Category: Nintendo News

Over the past year, rumors of new Switch models have been rampantly circulating. Each month brings new information, adding more believability to the rumors. And just yesterday, more headway was seemingly gained. Listings from Chinese gaming accessory maker HonSon were spotted for products designed for a “Nintendo Switch Mini”, including carrying cases and screen protectors. Nintendo Life has reached out to HonSon about the listed products, and a representative of the company issued a response. Apparently, the company has “secret”…

Wellness in the workplace has been a hot topic in the game industry as of late, with many people coming out against unfair or unhealthy working conditions within some the industry’s biggest developers and publishers. Just last week, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser justified the recent delay of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a way to maintain a “good work-life balance” for employees. Naturally, the topic of working conditions within Nintendo came up during a recent interview with Zelda…

Recently, Nintendo promoted some key staff members inconspicuously, including The Legend of Zelda series Producer Eiji Aonuma. He will maintain his role as Producer of the Zelda series, while also serving as a Deputy General Manager within the company. Besides Aonuma, Hisashi Nagomi, renowned for being the Producer of Splatoon, was also promoted to a Deputy General Manger. Further, Ayu Kyogoku, who is known for her involvement with the Animal Crossing series, is now a “Manger of Production Group No….

Last week was huge for the Zelda franchise. Cadence of Hyrule was finally released, fans received an extended look at Link’s Awakening for Switch, and the surprise announcement of a Breath of the Wild sequel set the internet on fire. The Legend of Zelda is perhaps bigger than ever, and the great minds behind the series no doubt have their work cur out for them. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently sat down with Game Informer to explain how his…

Rumors of two new Switch models have been floating around for a few months now, but despite Nintendo adhering to their public announcement that they wouldn’t show any new hardware at E3, a report this week from The Wall Street Journal gave some new details on the rumored Switch models. Notably, it’s stated in the report that manufacturing of the new Switch models was chosen to be moved to southeast Asia rather than China to avoid potential United States tariffs…

Everyone here already knows about and is speculating on the teaser trailer for the sequel to Breath of the Wild. In the first in what will probably be many videos on this game, Mases and I give our initial reactions to the trailer and speculate a bit on what we think the game will be like. Stay tuned for more Hyrule Compendium videos on this game, Link’s Awakening, and Cadence of Hyrule! As always let us know what you think…

For those who may be itching to get their hands on the newest installment in the Zelda franchise and can’t wait two more days, Nintendo has a gift to bridge the gap. Featuring a massive library of games, this sale offers up some great deals. Among these titles is Crypt of the NecroDancer, the game which inspired Cadence of Hyrule, with a whopping 80% discount. Previously costing 19.99 USD, the game now costs a mere $4.00 — without tax. For anyone…

Among the many trailers shown at E3, one of note to Zelda fans was the one revealing that Travis Touchdown is heading to the Nintendo Switch in 2020 with No More Heroes 3. The passing assassin from the No More Heroes video game series is looking pretty handy with his trademark beam katana, some new wrestling moves, and his usual dry wit and charismatic charm. Of course, Travis made a name for himself among Zelda fans a few months ago by…

The Nintendo E3 Direct has given fans a lot of surprises, including the new Link Amiibo and a dungeon maker in Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. Fans will also be pleased to know that the announcements for Link’s Awakening include a new Dreamer Edition bundle that comes with both the game and a “Dreamer Art Book.” This book will feature concept art from the Nintendo Switch version of the game, and if the concept art made for the original…

A new Link Amiibo will launch alongside Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch, as confirmed at the Nintendo E3 Direct presentation. The Link Amiibo’s function was detailed at the end of the Link’s Awakening segment of today’s Treehouse Live. When used in-game, it adds a Shadow Link plus effect to Chamber Dungeons. Distinct from a traditional mini-boss, Shadow Link can chase the player across the different chambers of a custom dungeon. Defeating him will also reward the player with a…