SNES Classic Edition pre-orders shall be available at six retailers, pre-orders starting at different times

According to Nintendo's official SNES Classic Edition website, the system will be available via six different online outlets. These outlets are Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart. Different websites will be accepting pre-orders at different times, but unfortunately, the times at which these pre-orders start are currently unknown. Some outlets, such as Best Buy and Amazon, have already taken pre-orders. It is advised that customers select a specific outlet and bookmark the webpage and/or keep a tab of the page available throughout the day in order to check for when pre-orders become available.

Pokémon and Mario included in the most appealing IPs in the strongest European markets for Q2 2017

The enduring power of Nintendo-related brands lives on. We've already talk about Nintendo brands being popular in the US, and now we have some data on Europe. According to research group Kids License Monitor, both Pokemon and Mario are included in the top brands European kids find most appealing. The study was conducted online, and included 1,200 children aged 4 to 12. Thanks to Gerjet for the heads up!

Preparations for Super Nintendo World moving ahead at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is moving ahead on plans for Super Nintendo World, and it seems preparations are already kicking off. The KidZone section of Universal is already being prepped for teardown, and complete demolition could happen as soon as early 2018. For those worrying about the fate of E.T.'s ride, you can rest easy. E.T. is going to survive the demolition. Thanks to FangztheWolf for the heads up!

City Connection looking to secure two trademarks

City Connection is currently trying to get the following trademarks

- Jaleco
- Game Tengoku

The Jaleco trademark shouldn't be any issue at all, since City Connection now owns the Jaleco IP.

Nintendo/Game Freak apply for 'Outbreak' trademark

Nintendo and Game Freak are currently trying to secure a trademark for the term 'Outbreak', which lines up nicely with the Pokemon Outbreak event going on in Japan. This trademark applies to ‘viewing gardens, viewing caves, providing entertainment and providing information on them’

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Sydney, Australia show added

Presale starts August 22
General Public on sale August 28

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses brings the Zelda franchise to life with a full orchestra, choir, and a reimagined score that includes new movements from more recently released Zelda games such as Skyward Sword and the highly anticipated Breath of the Wild, while still paying homage to classic installments like Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past.

The five-movement multimedia symphony concert regales fans with Nintendo composer Koji Kondo's original music, recalling moments of Link conquering dungeons, running through forests, and struggling to decide what color tunic to wear. Throughout the evening, a video collage syncs up with the adventurous tunes to spotlight exciting moments from the venerable franchise.

Full details here

Nintendo providing prizes for Otakon tournaments

It has been revealed that Nintendo is one of the company offering up prizes for Otakon, a convention for Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and its fandom. There will be some game tournaments at the event, and it seems Nintendo (plus others) are providing the goodies for the winners. Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!

Pokemon: The Movie - I Choose You - premiere locations across the US

Looking to check out Pokemon: The Movie - I Choose You in theaters? You can do so in the states, as there will be a limited release! You can find the list of participating theaters below. These screenings will take place Nov. 5th and 6th, 2017.

