Hot Wheels teasing a Nintendo-related reveal for tomorrow

Things are heating up!

We're not quite sure what's going on here, but Hot Wheels clearly has something going on that's Nintendo-related. The official Hot Wheels Twitter account tweeted at Nintendo today, telling them they've got "something going on under the hood." The tweet includes a link to a teaser site with a countdown that expires at noon east coast tomorrow. Is it a new Hot Wheels toy featuring Nintendo characters, or a Switch game? We'll all find out together tomorrow!

Take the Pokémon TCG Background Pokémon Quiz

How big of a fan are you?

Think you know a lot about the Pokemon Trading Card Game? Test your knowledge of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series by identifying featured Pokémon based on the Pokémon lurking in the background. If you're up to the task, you can hop in on the challenge here.

Frogger getting a live-action competition series on NBC streaming network Peacock

Toadally unexpected

NBC is looking to create a slew of new content for their streaming network Peacock, and one of their projects involves the classic arcade franchise, Frogger.

A new report reveals that a live-action competition series based on Frogger is in the works for Peacock, and 13 episodes of the show have been ordered. Contestants will be playing the role of the frog as they attempt to clear obstacles like traffic, alligators, and more. Challenges will test contestants' strength, strategy and problem-solving abilities, and the winner will take home a cash prize.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Vol. 1 and Pokémon Pocket Comics: Sun & Moon see English release in Fall 2021

Plenty of Pokemon reading material

Viz Media has announced something special for Pokemon fans, and it's due out this year. Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Vol. 1 has been announced for launch sometime in Fall 2021, and it focuses on Ash traveling the world with Goh. You can see the cover for the Japanese release above.

Along with that, Viz Media will also be releasing Pokémon Pocket Comics: Sun & Moon in English sometime in Fall 2021! This is a Pokemon series that focuses on comedy and gags. The Japanese cover for that release can be seen above.

Pokemon x CHUMS merch collaboration announced for Japan

Pokemon with your chums!

The latest Pokémon clothing brand collaboration has been announced for Pokémon Center locations in Japan. CHUMS will be working with The Pokémon Company to release shirts, shorts, jackets, hats, backpacks, mugs and much more Poké-themed merchandise on March 6th, 2021. Check out pics of everything that will be offered here. It is currently unknown if any of the items will be easily purchasable internationally.

Pokemon Co. opens an official site for Pokemon Day

Let the festivities begin!

Did you know that February 27th is Pokemon Day? That's the day Pokemon Green launched in Japan all the way back in 1996. Pokemon Co. remembers, and they're planning on celebrating the day in multiple ways.

In honor of the upcoming Pokemon Day, Pokemon Co. has opened a new website. The website gathers a whole bunch of artwork and more from the Pokemon franchise over the years, and it also lets fans vote on their favorite Pokemon. Check out the site here.

The Witcher: Witch's Lament comic series announced

Geralt returns to the world of print

The Witcher franchise's next expansion is closer to its roots. The Witcher was a book before it became a series of games, and now the brand is heading back to print with a new series of comic books.

Dark Horse Comics The Witcher: Witch's Lament, a limited series written by Bartosz Sztybor, the narrative manager and writer for developer CD Projekt Red. The series is drawn by Vanesa R. Del Ray (Scarlet Witch), with colors by Jordie Bellaire (Batman) and letters by Aditya Bidikar. You can see the cover to issue #1 below:(Image Credit: Dark Horse/CD Projekt Red)
(Image Credit: Dark Horse/CD Projekt Red)

The Witcher: Witch's Lament deals with the death of a witch who was burned at the stake. Geralt becomes entangled with the woman when she haunts his dreams, claiming that a bigger conspiracy is behind her murder. Geralt sets out to uncover the mystery, which leads him straight into some serious danger.

The Witcher: Witch's Lament will be four issues long, and the first is set to release on May 26th, 2021.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie now available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime

Grab the popcorn!

Still haven't seen the Sonic the Hedgehog movie? You've got two new options for watching it today.

Both Amazon Prime and Hulu have added the film to their libraries, so hopefully you can enjoy the movie through one of those options. Better give it a watch now, as the sequel is speeding our way in April 2022. You never know how long these streaming platforms have the option to show specific movies either, so don't wait!

Chex Mix gets in on the Nintendo Direct hype with a "Chex Mix Direct"

Directly...into your mouth

It's been 529 very long days since we've had a proper Nintendo Direct, but the counter is about to reset tomorrow. Nintendo fans the world over are beyond excited, causing all sorts of Nintendo-related topics to trend on social media. There's no doubt other brands have caught the buzz, and they're eager to cash in for some clout of their own.

Case in point, the above tweet from Chex Mix. The snack food brand has spoofed Nintendo's Direct announcement with a Direct of their own. Obviously the entire thing is a joke, but it's a pretty harmless one. It would be funny to see Chex Mix actually go ahead with some sort of live-stream, but since their message above is listed as taking place on the non-existent Feb. 30th, it seems this is all tongue-in-cheek.

Nintendo seeking more damages in Colopl lawsuit

No end in sight for this one

The legal battle between Nintendo and developer Colopl has been going on since 2016, and it appears things are going to continue for quite some time, as Nintendo is now seeking more damages.

The patent lawsuit sees Nintendo accusing Colopl of infringing on five patents, including one for "the special technology used to operate a joystick over a touch panel." Nintendo originally wanted 4.4 billion yen ($41.7 million), but now that figure has been raised to 4.95 billion yen ($46.9 million). This is all because of the amount of time that has passed since the lawsuit was originally filed.

Colopl has no plans on budging, as they're confident they haven't infringed upon any of Nintendo's patents. In other words, this one's going to rage on for years to come.


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