Nintendo grabs U.S. trademark for Super Nintendo World, in relation to Universal Studios

Just as plans are moving ahead in Japan, now the push continues in the United States. Nintendo has filed for the trademark Super Nintendo World, in relation to the upcoming parks at Universal Studios locations. It's going to be a few years before we actually see these parks open, but at least we know progress is being made!

Natsume teases more E3 news to come

Coming from Natsume's recent Facebook update...

We have more exciting E3 news to announce that will be sure to please Nintendo fans! Keep watching our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram for additional game reveals and more as we count down the days to June 13th.

I cannot believe E3 is almost here. I am so ready to see all the news, but I am NOT looking forward to covering it! Still, the job must be done, and I'll do it as best I can!

Kong: Skull Island director reveals Legend of Zelda, Metroid references hidden in the movie

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, has already shared how some of monster designs in the movie are inspired by Pokemon. Now he's taken to Twitter to show off some more inspiration behind items in the film. Pretty damn cool to see him slipping these references in!

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters being adapted into a musical

- being adapted into stage musical by original director Seth Gordon

"Yeah, some scripts have been written - we're actually working on a musical right now, which is pretty great. I think it lends itself to that - there's such a melodrama, and so many of the characters are actually musicians, and the music of the games, too, is a thing."

- one of the songs is Walter Day's own song, 'Museum of Your Heart'
- there will be 15 or more songs
- still hope for a traditional movie as well

"If we were going to do the movie, I'd be open to it, but I always thought it'd be cool to flip the point of view and do it from Billy's perspective, sort of see the whole thing from his point of view. Because at least he believed in his version, very much, so try to see what that'd be like."

Jakks Pacific nabs rights to create toys for the upcoming Mega Man cartoon

- deal between Jakks and the shows producers - DHX Brands and Dentsu Entertainment
- deal includes action figures, play-sets, costumes and plush dolls

"I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series. Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids." - COO Jack McGrath

Pokemon news - Duel update now available, Pokemon the Movie 2017 trailer info

Pokemon Duel - update available

- brings the game up to version 3.0.9

- balance changes announced for Infernape, Keldeo, Darkrai, Banette, Absol, Murkrow & Hydreigon announced

- new Orange Time Booster which are guaranteed to hold Dark-type or Fighting-type Pokémon

- three new plates

Pokémon the Movie 2017 - World Premiere Trailer

- World Premiere on Thursday July 6th at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris, France

- this will be the first airing of the movie

- event will include special guests Kunihiko Yuyama, the director of the movie, and Rica Matsumoto, Ash's voice actor

Nintendo stock may have closed higher on May 23rd than at the peak of the Pokemon GO craze

I've poured through data from various stock market resources, and while not all show the same data, multiple charts indicate Nintendo's closing stock price for May 23rd being higher than Nintendo's stock was back during the initial Pokemon GO boom. Remember, that high stock value back then was inflated due to investors/analysts not being aware of just how much Nintendo stood to gain from Pokemon GO, nor their true involvement with the product. For the charts that don't show this data, they do show stock being extremely close to hitting that mark.

Now to put things into more perspective, Nintendo would have to just about double their stock value from where it is now to get back to where things were during the height of Wii/DS success.

8bitdo controllers now work with the Nintendo Switch

The following blurb comes from TheVerge:

8bitdo — the company behind a range of excellent retro-style game controllers — is now offering support for Nintendo Switch. Today the company is releasing a firmware update that makes all of its controllers compatible with Nintendo’s newest console... For now, it’ll be handy for playing old-school Neo Geo games, puzzle games like Puyo Puyo Tetris, or if you need another controller (or two) for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournaments.

You can purchase 8bitdo's controllers by clicking here!

Here's a bit of footage showing one of the controllers in action. Thanks to MistaCube for the heads up!

Double Fine's VP of Business meets up with Nintendo

We don't know why Double Fine's Business VP met up with Nintendo, but hearing that is certainly encouraging. Wonder what the two are cooking up! Thanks to Espen for the heads up!

Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 could be up to an hour long

If you go to Nintendo's E3 website, you have the option to set a calendar reminder for Nintendo's Spotlight: E3 2017 event. Doing so shows you that, at most, the event will run one hour long. We don't know how long it's actually going to last, but it will at least be more than 30 minutes. Previous years have run close to 45 minutes.


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