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Not every idea made it into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For instance, Nintendo considered including tiny people as well as the Hookshot and Beetle items.

Art director Satoru Takizawa and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi revealed another cut idea while speaking with GameSpot. At one point, players would be able to stab their weapon into a wall. Doing so would let Link recover stamina.

Midway through development, the team decided against including the mechanic. This was in large part due to feedback from Shigeru Miyamoto, who essentially vetoed the idea due to it being illogical. The developers thought about stabbing weapons into cracks or crevices, though that wouldn’t work either since you’d be limited in where it could be done.

Takizawa and Fujibayashi said:

One mini-game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tasks players with gliding as far as they can. With players coming up with interesting ways of flying, what happens if you end up at Hyrule Castle for the showdown with Calamity Ganon?

Digital Foundry has a new comparison video up for LEGO City Undercover. We’re able to get a better look as to how the Switch version compares to the PlayStation 4 and original Wii U releases.

If you’re looking at how LEGO City Undercover has changed since the four years it came to Wii U, the game now features a redone lighting system along with upgrades to the effects pipeline, the quality of the shaders, the detail in the core art assets and normal maps, and more.

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

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥5.800) – 65.672 / 1.322.152 (-49%)
02./05. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 23.016 / 354.404 (-21%)
03./04. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥4.980) – 18.765 / 51.181 (-42%)
04./07. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 12.418 / 166.319 (-25%)
05./00. [PS4] LEGO Worlds (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥2.980) – 11.578 / NEW
06./02. [PS4] Warriors All-Stars # (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 8.577 / 48.946 (-79%)
07./10. [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
(Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥8.400) – 7.907 / 153.408 (-33%)
08./12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 6.972 / 3.236.826 (-21%)
09./11. [PS4] NieR: Automata
(Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) – 6.593 / 294.694 (-34%)
10./14. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 6.487 / 95.806 (-20%)
11./03. [PS4] Blue Reflection: Maboroshi ni Mau – Shoujo no Ken # (Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥7.800) – 6.100 / 40.691 (-82%)
12./13. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn #
(Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥6.900) – 6.018 / 196.661 (-31%)
13./15. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 5.717 / 1.015.110 (-19%)
14./06. [PSV] Warriors All-Stars #
(Koei Tecmo) {2017.03.30} (¥6.800) – 4.527 / 22.393 (-75%)
15./22. [NSW] Super Bomberman R
(Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.233 / 66.617
16./16. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX > (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800) – 4.218 / 98.725 (-34%)
17./20. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) – 4.094 / 318.014 (-19%)
18./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 4.017 / 159.150
19./29. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) – 4.014 / 313.703
20./00. [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥4.800) – 3.631 / NEW

The Switch sold 906,000 units in the United States during March, Nintendo has revealed. Today’s information comes straight from the NPD Group.

According to Nintendo, Switch is “one of the fastest-selling video game systems of all time.” It also comes “in a nontraditional month for a console launch.”

Nintendo already has maintenance lined up for next week. Switch, Wii U, and 3DS will be impacted for a little over an hour on Wednesday / Thursday.

The schedule is as follows:

– 6:45 PM PT (April 19) – 8 PM PT (April 19)
– 9:45 PM ET (April 19) – 11 PM ET (April 19)
– 2:45 AM in the UK (April 20) – 4 AM in the UK (April 20)
– 3:45 AM in Europe (April 20) – 5 AM in Europe (April 20)

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A few new rewards were added to My Nintendo in North America yesterday. Over in Europe, the site was updated with prizes as well.

Here’s the lineup:

Discounts

20% discount on Pikmin 3 – 50 Gold Points
20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Yoshi’s Island – 40 Gold Points

3DS Theme

Yoshi’s Springtime Siesta – 20 Gold Points

Wii U Digital Content

Pikmin 3 Add-on Content: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points
Pikmin 3 Add-on Content: All-New Mission Stages 12-15 (x2) – 50 Gold Points
Pikmin 3 Add-on Content: Collect Treasure! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points

These rewards will remain on My Nintendo until July 1. Check out the different offerings here.

A very neat ad for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been found in New York. The street art, apparently located specifically in Brooklyn, leaves an ever bigger impression at night. When the sun sets, the painting comes to life even more and really leaves an impact.

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Update 2: This is something we’re less certain about, but Wolf Link is apparently “fixed” as well. We’re not entirely sure how widespread this was, but Wolf Life was sometimes summoned with full hearts; rather than the default three, even if the Cave of Trials from Twilight Princess was not played.

Update: Bumped to the top. Some reports are surfacing that the infinite arrows glitch has been fixed. In case you’re wondering, it involves the following:


Original: Last night, Nintendo brought out a third update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. All players can download version 1.1.2. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t elaborate on specifics, only stating that it implements adjustments “to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.”

So what’s included here? Initial impressions indicate that the frame rate hasn’t been improved unlike last time. However, Nintendo may have addressed a glitch with one particular boss.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch – 41,193
New 3DS LL – 19,533
PS4 – 18,022
PS4 Pro – 6,490
Vita – 5,987
2DS – 4,629
New 3DS – 1,523
PS3 – 704
Wii U – 358
Xbox One – 132

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 45,509
New 3DS LL – 25,719
PS4 – 25,006
Vita – 7,780
2DS – 6,240
PS4 Pro – 5,051
New 3DS – 1,995
PS3 – 1,724
Wii U – 449
Xbox One – 187

And here are the software charts:

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