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My Nintendo case Animal Crossing Tom Nook keychain

Two new rewards have just been added to My Nintendo in North America, with members now being able to spend their points on a Switch game card as well as a keychain for Tom Nook in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The case lets you organize and store up to eight of your favorite Switch titles. It comes with two original cover designs so you can swap them out anytime. The size is as follows: 6.7″ H x 4.1″ W x 1/2″ D.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie

SEGA has announced two new projects for Sonic the Hedgehog, with the company today confirming that we’ll not only be seeing a third Sonic the Hedgehog film, but also the first live action Sonic series.

Both are being developed in partnership with Paramount. The upcoming series will appear on Paramount+ in the future and will be centered around Knuckles with Idris Elba reprising the role.

A statement from SEGA Corporation CEO Haruki Satomi reads:

super mario rpg 2

Chihiro Fujioka, the director of Super Mario RPG, has expressed interest in making Super Mario RPG 2 that would close out his career.

Fujioka has worked on many different titles going back to the early 80s. That includes several entries in the Mario & Luigi at AlphaDream – a studio which he co-founded, though he left the studio in 2015 and it closed in 2019 after filing for bankruptcy.

Nintendo NFTs

During the Q&A portion of its financial results briefing last week, Nintendo was asked about the metaverse and NFTs. While we had a very brief summary at the time, the full and official comments are now available.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the news directly. In his response, he mentioned how the metaverse “has great potential”, but also admitted that there’s currently “no easy way to define specifically what kinds of surprises and enjoyment the metaverse can deliver to our consumers.” Fans will likely be happy to hear that it sounds like Nintendo has no immediate plans to pursue this space.

Furukawa’s full comments regarding Nintendo, NFTs, and the metaverse can be found below.

mother 3 localization worldwide release

It’s been over 15 years since Mother 3’s original debut, but the RPG has never received an official English localization. However, one important developer that worked on the project hopes to see that happen someday.

Producer Shinichi Kameoka recently told Nintendo Everything that much like the fans, he’d “also love to see Mother 3 released in the US and Europe.” He added: “As a lover of games, I will continue to wait for Mother 3’s release worldwide release (in English).

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Super Bowl

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will have a presence at the Super Bowl this weekend as the movie will be debuting a new commercial. However, it appears that the advert has surfaced online early.

The first proper trailer was released during The Game Awards back in December. This commercial provides another look at the film with new scenes.

WonHobby 35 wasn’t held in person due to the ongoing pandemic, but the online event is happening today and has brought us the latest figure news.

Per usual, we have a look at brand new figures as well as ones we’ve seen previously, though in an updated form. They include a new product for Samus Aran as she appeared in Metroid Dread, a Nendoroid for Undyne, Nendoroid for Thanatos in Hades, and more.

Here’s a look at all of the various figures:


gary bowser switch hacker

Last April, we reported on a lawsuit Nintendo of America filed a lawsuit against Gary Bowser, an apparent leader of hacking group Team Xecuter. The company felt that Bowser infringed on the company’s copyright in creating and selling hacks, and had been pursuing two trafficking counts and one copyright violation.

A final decision has now been reached. Bowser, who was arrested in 2020, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed. This is on top of a $10 million fine he had previously agreed to pay for selling hacks.


february 2022 nintendo direct live stream

The February 2022 Nintendo Direct will be kicking off in just a bit, and we’ve set up a live stream. We actually have separate embeds ready to go for North America, Europe, and Japan.

As was announced yesterday, the event will begin at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM in the UK / 11 PM in Europe. We mentioned this previously, but it’ll focus on Switch games launching during the first half of 2022 – though Nintendo could go beyond that window for some games. In any case, we’re in for 40 minutes of news.

You can watch the February 2022 Nintendo Direct as it happens with the live stream below. We’ll also have a live blog going throughout the event plus additional coverage on the main site during and after it airs.

activision blizzard microsoft switch

Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it sounds like Xbox will still be supporting its franchises on Switch.

Some have been concerned about what would happen to Activision Blizzard games on competing platforms. However, Microsoft has said that it will continue to release Call of Duty games on PlayStation consoles, and is “interested in taking similar steps to support Nintendo’s successful platform.”

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