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Review in Progress: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

We found out last week that Destructoid would not be receiving a review copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Wii U. We only got the Switch copy Chris Carter reviewed earlier this week. As the person selected to revie...   read

 
 
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People are already speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with mixed results

Nintendo told us that you'll be able to reach the final boss in under an hour in Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- it's just not guaranteed that you'll make it out alive. Having played it, I can say that's accurate. A bunch of speedrunners ...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting a 'Hard Core Mode' soon

With the latest update for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero due out on March 6, WayForward is tidying up some bugs, adding PlayStation TV support, and introducing a free new "tough-as-nails" Hard Core Mode. The mode isn't solely about making enemy ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The day has finally come! I don't have to write these, biding time for the Switch's launch, as Nintendo's newest system is arriving tonight at midnight. On the US Switch eShop you'll find Zelda: Breath of the Wild (also on Wii U), alon...   read

 
 
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Review: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

I had to do a double take when I looked back at my original Shovel Knight review. It has somehow remained relevant for nearly three years through constant updates from developer Yacht Club Games, and it's not done yet. While Yacht Club has ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

For many years, Nintendo simply didn't know what people wanted out of a Zelda game. Originally Wind Waker was going to feature a traditional "realistic" art style, but the creators got worried that in the increasingly competitive ...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight's Specter of Torment adds a cute amiibo bonus

Pixelated platformer Shovel Knight has made its way to nearly every system available, but at its heart it's still a Nintendo game. The blue burrower's game looks and feels like a vintage NES game, and he got his start on Nintendo'...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild might have looked a lot different

This year's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) is happening in San Francisco right now, and the team behind the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gave a talk where they showed off some of the work that went into making th...   read

 
 
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World to the West looks to be a journey worth taking

Rain Games gave us an exclusive demo for its upcoming action-adventure title World to the West. Set within the same world as its previous game, Teslagrad, it looks to tackle a different classic style of gameplay similar to how its predecess...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can grab Shovel Knight 33% off before Specter of Torment launches

The latest Shovel Knight expansion is just about ready to launch. While it will be a timed Switch exclusive for around a month, that doesn't mean you have to wait on buying the main title. If you're interested in Specter of Torment, why not...   read

 
 
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The elusive Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition is up on Walmart

Finding a fairly priced $130 edition of Breath of the Wild (read: the one with the master sword statue) is a pipe dream at this point. They're pretty much all scalped, and sold out within minutes after they went on sale at roughly 3AM ...   read

 
 
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The greatest Legend of Zelda dungeon is obviously Snowpeak Ruins

We are less than a week away from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a game that has been in development since around 1895. It’s been a long time but in a few short days, we’ll all finally be able to see just...   read

 
 
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Metroid inspired Axiom Verge is getting a physical release

2015's Axiom Verge was a love letter to the original Metroid, a throwback to the early days of 2D platform exploration games. It took designer and programmer Tom Happ five years to finish the title, and it's been ported to several syst...   read

 
 
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Battle Princess Madelyn has that Ghouls 'n Ghosts flavor

I'll happily get down with more games that draw from Ghouls 'n Goblins and this new one, Battle Princess Madelyn, has a few extra niceties going for it. Besides looking and sounding the part, there's the range of targeted platforms -- PC, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Harvest Moon 64

As we gear up for the Switch in just under two weeks, the Wii U eShop is gearing down. In addition to Harvest Moon 64, it's also hosting forma.8, Ghost Blade HD, Maze Break, and Vaccine. The 3DS is super low key this week with Shovel K...   read

 
 
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Eiji Aonuma chimes in on his top three Zelda games

Eiji Aonuma has been the series producer (and occasional director) for The Legend of Zelda since 2000's Majora's Mask. He has taken Zelda in a lot of different directions and produced some of the greatest games for each respective console. ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo of France expects the Switch to eclipse the Wii U by year's end

Talk about a sibling rivalry of Cain and Abel proportions, but the projections for the Switch versus the Wii U are some real salting the Earth type stuff. Nintendo of France's deputy general manager Philippe Lavoue recently came o...   read

 
 
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GameStop: Switch has a higher attach rate than Wii U

For those of you who are in for the Nintendo Switch launch, what games are you picking up? (Besides Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I mean.) There's not a ton else on day one, to the point where I'm liable to get both Super Bomberman R and, desp...   read

 
 
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Maybe don't watch this spoilery Zelda: Breath of the Wild video

There's a lot going on this Japanese television ad for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Too much, probably! You're not going to want to see it if you've held out this long and remained relatively spoiler-free. Stay strong, and also...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC is still 'in development'

Although Nintendo has been embracing DLC more and more in recent years, and even had adopted the season pass model several times, fans are still pushing back. The latest battle is over the Zelda: Breath of the Wild season pass ($20), which ...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic outsold the Wii U in January

We all know the Wii U is floundering (and while discontinued, is still being sold at retail), but new information regarding January's console sales only serve to explain the direness of the situation. According to information reported by Th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Ogre Battle 64

It's another what's old is new again week, with Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber as the headliner on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on Wii U is Back to Bed, Wall Ball, and Color Cubes. I still recall many conversations in my y...   read

 
 
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No, Darksiders: Warmastered still isn't canceled for Wii U

The last time we heard from THQ Nordic regarding the Wii U version of Darksiders: Warmastered was back in December. With canceling Wii U versions being all the rage back then it made sense that they would just move to Switch, but they remai...   read

 
 
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Newly announced Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC and 'Expansion Pass' includes a new dungeon

Et tu, Zelda? For the first time in series history, a mainline Zelda game is getting DLC: day-one bonuses along with two expansions coming in Summer and Holiday 2017. You can get all three together with the "Expansion Pass" which will cost...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained shows off a pair of new enemies

For this month's backer update for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, designer IGA spoke with composer Michiru Yamane, whose music you'll know and surely dig from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (yep, there it goes -- it's st...   read

 
 



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