Cereal Boxes Have amiibo Functionality Built In!
REDMOND, Wash.–With Super Mario™ Cereal, Nintendo and Kellogg’s®
have teamed up to take fans on a breakfast odyssey that will continue
long after the cereal box is empty. In addition to collectible Super
Mario Odyssey™ box art, each Super Mario
Cereal box functions as an amiibo™
accessory, making breakfast a more playful experience.
“This powered-up partnership with Kellogg’s is another exciting way for
us to expand the Nintendo brand in unique and creative ways,” said Tom
Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic
Initiatives. “We are always looking for new opportunities to bring
smiles to people of all ages, and this is a fun way to kick off the day.”
The limited-edition cereal box will begin hitting store shelves across
the U.S. as early as Dec. 11. Those playing the Super Mario Odyssey game
can tap the cereal box on the Nintendo
Switch™ system, like you would an amiibo, to receive gold
coins or a heart in the game. Even the cereal itself has a Super Mario
twist, with colorful power-up marshmallows and a blast of mixed berry
flavor in every box.
“We are thrilled to pack so much fun into one box of cereal,” said Brad
Schwan, Senior Director of Morning Foods Marketing. “The package adds
value and excitement for fans, with marshmallow shapes in the cereal
inspired by Super Mario power-ups to tie the theme together.”
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™
system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™,
Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™
and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
About Kellogg’s®: At Kellogg Company
(NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our
beloved brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®,
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice
Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish
families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2016 sales of $13 billion
and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal
company; second largest producer of crackers and savory snacks; and a
leading North American frozen foods company. And we’re a company with a
heart and soul, committing to help create 3 billion Better Days by 2025
through our Breakfasts for Better Days global purpose platform. To learn more, visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com and follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on our Social K corporate blog.