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We have a couple more clips to share from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The first one shows off the Pro HUD option and saving an NPC, while the second is about increasing the amount of hearts and upgrading the stamina meter.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received its first update ahead of tomorrow’s official launch. Version 1.1.0 is out now.

After applying the update, you should see that a “Downloadable Content” section has been brought in to the main menu. It’s unclear if anything else has been added or changed.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s release is near, and the verdicts are coming in. We’ve rounded up some of the game’s reviews below:

Nintendo Everything  – “Thumbs Up”

IGN – 10/10

Gamespot – 10/10

Polygon – 10/10

Nintendo Life – 10/10

USGamer – 5/5

Videogamer.com – 9/10

Eurogamer – “Essential”

Gameinformer – 10/10

Venturebeat – 100/100

Nintendo Insider – 10/10

Gameblog.fr – 9/10

GameXplain – “Liked-a-lot”

 

During a panel at GDC today, Nintendo showed off a 2D prototype used to test ideas for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Someone has since put up a clip on YouTube showing the tool in action. Check it out below.

Today, Yacht Club Games introduced new amiibo functionality coming to Shovel Knight with the game’s new Specter of Torment update.

Using the figure, players can unlock the Fairy of Shovelry. Speak to Madame Meeber in the Village, Potionarium, and Tower of Fate and scan the amiibo to do so.

As for what the fairy does, Yacht Club says:

“The Fairy of Shovelry will accompany Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, or even Specter Knight on their respective adventures! Whether the little scamp is digging for treasure, trying to battle enemies, or cheering along with your victories, he is guaranteed to be delightful. Don’t worry, he won’t get in your way or mess with your gameplay! But things sure are less lonely with the Fairy of Shovelry around!”

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild went through an interesting trial and error process to say the least. During a panel at GDC today, some of the game’s developers revealed some of the early ideas thrown around.

For one thing, Nintendo was toying around with “Hyrule Wars” and an idea in which aliens are seemingly invading. We also get a look at some… interesting designs for Link.

Nintendo tweeted out the images from the GDC panel:

Three new My Nintendo discounts are now available in North America.

First, for 200 Platinum Points, you can get a 20 percent discount on Fossil Fighters: Frontier. There are also 30 percent discounts on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for 140 Gold Points each.

These rewards will be up until June 2. Get them here.

Update: Nintendo just added the following on Twitter:



Original: Some of the team members behind Zelda: Breath of the Wild revealed an incredibly interesting tidbit of information about the game during a talk at GDC today. Amazingly, a 2D prototype was made so that some of the ideas could be tested. We have a couple of photos in this post.

Nintendo’s GDC session for Breath of the Wild is still ongoing. We have a live blog of sorts here.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s GDC 2017 panel is now underway. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta are participating in the talk.

Those who are in attendance – including Nintendo itself – are tweeting out tidbits and photos from the event. We’ll round it all up below over the next hour or so.

An image has popped up on GameFAQs showing the full map included in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s a clear picture, devoid of borders, markings, and annotations. Head past the break for the complete map.

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