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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

ON THIS EPISODE: Laura and Jack discuss the pros and cons of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Austin and Jack briefly muse on Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Laura talks about her second-holiday in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

PLUS: Listener mail about the run button in Mario and whether games can train you to perform new skills.

AND: An intense, hour-long discussion about what games should be named “3DS game of the year” and “Wii U game of the year“.

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ON THIS EPISODE: We finally have our first impressions of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from Jack, Laura talks about the latest expansion pack for The Sims, and Austin goes into detail about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and more!

PLUS: Listener mail about the differences between Metroid and Mega Man, talk about the Wii U Gamepad’s battery life, and what a Wii U successor might look like.

AND: We go over our Wii U games of the year! Sort of…

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Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sat very well with critics. The two are among the highest-rated titles of 2013.

While speaking with MCV, Nintendo UK marketing boss Shelly Pearce commented on the critical reception of both titles. Pearce said:

“The latest adventures in two of our most loved franchises, Mario and The Legend of Zelda, have achieved 10/10 review scores in mainstream and specialist media and have been credited as ‘must-have titles’ as well as reasons to purchase hardware. We look forward to hearing more from the fans.”

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Club Nintendo’s Zelda: A Link Between Worlds poster set has sold out in just a matter of days. The reward was added to Nintendo’s rewards site late last week, but all stock has already been snatched up. It’s unclear if the poster set will be restocked in the future.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is out now in North America and Europe. To celebrate, series producer Eiji Aonuma took to Miiverse and shared a message with fans.

Aonuma started out by officially confirming that A Link Between Worlds’ Miiverse community will go live once the 3DS system update launches next month. He also spoke about one of the title’s mini-games and Hint Ghosts.

For Aonuma’s full message, read on below.

Image 1: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mario and Zelda fans wait in a line at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013, to be among the first in the U.S. to purchase the Super Mario 3D World video game for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Image 2: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Dani G., from New York, NY and Grace H., from New York, NY, are one the first consumers to purchase Super Mario 3D World for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Gold and Black Nintendo 3DS XL bundle at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013. The games and system are available to purchase on Nov. 22, 2013.