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During Nintendo’s last financial results briefing, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto made some comments about the series. He mentioned that the company wants to try expanding 3D Mario in new ways, but didn’t elaborate further. Although there’s nothing groundbreaking here, it’s nice to hear that they want to try something new with the series soon.

As big fan of those games, I decided to share some of my thoughts about future possibilities for 3D Mario. There are some crazy ideas here because I started to have a lot of fun producing this video, but I’m also curious to see you guys think about the topic as well. Feel free to share your dreams and expectations for the future of Mario after watching the video below.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta recreate a few recipes from Animal Crossing: New Horizons in real life. Check out the full episode below.

Game Watch Zelda trailer

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda is out around the world today, and Nintendo has gone live with a short, 15-second trailer to promote the news.

Here’s some information about the device:

game watch zelda easter egg

With the release of Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, a couple of interesting tidbits have come to light including a neat Easter Egg.

Over on the back of the device, you’ll notice that there’s a Triforce. Turn the lights off (or at least dim them), and you’ll see that the design lights up. It’s nothing overly major and it’s something that can be easily missed, though it’s a neat little detail.

Here’s a close look:

pokemon feedback

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.

warioware my nintendo

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::

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