New Zelda: Breath of the Wild screenshot (2/8/17)
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One of Nintendo’s regular image posts for Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been shared on the series’ official Facebook page. Today’s screenshot shows Link standing over a tree stump with a leaf engraving. Check it out above.
No changing Link’s name in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Past Zelda games have allowed players to give Link any sort of name they desired. In Breath of the Wild though, the character’s name is set. During a chat with German YouTuber lookslikeLink, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that you won’t be able to change Link’s name. That’s because he wants players themselves to feel like they’re becoming Link.
Aonuma was also asked if Breath of the Wild ended up the way he imagined it. To that, he said the game turned out just the way he imagined it from the beginning. Aonuma found it difficult to stop working on the project since the team continued to put more content into the world to explore. He hopes that players will have enjoy discovering all the things in the game for themselves.
Aonuma on how Nintendo approached making dungeons in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is taking a much different approach to dungeons. Whereas dungeons continued to increase in scope over the past few entries in the series, Nintendo has decided to turn things down a notch this time around.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma told Game Informer this month:
“Way back in the day, dungeons weren’t all that big. They were rather small. But around Twilight Princess, they started getting bigger. We tried to cram in a lot of surprises for the player, or a lot of emotions, meeting other characters, or injecting story elements into it. But then we kind of realized, do dungeons really need to be that big? Do we have to cram that much stuff into it? We quickly realized that a lot of the fun was actually in getting to the dungeon, and so we focused on getting to the dungeon in this game. We wanted to create an environment where it is fun to find the dungeon in this large world.”
Media Create sales (1/30/17 – 2/5/17)
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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
PS4 – 26,870
New 3DS LL – 18,891
Vita – 9,626
PS4 Pro – 9,508
2DS – 5,593
New 3DS – 1,617
Wii U – 778
PS3 – 548
Xbox One – 111
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
PS4 – 30,778
New 3DS LL – 17,600
Vita – 10,553
PS4 Pro – 9,893
2DS – 5,806
New 3DS – 1,301
Wii U – 710
PS3 – 579
Xbox One – 231
And here are the software charts:
Breath of the Wild site updates with new footage
Posted on 1 month ago by Jake in Switch, Wii U | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
The Japanese website for Breath of the Wild has updated with some new footage of the game. Visiting the page will play it automatically, and you can see some more scenes of Zelda and some familiar sights for Zelda fans. You can also watch a version below, although since the music for the video comes from the main website, this version only has sound effects.
Aonuma – Breath of the Wild is after Ocarina of Time, Zelda’s emotions, using idea from over 20 years ago
Game Informer has a big article on Zelda: Breath of the Wild this month. Sprinkled throughout are comments from Eiji Aonuma, producer of the series.
While it may have been expected based on what we’ve seen so far (such as the decayed Temple of Time which pretty much gave it away), Aonuma officially confirms that Breath of the Wild takes place after Ocarina of Time. He also spoke about how Nintendo is approaching the story in general:
“Because we wanted to redefine the whole process, I didn’t want to be chained up by the idea that we had to think about the past titles. But then again, I know there are a lot of fans who are interested, and who are knowledgeable in the Zelda franchise and the history. So by adding little elements here and there, we wanted to give the fans the opportunity to say, ‘Oh, I saw this. Maybe this is how it expands the story,’ or give little hints here and there.”
Tons of new Zelda: Breath of the Wild details
Game Informer’s latest issue is now live online, and it comes with a ton of new details about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There are various tidbits about the game in general, as well as content about a new dungeon.
We’ve rounded up the details below. You should consider picking up the issue for the full article and additional information.
Fan-made amiibo compatibility chart – version 11.0
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Images, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
It’s been some time since moldyclay last updated his fan-made amiibo compatibility chart, but it’s now been updated to version 11. The latest edition features Switch and has made some general adjustments. Continue on below for the full chart.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Game Informer’s March 2017 cover story
Game Informer has revealed that its cover story for the March 2017 issue is dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This is worth sharing if only for the beautiful art alone.
Game Informer says it “experienced more of the game than anyone outside of Nintendo, playing through a dungeon in its entirety, exploring the sprawling open world of Hyrule for hours, discovering Shrines, appreciating the wildlife, and fighting surprisingly powerful monsters (including the dungeon boss, Wind Blight Ganon, and a Guardian).” The magazine also comes with an interview featuring Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto.
Lego Dimensions – Robin and Batgirl videos
Posted on 1 month ago by Zack in Videos, Wii U | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
LEGO Dimensions is adding the new LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack this week. To promote the upcoming release, Warner Bros. has prepared videos for Robin and Batgirl, both of which are below.