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Earlier today, all of Nintendo’s network services experienced a massive crash. The company’s digital stores were down, and players were unable to access online gameplay.

Several hours later, everything has been restored. You should be able to access the eShops as well as access other online functions.

Nintendo did not provide an explanation as to why it’s network services were severely impacted. 

In a recent issue of Famitsu, PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya bonded with game director and scenario writer, Taro Yoko, over their mutual unwillingness to compromise on their creative visions. This prompted Yoko to bring up the topic of The Wonderful 101, as he had heard that the art direction for the game was quite different in the very beginning of development.

Kamiya explained the situation in our translation below:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta take on a challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to see which is faster – running or riding a horse. Check out the full episode below.

Nintendo has updated its upcoming maintenance schedule. There’s actually nothing planned for this week (at least so far), but there’s a bunch of stuff happening the week after.

Here’s the full schedule as things stand now:

Yacht Club Games has detailed a big 4.1 update planned for Shovel Knight. It will affect the various campaigns in addition to Shovel Knight Showdown.

Note that version 4.1 isn’t actually live yet on Nintendo platforms, but should be in the near future. For now, you can read up on all of the patch notes below.

The Wii U sees another title join its library today from Ultra Dolphin Revolution. Per a PR email received by GoNintendo, we have the details about the title below:

Ultra Dolphin Revolution has released “Space Hunted: The Lost Levels” for the Wii U via the Nintendo eShop.We still love You!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Ultra Dolphin Revolution!

To celebrate, we’re giving a console that deserved more love with Space Hunted: The Lost Levels, which is available now in North America, Europe, and Australia for the price of $3.99/ € 3.59.

Ultra Dolphin Revolution is an independent game developer primarily focused on Nintendo consoles. We have developed “Shadow Archer” for Wii U and are currently working on “Real Men Use Items!” We’re a proud, independent developer that engages with Nintendo fans and the retro gaming community. Visit us at ultradolphinrevolution.com and our social media pages fb.com/ultradolphinrevolution and twitter.com/UltDolRev

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Nintendo has updated its latest maintenance schedule for the coming week. Switch has a few sessions lined up, including one for tonight.

Here’s the full schedule:

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute is now live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and see if they can complete 20 challenges in the game in 20 minutes. Check out the full episode below.

GameXplain has put together a new video comparing Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore on Switch to the Wii U release. Below, you can see how the two versions stack up against each other in terms of load times and visuals.

BBC has provided new data revealing the best-selling games of the past decade in the UK. Only physical sales were factored in here, so no digital downloads are included.

Here’s the full list:

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