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Nintendo eShop Update: 26th January 2017 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop for Europe is in, with Castlevania Dracula X haunting the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service. Permanent Price Drop (Wii U) Hot Rod Racer, ZeNfA Productions – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £2.69 (€2.99) ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions!, ZeNfA Productions – £1.19 (€1.49), previously £2.29 (€2.99) Special Offers (3DS) 3D Game Collection, Joindot...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild On Wii U Requires 3GB Install

Those that are looking forward to playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will need to make sure that they have some storage space clear for Link’s open-air adventure. Nintendo has confirmed that, as with Xenoblade Chronicles X, the large scale world has made Breath of the Wild one of the more technically demanding games on the console. Players will, therefore, need to make sure that...

Did You Know Gaming? Explore Mario And Sonic’s Olympic Rivalry

Did You Know Gaming? has turned their attention to the rivalry between Mario and Sonic, which eventually led to the iconic characters competing in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. It was hoped that the sports crossover series would help heighten interest in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games with a younger demographic, and the first game went on to sell more than 7.09 million copies on ...

Princess Zelda’s Character Is “Very Complex And Multi-Faceted” In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has explained that Princess Zelda is a “very complex and multi-faceted” character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There had been a mixed reaction to the character’s portrayal in the anticipated open-air adventure, after a scene showed Princess Zelda breaking down and crying into Link’s arms. “Regarding how Pr...

Eiji Aonuma On Challenges Faced In The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s Development

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has touched on the challenges that Nintendo had faced while developing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With Link’s open-air adventure having suffered multiple delays, Aonuma talked about the length of the development process and the importance of communication to help co-ordinate such a large team to create the open world. “Yes, ...

GAME Reveal The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Pre-Order Bonuses

GAME has revealed a pre-order bonus for those that purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Those that choose to do so can receive a keyring and poster set, which are available exclusively from the specialist retailer. It is unclear how large the poster is, but it features the artwork released to coincide with E3 2016 where we see Link scaling the side of a mountain. Whereas the keyring i...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Has 120 Shrines, 900 Korok Seed Puzzles And 76 Side Quests

Amazon UK has listed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Complete Official Guide, revealing that, away from the main quest, Link’s adventure will have more than enough content to keep you occupied. The guide, which will be published by Piggyback, promises to provide a comprehensive breakdown that covers: “120 Shrine mini-dungeons, 900 Korok seed puzzles, 76 side quests ...

Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment Will Release First On Nintendo Switch

Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will release first on Nintendo Switch, before arriving on other platforms. “Get ready for Shovel Knight Co-op using Joy-Cons, Specter of Torment, Body Swap Mode, new challenge stages, new feats, and more on your new Nintendo Switch!” the developer shared in an update. “The othe...

Eiji Aonuma Shares His Five Favourite Things About The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo of America’s Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang were joined by The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma, creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto and translator Raymond Elliget in this week’s Nintendo Minute. Their discussion was centred on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where Aonuma was asked what his five favourite things were about Link’s latest adventure. His first c...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Has An Alternate Ending

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that players can unlock an alternate ending in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. To bear witness to it players must first “meet certain criteria,” although it remains unclear at this point as to what they must specifically do in order to unlock it. “There is an alternate ending if you meet certain criteria,”...

The Last First-Party Game On Wii U Is The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the last first-party game that will release on Wii U. With Nintendo Switch little more than a month until launch, it isn’t exactly a surprise that Nintendo will have shifted their development teams to work on the new home gaming system in the hope that it will prove to be a far greate...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Pre-Order Bonus Revealed On Nintendo Official UK Store

The Nintendo Official UK Store has revealed a pre-order bonus for those that purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The specific item up for grabs is a t-shirt, which is emblazoned with a chest print of the Sheikah symbol. This is available with both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions, as well as the Limited Edition – which contains the game, Sound Selection CD and a Master Sw...

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