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LEGO Animal Crossing sets

Following the recent news that new LEGO Animal Crossing products are on the way, full details have been revealed, including all sets, a final release date, and pricing. 

LEGO Animal Crossing will release on March 1, 2024. The lineup includes Julian’s Birthday Party, Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities, Kapp’n’s Island Boat Tour, Isabelle’s House Visit, and Nook’s Cranny & Rosie’s House. The different products “have been developed to fit together easily and offer a high level of customization, for instance it’s possible to switch elements between buildings – including the window frames – with one simple click.” Further mentioned is how they “can be adapted, mixed, and changed, enabling builders to create their own worlds and make the settings unique to them.”

rarest amiibo

Over the years, Nintendo has produced and released well over 150 unique amiibo figures – and may of them are now rare. At the time of writing, less than fifteen of those are readily available from retailers. Indeed, if you’re in the market for new figurines, you’ll often have no choice but to purchase them second-hand. That being said, a small chunk of those are a cut above the rest. Several amiibo figures received region-exclusive or incredibly limited prints and were never restocked again. Today, we’re going over the ten rarest amiibo that may never return to store shelves.

Satoru Iwata Pokemon Gold and Silver

Although it’s known that late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata worked on Pokemon Gold and Silver, there have been some inaccurate reports regarding his actual contributions. While some have claimed that he helped make both Johto and Kanto fit on a single cartridge, it turns out that wasn’t the case.

Did You Know Gaming relays that Satoru Iwata did indeed write up an an algorithm for Pokemon Gold and Silver, but it was about speed – not size. Iwata’s code saves a fraction of a second at the start of battles, when Pokemon come out, and more. Essentially it all adds up to faster load times. Interestingly, the algorithm was a tweaked version of what was used in EarthBound and other titles from HAL Laboratory.

Mario Rayman Rayman

Mario + Rabbids creative director Davide Soliani, who worked on the original Kingdom Battle and last year’s Sparks of Hope, has significant interest in working on a new Rayman game.

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Soliani said he would be “crazy to not take that chance” if given the opportunity. He also told us that from a developer standpoint, it’s the “pinnacle of all the possibilities”.

LEGO Animal Crossing

Another Nintendo franchise is being adapted into LEGO form, with the two sides today unveiling LEGO Animal Crossing.

Thus far we only have a small teaser to go on. A brief video was posted on social media, which you can find below.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Today, Netflix unveiled Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft as a new anime series for the streaming service. Legendary is in charge of production in partnership with Crystal Dynamics

Little about the project is known thus far. However, Netflix has put out an initial trailer, which we have below.

LEGO Super Mario Piranha Plant

Yet another product is joining the LEGO Super Mario line, with Piranha Plant coming out just in time for the holiday season. Fans can get their hands on it starting November 6, 2023.

The Piranha Plant is comprised of over 500 pieces. You’ll be able to move its head, mouth, stalk, and leaves to create different poses. The building experience is also done from the bottom up as if it’s growing out of the pipe.

Cult of the Lamb Nendoroid

We have an update on the Cult of the Lamb Nendoroid with a final release date, new photos, and pre-orders.

Lamb is the star of the game, so it’s unsurprising to see it gets its own figure. The Nendoroid here will come with a few face plates – specifically the smiling face, battle face, and ritual face. You’ll also get the sword, broom, poop (yes, really), and more for different poses. Like other Nendoroids, it also comes with a stand as it does not balance on its own.

Seattle Aquarium Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be invading the Seattle Aquarium as part a newly-announced partnership with Nintendo.

This fall, visitors will be able to see characters from the game while learning about the aquarium’s mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. They’ll be able to see marine animals such as sea otters, harbor seals, octopus, hundreds of species of fish, and more.

The latest Famitsu review scores for the week of September 20, 2023 are as follows:

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