Nintendo news (July 21): Splatoon 2 1st Anniversary and new amiibo / Kirby Star Allies

Today’s Nintendo news: Splatoon 2 1st Anniversary and new amiibo, but also…

  • Kirby Star Allies
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • WarioWare Gold
  • Nintendo Minute
  • Nintendo Power Podcast
  • NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Super Mario Travel
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Ask Izzy

Splatoon 2

To celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Splatoon 2, the Squid Research Lab shared the following illustration:

Also, yesterday, Nintendo announced that a new set of amiibo for the game will be released later this year. This time, we have the Octoling trio: Octoling Boy, Octoling Girl, and Octoling Octopus. They will be available from November 9th in Japan and Europe, and December 7th in North America. They will be sold separately and as part of a triple-pack in Japan, and only as a triple-pack in North America (no details for Europe yet).

Here’s some pictures of the amiibo:

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter) / Nintendo (Twitter) / Nintendo (Twitter)

Kirby Star Allies

Here’s two videos for Kirby Star Allies, introducing two of the additional Dream Friends to be added via the second free Software update for the game: Doroach and Dark Meta Knight!

The second free Software update for Kirby Star Allies comes out on July 27th worldwide.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion

Earlier this week, Dark Horse announced that the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion artbook was getting a Limited Edition (called “Hero Edition”). It costs $99.99, and includes the following:

  • deluxe slipcase featuring the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion
  • exlusive cover
  • map of Hyrule printed on cloth
  • art print of the Champions’ photo found in Link’s home in Hateno
  • grass replica of a Spirit Orb

Here’s what it looks like:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion comes out on November 20th in English.

Source: Dark Horse

Nintendo Switch

Here’s a second Summer commercial for the Nintendo Switch in Japan:

Fire Emblem Heroes

Here’s a web commercial for Fire Emblem Heroes:

Super Mario Odyssey

In order to celebrate the release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, 8-Bit Captain Toad is going to appear at all the Hint Art spots in Super Mario Odyssey until August 8th. That’s the perfect occasion for you to take a picture (or many!) with one!

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Here’s the latest trailer for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, showcasing the co-op mode:

WarioWare Gold

Here’s a short video clip for WarioWare Gold, showing what happens when you tap the Mario amiibo…

WarioWare Gold (3DS) comes out on July 27th in Europe, August 2nd in Japan, and August 3rd in Europe.

Nintendo Minute

Here is the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, which is about the original Donkey Kong game, on Arcade!

Happy Friday! Today we attempt (emphasis on the word attempt) to play the original Donkey Kong. This game is really what started it all so it’s been really cool to learn more about and really just play it more now that it’s on Nintendo Switch. There’s also a really great Treehouse Live segment featuring Don James who played a really fun role when this game originally came out that we’ll link here:


Let us know if you’ve had a chance to check out this game and what your high score is. As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week!


-Kit & Krysta

Nintendo Power Podcast

Here’s the latest episode of the Nintendo Power Podcast:

NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time

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

This episode showcases the following:

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, already available worldwide
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo Switch, already available worldwide)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Nintendo Switch, already available in Japan)
  • the Nintendo 3DS Ultra Summer Sale on the Nintendo eShop
  • the Nintendo Labo contest

New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that the New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition will be released in Japan… exclusively via the my Nintendo Store! Pre-orders are open until September 3rd, and the console will be shipped from early October. It costs 17 258 Yen.

Here’s some pictures for the console, as well as other bits of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild merchandise from the My Nintendo Store:

Source: Nintendo

Mario Tennis Aces

Here’s the latest livestream recording for Mario Tennis Aces, recorded at the Jump Victory Carnival 2018:

Super Mario Travel

Here’s some more pictures of the Super Mario Travel goodies, now available in Japan:

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Labo

Here’s the trailer for the second Nintendo Labo Creators Contest in North America, which went live on Thursday!

And here’s the latest videos from the Nintendo Labo UK YouTube Channel:

Ask Izzy

Here’s the latest two Ask Izzy videos:



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