Nintendo JP News (Dec. 23): Nintendo Badge Arcade / Splatoon Koshien 2017 / Kirby pendants

Today’s Nintendo news from Japan: latest Nintendo Badge Arcade update, but also…

  • Splatoon Koshien 2017
  • Kirby pendant
  • NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time #79
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
  • Mario Sports choco-egg
  • Internship

Nintendo Badge Arcade

Yesterday, Nintendo added the following to the Nintendo Badge Arcade in Japan:

  • The Legend of Zelda x WarioWare collaboration badges (1 panel)
  • The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary badges (4 panels)
  • The Legend of Zelda x Nikki collaboration badges (1 panel)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds badges (1 panel)
  • The Legend of Zelda amiibo badges (1 panel)
  • Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki badges (4 panels)

Here’s some screencaps for those badges, courtesy of Joe Merrick:

Source: Nintendo

Splatoon Koshien 2017

Here’s the usual pictures and video for the latest Splatoon Koshien 2017 tournament, which was held on December 17th and 18th at the Jump Festa 2017:

The next and final tournament will take place on January 21st and January 22nd in Tokyo, at the NicoNico Headquarters. After that, there will be the big finale at the Game Party Japan 2017, in February!

Source: Nintendo

Kirby pendant

For the 25th Anniversary of the Kirby series, Ensky is going to release some really pretty pendants in Japan. Unfortunately, there’s a catch… they’re a bit on the expensive side. Each pendant costs 15 000 Yen (122€ / £103 / $127).

Here’s some pictures:

Source: Ensky

NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time #79

Here’s the latest episode of NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time #79:

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Yesterday, Famitsu released a guidebook for Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. It costs 1 404 Yen, and includes details about course parts, explanations for creating levels, and even a guide of the 100 levels (+ how to get their medals) Nintendo created for this handheld version of the game.

Here’s the cover and some preview pages:

Source: Famitsu

Mario Sports Choco-eggs

Here’s a video of a Mario Sports choco-egg, available in Japan (it’s basically a regular chocolate egg, with a Mario Sports toy inside):


Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Internship 2017, aimed at students who want to learn more about what working at Nintendo is like. This year, there will be three courses:

  • Game development
  • System development
  • Network development

You can find more details about the Nintendo Internship 2017 on this page. Since this is only for people living in Japan, the page itself is only available in Japanese!


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