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Nintendo revealed ten minutes of gameplay for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom last week, and while some fans were blown away by it, others were left a bit underwhelmed. In this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh, your hosts Nick, Nicolas and Tom will break down some of the major gameplay reveals and talk about what they still want to see before the game’s launch. Stick around for a conversation about the recent cancellation of E3, a new Dragon Quest game launching this fall, and more!

Our podcast is available on most major streaming platforms, including SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music and Audible, or you can check out the video version on YouTube.

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Fire Emblem Engage has proven to be one of the more mechanically interesting games in the long-running strategy franchise. If you are new to the title – or the entire series – this beginner’s guide will help you better understand how some of the most important mechanics work. This guide is currently up-to-date with the Wave 3 updates, including the Well mechanic, which was added free to the game post-launch. Below we have included timestamps for the major mechanics covered in our video.

Shigeru Miyamoto violent games

Speaking with Variety, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto clarified that he’s not against shooters and violent video games.

Some have had the perception that the Mario creator is opposed to violence in these types of experiences. That’s not the case, but Miyamoto feels it’s his “mission to find other ways to make an interesting and fun game.” When it comes to Mario, he’s “a character that never hurts other people”.

Miyamoto’s full words:

Mario mobile

After previous resistance when it came to putting content on mobile, several years ago, Nintendo started to branch out and toy around with different apps you can experience on a smart device. Mario even got in on the action with Super Mario Run, which is available on iOS and Android. However, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has indicated that mobile won’t be Mario’s home in the future.

Miyamoto told Variety in an interview: “Mobile apps will not be the primary path of future Mario games.”

Xenoblade 3 Definitive Edition soundtracks

Procyon Studio has announced extensive plans for the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtracks, with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition now confirmed to be seeing official releases.

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Original Soundtrack is due out on August 2, 2023. It contains over 140 tracks, clocking in at roughly nine hours.

Pokemon Stadium Switch Online

Pokemon Stadium is coming to Nintendo Switch Online next week, Nintendo just announced. It will be available on April 12, 2023 via the Expansion Pack tier.

Pokemon Stadium originally launched in 2000 for the N64. The battle arena title contains every Pokemon from Pokemon Red / Blue / Yellow.

Here’s some additional information:

System: Switch
Release date: March 24, 2023
Developer: Gust
Publisher: Koei Tecmo

There’s no denying the staying power that the Atelier series has had since the 90s with its charismatic loveable characters and heartwarming stories and worlds. In 2019, however, the debut of Atelier Ryza brought a whole new wave of popularity and love for both the franchise and Ryza, and since then Koei Tecmo and Gust have capitalized on the success of the million seller with two new sequels that have seen just as much love and success. Now in 2023, Atelier Ryza becomes a trilogy with Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key with the biggest adventure yet, and it’s a grand spectacle that builds and refines on the formula once more for a seamless experience in feeling like an alchemist. Unfortunately, each time the game has been built on its successes and ambitions, it becomes a heavier load for the Switch to handle, and this time around the game is just too much of a technical powerhouse that Atelier – despite a perpetual bright future – seems like it may not be at home anymore on the hybrid system.

Nintendo DeNA joint venture

Original (11/8): Nintendo and DeNA are teaming up on a joint venture company titled Nintendo Systems, it’s been announced. This is expected to go into effect on April 3, 2023.

The two sides have been collaborating since 2015. DeNA had been working with Nintendo on some of its earliest mobile efforts, and also provided support when it comes to Nintendo Accounts.

With the new joint venture company, it was mentioned that the goal is “to strengthen the digitalization of Nintendo’s business” and it “will research and develop, as well as create value-added services to further reinforce Nintendo’s relationship with consumers.”

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Splatoon 3 Splatfest 5 results Nessie Aliens Bigfoot

Splatoon 3 held its fifth Splatfest this week, and the results are now in for the Nessie vs. Aliens vs. Bigfoot battle. Players were asked to side with the creature they believe is real.

We were given a look at how things were going at halftime yesterday. It was pretty close, but Team Nessie held the lead with 34.92 percent. Team Aliens followed with 32.64 percent, and Team Bigfoot was just behind that with 32.44 percent.

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Zelda Tears Kingdom Kirby Forgotten Land

With Kirby and the Forgotten Land marking the series’ first true attempt at 3D gameplay, some have compared it to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the sense that it took a new direction for the franchise. Kirby director Shinya Kumazaki has now shared his thoughts on this.

Speaking with IGN, Kumazaki stated:

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