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This week’s Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Wii U

1. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
2. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
3. Paper Mario: Color Splash –  Nintendo
4. Minecraft: Wii U Edition –  Nintendo
5. Skylanders Imaginators – Activision Blizzard
6. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
8. Pokken Tournament- Nintendo
9. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Warner Bros. Interactive
10. Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
4. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
5. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
7. Yo-Kai Watch – Nintendo
8. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
10. Pokemon Omega Ruby – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

This week’s UK software sales are as follows:

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It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart! Monster Hunter XX is now in the top five.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between November 17 and November 22.

THQ Nordic is slowly but surely becoming an important name in the gaming industry. Originally known as Nordic Games, the company rebranded earlier this year. It holds to the rights to notable IPs such as Darksiders, de Blob, Deadly Creatures, and much more.

We recently spoke with THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice in a wide-ranging interview. He commented on the publisher’s continued support of Wii U (whereas most third-parties have moved on), and different IPs such as de Blob and Deadly Creatures. We also asked about why Darksiders Warmastered Edition is taking a bit longer to release on Wii U.

For our full interview, head past the break.

Below are the latest titles that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

United States

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU. 20 percent off pre-orders on Amazon Canada as well. On Amazon UK, it’s £2 off.

Wii U

Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop (new)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Risky Beats Edition – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Darksiders Warmastered Edition – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

3DS

Dragon Quest VIII – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only – Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (new) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (pre-order for capybara plushie) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Sports Superstars – Amazon (new), GameStop

Accessories

HORI Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Moltres Travel Pouch – Red – Amazon
HORI Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Articuno Travel Pouch – Blue – Amazon
HORI Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Zapdos Travel Pouch – Yellow – Amazon

Books

Pokemon Sun/Moon: Official Collector’s Vault Edition – Amazon (save $8)
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 2 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4 – Amazon
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5 Amazon

Canada

Wii U

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Risky Beats Edition
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure
Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3DS

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition – New 3DS only
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Books

Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 2: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5

UK

Wii U

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (new)

Books

Pokemon Sun/Moon: Official Strategy Guide Collector’s Vault
The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 1
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is out now, but only for a select group. Those who backed the game at the Early Access reward tier on Kickstarter received a PC code for the final version a couple of days ago. A massive amount of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero footage can be found below.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess wasn’t the game Nintendo always intended it to be. Initially, development on the project began as a sequel to Wind Waker.

Series producer Eiji Aonuma actually “announced” Wind Waker 2 during a talk at GDC 2004. A slide included in his presentation showed that the game was in the works, though we know that plans ultimately changed.

Now we have some insight into the situation thanks to a new interview from The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The book is coming west next February, but it’s out in Japan as “Hyrule Graphics”. And a section of the discussion with artist Satoru Takizawa talks about what happened back in the day.

GameXplain host posted a video containing 15 minutes of footage from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. View the gameplay below.

Best Buy will be holding a great sale on Wii U and 3DS games next Sunday. Almost all titles published by Nintendo will be eligible for a new buy 1, get 1 40% off offer. Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, and Super Mario Maker for 3DS appear to be the only exceptions.

Best Buy’s sale kicks off on December 11. It will last through December 17.

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Nintendo posted the CPSIA Certificates of Compliance for the upcoming Guardian amiibo planned for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Thanks to that, we have a look at the packaging. See it above.

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