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The main means of traveling via sailboat in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild requires using a Korok Leaf. As it turns out though, there’s anothe way to go about it.

While we don’t consider this to be particularly spoilish, we’ll be on the safe side here by posting the information and video after the break.

Switch stock is tough to come by in various parts of the world, including the UK. But as of this moment, the Nintendo UK store and Amazon UK are both taking “pre-orders”, with systems supposedly shipping at the end of March.

Speaking of Amazon, some customers are receiving refunds – up to £70 – for complaining about connectivity issues with the left Joy-Con. The retailer has initially offered replacement systems, followed by a £40 offer. After refusing that amount as it doesn’t cover the full cost of the Joy-Con, they were then raised to 25 percent, or around £70.

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Three teams from Smosh Games and Game Grumps participated in an event that had them racing across Los Angeles to play various Switch games including Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Arms, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to determine who can earn the most points and be crowned the “Switch rally Champion”.

The first episode from Nintendo is below. In it, the teams complete missions in Zelda: Breath of the Wild and stop by a ranch in Hollywood Hills to play a series of 1-2-Switch games such as Milk.


Over on the Japanese Splatoon Twitter page, a few new details are shared about what you can expect from Splatoon 2 Global Testfire.

Today’s update mainly centers around the stages. Along with The Reef, the new stage Musselforge Fitness will be playable. Each time a match begins in the Testfire version, the stage will be randomly chosen between the two.

Also, just like at the Switch demo events, the Testfire version allows playing a 4-on-4 Turf War battles with four types of weapons. This includes the new Splat Dualies, plus remixed versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger.



This week’s Famitsu scans are now available. Highlights include Dragon Quest XI, Fire Emblem Echoes, Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax, Cube Creator DX, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, and ads for Splatoon 2 Global Testfire plus Monster Hunter XX. All scans can be found below.

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

Switch – 61,998
PS4 – 28,902
New 3DS LL – 18,360
Vita – 8,398
PS4 Pro – 6,398
2DS – 4,094
New 3DS – 1,227
PS3 – 639
Wii U – 430
Xbox One – 117

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

Switch – 329,152
PS4 – 31,065
New 3DS LL – 18,433
Vita – 9,889
PS4 Pro – 6,742
2DS – 4,147
New 3DS – 1,268
PS3 – 615
Wii U – 565
Xbox One – 147

And here are the software charts:

Factor 5 co-founder Julian Eggebrecht appeared on the latest episode of German podcast Spieleveteranen. During the talk, Eggebrecht weighed in on Switch.

Regarding Switch’s technical performance, Eggebrecht said its between Wii U and Xbox One. However, he claims that developing is as easy or even easier than the PlayStation 4. Switch is further supported by having all modern GPU standards.

Factor 5 was thought to be dead at a few points, but they’re apparently alive and kicking again. The company even has the rights to Turrican, so perhaps that’s something that could appear on Switch in the future.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 composer Yasunori Mitsuda posted a blog update about the game’s music yesterday. It certainly seems like the RPG will have a ton of tunes to listen to.

There are five composers working on Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and it is Mitsuda who has to write all of the music scores. Given the amount of music involved, he might have to avoid doing part-time jobs in order to make it in time.

The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.

Nintendo is promoting the upcoming Splatoon 2 Global Testfire with a new Japanese commercial. We’ve included it below.