Nintendo news (April 2): Splatoon 2 / Nintendo Minute / Super Mario Odyssey
Today’s Nintendo news: Splatoon 2 x JAMSTEC collaboration in Japan, but also…
- Nintendo Minute
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Kirby merchandise
- Tool Assisted Speedrun
Yesterday, Nintendo announced a special collaboration for Splatoon 2, with JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), similar to the one with the Saga Prefecture held for Splatoon a couple of years ago. The goal is obviously to generate interest in the agency’s activities, and more precisely marine research.
A special website was launched, featuring the following:
- special reports
- details on a special event (coming soon)
- various announcements related to the collaboration
The special collaboration also appears in-game, with:
- a special Splatfest for Japan, taking place later this month
- special in-game gear, such as the Ocean Helm that you can get from Salmon Run this month
- the Shinkai 6 500 (a manned research submersible) was not only used as inspiration for the design of the Autobombs, it will also appear in the Octo Expansion!
Here’s some pictures:
Also, here’s a special illustration shared by the Squid Research Lab to celebrate the official Twitter account in Japan reaching 1 million followers:
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)
Here’s the latest Nintendo Minute episode, featuring Hisashi Nogami (Producer of Splatoon series) and Kosuke Yabuki (Producer of ARMS):
Hi! This week we were very lucky to have some special visitors. Mr. Nogami the producer of Splatoon and Mr. Yabuki the producer of ARMS and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came to San Francisco for the Games Developers Conference. We challenge them to a round of rapid fire questions and let’s just say we learned a lot of stuff! As always, we hope you enjoyed this video. Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!
-Kit & Krysta
Super Mario Odyssey
The latest piece of concept-art for Super Mario Odyssey features Tiara, Cappy’s sister. Since she’s meant to look like a bridal tiara, she is wearing a veil. Her facial expressions are pretty much the same as her brother’s.
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
Did you miss the finals of the ARMS US & Canada Online Open, that were held on Saturday? If yes, no problem: the full recording of the livestream is available on YouTube!
Here it is (starts at ~30mn):
Here’s pictures of the April selection of Kirby merchandise from the Kirby 25th Anniversary official website in Japan:
Source: official website
Tool Assisted Speedrun
Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun video for Nintendo games:
- Super Mario Bros. (NES) “warpless” by MrWint in 18:37.46