Nintendo sheds some light on Midna’s design and her helmet
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The next blog post from Nintendo counting down to the release of DLC Pack 1 for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is live. This one dives into the design of Midna from Twilight Princess, since Midna’s Helmet is one of the pieces of equipment included in DLC Pack 1.
Hello. I’m Takizawa, Art Director of The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild.
In DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials, players can find Midna’s Helmet in one of the chests hidden in the world (this DLC is only available through the purchase of the Expansion Pass).
Midna appeared in the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game for Wii and Nintendo GameCube, and she played an important role as Link’s partner. On the Wolf Link amiibo figure (which was released alongside the Wii U remake of the game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD), she’s perching on Wolf Link.
One of the new elements added with ARMS version 1.1.0 is the Arena Mode. Take a look at some footage of it in action below.
Rocket League dev did “custom work” to bring the game to Switch, currently ahead of schedule
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Switch was made to be compatible with Unreal Engine 4. Unreal Engine 3, however, is another story. The older version isn’t supported as well, which made it a bit tricky to bring Rocket League to Switch.
Psyonix head Jeremy Dunham talked with GamesBeat about porting Rocket League to Switch, which is being done with some help from Panic Button – the same team that worked on the Xbox One version. He said:
“We feel really confident about it. In the beginning, we weren’t so sure. We had to do custom work. The Switch by itself doesn’t have inherent Unreal 3 support. It only has Unreal 4. To support 3, we had to do custom work.”
Dunham also reiterated what we’ve heard previously – that Rocket League will be 720p and 60 frames per second at all times.
“The main compromise we had to make is we’re running the game in 720p rather than 1080p, even on the TV. It’s our opinion that it’s much more beneficial for the game to run fast at 60 frames per second than to look the absolute best. We’ll ship at 60 frames per second for the docked version and the undocked version.”
Dunham also had some encouraging words about the overall state of Rocket League on Switch. The team “didn’t think we would have it running this smooth, this early.”
“We’re actually ahead of where we thought we’d be. We didn’t think we would have it running this smooth, this early. For a while we were concerned about whether we’d have anything to show at E3 at all. We have a very talented team at Psyonix. Our engineers have done a lot of hard work to make sure this runs as well as it does already. We’ve already discovered things in the last few weeks that we weren’t aware of a few weeks ago. It’s already made the game perform incredibly. We’re very encouraged.”
Nights of Azure 2 details and screenshots cover Malvasi, The Three Popes, Lily characters
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New details are in for Nights of Azure 2. The latest information covers Malvasi (“Queen of the Moon”), The Three Popes, and Lily characters. Find everything rounded up below with screenshots included, courtesy of Gematsu.
Malvasia, the “Demon / Queen of the Moon” (voiced by Yu Shimamura)
– The head of the demons who emerged as a replacement for the Nightlord who disappeared
– She can be sealed away by offering the “Bride of Time”
– It is said that she was a calm demon in the past, but now for some reason seems to be trying to envelop the world in eternal night
– —A being that appears divine
– She addresses Alushe with cold eyes and a disinterested tone
The Three Popes, “The Top of the Curia” (voiced by Reiko Suzuki)
– The top of the Curia, who are trying to offer up the Bride of Time in order to seal the Queen of the Moon
– After reflecting on the dictatorial rule of the former pope, the new popes were established as a three-person parliamentary system to make decisions
– The three popes calmly gaze at Alushe and company through the openings of their majestic outfits
– With light shining through the stained glass behind them, the three popes give off a cold atmosphere during an audience
– Even those that belong the Curia have not seen their faces
Splatoon 2 devs on its competitive nature, Salmon Run talk, more
Interviews coming out of E3 continue to roll out from E3. The latest one is from Glixel, who spoke with Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami and programming director Shintaro Sato. The two weighed in on topics such as the game’s competitive nature and Salmon Run.
As usual, we’ve highlighted some of the noteworthy excerpts below. Head on over here for the full interview.
Nintendo Minute – “ARMS Master Class w/ Mr. Yabuki”
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The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta get a special ARMS training session with ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuke. View the full episode below.
Fire Emblem Warriors devs on hardcore mode, permadeath, choosing characters, more
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Kotaku caught up with Intelligent Systems’ Masahiro Higuchi and Koei Tecmo’s Yosuke Hayashi for a chat about Fire Emblem Warriors at E3. The developers spoke about the hardcore mode, permadeath, how they went about choosing characters, and more. Higuchi also showed some interest in wanting to remake Famicom Wars.
Head past the break for notable comments from Higuchi and Hayashi. The full interview is on Kotaku here.
ARMS update out now (version 1.1.0)
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Update 2 (6/26): Bumped to the top. Added the full English patch notes below.
Update: “Arena” mode added allowing for spectators (thanks JayMart2k). LAN play is also in (hold the left stick, then press L+R on the main menu). Aside from that, there are bug fixes and a spelling mistake fix.
Original (6/25): ARMS’ first update is out now. Nintendo just made version 1.1.0 available to players a few moments ago.
We’re still waiting on Nintendo to produce the official patch notes for today’s update. There’s a good chance that Spectator Mode has been added in, but we can’t say for sure. We’ll update this post when we have more news about the patch.
Game Critics Awards – “Best of E3 2017” nominees announced
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The nominees are in for this year’s Game Critics Awards at E3 2017. Nintendo has plenty of representation, with Super Mario Odyssey and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle featured in numerous categories, including “Best of Show”.
Here’s the full rundown of the Nintendo-related nominees:
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UK software sales (Week ending 06/24/2017) – Switch/Wii U/3DS charts
This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. ARMS – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
4. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
5. Ultra Street Fighter II – Capcom
6. Super Bomberman R – Konami
7. Lego City Undercover – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Puyo Puyo Tetris – SEGA
9. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
10. Disgaea 5: Complete – NIS America
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. Mario Party 10 -Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
9. Pokken Tournament – Nintendo
10. Lego Dimensions – Warner Bros. Interactive
1. Ever Oasis – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
5. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
6. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
9. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Nintendo
10. Mario Party: Island Tour – Nintendo