Masahiro Sakurai doodles Kirby for Nintendo Dream magazine

A bunch of different game developers worked on special sketches and drawings for Nintendo Dream magazine back during Christmas 2018. Masahiro Sakurai was included in the lineup, and he offered a quick sketch of Kirby. It may look like a simple drawing, but it's about a billion times better than I could do!

Nintendo Dream - Most popular characters poll from the March 2019 issue

Nintendo Dream magazine returns with yet another reader poll, this time in the March 2019 issue. As with last time, the theme was 'favorite Nintendo character,' and Kirby took the top spot yet again.

Kirby (Kirby) - 174
Pikachu (Pokémon) - 119
Mario (Super Mario) - 90
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Eevee (Pokémon)
Luigi (Super Mario)
Meta Knight (Kirby)
Magolor (Kirby)
Yoshi (Super Mario)
Marx (Kirby)
Mettaton (UNDERTALE)
Inkling (Splatoon)
Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
Waddle Dee (Kirby)
Rowlet (Pokémon)
Chrom (Fire Emblem)

Ryan Reynolds teasing Detective Pikachu TV spot set to air later today

Looks like those rumors of a new trailer for Detective Pikachu were spot-on. Ryan Reynolds, the voice of Detective Pikachu, has teased some sort of special ad set to air during the NFC Championship Game today. The image above comes from Mr. Reynolds' Instagram story.

The game, which features the New Orleans Saints against the Los Angeles Rams, is scheduled to begin at 3:05 pm ET. Hopefully some Pokemon fans plan on watching the game anyway, and they can capture the commercial!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 701

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

For some reason, seeing 701 hit me harder than 700 did. How in the world have we done 701 shows without missing a week?! It must be your love and support making it possible! Thank you so much for the continued downloads, and for spreading the word!

Download Episode 701!

SEGA's Jun Senoue explains why he worked on a Mega Man 4 medley for Smash Bros. Ultimate

Did you know that Sonic Team sound director Jun Senoue worked on the Mega Man 4 medley in Smash Bros. Ultimate? Wondering why Senoue chose Mega Man 4 out of all the different game options to compose for? Check out his explanation for the decision below.

This is a picture of a Capcom Mega Man/Sega Sonic crossover comic book sold in America. The moment I first saw this, I immediately thought: ‘why don’t I try doing a Mega Man track in the style of the Sonic series?’ That’s when I started to work out how it would all go together. For the sake of a Nintendo release, a sound designer for SEGA is remixing a song from a Capcom game.

When you write it down like that it does seem kind of ridiculous, but I thought this might be a really rare chance I should make the most of. From all the many songs in the Mega Man series, I decided to use music from Mega Man 4. Around the time I first played that title I was a university student still obsessed with the original Sonic the Hedgehog game, so it has a real emotional attachment for me.

Namco Bandai explains why Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is being localized

A lot of people were ecstatic to see that Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission was getting a release in both Europe and North America. Those same people were quite shocked as well, as it's not often we see more spin-off style Dragon Ball titles get localized. Wondering how we got so lucky? Developer Masayuki Hirano shared the following explanation.

“Since the 3DS days, we published 3 titles on the 3DS and we always wanted to release the title outside of Japan as well. With the advent of the Switch hardware, and Heroes reaching a new stage from Dragon Ball Heroes to ‘Super’ Dragon Ball the timing matched perfectly here with the right environment. I received questions about Heroes. We’ve been listening to the voices of fans, and even during Xenoverse interviews, so I’m happy to say that we can finally release this brand. We would like to release this game on the Switch and also on PC so that as many people as possible can play it around the world. And this one will surpass that.”

Fight of Gods - launch trailer

For the first time ever, gods, holy spirits and mythological characters from around the globe and throughout history will clash in an explosive 2D fighter where the entire world is at stake! Who will emerge victorious from the most destructive combat tournament the universe has ever witnessed?

Cursed Castilla - launch trailer

In Cursed Castilla, one takes the role of Don Ramiro, a knight appointed by King Alphonse VI, to fight and banish the evil invading the lands of Tolomera.

Dragon Marked for Death - Concept art for Jan. 20th, 2019

Inti Creates continues on with concept art from Dragon Marked for Death. We have some new details on one of the city's in the game below. This info is Google translated so some names may be incorrect.

- the concept art shows the land of Medius
- in the center of the city is a huge "Sword of God"
- the Holy King, who is the guardian of "Prima Tess," lives in this 'Sword of God' castle

Europe's physical release for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster includes Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster as a download code

Yesterday we posted up a European retail listing for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster. Both games will indeed be available through one retail package, but there's a bit of fine print on the Amazon Europe listing that is sure to upset fans.

While Final Fantasy X HD Remaster will indeed be on a game card, the listing states that Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster will be included in the package as a download code. This wording does not appear on the North American retail listings for the game. This either means NA releases will have both games on one card, or we're getting the EU treatment as well and we just don't know it yet!