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Super Nintendo World in Osaka's Universal Studios Japan to open in February
Screenshot of Super Nintendo World Direct
Screenshot of Super Nintendo World Direct Credit: Nintendo via YouTube

Super Nintendo World in Osaka's Universal Studios Japan is set to open in February. During the company’s latest Direct live stream, game director Shigeru Miyamoto led a video tour through the new theme park that's modelled after the Mushroom Kingdom.

Visitors can use smart wristbands, the so-called "Power-Up Band", to interact with the attractions, such as punching question mark or POW blocks.

Super Nintendo World is set to open to visitors on February 4, 2021 and is planning to launch parks in other cities across the world.

Technology • Games
"Among Us" now available on the Nintendo Switch
"Among Us" now available on the Nintendo Switch
Credit: Innersloth

Innersloth's multiplayer social deduction game developed "Among Us" is now available on Nintendo Switch, featuring cross-platform play. "Among Us" will be available for $5.

Technology • Smartphones, Hardware & Gadgets
Nintendo to discontinue 3DS production
Nintendo to discontinue 3DS production
Credit: Nintendo (Reproduction)

Nintendo has stated on its website that the production of the Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued. This includes all devices in the series, including the 2DS editions.

The latest model had been released in 2017 before Nintendo has switched to the Switch.

Sports
Professional tennis players will compete in virtual Mario Tennis
Serena William,  2013 US Open.
Serena William, 2013 US Open. Credit: Edwin Martinez (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Sixteen professional tennis players and celebrities will battle in an online tournament of the Nintendo game Mario Tennis Aces. The contestants will play in pairs composed each of one celebrity and one professional tennis athlete with Facebook live-streaming the event on Sunday 3 May. The winning team can choose a charity towards which a donation of $1m will be donated to.

The pairs competing include Serena Williams and Gigi Hadid, Naomi Osaka and Hailey Bieber, Maria Sharapova and Karlie Kloss, Kevin Anderson and Ryan Tannehill, Venus Williams and Deandre Hopkins, Kei Nishikori and Steve Aoki, Madison Keys and Seal, Taylor Fritz and Addison Rae.