Sanei Boeki releasing Animal Crossing Tom Nook and Isabelle cushions

Go to sleep and type in your Dream Address code!

Following yesterday's report on a Timmy and Tommy cushion being released by Sanei Boeki on February 17th, 2021, we now have word that both Tom Nook and Isabelle will also be available alongside them.

On the fronts, the money-hungry (yet adorable) Tom Nook grasps a bell bag, while the precious Isabelle holds a tasty apple. The sides feature a pattern print of bell bags and apples respectively, and the back has the character's Japanese names (Tanukichi & Shizue) printed in beautiful cursive. Each cushion is priced at ¥2,689, and now available for pre-order with worldwide shipping via Amazon JP.

Pokemon Shirts releases facemasks with patterns featuring the 151 Kanto region Pokemon

Buying 'em all will cost you a pretty PokéCoin...

What should immediately be noted is that the official website states "This mask is intended to be used as a fashion item and is not intended to prevent infectious diseases." Although this likely just means the masks haven't been legally tested or approved for medical purposes. Stay safe out there, trainers!

With 151 patterns of fabric featuring Kanto region Pokémon to choose from, Pokémon Shirts has released a facemask line of fashion products. The options for the fabric color on the backside are; white, black, pink, or blue. Priced at $18 each, shipping will cost you an extra $15 (unless you order 5+ mask/bandanna OR 2+ shirts/polo, then shipping is free). The masks will begin shipping in around 5-6 weeks, and are now available for purchase in the following countries; Japan, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

Japan’s Niigata prefecture gets Magikarp manhole covers

True works of art

Over the last few years, Pokemon Co. has been releasing a series of custom Pokemon manhole covers as part of a beautification process. The latest entry in the series features Magikarp, and there are now four different designs installed in Japan’s Niigata prefecture. Magikarp was chosen due to Ojiya City’s reputation for cultivating Koi fish.

Pikachu appears in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a special dance

The Pokemon Company International has regularly participated in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and this year, they showcased a special Pikachu dance. They also teased their new 25th Anniversary logo just before all of the performers left the stage. Nice moves, Pikachu!

SNK in talks with Saudi Arabian Investors, Electronic Gaming Development Company looking to invest

SNK, the video game company known for developing the likes of classic arcade games such as King of Fighters and Metal Slug, is in talks with new investors in Saudi Arabia. According to a South Korean news website known as EDaily, a company called Electronic Gaming Development Company now owns stakes in the company. EGDC is looking to purchase 28.8% of the company.
Thanks to sligeach_eire for the heads-up!

Pokemon Co. announces collab with the Kibo Space Module on the International Space Station

An out-of-this-world event

Pokemon Co. is always working on unique collaborations for the brand, and today's reveal might be the most intriguing yet. The world of Pokemon is mashing up with the Kibo Space Module on the International Space Station!

On December 31st, a live-stream from the International Space Station will feature the first sunrise of 2021. This stream will include a special Augmented Reality showcase that mixes real-time images from the International Space Station with various Pokemon!

Check out some aerial footage of Super Nintendo World

Now THIS is the happiest place on Earth!

Super Nintendo World is opening at Universal Studio's Japan in Spring 2021, but we can take a bird's eye look at the entire park right now thanks to some some high-quality aerial footage. I can't wait to step foot directly into the Mushroom Kingdom next year! Check out the video above via KyodoNews.

Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral / Turquoise) bundled with a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 3 months of Switch Online now available in Europe

Perfect for the holiday season!

Nintendo of Europe has launched two new Nintendo Switch Lite SKUs, each bundled with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 3-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Priced at £239.99, the Coral and Turquoise coloured bundles can be purchased here. A special Black Friday offer is also now available, and every purchase of a Switch or Switch Lite will include a free 64GB SD card.

Nintendo, Creatures Co., and Game Freak file for 'VSTAR' trademark

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc., and Game Freak Inc. have applied for a new trademark in Japan. The trademark is for the term "VSTAR," and it's tied to the Toy category. More specifically, it is related to “game equipment”, “board games”, “playing cards”, “toys”, and 20 other similar applications. We'll have to hang tight for more info before we see what this trademark is actually used for.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel begins production in March 2021

Revving up

The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie turned out to be quite a hit, both in terms of revenue and fan response. That's why Paramount was quick to greenlight a sequel, and work on that project is kicking off early next year.

We've learned that production on the film will officially kick off in Canada come March 2021. The codename for the film is "Emerald Hill," and production should run from March 15th to May 10th, 2021. Unfortunately, there's no word on what direction the story will take at this time, and we don't know who's returning from the first film.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 for the heads up!


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