Game Being Played: Mario Tennis
Today is Monday, April 15, 2019, the day Former COO & President Reggie Fils-aimé retires from Nintendo of America. (May this serve as a reminder to quickly mail in those taxes in the United States, as well. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!) Today is also the day Doug Bowser takes over as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. He served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nintendo of America Inc. before.
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Doug Bowser will serve as COO & President of Nintendo of America Inc. as of Monday, April 15, 2019. He will be the lead operator for all things Nintendo and third-party games on its platform throughout the Americas. This includes the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Reggie Fils-aimé can finally enjoy time off from work with his retirement with his family. As a businessman, it should come to no surprise he would have made enough money to retire at 58, assuming he was responsible. Let’s wish the Regginator congratulations and a farewell!
Additionally, we will look forward to Doug Bowser serving as the new COO & President at NoA in Redmond. April is also the first month of the new fiscal year for 2019. It seems like a great way for Bowser to be promoted as the new ‘Big Boss’. (New DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, anyone? No?) Another thing, Mario needs to watch out for Bowser.
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Game Being Shown: Half-Life 2
During Ubisoft’s Press Conference at E3 2017, the company announced Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch, with Shigeru Miyamoto appearing on stage. The game released in August of that year. It was a huge success in terms of sales and was also the best selling third-party game on the Nintendo Switch for that time.
IGN recently interviewed Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. As they were talking, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle came up. Yves Guillemot didn’t rule out a sequel. A sequel could potentially happen in the future. He said “We can’t say much today, but we had a good relationship, so let’s see what will happen.”
If you would like to watch the interview in full, you can do so by checking out IGN. There is an entire video on it. It is almost 60 minutes in length.
The Walt Disney Company has recently announced that it plans on releasing its Disney+ streaming service this year. Since gaming overage is the main point here, the point will be directed to the release for consoles; Therefore, Disney+ will be releasing in November for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in November for the United States. The price will be $6.99 USD per month and $69.99 USD a year.
The Nintendo Switch version is being handled by Panic Button. As it turns out, this was the only explanation. (Just kidding!)
Screenshot from Twitter User
As mentioned above, Disney+ is currently listed exclusively for the United States. The Walt Disney Company will also be working to get it released worldwide. As for now, you will need to create an American account if you wish to take part in Disney+ while outside of the States.
In addition to currently only be released in the US, The Walt Disney Company now owns a 60% majority share of Hulu. Hulu is only available in the US and Japan. Hulu has tried to establish a Canadian viewing, unfortunately though, due to exclusive streaming distribution rights, Hulu in Canada does not make sense as there would be barely anything to watch if it did. It would almost be like having a lack of third-party support on the Wii U. As for who streams many films and shows in Canada is a younger company called Crave Canada. They have Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video in Canada, though.
The Walt Disney Company
Nintendo released Yoshi’s Crafted World for Nintendo Switch over a week ago now. If you want more fun with Yoshi, you should head on over to the Apple App Store to purchase Yarn Yoshi & Poochy Sticker currently for $1.99 USD. You can use the Yoshi stickers in iMessage to place over text messages. (*See pictures above to see. Yes, I sent it to myself for demonstration purposes.)
This is currently exclusive to Apple devices. You must have a device running (*the most up-to-date version is recommended) of iOS. Alternatively, any Apple device using iMessage will work. This includes watchOS and macOS.
It can be downloaded HERE
Will you be getting these stickers if you have an Apple device or do you think it is repetitive? Let everyone know in the comments below on your thoughts.
I have just learned that some of the music from the Nintendo EPD and CyGames title is available on Spotify. I was on YouTube listening to the main theme. So, I found a link to Spotify and though I’d share it with all of you. The music is in Japanese, just to let you know. But if you already played the game, it shouldn’t come as surprise.
Let me know what you think of the music and the game. I really enjoy playing Dragalia Lost and think you should give it a try since it is free.
FUN FACT: It is the only Nintendo IP not available on a Nintendo platform. (At least, not from what I found.)
Nintendo Entertainment System – April Game Updates – Nintendo Switch Online https://youtu.be/UJDYwXNYt9U
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SEGA uploaded a video to YouTube of brand new games based on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games for next year. Starting this summer, gamers will be able to enjoy Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, as well as Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games: Arcade Edition; the game is coming soon. Another game that will be coming to Mobile devices is a stand alone without Mario called Sonic At The Olympic Games. Finally, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game will launch next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. (No word on an Epic Games Store release.)
Official Olympic Games Website