Remember when Sony Pictures was hacked and details emerged that they were planning a Mario movie? Well Shigeru Miyamoto has played down those rumours by stating that he regularly gets pitches about a Super Mario Bros movie from numerous companies and it’s nothing unusual. He also said that he doesn’t have a “vision that the next iteration of “Mario” is going to be in film.”
I heard something about that this morning. What’s interesting is that over the past 20 years, people come to us on a fairly regular basis about creating “Mario” movies. There are times that those ideas end right when they bring them to us, and other times we’ll listen to presentations. It’s not very unusual, and it’s something we’ve been doing for a very long time. I don’t particularly have a vision that the next iteration of “Mario” is going to be in film.
Those hoping for another mainline Mario title for Wii U may come away slightly disappointed as Shigeru Miyamoto says that it will most likely be on Nintendo’s next home console. We’ve already had the wonderful Super Mario 3D World so I’m sure we can be patient and wait, though it’s going to be difficult.
Since we first created Mario, people have compared him to Mickey Mouse. I’ve always said Mickey Mouse evolved with each evolution in animation. You saw Mickey Mouse each step of the way. From early on, I wanted Mario to be that character in the digital world, so that with each digital evolution, he was there to usher in the next era. I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game.
Nintendo of Europe has added a new item to the Club Nintendo stars catalogue. Given it’s the Christmas season, Nintendo fans can have a ball with the red and blue festive 8-bit Mario gift wrap, measuring 60cm x 84cm – a perfect accompaniment to any Nintendo collectible or game. However, the fancy gift wrap will set you back a hefty 2,000 stars, so it may be wise to think long and hard on who gets to keep the special paper.
Last month, Nintendo of Europe added a Mario Kart 8 badge set to their line-up of physical products. For a closer look at both of these items, make sure you visit the Club Nintendo stars catalogue, here. Will you be picking up some of the fancy gift wrap? Let us know in the comments below.
StreetPassNYC has captured footage of a massive Mario Amiibo which is currently on display at the Nintendo World Store in New York. The giant figure is bound to capture customers attention as it rotates round and round and underneath it is the range of Amiibo’s that consumers can purchase now and in the future. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.
Nintendo Russia has gotten super creative with spray cans and hired a team of talented artists to draw a wonderful Mario themed mural in central Moscow. I’m not sure how long it took them to create the piece, but it’s undoubtedly a stunning piece of work.
Nintendo has outlined its release schedule for next year. While none of the big games have been tied down with a precise date, the Kyoto based company says that Wii U titles Splatoon, Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Project Guard will be coming to the United States and Europe during the first half of 2015. The company also revealed that Code Name STEAM and Fossil Fighters Frontier will be coming 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo UK today announces a co-promotion with Yoplait which will see some of Nintendo’s most iconic characters take centre stage on the packaging of the popular Petits Filous Frubes snack.
With Mario, Luigi, Toadette, Baby Peach, Waluigi and Wario featuring individually on the Vanilla Flavour and Bowser Jr., Peach, Baby Luigi, Baby Mario, Super Star, Koopa Troopa, Daisy, Yoshi, Bowser, Goomba and Boo on the Strawberry flavour – everyone will have a chance to have their favourite character join them for lunch!
With each pack of Petits Filous Frubes, you have the chance to win one of 100s of prizes from Nintendo 2DS systems to Nintendo goody bags! To see if you’ve won, just enter the secret code on the inside of your Petits Filous Frubes Super Mario pack at http://supermariofrubes.com/.
Launching at the start of October and available in stores across the UK, the promotion will run until 30th April 2015.