A few things come to mind when I think of iconic Super Mario villain Bowser: Mr. steal-your-girl; a roided-up turtle that just discovered Hot Topic; Great dad . Now I can add Korean rice and soup delicacy gukbap to that list. According to this 2000 Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Bowser was given the Japanese name Daimaō Kuppa — Kuppa being the Japanese name for gukbap , a Korean dish. Source: Bowser was named after this spicy Korean rice and soup dish
All screen grabs taken from Nintendo’s Japanese announcement video . In just a couple of short months Nintendo’s first console since 2012 will be here. Nintendo made the console’s existence known last October , but until tonight was completely mum on any and all details. Source: Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know About the Ambitious Shape-Shifting Console
The creator of Mario on how smartphones will introduce new players to Nintendo In 2004, Nintendo released a strange dual-screened handheld called the DS, and with the hardware, a broader initiative the company called its “blue ocean strategy.” Instead of battling against heavyweight competitors like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo would carve out its own unique space in the market. Source: A chat with Shigeru Miyamoto on the eve of Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first smartphone game This is going to be great.