Japan ranks their top 10 most iconic characters, with Mario and Pikachu making the list

Goo Ranking asked the people of Japan to vote on who they believed to be the country's most iconic characters, and then whittled things down into a top 10. You can find the full list of top 10 below.

1. Doraemon
2. Pikachu
3. Mario
4. Anpanman
5. Hello Kitty
6. Son Goku
7. Totoro
8. Gundam
9. Godzilla
10. Sailor Moon

Pikachu and Mario secure the first and second spots, only being beat out by everyone's favorite blue cat, Doraemon. I'd say Nintendo should be pretty damn proud of their placements!

CoroCoro teasing a "shocking scoop" related to the Yo-Kai Watch franchise

What's next for the Yo-Kai Watch series? It may not be anywhere near as popular as it was a few years back, but it still has millions of fans the world over. You think Level-5 is going to let the franchise disappear? Of course they aren't, and it seems CoroCoro is going to have the scoop on what's next.

The latest issue of CoroCoro is teasing a “shocking scoop” related to Yo-Kai Watch for the May issue, which will be released on April 15th. CoroCoro has been a part of Yo-Kai Watch reveals in the past, showcasing new games that launch later the same year in Japan. Are we going to see that happen once again? We'll have to wait until April 15th to find out!

Creatures Inc. looking for Trading Card Game testers

Are you a big fan of the Pokemon Trading Card Game? Want to get a sneak-peek at some of the new cards in the works? It might be time to become a Pokemon Trading Card Game tester!

Creatures Inc. is looking for fans of the game to test out some in-development works. You'll be playing the game against other testers, and then sharing feedback with the dev team. Testers may also be given other supporting roles in the development or planning of new products, debugging, simple clerical tasks, and more.

Working hours are 11am to 7pm from Monday to Friday, and testers can expect to receive an hourly wage of 1,100 yen ($10.30).

Nintendo makes list of "US Top 10 Millennial Brands" in MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2018 Report

I know you were all dying to find out who made the "US Top 10 Millennial Brands" in MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2018 Report! Don't worry, as we've got the full list for you below. The good news is, Nintendo made the cut this year!

1. Apple
2. Disney
3. YouTube
4. Target
5. Amazon
6. Nintendo
7. Google
8. Xbox
9. Netflix
10. Whole Foods

Looks like Nintendo's comeback is even reaching the hard-to-impress millennial. We all know how fickle they can be! Thanks to Moneyhead64 for the heads up!

Watch today's Nintendo Direct at Nintendo NY

If you live close to Nintendo NY, why not grab some friends and make your way down to the store for today's Nintendo Direct? The store will be showing off the Direct live at 5 PM ET today. Join in with a crowd of Nintendo fans and get in on the excitement!

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya retweets today's Nintendo Direct announcement

There's no doubt about it. Sometimes developers working on games for Nintendo platforms will retweet info on Nintendo Directs without fail, and that means they have something to show off in the presentation. Other times they're just sharing the info in excitement with the rest of us. When it comes to Platinum's Hideki Kamiya, your guess is as good as mine.

Mr. Kamiya did indeed retweet today's Nintendo Direct info, but it's really hard to tell what his goal is. Kamiya loves to rile people up on Twitter with all sorts of jokes, and trollish remarks. Has Kamiya retweeted the info because Platinum has something to show during the Nintendo Direct, or is he just feeding into the speculation he knows the retweet will cause? Either way, we're less than 24 hours from finding out!

iQue official website gets an update

We're not quite sure why it's been updated now, but Nintendo has given the official iQue’s website a revamp. It's been 6 years since the site has received an update.

The site greets you want a brief overview of company, jobs, news, and products released since its conception up to 2012. iQue is described as an official subsidiary of Nintendo, handling development and localization of Nintendo Switch games. Lastly, the site still offers official support services for iQue 3DS XL, iQue DSi XL, and older devices.

Save the Date for the Bethesda E3 2018 Showcase

Save the date! We’re creating a special E3 evening just for you, and we hope you can join us for our fourth annual BE3 Showcase on Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm PT. Official invitations will be sent out at a later date and will contain additional details about the event and how to register.

If you can’t be there in person, you can catch it all live on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or here at Bethesda.net.

Sega Fes 2018 taking place on April 14th and 15th

Time for the annual SEGA Fes event, with this year's show set to take place on April 14th to 15th at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo. Details of the event can be found below.

2nd Floor: Museum Zone – The floor themed after Sega’s “Present, Past, and Future.” There will be corners that visualize the “Amazing Experience” concepts of Sega Group’s various companies, as well as a museum corner that celebrates Sega Saturn’s 30th anniversary, Dreamcast’s 20th anniversary, and enables visitors to experience the history of Sega.

1st Floor: Huge Attraction Experience Zone – On this floor are “huge attractions” that make up the centerpieces of this event, where surprising experiences full of fun content unique to Sega will be offered. There will also be a game experience corner and Sega Group companies original goods sales corner. Both Sega Fes goods and new items will appear in great numbers.

Basement 1st Floor: Stage Zone – The floor where events intended for fans of the game titles made by Sega Group’s various companies will be held. There will be stage events featuring special guests while delivering the latest news, surprise announcements unique to Sega Fes, and game tournaments. Stage events will also be live streamed.

Nintendo shares more insight into why they've removed customer reviews on Nintendo.com

As we said earlier today, Nintendo allowed for customer reviews on their website, and then yanked the option all within a week's time. Why on earth would Nintendo do that? In a statement given to Polygon, the company says the option to review games was a trial, and have no word on if/when the option will return.

Nintendo.com recently offered a trial customer review feature to let users share feedback about Nintendo Switch games on our website. The response has been positive, and Nintendo appreciates the time and effort that reviewers put into their thoughtful commentary on the games. Nintendo has removed this feature as we evaluate the future of the ratings functionality on Nintendo.com. We have no estimate on when an update will be provided on the status of this initiative, but we appreciate the enthusiasm shown for the trial.