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Metroid LEGO Ideas creation is hoping to get your attention

Miniature Metroid!

We've covered the LEGO Ideas website quite a few times over the years. This is a place where LEGO fans can come up with custom LEGO set ideas and share them with the public. If those projects get enough votes, they can eventually get in front of LEGO proper, and there's a chance they could be turned into a real commercial release.

The latest efforts on the Nintendo side of things involve the Metroid franchise. One fan out there is hoping Metroid fans will vote for the set, which includes a LEGO Samus, gunship, and more. Again, there's no guarantee this will turn into a commercial release, but there's no chance if fans don't vote. If you like what you see, you can cast your vote here.

Convenience store chain Wawa is using New Super Mario Bros. music in Tiktok advertising

Nintendo's not going to like this

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The world of Tiktok is an interesting one. You never know what kind of trends will take off, leading to millions of views. A lot of those trends are tied to sounds, which countless users put into their own videos to keep the trend going.

Companies are clearly picking up on Tiktok as a very important place to advertise their products, as it can reach millions from young to old alike. These companies are very eager to get in on the latest trends, and Wawa has done just that. The thing is, the way they're using this trend might not sit too well with Nintendo.

There's been a trend on Tiktok for quite some time now where users are creating videos with a string of tunes from the New Super Mario Bros. series. Usually you see users showing off their pets and rating them based on different faces or activities. With the start of each new song in the NSMB audio, the user shifts to a new part of their video. This specific string of songs has gotten millions, if not billions of views by this point.

Wawa obviously wanted a piece of that pie, so they put together an ad using that same sound. Regular Tiktok users using the sound for their videos is one thing, but Wawa is now using all these New Super Mario Bros. tunes in an official ad campaign on Tiktok. We're not sure if Nintendo knows what's up yet, but you can bet they'll move to take it down. Nintendo isn't in the business of licensing out their tracks for other companies to make ads with, and there's simply no way they'd sign off on something like this.

If Nintendo does catch on and this makes it to some higher-ups, get ready for a mass exodus of Nintendo tracks from Tiktok.

The Shapeshifter hits Kickstarter goal, officially releasing for Game Boy

The Game Boy gets more love

The Kickstarter for The Shapeshifter has already been a success, and the game is officially coming to the Game Boy. The campaign also hit a Kickstarter stretch goal to include some extra content. The Kickstarter still has plenty of time on it, and stretch goals to hit. You can pledge to the Kickstarter here, and read up on the game boy.

The Shapeshifter puts you in the shoes of Elliot, an ordinary person who is going to spend the weekend in the mountains, who meets an elf that will grant him the power of becoming the animal he touches.

NBA Jam documentary in the works

Everyone interviewed will be filmed in big head mode

NBA Jam was one of the most popular sports games both in the arcade and at home, making it quite the phenomenon back in the day. The game and its success will soon be chronicled in a new documentary by BestCrosses Studios. The documentary is going to be an adaptation of Reyan Ali’s book “NBA Jam,” with Emmy-nominated Sean Menard and retired NBA player Vince Carter directing.

Capcom running another eShop sale

So many great options!

Capcom is back with another eShop sale, and this one's running until Jan. 21st, 2021. This sale includes both the 3DS and Switch eShops, so there's plenty to pick from. Check out what's up for grabs below.

Switch

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition – $11.99 (was $19.99)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Mega Man 11 – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection – $19.79 (was $29.99)
Okami HD – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Onimusha: Warlords – $7.99 (was $19.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Shinsekai Into the Depths – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection – $14.99 (was $29.99)

3DS

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – $5.99 (was $14.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $5.99 (was $19.99)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Monster Hunter Generations – $15.99 (was $39.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $8.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – $4.99 (was $19.99)

Japanese eShop charts for Jan. 7th to 13th, 2021

Staring the new year off strong

The latest eShop charts in Japan show a great mix of indies, big third party titles, and first party longtail sellers. Everyone's getting in on the action this week! Check out the charts for Jan. 7th to 13th, 2021 below.

