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Japanese YouTuber recreates ‘Chainsaw Man’ opening using ‘Animal Crossing’

  • Mashing-up one of the season’s goriest anime with a mellowed-out island sandbox video game might seem like an odd combination, but that’s exactly what one YouTube creator set out to do.
  • On Friday, Twitter user @yo_dakun shared the thumbnail for a video from his YouTube channel Iyo-kun's Atsumori Island, which recreates the opening sequence for “Chainsaw Man” frame-by-frame in the Nintendo Switch game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
  • The creator has reproduced a number of anime openings with the game’s cutesey chibi style, including the first opening sequence of 2013’s “Attack on Titan.”
  • The popularity of “Chainsaw Man” has been bolstered by its electric opening, which even caught the attention of eagle-eyed cinephiles who spotted a litany of references to some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.

Mashing-up one of the season’s goriest anime with a mellowed-out island sandbox video game might seem like an odd combination, but that’s exactly what one YouTube creator set out to do.    

On Friday, Twitter user @yo_dakun shared the thumbnail for a video on his YouTube channel Iyokun’s Atsumori Island which meticulously recreates the opening sequence for “Chainsaw Man” frame-by-frame on the Nintendo Switch smash-hit “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ beats ‘Pokémon’ to become Japan’s best-selling game of all time

  • “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has been named Japan’s best-selling game of all time.
  • Game Data Library, a website that claims to be the internet’s largest database of Japanese game sales, shared in a tweet posted on Tuesday that 10.45 million copies of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” have been sold in Japan.
  • Despite having been released less than three years ago, the latest installment of the Animal Crossing franchise has surpassed notable titles released more than 20 years ago.
  • The beloved Nintendo game, which kept millions of people company during the peak of COVID-19 lockdowns, beat classics such as “Pokémon Red/Green/Blue” (10.23 million copies) and “Pokémon Gold/Silver” (7.17 million copies). 
  • Other games featured in Game Data Library’s tweet include “Super Mario Bros.” (6.81 million copies) and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" (6.55 million copies). 

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has been named Japan’s best-selling game of all time.

Game Data Library, a website that claims to be the internet’s largest database of Japanese game sales, shared in a tweet posted on Tuesday that 10.45 million copies of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” have been sold in Japan.

Casio, Super Mario Bros. collaborate for nostalgic $150 watch

  • Casio and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. have released a collaboration timepiece based on the original 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System game.
  • The watch, which is part of Casio’s G-Shock lineup, comes with a distinctive shade of red for its bezel, as well as light blue and gold accents reminiscent of the daytime sky and coins in the game.
  • The watch’s band features a pixelated image of Mario function indicators that come in the game’s iconic typeface.
  • The timepiece can be purchased from Casio Japan’s online store for 17,600 yen or $150 USD.

Super Mario fans can now get their hands on a Casio timepiece that encapsulates memories of the original game.

The collaboration piece — part of the Japanese watchmaker’s G-Shock lineup — features a distinctive shade of red for its bezel, along with a pixelated Mario reminiscent of his 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) iteration.

Fans are upset after Nintendo erases Mario’s butt in Direct announcement

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  • Nintendo fans are livid at a new promotional poster for the Super Mario movie that does not feature the character’s big “thicc” buttocks.
  • The Japanese video game company announced a new Direct for Thursday, focusing on the upcoming Mario movie, starring actor Chris Pratt as the voice of the Italian plumber.
  • Mario’s ass was nowhere to be found on the poster.
  • Social media users took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Mario’s cheeks for the new movie.
  • This isn’t the first time fans were up in arms over Nintendo deflating their characters’ butts. Gamers called out the company in September for erasing Wario’s thickness.

Nintendo fans are livid at an announcement for the new Super Mario adaptation that does not feature the iconic character’s “thicc” buttocks.

The Japanese video game company announced a new Direct for Thursday, focusing on the upcoming Mario movie, starring actor Chris Pratt as the voice of the Italian plumber. 

Nintendo releases ‘Bayonetta 3’ gameplay trailer

  • Nintendo released a new eight-minute gameplay trailer for “Bayonetta 3” on Tuesday.
  • The trailer shows off a number of new mechanics, such as summoning and transforming into “infernal demons.”
  • “Bayonetta 3” also introduces a new playable character: the sword-wielding, “mysterious witch-in-training,” Viola.
  • Viola can summon her own infernal demon, a cat named Cheshire, with which she fights alongside barehanded.
  • “Bayonetta 3” will be available on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 28.

Nintendo released a new eight-minute gameplay trailer for “Bayonetta 3” during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday, nearly five years after its official release trailer.

“[Bayonetta will] fight to protect the world from the sudden invasion of man-made bioweapons called Homunculi,” Nintendo said of the third installment. Characters from the previous games that are confirmed to appear in the sequel include the journalist Luka and fellow Umbra witch Jeanne.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ sequel gets title and release date from Nintendo

  • Nintendo announced the title for the long-awaited sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” on Tuesday.
  • Officially titled “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” the announcement trailer shares a glimpse at the new explorable landscape and abilities.
  • Although little about the sequel’s gameplay is revealed that hasn’t already been seen in the game’s E3 2021 teaser, a mysterious mural featured heavily in the trailer hints at story details for Zelda fans to speculate about until the game’s release.
  • “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

Nintendo has announced the title and release date for the highly anticipated sequel to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” was revealed during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, alongside an announcement trailer that shares a glimpse at the new explorable landscape and abilities. 

