The official posters for The Super Mario Bros. Movie have been revealed! You can check out the official pictures below.
From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
Organizers of the Smash World Tour have announced via Medium that one of the biggest live events in the e-sports and fighting game scene is coming to an end. The Smash World Tour Team stated that, the night before Thanksgiving, Nintendo contacted the group and told them “[they] could no longer operate” due to the lack of an official license.
The organizers state that the Smash World Tour has hosted 6,400 events with 325,000 attendees across the world. The Smash World Tour Championships for 2022 “would have had the largest prize pool in Smash history at over $250,000,” with a planned prize pool of $350,000 in 2023.
This reported shutdown, which Nintendo gave “without any warning,” has caused a multitude of financial troubles for the Team, other organizers, players, and fans, who had contracts, sponsor obligations, bookings, and other plans orchestrated around these events. The Smash World Tour Team stated that they will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to this decision.
Nintendo’s statement also came as a surprise to the Smash World Tour team. Allegedly, Nintendo’s legal representations to the Team in the past have included interest in collaborating with the Team through the procurement of a licensing agreement. The Team also claims that Nintendo had remarked positively to the Smash World Tour, commenting on the Tour’s non-infringement of Nintendo’s IP via the Tour’s lack of game modifications. The Smash World Tour, in Nintendo’s eyes, was apparently a good representation of Nintendo’s values. Reportedly, Nintendo stated the primary reason it would “com[e] down on events” was an event’s usage of game modifications, which the Smash World Tour had avoided.
The Team announced that, in light of this decision, all attendees will be issued full refunds.
Want to show your love for the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters? If you are a Nintendo Switch Online member with available Platinum Points, you can use these Points on icon elements of Quaxly, Sprigatito, and Fuecoco. These icons will only be available until November 24th, so make sure to get them while they are still available!
Clamoring for some JRPGs for the holidays, or maybe hoping to catch some deals before the closure of the 3DS eShop? Fans of Kemco games are in luck, as the company has announced sales on 19 of its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS titles across the North American, European, and Australian Nintendo eShop.
The games on sale, with their corresponding percentage off, that are on the Nintendo Switch are the below titles:
- Yōdanji, 50% off
- Legend Of The Tetrarchs, 50% off
- Revenant Saga, 50% off
- Chronus Arc, 50% off
- Revenant Dogma, 50% off
- Seek Hearts, 50% off
- Illusion of L’Phalcia, 50% off
- Everdark Tower, 50% off
- Archlion Saga, 50% off
- Sephirothic Stories, 50% off
- Alphadia Genesis, 50% off
- Miden Tower, 50% off
- Sword of Elpisia, 35% off
- Ghost Sync, 35% off
- Alphadia Genesis 2, 50% off
The Nintendo 3DS titles that are a part of the sale, which are all 50% off, are as follows:
- Bonds of the Skies
- Legna Tactica
- Infinite Dunamis
- Asdivine Cross
Need more Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope love in your life? Check out these two new Japanese commercials, featured above, that go deeper into the key playable characters, environments, weapons, stages, and other features of the new title. The second commercial also presents a song highlighting the game.
Three new Japanese television commercials for the Switch are available to watch today. While one commercial features Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the other two show gameplay from Splatoon 3, all highlight how people can use Switch first-party titles to connect with family members and friends. You can watch the commercials above.
The North American Splatoon account has announced that the Splatoon x Pokémon Splatfest Sneak Live is now available. Players can now choose a team, check SplatNet 3 to see the teams your friends chose, gain abilities with a Splatfest tee, and earn and spend conch shells at the Shell-Out Machine.
Nintendo has released a new commercial for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. The ad, seen above, highlights some of battle system, the new region, and the trainers and Pokémon you’ll meet along the way to becoming the best there ever was.
In the excitement for the Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial version, OBAKEIDORO! has released Castlevania DLC. Until November 1 at 11:59 PDT, subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online will be able to try out the full game.
The free Castlevania DLC for the game includes Leon Belmont, Alucard, and Alucard’s Sword.
You can check out the DLC for yourself on Nintendo’s store page.
Two weeks ago, we discussed the announcement of the next online competition for Pokémon Sword and Shield, and the moment has finally arrived. Registered trainers can now participate in the Ultimate Finale Online competition from now until October 30, 2022.
Fortnite recently dropped a new skin for Black Adam in its Item Shop for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4. Not only is the Black Adam Outfit available, but players can also purchase the Symbol of Shiruta Back Bling, Hawkman’s Mace Pickaxe, Teth’s Throne Emote and the Teth Ascended Loading Screen in the popular battle-royale shooter.
Plus a debut of a music track from the game
GameXplain’s Jake Steinberg and Tris Valbuena recently interviewed Gareth Coker, the composer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. In the interview, Coker spoke about the difference between this project and his previous works in Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Halo Infinite. He also discussed the process of creating music for the newest installment in the Mario + Rabbids franchise. He also notes some of the processes he utilized for the soundtrack to make it unpredictable, immersive, and enjoyable for listeners. He also debuted a new track for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, which you can listen to above.
This evening, Nintendo of America released a small promotional video for the Pokémon titles available on Switch. The description for the video reads: “You’ll find all kinds of things on your Pokémon adventures: Poké Balls, really cool characters, Pokémon you can ride, curly toed boots and more! All on Nintendo Switch.
Got some cash to obtain rare antiquities?
Two unreleased NES games are currently up for sale on eBay. The first game, The Battlefields of Napolean, is a localized version of Napolean Senki, a real-time strategy game for the Famicom.
This copy of The Battlefields of Napolean comes with its original packaging design that would have been sent to Nintendo for printing its game boxes.
The second game, labelled as “CES SAMPLE” (for the Consumer Electronics Show), is a demo for a Nintendo Power glove game developed by Rare. Unlike The Battlefields of Napolean, this game has never been released or played by the public. A former programmer stated that the title “was a puzzle game where the cursor was a disembodied hand and you made different gestures to complete tasks[, such as] [p]unching rocks and turning keys.”
The Video Game History Foundation, an organization run to preserve video game history, is currently requesting donations so that the nonprofit can purchase these cartridges. If you would like to help in this effort, you can contact Frank Cifaldi on Twitter.
Pokémon is continuing its Pokemon The Series by streaming episodes from Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, Season 10, on Twitch. This Thursday from 2PM onward, you can catch more of the TV series before watching the 2023 Salt Lake City Regionals on Saturday. You can view Pokémon’s Twitch channel here.