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Chris Pratt will voice Mario in new film

Nintendo recently held a Direct where among the announcement of many new games and updates to older titles, the console manufacturer gave fans the first details for the upcoming Mario movie. The most surprising thing however was the reveal that Chris Pratt will play the titular Mario, with Jack Black …

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Nintendo wants to focus more on developing new IP

While Nintendo’s bread and butter has always been in long-running blockbuster franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario, the company wants to generate more original IP during the Nintendo Switch lifecycle. In an interview with Nikkei, which was translated by VGC, Nintendo President, Shuntaro Furukawa, said: “I myself …

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Mario Kart Tour becomes Nintendo’s fastest ‘selling’ mobile game in its first month

Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s fastest ‘selling’ mobile game, amassing over 123 million downloads in its first month. This is a significantly stronger performance compared to its second fastest selling, “Super Mario Run” which saw only 21.8 million downloads in its first month.  Despite having the most first month downloads …

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Nintendo looking to make new movies for its big stars

Nintendo’s biggest successes in recent years have come from it leaving its comfort zone. Building a new Amiibo business has worked well, likewise branching out into smartphone games. Continuing that ethos moving forward, Nintendo is now said to be looking into creating feature films of its major characters. Inarguably Nintendo’s …

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Mario is quickly becoming UE4’s unofficial mascot

Mario has been Nintendo’s most popular mascot since his inception in the ’80s, spawning whole libraries of games within his universe and others, as he battled bosses, goombas and played a variety of sports for our entertainment. And yet somehow, in the second half of the second decade of the …

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Nintendo pulls down fan-made Mario 64 level

The internet was pleasantly surprised last week when a fan-made, HD remake of Mario 64’s first level was made available online for people to play in their browser. Thanks to the power of the Unity engine, we could all be whisked back to the mid-90s, where Nintendo was ruling the roost …

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