Hasbro, Nintendo Join Forces for Monopoly Gamer Edition

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Hasbro and Nintendo have partnered to bring iconic Nintendo characters and new game play to the Monopoly game board.

The Monopoly Gamer edition brings elements from Super Mario games, such as beating bosses, winning coins, and more, and characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and Yoshi, to the Monopoly game board.

Inspired by the classic Nintendo video games but true to the current Monopoly game, players will race around the board to “own it all” by completing levels *(buying property), collecting coins (money), and battling bosses to rack up points and win the game.

Each Super Mario game token has special powers and unique abilities to use during gameplay. For example, when the player with the Mario token rolls a “Super Star,” the player collects bonus coins from the bank. Players can purchase additional Power Pack tokens and collect additional characters, including Luigi, Boo, Rosalina, Wario, Diddy Kong, and more.
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Nintendo to Launch Super NES Classic Edition

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Nintendo will relaunch The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition—originally launched in 1991 as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System—as an upgraded mini 16-bit system. The system can be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. The new nostalgic console will launch on Sept. 29.  [Read more...]

Nintendo to Launch New Nintendo 2DS XL

unnamedNintendo will release its newest addition to the Nintendo 3DS line, the New Nintendo 2DS XL, on July 28. It offers pricing and features that fit between the Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems.

The new portable system only displays games in 2-D, unlike some if its predecessors that use 3-D functionality. It offers features that are compatible with the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, including amiibo compatibility. New games such as Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia will launch on the same day.

The system uses the same size screens that are on the New 3DS XL and comes in a lighter weight. The New 2DS XL can play any previous 3DS game.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo’s Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Franchise History

NintendoSwitch_MarioKart8DeluxeWith more than 459,000 combined packaged and digital sales in the U.S. on launch day alone (April 28), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch system is the fastest-selling game in the long-running Mario Kart series. [Read more...]

Nintendo’s Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling System in its History

NintendoSwitchThe Nintendo Switch console sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history. The video game system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group[Read more...]

Nintendo Launches NES Classic Edition

NintendoNESNintendo is launching the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition this Friday. The system includes 30 classic NES games such as Super Mario Bros.MetroidDonkey KongThe Legend of ZeldaKirby’s Adventure, and PAC-MAN. To celebrate, Nintendo will host a launch event, bring back its nostalgic Power Line for the weekend, and go retro with its social media channels. [Read more...]

Super Mario Run Coming to App Store this December

SuperMarioRun2Nintendo has developed Super Mario Run, a full-sized Super Mario Bros. action platformer designed specifically for mobile, which will be available first on Apple’s App Store this December. The app was announced at an Apple event in San Francisco, Calif. earlier today.

In the game, Mario runs on his own, but relies on the touch of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, and capture the flag pole to complete levels. Super Mario Run has a mode in which the player collects coins and heads for the goal, and a mode in which the player competes against the acrobatic moves of other people who have completed the same course. In addition, there is a mode where players can create their own Mushroom Kingdom based upon these play results. [Read more...]

Eight Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is Succeeding Where Toys Have Failed

20160706012433!Pokemon_GoIf you haven’t noticed the runaway success of Pokémon Go this past week, you’re living under a rock. Look outside—all those people looking at their phones, glancing around, and walking slowly into traffic (hopefully not) are playing the hottest new augmented reality (AR) game. The word on the street is that this is the future of gaming. Perhaps it is. But it’s certainly not the first augmented reality game. The toy industry has been taking shots at this category for years with little to no success. At Toy Fair 2012, WowWee introduced its App Gear line. [Read more...]

Edge Brands Makes a Splash with Splatoon Deal

EDGE BRAND logoEdge Brands Ltd. partnered with Nintendo to create a new line of water blasters based on the video game Splatoon.

Splatoon is a third-person shooter game centered around characters known as inklings who can transform back and forth between humanoid and squid form. The characters hide, climb walls, and travel through colored ink.

The new Splatoon line will introduce four water blasters inspired by the game with new features that will be fun for both fans and collectors alike.

Jakks Pacific Rolls Out World of Nintendo Items

c30907ba-b9f5-4172-bbdc-e99a23ae9e8dJakks Pacific Inc. has expanded its licensed World of Nintendo product line with new figures and plush items available this spring. New items include 2.5-inch figures and plush toys with sound effects from the game, and are available now at mass retailers online and in-store.

The World of Nintendo Plush are 7.5 inches and feature characters from the franchises of Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and more, and the World of Nintendo Sounds Plush are plush with embroidered details with motion-activated sounds from the game. Kids can collect characters from Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing, and more in 2.5-inch limited articulation figures and 4-inch figures.