Nintendo news (June 19): Nintendo @ Kansai International Aiport / Splatoon 2 apparel

Today’s Nintendo news: Nintendo @ Kansai International Aiport, but also…

  • Splatoon 2 apparel
  • Kirby 25th Anniversary
  • Jump Victory Carnival 2017

Nintendo @ Kansai International Aiport

Starting this Friday, travelers will be able to check out the Nintendo Switch at the Nintendo Check In zone at the Kansai International Airport. Several games on Nintendo Switch (2 to 3 titles), but also Nintendo 3DS (1 to 2 titles) and mobile (1 to 2 titles), will be playable in this new space (located on the 1st floor of Terminal 1).

You can also take pictures next to a statue of Mario, if you (and/or your kids) are interested! And during the opening week-end (June 23rd to June 25th), Mario himself (well… someone wearing a costume, obviously) will be there for visitors to take pictures with, and gifts will be distributed. No games (or consoles) will be on sale, though.

The Nintendo Check In space will be open from 10.30AM to 5.30PM every day, and everyone can get in (even non-travelers). Mario will be there from June 23rd to June 25th at the following times: 10.30AM, 12PM, 1.30PM, 3PM.

Also at the Kansai International Airport Terminal, travelers will be greeted by lots of Mario decorations, from the moment they exit the plane up to when they leave the aiport. However, it’s only at the Arrival areas of the terminal, and is only visible to travelers who arrived by planes.

Here’s pictures for those two promotional “events”:

Source: Nintendo

Splatoon 2 apparel

Here’s pictures of various Splatoon 2 T-Shirts, caps, and more from The King of Games, releasing in July in Japan (and available for pre-order this Thursday):

Splatoon 2 (Switch) comes out on July 21st worldwide.

Source: Famitsu

Kirby 25th Anniversary

Here’s some pictures of a really pretty Kirby pocket watch, created for the 25th Anniversary of the series (price: 8 000 Yen + taxes):

It look like only a select number of them will be produced, based on the numbers of pre-orders between July 1st and July 31st. The pocket watch will only be available to those who pre-order during that month. Delivery will be sometime in mid-October.

Source: Dengeki

Jump Victory Carnival 2017

Today, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch and several games would be playable at the Jump Victory Carnival 2017 tour, on July 22nd (Tokyo) and July 29th (Osaka).

Here’s the line-up for the event:

  • ARMS (already available)
  • Splatoon 2 (releasing on July 21st worldwide)
  • Pokkén Tournament DX (released on September 22nd worldwide)
  • Fire Emblem Warriors (releasing on September 28th in Japan, and this Fall in Europe and North America)
  • One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (releasing on August 24th in Japan, and September in Europe and North America)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (releasing on September 7th in Japan, and later this year in Europe and North America)
  • Lost Sphear (releasing later this year in Japan, and Early 2018 in Europe and North America)

Source: Nintendo


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