During Sega Fes 2019 in Tokyo, a new Mario & Sonic game was announced, “Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics”. If that news was not big enough for fans of this franchise, it will be coming to not just the Nintendo Switch, but PS4, Xbox One, mobile devices, and arcades.
Check out the trailer below:
There looks to be a great variety of sports you can play in this game, and should be a lot of fun if you are playing with the Joy Cons on the Switch.
Sorry, Nintendo fans, look like you have a few more years to wait until that mythical animated “Super Mario Bros” movie hits theaters. Insert frowny face [here].
According to Nintendo’s quarterly financial report, the movie is not likely to release until sometime in the distant year of 2022. This came from their section on IP expansion, which detailed partnerships with other companies to expand the number of people who have regular access to Nintendo IP in areas other than video games.
This includes character merchandise, theme parks, and other such business licensing business initiatives and initiatives in the video content business, such as the aforementioned film.
Here is the full paragraph from their report:
Theme park development with Universal Parks & Resorts is underway. Construction on the “Super Nintendo World” area at Universal Studios Japan is to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In addition, the development of animated film based on “Super Mario Bros.” with Illumination is moving along for an anticipated theatrical release around 2022.
On the upside on the IP front, Nintendo plans to open their first official Nintendo shop in Japan, called NINTENDO TOKYO. The store will open in Shibuya later this fall. For real, though, how has there not been an official Nintendo store in Japan before?
It’s time for a second look at the K’Nex Mario Kart construction series. Last time, we took a look at two of the smaller sets that included Yoshi and Toad on bikes. This time, we have a pair of larger ones, as we look at the actual karts for Shy Guy and Wario.
We put these together on camera to show you the process, and let you know if they are worth buying the next time you see them on store shelves.
Who doesn’t love Mario Kart? The fine folks at K’Nex have taken the vehicles from the game and transformed them into a variety of construction sets, and today we look at two of those. The Mario Kart bikes, featuring Yoshi and Toad, are two of the smaller sets (and easier to build), so we put these racers together and see if they are worth going to the finish line with, or if they will be left behind in the dust by collectors.
It’s time for another blind bag unboxing, as we revisit K’Nex and their Super Mario line to open up a box of series 10 of their mini-figures. Once again, there are 24 bags but only seven figures to collect. So, this time around we try to help you figure out who is who when you are buying them to save your wallet some trouble.
Gather your mushrooms and stomp on some Goombas, it’s time for another unboxing! This time, we look at a full case of 24 blind bags from Super Mario Mystery Figures Series 9 by K’Nex. This line is extremely small compared to what we have reviewed so far, but surprisingly that does not mean getting the full set is as easy as we expected. Check out the video to see the results and the tricks to help you figure out which figure is in the bag if you buy these.
The classic Super Nintendo game, “Super Mario RPG”, will finally get its long anticipated release on the virtual console later this week… in Europe.
The news comes from EuroGamer, who are happy as heck to get this game in their neck of the woods while this continent has to wait and see. “Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars” was originally released in North America and Japan in 1996, but was never released in Europe until the original Wii Virtual Console released it in 2008. As for Americans, we are still waiting on word from Nintendo if the title will be coming to our systems as well. The game is still available for the Wii on their virtual console, but until then, we must hold our breath and pray to the Mario gods.
On a similar note, earlier this month, Nintendo announced several new Mii Fighter costumes for “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii U and 3DS, which included an outfit for one of Super Mario RPG’s signature characters, Geno.
Super Mario RPG will launch for download on Thursday, December 24, and will cost €7.99.
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