Switch

01./01. – Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami) [19.11.2020]
02./02. – Among Us (Innersloth) [16.12.2020]
03./06. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [03.3.2017] (30% off until January 12th)
04./00. – Super Mario Party (Nintendo) [05.10.2018] (30% off until January 12th)
05./07. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
06./04. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017] (30% off until January 7th)
07./08. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./New. – The Court Blacksmith and the Sand Kingdom (Kemco) [07.1.2021]
09./12. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
10./09. – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (Nintendo) [05.6.2020]
11./14. – Good Job! (Nintendo) [26.3.2020] (30% off until January 12th)
12./00. – Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy Deluxe Edition (Level-5) [09.8.2018] (was on sale)
13./16. – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) [20.3.2020]
14./20. – Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (imagineer) [03.12.2020]
15./19. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
16./00. – Urban Trial Playgrounds (3 g o o) [24.5.2018] (97% off until January 27th)
17./00. – Dead by Daylight (Behavior Interactive) [26.9.2019] (was on sale)
18./00. – Super Bomberman R (Konami) [03.3.2017] (was on sale)
19./15. – Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Square-Enix) [27.9.2019] (30% off until January 8th)
20./17. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou (Ponos) [30.12.2018]

3DS

01./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom) [17.4.2014] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
02./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Capcom) [09.6.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
03./00. – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom) [25.7.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
04./00. – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Capcom) [22.11.2017] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
05./00. – Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom) [08.10.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 4 063 Yen)
06./00. – Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom) [25.2.2016] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)
07./00. – Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom) [19.9.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 2 096 Yen)
08./00. – Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom) [07.3.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 2 037 Yen)
09./03. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
10./00. – E.X. Troopers (Capcom) [24.1.2013] (currently on sale for 500 Yen, instead of 3 046 Yen)

First stills released for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, plus plot details and more

Please be good

All we've had to go on with the Mortal Kombat movie is behind-the-scenes pics and a logo. Finally that changes, as Entertainment Weekly has a new feature on the film, and it includes a number of pictures straight from the R-rated adaptation. You can check out all the pictures here.

Along with that, the article includes some new details on the film. You can read a recap of that info below.

- the kunai blade, the weapon of Scorpion, is important to the film
- the kunai is actually an ancient Japanese gardening tool, and early in the movie you'll see Scorpion's wife use it as one
- the story focues on the blood feud between the clans of Scorpion and Sub-Zero
- the 10-minute opening sequence kicks off in feudal Japan, long before Scorpion and Sub-Zero join the tournament
- Scorpion is the leader of a ninja clan, but is also a peaceful family man
- new character Cole Young is a washed-up MMA fighter who used to be a champion
- Cole knows nothing of his heritage aside from the birthmark on his chest that's in the shape of the Mortal Kombat symbol
- Shang Tsung sends Sub-Zero to hunt Cole down
- Jax is a special forces major who bears the same mark as Cole
- Jax tells Cole to seek out Sonya Blade, who then takes him to meet Raiden
- Raiden grants sanctuary at his temple to anyone who has the mark Cole has
- Cole will meet Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano at the temple
- Mileena will also make an appearance
- the film will have Fatalities, including some of the iconic ones from the series

Famitsu - Sales for January 4th to January 10th 2021


These are the latest hardware and software sales according to the most recent issue of Famitsu:

Switch – 134,102
Switch Lite – 33,494
PS5 – 9,921
PS4 – 6,802
PS5 Digital Edition – 1,243
New 2DS LL – 551
Xbox Series X – 63
Xbox Series S – 46
PS4 Pro – 18

Software:

1. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 87,087 / 1,510,537
2. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 45,124 / 6,517,609
3. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 44,282 / 2,202,001
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 34,027 / 3,575,063
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 24,189 / 4,092,228
6. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 21,086 / 586,089
7. [NSW] Minecraft – 19,933 / 1,760,384
8. [NSW] Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 14,069 / 513,225
9. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 13,895 / 3,732,158
10. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 12,885 / 1,787,548

3DS eShop charts for Jan. 13th, 2021

Just in case you were worried that there was a big shake-up on the 3DS eShop charts, we've got the stats for you. As usual, much of the charts have remained exactly the same as last week. Read the complete rundown below.

Software

1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Tomodachi Life
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6. Pokemon Red
7. Pokemon Gold
8. Pokemon Omega Ruby
9. Pokemon Silver
10. Super Mario Bros. 3
11. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
12. Super Mario 3D Land
13. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
14. Pokemon Blue
15. Pokemon X
16. Zelda: Oracle of Ages
17. Super Mario World
18. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
19. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
20. Pokemon Y

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Pokemon Bank Trailer
7. IronFall Trailer
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
10. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
11. Introducing Tomodachi Life
12. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
13. Super Mario World Trailer
14. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
17. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
18. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
19. Pokemon Yellow Trailer
20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo

First4Figures’ Sonic & Tails diorama figure getting a restock in Europe

Lock yours in now!

Europeans who missed out on First4Figures’ Sonic & Tails diorama figure will be happy to know that they have a second chance to scoop one up. The restock is coming April 2021, but pre-orders are open now. This figure went very quickly the first time around, so don't wait to secure one for the restock. You can check out pre-order links here.