Arcade1Up says they've tried to talk with Nintendo about a collaboration

Make it happen, Nintendo!

The Arcade1Up series of arcade cabinets and more aims to bring the arcade experience home. The company has released a number of classic arcade units like Pac-Man, NBA Jam, Golden Axe, and more. The one company Arcade1Up hasn't worked with is Nintendo, but they're definitely trying to.

In an interview with Comicbook.com, Tastemakers LLC's Marketing Director David McIntosh says that his team has been trying to work something out with Nintendo, but it seems there's been no movement so far.

"We've been trying to get Nintendo for the longest time, so if you have any connections over there, you let us know. But for us, it's just been like we want to do Nintendo. There's no reason not to. We have, I think it's eight or nine, I think it's nine out of 10 of the top arcade games of all time, and the 10th is the one we don't have, which is under Nintendo's IP. So that's been the one we've been really looking out for. The rest of them we either have secured the rights for and it's on its way or we've already done in the past all but Nintendo at this point."

Obviously Arcade1Up wants to work with Nintendo for a Donkey Kong cabinet release. Will the Big N ever allow the collaboration? Perhaps if fans share interest, the wheels could be put in motion.

My Nintendo offering Paper Mario: The Origami King mobile/desktop calendar wallpaper

Nintendo has added yet another calendar wallpaper to their My Nintendo service. This time around, the calendar features the upcoming Paper Mario: The Origami King. If you want to snag one of these calendars for yourself, be it the mobile or desktop version, it'll cost you 50 Platinum Points. You can grab yours here.

Atlus says Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has exceeded sales expectations

Sales chart scramble

The Persona series has been working wonders for Atlus in recent years, becoming one of their biggest hits. It looks like that trend continues with the latest spin-off as well.

In their latest financial report, Atlus has revealed that Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers exceeded their sales expectations. We didn't get a number for total sales so far, but nonetheless, good news. Now let's get that localization going, Atlus!

Kickstarter launched for "Like a Hurricane: An Unofficial Oral History of Street Fighter II" book

Another one for the coffee table

Like a Hurricane tells the story of the creation of one of the most important and beloved videogames of all time – Street Fighter II – and its subsequent impact on the industry, its creators, and the game-playing public that so warmly embraced it.

The culmination of several years of research by games writer Matt Leone, Like a Hurricane gathers together over 60 voices, spread across continents, disciplines and companies, speaking candidly on the vision, fearlessness, and bold ambition that made Street Fighter II a household name.

The gang behind Like a Hurricane are looking for just shy of $63k to bring the book to life. If you'd like to contribute to the campaign, you can do so here.

Famitsu shares more gameplay for Arcade Archives: Gradius

Whenever a new Arcade Archives title is revealed, Famitsu is always the first outlet to snag gameplay footage. They're back once again this week with a new gameplay video, this time featuring Arcade Archives: Gradius. Check out the action above, and then grab the game for yourself on July 9th, 2020.

Streets of Rage 4 executive producer shares insight into how the game's soundtrack was created

Give me a beat!

Any Streets of Rage fan can tell you how important music is to the gameplay experience. That meant the pressure was on for the team behind Streets of Rage 4. How did they manage to cook up a soundtrack worthy of the franchise's legacy? Streets of Rage 4 executive producer Cyrille Imbert shared some insight in a feature with Nintendo.

The first idea was to have a main composer who would bring harmony and coherence throughout the game. Olivier Deriviere is not only a great composer and a fan of electronic music, but he also completely understands the relationship between music and gameplay—which is vital for a Streets of Rage game. Deriviere approached the progression of the game as a DJ set. He tried to start with something that was a little more downbeat and slower, and then, as you progress, the music reflects the sense of adrenaline and urgency.

Check out the full feature here

Glitch Runner map now available for free via the Minecraft marketplace

Glitch in the system

Upload your consciousness and get ready to run in this infinite cyber-parkour course where one wrong step can be the end of you. You're tasked with carrying an energy core without dropping it while the world behind you deteriorates!

- Winding paths, power-ups, and traps await.
- Track your high scores!
- A different course with every game

The Glitch Runner map, made by MrSquishy & Pathway Studios, is now available in the Minecraft Marketplace for free for a limited time.

Classic Mother 3 interview with Satoru Iwata gets a fan translation

A blast from the past

Think you've seen, heard, and read everything there is to know about the development of Mother 3? Well that changes today, as the very first interview ever conducted about the game has been translated, and it features none other than the late, great Satoru Iwata.

The first interview for Mother 3, back when it was an N64 title, was conducted in the July 1996 issue of Dengeki Nintendo 64. In that feature, Iwata discusses the Mother series in general, as well as some tidbits about the upcoming sequel. You can check out the full interview here.

Take a look at the "An Afternoon with Eevee & Friends: Espeon" from Funko, due out later this month

Pokemon Co. and Funko are continuing their "An Afternoon with Eevee & Friends" figurine line with an Espeon release later this month. The image above shows off the upcoming figurine from multiple angles, giving us a good look at what to expect. Once preorders are live, we'll be sure to let you know.

Famitsu most wanted for June 25th to July 1st, 2020

What made the top 40 this week?

The latest issue of Famitsu has been picked through, and the top 40 most wanted have been transcribed. See what made this week's list below.


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