The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “embiggen” as “to expand or extra expansive”. Coined in 1996 by The Simpsons author Dan Greaney, and used within the Season 7 episode, “Lisa The Iconoclast”, the phrase was later added to the dictionary in 1998, making it completely authentic to make use of in an essay.
So, it stands to motive that Nintendo is simply… utilizing a traditional, atypical phrase, with no information of its provenance, proper? Properly, perhaps, however we wish to assume that whoever’s writing scripts for Nintendo occasions and trailers is a huge Simpsons fan. Actually, we would wish to implore them, in the event that they’re studying this: please convey again The Simpsons: Hit & Run. We promise we’ll play it.
We aren’t going to fake that we have discovered each occasion of “embiggen”s slipping into Nintendo’s trailers – none of us actually fancy the thought of scrubbing by each Nintendo video ever – however we have discovered two, and that is sufficient proof for us. Immediately’s Tremendous Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer included the quote “they might simply embiggen your possibilities” when referring to power-ups, and a Treehouse stream from a yr in the past had one streamer saying “let’s really embiggen him” whereas speaking about Tremendous Mario Maker 2.
You are in all probability considering, “wow, I assume it is a sluggish information day over at Nintendo Life HQ”, however you would be mistaken. We simply actually like The Simpsons. And embiggening issues.