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Universal's latest patent may pertain to the Yoshi ride at Super Nintendo World

I can't wait to punch Yoshi in the back of the head!

Super Nintendo World is set to open at Universal Studios Japan sometime in Spring 2020. We know there will be a Super Mario Kart ride, as well as a ride call Yoshi's Adventures. The above patent may give us a look at what the Yoshi ride will be like.

Universal just filed the a patent for a ride vehicle that certainly seems like it would fit with Yoshi. Check out the official patent description below.

Certain ride vehicles may provide park guests with an upright astride ride position, for example, when a ride vehicle is representative of a horse. Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to ride restraint systems that restrain a park guest via a lower portion of the guest’s body while allowing for freedom of movement of the upper body and arms. The restraint systems may include conformable components shaped to enclose a thigh, knee, and/or shin portion on one or both legs of the park guest, and a behind-the-knee component that may be used in combination with the conformable component(s) to provide for a restraint that secures the lower body to the ride vehicle. The restraint systems may be suitable for use with a variety of park guests of different ages and sizes, including adults and children.

There's no doubt we'll be riding on Yoshi for the Yoshi's Adventures ride, and this patent most likely shows how it'll be done. Now we just sit back and wait for the ride to actually be built!

Full episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged are now available to stream

Looking for something to watch?

Mega Man: Fully Charged seems like it flew under the radar for both fans and newcomers alike, and it never really found a big audience. The first season of the show had 52 episodes, and for all we know, that's all there will ever be. While we wait on word of season 2, you can now stream multiple episodes for free on the official Mega Man: Fully Charged YouTube channel. They're not all available yet, but there's more being added each week. Check out what's up to watch here.

Check out these exclusive starter pins received for playing the Pokémon Sword & Shield demo at PAXAUS

Who you choosing, pinhead?

If you're visiting PAX Australia this weekend, Nintendo is offering exclusive starter pins for those attending! The only requirements to receive one of these pins is participating in a 'Partner Pokémon Poll' and playing the Pokémon Sword & Shield demo at the event. After playing the demo, you can show one of the Nintendo staff members which Pokémon you selected in the poll to receive the respective pin! Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble pins are available at PAX AUS while supplies last.

CoroCoro's Pokemon manga ending after a 23-year run to make way for...a new Pokemon manga

Out with the old, in with the new

Looks like this reboot for the Pokemon anime is making some serious waves. CoroCoro has announced that their manga series, which has been running for 23 years now, is going to come to an end in November 2019. Don't worry though, as a whole new start is coming! A new manga series simply called 'Pokemon' will appear in Bessatsu CoroCoro Comics (bi-monthly magazine) and CoroCoro Aniki (quarterly magazine). This manga will be penned by Machito Gomi, who previously worked on the manga adaptation of Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

Nintendo UK holding a contest to win tickets to the Pokémon Center London Preview Event, 40 pairs of tickets being given away

Entering is easy!

Want to attend the preview event at Pokémon Center London? Now is your chance! The Pokémon Company and the Nintendo Official UK Store have partnered up to give away a total of 80 tickets to 40 different winners. All you have to do is enter your email address for a chance to win. The event will be taking place on October 17th!

Enter here!

Check out the delicious menu items coming to Kirby Cafe Hakata

Poyo!

Kirby Cafe Hakata will be officially reopening on November 14th, 2019! Now, we have a closer look at the menu items that will be available thanks to the updated Japanese website. Many of the food items include bonuses such as; ceramic figures, plates, jars, and coasters! Check out the menu items in the gallery below.

Full details, merchandise, photos, and more are available on the official website!

Images and details released for Casio BABY-G x Pikachu Collaboration Model watch

Watch and learn!

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Baby-G line of watches from Casio, the company partnered with Pokémon to release an exclusive collaboration watch in Japan! The watch features an original 90s style design, and will be available for purchase in November 2019. Pikachu being No.025 in the Pokédex makes this the perfect collaboration for the watch company's 25th anniversary. Check out the announcement trailer above, and the official website for the stylish new watch here.

Kotobukiya reveals ArtFX J Onyx Vs. Pikachu figurine

An epic battle

Kotobukiya has revealed their next ArtFX J figurine, and this one's a double. As you can see in the image above, the figurine includes both Pikachu and Onyx locked in a battle. This is actually directly inspired by a scene from very early in the Pokemon anime, where Ash takes on Brock in a battle.

Preparations for Kirby Cafe Tokyo's permanent stay underway

Opening permanently this Winter!

As we mentioned the other day, Kirby Cafe Tokyo is going to open permanently sometime this Winter. Before that happens though, the store is undergoing some maintenance and revamping. That means things are closed up for now, but as you can see in the images above, work is definitely underway!

Reggie Fils-Aime to receive the Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award

Congrats, Reggie!

Reggie Fils-Aime has another accolade to add to his list of achievements. Reggie will be receiving the Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Class of 2019. For those who don't know, Walter Day is the historian, and the founder of Twin Galaxies, an American organization that tracks video game world records. While Reggie won't be on-hand at the International Video Game Hall of Fame event to accept the award, he did send in special message for those in attendance.

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