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Nintendo will be conducting maintenance on Super Mario Maker for a few hours tomorrow. A notice has been sent out to players about the downtime as a warning of sorts. If you’re playing a stage when maintenance begins, coins earned during the stage and your Toad Rally results may not be saved.

According to Nintendo, the maintenance will happen between 20:00 – 23:00. A timezone isn’t specified, but it should take place in the evening in North America on February 20, and during the early hours on February 21 in Europe.

Nintendo announced an Expansion Pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last week. Those who buy it upon release on March 3 will have access to a few items, but the real content will be delivered in the summer and the holiday season with additions such as a new hard mode, new dungeon, and a new original story.

Some fans were taken aback by the DLC announcement. The reaction has been mixed, as is evident through the likes to dislikes ratio from the news shared on Nintendo’s YouTube page.

Nintendo’s Bill Trinen stopped by the latest episode of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat podcast this week to chat more about Switch. During the show, he was asked about his response to the Zelda DLC reaction. That prompted him to explain Nintendo’s approach, and Trinen shared an in-depth answer as to why Nintendo is deciding to create DLC for Breath of the Wild.

He said:

Vaccine footage

Posted on 1 week ago by (@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U eShop | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

Vaccine is hitting the European Wii U eShop on Thursday, with the North American version set soon after. An early look at the game can be found below.

Update: There’s been a lot of talk about the click sound Switch makes when you connect the Joy-Con controllers (plus a bit of a video effect). You can watch that at the 7:13 mark below.


Original: During a live stream at the end of last week, Nippon Ichi showed some of the first direct-feed gameplay of Disgaea 5 Complete running on Switch. We have the full recording below.

Disgaea 5 is heading to Japan for Switch’s launch on March 3. The North American and European release will follow at the end of May.

A few years ago, Nintendo and Dark Horse brought out The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. The book showed a bunch of concept art from the series, including Twilight Princess. There were many interesting designs depicted for characters such as Link. In some of the drawings, Link looked quite a bit older than his final version in the game. Now we have an idea about the potential age Nintendo was thinking about.

Nintendo artists Yusuke Nakano and Satoru Takizawa spoke about designing Link for Twilight Princess in the new Zelda: Art & Artifacts book. Nakano touched on how Nintendo considered making the character “twenty-five… maybe even thirty.” The intent was “making him quite sturdy”

Also worth mentioning, when designing Wolf Link, Takizawa noted how Nintendo thought about giving him a wolf cut hairstyle, “which would have given him a more wolfish look.”

Here’s the full transcript about Link’s design in Twilight Princess:

Pre-order updates (2/19/17)

Posted on 1 week ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Below are the latest Nintendo products that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

United States

Switch

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (new) – Amazon
Super Bomberman R – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
1-2-Switch – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ – Amazon, GameStop
Skylanders Imaginators – Amazon, GameStop
Just Dance 2017 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Has Been Heroes – GameStop
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, GameStop
LEGO City Undercover – Amazon, GameStop
Disgaea 5 Complete – Amazon
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Splatoon 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, Splatoon
NBA 2K18 – Amazon, Best Buy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Amazon, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, Best Buy
Super Mario Odyssey – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
FIFA – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – GameStop

Switch add-ons

Switch Pro Controller – Best Buy, GameStop
Joy-Con (L/R) – Gray – Amazon
Joy-Con (L) – Gray – Amazon
AC adapter – Amazon

Switch accessories

Switch Hybrid Cover – Amazon
Switch Game Traveler Deluxe System Case – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Elite Player Backpack – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Secure Game Case – Mario Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Secure Game Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Official Play & Charge Car Adapter – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Mario Icon Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Zelda Chat Earbuds – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Red – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Blue – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Gel Guards – Gray – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Armor Guards (2) Pack – Red – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Armor Guards (2) Pack – Blue – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Deluxe Game Case – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Zelda Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Zelda Collector’s Edition Screen Protection & Skins – Amazon
PDP Afterglow LVL 1 Chat Communicator for Nintendo Switch – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Starter Kit – Link’s Tunic Edition – Amazon
PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case – Mario Edition – Amazon
HORI Game Card Case 24 (Zelda Breath of the Wild Version) – Amazon
HORI Tough Pouch (Black) – Amazon
HORI Game Card Case 24 – Amazon
HORI Compact Playstand – Amazon

Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (new) – Amazon
Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon

3DS

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (pre-order for capybara plushie) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Sports Superstars – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Amazon, GameStop
Fire Emblem Warriors – Amazon, GameStop

Systems

Pikachu New 3DS XL – GameStop

amiibo

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Rider) – Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Archer) – Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Zelda – Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Bokoblin – Best Buy, GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Guardian – Best Buy, GameStop
Fire Emblem Echoes – Alm & Celica – Best Buy

Accessories

Retro Fighters Pro NES Controller to NES Classic Edition Adapter – Amazon

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts – Amazon
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide – Amazon
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collector’s Edition guide – Amazon (save $16)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – Amazon (save $10)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe Edition guide (new) – Amazon (save $32)
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4 – Amazon
The Art of Splatoon – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5 Amazon

Other

Zelda 30th anniversary concert album (new) – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid (Deluxe Version) – Amazon
Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Link Nendoroid – Amazon

Canada

Switch

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2-Switch
Super Bomberman R
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
Skylanders Imaginators
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
LEGO City Undercover
Disgaea 5 Complete
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fire Emblem Warriors
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA
Redout

Switch add-ons

AC adapter
Joy-Con (L/R) – Grey
Joy-Con (L) – Grey
Joy-Con (R) – Grey
Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Red
Joy-Con Strap (Grey)

Switch accessories

PDP Switch accessories
HORI Switch accesories

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3DS

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
Mario Sports Superstars (with amiibo card)
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only

amiibo

Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Rider)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Archer)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Zelda
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Bokoblin
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Guardian

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collector’s Edition guide (save $20)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide (save $13)
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

UK

Switch

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
1-2-Switch
Super Bomberman R
Skylanders Imaginators
Just Dance 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
LEGO City Undercover
Disgaea 5 Complete
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario Odyssey
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA

Switch add-ons

Switch Pro Controller
Joy-Con Wheel Pair
Joy-Con Charging Grip
Joy-Con (L) – Grey
Joy-Con (R) – Grey
Joy-Con strap (Neon Blue)
Joy-Con strap (Neon Red)
Joy-Con strap (Grey)
Accessory set
AC adapter

Switch accessories

HORI Switch accessories

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3DS

Dragon Ball Fusions
Mario Sports Superstars (with amiibo card)
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleeshy Souls

Systems

Switch (grey)

amiibo

Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards

Books

The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Collector’s Edition Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Pokemon Sun/Moon: Alola Region Pokedex & Postgame Adventure Guide
Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – standard
Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – Collector’s Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
Art of Splatoon
Super Mario Encyclopedia (new)
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

When first starting up Switch, Nintendo will allow you to choose your own icon. Friends and others you play with will be able to see the image you selected.

We did see the various icons in one of the leaked videos from a few days ago, but now we have a better look. All of the available choices are depicted above. You’ll also be able to use your Mii as your icon.

Source

At the Toy Fair 2017, Jakks Pacific is giving a first look at some new World of Nintendo items featuring Splatoon. Splattershot and Quick Shot blaster toys are due out at some point in the near future. Both shoot slime / ink, which will be available in different colors.

VideoGameHeat shows off the toys in a new video from Toy Fair:

Devolver Digital sent out a tweet last October following a meeting with Nintendo. It went well, as the company said it was “confident” about some of its titles appearing on Switch in 2017.

A new update posted on Devolver Digital’s Twitter account just a few minutes ago notes that its “first Switch game is coming, hopefully later this year”. It also sounds like we’ll be hearing some news out of GDC 2017 next week.

The tweet is as follows:


Source

Update: Added in Sunday’s updates.


Nintendo Badge Arcade has been receiving daily updates since heading to the 3DS eShop. Because it’s continually updated with content, we’re rounding up all of the additions and changes in a weekly post.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week of February 13:

February 13

– 3 Mario chocolate Valentine’s Day panels
– 1 Nikki Valentine’s Day panel
– 6 Animal Crossing panels
– 5 Zelda panels
– 1 Ashley Valentine’s Day panel
– 1 Tomodachi Life Valentine’s Day panel
– 7 Pokemon panels
– 3 Monster Hunter panels
– 3 Rhythm Heaven panels (1 with 1 day left, 1 with 2 days left)
– Animal Crossing theme offer until 2/16
– 2 free plays

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