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‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’: hear Chris Pratt’s Mario voice in first trailer
Nintendo has released the first trailer for the upcoming Super Mario movie – check it out below.The company debuted the trailer in a special Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday (October 6), after a poster showing the animation style was shared on social media earlier this week.The project is a collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination, the animation studio behind the Despicable Me franchise, Sing and The Secret Life Of Pets.Chris Pratt provides the voice of Mario, alongside Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad.Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario in the games, is also set to appear in various undisclosed cameo roles.The film is directed by duo Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who are best known for co-developing the DC series Teen Titans Go! and film spin-off Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. It’s written by Matthew Fogel, whose previous work includes Minions: The Rise Of Gru and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.Speaking to Variety earlier this year, Pratt teased that his Mario voice is “unlike anything you’ve heard” in the games.“I worked really closely with the directors and trying out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” Pratt said.
Nintendo Switch - ‘GoldenEye 007’ will have online play on the Switch, but not Xbox - nme.com
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‘GoldenEye 007’ will have online play on the Switch, but not Xbox
Microsoft has confirmed that it has “no plans” to bring online multiplayer to GoldenEye 007 on Xbox, although the feature has been confirmed for Nintendo Switch versions.Yesterday (September 13), Rare and Nintendo announced the return of GoldenEye 007, a fan-favourite shooter from the Nintendo 64 that will be making its way to Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles.While Nintendo has advertised the port as having online play, allowing players to compete with their friends over the internet, the same feature will not be available on Xbox versions.In a statement, Microsoft confirmed that online play will not be a part of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox.“Xbox is excited to bring GoldenEye 007 to Xbox Game Pass for the very first time – a faithful recreation of a much-loved and iconic title,” reads the statement. “While there are no plans to include online multiplayer as part of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox is focused on bringing this title to players in the way they fondly remember, including local multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to take to the couch in a battle of wits and skill.”Elsewhere, Rare has confirmed that the Xbox version will include “achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate – even in split-screen local multiplayer!”More Nintendo 64 games are on the way!Pokémon Stadium, Mario Party, Pilotwings 64, 1080° Snowboarding, Excitebike 64, & more will be gradually added to the Nintendo 64 library on #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack.
Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Will Honor Gay Partnerships Even When Japan Won’t - metroweekly.com - Japan
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Nintendo Will Honor Gay Partnerships Even When Japan Won’t
Video game creator Nintendo will recognize people in same-sex relationships, just as they had recognized “traditional marriages” — even when the country of Japan doesn’t.Last week the $95 billion company released its corporate social responsibility initiatives (CSRI) with one thing standing out.In the “Introduction of a Partnership System” portion of the CSRI, reports Go Nintendo, Nintendo restated that as of March 2021, the company has had a policy where  “same-sex partners” will have the “same benefits as employees in an opposite-sex marriage.”This policy contrasts with the legal battle ongoing in Japan to get same-sex couples recognized by law. Attempts at national and municipal legal changes have been made, but nothing has come from it. In a recent case on June 20 in Osaka, it was found that “under the constitution, the definition of marriage did not extend to partnerships between people of the same gender.” This effectively bans same-sex marriage in the country.Nintendo’s statement reads simply that if you are in a “common law” marriage, you will be granted the same rights as “traditional” couples.“Although same-sex marriages are not currently recognized under Japanese law, this system ensures employees who are in a domestic partnership with a same-sex partner have the same benefits as employees in an opposite-sex marriage,” the policy reads.
‘Fire Emblem Fates’ is leaving the Nintendo eShop in February 2023 - nme.com
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‘Fire Emblem Fates’ is leaving the Nintendo eShop in February 2023
Nintendo has provided an update on the upcoming Wii U and 3DS purchase closures, with Fire Emblem Fates to go off-sale earlier than store sales themselves.After announcing the two consoles would see their online stores slowly wind down until early 2023, Nintendo has today (July 19) provided an update on the eShop closures, including some news about 3DS title Fire Emblem Fates.According to the July 2022 update page, eShop sales of Fire Emblem Fates will end on February 28, 2023, one month before purchases will no longer be available on 3DS on March 27, 2023.Nintendo also clarified that the downloadable content for Fire Emblem Fates, including story paths only accessible after the player has completed Chapter Six in the game, will still be available on the 3DS eShop until March 27, 2023.The rest of the post confirms what Nintendo already made clear earlier in the year, that after March 2023 players will no longer be able to make purchases on the Wii U and 3DS eShops, with some content like game demos and free content disappearing too. That said, already purchased games and DLC will be available for download after the store purchases closures.When the closures were first announced, Nintendo addressed the removal of another way to purchase classic games on its platforms, after being asked asked about them in a now-deleted question and answer segment:“Across our Nintendo Switch Online membership plans, over 130 classic games are currently available in growing libraries for various legacy systems.
Nintendo says it has increased security following 2020 “gigaleak” - nme.com - Britain - China - Japan - Pokémon
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Nintendo says it has increased security following 2020 “gigaleak”
Nintendo “gigaleak” back in 2020, which saw a vast amount of stolen data leaked onto the internet including prototype versions of classic Nintendo titles and N64 games, Nintendo has suggested it increased its security measures to prevent anything similar happening in the future.The massive data breach saw titles such as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Yoshi’s Island and even some unreleased titles leaked onto the internet.It also reportedly contained confidential internal documentation regarding Nintendo DS, Wii and the China-exclusive iQue amongst other consoles, showing the systems’ working processes and the development processes that led to their creation and maintenance.According to Video Games Chronicle, the leak was suspected to come from iQue, the Chinese brand created to release Nintendo content, as well as BroadOn, a third-party company contracted by Nintendo to develop hardware and software for the Wii console.Until now, Nintendo had not made an official statement or response in relation to the massive leak, but on Tuesday (June 28) they referred to the incident in response to a question asked at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Japan.質問5中国ビジネスについて任天堂はIQueブランドを使っていたが、最近はテンセントと提携している。IQueが情報漏えいのもとになったのではないかという意見もある。情報漏えいのリスクマネージメントに聞きたい。— あれっくす (@NStyles) June 29, 2022Twitter user NStyles has kindly transcribed the meeting and when using the social media platform’s in-built translation feature from Japanese to English, we can garner that Nintendo was asked during the meeting where it stands on iQue, especially when it is considered that “some people believe that iQue may have been the source of information leaks”.In response, Nintendo president
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