Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is coming sooner than later, and new details have surfaced from the official presentation yesterday. When visitors first enter the park, they’ll receive smart wearable wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that store important information about the park and keep track of how many digital coins they’ve collected during their stay. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nintendo fans rejoice! Charli XCX teamed up with the gaming company showcase Super Nintendo World, the upcoming theme park at Universal Studios Japan. This highly themed section of the park is due to open some time between June to September 2020 and should have two rides to start, but will get more as time goes on. Read more for the video and additional information.
Super Mario Bros. 3 is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that was released in Japan on October 23, 1988, North America on February 12, 1990 and Europe on August 29, 1991. Arguably one of the greatest video games of all time, it was created by the Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development team, led by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Read more for a fascinating 45-minute look back at this incredible game.
If you’ve never heard of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), it’s basically a tingling sensation you get that begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. There have been many gamers who’ve used the Nintendo Switch to film ASMR, but the company decided to create their own 30-minute long clip of someone playing Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey on a Switch Lite by the fireside. Read more for some relaxation.
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The Super NES CD-ROM platform was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony. It was planned to be launched as both an add-on for the standard SNES, as well as a hybrid console by Sony called “Nintendo PlayStation”. Heritage Auctions has one of these ultra rare prototypes and will auction it off beginning on February 27, 2020 without a reserve price. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Always wanted to play a Pokemon-inspired MMO? If so, then look no further than Temtem. Developed by Madrid-based studio Crema and published by Humble Bundle, this game takes the familiar mechanism of catching / battling Pokemon, but sets it in a shared online world. Players will be able to team up with other TemTem trainers to play the entire campaign in co-op mode, battle against others in competitive matches, buy / decorate your own house, and customize your character. Read more for the new gameplay trailer and additional information.
To celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Build-A-Bear Workshop teamed up with Nintendo to create a giant Snowlax that stands 16 inches tall, making the large cuddly creature anything but a snooze. It even comes with an exclusive Pokémon: The Trading Game Snorlax card with its abilities listed as “Stir and Snooze – If this Pokémon is Asleep, flip two coins instead of one between turns. If either of them is tails, this Pokémon is still asleep.” Read more for a video and additional information.
8Bitdo, best known for their game controllers, has unveiled their latest product, the N30 Wireless Mouse. At first glance, this may appear to be an NES controller, but it’s actually a 2.4GHz wireless mouse for your computer, complete with a D-pad navigation button, a 3D touch panel, and rubber pad buttons. Read more for additional pictures and informationo.
Super Mario 64 Land has been released, and while it may not be a standalone game, this ROM Hack by Kaze Emanuar features a more linear design as well as more diversity with its level design. It boasts every power-up featured in the original and then some, complete with 130 stars spread across eight worlds, each of which with 5 to 6 playable levels. Read more for a teaser trailer and where to download it (click video description).
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Retroflag’s GPi case transforms the Raspberry Pi Zero into a Game Boy-like console that can play various titles through emulation. There have been many custom-built handhelds similar to this one, but now, Retroflag has taken all of the drilling, cutting, and soldering out of the build, since their case comes completely assembled. Simply install the included Raspberry Pi Zero-W in the cart (pogopin connector), put in AA batteries, and you’ll be ready to play. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.