Montgomery, AL - Chantilly 13
Fayetteville, AR - The Razorback Cinema
Fort Smith, AR - Malco Ft Smith Cinema
Rogers, AR - Pinnacle Hills Cinema 12
Scottsdale, AZ - Studio Movie Grill Scottsdale
Petaluma, CA - Boulevard 14
Sonoma, CA - Sonoma 9
Folsom, CA - Palladio 16 Cinema and LUXE
Rocklin, CA - Studio Movie Grill Rocklin
Hesperia, CA - Civic Plaza 12
Fairfax, CA - Fairfax 6
Tiburon, CA - Tiburon Playhouse 3
Angels Camp, CA - Angel 6
Fortuna, CA - Fortuna 6
Livermore, CA - Livermore Cinemas
Martinez, CA - Contra Costa 8
Tampa, FL - Studio Movie Grill Tampa 14
Daytona Beach, FL - Paragon Ocean Walk 10
Davie, FL - Paragon Ridge 8
Fleming Island, FL - Fleming Island 12
Alpharetta, GA - Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
Duluth, GA - Studio Movie Grill Duluth
Cummings, GA - Movies 400
Iowa City, IA - Sycamore 12 Theatre
Cedar Falls, IA - College Square 12 Theatre
Cedar Rapids, IA - Cedar Rapids Galaxy Cine
Twin Falls, ID - Magic Valley Cinema 13
Meridian, ID - Village Cinema 15
Elgin, IL - Elgin Fox Theatre
Gurnee, IL - Gurnee Cinemas 20
Orland Park, IL - Orland Park Cinemas 14
Addison, IL - Addison 21
Wheaton, IL - Studio Movie Grill Wheaton
Chicago Heights, IL - Chicago Heights
Bloomington, IL - Bloomington Galaxy Cine 14
North Pekin, IL - Showplace Pekin 14
Frankfort, IL - Emagine Frankfort
Indianapoilis, IN - Studio Movie Grill Indianapolis
Saline, MI - Emagine Saline
Novi, MI - Emagine Novi 18 + EMAX
Rochester Hills, MI - Emagine Rochester Hills
Saint Paul, MN - Oakdale Cinema
Waite Park, MN - Parkwood 18 Theatre
Duluth, MN - Lakes 10 Theatre
Rochester, MN - Rochester Cine
O Fallon, MN - OFallon Cine
Mounds View, MN - Mounds View 15
Oakdale, MN - Oakdale 20
Plymouth, MN - Emagine Willow Creek
Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape West Cine
Saint Louis, MO - Ronnies Cine
Chesterfield, MO - Chesterfied Galaxy Cine
Madison, MS - The Grandview Cinema
Omaha, NE - Majestic Cinema of Omaha
Omaha, NE - Village Pointe Cinemas
Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Grand Cinemas
Bellevue, NE - Twin Creek Cinemas
Westfield, NJ - Rialto Theatre
Columbus, OH - Crosswoods Cinema 17
Pickerington, OH - Pickerington Cinemas 16
Memphis, TN - Paradiso Cinema
San Antonio, TX - The Santikos Rialto
San Antonio, TX - Embassy 14
Colleyville, TX - Studio Movie Grill Colleyville
Dallas, TX - Studio Movie Grill at Royal Lane
Dallas, TX - Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
Dallas, TX - Studio Movie Grill NW Highway
Houston, TX - Studio Movie Grill Copperfield
Lewisville , TX - Studio Movie Grill Lewisville
Tyler, TX - Studio Movie Grill Tyler
Houston, TX - Studio Movie Grill City Centre
San Antonio, TX - Silverado 16
San Antonio, TX - Palladium IMAX
San Antonio, TX - Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro
San Antonio, TX - Mayan Palace 14 + AVX
Arlington, TX - Studio Movie Grill Arlington
The Colony, TX - Studio Movie Grill The Colony
Fredericksburg, VA - Paragon Village
South Burlington, VT - Merrill Palace 9
La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Cinema 11
Rothschild, WI - Cedar Creek Cinemas
Sturtevant, WI - Renaissance Cinema
Green Bay, WI - Bay Park Cinemas
Oshkosh, WI - Oshkosh Cinemas 12
Oak Creek, WI - South Shore Cinemas 16
Thiensville, WI - North Shore Cinemas 11
Menomonee Falls, WI - Menomonee Falls Cinemas 16
Appleton, WI - Valley Grand
Madison, WI - Point Cinemas 16
New Berlin, WI - Ridge Cinemas 20
Waukesha, WI - Majestic Brookfied
Sun Prairie, WI - Sun Prairie Palace

My Nintendo Europe - 5 new rewards now available

Because today is the first day of August, My Nintendo fans are now able to access new rewards. This month, European users will have access to the following rewards:

20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)300 Platinum Points

30% discount on Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii U)45 Gold Points

40% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Wii U)30 Gold Points

Viking Outfit (Miitomo)150 Platinum Points

Almond & Chocolate Doughnut (Miitomo)150 Platinum Points

Monolith Soft looking for a new game planner

Monolith Soft is currently recruiting a game planner for its main branch in Tokyo. Here are the details on the job listing.

- person would be creating specifications of characters and actions
- they would also draft, design, and construct battles and rules
- looking for someone who has experience with developing action games

Important traits for the dev to have include:

– Those with much knowledge of online games
– Those with much knowledge of medieval and fantasy settings
– Those with much knowledge of trends, pop culture, and entertainment in overseas countries