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Nintendo news (March 13): Super Mario Encyclopedia / Nintendo Switch user icons

Today’s Nintendo news: Super Mario Encyclopedia getting a Collector’s Edition, but also…

  • Nintendo Switch user icons
  • ARMS
  • Famitsu previews
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  • Nintendo eShop pre-paid cards
  • Super Mario Run

Super Mario Encyclopedia

On October 23rd, the Super Mario Encyclopedia will finally get an English release. And as is often the case with such books, it’s getting a Collector’s Edition. The one for this book is pretty special, because not only does it come with an embossed slipcase designed to look like a ? block, it also comes with one of four covers: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom, accentuated with a shimmering holofoil.

There’s no way to tell which cover you’re going to get, though only a set number of each type of cover will be made. Also, the book comes with a ribbon bookmark, printed with the original vine design from Super Mario Bros., and a sky-and-cloud design on the pages’ edge.

This Limited Edition costs $79.99, and can be pre-ordered at the usual retailers (including Amazon) [NB: affiliate link].

Here’s a picture:

Source: Dark Horse Comics

Nintendo Switch user icons

Earlier today (or yesterday evening, if you’re from North America), Nintendo released a major update for the Nintendo Switch (check out this post for more details). Among the new features, we have new user icons based on Kirby and ARMS.

Here’s videos showcasing the new user icons:


Yesterday, Nintendo shared some additional details about them ARMS US & Canada Open.You can find more details over at the official website!

Famitsu previews

This week, the following games will be featured in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine:

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (effectively Wednesday morning/afternoon for North America and Europe respectively).

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Today, another Fire Emblem book was announced in Japan, based on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This one is called “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Memorial Book Valentia Accordion”, and will be released on March 30th in Japan for 3 780 Yen.

Here’s what the cover looks like:


Nintendo eShop pre-paid cards

Here’s pictures of two Nintendo eShop pre-paid cards released recently in Japan, featuring illustrations from Animal Crossing and the Kirby series:

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Super Mario Run

Here’s the latest video for Super Mario Run:


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