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IGN Talk With Zelda Devs About Breath Of The Wild

IGN recently caught up with Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa to talk more indepth about the development and creation of the game which brought up some very interesting comments.  Some topics that were brushed on include starting out with a small team, the 2D prototype that represents the original Legend Of Zelda on NES, creating The Great Plateau first and building the map around it afterwards, How guardians came to be and more.

Below is a summary of the interview. You can find the full article at IGN here. I would also like to point out that most of the topics that were touched upon were also discussed in Nintendo’s three-part Making Of… Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild which you can check out in one of our previous posts (Video) The Making Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.

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[Random] Happy 56th Birthday Mr Fils-Aimé

It is the 25th of March and as well as being a day this year where there was hardly any good Nintendo news, it is also the day that President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé celebrates his 56th birthday, so from all of us here at Miketendo64, happy birthday Reggie and here’s to many more to come!

Super Mario Run Daily Bonuses & New Items

With the release of Super Mario Run on Android comes new daily bonuses to keep players interested to at least login once a day. These bonuses can include coins, rally tickets and decorations for your Mushroom Kingdom. Each day rewards a different bonus which you can check out in the Notification list below.

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That’s not all though as new items have also been added to the game to bring some sparkle over the Mushroom kingdom with the use of fireworks from cannons. See the image below for details.

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Source: Super Mario Run In-App Notification

[Interview] Miketendo64 Twitter Based AMA with 13AM Games’ Alex Rushdy Recap

Since we love conducting interviews, and like to give back to our fans whenever we can and get them involved with our antics whenever possible, we wanted to find a way to merge all of those things together, and we did.

We decided we’d reach out to some devs to see if they would be up for doing some Twitter based AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and one particular 13AM Games dev was all too happy to take us up on our AMA invite and while the AMA is now well and truly over, here’s some of the very best highlights of our AMA with Alex Rushdy:  Continue reading [Interview] Miketendo64 Twitter Based AMA with 13AM Games’ Alex Rushdy Recap

Nintendo Treehouse Will Live Stream the First event of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

Love Splatoon but unable to participate in the Global Testfire this week because you don’t own a Nintendo Switch? Not to worry, Nintendo has you covered.

The Nintendo Treehouse team will be on hand to live stream the very first event, which kicks off at 12:00 p.m. PT (15:00 p.m. ET/19:00 p.m. UTC for the UK,) on Friday the 24th of March. So even if you can’t play yourself, at least you can get a proper look at the game is really like and what you can expect from the full game. Make sure you save the link below:

But if you do own a Switch, in that case be sure to study the image below as it contains the controls you will need to commit to memory if you expect to win and remember, Stay Fresh!


Source: Nintendo

More on Super Mario Run’s Version 2.0.0 Update

With Super Mario Run’s new update and android release slated for release two days from now, even more details regarding the update has come to light!

First up, get ready to rebuild your Kingdom as new items are coming to the shop, which includes Blue Yoshi’s House. Naturally Blue Yoshi’s House will unlock Blue Yoshi as a playable character, but certain requirements will need to be met in order to purchase the house in the first place.

But the biggest reveal is something the free players of Super Mario Run will enjoy most. Once the update rolls out, a Challenge from Bowser will be available and it allows free players to take on World 1-4 without having to pay for the full game and provided they beat it, additional levels will be added to Toad Rally, as well as the means to earn both Green and Blue Toads. (Prior to the update, free players could only get Red Toads.)

While that covers everything from today’s Super Mario Run news, should any more details regarding the update come to light, you can expect to read about them all right here and if there’s not, you can expect our full coverage of the update on Thursday. So until then, keep on gaming!

Source: @SuperMarioRunJP (Twitter)

[Video] Come Watch Ribbon Girl and Pals Show off their ARMS and Weapons

A little later on this year, ARMS is coming to the Nintendo Switch and lovers of fighting games can’t wait, so to keep the ARMS hype alive, here’s two videos that showcase characters, weapons and some interesting stages to do battle on:

So did it work? Did it get you hyped? If not, you can always try watching it again, or sound off in the comments below!


Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champion Weapons Replacement Guide

Most of you that have been playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, be it on the Nintendo Switch or Wii U, you will no doubt have come to a point in the game where you have used one of the Champion’s weapons and have it break on you. Though they are awarded to you after recapturing the Divine Beast by the chief of the people that the said Divine Beast is to supposedly protect, these weapons are much stronger and durable but not unbreakable and will eventually have to be discarded.

