Super Mario Stickers For LINE Messaging App Now Available For $1.99

Good news for those of you who use the LINE messenger service on iOS and Android as the Super Mario sticker set is now available. These cute stickers can be yours for $1.99 and you can bombard your friends with them. There’s stickers for Pokemon, Splatoon, Animal Crossing and now the Super Mario franchise.

These walking and talking stickers from Super Mario will get you right into the game! Even characters like Bowser and Boo show a whole new playful side! The sound for these stickers will play on iPhones even if your device is set to silent mode.

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Video: Did You Know Gaming? Looks At Religion In Mario

Mario and religion aren’t necessarily two things you’d hear in the same sentence, that is unless you watch the newest episode of Did You Know Gaming. Don’t worry, it’s not some crazy fan theory about Mario being Jesus. Rather, the game trivia site takes a look at a few of the many religious references and appropriations included in the Super Mario series. For instance, did you know that the Super Paper Mario villain, Bonechill is based on Lucifer? Watch the video below to learn more about this connection and more.


Nintendo: Mario On Mobile Isn’t “A Recipe For Printing Money”

We were all a little taken aback and surprised to hear that Nintendo’s first mobile title would be the curious Miitomo, but who knows? It could be a success. Interestingly, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that simply bringing a Mario title over to mobile platforms isn’t a recipe for printing money as many would think. Here’s what Reggie had to say about bringing Mario and other high profile Nintendo IP to mobile devices.

“Unfortunately, there’s a simplistic mentality out there, that ‘Make a Mario game for smart devices’ is a recipe for printing money,” he said. “And it’s not. It just simply is not. It’s that Kyoto craftsmanship mentality that says whatever we’re going to do, it needs to be a wonderful experience for consumers.

“Our strategy is not to port games developed for our dedicated systems to smart devices as they are. We have to develop new software experiences that give people the opportunity to interact with Nintendo IP and that matches the play style and control of smart devices.”

“We know that Mario and his ability to run and jump, to transform based on different items, that’s been optimized for a play-control approach that doesn’t exist for smartphones. And so for us, it’s not simply taking existing games and porting them over to smart devices as the answer. Our answer is to create new compelling experiences that leverage what smart devices do best.”

“We will absolutely continue our traditional maxim of developing software that matches the hardware,” said Fils-Aime. “We have looked at the limitations of software design on mobile platforms, and worked within those parameters. A 3DS game that requires the full manipulation of joysticks and multiple buttons can’t be exactly replicated on a touch-screen mobile device.

“Our strategy is not to port games developed for our dedicated systems to smart devices as they are. We have to develop new software experiences that give people the opportunity to interact with Nintendo IP and that matches the play style and control of smart devices.”

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Nintendo Collaborates With Fashion Firm Moschino

Nintendo seems to be entering into a number of new partnerships and one of these is with premium fashion firm, Moschino. The Italian fashion label has revealed the “Super Moschino” project which is a partnership with Nintendo to further celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mario. You can check out some of the 90’s themed designs below. What do you think to them?

Video game lovers can expect to see the likes of Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser and more printed on T-shirts, handbags and accessories, as well as on intarsia knit sweaters in Crayola-bright colors. The line will be available in full starting Dec. 5 on Moschino’s website and in select stores around the globe.

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Oh, Snap! Sonic Just Took A Dig At Mario

The official Twitter accounts for Nintendo of America and Sonic the Hedgehog were at it earlier today. And it all started with a seemingly innocent tweet from the latter asking whether Mario or Dr. Eggman had the superior mustache. Nintendo of America took the opportunity to criticize Eggman’s ‘stache for being unkempt. Apparently, that was too personal of an attack and lead to Sonic taking a dig at Mario for setting aside way too much time to maintain his majestic ‘stache. Perhaps it’s time for the two to settle it in Smash.

Nintendo Promises More Innovative Ideas For Next Mario After Super Mario Maker

If you think that Nintendo might be out of ideas on how to shape the next 2D Mario title after the scope of what is offered with Super Mario Maker then you would be wrong. Super Mario Maker producer Takashi Tezuka has told Japanese publication Nintendo Dream that the company has a number of interesting and creative things to add to the next 2D mainline Mario game and says to look forward to them.

I think many people wonder what will happen to the next entry in the original series after we created this new form of side scrolling Mario action. Don’t worry, we intend to come up with interesting things even after this, so please look forward to those, too.

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