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Limited Run Games is now taking pre-orders for two new products. The physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U is up here while Bomb Chicken is here.

Axiom Verge comes with a few extra goodies. Aside from the game, you’ll receive a double-sided poster, “The Art of Axiom Verge” art booklet, an exclusive “Making Of” documentary Blu-ray, and an original soundtrack on physical CD.

Yacht Club Games brought along an updated build of Shovel Knight: King of Cards to PAX East 2019. View some footage recorded at the event below.

Nintendo’s maintenance schedule for the coming week has once again been updated. Thus far, only two sessions are planned – one for Switch, and another for Nintendo Network ID.

The current schedule is as follows:

After a lengthy wait, Axiom Verge will finally be receiving its physical version on Wii U, courtesy of Limited Run Games. However, it’s not without some controversy. Limited Run Games and BadLand have been involved in a legal battle. Lawsuits are taking place.

Based on the information that has surfaced since last week, BadLand has now issued a statement of its own. We have it in full below.

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

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
3. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
8. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
9. Minecraft – Nintendo
10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
4. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
5. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
6. Skylanders Giants – Activision Blizzard
7. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo
8. Wii Sports Club – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
10. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Warner Bros. Interactive

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
4. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
9. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

Limited Run Games isn’t the only company seeking compensation from BadLand stemming from the physical release of Axiom Verge for Wii U. Creator Thomas Happ and producer Dan Adelman have also come forward to confirm that they’re also involved in a legal battle.

Adelman wrote in a Twitter thread today:

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Limited Run Games announced today that the physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U will be available to pre-order on its website at the end of this month. It came as a bit of a surprise, given that BadLand Games had first made the release known two years ago and it’s been relatively quiet since.

GamesIndustry now has some insight into the situation, and as it turns out, things became very complicated with a bit of a legal battle between Limited Run and BadLand. Here’s a summary of what happened:

It was just over two years ago that a physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U was revealed. Oddly, it never materialized. 

Despite Badland having announced the original Wii U retail release, it looks like Limited Run Games has taken things over. The company says that this came about following “several years of struggle (and an ongoing legal battle over a huge amount of lost money at the hands of BadLand Publishing)”. The game will be available to order starting March 29 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

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

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
5. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. Diablo III: Eternal Collection – Activision Blizzard
10. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
3. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – SEGA
4. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo
5. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
6. Skylanders Giants – Activision Blizzard
7. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
8. Wii Sports Club – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
10. Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

1. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
4. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
7. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – Nintendo
8. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
10. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

Have you ever wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild without the cel-shading look? While that isn’t possible under normal circumstances, one modder has made it possible.

YouTuber Arkh Longstride has modded Breath of the Wild on PC with graphical tweaks and optimizations that spiff up the performance. As part of this, the cel-shading is turned off. Reflections and smoke are also improved in this version, while also increasing the action to 60 frames per second.

Here’s a look:

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