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Pokemon Sword/Shield

At the end of 2019, The Pokemon Company filed lawsuits against leakers that had made certain information about the games known prior to release. The defendants were involved with uploading pictures to the internet that revealed unannounced Pokemon and alternate forms from the official strategy guide.

We now know that one defendant took these photos while working for the company that was hired to print the strategy guide. A second person involved in the lawsuit ended up posting the images to Discord. According to The Pokemon Company, they soon spread to a “worldwide audience”.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake

Forever Entertainment has been around for a decade, but has started to gain more prominence in recent years. It certainly helps that the company teamed up with SEGA for remakes. A redone version of Panzer Dragoon was put on Switch last year, with The House of the Dead to follow later in 2021.

Today, Forever Entertainment announced that it has signed a new agreement with Nintendo. As part of that, Forever will be receiving “a significant financial backing”.

Here’s a brief translation of the announcement from Cass_Se:

The LEGO Group has unveiled brand new functionality for its LEGO Super Mario line. Between the Mario and Luigi figures, two-player action is now possible. Bluetooth support makes it possible to “play as a team, collect extra digital coins by doing in-sync actions like walking, flipping and jumping, or work together to defeat enemies, complete challenges, share rewards or even by changing up the play and competing against each other.”

Also officially announced today are new products for the LEGO Super Mario line. These include the Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set, Boss Sumo Bro Topple Tower Expansion Set, Lakitu Sky World Expansion Set, Reznor Knockdown Expansion Set, Frog Mario Power-Up Pack, Bee Mario Power-Up Pack, and Character Packs – Series 3.

Here’s the full press release with additional details:

Believe it or not, 2021 is just about halfway over. Twitter is recognizing that fact with some new data.

First up, here’s a look at the most tweeted about games in the world throughout 2021 so far:


According to a report, Cyber Group Studios has signed a co-development and co-production deal with Square Enix on a new animated series based on Final Fantasy IX. Cyber Group will be producing the show as well as handling worldwide distribution, licensing, and merchandise.

Not much is known about the project at present. Kidscreen does note that the series is aimed at viewers aged eight to thirteen.

Cyber Group is targeting the start of production by the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022. As the company wraps up a project bible, it will pitch the show to broadcasters in the coming months.


Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir / The Girl Who Stands Behind

After more than three decades, Famicom Detective Club finally returned last month. Nintendo teamed up with Mages to produce brand new remakes. The Missing Heir as well as The Girl Who Stands Behind both made it to Switch – and in the west for the very first time.

Now that Famicom Detective Club is back after such a long period, could we see an entirely new game? Makoto Asada, who worked on the remakes as a producer, would at least be interested in making that happened.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta [play Mario Golf: Super Rush and face off in Speed Golf as Wario and Waluigi. Check out the full episode below.

It’s been announced that a special event will be live streamed next week in celebration of Nihon Falcom’s 40th anniversary. Fans can expect a free virtual concert from Falcom jdk BAND that features tracks spanning four decades of Nihon Falcom’s game history, a special message from president Toshihiro Kondo, and new announcements plus surprises.

The event will be held on the following days / times:

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Metroid Dread

After two decades, the Metroid series is finally receiving a brand new 2D entry. Metroid Dread continues the plot that’s been on hold ever since the days of the Game Boy Advance with Metroid Fusion.

We’ve heard Yoshio Sakamoto mention that the current story arc with end with Dread. But what about the future? Fortunately, it sounds like there’s still plenty of room for the series to grow.

There’s still a lot planned with the LEGO Super Mario concept. A Luigi set was announced earlier this year, and we just heard about a third character pack series. An additional set has now surfaced as well.

Over on Amazon Australia, the retailer leaked what looks to be another LEGO Super Mario product. We’ve placed the images after the break just in case you’re looking to avoid being spoiled.

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