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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.

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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.


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.

Disgaea series

In a video message today, Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa announced that the Disgaea series has surpassed a total five million copies sold. Additionally, there are plans to continue the series. The company hopes to consider feedback stemming from Disgaea 6 for the future.

Niikawa noted:

animal crossing amiibo cards restock

Nintendo has announced another restock of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards for North America.

Starting in early September, Target will be carrying the cards once again. The first four sets will be appearing on store shelves once more for $5.99. Unfortunately, Target is indeed the exclusive retailer for this one. Since Nintendo specified “early September”, you may want to keep an eye on your local store as early as today. At the moment it doesn’t look like the cards will be available online, but we’ll let you know if anything changes on that front.


tgs 2021 project triangle strategy

Square Enix is bringing Project Triangle Strategy to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2021) this year, the company has announced.

We’re still waiting for Square Enix to confirm its full lineup. In the meantime though, we know about a number of titles that will be on hand, and Project Triangle Strategy is among them.

Confirmed games include:

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