Today’s Nintendo news: Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack releasing next week in Japan, but also…
- Yo-kai Watch Blasters
- Splatoon Koshien
- Nintendo Minute
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Nintendo eShop
- Frizzy’s Silly amiibo Theater
Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack
Nintendo promised that new shipments for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom would keep coming until the end of the year, which means that anyone interested in those should have no trouble getting hold of one. But it looks like in Japan, Nintendo is going to do more than just keep shipping additional units.
Next week (on September 15th), the Nintendo Classic Mini Double Pack will be released in Japan. It costs 15 077 Yen, and as the name implies, includes both the Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom. It also includes an AC Adapter (usually sold separately). Amazon offers a neat bonus: the original manual for Super Mario Bros. and F-Zero!
Here’s what the packaging looks like:
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like such a double pack is planned for Europe or North America…
The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Yo-kai Watch Blasters
Here’s not one, but two launch trailers for Yo-kai Watch Blasters, now available in Europe and North America:
The major earthquake that hit Hokkaido in Japan, earlier this week, not only had a deep impact on the lives of many Japanese people living in that region, but it also has had some “interesting” side-effects in the gaming space.
Not only did Nintendo postpone the latest Nintendo Direct presentation to an unspecified date on the very day it was supposed to air (causing some of the announcements to “leak”), but the company has also completely halted communications on its social media accounts in Japan (including the Super Smash Bros., Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Mario Run accounts). This was presumably done out of respect for the people impacted by the earthquake.
But that’s not all: the Splatoon Koshien tournament that was supposed to take place on September 16th has also been postponed, and there’s a good reason for that: it was the tournament for the Hokkaido region… But unlike Moltres Day in Pokémon GO, this tourney has not been cancelled: simply postponed. The new date will be shared at a later date, when things have finally settled down in the region.
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)
Here’s the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, which isn’t about a specific game this time around:
Hi everyone, hope your Friday is going well. We were at PAX last week and got a chance to hang out in Seattle and even meet some of you! We had the best time. A special thank you to everyone who came out to our Super Mario Party…party! It was so much fun. As always, we hope you enjoyed this video and we’ll see you next week.
-Kit & Krysta
Super Mario Odyssey
Here’s the latest piece of Hint Art for Super Mario Odyssey:
Source: Nintendo (Twitter)
Here’s a promo video for the Nintendo eShop, highlighting three games: Kirby Triple Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Super Mario 3D Land!
Frizzy’s Silly amiibo Theater
Here’s the latest episode of the Frizzy’s Silly amiibo Theater: