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RUMOR - New wave of info on the supposed Mario/Rabbids mash-up game for Switch

The following comes from Emily Rogers...

- titled Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- eight playable characters
- includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and others
- each character has their own sci-fi weapon, such as laser guns, arm cannons and more
- characters aren’t controlled directly, but are instead controlled through something called a Tuttorio
- a Tuttorio is a small floating dish which guides the characters through the world
- will feature co-op multiplayer

RUMOR - Hacker discovers information pointing to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga DX

- information comes from SciresM, a well-known Nintendo hacker
- claims to have found information on the 3DS eShop pertaining to the listing
- included the eShop listing number as well in a Tweet

How would you feel if this turned out to be true? Is it time to revisit the Mario and Luigi series for remakes?

Random Time! - Emma Watson chooses between Mario and Sonic in "The Circle"

Whoever wrote that dialog clearly has an axe to grind with SEGA and the more recent Sonic games. That said, I think we can all agree that Mario/Sonic's earlier games were fantastic. It just seems that Mario has maintained the excellent quality all throughout his adventures, be they recent or 30 years old. That said, I really think Sonic Mania/Forces will do a lot to bring Sonic back to his former glory.

Super Mario Run - content update for April 28th, 2017

[Event] The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Release Event is now live, and runs from April 28th to May 11th. During that period, certain “deluxe” buildings and decorations will be given to all players depending on how many times players worldwide play Toad Rally.

Here’s the rewards players can unlock:

10 million Toad Rally Plays: Banana Statue
20 million Toad Rally Plays: Banana Statue
30 million Toad Rally Plays: Blooper Statue
40 million Toad Rally Plays: Mario Kart Statue
50 million Toad Rally Plays: Nintendo Switch Statue

Mario Sports Superstars - Tennis trailer

Mario Sports Superstars brings over-the-top tennis action to Nintendo 3DS. Time your button presses to bust out tricky special shots and control each rally to come out on top. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you're on the road to superstardom!

Super Mario Maker - both Wii U and 3DS versions updated

Wii U - Version 1.46

- A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.

3DS - Version 1.03

- A number of issues have been fixed to make for a pleasant playing experience.

Fire Emblem Heroes has less than 1/10th of Super Mario Run's downloads, but has made more money



Well there's the story right there. Nintendo has been open to trying all sorts of approaches to mobile games, including different methods of charging consumers. The upfront $10 price for Super Mario Run didn't sit well with many consumers. Fire Emblem Heroes takes the microtransactions approach, and while the install base for Heroes is much smaller, it's clear the daily revenue from that title has helped it to surpass what Super Mario Run brought in.