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A new WarioWare reward has just been added to My Nintendo in North America. To promote WarioWare: Get It Together!, the site has received a button pin set.

The set shows off Wario and his friends Young Cricket, 9-Volt, and Mona. They can be added to your backpack, jacket, denim biker vest, and other items. The Wario pin has a 2″ diameter and the others three are 1 1/4″ diameter.

WarioWare: Get It Together! is coming to Switch tomorrow, September 10. We have a bit of information about the game below.

Crash Bandicoot anniversary

Crash Bandicoot is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The series first began on September 9, 1996 as part of the original platformer on PlayStation.

While there’s no new game in sight, Activision is at least recognizing the milestone with a new video published today. In it, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time developer Paul Yan and Avery Lodato from Toys for Bob look back on the series.

Here’s the full Crash Bandicoot anniversary video:

Pokemon Evolutions episode 1

The Pokemon Company has gone live with episode 1 of its new Pokemon Evolutions anime series, which is titled “The Champion”. It features Leon, who previously appeared in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The Galar region character “prepares to face one of his biggest challenges ever” in the new episode.

You can watch Pokemon Evolutions episode 1 below.

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LEGO Super Mario 64 Block

The LEGO Super Mario line is continuing with LEGO Super Mario 64 ? Block as its latest addition, the LEGO Group and Nintendo announced today. It will launch on October 1.

The LEGO Super Mario 64 ? Block is based on the classic N64 game and features a large brick-built ? Block that opens to reveal four levels: Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble. The brick-built ? Block has 2,064-pieces, and there are various microfigures including Mario, Princess Peach, and King Bob-omb, as well as a Chain Chomp, Big Bully, Mr. I, Lakitu, penguin, baby penguin, and more.

Here’s a video promoting the news:

build a bear gengar

Yet another Pokemon has been added to Build-A-Bear, and this time it’s Gengar. The new plushie can be ordered now.

Gengar at Build-A-Bear comes with an oversized coat and 5-in-1 sound chip as part of the exclusive bundle. The Pokemon itself is a Ghost- and Poison-type with soft spikes, big red eyes, and a toothy grin.

pokemon oreo

Pokemon and OREO are partnering together, and will release limited edition cookies. This follows a tease from OREO back in June.

The new cookies will begin to be made available in the US starting September 13. However, pre-orders begin as early as today.

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nintendo crunch retro studios

In a new episode of the Kiwi Talkz podcast, former Retro Studios developer Mike Wikan spoke about early crunch at the company, which Nintendo put an end to.

Wikan said that Retro Studios experienced significant crunch during the development of Metroid Prime 1. He even spoke about a instances in which he “was there 48 hours straight with one hour of sleep, and then a couple of 36-hour days.” But despite what may have been previously reported about Metroid Prime 2, there wasn’t much crunch on the game after Nintendo came in and put Michael Kelbaugh – who is currently the president and CEO of Retro – in the main leadership role.

Below is Wikan’s full words:

My Nintendo Zelda smartphone ring

Over in Europe, My Nintendo has added in a Zelda smartphone ring as its latest reward. There unfortunately is no similar option in North America, but we’ll let you know if that changes.

The ring is inspired by the Hylian Shield, with the design specifically based on how it looks in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Switch. It can be used to hold a phone, and if you rotate the ring, it even works as a kickstand. The body is made of acryl material while the ring is comprised of zinc alloy. The body size measures 43mm x 48mm, 3mm thick while the ring section comes in at 22mm in diameter (inner dimensions).

The classic board game Labyrinth will soon have new adaptations of Mario and Pokemon, retailer listings reveal.

For those that are unaware, Labyrinth has been around for 35 years. The board game involves shifting the maze and moving along the path in hopes of getting the characters on your cards while blocking your opponents. If you’re the first to find all of your characters and make it back to the starting place, you’ll be the winner. It’s said to be easy enough for kids to play but fun for adults as well.

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This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play the competitive mode “Puck’er Up” in WarioWare: Get It Together! Check out the full episode below.


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