Nintendo Badge Arcade – North American updates for the week of June 20, 2016
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Update: Bumped to the top. Added in Sunday’s updates.
Nintendo Badge Arcade has been receiving daily updates since heading to the 3DS eShop. Because it’s continually updated with content, we’re rounding up all of the additions and changes in a weekly post.
Here’s what’s on tap for the week of June 20:
– 5 Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D panels
– 6 original Zelda panels
– 4 Zelda: Tri Force Heroes panels
– 3 Zelda: Twilight Princess HD panels
– 2 Zelda: Wind Waker HD panels
– 3 Zelda icon panels
– 2 Zelda: A Link Between Worlds panels
– 4 Pokemon panels (1 day left)
– 1 Cat Mario Show panel (1 day left)
– 2 free plays
– The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds theme offer (available until 6/23)
Off-screen Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage – rupee in the wild, launching Link with a catapult
Footage of the My Nintendo Link 3DS theme
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Block Zombies heading to the Wii U eShop
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Nostatic Software is bringing one of its prior releases to the Wii U eShop. Last week, the indie developer shared a photo of Block Zombies on the GamePad.
Here’s an overview of Block Zombies:
In a world gone wrong, one girl stands alone. Alone, but not unarmed!
Strange crystalline structures have turned the populace into mindless, zombie-like creatures.
Explore a variety of environments and upgrade your arsenal as you take on the zombies and blow them into their constituent blocky bits.
Fight the Zombies! Stop the Infection! Save the Day!
And a trailer:
Disney Infinity 3.0 – Finding Dory Play Set footage
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Splatoon – North American Splatfest #15 results
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Following a day of intense battles, the latest North American Splatfest in Splatoon has ended. It’s now time to find out who prevailed: Team Early Bird or Team Night Owl.
Team Night Owl dominated in popularity (71 percent), and also had a slight majority in wins (51 percent). Thanks to that, they came out on top. The final score was 377 points for Team Night Owl and 323 points for Team Early Bird.
SEGA on Sonic being linked to Nintendo and collaborating with the company
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Nintendo and SEGA have formed a close relationship over the past several years through Sonic. The character appeared in Smash Bros., teamed up with Mario in multiple games based on the Olympics, and more.
Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka spoke about Sonic’s link to Nintendo in this week’s issue of MCV. Here’s what he had to say about that:
“When SEGA stopped making hardware and just started doing software, the first platform that we released Sonic on was a Nintendo console. We felt from the very beginning, that the Nintendo platforms were where the passionate Sonic fans were. Historically that is where our relationship started with Nintendo. Unfortunately, the Wii U didn’t manage to get as many gamers on the hardware as we would have liked. That was unfortunate for Sonic because we didn’t get the mass of people to enjoy the content. But Nintendo has always been a great partner, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sonic in Super Smash Bros… we really appreciate the work that they do.”
Reggie – Nintendo “struck a chord” with Zelda: BotW, need to mix up the formula for new players
Nintendo believes it has “struck a cord” with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Speaking with The Verge, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime stated:
“We think we’ve struck a chord. And we’ve struck a chord with what is a very important franchise for us. A franchise that is going to be key to our long-term success.”
Reggie went on to talk about the changes being introduced in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. New elements were needed “in order to bring new players in.” At the same time though, Nintendo “needed to do it thoughtfully in order to maintain the current player.”
According to Reggie:
You can hear the Song of Time in Zelda: Breath of the Wild after speeding up footage
During E3, Nintendo showed a ton of footage from Zelda: Breath of the Wild based on the Great Plateau. Various areas are located here, including the Temple of Time.
Now here’s a bit of trivia for you: the Song of Time is actually included in the E3 demo. After speeding up footage shown last month, fans have discovered that the classic tune can indeed be heard.
Since it was slow-paced in the original footage, not many people heard the Song of Time. It’s definitely there though!