Nintendo set to offer ‘Loot Crate’ subscription box rival

The online Nintendo store will shortly offer a new subscription box service, MCV understands.

The ‘N-Box’ will feature toys, clothes and other merchandise inspired by and branded with Nintendo icons such as Mario, Zelda and Pokmon.

The boxes are expected to be available individually, with gamers also able to subscribe to a three-, six- or 12-month plan.

It looks set to be the next in an ever-expanding range of subscription box services, such as American service Loot Crate – which has itself offered an Amiibo-specific box in the past.

The service is also similar to Zavvi’s Z-Box offering, which features a range of geek merchandise, such as T-shirts, Pop Vinyl toys and themed postcards.

Zavvi is owned by The Hut Group, which also operates Nintendo’s official online store.

A Nintendo-specific Z-Box is also set to launch in September.

Nintendo was not able to comment on the story.

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