Super Mario Maker has been out for a while now, but Nintendo has continued to keep the game consistently fresh by adding in new costumes for Mario to don via Mystery Mushrooms. Most of these are based on characters from other games, but sometimes Nintendo draws from outside the gaming industry and uses other icons—and that's exactly what they're doing with the next set of costumes. Coming soon to Japan, and doubtless to the rest of the world shortly thereafter, Mario Maker fans will be able to play as merchandising mascot Hello Kitty! Joining her will also be My Melody, a similarly merchandise-focused character from the same company as Hello Kitty.

You can check out the reveal trailer for these two outfits after the jump!

It was recently publicized that the collectible manufacturer NECA would be producing a set of limited edition TMNT action figures based off of the original Konami arcade game. The action figures feature a design that blends retro 8-bit graphics into the figure. However, if you want to buy these pizza-eating reptiles, you'll have to buy them directly from a conference, as licensing issues prevent NECA from selling online or in stores. The first (and perhaps only) chance to purchase them will be at Comic Con, but those of us not going will have to content ourselves with the high-res photos and trailer after the jump.

Back in February, Nintendo officially announced that Pokémon Sun and Moon would be coming out this holiday season. For many major releases, a strategy guide is usually released alongside the game, and this one will be no exception. When Pokémon Sun and Moon launches in mid-November, players will have the opportunity to pick up the official strategy guide for the game. The strategy guide is 350 pages and comes in a standard edition for $25, while the collector's edition will cost $40.

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For the second year in a row, YouTube will have live coverage of E3. The show kicks off on June 12th with live coverage of EA and Bethesda, and members of the popular production company Rooster Teeth (creators of Red vs. Blue, RWBY, and more) will provide post-conference coverage. Geoff Keighley joins the coverage on June 13th at 9:00 AM Pacific, hosting 12 hours of press conferences and post-conference coverage along with developer interviews, gameplay, and special guests. YouTube's coverage will continue throughout the week as the members of the press go hands-on with games on the show floor.

Neil Druckmann, the director of the acclaimed shooter Uncharted 4, said in a recent interview that he had to ask a "sexist focus tester" to leave after the tester reportedly became extremely upset at the idea of having certain major new characters be female. Some of Druckmann's examples of this appear late in the game, so be warned that this post contains MAJOR spoilers for Uncharted 4.

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A slew of new Xbox 360 games has joined the ranks of those available with Xbox One backwards compatibility. One of these games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is coming to the program early as part of the Games With Gold program for June. The other five games are from the Xbox Live Arcade: Domino Master, DuckTales: Remastered, Hexic 2, Magic 2012, and Unbound Saga. Microsoft has been steadily adding new titles to the program since it started, so we can expect more to come in the near future; it's just a matter of which ones will be made available.

Earlier this month, Nintendo and shoe company Vans announced that they would be collaborating on a new line of shoes featuring Nintendo characters, consoles, and more; then, we learned that some of these shoes will come in a shoebox styled like the NES. At the time, we assumed that all of the shoes from the Nintendo Vans line would come in this box, but now it seems that this is not the case. An image of another shoebox design was recently posted on Reddit, showing of a box containing several Mario characters. The design looks a lot like one of the shoe designs announced after the initial lineup, and there was also a NES-themed shoe, so perhaps each shoe design will have its own box design?

Back in March, Nintendo announced that Paper Mario: Color Splash would be releasing on the Wii U later this year. Currently, the game is available for preorder at Amazon, but the game's listing on Amazon could suggest that we will be seeing multiple editions of it at launch. Amazon's listing for the game refers to it as the "Standard Edition," which seems like an unnecessary distinction if there is only one version of the game. This has led many to believe that there could be some sort of special edition version of the game, possibly with new Amiibo or some other kind of pack-in. However, it could be a mistake on Amazon's part, or it could be their way of distinguishing between the retail and digital versions.

In today's world of modern RPGs, it is refreshing to see developers like Tokyo RPG Factory and Square Enix take a step back to bring us a more classic role-playing experience like I Am Setsuna. In the latest trailer for the SNES-era styled JRPG, the game's combat system is shown off in its full glory. There is a very clear Chrono Trigger inspiration, down to two of the characters performing what looks like Crono and Frog's X-Strike. Besides combat, the trailer also establishes the setting for the role of the titular character, Setsuna.

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Because Blizzard wanted to give Overwatch's Ranked Battle mode a little more attention due to the feedback they got from the open beta, the game has been released without it. Thankfully, players don't have to wait all too long for this mode to be added, since Blizzard is aiming for this mode to be part of a content update that is coming out in June. Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch's game director, also stated that they have no plans for a single player mode at the moment, but he didn't exclude the possibility of it ever happening either.

Data research site Goo Ranking has been holding a series of Pokémon-related polls in recent weeks, asking hundreds of Japanese men and women to rank the popular monsters in different categories. Last month Mewtwo was voted as the most handsome Pokémon, while Grimer was voted as the ugliest earlier this month. If the last poll seems a little mean, the latest one should really bring a tear to your eye. According to a survey of 1,397 fans (held from April 14th to April 23rd), the Grass-type Chikorita is the franchise's most "Seriously Useless Starter Pokémon" with 166 votes. You can check out the full list by clicking below.

Popular Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has released its latest batch of review scores, and there were two big performers this week. As always, Famitsu had four different editors review each game, assigning them a 1-10 score for a highest possible score of 40 points. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from Sony and Dragon Quest Heroes II from Square Enix were this week's top performers, pulling in three 10/10 review scores and one 9/10 review score each, giving them both a near-perfect score of 39/40. You can check out the full list of Famitsu scores from the week by clicking below.

Most people would like to forget the disaster of Maxis' 2013 reboot of SimCity, which saw numerous issues stemming from EA requiring users to have a constant internet connection to play the game. Upon launch, players had to wait in queues for up to an hour to even get into the game due to the massive amount of players flooding servers that just weren't able to handle the stress. Even when the game launched successfully, it still had game-breaking bugs that made SimCity one of EA's most infamous games of 2013. Now that three years have passed, Ocean Quigley, the game's creative director, has a few things to say about the game's launch. Head inside for more info!

Back in March we got the exciting news that Microsoft is finally going to allow for cross-platform play on Xbox One, beginning with indie darling Rocket League. Microsoft and developer Psyonix have revealed that an update that allows for Xbox One/PC cross-play will be releasing tonight at 6:00 PM Eastern. Unfortunately, Xbox One owners will not be able to play against PlayStation 4 owners at this time, but Microsoft has previously stated that there is "an open invitation for other networks to participate" in addition to PC.

Nintendo recently reorganized their internal structure, forming a new Audit and Supervisory Committee and introducing a new Executive Officer system that includes Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Shibata. We understand a lot of news regarding corporate structure can be hard to understand, so we discussed this news on a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.