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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

As part of this month’s NPD report for the United States, we have some interesting information about the performance of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The game again charted in the top ten having placed at #6. What’s more interesting is that the game has ranked among the top seven best-sellers on Switch for 42 consecutive months. Amazingly, it is as the 10th best-selling game on Nintendo platforms in US tracked history.

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The Zelda series is known for many different aspects, but its emphasis on music is right up there. We’ve seen a number of interesting details emerge from the series’ various entries such as how the main theme for Skyward Sword is Zelda’s Lullaby when played backwards.

On the topic of Zelda’s Lullaby, that comes into play once again for Breath of the Wild. It turns out that the game’s Guardian Battle them is an inversion of that classic song.

As Reddit user aVeryLittleStoat explains:

The popularity of Zelda: Breath of the Wild really hasn’t waned since launching over three years ago. That’s especially true within the modding community, which has come out with a rather interesting project.

Modder named Waikuteru has completely recreated Luigi Circuit from Mario Kart Wii. It’s not just as simple as bringing in the track though, as it exists inside its own mini-game. Players ride the Master Cycle Zero and avoid obstacles as they head towards the finish line.

Here’s a look:

Back in 2017, Nintendo held a CEDEC session that delved into the development of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Although that took place a few years ago, some of the images shared during the presentation are making the rounds today.

What fans may not know is that during the presentation – which was not open the public – Nintendo offered a look at early footage from the game. It unfortunately seems that we won’t be able to see that footage, though we at least have a few off-screen screenshots.

Amazon has discounted a few Nintendo-published games for Switch. The digital versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Kirby Star Allies, and Octopath Traveler are all down to $39.99. Normally, they’re $59.99 a piece.

All of these games can be found on Amazon here. It’s unclear how long the sale will go on for, but it’s possible that it could be through the end of the week.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta take on a challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to see which is faster – running or riding a horse. Check out the full episode below.

Continuing on with its “Switch My Way” commercial series, Nintendo issued a new advert for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check it out below.

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute is now live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and see if they can complete 20 challenges in the game in 20 minutes. Check out the full episode below.

Alexey Pajitnov created one of the most important and influential games of all times in Tetris. The classic title has been released on plenty of different platforms over the past few decades in different forms and is a big reason why the Game Boy was as successful as it was.

Tetris 99 was Nintendo’s take on the battle royal genre, and might be the most interesting version of Tetris yet. What does Pajitnov think of the Switch release? He’s actually appreciative of what was done with Tetris 99, telling USgamer that it “is absolutely a great title.”

He mentioned to the site:

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking some recipes in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Check out the full episode below.