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We’ve long heard about Pokemon the Movie Coco, which will debut in Japan next month. The Pokemon Company has now followed up with a bit of information for western fans.

The upcoming film is officially titled “Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” overseas. It’s confirmed for release in 2021, though a specific date hasn’t been determined as of yet.

Here’s an official overview:

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Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. doesn’t officially release until the end of the week, but some folks are getting their hands on the unit a bit early. Check out an unboxing video below.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches worldwide on November 13.

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Pokemon Unite

When Pokemon Unite releases, it’ll support full cross-platform play. Switch and smart devices will be fully compatible, allowing all users to connect online together.

While The Pokemon Company is trying out cross-platform play, the feature is not something that Nintendo itself is pursuing at the moment. President Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed there are currently no such plans to integrate the functionality for its titles during the company’s financial results conference call last week.

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Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

We would like to inform you about a language error with the ‘Mario Drawing’ song in the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system’s digital clock.

When Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches this week, it’ll release with a bit of a language error. Nintendo explained the situation on its official website today.

The ‘Mario Drawing’ song featured in the digital clock displays the wrong set of lyrics depending on the language you choose. French, Spanish, German, and Italian are impacted. However, English, Dutch, and Japanese will always display correctly. It’s possible to access the correct lyrics, but the aforementioned languages are mixed up.

Here’s the full notice from Nintendo:

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The Washington Post recently spoke with four key developers behind the Mario franchise. Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Yoshiaki Koizumi, and Kenta Motokura spoke about the different entries and series in general.

Here’s a roundup for some of their comments:

Today’s lengthy Indie Live Expo II stream concluded with confirmation of a third broadcast. Indie Live Expo III will be held sometime in 2021, Ryu’s Office announced.

Indie Live first premiered on June 6. Several new Switch games were revealed during both broadcasts, and that should continue for next year’s show.

We’ll let you know when an air date has been announced for Indie Live Expo III.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars - Super Mario Galaxy

According to well-known Nintendo developer Yoshiaki Koizumi, story is added to the Mario titles “at the very end of the game development process”. As a franchise that is much more known for its gameplay, that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Koizumi told The Washington Post in a recent interview:

Super Mario Odyssey

Mario fans have likely noticed that the character’s abilities and movements are never static. Just like gameplay tends to change with each new entry, the same can be said of what Mario is actually capable of doing.

As part of an interview with The Washington Post, Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey director Kenta Motokura spoke about Mario’s movements. Motokura noted specifically that with the more recent games, Nintendo has looked to give players “a little more control in mid air” and make some enemies “easier to be jumped on”.

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Animal Crossing amiibo cards

Good news for those looking for the Animal Crossing amiibo cards – they’ve been restocked on Best Buy. Nintendo previously said they would be returning in November.

You can order the amiibo cards from Best Buy here. Series 1-4 are all currently available.

When Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was revealed, it was also announced that there would be a restock for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo. Amazon now has the full set up here. Urbosa, Mipha, Daruk, and Revali are available once again.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity arrives on November 20. Players can use amiibo to unlock in-game weapons and other items.

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