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
  • ARMS
  • Kirby merchandise
  • Tool Assisted Speedrun

Splatoon 2

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)

Nintendo Minute

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):

Kirby merchandise

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



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