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Nintendo has uploaded the latest video in its “unexpected places” series of commercials for the Switch, featuring footage from several different regions. You can check it out below.

The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has just posted a new image that shows a couple of giant Eggman robots from the Project Sonic 2017 debut trailer that we all watched back in July.

This means that we’ll be able to learn more things about this Sonic project at SXSW Gaming, which will take place 2 days from now in Austin, Texas.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

GameSpot has published two new off-screen videos showing the revamped Battle mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which will come to Switch on April 28.

Check out the Coin Runners and Shine Thief variants of the new Battle mode:

Much has been made of Rime’s price on Switch. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay $10 / £10 extra for the game on Nintendo’s console in comparison to other versions of the game.

So what’s going on here? Well, Eurogamer reports that it comes down to how “the cost of manufacturing a Nintendo Switch game is higher than the cost of making a PS4, PC or Xbox One game, because the cartridges the Switch uses cost more to make than Blu-ray discs.”

If you’re looking for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition, you may want to visit GameStop’s website. It’s in stock at the retailer right now. To place a pre-order, head on over here.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a must-have game on Switch. If there’s one thing to criticize though, it’d be the game’s technical performance. Specifically, Breath of the Wild sometimes experiences frame rate drops. Some players have even experienced the screen freezing for a second or two.

Zelda isn’t actually the only game with frame rate issues. FAST RMX and I Am Setsuna both have problems with resolution drops and frame rate fluctuations respectively. However, an anonymous third-party developer has told Nintendo Life that the situation is resulting from a known issue with Switch’s Wi-Fi connection which places additional load on the processor.

One of the site’s readers, JunkRabbit, also provides the following explanation:

Nintendo is readying a special video event that will give fans insight into the creation of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Tomorrow, a three-part series will debut for the game. It’ll air at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 1 PM in the UK / 2 PM in Europe.

Nintendo just tweeted out the news:


LEGO Worlds was released on other platforms last week, but the Switch version doesn’t have a concrete release date yet. The reason for that might be the fact that development on the Switch version only started very recently. Here’s what Chris Rose, the associate producer of the game, had to say about the Switch version:

“We decided to make this version on January. We were looking at the development of LEGO City Undercover, so we asked the team ‘How are you going with that?’ and the answer was truly positive, testers were very happy with it. Then, we said: ‘Ok, let’s try it [bringing LEGO Worlds to Switch]’, we started to do programming things and testing some optimizations for the graphics engine. This started like three weeks ago, on February. We think that having a portable version of the game is something really interesting, so we went for that.”

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:


1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
3. Super Bomberman R – Konami
4. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
5. Skylanders Imaginators – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
7. Just Dance 2017 – Ubisoft
8. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
10. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo


1. Pokemon Sun – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Moon – Nintendo
3. Mario Sports Superstars – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
5. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
9. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Nintendo
10. Mario Party: Star Rush – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

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