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Update 3 (5/25): Amazon Germany has pre-orders here, and it does ship to the U.S.

Update 2 (5/21): The amiibo is now up on Amazon UK here.

Update: Pre-orders are sold out at Best Buy, but just went up on GameStop here.

Original (5/19): Pre-orders have started to open for the newly-announced Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, which will be released alongside Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Best Buy currently has it here. As more retailers make the figure available, we’ll let you know.

Keep in mind that this amiibo will be a bit pricier than normal. The cost of these figures have varied over the past few years, though they’ve usually settled in at around $16 from Nintendo. However, this one will set you back $25.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo releases on July 16.

SEGA will host a Sonic Central presentation on May 27, the company has announced. It will cover “a first look at some of the projects, partnerships, and events” for Sonic’s 30th anniversary.

Sonic Central will air at the following times on YouTube and Twitch:

Giles Goddard had quite the career at Nintendo. He joined the company at an early age, and one of his first major projects was Star Fox – before moving on to the likes of Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

In an interview with MinnMax, Goddard opened up about working on Ocarina of Time, before there was even a proper game in place. He had a large role in the tech demo that first debuted at Space World (Shoshinkai). Goddard was also involved in R&D for Zelda on the N64 while the project was still in its initial development phase.

Another wallpaper based on Miitopia is now up for grabs on My Nintendo in North America. You can claim it here for 50 Platinum Points.

My Nintendo already received a couple of Miitopia rewards earlier in the month. Aside from the first wallpaper, a May calendar was added.

Miitopia is out now on Switch.

The Nendoroid line is expanding with a new addition from Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Raihan, one of the Gym Leaders players face in the game, is getting his own figure.

Here’s the official product description and photos:

Today, Nintendo announced a new partnership with HelloFresh to celebrate the upcoming launch of Miitopia. The Fresh Adventures Sweepstakes begins May 21, and those who enter will have the chance to win a Nintendo Switch prize pack. It contains a Switch system and a download code for Miitopia.

Those that are interested can enter the sweepstakes here. The site also contains additional details.

Miitopia launches for Switch on May 21.

Source: Nintendo PR


Summer Game Fest 2021

E3 is back after a year off, but Summer Game Fest – which was started last year by The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley – will be returning regardless. Fresh information about the event was shared today.

Summer Game Fest officially begins on June 10 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe. The initial broadcast will feature “a spectacular live world premiere showcase, with a performance by Weezer, Day of the Devs and more”.

Partners for Summer Game Fest 2021 include:

Nintendo has announced a brand new amiibo tying in with the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fans will be able to pick up a figure featuring Zelda herself and a Loftwing.

Naturally, the amiibo has functionality with Skyward Sword HD. When used on the surface, you can return to the sky from wherever you like. Use it again in the sky to return to where you were previously. It even works in dungeons or buildings in the sky.

Here’s a video showing off the amiibo feature:

Tying in with the launch of Famicom Detective Club a few days ago, My Nintendo has added in a new reward. Members can pick up a wallpaper based on the visual novels.

The Famicom Detective Club wallpaper will set you back 50 Platinum Points. It’s currently up on My Nintendo here.

It’s been three years since the launch of Kirby Star Allies, but a new art book recently arrived in Japan. It included an interview with Shinya Kumazaki, the game’s director.

Kumazaki also left a message at the end of the book. After discussing some of the difficulties HAL Laboratory went through while making Star Allies, he also spoke vaguely about the series’ future. Kumazaki mentioned moving on to the “next phase” of Kirby and “planning for the next stage of our future.”

Kumazaki’s message, translated by Nintendo Everything, is as follows:

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