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As part of Super Mario’s 35th anniversary, CNN was able to speak with some of the series’ creators. Among them was Shigeru Miyamoto, who opened up about why the character was made a plumber.

Miyamoto stated:

Cuphead is continuing to make a name for itself beyond the actual game. Toys based on the game are now available with purchase of a Kids Meal at Arby’s, Studio MDHR announced today.

Here’s the announcement shared on social media:

Sonic the Hedgehog is turning 30 years old in 2021, and SEGA is slowly starting to detail how it intends to celebrate.

Yesterday we heard about the new Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Other merchandise is planned, including toys, collectibles, apparel, and much more.

Here’s the full rundown:

An Amazon listing has revealed Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, an upcoming book coming from Dark Horse Books. Ian Flynn, the head writer for the IDW Publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, is the author.

Those that pick up the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia can expect “a full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue speedster’s video game appearances”. Amazon’s listing provides the following overview:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Check out the full episode below.

Super Mario Bros. originally launched on the Famicom on September 13, 1985. As it’s now September in Japan, the game – and the series overall – is 35 years old. A couple of new Japanese websites have just launched to celebrate the milestone here and here.

Nintendo recently announced substantial plans to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The festivities include Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Super Mario Bros. 35, various merchandise tie-ins, in-game events, and more. Read up on the recap here.


A surprise was delivered this week as My Nintendo physical rewards finally arrived in North America. The move comes more than four years after the program launched.

Nintendo’s customer support site has a little bit of extra information about physical rewards as part of its FAQ. We’ve included it below.

Nintendo has big plans in store for Super Mario’s 35th anniversary. Not only are multiple game releases on the way, but the celebrations extend to merchandise as well. Amazon listings have now revealed an interesting partnership with Mattel.

A few different Barbie “Storytelling Fashion Packs” have popped up on Amazon. They are as follows:


The World Ends With You anime won’t debut until 2021. However, fans will be able to get a sneak peek in just a few days. It’s been announced that in Japan, a part of the anime’s first episode will air on September 18.

Following the broadcast, a 7 Days campaign will be held on the official The World Ends With You Twitter account. Additional information about the event will be shared on September 18.

The World Ends With You anime will see a worldwide release in 2021. Funimation will be handling it in the west.


Netflix has put out the official opening for its new Dragon’s Dogma anime, which was composed by Tadayoshi Makino. Take a look at the video below.

The Dragon’s Dogma anime will debut on September 17 via Netflix.