Nintendo trademark update - Mario, Donkey Kong, Koopa, and more

Nintendo has applied to grab the standard character trademarks for the following...

- Super Mario Bros., (English word)
- Donkey Kong (English and Japanese)
- Yoshi (English and Japanese)
- Mario Kart (English and Japanese)
- Mario (English and Japanese)
- Koopa (English and Japanese)
- Super Nintendo World

These trademarks apply to nail art, cosmetics, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, ginseng, infant food, infant drink, decorative magnets, mobile phone straps, mobile phone earphones, electronic appliances and pairs, smartphone, sunglasses, 3D glasses, fans, furniture, blinds, cushions, pillows, mattresses, tapes, ribbons, headwear, clothing buckles, clothing badges, patches, arm bands, transportation), entertainment facilities, provide games through the Internet, provide music, sound, images, images, literature information online, exhibit materials related to games, exhibit art objects, photography, movies, entertainment, theater, music or education and training providing facilities, arranging seats for box offices, renting toys, lending equipment for amusement parks, lending equipment for amusements, fortune-telling and lending of clothes.

A second Koopa trademark application (again in both Japanese and English) has been submitted as well, this time for a clothing label and frozen fruit, curry, stew or soup, ochazuke, sprinkle and legume.

Detective Pikachu movie to start filming in Jan. 2018

Did you forget about the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie? Legendary Pictures, as the film is going to kick off filming Jan. 2018 in London. Goosebumps director Rob Letterman will be at the helm, using a script from Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel) and Alex Hirsch (Galaxy Falls). It's going to be a live-action adventure with some CG interspersed, and I honestly have some high hopes for this one!

Nicalis teasing something on Twitter (UPDATE)

Nicalis loves to tease their upcoming projects, and it seems they're doing just that on Twitter. No other info on what you see above. We just have to sit back and wait for Nicalis to share more info.

UPDATE - Looks like this is a mini-game over at Nicalis' official website. Whether the tweet means something more than that remains to be seen. Thanks to FreezeStar for the heads up!

Nintendo stock market value soars past Sony

Nintendo's stock is quite the success story in recent months. Value keeps going up and up, and now the Big N has a market value higher than that of all of Sony. That's pretty crazy when you think about it. I believe the last time this happened was during the Pokemon GO boom, but that was inflated due to investors not fully knowing how much Nintendo was involved in the game. This time around, the value is all Nintendo!

Forbes Japan ranks Nintendo the fourth most trusted company in the world

Forbes Japan has a pretty high opinion of Nintendo. The outlet has put together a Top 20 for the most-trusted companies around the world, placing Nintendo in the 4th spot overall. Nintendo was beaten out by Siemens, Michelin Group and Alphabet, but was ahead of heavy-hitters like Walt Disney, Carlsberg and Apple.

Nintendo to have maintenance over NIntendo Switch Parental Controls app later today

Nintendo devices regularly go through maintenance, but the interesting thing to note is that they shall be having their recent parental controls app undergo maintenance later today. What this maintenance will do and/or what it entails is currently unknown, but if anything new comes out of this, we will be sure to let you know!

Fire Emblem Warriors - Limited Edition now available for pre-order on Nintendo UK store

The Limited Edition for Fire Emblem Warriors, which includes the game, a limited-edition poster, a soundtrack CD, and more can now be puchased via the Nintendo UK store. Click here to visit the page!

Nintendo looking for new group of interns for 2018

Is working at Nintendo your dream job? Willing to travel across the world you make it happen? Well we have good news! Nintendo is kicking off an internship program to students who are interested in learning about the company. The 2018 internship has three different focuses, with the options of “Science and Technology”, “Sound”, and “Design” available. Apparently there will be some other options as well, but those aren't detailed yet. Once again, this option is only available to residents of Japan.

WWE Superstar Bailey to be at Nintendo NY on Friday

I can't take anymore of this. I am so sad I won't be able to meet Bailey at the Nintendo World Championships on Saturday. Now I have to see she's going to be at Nintendo NY on Friday during the EXACT time I'm recording our podcast?! Fate, you cruel mistress!

Paramount grabs rights to upcoming Sonic movie

- Paramount Pictures has grabbed the rights
- Neal H. Moritz will produce the project
- Deadpool director Tim Miller is executive producing
- Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will make his feature directorial debut on the film
- also executive producing is Toby Ascher
- Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons will serve as co-producers
- once again, will be a blend of live action and CGI animation