Nintendo Switch party game ‘Kirby’s Dream Buffet’ releasing next week

  • “Kirby’s Dream Buffet” is launching exclusively on the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 17.
  • The game is a co-op competitive party game where players race up a mountain made of food while gobbling strawberries to grow in size and defeat their opponents in three different game modes.
  • It will be sold for $14.00 on the Nintendo eShop and is currently available for pre-order.

Fans of Kirby can look forward to the upcoming game “Kirby’s Dream Buffet,” which will be exclusively released on the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 17.

Up to four players can compete in the new party game, where each player will choose a different color Kirby and race up a mountain while eating strawberries to grow in size and power to defeat the other players. Similar to Kirby’s ability to suck in enemies and gain their abilities, Kirby can use special fruit powers to gain an edge over other players.

Nintendo Japan now offers benefits to employees in same-sex unions despite Japanese law

  • Japanese gaming conglomerate Nintendo recently updated their corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines to offer the same benefits to employees in same-sex unions as those in heterosexual marriages.
  • On July 12, the company added to its “Introduction of a Partnership System” post that the system “ensures employees who are in domestic partnership with a same-sex partner have the same benefits as employees in opposite-sex marriage.”
  • Nintendo added that it had also taken steps to better address harassment by revising its “internal regulations.”
  • While same-sex marriage is not recognized in Japan as a whole, several districts within the country, including Tokyo, Osaka and Saga, have or will introduce a system that recognizes same-sex partnerships.

Japanese gaming conglomerate Nintendo recently updated their corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines to offer the same benefits to employees in same-sex unions as those in heterosexual marriages.

On July 12, the company added to its Introduction of a Partnership System post, first introduced in March 2021, that while same-sex marriage is not recognized under Japanese law, “this system ensures employees who are in domestic partnership with a same-sex partner have the same benefits as employees in opposite-sex marriage.”

New ‘Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’ trailer reveals new legendaries, professors and a multiplayer function

  • The Pokémon Company dropped the second trailer for their upcoming games “Pokémon Scarlet” and “Pokémon Violet,” set to release on Nov. 18.
  • The trailer shows off the two new legendary Pokémon, new professors and Pokémon, a new rival and an open-world multiplayer function.
  • The legendaries and professors that players encounter will both vary depending on which version they play, with each featuring distinct designs representing either ancient times or more advanced technologies.
  • The Pokémon website posted updated information about the three new starter Pokémon, detailing more of their unique personalities.

The Pokémon Company released the second trailer for their upcoming main series title games “Pokémon Scarlet” and “Pokémon Violet”.

The biggest reveals of the trailer are the legendaries featured on the game’s box art, new Pokémon and the professor characters in the game. The trailer also shows off more Pokémon in the overworld, utilizing similar game mechanics as the Nintendo Switch side game, “Pokémon Legends: Arceus.” In a series first, Scarlet and Violet will offer an open-world multiplayer function, allowing you to explore the game’s various wildlands with up to three additional players. 

24-karat gold Nintendo Wii meant for Queen Elizabeth put up for auction

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  • Donny Fillerup, a Dutch collector and the owner of a console variation online database, has opened bidding on a 24-karat gold-plated Nintendo Wii on Goldin Auctions.
  • The custom-made console, developed by defunct American video game publisher THQ, was originally destined for Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for a publicity stunt; however, it was never received by Buckingham Palace due to a strict royal gift policy.
  • The highest bid is currently at $2,200 as of this writing.
  • The bidding closes on May 22.

A 24-karat gold-plated Nintendo Wii that was originally destined for Queen Elizabeth II is currently up for sale.

Donny Fillerup, the current owner of the game console, is auctioning the Nintendo Wii that was developed by THQ, an American video game publisher that went bankrupt in 2012. 

TikToker rescues ‘abandoned’ Nintendogs after finding game cartridge on London train

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After discovering a lost “Nintendogs” game cartridge on a London train, a TikTok user shared a series of videos detailing his journey of rescuing the “abandoned” virtual puppies.

The TikTok user, @bennypvideo, shared a video last Thursday of him finding the lost game cartridge on the train. The “Nintendogs” cartridge can be seen laying on the floor beneath the train seats before it is picked up by the TikToker and taken home to test on his Nintendo DS.

Japanese Kirby superfan flexes her massive collection of plushies

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  • A Kirby superfan who goes by @0418_kirby_ on Twitter shared their impressive collection of hundreds of Kirby products that took about five years to grow.
  • Kirby recently became the second video game series to win a Grammy for Best Arrangement.

A Kirby superfan took to social media to share their passion for their favorite Nintendo character by showing off their massive collection of merchandise.

Kirby is a pink puffball infamous for his abundant appetite and cuteness. Fans first fell in love with Kirby from the Game Boy video game “Kirby’s Dreamland” in 1992. The character has been featured in over 23 games since, including the “Super Smash Bros.” video game series.