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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been updated once again, but only on Wii U. The console’s latest version is 1.4.1.

Nintendo’s patch notes make mention of only one thing: “Various fixes to improve gameplay”. Nothing else has been added or changed beyond this. And again, as far as we know, the update is not available on Switch.

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Nintendo has published the latest parts of its interview with Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hideomaro Fujibayashi and series producer Eiji Aonuma. Once again, the discussion focuses mostly on The Champions’ Ballad DLC. The two talked about how they went about approaching new story content this time around, dungeon design, the new outfits, and more.

You can read the discussion in full below. Nintendo warns of spoilers, but there’s not really anything that’s discussed in terms of the story scenes or sequences specifically. Still, keep that warning in mind before proceeding.

The new Friends to the End expansion for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was introduced yesterday. Have a look at some footage below.

The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

Switch  -164,908
PS4 Pro – 45,163
PS4 – 40,524
New 2DS LL – 27,074
New 3DS LL – 15,059
Vita – 8,483
2DS – 3,192
Xbox One – 406
New 3DS – 248
Xbox One X – 75
Wii U – 70
PS3 – 48

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

Switch – 124,770
PS4 – 25,163
New 2DS LL – 20,712
New 3DS LL – 12,431
PS4 Pro – 8,244
Vita – 6,127
2DS – 2,747
New 3DS – 348
Xbox One – 295
Xbox One X – 213
PS3 – 48
Wii U – 45

And here are the software charts:

You can pick up the new Friends to the End expansion for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Well, if you’re playing on Switch that is. The Wii U version seems to be experiencing a small delay.

WayForward says that Friends to the End for Wii U is now arriving on December 21 in North America. We’re unsure about Europe, but it’s possible that the DLC will still be launching today.


Thanks to HerosShade for the tip.

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Update (12/13): This is up on Amazon again with the 20% Prime discount. It had sold out last night.


Original (12/12): Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the new Shovel Knight amiibo 3-pack. You can reserve it here. If you happen to be a Prime member, you can save 20% as well.

This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:

Switch

1. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
4. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft
5. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
6. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
7. Sonic Forces – SEGA
8. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Nintendo
9. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
10. FIFA 18 – EA

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
4. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
6. Splatoon – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. Wii Party U – Nintendo
9. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
10. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo

3DS

1. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
4. Miitopia – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
6. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
7. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
9. Mario Party: Island Tour- Nintendo
10. Layton’s Mystery Journey – Nintendo

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Earlier in the year, Nintendo revealed that the hookshot was scrapped from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The hookshot has previously appeared in a number of Zelda games, but didn’t make it in for the Switch and Wii U title.

Nintendo spoke more about the hookshot in Zelda: Breath of the Wild and why it wasn’t a fit as part of a new interview with IGN. Series producer Eiji Aonuma started out with the following:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a special treat for those who clear the game’s new DLC. After completing The Champions’ Ballad, players will be rewarded with the Master Cycle Zero. Yes, Link can ride through Hyrule on a motorcycle.

At The Game Awards on Thursday night, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi spoke more about the DLC. The two developers explained how the Master Cycle Zero came to be, and also discussed the new horse gear.

My Nintendo has updated with a couple of rewards – one for North America, and another for Europe.

Stateside, Nintendo has released a Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Cycle Zero wallpaper. It costs 50 Platinum Points.

Over in Europe, you can nab a Zelda: Breath of the Wild – “A New Adventure” 3DS theme. This one costs 20 Gold Points.

You can redeem these rewards here.

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