Nintendo And Ilumination Team Up For Super Mario Movie

  • Nintendo And Ilumination Team Up For Super Mario Movie

Nintendo And Ilumination Team Up For Super Mario Movie

Nintendo has revolutionised the gaming industry a couple of times, but now it's trying to do something insane: Make a great video game movie.

There's not much else known about the movie at this point, other than it will be an animated effort. We are expecting the same from Super Mario Bros.

Illumination is the same studio that created the "Despicable Me" franchise and the "Minions" spin-off, as well as "The Secret Life of Pets".

Once done, the film will be distributed by Universal Pictures, Miyamoto said.

Nintendo had planned to have released five smartphone games by 2017, however, it managed to get only four titles out including the Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Miitomo social app. Nintendo has turned the plumber into more of a cipher in recent years, so it will be interesting to see what kind of personality they give him.

Back in May, last year, Kimishima insisted that all Nintendo productions will be animated or anime and that the company were put off making live action films by Super Mario Bros. failure. Universal Studios is also opening a Nintendo-themed area of its Osaka theme park ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Illumination was recently honored by Fast Company as one of the world's most innovative companies.

Quarterly sales ballooned to almost 483 billion yen, up from 174 billion yen the previous year, on the success of its Switch, a hybrid game machine that can be played both as a home console as well as a handheld.

Additionally, the company has worked with retailers such as Uniqlo to put its characters on clothes. That's a first for the Mario Kart franchise on modern smartphones.

During the strategy briefing, Nintendo also announced that it is launching a new mobile game, "Mario Kart Tour" in fiscal 2018, as well as confirming its online subscription service would be available in September 2018.