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A couple of days ago, a listing for Piggyback’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide appeared on Amazon UK – not really a remarkable occurrence by itself, if not for the fact that the description of the guide revealed quite a bit about the game, including the total number of shrines. It seems like Nintendo caught wind of this, as the listing for the guide has now disappeared from Amazon UK, resulting in a 404 error. A search turns up nothing either.

Strategy guides accidentally revealing details from a game is nothing new, though most of the time the revealing text is just edited or deleted. It’s definitely unusual for the entire listing to be (temporarily) deleted. It remains to be seen how Amazon UK will handle pre-orders for the guide while it was still available.

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Zelda PodSmashers has put together another video comparison for Zelda: Breath of the Wild based on the game’s latest trailer. Switch footage from that video is put up against clips from Wii U. Watch it in full below.

Thanks to Stephan for the tip.

Epona, Link’s trusty horse who has appeared in various Zelda games, will be returning in Breath of the Wild. Producer Eiji Aonuma shared the news with IGN Portugal. However, he wasn’t willing to reveal specific details about Epona’s appearance, including where to find her.

Aside from Epona, various horses can be found throughout the world in Breath of the Wild. Horses you encounter will need to be tamed. Each one also has unique stats, including strength, speed, stamina, temperament, and bond. Horses can be named as well.

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Executive vice president Patrick Soderlund Patrick Soderlund made some comments to IGN a few days ago about EA and Switch. Famitsu also caught up with him following the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 last week, where FIFA was announced for the new platform.

When asked about future titles on Switch, Soderlund said:

“I only spoke about FIFA today, but our company’s structure lets us release all sorts of games for every platform, so we’ll go wherever the gamers go. I think Nintendo Switch will put Nintendo at the forefront of the game industry once again. Their approach is quite different from anything they’ve done in the past – they’ve listened to EA, Activision, and other companies since the beginning of the Switch’s development, so we’ve been involved throughout the whole process. They teamed up with us because they wanted to guarantee the console would be successful. Doing business with Nintendo is very important for us… We’d like to bring more and more games over for everyone.”

Following EA’s announcement of FIFA on Switch, one rumor came out claiming that it could be based on PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 versions of the game. Thus far, it’s only been officially stated that the title has been “custom built” for the new console.

Playtonic announced last month that the Wii U version of Yooka-Laylee is cancelled. In its place, the team is doing everything it can to make a Switch version possible.

Those who are looking to change their backer copy from Wii U to Switch won’t have to wait much longer. On Twitter, Playtonic said that this should be possible by the end of the month. There may potentially be news about a physical version for Switch as well.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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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 Special Edition – Best Buy
Super Bomberman R (new) – 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
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Arms – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Puyo Puyo Tetris – Amazon, GameStop
Has Been Heroes – GameStop
LEGO City Undercover – Amazon, 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
Dragon Quest Heroes I-II – Amazon, Best Buy
Minecraft: Switch Edition – Amazon, Best Buy
Redout – Amazon, GameStop
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Amazon, Best Buy
Project Octopath Traveler – Best Buy
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – GameStop

Switch add-ons

Joy-Con (L/R) – Gray – Amazon
Joy-Con (L) – Gray – Amazon
AC adapter – Amazon

Switch accessories

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

Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

3DS

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
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 (new) – Amazon, GameStop
Fire Emblem Warriors (new) – Amazon, GameStop

amiibo

Poochy – Best Buy
Standalone Wolf Link (new) – GameStop
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Rider) – Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link (Archer) – Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Zelda – Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Bokoblin – Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Guardian – Best Buy, GameStop (new)

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
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

Canada

Switch

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

Switch add-ons

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

Wii U

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

3DS

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only

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
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
Skylanders Imaginators (new)
Just Dance 2017 (new)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Arms
Splatoon 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario Odyssey
Fire Emblem Warriors
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
FIFA

Switch add-ons

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

Wii U

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

3DS

Dragon Ball Fusions

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 (new)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide – Collector’s Edition (new)
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
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

Just a few days ago, Resident Evil 7 director Koshi Nakanishi spoke about Switch and how he finds it to be “unique hardware”. Now producer Masachika Kawata has weighed in as well.

Daily Express asked Kawata if Resident Evil will be on Switch. He unfortunately said there are “no plans at the moment”, but also commented on the hardware’s uniqueness much like Nakanishi.

Kawata said:

“I think it’s a very unique piece of hardware. I’m looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch.”

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Square Enix opened a teaser site for Project Octopath Traveler, its upcoming RPG for Switch. Access it here. The site has some music to listen to and the debut teaser, but that’s mostly it for now.

Japanese I Am Setsuna web commercial

Posted on 4 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 9 Comments | 0 Likes

Square Enix released a new web commercial for I Am Setsuna, its RPG planned for Switch. Take a look at it below.

Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa participated in interviews with both 4Gamer and Famitsu. In talking with both sites, he discussed Disgaea 5 Complete and Switch development.

First, on 4Gamer, Niikawa touched on porting from PS4 to Switch. Regarding that, he said the difficulty varies depending on how each studio approaches development. It was relatively smooth for Disgaea. There was nothing NIS had to downgrade, and he noted that even in portable mode, the experience still remain same as PS4 version.

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