Splatoon Koshien Magazine Advert

Full page magazine advert for the Splatoon Koshien 2019 Official Fan Book taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Buy a physical copy of Splatoon Koshien 2019 Official Fan Book here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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More Smash Notes From Sakurai

In a recent interview with Nintendo DREAM magazine, Masahiro Sakurai notes that ARMS and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had unfortunate timing, with all the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters already decided at the start of the project plan, thus it wasn’t possible to add more in the middle of development.

Simon and Richter Belmont’s design inspiration came from Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, as well as the original Famicom/NES games.

Sakurai consulted with the Splatoon team regarding how to implement the ink in Smash. He also consulted with the Splatoon team regarding the alts.

Isabelle wasn’t only chosen for the ‘casual’ Animal Crossing audience but like Villager, is a technical fighter and enjoyed by many hardcore Smash players.

Ridley was difficult to implement because of his size, so Sakurai decided to have his arms and legs bend like in Metroid and Super Metroid to give an impression of size.

Sakurai finishes by saying that Piranha Plant was chosen due to his uniqueness, and that he is a very well known character from the Super Mario series.

Thanks to PushDustIn.

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Nintendo Paper Bags For Gifts! 

The latest My Nintendo Rewards in Japan include Paper Bags for Gifts redeemable from the My Nintendo Store for just ¥540 to cover domestic shipping (no international shipping) with Super Mario, Splatoon and Animal Crossing designs! There are also 30% discounts for both Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Sports Superstars on Nintendo 3DS. More pictures added below…

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Nintendo Live 2018 Videos 

All the video footage from day one of Nintendo Live 2018 in the Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto featuring a recap video, the main stage video, ARMS JAPAN GRAND PRIX 2018, Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL Premium Fight, Mario Tennis Ace Japan Open and The 4th Splatoon Koshien.

Edit: day two videos also now added…

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