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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

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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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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. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo
10. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo
5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
6. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
8. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
9. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – Nintendo
10. Hello Kitty: Kruisers – Bergsala Lightweight

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track

Last year, Nintendo held a concert for The Legend of Zelda in Japan. The company has now posted a video showcasing highlights from the Breath of the Wild segment. Check it out below.

Nintendo shared some never-before-seen concept artwork for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Twitter today. You can see the three pieces of artwork in the header image above and in the gallery below:

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

Switch

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
4. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
6. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
7. Minecraft – Nintendo
8. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
9. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
10. FIFA 19 – EA

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
4. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
6. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
7. Guitar Hero Live – Activision Blizzard
8. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo
9. Wii Party U – Nintendo
10. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Sega

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
7. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey – Nintendo
8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
9. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

A few months ago, Yacht Club Games dated a bunch of new Shovel Knight products for April 9. The physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight Showdown, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack were all planned for that day. Unfortunately, this will no longer be happening.

Yacht Club said today that everything has been delayed “one last time.” All items previously scheduled for April 9 will be pushed back “several months – at most”.

Here’s the full update from Yacht Club Games:

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

Switch

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

Wii U

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
4. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
6. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Nintendo
7. Legend of Kay: Anniversary – THQ Nordic
8. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
9. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
10. Lego City Undercover – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
3. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
5. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
7. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey – Nintendo
8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
10. Etrian Odyssey Nexus – Atlus

Source: Chart-Track