Pokken Tournament Arcade - new event available

- new event lasts until December 24th
- event allows you to get the following content:

Support Pokémon sets
new skills
new clothing items for your avatar
new titles

Nintendo files another round of Mario character trademarks for merchandise

Nintendo has filed for a bunch of new trademarks in Japan, all of them pertaining to merchandise. They're targeting multiple Super Mario characters this time around, with trademarks surfacing for Kinopio (Toad), Super Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Packun Flower (Piranha Plant).

Switch sales figures - Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, and Mario Odyssey purchased by more than 50% of Switch owners

The following information comes from a Variety interview with Reggie Fils-Aime:

The lineup of Nintendo-published games also has fueled fueling Switch sales, Fils-Aime said. Three titles have been purchased by more than 50% of Switch owners: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” — which won game of the year at the 2017 Game Awards — “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” and "Super Mario Odyssey." Another title, third-person shooter “Splatoon 2,” has been purchased by one in four Switch owners, he said.

“Typically if you have a title where one out of five owners have bought a game, that’s strong,” Fils-Aime said. “That helps drive sell-through of the console.”

Click here to read the full interview!

Phoenix Wright anime - First episode now dubbed and available on Funimation website

Thanks to Funimation, the first episode of the Phoenix Wright anime has now been dubbed and is available for anyone to view online at their website. So, if you're a fan of Phoenix Wright (or perhaps just a fan of anime in general), then you may want to watch! Thanks to golfdude for the heads-up!

Detective Pikachu movie set for May 10th, 2019 debut

We finally know the release date for Detective Pikachu movie, and unfortunately, we're going to have to wait quite some time to see it. Despite the casting information coming out recently, we now know the movie isn't set to hit theaters until May 10th, 2019. Let's hope that date ends up sticking, but I think it's going to end up with a delay or two.

Currently no plans for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour in 2018

After 5 years of touring, it looks like The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses might be calling it a day. As of right now, there are no shows planned for 2018. A representative for the show said it's not confirmed that there won't be any shows at all in 2018, but nothing is in the works yet. The team behind the show is taking a much-deserved rest.

The Game Awards 2017 - live-stream/blog

This post will be updated with any Nintendo-relevant news from the show.

- Metroid: Samus Returns wins best handheld game - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus wins best action game
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Champion's Ballad DLC available tonight!
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle wins best strategy game
- Super Mario Odyssey wins Best Family Game
- Bayonetta 1 & 2 coming to Switch on Feb. 16th, both retail and eShop
- Bayonetta 3 in development now, exclusive to Switch
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins best game direction, and best action/adventure

Donna Burke recording something for a Nintendo project

Donna Burke has provided voicework and music for all sorts of video games. She's been involved with the Metal Gear franchise, F-Zero, and many more. As you can see in the Tweet above, Ms. Burke is working on something with Nintendo once again. There's no details on what game she's providing content for, so let your minds run wild!

Next issue of Famitsu teases a new Yo-Kai Watch game

Looks like Level-5 might have another push for Yo-Kai Watch on the way. The next issue of Famitsu teases something in the way of a new Yo-Kai Watch game, but no other details are given. This refers to the issue of Famitsu due out next week, not the one hitting Japan tomorrow. We have a whole week to dig up some info and see what's going on!

Mother who ordered her son a £300 Nintendo Switch receives a £4 box of Daz instead

This past Cyber Monday, a mother-of-two by the name of Charlotte Moore ordered a Nintendo Switch package for £301.99 via Amazon. She had intended to buy the Switch as a holiday present for her children, and she was hoping to surprise them with it. In fact, she was originally going to keep everything in the box and reveal it to them on Christmas day,  However, upon receiving the package. When Charlotte opened the package, she was shocked to realize that she had received a package of Daz washing powder instead. 

Further inspection reveals that the box appeared to have been opened already, and it was then taped back together. Amazon is currently investigating the situation, and a spokesperson apologized and claimed that a Nintendo Switch will be sent to Charlotte as soon as one becomes available.