Tingle creator says the character appeared often in Zelda: The Wind Waker since he helped plan the game
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Tingle was first introduced to the Zelda series with Majora’s Mask, but the character had an even bigger role in The Wind Waker. Players encounter him fairly regularly during the adventure, and the Tingle Tuner was a notable part of the original release on GameCube. If that wasn’t enough, there was the Tingle Island as well.
Takaya Imamura had a lengthy and memorable career at Nintendo having come up with various characters like Captain Falcon, Fox McCloud, and yes, even Tingle. Imamura also worked on The Wind Waker during its early stages of development, and it seems that his involvement led to Tingle being more of a prominent character in the game.
Mario Kart 8 now the best-selling racing game in U.S. history
Mario Kart 8 has reached a major milestone in the United States. According to the latest data from the NPD, it’s now the best-selling racing genre video game in U.S. history. NPD doesn’t indicate whether that information only includes the Switch version, but we’d assume the original Wii U title is lumped in as well.
It’s worth noting that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the sixth best-selling game in the U.S. last month. Despite being a few years old, it still manages to place high on the charts regularly.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans come together to create large-scale DLC mod
Despite being four years old, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still very much alive and well. That’s especially so within the fan community. Just this past week, there’s been attention surrounding a major mod that adds even more content to the game.
Over 50 fans came together to create the mod (led by CEObrainz), which is known as “Second Wind”. It contains new quests, weapons, NPCs, and enemies as well as additional features like an original crafting mechanic.
Here’s the mod description relayed by YouTuber Waikuteru:
Zelda: Breath of the Wild becomes first-person game with new glitch
Fans have previously managed to turn The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild into a first-person game with mods. Thanks a new glitch though, that’s no longer necessary. Any player can technically change the perspective without mod use.
Twitter user A.xk originally discovered the glitch. It involves taking out the camera, holding an item in the menu, and cancelling the item hold.
Here’s a look at the glitch in action:
Wii U update out now (version 5.5.5)
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 comments
Wii U isn’t receiving much attention these days given that it’s Nintendo’s last-gen console, but the system just received another system update. That’s right – there’s a new firmware upgrade for the system in all regions. The console is now at version 5.5.5.
According to Nintendo, today’s update is all about system stability and usability – similar to many of the Wii U’s other firmware updates in recent years. The official note states: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.”
Best-selling LEGO games of all time revealed
LEGO recently celebrated a major milestone. December was actually the 25th anniversary of the release of LEGO Group’s first ever video game.
In light of the landmark occasion, we have a small bit of interesting data concerning the series as a whole. The top five best-selling LEGO games of all time have been revealed.
Here’s the full lineup:
Rumor: Super Mario 3D World files contain data for Toadette, including voice line for being selected
Most Mario games only have you playing as Mario himself, but Super Mario 3D World is a bit different. Other characters from the Mushroom Kingdom can be used and even have their own abilities and gimmicks.
Toad is fully playable in Super Mario 3D World, but Toadette is not. However, based on a bit of datamining, it seems that Nintendo at least toyed around with the idea.
Nintendo maintenance schedule – February 7, 2021
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, 3DS eShop, News, Switch eShop, Wii U, Wii U eShop | 0 comments
Nintendo has quite a bit of maintenance scheduled, though all upcoming sessions will be complete towards the start of next week. All of the Big N’s platforms will be impacted.
Here’s the full schedule:
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, combined with original Wii U game, now the best-selling entry in the series
Mario Kart 8 on Wii U combined with the enhanced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch are collectively the series’ best-selling entry ever. The game’s total sales now come in at 41.86 million units, surpassing the 37.38 total of Mario Kart Wii.
Mario Kart 8 originally moved 8.45 million on Wii U. The Deluxe version for Switch is currently at 33.41 million. It’s likely just a matter of time until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surpasses the Wii title on its own.
Here’s a look at the sales of every Mario Kart title:
Reggie points to Switch as his “lasting memory” at Nintendo, talks the need for a hit after Wii U’s poor performance
Earlier this week, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime participated in a joint interview with Jack Tretton and Robbie Bach, who were previously the leading executives for PlayStation and Xbox.
At one point, Reggie was asked about his defining achievement at Nintendo. He pointed to Switch, which has seen incredible success following the disappointment that was the Wii U.