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The Legend of Zelda series has experimented with many different visual styles over the years. Nintendo aimed for realism with Twilight Princess, but before that, Wind Waker offered a completely opposite feel with its cel-shaded look.

As part of an interview published in the newly-translated Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion book, art director Satoru Takizawa commented on the series’ ever-changing visual style. Takizawa had this to say on the topic:

Accompanying the release of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion in the west this week was a special “Hero’s Edition.” Get a closer look at the book in the video below.

Where Breath of the Wild sits specifically in the Zelda timeline is something that has been a big question since the game’s release last March. However, series producer Eiji Aonuma has indicated that Nintendo will never place it in the chronological timeline.

In the newly-translated Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion book, Aonuma explained that “people were enjoying imagining the story that emerged from the fragmental imagery we were providing.” If Nintendo were to say where Breath of the Wild sits in the timeline, “then there would be a definitive story, and it would eliminate the room for imagination, which wouldn’t be as fun.”

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

Switch

1. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! – Nintendo
2. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle – Warner Bros. Interactive
5. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
6. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. FIFA 19 – EA
10. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
3. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
6. Lego Marvel Avengers – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
8. Wii Party U – Nintendo
9. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
10. Star Fox Zero – Nintendo

3DS

1. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country Returns – Nintendo
7. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
8. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
9. Detective Pikachu – Nintendo
10. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo

Source: Chart-Track

When Wii U had its unveiling at E3 2011, you may recall that a number of third-party developers and publishers announced a number of games for the platform. One of these was Darksiders II. Although that announcement went off without a hitch, what we didn’t know is that there were originally plans to have it be playable on Wii U during the same expo.

David Adams, who now works at Gunfire Games, recalled in a recent episode of the Game Informer Show about how a small team scrambled to get a demo build running in time for E3. Unfortunately, Nintendo decided against showcasing the game in a playable form at the last minute.

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

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
4. Minecraft – Nintendo
5. Diablo III: Eternal Collection – Activision Blizzard
6. Lego Harry Potter Collection – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
8. Carnival Games – Take 2
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
3. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
4. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
5. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
6. Wii Party U – Nintendo
7. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
8. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
10. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track

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

Switch

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
3. Diablo III: Eternal Collection – Activision Blizzard
4. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
5. Lego Harry Potter Collection – Warner Bros. Interactive
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
9. FIFA 19 – EA
10. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
3. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
6. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
7. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
10. Wii Party U – Nintendo

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track

Thanks to Nintendo’s latest financial results, we’re able to get a look at the company’s latest million sellers. There aren’t any new entries, but there are still a couple of highlights.

Super Mario Odyssey is still the best-selling Switch game at 12.17 million. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 also still remains on the list having sold 1.53 million copies.

Here’s the full lineup:

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

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
4. Minecraft – Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
6. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
7. FIFA 19 – EA
8. Lego DC Super-Villains – Warner Bros. Interactive
9. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo
10. Paw Patrol: On a Roll! – Outright Games

Wii U

1. Just Dance 2019 – Ubisoft
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
4. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
5. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
7. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
8. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
9. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
10. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Nintendo

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track

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

Switch

1. Super Mario Party – Nintendo
2. Dark Souls Remastered – Bandai Namco Entertainment
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Ubisoft
5. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Lego DC Super-Villains – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy- Activision Blizzard
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. FIFA 19 – EA

Wii U

1. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
3. Mario Party 10 – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U – Nintendo
5. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – Nintendo
6. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
7. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
9. Wii Party U – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Nintendo

3DS

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

Source: Chart-Track