform holders. There’s obviously competition from Sony and Microsoft, not to mention that tons of people primarily play games on phones these days. More competing platform holders are also entering the gaming industry, so how will Nintendo position itself?

That’s the exact question one investor asked the Big N during the Q&A portion of its financial results last week. President Shuntaro Furukawa responded by stating that Nintendo “would like to grow by continuously offering the unique entertainment which is enabled by our integrated hardware-software development.” Outside of its hardware-software gaming business, Nintendo Accounts, and IP expansion, another important point is “to generate new interest in Nintendo games among people who normally do not play games, and encourage consumers who once used our game systems to return and start playing again.”

Furukawa’s full words regarding competition::

metroid future

Metroid director and producer Yoshio Sakamoto has again addressed the series’ future.

Sakamoto just finished up his work on Metroid Dread, which came to Switch last month. With many fans having completed the experience, some can’t help but wonder what lies in store for the character going forward.

LEGO Super Mario Bowser Jr.'s Clown Car

It’s been revealed that three new Expansion Sets are joining the LEGO Super Mario line – specifically Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Expansion Set, Dorrie’s Beachfront Expansion Set, Big Urchin Beach Ride Expansion Set, and the fourth series of Character Packs.

Little is actually known at this time since Nintendo only delivered the news in a simple tweet without any further information. There’s also not much coming from LEGO itself either. However, with the photos released thus far, the Expansion Sets are all pretty self-explanatory.

Here’s a look at the Bowser Jr.s Clown Car Expansion Set, Dorrie’s Beachfront Expansion Set, Big Urchin Beach Ride Expansion Set, and the fourth series of Character Packs for LEGO Super Mario:

metroid movie

Nintendo is starting to dabble with the movie space in the form of the Super Mario animated film, but could we see other franchises – like Metroid – get the same treatment?

Yoshio Sakamoto started out on the original Metroid as a designer. Since then, he’s worked on almost all of the 2D games as either a director and producer.

CNET recently asked Sakamoto about a potential Metroid movie. That prompted the following response:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta hang out (virtually) with Darren Korb, audio director at Supergiant Games and get a tour of his home music studio. Check out the full episode below.

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