News: Professor Layton Puzzle Maker Akira Tago Dies at 90

Professor Layton
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

But his many contributions live on

Akira Tago--eminent psychologist, author, and creator of the Professor Layton brain-teasers--has passed away from interstitial pneumonia.  This news is met with great sadness from the gaming community.  The Professor Layton games were directly inspired by Level 5 designer Akihiro Hino's love of Tago's Atama no Taisou (Head Gymnastics)...

News: E3 may be Open to the Public this June

E3 logo
Friday, March 11, 2016

For the second year running

The ESA, otherwise known as the organizer of E3, today announced that it may allow consumers to attend the big event this year.  This idea is not a new one--indeed, 4-5,000 consumers were invited to E3 last year, resulting in a whooping 50,000 total attendance rate.  However, as any gamer who has ever dreamed of attending knows, E3 historically...

Features: The Role of Soup in Nintendo Games

Yeto's pumpkin & cheese soup
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Souping gamers up one drop at a time

Following the March 4th release of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo of America released a recipe for "Yeto's pumpkin and cheese soup" on their Twitter account.  As such, we thought it would be fun to look at other Nintendo games in which soup plays an important role...and maybe inspire you to create some Nintendo-inspired recipes of your...

News: Kensuke Tanabe Rumored to be at Odds with Retro Studios

Kensuke Tanabe
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Could Yoshio Sakamoto be taking his place as producer?

According to a report from Liam Robertson, Kensuke Tanabe--best-known for producing the Metroid Prime and the more recent entries in the Donkey Kong Country series--may be at odds with Retro Studios.  Apparently, while no one doubts Tanabe's competence or creative abilities, multiple Nintendo employees perceive him as a temperamental...

News: More Details Emerge on Kirby: Planet Robobot

Kirby Robobot
Friday, March 4, 2016

Kirby fans will eat this one right up

Following yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo recently released additional details on its upcoming 3DS game Kirby: Planet Robobot.  For those of you who haven't had a chance to watch the news report yet, Kirby: Planet Robobot allows the pink puffball to shape-shift (robot style) and copy his foes' abilities just as he always has (vacuum...

Features: Mar10 Day Party Ideas

Mario Amiibo
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 10th is coming right up!

So, as any true Mario fan knows, March 10th is Mario Day, otherwise known as Mar10 Day.  That's right: the plucky plumber has his own holiday!  To celebrate, Nintendo is asking fans to tweet their favorite Mario moments using #Mar10Day. We thought it might be fun to take the festivities a step further and have complied a list of things you...

Features: Nintendo Characters Inspired by Real People

Friday, February 26, 2016

You know what they say about imitation...

Today, Nintendo released the second episode of Twilight Princess: Retrospective and revealed that the barmaid Telma (who also happens to be director Eiji Aonuma's favorite character) is based on two different actresses.  Although Aonuma didn't specify which actresses (or even nationality), we thought it would be fun to look at other Nintendo...

Features: 30 Years Later and we’re still Enamored by The Legend of Zelda

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Our heart containers are full

As many of you know, 2016 marks the Zelda series' 30th anniversary, and its momentum is as strong as ever.  Considering that the game industry is only a couple decades old itself, that's a remarkable feat.  Let's take a look at some of the elements that make the series so incredible. Music: From the relentlessly catchy "Gerudo Valley" to...

Features: The Lego Movie Producer Wants a Film set in the Nintendo Universe

Diddy Kong Confirmed For Smash Bros. 4
Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Super Smash Bros. of Cinema?

The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee recently announced that he would love to make a movie with Mario, Link, and other Nintendo characters.  Since Lee doesn't have the rights to do so, the project may never come to fruition, but it's an interesting idea all the same.   After all, The Lego Movie was a critical and commercial success and featured...

News: Win a Nintendo World Store Prize Pack!

Nintendo World Prize Pack
Friday, February 19, 2016

Contest runs through tomorrow

Today, Nintendo announced that one lucky winner will receive a Nintendo World Store prize pack to celebrate the reopening of its New York City store.  All you have to do is retweet to Nintendo of America and include #NintendoNYCSweepstakes.  The prize pack features exclusive merchandise, including opening day t-shirts, Mario and Link...