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Nintendo and Mattel partner for Mario Hot Wheels

Six of Nintendo’s most recognisable characters have been adapted for a range of toy cars courtesy of Hot Wheels. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser and Yoshi have all received to vehicular treatment have all been confirmed for the US. There’s no word yet on a UK release, unfortunately. Nor is …

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cosplays as Mario in Olympics closing ceremony

Mario made a surprise appearance in the closing ceremony for the Rio Olympics last night. Tokyo will be the event’s host in 2020, and as is traditional the next host nation made an appearance at the colourful close. Viewers were greeted with a short showing Mario using a device to …

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Pokémon, Mario and Zelda headline NX ‘dream’ line-up

Nintendo is putting together a triple-A software line-up, to ensure NX flies out of the gate next year. Developer Game Freak will bring Pokmon to the platform, while Nintendo’s first party titles include the previously announced Zelda game – Breath of the Wild – and a new Mario game. All …

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OPINION: Pokémon Go is no Nintendo game, but it proves its smartphone strategy right

It’s actually a little unfair to discuss Pokmon in relation to Nintendo’s fortunes. For starters, it’s The Pokmon Company – not Nintendo – that operates the brand, while the independent studio Game Freak is the series’ primary developer. Pokmon Go isn’t some triumphant return for the franchise, either. Because it …

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Nintendo hints at ‘a new kind of Mario’ for next E3

The next Mario game might be a little bit different. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said we could see a new type of Mario game in a couple of years. "We’re always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you’ll see a new kind of Mario in about …

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Nintendo unveils Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo and new set of Super Mario figures

Nintendo revealed a new set of Amiibo yesterday, ahead of its livestream introducing its new Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild, at E3. Three Zelda-related figures were unveiled: Archer Link, Rider Link and an enemy called the Guardian. The latter will be the first-ever articulated Amiibo. These three …

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Mario content coming to Minecraft: Wii U Edition

Nintendo will next week launch an official Mario-themed content pack for the Wii U version of Minecraft. The free download includes a pre-made Mario world full of the company’s recognisable characters. There will also be themed music and textures based on titles such as Super Mario World, Mario 64 and …

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Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros joins Nintendo’s 3DS line-up for December 2015

The fifth Mario role-playing game is coming to the UK earlier than you might have expected. Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros sees the Italian siblings accidentally unleash characters from the 2D Paper Mario universe into their 3D world after fiddling with a magical tome in Princess Peach’s Castle. 3D …

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Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker has made quite the impression during its first week on sale in Japan. The Wii U exclusive, which sees players construct their own 2D platforming levels from iconic elements of Nintendo’s flagship franchise, shot to the top of the software rankings, selling over 143,000 units. Mario’s ascent …

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