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Universal Studios Japan, including Super Nintendo World, recently closed due to a State of Emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic. After just over a month, the theme park is open to the public once more.

As noted in the announcement, Universal Studios Japan “will operate at a reduced capacity on weekdays only until further notice.” It further states that the location “will continue to implement enhanced health and safety protocols and capacity control measures while Osaka Prefecture remains under a State of Emergency and thereafter.” Guests will be encouraged to leave at varied times to avoid congestion, restaurants now have indoor dining dividers, and all team members other than essential operational team members will continue to work from home.

Universal Studios Japan closed on April 25. It fully reopened on June 1.


A few new media rewards have been added to My Nintendo. In North America, members can spend their points on DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power and Mario Golf: Super Rush items.

Here’s the full lineup:

News started to make the rounds yesterday that Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka had possibly left Square Enix. His first and only project with the company was Balan Wonderworld, which hit Switch earlier this year.

Naka has since addressed the situation with a message on Twitter. Aside from officially confirming that he left Square Enix at the end of April, Naka also noted that he’s considering retirement.

Here’s Naka’s full statement, courtesy of Siliconera:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta take on eight challenges in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in just eight minutes. Check out the full episode below.

A new Nintendo Monthly Rewind video has gone up for May 2021. Fans can catch up on various news, including the announcement of Game Builder Garage, Pokemon release dates, Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, and more.

Here’s the full video:

E3 2021

The ESA has shared more information about its schedule for E3 2021.

We previously heard about a few things such as the Nintendo Direct and Nintendo Treehouse: Live on June 15. In addition to that, it’s been announced that companies such as Square Enix, Capcom, and Bandai Namco will have events as well.

Here’s the full schedule rundown:

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The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. This time around, host Chris Slate as well as guests Stephanie and Anthony talk about summer games for Switch, including Mario Golf: Super Rush, Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Game Builder Garage, No More Heroes 3, and more.

Here’s the full episode:

Nintendo has announced that it is turning its Uji Ogura Plant into a new gallery to showcase the various products released throughout its history. The museum will also feature “exhibits and experiences”. Tentatively known as “Nintendo Gallery”, work on the area will be finished by March 2024.

As noted in today’s announcement, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant was built in 1969. The facility “has been used to manufacture both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, and it also operated as a customer service center for product repairs.”

Here’s the full announcement:


The new 1/7 Marth figure, made by Intelligent Systems, has received a proper update. A new release window of July 2022 has been shared, and we have new photos as well.

Here’s the official product description and pictures:

E3 2021

To close out E3 2021, a special Awards Show has been announced. Editors from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, and GamesRadar+ will determine the winners based on titles featured during the four-day live event.

The panel will focus on selecting the “Most Anticipated” game of E3 2021, as well as recognizing “Most Anticipated” titles from each participating publisher and developer.


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