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Nintendo Live 2022

Nintendo Live 2022 will be taking place later this year in Japan over a two-day weekend, Nintendo has announced.

The event has been on hiatus since 2019. However, Nintendo is now decided to bring it back, albeit with some cautions in place.


PlatinumGames Takao Yamane

Famitsu is reporting that Takao Yamane has joined PlatinumGames. Although he’s not a name that immediately comes to mind when thinking of Nintendo, he spent nearly thirty years with the company.

Yamane started out as vice president of Nintendo France SARL, which he held for eight years. After that he spent over eighteen years as Nintendo of Europe’s managing director of sales planning and strategy. He closed out his run as general manager of the licensing department at Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Build-A-Bear Pikachu 25th anniversary

Pikachu has been featured at Build-A-Bear previously, but two new variations have just appeared. There’s a male one with a winking face and another that’s specifically female.

Both are being offered in celebration of Build-A-Bear celebrating its 25th anniversary. Pikachu was specifically chosen as it was the first Pokemon sold by the retailer.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes memo pad

A new reward has just been added to My Nintendo in celebration of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, with members now being able to spend their points on a memo pad. It has 48 pages and measures 8.5″ x 5.5″.

Here’s the official reward description:

Nintendo has just announced their plans to acquire Dynamo Pictures, a Japanese company which focuses on visual content production. The acquisition is expected to close on October 3, 2022, and upon closing Nintendo expects to change its name to “Nintendo Picture Co., Ltd” in an effort to “focus on development of visual content utilizing Nintendo IP”.

Here is a statement from Nintendo regarding the acquisition:

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We’re halfway through 2022, and Twitter has decided to share which games have received the most attention on Twitter thus far. This has become an annual tradition for the social media platform.

Here’s a look at the most tweeted about games for the first half of 2022:

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A new Nintendo Monthly Rewind video has gone up for June 2022. It goes over the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Nintendo Direct, launch of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, and more.

Here’s the full video:

Devon Pritchard Nintendo of America

Today, Nintendo of America named Devon Pritchard as the company’s new executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications. This follows her tenure as the acting executive in that role since November 2021.

Pritchard has been with Nintendo of America for 16 years. She previously served as executive vice president of business affairs and publisher relations. More recently, Pritchard oversaw major Switch game launches, including Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Nintendo Switch Sports. She’ll now oversee strategy and execution across the U.S. and Canada.

Thanatos Nendoroid Hades

Earlier this year, it was announced that a new Nendoroid was in production based on Thanatos from Hades. Good Smile has now followed up with additional information, including a release date.

Thanatos comes with two face plates. Along with a standard face, a smiling face is included as well. Buyers will also receive optional parts, including a scythe, the Pierced Butterfly keepsake, and Mort. It measures roughly 100mm in height and is sculpted by POLY-TOYS.

Klonoa Nendoroid

A new Nendoroid figure has been revealed, with the latest design featuring Klonoa. Currently we have a look at it in prototype form – check it out above. Max Factory shared the news on social media.

As fans will notice, Klonoa isn’t alone. It looks like he’ll be accompanied by Huepow, Klonoa’s best friend and the Prince of Cress.


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