Universal Studios Japan unveiled their next park attraction, Super Nintendo World!
Scheduled for a grand opening next year, February 4th, 2021, in Osaka, Japan, this attraction will feature a Nintendo Themed Café, a merch store, Bowser’s Castle, and a virtual Mario Kart-themed roller coaster which is accompanied via VR headsets!
Check out the video footage of the park below!
With the current state of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Studios Japan is working closely with health officials to make sure it’s safe for both staff and attendees.
Super Nintendo World is planned to open next year, February 4th, 2021.
Nintendo was proud to announce a new mythical Pokémon by the name of Meltan. According to what they have released so far, it is a Steel-type, Hex-Nut Pokémon with the height of eight inches and weight of 17.6 pounds.
“Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body.
Meltan generates electricity using the metal it absorbs from outside sources. It uses this electricity as an energy source and also as an attack that can be fired from its eye.
Clearly a curious Pokémon, Meltan is very expressive and shows an interest in all kinds of things.”
I’ve got to admit, I haven’t been playing Pokémon Go as much as a Pokémon fanatic should considering the pending Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee!/Pikachu! to be released in November 16, 2018, but imagine my surprise when I open up the app to be greeted by these nut-shaped creatures.
At first I thought this Pokémon was a Unown, but after a few minutes of squinting and inquiring my friend about this critter, we came to the conclusion that this was possibly a new Pokémon? Perhaps Nintendo is laying breadcrumbs for their fans to follow. Even Global Marketing Lead for Pokémon Go, Kento Suga, posted a picture of the new creature with the caption “???”
It has been a long time coming, but Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch will be releasing an Animal Crossing game! In the clip Tom Nook mentions Isabelle joined the fight in Smash, and even acknowledges the Animal Crossing mobile app.
They have not revealed any details about the upcoming game other than that it will be coming out in 2019. If you liked what you read, feel free to follow us @TehLunchboxPub!
In recent months, we’ve seen Nintendo slowly get comfortable with the idea of publishing games and apps to mobile devices. We’ve seen Miitomo earlier this year, and their partnership with Niantic and The Pokémon Company to bring out the super popular Pokémon GO. Now, it’s time for one of their main stays to have a crack at the mobile limelight.
Yesterday during Apple’s iOS conference, we received a surprise visit from famed Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto where he unveiled a new game, Super Mario Run for iOS. The game is runner, similar to that of the recent Rayman mobile games, where you swipe and tap to run, jump, and ground pound through various levels. The game will have various modes, including one that will race the time of other players and collect coins in doing so. While the game possibly might have IAPs, the game will be a paid app (at a yet undetermined price) that will not require additional money to complete and enjoy. The game is set to release on iOS first this December, with release for Android early next year.
On top of this, there was also the announcement of Pokémon GO soon to be playable on Apple Watch. While the details were very slim, it should be a full port of the popular game tailor made for the Apple Watch experience, so you won’t have to keep your phone in your hands at all times.
Excited to see more Nintendo representation on your mobile devices? Let us know what you think!
Yesterday, Nintendo Direct revealed new amiibo figures coming soon this holiday season and what better way to celebrate 30 years of The Legend of Zelda franchise.
That’s right folks, four new TLOZ amiibos are coming soon. Ranging from 8-Bit Link, Link from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and both Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Each of these amiibos are compatible to Super Smash Bros., but the biggest surprise has to be the ability to use these characters for the next installment in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Expect these amiibos to hit store shelves on December 2nd, 2016.
Nintendo has been gaining major flak lately for their lack of communication about upcoming releases. While they’re not yet ready to pull back the curtain on the NX, they granted us a new Nintendo Direct focusing solely on 3DS titles. Here’s a detailed list of the things they showed during the presentation:Continue reading →
Hot off the presses from the Pokémon Direct earlier in the week, Nintendo just released a whole new, very meaty, direct dedicated to Wii U and 3DS games planned to release this year. But did it deliver?Continue reading →
This week, Nintendo put together what they call an “RPG Showcase” to touch on upcoming RPGs set to be released for the 3DS this year.
To start off, Nintendo announced that they will be releasing a Fire Emblem Fates themed New 3DS XL system. The system will feature a two toned black and white color scheme, with artwork based on the game on the front of the system. Unfortunately, the system will not be sold with either version of Fire Emblem Fates. It will, however, be released on February 19th, the same day as the game itself.
Next up, Nintendo announced that the upcoming Square Enix RPG, Bravely Second: End Layer, will be released on April 15. With that, they plan to release a Collector’s Edition of the game. Inside the box contains the game itself, a 10-song soundtrack sampler featuring music by composer Ryo from Supercell, and a 250-page art book, all for $69.99. If you’re still unsure about picking up the game, Nintendo will release a free demo soon, entitled Bravely Second: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers. The demo will feature an original story not found in the main game, but will give you the option to transfer content to it.
Lastly, Nintendo touched on a few release dates from a few smaller titles, with Final Fantasy Explorers releasing on January 26th, Project X Zone 2 on February 16th, and the original Pokémon games on the Virtual Console on February 27th. Although vague, we finally got revelation that Dragon Quest VII will release this summer, with Dragon Quest VIII releasing later in the year.
This year is looking quite good for fans of RPGs on the 3DS. Which game are you most looking forward to?
Source: PR email
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