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The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo has been “impacted by unforeseen shipping delays”, according to Nintendo. Some figures will be available as expected on July 16. However, the majority will be distributed later, with additional shipments now expected in August.

Nintendo shared the following in a statement:

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The latest episode of Nintendo Power podcast is now live. This time around, host Chris Slate and guests Ethan from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe from the social media team at Nintendo of America talk Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, feature Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King in their Nintendo Power Game Club, discuss anticipated Switch titles, and more.

Here’s the full episode:

If you’re looking to score some new Hallmark ornaments, Amazon is now taking pre-orders for a whole bunch. There’s a wide selection here, ranging from the SNES to Mario, Pokemon, and more.

Amazon has pre-orders here. The ornaments should begin to ship throughout the month.

Note: some items may not be in stock very long.


GameStop intends to restock the Ridley amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line later this year, the retailer has announced. It will be an exclusive – meaning no other retailer will be carrying the figure.

Pre-orders for the restock are already open. If interested, you can reserve it here. Ridley will be back on October 8, just in time for Metroid Dread.

The Dark Samus amiibo is also seeing a reprint. At least right now, that one is looking like a Best Buy exclusive.


The Persona series is celebrating its 25th anniversary later this year, and Atlus is gearing up for the big milestone in several ways.

The company is currently teasing seven projects related to the series. Announcements should begin in September, and all of the news should be out there by next fall.

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The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition

Update (7/9): Amazon has now opened pre-orders here. Based on the listing, it looks like this is ready to ship.

Original (7/1): Hasbro is teaming up with Nintendo on a unique twist on a classic board game. The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition will release this summer, it’s been announced.

Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi are primarily featured. Players will be “journeying through the Mushroom Kingdom” as they “move around the looping paths of the gameboard as they collect coins, power up with items and companions, and play fun minigames along the way such as Rock Paper Scissors, Thumb Wars, and Spin-Offs.” It all culminates with a battle against Bowser.

Here’s some additional information and photos:


This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta attempt some trick shots in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check out the full episode below.

Monolith Soft reported its financial results this week, and it turns out that the Nintendo subsidiary had a fantastic year. For the fiscal period ending March 2021, profit was reported at 1.171 billion yen. That’s by far the highest amount for the company over the past several years.

During the previous fiscal year, Monolith Soft recorded a profit of 491 million yen. That’s an increase of 138.2 percent.

Here’s a look at Monolith Soft’s operating profit over the years:

Nintendo has published a new video with LEGO designers Amy Bennet and Benjamin Ma in which they show you the new ways you can play with LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi. It’s possible to team up with the characters or family and friends, and you’ll earn extra coins when you jump, walk, and stomp at the same time. A new Adventures with Luigi Starter Course is joining the line, along with other products.

Here’s the full video:

Nintendo has announced a new partnership with Edible centered around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Starting next week, a wide array of delicious gifts will be available that tie in with the Switch game.

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