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Brock Lesnar from WWE and UFC appears in the game as a playable character. This marks the first time a real-life person from a different sport appears in the series game.
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Despite the game's ending revealing Jack the Ripper's true identity to be Spoiler:Jacob Levy, in reality there was no proof that he actually was. Whilst Spoiler:Levy definitely was a suspect in the real-life investigation, in actuality Jack the Ripper's true identity still remains unsolved to this date.
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Despite the game's cover artwork depicting Sherlock Holmes wearing his signature deerstalker cap and tweed Inverness cape, throughout the game he's actually never shown wearing it. In fact, when Holmes asks Watson to retrieve the cap for use in solving a puzzle, he describes it as "the one I never wear but everyone seems to think I wear day and night."

In the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes is never explicitly described in text as ever wearing a deerstalker. The first time Holmes had ever been depicted wearing one was in the illustrations for the short The Boscombe Valley Mystery drawn by Sidney Paget and published in The Strand Magazine in 1891, though written by Doyle.
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SEGA partnered with Chiquita to promote the game by featuring it on banana stickers. There was also a sweepstakes in which the grand prize was a 50" Flat Screen, a large sofa, four gaming chairs, a copy of the game, a Wii balance board, Wii Fit Plus and various other Wii oriented prizes.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Series: Earthbound
Monolith Soft, known for the Xeno series, had approached Nintendo in 2003 with a pitch for an Earthbound sequel, intended for the GameCube. The game was designed as if were made of arts and crafts, similar to Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Woolly World, and was supposed to be set in America during the 80's.

The meeting for this new Earthbound game was arranged by Nintendo's then-CEO Satoru Iwata without Shigesato Itoi (Earthbound's creator) knowing about it. Despite Itoi not knowing about this project, it's unclear what led to the cancellation of the game.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Night Trap
According to a SEGA.jp interview with Ryoichi Hasegawa, the game was banned in Germany for its “excessive” content. While not banned in Japan, Ryoichi mentioned that there were news reports about the game in Japan, describing it as “a game where you chase around and try to capture women in their underwear”.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Donkey Kong Country
According to character designer Gregg Mayles on Twitter, after the announcement that King K. Rool would be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a character that Gregg had named and designed the actions of, he revealed that the character was original called "KOMMANDER K. ROOL" and that Donkey Kong Country was originally to be called MONKEY MAYHEM. He also mentioned that the "K." in K. Rool does not actually stand for anything and the name itself is only intended to be a play on the word "cruel".

In addition, Gregg's brother Steve, who designed the look and visual design for the character, also revealed that the programmers thought King K. Rool was "too big" and too taxing on the game's memory, and thus several frames of the character's animation had to be dropped as a result.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Series: Castlevania
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In an interview with series producer Koji Igarashi, found within the Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow's official Japanese strategy guide, he was asked about the character's name Soma Cruz. He said that he wanted a name which would translate well for international players, and that "Cruz" was chosen as Penelope Cruz had just visited Japan, while the name also had associations with the word "Cross". Soma was taken from the name of the Indian ritual drink "soma", while it is also the name of director Murakami's son.

Aria of Sorrow direct Junishi Murakami said this was just a coincidence however, as the kanji of both names differs. When he first saw the name, he disagreed with the idea, but Igarashi simply couldn't think of anything else.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Bubble Bobble
In an interview with the game's designer, Fukio Mitsuji, found within BEEP! magazine, he was asked about how he began making Bubble Bobble. He responded that after creating a racing game and a shooting game, he wanted to make something more comical. He believes Bubble Bobble was a game that he put the most thought into, losing sleep whilst thinking of how to improve it. He considers it a deep and memorable game within his life.

"Well, I’d done a racing game now, and a shooting game, so now I thought I’d try my hand at a comical game! And that game was Bubble Bobble."

