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Tree jumping in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is my new jam

Remember when there was a time where so few people accessed the internet, that a lot of (commonly accepted) tactics would be considered rumors or hearsay? I grew up fiddling with MS-DOS and 28.8k internet access, but it was nothing like the...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

It's not a particularly exciting week for Nintendo platforms, but some of you may appreciate these ports, especially if you didn't grab them before this week. Switch is getting its own version of Minecraft, which basically makes the Wii U v...   read

 
 


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World to the West has been delayed on Wii U

We somehow missed the news last week, but Rain Games announced that the Wii U port of World to the West would be delayed by a few weeks to work on optimization. While they could have released the title and did a post-launch patch, they felt...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: NBA Playgrounds

On May 9 you'll be able to pick up NBA Playgrounds on Switch, which hopes to be the next generation of NBA Jam after the semi-recent On Fire Edition. Also on Switch is a Blaster Master Zero demo version today, and be sure to ...   read

 
 
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As the Smash line comes to a close, here's an amiibo availability recap

In the past year and change, Nintendo has drastically improved their amiibo production process. It might be due in part to a lack of interest, but either way pretty much every single figure was readily available in the US when it launched i...   read

 
 
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Mario Maker player avoids bans, does Nintendo's job in supporting the game

Super Mario Maker was a fantastic game at launch on Wii U, but it just needed some extra love and care to really be the best it could be. Nintendo sort of kind of obliged with a few content updates and some officially sanctioned levels...   read

 
 
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With two more exclusive amiibo up for pre-order, we just need Amazon to get with the program

You might want to consult the great amiibo chart, as things are getting confusing. As we head into June, a boat load of amiibo are coming. So far we have three new Link variants, three Splatoon variants, a new single Pikmin five-c...   read

 
 
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My Nintendo gets some Street Fighter themed rewards

My Nintendo is floundering, and the Big N doesn't seem interested enough in the service to alter it significantly. They had a chance to change things with the Switch but that hasn't happened yet (Switch rewards are still "coming soon"), and...   read

 
 
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Review: World to the West

Nintendo has been pretty consistent in making Zelda games every few years. While it normally swap between the 2D and 3D style for each game, you only need to wait about two or three years before getting your hands on another Hylian adventur...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild update adds voice language options

On top of previewing the first DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this evening, Nintendo also brought out a much-appreciated new update. Audio language options are here! Tonight's update will let you choose between nine la...   read

 
 
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Nintendo details the first Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC pack

Nintendo has posted details about what the first DLC pack for the Breath of the Wild season pass will contain. In all honesty, it doesn't sound that great, but one of the items could make collecting those Korok seeds more palatable. Coming ...   read

 
 
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Did you upgrade to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or are you angry it exists?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out on Switch, and I feel like I've heard reactions from both sides of the fence. Some folks who maybe missed out on the Wii U entirely are stoked with it, but an equal amount seem to be angry that we're not even...   read

 
 
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A young disabled girl can finally play Mario Kart thanks to the smart steering feature

For a lot of elitist gamers, the worst "change" in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the introduction of "Smart Steering" and "Auto Accelerate". The two options are pretty self explanatory, but they allow you to either have the game auto steer or leav...   read

 
 
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'Shrine skips' are my new favorite thing about Zelda: Breath of the Wild

At some point I just need to stop playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I was fortunate to get a head start, but I worked my way through every shrine eventually, nabbing most of the hidden gear, which made all of my future exploits that much e...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's Switch sales exceed March expectations, looks toward prosperous future

Nintendo has said all along it is aiming for 10 million Switch sales in its first year. The company's fiscal earnings report for fiscal year 2016 revealed that it did more than a quarter of that in the console's launch month. Hoping to sell...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

It's a huge week for the Switch, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is hitting the platform tomorrow, and Puyo Puyo Tetris is out today. Oh, and there's Tumbleseed, Neogeo Over Top, and Kamiko to consider too on the eShop. Not ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia storms Japan

A quartet of new titles have finally topped Monster Hunter XX in Japan, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia leading the charge. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, including all the DLC, joins a new Pro Yakyuu an...   read

 
 
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The underwhelming contents of a seemingly-unopenable chest in Breath of the Wild have at last been revealed

Between Breath of the Wild's Aris Beach and Clarnet Coast lies an unassuming, yet somewhat mysterious, chest. At first glance, it appears to be just like every other metallic chest that's submerged underwater, although this one al...   read

 
 
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Breath of the Wild is both a masterpiece and a disaster

[Header courtesy of EternaLegend] Basically everyone and their mother agrees that Breath of the Wild is an incredible game. At the same time, everyone and their mother hates Breath of the Wild. How is that possible? This is something I&rsqu...   read

 
 
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Twilight Princess HD developer spent 'months' convincing Nintendo it would work

Developer Tantalus had a hell of a time convincing Nintendo to let them port The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but they did it! According to an interview with CEO Tom Crago, the head of the Australian studio, Top Gear Rally on...   read

 
 
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Try out this fan made Breath of the Wild demake before Nintendo rips it away

I'm still miffed that Nintendo hasn't released a demo version of their prototype for Breath of the Wild. Seeing that from GDC this year makes me pine for it to be included in the otherwise paltry season pass for the game. One fan stepped up...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Switch keeps the hits coming week by week, even if they're multi-platform releases at this point. It's a fairly light offering with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and Fatal Fury, but the pace has been better than the Wii U and 3DS e...   read

 
 
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The Destructoid Community's top 10 Wii U games

Last week, to close the book on the Nintendo Wii U, I brought you the top 10 games for the system as voted on by members of the Destructoid staff (which you can read here, here and here). Bayonetta 2 ranked as number one in a close vote, bu...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment dated on Wii U and 3DS

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is a fantastic expansion, and previous owners of the base game are getting it for free. The only problem is that given the (likely lucrative) timed exclusive deal with Nintendo, developer Yacht Club Ga...   read

 
 


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