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Super Mario Run - content update for June 30th, 2018

[Event] The latest Weekend Spotlight is now live, and it’s all about Luigi! Here’s the items you can get from the Super Bonus game in Remix 10: Luigi Topiary (25%), Classic 8-bit Small Luigi Statue (25%), Modern 8-bit Small Luigi Statue (25%), Luigi Statue (15%), Gold Luigi Statue (10%) (available until July 2nd)

Keys Factory releasing series of Quick Pouches for Switch

- coming from Keys Factory
- set of 4 Quick Pouches for Switch
- the Quick Pouch Collection are pouches that allow players to store their Switch for travel
- the pouches are made of high quality elastic material and protect the Switch from damage
- the collection launches Sept. 30th in Japan

Luigi's Mansion 3DS to support amiibo, stereoscopic 3D

Yes, we actually have some 3DS news for today. According to the latest cover art for the game, we can see that Luigi's Mansion 3DS will include support for amiibo, as well as stereoscopic 3D. Whether we see more of the game during this year's E3 remains to be seen.

Grezzo handling the 3DS port of Luigi's Mansion

Wondering what Grezzo has been up to since their work on Ever Oasis, The Alliance Alive, and multiple Zelda titles? According to a recent classification filing for the game in Australia, we see that Grezzo is the team behind Luigi's Mansion on 3DS. Looks like that solves one mystery, and leaves us with another. Most thought Next Level Games was handling the port. Now we don't know what they're doing!

Game Informer's April Fools' joke reveals "Just Ok Luigi's Odyssey"

It sure would be nice to see Luigi take on a starring role in a game, wouldn't it? Poor guy is relegated to balloon duty in Super Mario Odyssey. I think he deserves a lot better! Team him up with Daisy and send them on their own adventure. Let's see what the duo can do!

The 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie's first screenplay was written by the same man who handled Rain Man

Barry Morrow is the man behind the original story and screenplay for the 1988 Best Picture, Rain Man. At poine point in time, he was also a writer tied to the Super Mario Bros. movie.

Yes, believe it or not, the main force behind Rain Man was almost the man to bring Mario and Luigi to the silver screen. Morrow penned a version of the script that is described quite similar to Rain Man. So much so, that the production staff actually nicknamed the draft Drain Man. Morrow's treatment saw Mario and Luigi head out on an existential road trip, where Mario was the brains and Luigi was a savant.

When that script was shelved, the team of Jim Jennewein and Tom S Parker tried their luck. The two had previously worked together on The Flintstones and Ri¢hie Ri¢h. Jennewein and Parker wanted to create a fantasy movie that took place completely in the Mushroom Kingdom. Unfortunately that draft was ditched as well.

This takes us up to the adaptation that actually made it to theaters. Makes you wonder why the other two versions were shelved in favor of what we got!

Thanks to HourlyTerrier for the heads up!

Luigi's Mansion - 3DS reveal trailer analysis

It's been so long since I've played the original Luigi's Mansion, I'm curious to see what I do and don't remember. There are certain moments that do stand out, but I'm sure there's a decent amount I've forgotten. I'm actually pretty eager to dive back in with this 3DS version and take the trip again.

Luigi's Mansion - GameCube Vs. 3DS footage

I don't think I've played Luigi's Mansion from start to finish since it originally launched. This 3DS version will be a good excuse to give the game another run-through. Definitely have some very fond memories of the experience.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, ARMS, and Kirby Star Allies also seeing release in South Korea

Along with the confirmation of Yo-Kai Watch Busters hitting South Korea, Nintendo Korea announced two of their own titles for release in the region. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions is hitting the 3DS on April 12th, 2018 for 49,000 won. The Koopa Troopa and Goomba amiibo will be released alongside the game.

Over on the Switch side of things, ARMS is set to debut on April 12th, 2018 for 64,800 won, and Kirby Star Allies hits South Korea on April 26th, 2018 for 64,800 won.

Official PR - A free update soars to Super Mario Odyssey!

The Super Mario Odyssey™ game received an exciting free update today. Let’s start with Luigi’s Balloon World.

Luigi’s Balloon World

After downloading the update and beating the main story, Luigi will now show up in different kingdoms to give Mario a new challenge. To start Balloon World (Internet access required)*, seek out the green-clad bro and have a nice chat with him. There are two modes in Balloon World: “Hide It” mode lets you hide a balloon somewhere in that kingdom, while “Find It” mode challenges you to find balloons hidden by other players from around the world. If you get good at hiding and finding balloons, you’ll also move up the online rankings!

New Outfits and Filters

Balloon World isn’t the only update today: new outfits for Mario and new filters for Snapshot Mode have also been added. There are a couple different options so be sure to check them all out! Hopefully the new gold coin filter will lead to a gold mine of new photo ops.

We hope you enjoy these new updates. And if you haven’t purchased the game yet, please visit the Super Mario Odyssey official site for more info.