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Okami Shiranui Nendoroid

We’ve got an update on the Okami Shiranui Nendoroid, which we previously heard about this year. The figure was unveiled at WonHobby back in February. Today, Max Factory confirmed plans to have it ready for June 2022.

The Nendoroid is also now one step closer to production, and photos are in showing off the final design. Check out a number of photos below.

Overwatch McCree name change

Blizzard will change the name of Overwatch character McCree, the company has announced.

The move is being made in the wake of a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. Many employee reports have surfaced in recent weeks regarding sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

McCree was named after Jesse McCree, a staffer that spent many years at Blizzard and contributed to several of its games. While he departed the company earlier this month, he has ties to the ongoing lawsuit against Activision Blizzard.

Below is Blizzard’s full statement on the name change for McCree in Overwatch:

Pokemon TV app Switch

Without any prior notice, a Pokemon TV app has just released on Switch. It can be downloaded digitally through the eShop.

According to the product description, a bunch of different video content can be accessed here. There are “hundreds of episodes” to watch from anime, full seasons included. That’s on top of animated specials as well as Pokemon Trading Card Game and video game competitions. There will be new content to watch on a regular basis.


Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps part 2

SEGA has just gone live with the second part of the Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps two-episode cartoon. The web series was made to tie in with the upcoming launch of Sonic Colors: Ultimate. Fans are also introduced to the new Jade Wisp, and it welcomes the return of Sonic, Tails and the notorious Dr. Eggman from the Sonic Colors universe.

Here’s a brief rundown of today’s episode:

In a rather unexpected move, Imagineer announced today that Fitness Boxing will have its own anime. It will begin airing on October 1 through Tokyo MX.

It goes without saying, but the show is based on the previously-released Switch titles. Fitness Boxing came to Switch in January 2019. Its sequel, Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise, launched in December 2020.

Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2021

The all-digital Gamescom 2021 is kicking off with Opening Night Live. Like the past couple of years, the show will be held to highlight a few unannounced games and previously-known titles. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania have already been confirmed for the show.

You can watch Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2021 as it happens below, with the action set to begin at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe. Note that a pre-show will kick off 30 minutes beforehand. We’ll also be sure to share any Switch news as it’s revealed.

Build-A-Bear Umbreon

Gen 2 Pokemon fans will be happy to hear that Umbreon is now getting the Build-A-Bear treatment. By ordering the online bundle, you’ll receive the plush with 5-in-1-sound, sleeper, and cape accessories.

Here’s the official product description and where to order:

Atelier Ryza figma

As previously announced, a new figma is on the way for Reisalin Stout as she appeared in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. Some news about the figure was shared today.

Max Factory shared a final release date, and fans can pick up the Reisalin Stout figma in July 2022. We have the official product listing with more information below. 

super mario movie illumination

Teen Titans Go! producers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic will be directing the Super Mario movie from Illumination, according to an animator working on the film. The staffer has that information listed on his LinkedIn profile. However, there’s been no official announcement just yet.

Both have worked on a number of different animated television shows. Jelenic’s credits include Jackie Chan Adventures, The Batman, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Horvath previously contributed to Yin Yang Yo!, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and Mad.

My Nintendo has added in a brand new keychain as a way of promoting the LEGO Super Mario product line. If interested, you can claim it here. It’ll set you back 400 Platinum Points.

It turns out that this is actually just half of the equation. In the same style as LEGO Mario, there’s a similar keychain available for LEGO Luigi, but not on My Nintendo. The LEGO VIP rewards site is offering Luigi here for 500 VIP Points. If you sign up, you can also claim 200 Platinum Points on My Nintendo for free.

LEGO Super Mario sets were first unveiled back in March 2020. It’s been a long road since then, with several additional products added to the line. Most recently, LEGO Luigi joined in on the fun, though that only just happened this month. 

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