Category: Nintendo News

The Olympics opening ceremony is a time during the games wherein the hosting country gets to show pride in their country and culture. Considering what we saw from the handover at the Rio Olympics, it seemed that Nintendo would be heavily featured during Tokyo’s games. If you watched the opening ceremony this year, however, you may have noticed the lack of Nintendo’s presence, and you may have been a little disappointed, especially when thinking of that iconic appearance from Shinzo…

A week has passed since the release of Skyward Sword HD. Most players are likely still in the middle of their lengthy adventures, so time will tell what the consensus opinion on the game will be. On the sales charts, however, the newest Zelda release is doing pretty well for itself, taking the number one spot in Japanese physical sales during its debut week. Japanese gaming outlet Famitsu has published its estimates of physical software sales in Japan for the week ending July 18th,…

Surely to the delight of dedicated fans, Skyward Sword HD‘s release has coincided with a collection of merchandise the size of Eldin Volcano. Whether a pre-order bonus or an additional purchase, there’s been no shortage of supplemental items available alongside the game itself. Yet another novelty has become available from My Nintendo UK in the form of this XL post card set and accompanying art stand. This set includes seven large-scale postcards featuring artwork inspired by Skyward Sword HD. Link,…

Skyward Sword HD has only been available for a handful of days, but it’s already soaring to the top of sale’s charts! The remastered title has taken the number one spot in the UK chart for physical box sales, for the week ending July 17th, according to new data from marketing research group GfK. Skyward Sword HD sits at number one this week, with games like Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Animal Crossing following behind. Skyward Sword HD is the…

Few figures in gaming have managed to garner the love and recognition of players like Reggie Fils-Aimé. Affectionately known as “The Regginator”, Fils-Aimé rose to prominence as the Chief Operating Officer and eventual President of Nintendo of America. He is fondly remembered for his many catchphrases and on-stage presentations, but he also represents a truly endearing personality in an often cynically corporate industry. Retiring in 2019, his departure from Nintendo was a bittersweet moment for many fans. Thankfully, it seems…

Just in time for the release of Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo Minute is back in the studio and in person to celebrate the exciting Nintendo Switch re-release of the 2011 Wii game. In the video, Kit and Krysta unbox mint condition copies of Skyward Sword HD, as well as the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and the special-edition Skyward Sword joy-cons. With each item, they showcase the visual details and intricacies put into the appearance of the items. All items showcased…

Major releases for The Legend of Zelda tend to be accompanied by a smorgasbord of collectible merchandise. The launch of Skyward Sword HD has been no exception, with plenty of neat extras like the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and various pre-order bonuses. Another nifty piece of memorabilia is coming soon to My Nintendo Rewards in the form of this Skyward Sword HD acrylic panel art. This beautiful piece of artwork features the iconic image of Link raising the Master Sword to the heavens,…

Some collectors may be disappointed this weekend when picking up their copies of Skyward Sword HD. Due to what Nintendo is calling “unforeseen shipping delays”, the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo intended to be released alongside the game will be in short supply at release. The following statement was provided by Nintendo of America: “The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figure is currently impacted by unforeseen shipping delays. As a result, only a small portion of the Zelda & Loftwing will be available…

Skyward Sword HD is nearly upon us, and the hype train is rolling at full throttle. Joy-Cons and joysticks alike are preparing to deliver some skyward strikes to defeat evil in this classic adventure. In anticipation of this release, Nintendo has revealed an official launch trailer. The legend begins here! Re-establishing excitement for a game fans are already familiar with can be tricky, but this trailer presses every nostalgic button one could imagine. Seeing Skyward Sword‘s charismatic characters and fearsome foes in…

Ichimin Sho, a 27 year-old modder, was arrested on July 8th in Japan. He claims to have made the equivalent of $90,000.00 USD over the past year and half by selling custom modified save files of the 2017 Nintendo Switch title Breath of the Wild. Before his arrest, Sho would charge the equivalent of $31.00 USD each for the modified software in the form of customized save files. He was caught earlier this month when he advertised publicly on an…