Shovel Knight: King of Cards Gamescom 2019 footage
Shovel Knight: King of Cards is currently playable at Gamescom 2019, though only for the media. In any case, you can view the latest footage as captured at the event by GameXplain below.
Top five best-selling Zelda-related games of all time in the US
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NPD has revealed the top five best-selling Zelda property games in the United States of all time. Breath of the Wild leads the way, but a surprising entrant makes the list: Link’s Crossbow Training.
Below are the full results:
[Interview] Yacht Club Games on Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Showdown, “Dumb Ideas” doc, future, more
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It’s tough to believe, but Shovel Knight’s journey is almost at its end. After the original game’s debut way back in 2014, Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown will finally be wrapping things up later this year. While we’ll have to wait a bit longer than expected since a delay was announced a couple of months ago, the last bit of Shovel Knight content should be wrapped up very soon.
We recently spoke with Yacht Club Games pixel artist and animator Sandy Gordon about Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Showdown, along with a bunch of other things. Gordon commented on how the two titles have changed since we’ve first heard about them, what to expect from Showdown’s story mode, and more. Other topics include a special “Dumb Ideas” document Yacht Club Games has, Switch sales, what lies ahead for the future, and we even tried to ask about Shovel Knight’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – with limited success.
Amazon ending support for the Prime Video app on Wii U in September
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Another video service is biting the dust on Wii U. In an email sent to customers today, users are informed that support is ending on September 26. As a bit of compensation, Amazon is handing out $25 credit towards a Fire TV device.
Here’s the full message from Amazon:
Top ten best-selling superhero games of all-time in the U.S.
NPD’s Mat Piscatella has provided a listing of the top ten best-selling superhero games of all times in the United States.
As far as titles on Nintendo platforms go, LEGO Batman is towards the top. Other releases such as the Spider-Man movie games also appear.
Below are the full results:
Fans think they’ve spotted the equivalent of Outset Island in Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a bunch of references to past games in the series. Some are more subtle than others, but fans think they’ve found a possible new one.
Over in Lurelin Village, players have started to notice that the layout is similar to Outset Island from The Wind Waker. You’ve got the big ladder with a watchtower similar to Aryll’s Lookout, buildings in similar locations, and more.
Here’s a closer look:
UK software sales (week ending June 29, 2019) – Switch/Wii U/3DS charts
Video: Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch gives a look at what’s hiding underwater
If there’s one area where Zelda: Breath of the Wild is lacking, you could point to underwater exploration. Simply put, this is essentially impossible in the game. Although Link can swim, he can’t dive or do much else in water.
Despite the fact that players don’t even see much of the world below the surface, it seems that the developers paid extra attention to an area that isn’t normally visible. A glitch, which starts when the scope is activated and then cancelled, allows for a view of what lies underwater.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma on team diversity, thoughts on a Zelda movie / TV show
IGN has published its full interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. While much of the discussion has been covered previously, we now have a couple of other interesting excerpts. Aonuma was asked about what he looks for in staffers for the Zelda team and touched on diversity, before later sharing some thoughts on a Zelda movie / TV show.
Below are those new excerpts:
Wii U update out now (version 5.5.4)
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Out of nowhere, Nintendo has released a new update for Wii U. Version 5.5.4 is now live for all system owners worldwide.
Nintendo has yet to publish any notes about today’s firmware upgrade. That being said, it likely falls in line with previous versions. That means the following: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.
Prior to today, Wii U’s last update was in September 2018. The system hasn’t received any notable feature additions since 2014.