All is not lost however, as there are masons of sorts in each of the four hometowns of the Champions that can replace the Champion weapon associated with their champion. The Zora mason can replace Mipha’s Trident, the Goron mason can replace the Daruk’s Sword, The Rito mason can replace Revali’s Bow and Buliara can replace Urbossa’s Scimitar and Shield. To replace each item comes at a cost which requires certain materials to forge them. Most being a weaker version of the weapon, a diamond and 5 pieces of flint or wood. Check out the slideshow below which shows you which characters you will need to talk to in order to recreate the appropriate Champion’s Weapon.

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You can only replace the champion weapons if you have already owned them. The masons won’t forge you replacement weapons until you have beaten the Divine Beast that threatens their land and possessed the original Champion’s weapon which is awarded to you by the Chief of their Race.

Save the Date! Super Mario Run Runs its Way to android Devices on March 23rd

Owners of android devices, you have been patient for far too long and now it is time to be patient a little while longer!

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[Random] Nintendo Offers Free Downloadable Breath of the Wild Wallpapers to All

Love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but have been waiting for the right opportunity to show off that love? Well that opportunity has come!


While My Nintendo for America has a Zelda wallpaper available that requires purchasing, the official Japanese Nintendo website has not one but two Breath of the Wild themed wallpapers that are perfect for both PC and smartphones and are available in 8 different sizes and you can the different styles right here. Continue reading [Random] Nintendo Offers Free Downloadable Breath of the Wild Wallpapers to All

Fire Emblem Heroes Offers More Missions To Earn Orbs In The Training Stratum

For those of you still playing Fire Emblem Heroes on Mobile, You are probably getting to the point where you may have to fork out actual money to get your hands on the ever increasingly difficult to obtain orbs. Well more missions have been added that reward you with those much needed orbs to be able to summon stronger and better Heroes. You can see the new mission requirements below.


I don’t know about you but they will surely come in handy, I am getting a little weary of keep summoning the same 4 heroes every time. it would be nice to get somebody other than Shanna, Hana, Henry & Clarine all the time but maybe that’s just me.


Source: Fire Emblem Heroes App

April 27 Will See Nintendo’s Fiscal Year Earnings Release

On April 27th, Nintendo will be giving an update on their financials with their next Fiscal Year Earnings Release. Naturally, Nintendo will also be giving an update on their perfomance for the overall Fiscal Year on March 31st which should shed some light on Switch Sales as well.

April 27th 2016 was when Nintendo announced that the Switch will be releasing in March 2017 and that Zelda: Breath of The Wild would also be launching on Switch as well and that it was the only confirmed game at E3 2016 For Nintendo. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Titles for mobile were also announced on this date. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo will do something similar this year but you never know.


Source: Nintendo (Japan)

(Video) The Making Of: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Nintendo Of America have just uploaded a new web series that dives into the Making Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. The series is broken in to three episode and look into the how it began, the characters and story and the “Open-Air” Concept. If You are a Zelda Fan or even if you aren’t but are enjoying Breath Of The Wild regardless, you may find this series very interesting to watch. Because we are such nice guys and girls here at Miketendo64, we have done you the favour of having to look for these videos on Youtube and you can watch them directly below. Alternatively you can find them on Nintendo’s YouTube Channel. 

Please note that these videos may contain spoiler to Breath Of The Wild, If you don’t want any Spoilers, turn away now.

The Beginning


Story & Characters


Open-Air Concept


Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

[Random] The Making of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Debuts on March 14th

This just in from Nintendo of America, a 3 Part behind the scenes video series regarding Breath of the Wild’s development will be debuting tomorrow, so make sure you free up some space in your schedule, because this series will be a must watch!

And just in case time zones aren’t your specialty, 6 a.m. PT is 9 a.m. ET, 13 p.m. UTC (UK) and 14 p.m. for most of Europe. But should you miss it entirely, we’ll be sure to share it on our site just as soon as we can.


Source: @NintendoAmerica (Twitter)

Show off Your Snipperclips & Mario Love with All New European Rewards for My Nintendo

Last week My Nintendo saw the addition of a new reward category entitled Smart device/PC rewards and while it only consisted of a single reward (a digital Mini Guide for Breath of the Wild that costs 10 Gold Points), three more rewards have been added for those in Europe.

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