Category: Misc

Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear Characters Revealed

The Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear characters have been revealed to be Isabelle and Tom Nook. Unfortunately, they’ve already sold out.

Both of these characters can be augmented with a sound chip in their paw. One chip plays the New Horizons theme tune, while the other plays 5 phrases of the character.

If you want to be notified when the collection will be back in stock: sign up here.

Source: Siliconera

Super Mario Bros Cartridge Sells for $660k

A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES has sold for a record breaking $660.000, making it the most expensive video game collectible ever.

The previous world record for a copy of Super Mario Bros. was $114,000, which was set in July 2020.

What makes this copy so special is that it was still factory sealed, rated 9.6 by Wata, still has its retail hangtab attached, the box does not have a trademark symbol, and it is part of an extremely low print run.

Source: Polygon

Nintendo Announce New Cooperation with Niantic

Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, and Nintendo have announced that they’ll be developing new mobile titles utilising Niantic’s real-world AR technology.

Niantic and Nintendo are currently developing an app based on the Pikmin franchise. The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful. Slated to launch later this year, this will be the first title created by Niantic’s Tokyo Studio since it was established in April 2018.

If you are interested in this new app, you can pre-register at www.nianticlabs.com/newappsignup.

UK games industry worth a staggering £7 billion

Shared by ukie on Friday. The UK games industry is worth £7 billion. Its massive increase by 29% from 2019 and beating 2018’s record of just more than billion pounds.

Of course, last year we all have endured hardship and continuing to battle so currently into 2021. 2020 saw a massive increase in video games with games such as Animal Crossing New Horizons being a huge hit and bringing new players to videogames as a whole.

Images from ukie

If you fancy wanting to know more specifics, you can below by hitting the main source link.

Source: ukie

Ace Attorney Orchestra Concert The Best to Stream Worldwide

While normally only available in Japan, international fans of Ace Attorney will be able to follow a live stream from the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, on the 10th April, as it performs a selection of hits.

International fans so inclined can grab a ticket here for $42,-. It will be mailed to you on the day of the show and will let you access the livestream.

The concert will feature special appearances of the Japanese games’ voice actors. And, apart from the above mentioned songs games will be able to choose additional songs on Twitter during the concert.

Source: Nintendo Life

Toys R Us making a comeback due to new ownership

IGN have reported Toys R Us could well be returning this with stores opening up later this year under new ownership. New owner WHP Global, a New York based management company

In a statement via a press release WHP said:

“We’re in the brand business, and Toys R Us is the single most credible, trusted and beloved toy brand in the world,” WHP chairman and CEO Yehuda Shmidman said. “We’re coming off a year where toys are just on fire… and for Toys R Us, the U.S. is really a blank canvas.”

Source: IGN

Square Enix Releasing Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Watches

This September Square Enix will be releasing analog watches based on Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

The watches will cost ¥33.000 and will come in a 39 mm model and a 34 mm model. The design features Cloud’s Cloudy Wolf pattern and Sephiroth’s black feathers. The back features the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children logo. And the 7 on the watch range has been replaced with VII.


There will also be a limited edition for ¥38.280. This version will be engraved with a serial number and has a subdial with mother of pearl. (Also 39 mm and 34 mm models.)

Source: Siliconera

ARMS Graphic Novel Appears to Have Been Cancelled

A few years ago Dark Horse Comics released an introductory graphic novel for the ARMS series on Free Comic Book Day, part of a partnership with Nintendo. That was in 2018, and nothing was heard of it further.

Unfortunately, the original plans have been scrapped, according to Ian Flynn, the writer of the preview on Free Comic Book Day several years ago. Dark Horse Comics hasn’t released a statement regarding this, but it looks like it’s really not happening.

(For what it’s worth, you can check out that preview comic over here.)

Source: Nintendo Everything