"How could I, practically speaking, improve and iterate on this new design philosophy of mine? I was always thinking about that question. On Bubble Bobble I worked hard to really push my ideas to the limits. In that sense, Bubble Bobble was probably one of the games I put the most thought into—I honestly lost sleep thinking about how to make it better, better, better. For me personally, it’s a very deep, memorable game."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
According to Hideo Kojima in the documentary Metal Gear Saga Vol. 1, the game's original setting would have revolved around nuclear weapon inspections in Iraq and Iran. The plot of the game involved Solid Snake stopping the new Metal Gear while it was located on an aircraft carrier within a certain time limit. "Liquid Snake" and his group were supposed to be defeated by Snake, which would imply that Liquid would have faked his death from FOXDIE in "Metal Gear Solid (1998)". However, after working on the project for 6 months, tensions began to rise in the Middle East, so the team decided to scrap it in order to avoid controvesy. The final result of this original plot we relegated to the game's opening, involving "The Tanker".
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara
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Originally Miles (2P Cleric) was going to have a tonsure haircut. But DnD owners TSR didn't approve the design, telling the designers to remove it by making him completely bald.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Developer: Nintendo
According to Shigeru Miyamoto in a Keynote speech at the 2018 Computer Entertainment Developers Conference, the reason he and Nintendo never created an MMORPG game (and probably never will) is because he personally finds it boring and tiring to have to handle a game that needs constant updates and attention for an extremely large amount of time and would thus rather create a great number of unique games constantly over the same timespan.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
A Nintendo Switch actually helped to solve a murder investigation. On November 20, 2019, Matthew Wiser, a professor at the University of South Alabama, was shot and lost his life while his house was being burgled. One of the Items Stolen was Wiser's Switch. Authorities were able to track down the console's unique online signature when one of the perpetrators signed on to it long after the tragic theft had taken place, leading to investigators identifying Tiquez Timmons as one of the men involved in the incident. Timmons then implicated Derric Scott as the one who shot Prof. Wiser and burgled his house, while Timmons drove the getaway vehicle. This unique digital piece of evidence was actually used in court and helped to successfully convict the two young men of the crime.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Pokemon Sun & Moon
In the Pokedex, it's stated that Yungoos and its evolved form Gumshoos aren't native to the Alola region but imported from another country. It's implied that they were brought to Alola to get the Rattata and Raticate population under control but they rarely see each other because Yungoos and Gumshoos are diurnal while Rattata and Raticate are nocturnal.

This is a reference to when the state of Hawaii had a problem with Polynesian rats eating up sugar cane crops in the 1800s. They imported Small Asian Mongooses to kill the rats. However, while the rats were able to adapt to being strictly nocturnal, the mongooses stayed strictly diurnal. Because of this, both species have become a major problem in Hawaii.
Contributed by raidramon0
Pokemon Sword & Shield
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Outside of Sirchester there is an NPC who states that he swam from the Kalos Region (from Pokémon X & Y) to the Galar Region. If what he says is true then this confirms that the two regions are in close proximity to each other just like their real-world European counterparts of the United Kingdom (Galar) and France (Kalos), which, in real life, are very close but separated by the English Channel.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Within 10 months after its release, the Nintendo Switch sold more units than the Wii U sold during its entire life span. By comparison, the Switch sold 14.86 million units in the first 10 months of its release on March 3, 2017, while the Wii U sold only 12.5 million units from its launch on November 18, 2012 until it was discontinued on January 31, 2017.
Contributed by raidramon0
Series: Wario
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The Super Mario Land 2 official strategy guide contained an interview with game's director and designer Hiroji Kiyotake. In the interview, Kiyotake stated that Wario's favorite food is crepes.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
In an interview with game's producer, Koji Igarashi,found within the game's official Japanese strategy guide, he was asked why he set the game in Japan. He responded:

"Well, I know I keep saying that the protagonist of Aria of Sorrow, Soma Cruz is Japanese, but for the overseas version, we said he was a foreign exchange student living in Japan. That seemed like the best way for westerners to relate to the character, given that Castlevania is very popular in Japan and overseas. That’s why I asked the illustrator Aya Kojima to “draw him like a Japanese person who doesn’t look very Japanese.” And I’ve had people tell me he doesn’t look Japanese to them, so mission accomplished."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
In Japan, the game was originally called 'Dracula 2', but the game's creator and director, Hitoshi Akamatsu, thought of the title 'Simon's Quest' for the game's release in Western regions.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
In 2002, this game gained controversy after teenagers in San Diego noticed some of the videos involved attractive nurses with syringes, as well as alcoholic drinks, which was seen as promoting drug and alcohol abuse.
Contributed by psyducklover13
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