Nintendo Stops Shipping Switch in Japan

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Nintendo Stops Shipping Switch in Japan

The COVID-19 pandemic has bought various industries to a screeching halt across the globe, including the manufacture of a number of different electronics. This includes Nintendo Switch. Shortages in the US and UK have been well documented, with some desperate consumers confined to quarantine spending very high sums of money in order to procure a console for themselves. Sadly, these shortages don’t seem as though they’ll be coming to an end anytime soon. Nintendo of Japan released a Tweet discussing how the system will soon cease to be shipped to retailers and consumers in the region:

[お知らせ]Nintendo Switch本体(「あつまれ どうぶつの森 本体セット」含む)ならびにNintendo Switch Lite本体は、ご予約分を除き今週の出荷はございません。来週以降の出荷予定については改めてお知らせいたします。

— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) April 7, 2020

Uniqlo Announces Super Mario UT Line

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Uniqlo Announces Super Mario UT Line

For the uninitiated, Uniqlo kind of rocks if you’re a fan of nerdy graphic tees. The Japanese brand specializes in what fashionistas like Nintendojo contributor Angela Marrujo calls “staples,” or pieces of clothing that simply must be in a person’s wardrobe. Think the iconic “little black dress,” or even something like a raincoat and you’re on the right track. Uniqlo also has specialized over the last few years in collaborating with all sorts of different brands to produce some delightful t-shirts based on everything from Street Fighter to One Piece.

While the just announced Super Mario UT line isn’t the first time Uniqlo has partnered with Nintendo, this new range is special because it’s in honor of the plumber’s 35th anniversary! Here are some details straight from Uniqlo:

Since its creation in 1985, Super Mario has been loved by people all around the world and beyond the boundaries of the game. Our UT collection celebrates Super Mario Bros’ 35th anniversary and features graphic prints of everyone’s favourite hero.

LEGO Mario Starter Course Coming in August

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LEGO Mario Starter Course Coming in August

There was quite a bit of excitement generated when Nintendo and Lego revealed that the two companies will finally be teaming up after years of fans fantasizing that they would. For those who haven’t had the chance, take a look at the collaboration in the below video:

The unique figurine appears set to boast a unique style of interaction very much in keeping with the spirit of the video games of which the plumber calls home. Everything has been looking good thus far, but the question of “when will it launch?” has lingered— until now! The Lego Super Mario Adventures Mario Starter Course (that’s a mouthful!) arrives on August 1. Here’s a bit from the press release:

Fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar Now Mysteriously MIA From the Switch eShop

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Cooking Mama: Cookstar Now Mysteriously MIA From the Switch eShop

Roughly a couple of months ago we reported that Cooking Mama: Cookstar would be coming to Nintendo Switch in March of 2020. At the time, it was clear that something wasn’t quite right with the game’s launch— the website for Cookstar, for instance, led to a parking page less than a month prior to release. It was also vague who exactly created the game, with seeming developer 1st Playable (which was mentioned in a since-deleted Australian ratings board classification) not readily taking credit for the title. Further compounding the issue was that the official Twitter page for the game existed but was silent.

Weird, right? Well, it gets weirder. Next up to the plate as potential developer was Planet Entertainment, whose name is featured on the box art. Planet for its part made no mention of Cookstar on its website or social channels (and still doesn’t), making its involvement… unclear. Of course, none of this would generally be cause for concern if the game came out and everything was fine, but alas, that has not been the case. Cookstar dropped in March as announced, but not without some serious complications. For one thing, physical copies are out in the wild, but they’re scarce. For another, the digital release of the game on the North American eShop lasted for all of a handful of hours before being pulled and delisted.

Nintendojo Jukebox: SNES Logo Fanfares

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Nintendojo Jukebox: SNES Logo Fanfares

Welcome to another installment of Nintendojo Jukebox! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, so let’s break down the basics: we find great pieces of video game music for your auditory pleasure. Sometimes, it’s just tracks from various games, other times the selections might have some historical significance or be part of a unique theme. For this edition, we’re looking at some of the most memorable logo fanfare music of the 16-bit era! This is the music that would accompany the developer’s name appearing on-screen when a game is booted up.

