Microsoft's Major Nelson shows some love for Switch

For those who don't know, Major Nelson is Director of Programming for Xbox Live. The Major has taken to Twitter to share some Switch love, as you can see above. Even when the power is out, with the right set of tools, you can get some gaming going on the Switch!

New Detective Pikachu trailer rated for release

We've only had one full-length Detective Pikachu trailer so far. The rest have been tiny snippets and TV spots. It seems that's about to change, as a new Detective Pikachu trailer has been rated for release. We don't have a release date for the trailer, but it should be popping up any day now. We'll keep an eye out for it, and make sure to share it here when it's live.

New info on Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION coming sometime around next week

Looks like we'll finally get some new details on Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION sometime close to next week. The most recent episode of the Pokemon anime in Japan stated that new info on the film will be shared alongside the anime's next episode. That episode is set to air on March 3rd, 2019. It's not clear if we'll get the movie info from somewhere else before that date, or we'll have to wait for the anime to air to learn new details.

Doug Bowser thanks fans for the warm welcome

Doug Bowser has taken to his personal Twitter account to thank Nintendo fans around the world for the warm welcome. Bowser will be taking over for Reggie in April, and it seems like he's definitely ready to fill Reggie's shoes. I'm just wondering if he'll keep his personal Twitter account when he becomes NoA president. If he does keep it, I wonder if he'll remain active!

The Rock comments on Reggie's departure from Nintendo, thanks him for 'creating fun'

Okay, I need to know about this connection. How the hell does The Rock know Reggie Fils-Aime?! When did these two meet up?! Are they related somehow, or is this just a work thing? This is two of my favorite hobbies converging! I definitely need some explanation on this!

Thanks to Neverunplaying for the heads up!

Nintendo Releases Notification of Acquisition of Treasury Shares

Not the most exciting news, and I'm not going to pretend to know exactly what it means, but Nintendo has put out a notification on acquisition of Treasury Shares. For those interested, you can find the full announcement below.

Nintendo stock jumps 4% in just fifteen minutes

Here's an odd one for you. Earlier today, Nintendo's stock jumped up 4% in just fifteen minutes. That accounts for just under 300,000 shares of Nintendo's stock bouncing from one holder to another. Even stranger, this jump happened roughly an hour before Nintendo announced Reggie Fils-Aime's impending retirement. There's really no other major news going on today to account for this jump, which makes you wonder if perhaps someone was privy to some info before they should have been.

Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with Pikachu

Tarō Kōno, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with both Pikachu and Hello Kitty earlier today. The meeting was held to give Pikachu and Hello Kitty certificates to recognize their contributions as official ambassadors for Osaka’s World Expo 2025 bid. I guess things worked out, as Osaka has officially been chosen to host the World Expo in 2025.

HAL celebrates its 39th anniversary, aims to 'deliver new surprises and fun' to fans this year

Here's something to make long-time Nintendo fans feel super old. Today HAL is celebrating its 39th anniversary! The company kicked things off all the way back in Feb. 1980, and they're still going strong today! To celebrate the special event, HAL has released a special BOXBOY! comic strip!

Title: 39th anniversary this year!

Panel 1

Qbby: Hey! Today’s BoxBoy’s 39th Anniversary!

Panel 2

Qudy: That’s wrong! HAL Laboratory has turned 39 today!

Panel 3

Qbby: 39th Qbby Anniversary…

Qudy: This is too absurd…

Panel 4

Qbby and Qudy: Thank you 39th Anniversary!

HAL: Please treat us well from here on!

HAL also took a moment to share a special message with all the fans they've gained over the years.

“All of our employees will try our best to deliver new surprises and fun in the coming year”

Latest pictures of Japan's Super Nintendo World surface

The latest mock-up images and constructions pictures for SUPER NINTENDO WORLDwhich is due to open at Universal Studios Japan in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A Mario Kart attraction is confirmed with a Donkey Kong roller coaster being considered.