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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:


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

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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


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

Source: Chart-Track

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.

Nintendo finally delivered the new The Champions’ Ballad DLC for Zelda: Breath of the Wild tonight. Check out the video below for a lengthy look.

Nintendo has put out an announcement recapping all of its news from The Game Awards 2017. This includes the awards won, plus news about Bayonetta and Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Here’s the full press release:

Nintendo has posted an official overview of the new DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Along with a breakdown of the new content, we also have a few screenshots and art. Find the full roundup below.

Update: The full update notes for version 1.4.0 are as follows:

– Added support for DLC Pack 2, “The Champions’ Ballad.” Players who have pre-purchased this content can play it by updating the DLC and software.
– Made various fixes to improve gameplay.

Original: As was promised during The Game Awards, The Champions’ Ballad DLC is out now for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Before you can play it, you’ll need to download an update. Version 1.4.0 is out now.

Nintendo has yet to make the full patch notes available for tonight’s update. If we hear about anything else outside of The Champions’ Ballad, we’ll let you know.

The new DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches tonight, Nintendo has announced. The Big N just dropped the news at The Game Awards.

Here’s a trailer for The Champions’ Ballad: