May 17, 2016


Nintendo Movies Starring 'Characters Everyone Knows' Are Coming Soon


If you're not making movies and TV series with your culturally beloved/nostalgia-friendly non-movie/TV franchises, you're doing it wrong. And Nintendo is starting to do it right.

The Asahi Shimbun (via Vulture) reports that the gaming giant is aiming to get a movie in theaters in the next two-to-three years. It's negotiating with production companies across the globe, but company president Tatsumi Kimishima says, “We want to do as much as we can by ourselves."

The publication says the first Nintendo flick "will likely be a 3-D animated movie." As far as subject matter, Variety's story quotes Kimishima as saying, “All I can say is that characters everyone knows will appear.”

So get your sword and shield and pointy elf hat ready, Link. Suit up, Samus. Dust off that triple-jump, Mario. Don't spoil your appetite, Yoshi. Donkey Kong, knot up that tie. And Kirby, you just make sure you've still got that adorable vacuum noise on lock.

Meanwhile, you can still get hyped for the live-action Pokémon movie, and celebrate the NES' 30th anniversary with some enthusiastic New York Comic Con 2015 attendees: