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Animal Crossing wrapping paper set

Those in Europe can now get their hands on a new Animal Crossing wrapping paper set from My Nintendo. It was just added to the site a few days ago.

The reward includes three designs and a sticker sheet. Nintendo says that it works well for Valentine’s Day or birthday gifts.

A new Nintendo Monthly Rewind video has gone up for January 2022. It covers the launch of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land trailer and release date, new title releases, and more.

Here’s the full video:

nintendo feb 2022 qa summary

Nintendo reported its financial results earlier today, and after the information was published, held a call with investors. Analyst David Gibson was on hand and provided a summary of what was said. Topics include the status of Switch including demand and product, interest in the metaverse as well as NFTs, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:


animal crossing collectors album

Animal Crossing fans in the UK will be happy to hear that the series’ amiibo cards are back in stock on the My Nintendo Store, and the latest collectors album is up for grabs.

At least for now, each of the five series is available. Additionally, those that pick up the Animal Crossing series 5 amiibo cards will receive the latest collectors album.


mario 64 banjo kazooie 3d platformers

Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64 are both at this moment available to play on Switch via Nintendo’s online service. It’s great to see those two together considering how important they were for early 3D gaming. I decided to revisit them recently and I was impressed by how well they still hold up.

In today’s video, I talk about the different ideas that Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64 brought to the industry, how they understood the best ways to bring the full potential of 3D environments, and also how they failed in some aspects due to how early ideas and the technology were at the time. You can check the video down below.

mario movie luigi

Charlie Day appeared on one of the latest episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live and was asked about being involved with the upcoming Super Mario animated movie in which the actor is playing Luigi. Unfortunately, he couldn’t say a whole lot. 

According to Day, the movie is “top secret”. It also looks like he’s currently in the recording process as he had recorded lines that morning. Other than that, we learn that the actors are recording individually rather than together in a group.

The full exchange between Day and Kimmel regarding his involvement in the Super Mario Bros. movie as Luigi is as follows:

My Nintendo members in Europe can now purchase a set of posters showing off several Nintendo 64 classics with their Platinum Points. The set includes 3 posters, one of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one for Mario Kart 64, and lastly a poster featuring Starfox 64. Here are the full details:

Banjo-Kazooie comparison

Thanks to GameXplain, we have a new graphical comparison for Banjo-Kazooie on the N64, Xbox, and Switch.

As many fans know, the 3D platformer made its debut on the N64 in 1998. It then saw a remastered version on the Xbox in 2008. The game is now back on Nintendo with its upcoming arrival on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

the cuphead show trailer

The Cuphead Show, which was first announced in 2019, now has a premiere date and a proper trailer.

The upcoming animated series is based on the game that’s been out on Switch for a couple of years now. It follows the unique misadventures of Cuphead and his brother Mugman.

Here’s the first trailer for The Cuphead Show:

activision blizzard microsoft

Microsoft is nearing a deal to purchase Activision Blizzard, according to an official announcement and major outlets including The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

Activision Blizzard has faced significant controversy over the past few months concerning sexual harassment, general misconduct, and other issues at the workplace. As for gaming specifically, the company holds some major games and IPs with the likes of Diablo, Overwatch, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro. Many of these franchises have already appeared on Switch. Overwatch 2 had also been announced for the platform previously.

The official announcement for Microsoft’s acquisition of Blizzard can be found below.

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