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Yesterday we heard that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the 10th best-selling game on Nintendo platforms in US tracked history. What makes up the rest of the list then? Fortunately, the NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella was kind enough to provide the data.

The full lineup is as follows:

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Through a partnership with Kadokawa Games, NIS America was able to bring Rodea the Sky Soldier to the west. Now, however, your opportunity to buy the game digitally is about to be over. NIS America has announced that Rodea the Sky Soldier will be removed from the North American and European Wii U / 3DS eShops on September 30.

Rodea the Sky Soldier will still live on through its physical release. Prices for the Wii U and 3DS versions are relatively cheap right now.


To celebrate today’s release on Shakedown: Hawaii on Wii U, Vblank has shared a new trailer. Have a look at the video below.

When we recently posted about The Art of Shantae, the book’s cover wasn’t available. That has since changed following an update on Amazon. You can check it out above.

Pre-orders for The Art of Shantae are up on Amazon here. There’s currently a $5 discount on reservations. We’ll also mention that pre-orders have since opened on Amazon ($10.57 discount) and Amazon UK (no discount).

The Art of Shantae is tentatively planned for release on December 1.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

The Zelda series is known for many different aspects, but its emphasis on music is right up there. We’ve seen a number of interesting details emerge from the series’ various entries such as how the main theme for Skyward Sword is Zelda’s Lullaby when played backwards.

On the topic of Zelda’s Lullaby, that comes into play once again for Breath of the Wild. It turns out that the game’s Guardian Battle them is an inversion of that classic song.

As Reddit user aVeryLittleStoat explains:

The popularity of Zelda: Breath of the Wild really hasn’t waned since launching over three years ago. That’s especially true within the modding community, which has come out with a rather interesting project.

Modder named Waikuteru has completely recreated Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart Wii. It’s not just as simple as bringing in the track though, as it exists inside its own mini-game. Players ride the Master Cycle Zero and avoid obstacles as they head towards the finish line.

Here’s a look:

When The Art of Shantae was announced in 2017, it was on track for a 2018 release. That ultimately didn’t happen, and the book essentially fell of the radar. After a few years, it has finally resurfaced with a possible 2020 arrival.

A listing for The Art of Shantae has popped up on Amazon, which shows a December 1, 2020 release date. It also contains the following description of the 224-page book:

Back in 2017, Nintendo held a CEDEC session that delved into the development of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although that took place a few years ago, some of the images shared during the presentation are making the rounds today.

What fans may not know is that during the presentation – which was not open the public – Nintendo offered a look at early footage from the game. It unfortunately seems that we won’t be able to see that footage, though we at least have a few off-screen screenshots.

Many gamers have migrated to newer devices since Nintendo moved on from the Wii U. Despite that, YouTube had still be supporting the console’s browser – until today that is.

We’re hearing reports that accessing YouTube through the Wii U browser no longer works in any capacity. This follows a notice towards the end of February indicating that support for the device would be ending soon.

Users have reported issues with using YouTube through the Wii U browser in the past, though they were eventually fixed. This time around, things are a bit different. The official notice regarding the end of support from earlier in 2020 suggests that accessing YouTube won’t work from here on out.



Shakedown: Hawaii is currently available on Switch and 3DS. Vblank Entertainment isn’t stopping its support for Nintendo systems there, however, as the studio has revealed it’s bringing the game to Wii and Wii U as well.

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