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Game Informer has shared a series of brand new Zelda: Breath of the Wild screenshots from its cover story this month. Since one of the images shows one of the game’s bosses, we’ve posted the gallery after the break.

Update (2/9): Embed version is up:


Original (2/8): Game Informer put up its first online feature pertaining to its cover story on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. In a four-minute chat, Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma talk a bunch about the anticipated game, as well as other topics such as Link’s full name, what “NX” stood for (they don’t really know), and more.

Unfortunately, we don’t have an embed option at present, so you’ll need to visit this page for the full interview. We’ll add it in here once it’s posted to Game Informer’s YouTube page.

Nicalis has already announced and hinted at a few games for Switch such as The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. According to the company’s Tyrone Rodriguez, the team is also preparing “way more” titles for Nintendo’s new system.

Rodriguez told Polygon that Nicalis was able to gain access to Switch “a little bit early” having also received dev kits for the likes of Wii U and 3DS. Development has also been incredibly smooth, and it’s been “light years ahead of what we were doing with Wii U.”

As Rodriguez said:

With LEGO Dimensions’ Excalibur Batman Fun Pack dropping on Friday, Warner Bros. put out a trailer for the new content. We have it below.

Pokken Tournament was one of several titles nominated for the final spot at Evo 2017. Had it won, it would have been featured alongside the likes of Smash Bros. Melee and Smash Bros. for Wii U at the tournament. Unfortunately, Pokken Tournament just missed out to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in the end.

It’s definitely not all bad though. With the vote tying into charities, Pokken Tournament raised nearly $67,000 (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 generated the most with over $71,000). Evo is also pledging $10,000 to support Pokken Tournament with individual tournaments throughout the year.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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

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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.

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