Nintendo news (April 7): Nintendo Labo / Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo Minute

Today’s Nintendo news: interview, TV Commercials and trailer for Nintendo Labo, but also…

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Nintendo Minute
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • 2018 ARMS US & Canada Online Open

Nintendo Labo

Yesterday, Nintendo updated the official website for Nintendo Labo, and added Part 1 of an Iwata Asks-style interview with the developers of the project. To be more precise, the people that took part in that interview are:

  • Tsubasa Sakaguchi (Director)
  • Kouichi Kawamoto (Producer, Nintendo Switch Director)
  • Mr. Ogasawara (Hardware Lead)

Click here to check out the interview! Part 2 is coming soon.

Also, hee’s some more videos:

  • 3rd Toy-Con Garage video
  • two TV Commercials from Japan
  • the latest trailer
  • a workshop impressions video

Nintendo Labo (Switch) comes out on April 20th in Japan and North America, and April 27th in Europe.

Super Mario Odyssey

Earlier this week, Nintendo shared the latest piece of Hint Art for Super Mario Odyssey:

Also, Nintendo has confirmed that even more additional costumes are on the way!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Nintendo Minute

Here’s the latest Nintendo Minute episode, which isn’t about a specific game this time around!

Hi, this week we thought we’d share some Nintendo Switch travel tips with you. We both travel quite a bit to go to lots of cool events where we’ve met many of you. We take a look at what we carry in our Nintendo Switch travel cases, some cool Nintendo-themed travel items and a few multiplayer Nintendo Switch games that are awesome to play with a friend on a long trip. Let us know if you have any travel tips or game suggestions in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!


-Kit & Krysta

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Shmuplations is finally back, with some more translated interviews! The latest one is all about a RPG beloved by Mario fans… Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, on the SNES! It features Chihiro Fujioka, the Director.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Why make a Mario RPG?” is actually something that many of the employees at Square asked, too. But I think it’s turned out to be quite a natural combination of Square’s expertise and Nintendo’s expertise.


The main concern for all involved was that we didn’t want to make a “normal” RPG that simply subsituted in Mario characters, like some cheap Final Fantasy sprite-swap. And yet, the basic core of the game was Mario. I mean, the title has “RPG” in it, so we knew that much, but should it be an action RPG, a turn-based RPG, or something else? Our answer was it’s a Mario RPG, which means an RPG featuring things that only Mario can do: jumping, dashing, and so forth.


It may sound strange for us to put it this way, but Square has made various kinds of RPGs: Final Fantasy, Seiken Densetsu, Romancing Saga… and those established series can actually act as restrictions on our ideas. Once we freed ourselves of them, we were able to say, ok, let’s just make a world that brings out the best of Mario.

Click here to read the full interview!

2018 ARMS US & Canada Online Open

Missed the 2018 ARMS US & Canada Online Open, last week? Then you can check out the following recordings:



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