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Several media outlets have been reporting that Nintendo Switch cartridges taste bitter. After Kotaku sent an inquiry, Nintendo responded, stating:

To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic.

So, how many of you are going to lick your Switch cartridges as soon as you get them?


Disgaea 5 Complete will be a Switch launch title in Japan, and Nippon Ichi Software has released a launch trailer to coincide. The game will release May 23 in North America and May 26th in Europe. Watch the trailer below:

Earlier today, Dragon Quest Heroes I-II’s live stream was held on YouTube and Niconico. Take a look at the recording below for gameplay.

alistdaily published a new interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. There aren’t any earth-shattering comments, but we did pick out a few excerpts. Reggie specifically talked about Switch, including learning from past mistakes, the system’s potential for broad appeal, taking some inspiration from working on mobile games, and keeping up with demand.

These excerpts are posted below. You can find the full interview here.

A new episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live featuring 1-2-Switch. This time around, Kit and Krysta are joined by a few guests to play the game. Watch the full episode below.

A Puyo Puyo Tetris has appeared on the game’s new website, focusing on versus play. Take a look at the clip below.

During a panel at GDC today, Nintendo showed off a 2D prototype used to test ideas for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Someone has since put up a clip on YouTube showing the tool in action. Check it out below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild went through an interesting trial and error process to say the least. During a panel at GDC today, some of the game’s developers revealed some of the early ideas thrown around.

For one thing, Nintendo was toying around with “Hyrule Wars” and an idea in which aliens are seemingly invading. We also get a look at some… interesting designs for Link.

Nintendo tweeted out the images from the GDC panel:

Update: Nintendo just added the following on Twitter:

Original: Some of the team members behind Zelda: Breath of the Wild revealed an incredibly interesting tidbit of information about the game during a talk at GDC today. Amazingly, a 2D prototype was made so that some of the ideas could be tested. We have a couple of photos in this post.

Nintendo’s GDC session for Breath of the Wild is still ongoing. We have a live blog of sorts here.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s GDC 2017 panel is now underway. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta are participating in the talk.

Those who are in attendance – including Nintendo itself – are tweeting out tidbits and photos from the event. We’ll round it all up below over the next hour or so.