First up is the most ubiquitous logo jingle to ever grace a Super Nintendo— the Capcom logo fanfare!

There are so many Super Nintendo games that featured this piece of music. Mickey’s Magical Quest, Mega Man X, War of the Gems, Aladdin… the list goes on. There are other publishers that made a lot of games for SNES, but Capcom is definitely one of the most prolific, and this tune was heard by countless players at the time.

Nintendo Indie World: Hello Games Announces The Last Campfire For Switch

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Nintendo Indie World: Hello Games Announces The Last Campfire For Switch

The Last Campfire was announced during yesterday’s Indie World broadcast and boy, does it look like it might become something special. Hero Ember is lost and trying to find his way home, and along the way he’s going to be part of a unique and stirring adventure. Here’s the trailer:

The game is on a smaller scale than No Man’s Sky, Hello Games’ most recent release, but is no less ambitious. Its narrative is meant to rekindle hope, and perhaps now is truly a perfect time to convey such a thought. The Last Campfire arrives this summer. Will you be giving it a shot? Tell us online and in the comments!

Nintendo Indie World: Hello Games Announces The Last Campfire For Switch

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Nintendo Indie World: Hello Games Announces The Last Campfire For Switch

The Last Campfire was announced during yesterday’s Indie World broadcast and boy, does it look like it might become something special. Hero Ember is lost and trying to find his way home, and along the way he’s going to be part of a unique and stirring adventure. Here’s the trailer:

The game is on a smaller scale than No Man’s Sky, Hello Games’ most recent release, but is no less ambitious. Its narrative is meant to rekindle hope, and perhaps now is truly a perfect time to convey such a thought. The Last Campfire arrives this summer. Will you be giving it a shot? Tell us online and in the comments!

Nintendo Indie World: Come Live The Good Life

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Nintendo Indie World: Come Live The Good Life

Japanese developer White Owls has an interesting new title up its sleeve with The Good Life. A “debt repayment RPG,” The Good Life is a game where the people in a small British town transform into cats and dogs when the moon comes out. Give it a look:

In the town of Rainy Woods, reporter Naomi is working to reduce her debt, but also coming to terms with a mystery at the heart of her new home. The game is the brainchild of designer Hidetaka Suehiro, also known as SWERY. That’s a name which will be familiar to fans of the game Deadly Premonition, a true cult classic. The Good Life was originally a crowdfunded effort that fell short of a Switch stretch goal, but apparently something or someone has stepped in to bring the game to Nintendo fans.

The Good Life launches later this year. Are you interested? Tell us on social media and in the comments!

Nintendo Indie World: Come Live The Good Life

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Indie World: Come Live The Good Life

Japanese developer White Owls has an interesting new title up its sleeve with The Good Life. A “debt repayment RPG,” The Good Life is a game where the people in a small British town transform into cats and dogs when the moon comes out. Give it a look:

In the town of Rainy Woods, reporter Naomi is working to reduce her debt, but also coming to terms with a mystery at the heart of her new home. The game is the brainchild of designer Hidetaka Suehiro, also known as SWERY. That’s a name which will be familiar to fans of the game Deadly Premonition, a true cult classic. The Good Life was originally a crowdfunded effort that fell short of a Switch stretch goal, but apparently something or someone has stepped in to bring the game to Nintendo fans.

The Good Life launches later this year. Are you interested? Tell us on social media and in the comments!

Nintendo Indie World: Quantum League Is An FPS That Plays With Time

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Nintendo Indie World: Quantum League Is An FPS That Plays With Time

If there’s any genre that Switch doesn’t have an abundance of, it’s quality first person shooters. Thankfully, Nimble Giant Entertainment is bringing an FPS with a unique hook to Nintendo Switch. The game is called Quantum League and it employs time loops in some fascinating ways. Take a look in the trailer (find it at 8:25):

Basically, players partake in deathmatch battles, but in Quantum League these matches can be rewound with “clones” or copies of the player that mimic their original motions from earlier in the round. It’s some trippy action that looks ripe for experimentation. It’ll be launching in late 2020.