Will the Animated SUPER MARIO BROS. Movie Strike Gold (Coins) for Nintendo?
There’s so much going on in the video game world, we dedicated today’s Nerdist News Talks Back to breaking down all of it, including the Super Mario Bros. animated movie, Nintendo‘s online Switch service, and Red Dead Redemption 2‘s delayed release. But don’t worry, we took some time to address about the most important thing in the world, the missing Solo trailer.
Joining host Jessica Chobot was Nerdist News writer Joey Clift, producer Derek Johnson, and science editor Kyle Hill. They hit play on today’s show with the confirmation that we’re getting an animated Super Mario Bros. film from Illumination, the studio that made Despicable Me and Minions. Are we excited for this? How much of that is because Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto is co-producing? Will Mario have worldwide appeal? Who should voice him? Should they try another live-action movie too? And are we actually more excited to play Mario Kart on our smartphones?
That wasn’t it for Nintendo though, because the company also announced their online service for the Switch. It’s going live this September for $19.99 a year, and will be similar to X-Box Live and Playstation Plus. What do we think of this new service? Is the price right? Is there a big enough market for it? Will we be drawn in by the offer to play classic games free for a month? Do we want those older games to rotate, or have a smaller group that are always available? And are we surprised by the massive sales numbers for the Switch?
In the non-Nintendo video game news department, Rockstar has apologized for another delay of Red Dead Redemption 2. Originally due out last fall, its spring release has now been pushed to this October. Is this bad news, or are we glad they’re taking their time to get it right? What do we hope to see in the game when it finally hits stores?
Finally, the mixed reports about whether or not we will actually get the elusive trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story during the Super Bowl has led to an absurd bet with Derek, who is positive it will air during the big game. But how confident is he really? And when on Sunday does he think it could be shown?
Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live on our YouTube and Alpha channels every weekday at 1:00 p.m. PT. That way you can be a part of the conversation when Nintendo decides to announce everything, and also when Lucasfilm refuses to release one single trailer.
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