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Nintendo’s latest maintenance schedule for the week of June 4, 2023 is in, and as far as what’s been announced, there’s actually nothing for Switch. Instead, it’s the Wii U and 3DS that’ll be impacted a bit.

The full Nintendo maintenance schedule for the week of June 4, 2023 is as follows:

It’s another nail in the coffin for Wii U today with Nintendo announcing that the company is ending repairs soon in Japan.

In a notice posted to the official website, it’s stated that it will no longer be taking requests for repairs. This applies to the main console as well as accessories. Components needed for repairs have run out, so the ability to fix Wii U-related devices is becoming difficult. Nintendo hasn’t actually posted an official end date – it’s merely based on when the stock of spare parts has run out.

A little bit of maintenance has been added to Nintendo’s maintenance schedule for the week of April 16, 2023. Later tonight, the company’s platforms will be impacted when it comes to online play.

Nintendo’s full maintenance schedule for the week of April 16, 2023 is as follows:

zelda breath of the wild sound effects

Sound effects are an important aspect of game development, but it took on an especially big priority in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There’s a greater emphasis on exploration and nature, so it isn’t always filled with bombastic music that the series is known for.

In a piece published on Nintendo’s recruitment site, developer Takuro Yasuda provided some insight into the creation of sound effects in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Interestingly, it was shared that he used his own voice for the Yiga Clan. Yasuda also touched on how he came up with the idea of different sounds being played for Link’s bag depending on which foot the character was stepping on.

Our full translation of the piece regarding sound effects in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is as follows: 

This past week’s Nintendo Direct wasn’t focused on games, but it did give us a detailed look at the one thing we all wanted to see – Mario’s Boots (oh, and a new Super Mario Movie trailer). In this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh, your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis and Luiz will also talk about the most interesting games shown off during various virtual events this week, including Level 5’s MASSIVE slate of releases (Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, DecaPolice and more!). Stick around for some conversation about Wii U’s that are mysteriously breaking, the new RoboCop game, and more!

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Zelda Ocarina of Time Mario Kart 8 fan track

A new fan-made Mario Kart 8 track is turning heads because of how well it adapts the world of Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time into a raceway. It’s based on Nintendo’s 3DS remake of the N64 classic rather than the 1998 original.

RiazorMC shared the creation on YouTube, which features different Hyrule sections for each of its laps. In the first section, you start off in Kokiri Forest before moving to Hyrule Field and Gerudo’s Fortress. The second lap is the journey to Lake Hylia. Finally, in the third lap, there’s a quick stop in Kakariko Village and then ultimately Death Mountain. Fans seem to agree that the course could be better at directing you where to go, but otherwise is impressive.

Wii U breaking nonuse

Some reports are making the rounds regarding an issue with Wii U consoles in which they could be corrupted due to nonuse.

Lingering memory system errors seem to be the culprit here with the error code 160-0103 appearing on screen. One person going by the name “Cireza” says that their system is no longer working despite having it in a box for many years. Nothing was done to the console, and it isn’t modded in any way.

Nintendo’s upcoming maintenance schedule has been updated for the week of February 12, 2023. A few sessions are planned, but everything should wrap up in just a couple of days.

The current maintenance schedule is as follows:

Star Fox Armada

Did You Know Gaming has uncovered Star Fox Armada, something that was once pitched internally for Wii U by former Retro Studios artist Eric Kozlowsky.

Kozlowsky shared information about what was planned while speaking with the outlet. He pitched the project (via a 12-page document) within the studio in 2013, but leadership quickly passed on it.

Nintendo has added two periods of maintenance to its schedule. Wii U and 3DS will be impacted at the start of the week, with Switch following later for network services.

Here’s the maintenance schedule as things stand now:

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