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The latest episode of the Play Nintendo Show, featuring Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has gone live. Andrew and Izzy paraglide into the game’s vast world, explore Hyrule, and try out some cooking. Check out the full episode below.

Nintendo has partnered with Target to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The retailer souped up over 650 of its stores in a few different ways, including the entrance itself. A quick video showing this in action is below. 

The Nintendo UK store is looking to entice potential Mario Kart 8 Deluxe buyers with a few bonuses. By pre-ordering the game, you can receive a t-shirt, a mug depicting Boo, or a mug with the Feather item. Reservations can be done right here.

Nintendo’s games on Switch thus far have featured imagery inside of the case. With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, that continues. You can get a look at the box imagery above along with the actual cartridge.

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NBA Playgrounds – full roster

Posted on 2 days ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

When NBA Playgrounds launches next month, it’ll come packed with a ton of players from both past and present. On GameSpot, the full lineup is revealed. Continue on below for the full listing.

A new set of amiibo is being released alongside Splatoon 2, and just like in the first game, these will unlock special outfits. These are somewhat similar to the outfits the original amiibo in the first game unlocked – the new Inkling Girl amiibo unlocks a school uniform, the Inkling Boy amiibo unlocks a ninja outfit and the Inkling Squid amiibo unlocks a set of heavy armor (called Power Gear in the first game).

In the original Splatoon, you had to play special challenge levels to receive the outfits. We don’t know yet how it’ll work in Splatoon 2, as we barely know anything about the game’s singleplayer content at the moment.

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Super Bomberman R just received a fairly major free update, but Konami is already looking ahead to what’s next for the game. The company revealed that in a future update, three characters from classic Konami franchises will be added to the game: Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill and Vic Viper from Gradius.

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 43.941 / 1.366.093 (-33%)
02./02. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 20.888 / 375.291 (-9%)
03./03. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 10.698 / 61.879 (-43%)
04./04. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 10.048 / 176.368 (-19%)
05./09. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 6.265 / 300.959 (-5%)
06./07. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 6.022 / 159.430 (-24%)
07./05. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥2.980) – 5.157 / 16.735 (-55%)
08./12. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 4.983 / 201.643 (-17%)
09./08. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon
(Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 4.773 / 3.241.599 (-32%)
10./10. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 4.740 / 100.546 (-27%)
11./13. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 4.325 / 1.019.434 (-24%)
12./16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 3.556 / 102.281 (-16%)
13./15. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 3.508 / 70.124 (-17%)
14./00. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 [Konami the Best] (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥3.980) – 3.381 / NEW
15./17. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 3.328 / 321.342 (-19%)
16./06. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars #
(Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 3.117 / 52.062 (-64%)
17./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 3.035 / 162.184 (-24%)
18./00. [PSV] RepKiss # (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥5.980) – 2.918 / NEW
19./23. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 2.802 / 704.683
20./22. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 2.678 / 1.140.680

Super Bomberman R received its latest patch tonight. Among other things, the developers increased the game’s frame rate.

Some are claiming that Super Bomberman R runs at 60 frames per second with version 1.3. We’ll probably need an analysis to verify that, but there’s no doubt that it runs at a faster rate.

Here’s a quick video showing the improvement:

[Review] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Posted on 2 days ago by (@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 30 Comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: April 28, 2017
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo


Two years ago, I wrote an article on my relationship with Mario Kart and how Mario Kart 8 revitalized the series. In making that game, Nintendo reignited the magic I used to feel towards the franchise during the N64 and GameCube days. Mario Kart 8 shed a whole new light on kart racers and the potential they had at a time where most felt stale or rehashed, with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed being the new “king” of that genre before Mario Kart 8 returned to reclaim. Now in 2017, we’re back with the definitive version of one of Wii U’s best titles on its successor, the Nintendo Switch, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s as extravagant and beautiful as it was on Wii U, but this time with a revamped battle mode, all DLC included, a few new features, and plenty to love all over again.

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