Mario Maker, Splatoon get new Pokémon content

mario-maker-costumesSome other Nintendo franchises are getting some Pokémon content in future updates. The Wii U title Mario Maker will soon give designers 3 new costumes to utilize: Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander! These are no doubt in honor of the series’ upcoming 20th anniversary and will bring the three original and iconic starting Pokémon into the world of Mario. Lots of great uses shown off in the trailer above. The costumes are available as a reward for completing an event course which can be run multiple times to collect ’em all!

Another Wii U title, Splatoon, will be holding a worldwide battle pitting Pokémon Red fans against red-blue-splatoonPokémon Blue fans (Green in Japan!). Support can be displayed by special Charizard or Blastoise/Venusaur shirt during the event. Hopefully participants will get to keep them for use afterwards as well. It will take place on February 20th-21st and the results will be determined for each region. Are you #TeamRed or #TeamBlue?!

Always exciting to see the franchise pop up in other games! Anyone else looking forward to these updates?

<3 PJ