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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ was originally on track to be a launch title for Switch. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. Nicalis has confirmed that the game has been pushed back slightly “due to issues way beyond our control”. It’s still coming in March – just not March 3.

The new date for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ may very well be March 17. That’s what Amazon and Best Buy have at the moment.

Nicalis announced an extra bonus for The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ today. Buyers will receive a 20-page full-color instruction booklet with their purchase.


In an interview with Game Informer, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma had a chance to speak about non-Nintendo titles. He told the magazine that he didn’t play a ton of games in the past, but has changed that. Aonuma played the likes of Far Cry, The Witcher, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in research for Breath of the Wild, but passed on Grand Theft Auto due to it being a bit too violent for his tastes.

Aonuma told Game Informer:

“In the past I didn’t play many video games. But then I realized, this isn’t right, I have to. So nowadays, I actually play a lot of overseas titles.”

“While playing those games, I do find some ideas, but it’s not that it connects directly to Zelda to where I would take something and use it in Zelda, but it’s more of something I keep in the back of my head while developing the game.”

Physical copies of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ were already set to come with a reversible cover and sticker sheets. Now Nicalis is tossing in an extra bonus as well. When you pick up the game, you’ll also receive a 20-page full-color instruction booklet.

Nicalis shared the news on Twitter:


Update (2/20): This appears to have sold out now. Other two versions are still up with a 40 percent discount.

Original (2/19): The Deluxe Edition guide for Zelda: Breath of the Wild started out at a pretty hefty $80 on Amazon. However, the retailer has now reduced the price in a big way.

You can pick up a copy of the most complete guide for just $47.99. It’s a 40 percent discount, dropping from the original asking price of $80.

Nab the guide from Amazon here.

Nintendo of France is continuing its Q&A video interview series with Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Zelda franchise. For today’s question, he was asked if Link’s tunic will be present in Breath of the Wild.

Aonuma started out by talking about the clothing system and how you can change what Link is wearing whenever you like. Clothing can be obtained from chests, shops, and special events (latter is probably for story events or sidequests). He also points out how Link’s blue uniform is also worn by Princess Zelda. Aonuma then closed out by confirming that yes, Link’s well-known green tunic is in the game.

Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto kept quiet as to whether the tunic would be present when asked last June. Most fans likely had expected it to be present somehow though. Had it not been included at all, that would have been very surprising.

Thanks to LuigiBlood for the help with this post.


The Wall Street Journal reports that Amperex, otherwise known as ATL, is providing the battery for Switch. That’s the same company behind the replacement batteries that powered the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Switch has a non-removable battery, though Nintendo will replace it for a fee. Battery length is estimated to be 2.5 to 6.5 hours.

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The official Japanese website for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was updated today with profiles of some of the characters that appear in the game. Other than Link and Zelda and the generic Bokoblin and Guardian enemies, there are also profiles for three of the characters that were first seen in the latest trailer shown at the Switch reveal last month. We already got some info on them in Famitsu a couple of weeks ago and their profiles on the website don’t really reveal anything new, but we do get some nice high-resolution artwork of them, plus their official English names (or at the very least, the official romanization of their Japanese names). The Goron warrior is known as Daruk, the Rito archer is called Revali and the Zora girl is known as Mipha. Check out the artwork in the gallery below:


Nintendo has released footage of another 1-2-Switch minigame, Treasure Box. The game features two treasure boxes tied up in chains, and players must twist and turn their Joy-Con to unravel the chains. Watch the footage below:


It’s time for the latest Famitsu‘s most wanted games chart. New entries include Fire Emblem Echoes and The Great Ace Attorney 2.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between February 2 and February 8.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo has updated its Japanese website with the file sizes for a number of upcoming Switch games. Dragon Quest I-II seems to be the biggest of the bunch out of the initial lineup at 32 GB.

Here’s the listing of sizes we know about thus far:

– Dragon Quest Heroes I-II – 32 GB
– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 7 GB
– Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit – 5 GB
– Snipperclips – 1.60 GB
– I Am Setsuna – 1.40 GB
– Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09 GB

Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s size was reported awhile back. That one requires 13.4 GB of space.



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