Nintendo news (June 18, Round 2): New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition / Mario Tennis Aces
Today’s Nintendo news (Round 2): New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition releasing next month in Europe, but also…
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Nintendo France
- Nintendo Switch Family Showdown
- Kirby Star Allies
- Splatoon 2
- Shigeru Miyamoto
- Fire Emblem Heroes
- Tool Assisted Speedruns
New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition
Next week, two new New Nintendo 2DS XL models will be launched in Europe. But that’s not all: next month, a new bundle will also be released: the New Nintendo 2DS XL Animal Crossing Edition, which includes a special New Nintendo 2DS XL console and a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo.
Mario Tennis Aces
Here’s the latest video clip for Mario Tennis Aces, introducing Rosalina:
Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) comes out on June 22nd worldwide.
Here’s a special illustration that was shared to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of ARMS:
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
In an interview with Le Figaro, Philippe Lavoué of Nintendo France shared some sales data and expectaions for the French market. First: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Eevee!. He did not share concrete numbers, but he explained that Nintendo was pretty ambitious for this particular game.
The Nintendo Switch sold over 1 million units in less than a year, and the company is expecting to reach 2 million units by the end of the year. The last quarter will be key, but things are already looking pretty good: they’re already selling 20% more games than last year.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is about to sell over 100 000 units in less than 2 months, and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe keep showing up in the weekly best-seller lists. As for Nintendo Labo, they expect that 80% of sales this year will be from September onwards.
Source: Le Figaro
Nintendo Switch Family Showdown
Today, Disney Channel announced the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown: a contest where Nintendo-loving families can show off their skill in various Nintendo games. There’s two parts to the contest:
- application period, where families have to submit an original video, explaining why they are the “ultimate Nintendo fans”
- the actual contest, where 4 families will compete for a chance to win even more prizes. It’s a “fun and friendly” competition, with chalenges such as searching for collectibles in Super Mario Odyssey, competing in Mario Tennis Aces, and dancing in Just Dance 2018. Families who are selected will win a trip to Los Angeles, where the contest is held. There, they will be able to meet their favourite Disney Channel Stars.
The Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be features on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and on the DisneyNOW app this Summer. More details can be found on the official website!
Kirby Star Allies
Here’s the latest piece of concept art for Kirby Star Allies, that shows the many early designs for the new Artist Copy Ability!
Source: official Twitter account
Here’s a special illustration from Hisashi Nogami, celebrating the release of the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 15, 2018
And here’s a special illustration also shared to celebrate that release:
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)
Here’s a special video message from Shigeru Miyamoto to Nintendo fans in Australia and New Zealand:
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) June 18, 2018
Fire Emblem Heroes
Here’s some pictures of the latest set of acryllic figures for Fire Emblem Heroes, releasing on July 7th in Japan:
Tool Assisted Speedruns
Here’s the latest set of Tool Assisted Speedrun videos for Nintendo games:
- Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube) by zelpikukirby & Goldfire in 1:08:32.58
- Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GameBoy) “game end glitch” by McHazard in 01:31.15
- Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GameBoy) by McHazard in 19:43.51
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GameBoy) “game end glitch” by MUGG & Masterjun in 00:41.55
- Kirby’s Dream Land (GameBoy) by MUGG in 08:44.65
- Super Mario Land (GameBoy) by MUGG in 12:08.75
- Super Mario Land (GameBoy) “hard mode” by MUGG in 12:14.77
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GameBoy) by andymac in 21:43.52
- Super Mario Bros. “warpless” by HappyLee & Mars608 in 18:36.78