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Gucci's new sneakers combine Nintendo and SEGA styles

Gucci’s new Rhyton sneakers combine the color/background of Nintendo's logo with SEGA's font. If you're a fan of old-school gaming and Gucci, I guess these will make for an irresistable pair. Just make sure you have $885 to spend, because that's how much these sneakers will set you back. That money could buy a lot of retro games!

Nintendo appearing at the Tokyo Game Show...kind of

Nintendo never shows up at the Tokyo Game Show. There might be other companies showing off games for Nintendo platforms, but the Big N themselves stay out of the show. That's changing this year, as Nintendo will be setting up an exhibition in the business meeting area. In other words, they won't have a booth on the show floor, and only those with a business pass can check out what Nintendo is up to. Even then, those hoping to see what Nintendo has have to make an appointment.

Pokemon CHECK IN booth opening at Kansai International Airport

- opening on July 2, 2018 and runs to June 30th, 2019
- this is an interactive Pokemon exhibit that Pokemon fans and children can
- will feature a variety of activities, such as taking photos with 100 Pokemon Center Original plush dolls, playing Pokemon Quest on iPad, taking photos with Pilot Pikachu, and enjoying a Pokemon Ga-Ole battle on a 50 inch screen
- there will be a Pokemon Stand vending machine at the exhibition this Fall

Jim Carrey in negotiations to play Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog feature film

I can't even believe this is a real thing, but I'm so happy it is. Reports have come in that Jim Carrey is in talks to play Eggman in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog feature film. I can only imagine how hilariously bad that would be, and I am ALL in on it. Hopefully the negotiations go well!

Thanks to MarioCheated and Justin for the heads up!

Details on revenue for Nintendo's various subsidiaries

The following information pertains to Nintendo’s subsidiaries during the peroid from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

- Nintendo Sales Co, Ltd, a Japanese distributor Nintendo owns 70% of, made 211 billion yen (USD1.9 billion) in sales
- Nintendo of America generated the most sales out of all Nintendo’s subsidiaries with 377 billion yen (USD3.4 billion)
- Nintendo of Europe had 235 billion yen (USD2.1 billion)
- Nintendo Hong Kong made 35 billion yen (USD315 million)

Nintendo grabs Poke-Lun trademarks

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Co., Ltd. and Game Freak Inc. have filed for two new trademarks in Japan. These trademarks are for the words ポケるんTV and ポケるん, and the English words Poké-Lun TV and Poké-Lun. Whatever these trademarks pertain to remains to be seen.

Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Festival teaser site open

- Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Festival takes place July 13 to August 26, 2018
- festival will take place at three different malls in Japan – Landmark Plaza, MARKIS Minato Mirai, and Sunshine City
- festival will heavily feature Eevee and its Eeveelutions
- teaser site here

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii to appear at Anime Expo 2018

Creator of the legendary DRAGON QUEST® series, Yuji Horii, will be attending Anime Expo 2018, the largest anime convention in North America. He will be participating in autograph sessions at the SQUARE ENIX Booth throughout the weekend, at the following times:

Friday, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday July 7, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The autograph tickets will be distributed at the DRAGON QUEST area of the SQUARE ENIX booth starting 10:00 a.m. of the day prior to each session. Lucky attendees who receive a ticket will be able to receive an autograph on an exclusive 8×10” signing card prepared by SQUARE ENIX and a photograph with the creator*.

A look at how Pokemon Trading Cards are made

Ever wonder what goes into making a Pokemon Trading Card? Now we finally have some insight into how the cards are created, thanks to a recent feature! Here's the breakdown of what card creation is like.

- first step is to open up a 3D model of the Pokemon featured in the card
- the Pokemon's wireframe is shifted into a pose for the card
- a background for the card is created
- the Pokemon is placed on the card and adjusted to fit the scene
- minor touch-ups are made to make everything blend together

Shuntaro Furukawa is officially Nintendo's new president

Tatsumi Kimishima is out and Shuntaro Furukawa is in. We knew that Furukawa was going to be taking over for Kimishima, but today the event actually took place at the 78th general meeting of stockholders at Nintendo. Let's hope Furukawa can continue the success Nintendo is currently seeing! Below you can see statements from both Kimishima and Furukawa.

Kimishima

“I was appointed president due to the sudden passing of our former president, but due to the support of a great deal of good people – including shareholders – the Switch was released without a hitch. I don’t think I could retire at a better time. Thank you very much.”

Furukawa

“I will now be taking office as president and will serve as such at all future Board of Directors meetings. As a company, we will continue to change with the times, but no matter what we will continue to be a company that incorporates flexibility and ingenuity into the entertainment we produce – and continue to be devoted to making people smile.”