Category: Nintendo News

Ever since the reported Nintendo-related server hack and subsequent data leak earlier this year, fans have unearthed many unused character models and sprites, prototype and beta content, and source codes for a multitude of classic Nintendo titles. Among the wealth of intriguing Zelda content spanning the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo 64 generations, this so-called “Giga Leak” has produced files for the fabled beta dungeon seen in early footage for Ocarina of Time. Thanks to this groundbreaking discovery, Zelda…

Last year, Japanese publishing company Hobonichi released Iwata-San, a book collecting quotes and writings from late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, as well as contributions from Iwata’s contemporaries like Shigeru Miyamoto. While it was originally only published in Japanese, Hobonichi later announced plans to distribute the book in other languages in response to strong fan interest. Western fans will finally get their chance to read this unique Iwata tribute next year, as publisher VIZ Media has announced that they will release…

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini, three new DLC packs were announced for Cadence of Hyrule. The first two packs will feature new characters and music for the game, respectively, but, most excitingly, the third DLC pack will feature brand new story content. Titled Symphony of the Mask, this story DLC will star popular Zelda character Skull Kid, and it will feature new maps and new songs. The reveal trailer offered a small taste of Symphony of the Mask, showing…

A recent Nintendo Direct Mini has finally brought some Zelda news to eager fans. Although not the Breath of the Wild 2 information we were anxious for, Nintendo has announced more DLC for the 2019 rhythm game Cadence of Hyrule. DLC Pack 1, the “Character Pack”, will include five new characters, including fan favorites such as Impa, Shadow Link, the handy item-guy Frederick, and more! DLC Pack 2, the “Melody Pack”, will include 39 new songs to jam out to,…

In this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini, we were treated to the announcement of new DLC content coming to Cadence of Hyrule. There will be three new DLC packs, with one focusing specifically on fan favorite Zelda character, Skull Kid! Symphony of the Mask is the third DLC Pack planned for Cadence of Hyrule, alongside a Character Pack releasing today and a Melody Pack releasing later this year. This new story content will star Skull Kid, who will have the ability…

After months of suspense, Nintendo finally breaks the silence with the announcement of a Nintendo Direct Mini — coming imminently. The Direct, which will air at 7 am Pacific Time, is a “Partner Showcase”, which focuses on work from Nintendo’s development and publishing partners. The tweet also mentions that the Direct will feature “a few updates on a small group of previously announced Nintendo Switch games.”  Perhaps we’ll see something about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of…

In addition to the Spirits and the Smash Ball, one of the most iconic items in the Super Smash Bros. series is the invitation envelope. First introduced in the E3 2013 trailer for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, this small envelope with a red seal means that a higher power (ie. Sakurai) has chosen a particular character to be a part of the legacy of this long-running fighting franchise. It has even been used more often in character reveal…

Update: After players discovered that HUP Games’ Final Sword included “Zelda’s Lullaby” as background music, the title has been removed from the Nintendo eShop in all regions. The game is still available for purchase on mobile platforms. In response to an inquiry from Japanese publication Automaton, a representative from HUP Games claimed that the company purchased music licenses from “an entity specializing in BGM sales” and not from Nintendo. According to the representative, HUP Games were unaware that their game made unauthorized use…

A few weeks back, Nintendo released Jump Rope Challenge for free on the Switch eShop. Created by a small group of Nintendo developers while they worked from home in Japan, the game allows players to simulate jumping rope with just their Joy-Con controllers. Jump Rope Challenge has been praised for its simplicity and charm, and it’s been seen as a great way to stay active in these weird times. Nintendo just released a free update to Jump Rope Challenge, which…

When Nintendo announced that six additional fighters would be joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2, the company also announced that the first of these DLC fighters would be a character from ARMS. Developing such a fighter turned out to be quite the task for director Masahiro Sakurai and his team, so we were asked to wait a few more months before we learned which ARMS character would be joining the fight. Well,…