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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.

Continue reading IGN Talk With Zelda Devs About Breath Of The Wild

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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

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Bundle is Revealed for Europe and North America


On the 19th of May, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but for the diehard Fire Emblem fans who are happy to splurge the cash on their favourite series, today a Limited Edition bundle has been revealed for both North America and Europe.

A Limited Edition bundle that consists of the game, (obviously) an artbook, a double-sided titlesheet, a soundtrack selection CD entitled “Sounds of Echoes,” and metal pixel pin badges of Alm, Celica and Marth. At least that’s what the North American version of the bundle consists of, the European one includes all of the mentioned items, as well as the Alm and Celica amiibo and if you think that’s all the Fire Emblem Echoes related news you’re poorly mistaken.

Thanks to the news article in which news of the bundle comes from, it has been reconfirmed the Corrin amiibo is still on its way, as well as a few other things, including new videos for us to watch, and we’ve got it all right here:

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The fate of Valentia is in your hands in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems on May 19th

21st March, 2017 – When civil war threatens to bring destruction to the realm, long-lost childhood friends with secret pasts must gather forces, reunite, and bring peace to the continent when Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia launches on Nintendo 3DS family systems on 19th May. Remade, remastered, and releasing outside of Japan for the first time, this reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden provides European players with a brand new Fire Emblem adventure with a revered past.

This game is the latest in the long-running and growing strategy RPG series, and comes hot on the heels of the recently released free-to-start title Fire Emblem Heroes on smart devices. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will see players take control of the two separate armies of Alm and Celica as their differing quests attempt to achieve the unified goal of bringing peace to the land of Valentia. Battles in the Fire Emblem series see players take their small force of recruited soldiers against increasingly powerful armies in turn-based battles that require careful tactical planning, as mistakes or failed attacks will see units become exposed and vulnerable to enemy attack.

Should a unit be cut down in the midst of battle in Fire Emblem’s traditional Classic Mode, they’ll either become too injured to ever return to the battlefield, or will be fatally wounded. In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, players can use Mila’s Turnwheel to rewind the player’s last few turns, giving them a chance to reverse tactical errors and reconsider their next strategic move. Should players not wish defeat to be permanent, they can play through the game in Casual Mode, which allows fallen allies to be revived after each battle, letting players progress through the story more comfortably.

Players will also be able to enjoy expanded story content to propel them further into the intertwining adventures of Alm and Celica, including new recruitable heroes, new villains to defeat, and a new prologue that explores the previously hidden history of Alm and Celica. For the first time in the Fire Emblem series, all character dialogue for main story scenes is fully voiced in English, while beautifully animated cut-scenes from movie animators Studio Khara will allow budding tacticians to soak in the story.

In another first for the Fire Emblem series, Alm and Celica can freely explore caves and dungeons in three dimensions, allowing them to see enemies before battle – players can gain a vital advantage by attacking enemies in these areas, causing them to begin the conflict with reduced health. Inside each dungeon is a Mila’s Statue, which can be used to promote characters and change their class, while some contain Sacred Springs, which can grant heroes with permanent stat increases.

When it launches on 19th May, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be available as a solus game and special Limited Edition*, featuring the game, an artbook, metal pixel pin badges of Alm, Celica, and Marth, a reversible title sheet, the “Sounds of Echoes” soundtrack selection CD, and the Alm and Celica amiibo figures. When used, these amiibo will each activate their own exclusive dungeon, allowing heroes to earn items and level up their armies further by defeating bosses. Budding strategists can see the contents of the Limited Edition in the trailer below:

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By selecting Mila’s Turnwheel from the menu on the overworld map, players will also be able to activate their Alm and Celica amiibo (sold separately or as part of the Limited Edition) to use in battle. During combat, players can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a computer-controlled Illusory Hero, which will act as a temporary ally for a single turn. As Alm and Celica get stronger, their stats can be saved to their respective amiibo, allowing their Phantom Helper to grow in strength alongside them. In addition, amiibo (sold separately) of Marth, Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, and even the upcoming Corrin amiibo can be used to summon an Illusory Hero of that character, allowing players to seek assistance from spectral visages. All other currently available amiibo are also compatible, and will summon an additional monster to the battleground to assist players on the battlefield, proving some much needed help in case of a strategic emergency.

The fate of a continent is in your hands when Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia releases across Europe on 19th May for Nintendo 3DS family systems. On the same day, a Limited Edition containing the game, an artbook, metal pixel pin badges of Alm, Celica, and Marth, a double-sided titlesheet, the “Sounds of Echoes” soundtrack selection CD, and Alm and Celica amiibo will be released.

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Source: nintendo.co.uk

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:

http://live.nintendo.com/

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!

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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)

New Switch Animation On My Nintendo Website


As most My Nintendo users will already know, every time you log into the My Nintendo website, they are greeted with several different animations of their Mii avatar doing various things like fishing, floating on balloons, painting and also playing videogames on Nintendo consoles. There is now a new animation that extends on the playing videogames as your Mii Avatar can now be seen playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on the Nintendo Switch with the Neon Joy-Cons in hand. You can see the new animation via the Gif below.

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.

[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.

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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.

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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)

Fire Emblem Heroes To Get New Features, Check Your Notifications


Fire Emblem Heroes has picked up momentum and is still rolling out new features to keep players entertained. The latest News from the Notification tray states that there will be new ways to expand your heroes’ abilities, new rules for combat,  heroes can now inherits skill by merging allies and much more. You can see the whole notification in the image below.

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Source: Fire Emblem Heroes In-App Notification

 

Let’s Talk About… Super Mario Run (Still no Sign of the android Release)


Welcome back to Let’s Talk About! The Miketendo64 series that comes in written, video and recorded form and in today’s edition, Mike and I are back to voice our views and opinions quite literally in today’s Let’s Talk About Podcast!

 

Coming up in today’s show, it didn’t have a Mar10 Day tie in. There has yet to be any talk of its forthcoming android release  and it’s almost as if there’s been put on the back burner! Let’s Talk About Super Mario Run! Continue reading Let’s Talk About… Super Mario Run (Still no Sign of the android Release)

(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)