A while back, Nintendo announced they had plans to adapt their series to other mediums. Obviously Super Nintendo World was one result of this (being part of Universal Studios’ theme park based on their titles), but adaptations to TV, movies and animation were said to be in the works as well, with Nintendo planning to work with partnered companies to produce such works.
And when it comes to a Mario movie, well it seems like Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima is even keener on the idea than you’d ever imagine. Why? Because as he said in a recent interview with the Kyoto Shimbun, he hopes to make an agreement with a partner about a Mario movie soon, complete with a following announcement and a full release by 2020. Here’s the article about said comment courtesy of our friends at Japanese Nintendo.
It’s a surprising statement from the Nintendo CEO, and provides good evidence that the rumours of Illumination Entertainment working on such a movie could be accurate.
However, you then have to wonder:
Would a new Mario movie really be a good idea in the first place?
I mean, not only did the first attempt go horribly wrong, but most of the other ones went pretty badly wrong as well. It’s a series that’s been plagued by ‘adaptation decay’ to the point it used to take up half the TV Tropes page.
And that’s only logical given that Mario doesn’t really have much of a story so to speak of. The RPGs do yes, but the actual main platformers Nintendo likely wants adapted? It’s rarely more complex than ‘Peach is kidnapped by Bowser’, with even the likes of Odyssey only adding a few small tweaks to the formula.
As a result, it’s kind of hard to imagine what Illumination Entertainment (or whoever else gets the rights now) could do with the series. Are they going to give the movie an excuse plot padded with random set pieces? Try and come up with a logical story that doesn’t tie into any of the games? Set up an alternate universe in the same way as the cartoon series, movie, comic books and anime film?
It’s difficult to know, and even more difficult to get right.
Which is not gonna be helped much by the push for a relatively early release date. After all, 2020 isn’t that far away, and it’s no time at all for a movie or game release. The fact Nintendo suggests that’s even possible implies the company just wants the film out as quickly as possible, and isn’t willing to give it much time for careful thought or even much of a post-production process.
But hey, it’s interesting to hear none the less. So, what do you think about it all? Are you happy that Nintendo seems so keen on a Mario movie? Worried about it given the lack of story to adapt in the franchise?
Give your thoughts on the matter (and more) in the comments below or on social media today!
Super Mario Bros. movie should be ready for 2020! (Japanese Nintendo)
Back in the olden days, Nintendo made a couple of sports games with more realistic settings and gameplay. Named 1080 Snowboarding and Wave Race respectively, these games become pretty big on the N64, before being followed up by better sequels on the GameCube and vanishing in history therefore after.
Fortunately for fans though, it seems hope may be at hand here. Why? Because as Pixelpar shows us on Twitter, Nintendo have just filed a new trademark for 1080° Snowboarding. This implies the company hasn’t given up on the whole deal, and actually does see potential for the franchise in future.
And it makes us wonder what exactly could be in store here. Okay, it’s quite possible it could be something uninteresting. Like say, a Virtual Console released on the inevitable Switch Virtual Console post Nintendo Direct.
But at the same time, it brings a bit of hope that an all new game could be coming for the system instead. That’s good news for sports game fans, as well as for Nintendo fans in general. After all, Nintendo’s always struggled to get those types of games on their system, and games in the snowboarding genre have gotten even rarer in the last few years as well.
So, to see this trademark brings a bit of hope back to the whole deal. Perhaps even illustrates that even seemingly forgotten N64 era franchises like this one won’t be completely forgotten by the company or the industry as a whole.
However, what do you think? Are you happy Nintendo seemingly remembers 1080 Snowboarding? What could this trademark registration actually mean?
Post your thoughts on the matter here or at the Gaming Latest forums today!
It’s Christmas time! The turkey’s in the oven, the presents are under the tree (if you’re not in the UK at the moment) and everything’s looking good for the holiday season. New games, new consoles, all that stuff is probably here and present for many of you about now.
But we won’t be posting about any of it. Why? Because like everyone else on the planet, we enjoy our Christmas break and have decided to take the next few days off. So today and tomorrow, there will be no news posts from Gaming Reinvented, nor any updates on social media or over on Wario Forums.
It’s just in the spirit of the season you know? Christmas is a time you spend with your friends and family, not posting on social media or arguing about video game ‘controversies’ with people on internet forums.
So check out the Gaming Latest forums or various subreddits if you desperately need news, and try and spend your time with friends and family. Or heck, actually playing the games you likely got for Christmas rather than talking about them.
Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Well, it’s happened again. Despite Nintendo trying to avoid leaks by restricting review copies, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have leaked online, a good full week before their official release date. That’s pretty embarrassing given the situation with the original games. Or the likes of Breath of the Wild, Mario & Luigi Superstar or Super Mario Odyssey since then.
But it’s also good news for us too. Why? Because it means that thanks to some plucky dataminers, we now have information about all the new Pokémon and story elements added in the new titles! So, if you want to find out about Necrozma’s new forms or the new Pokémon included in the new titles, keep reading!
Remember how a few days ago, we saw Team Rocket return in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? How shocked we were that the original villain team had made a comeback?
Well, it seems that things have gotten crazier still. That’s because as it turns out, Team Rocket isn’t in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. No, Team Rainbow Rocket is in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
And Team Rainbow Rocket is not just a new version of Team Rocket. Nope, it’s an all new, revamped version run by Giovanni with Mewtwo under their command. As well as every single villainous team leader in the series prior to Sun and Moon.
No, we are not kidding. Archie, Maxie, Cyrus, Ghetsis and Lysandre are all returning in these games, and all as part of this new Team Rainbow Rocket organisation. Here’s a trailer in case you don’t believe us:
As well as a few nice pieces of artwork showing the villain team off:
It’s seriously something we’d never have seen coming in a million years. What’s more, it’s not the only thing we wouldn’t have seen coming either.
Oh no. As it turns out, the changes revealed in the trailer aren’t limited to a Pokémon villain team legion of doom. Instead, it seems every legendary Pokémon in the series also returns in the game!
Yes, every single one.
Every legendary trio, every cover legendary, every random legendary Pokémon not connected to anything else… they’re all available by going to Ultra Space in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It’s like the ultimate celebration of the Pokémon series, complete with everything fans have ever wanted in a single game. Like the ultimate fan fiction made reality.
So, kudos Nintendo. You’ve turned this game from a bit of filler into a Pokémon fan’s dream Pokémon game, and dialled up the hype to eleven as a result.