Nintendo have updated their Million Sellers List for software on Nintendo Switch, 3DS & Wii U. This information was compiled from data as of September 30th this year so Super Mario Odyssey is not included in this list (though it has been said that the title has sold over 2 million copies).
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4.70 million pcs
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 4.42 million pcs
Splatoon 2 – 3.61 million pcs
1-2-Switch – 1.37 million pcs
ARMS – 1.35 million pcs
Mario Kart 8 – 8.38 million pcs
New Super Mario Bros. U – 5.73 million pcs
Super Mario 3D World – 5.70 million pcs
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 5.26 million pcs
Nintendo Land – 5.18 million pcs
Splatoon – 4.87 million pcs
Super Mario Maker – 3.98 million pcs
New Super Luigi U – 2.99 million pcs
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 2.23 million pcs
Mario Party 10 – 2.13 million pcs
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y – 16.20 million pcs
Mario Kart 7 – 15.95 million pcs
Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon – 15.91 million pcs
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 13.85 million pcs
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 11.73 million pcs
Super Mario 3D Land – 11.40 million pcs
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 11.23 million pcs
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 8.91 million pcs
Tomodachi Life – 5.93 million pcs
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 5.45 million pcs
Amazon US & Amazon Canada has opened up Pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition of the Zelda Encyclopedia which launches April 24th next year. The main difference between the standard hardcover and the deluxe is the Deluxe edition is designed like the Gold Cartridge of the original Legend Of Zelda for the NES. It comes with a gold foil paper with gloss laminate and a gritty finish. It also includes embossed ridges much like the cartridge and is finished of with the Legend Of Zelda NES label and tucks away into a black cartridge sleeve with the Nintendo Logo printed on it.
That’s not all though as it even comes with it’s own instruction booklet which comes with theme appropriate material inside. I am torn between which version of the book I am going to get now. I was happy with going with the standard Hardcover to match in with the other two books I have, Hyrule Historia & Art & Artifacts, but that gold finish and beautiful design of the Deluxe edition may make me want to buy both. I think I may have to take out a second mortgage!
Earlier this year, Zelda fans in Japan were graced with the Legend Of Zelda Encyclopedia. Dark Horse Comics are finalizing the western localization for the Encyclopedia and a release window has been given for North America, April 2018.
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia will hold 320 pages full of explanations and descriptions of everything from items, potions, characters and their relationship with others. Maps, illustrations and screencaps also cover the pages stretching from the first game in the series up to Twilight Princess HD. An interview with Eiji Aonuma, the Series Producer.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Pre-orders as they will no doubt be opening up soon with pricing set at $39.99.
For those of you hoping to improve your weapon catching abilities in Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, BOTW Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has taken to the Nintendo Switch News section to give you their latest tip, Practice Catching skills. The weapon in question is the boomerang but it can also be used as a distraction as well as a weapon and to top it off, you will also be given a free boomerang weapon. You can read the full post which we have extracted from the Nintendo Switch News Section below.
Capcom have released a new video that show that Monster Hunter Double Cross on Nintendo Switch will be getting Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC. This will allow your character to don the Champions Tunic and dress your Felyne companion up as a Korok. You can see for yourself in the video below.
Monster Hunter Double Cross is currently only available for Japan so we in the West will have to wait a little longer to see if Capcom will launch it over here as well, along with the DLC of course.
Nintendo have updated their News Channel with another tip for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. This time, Game Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi gives us a tip to prolong stamina. It is one of the most simplest of recipes and by opening up the game, you can get two free combs of courser bee honey to use in the recipe. Here is the full tip post from the Switch News Channel.
Nintendo UK Have uploaded a new trailer to their YouTube Channel which shows the many wonderful games you can play on their latest console and where you can play them too if you are looking to take your gaming on the go. From ARMS to Zelda, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe To Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Or Skyrim To NBA 2K18, this trailer really does make you want to get your game on anywhere with anyone. Now if only I can rustle up enough friends with Switches so I too can get in on the fun. Anyway, here is the trailer.
Our Friends over at Hyrule Herald & Ready Gamer Oneare hosting a charity fund raising event and giveaway to help raise money for Camp Sunshine which is a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Their goal is to raise $1000 for the charity and will be giving away a Nintendo Switch with The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. You can check out their Full Announcement below
Hyrule Herald & Ready Gamer One Looking to Raise $1000 for Camp Sunshine Fundraiser
The Hyrule Herald and it’s podcast, Ready Gamer One, are looking to raise $1000 for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in an online fundraiser.
Camp Sunshine was started in 1984 with the mission of providing retreats combing respite, recreation, and support and enabling hope and joy for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout the various stages of any child’s illness. With sessions offered year round, Camp Sunshine books sessions that cater to the entire family, which includes on-site medical, psychological, and offers bereavement sessions for families coping for the loss of a child from a supported illness.
Starting Monday, August 14th, The Hyrule Herald will initiate the online fundraiser with a free Nintendo amiibo giveaway on their Facebook page. Once live, the fundraiser will function as an online raffle, meaning that every $1 donated, the entrant is guaranteed two “raffle tickets” that will be drawn at random throughout the week.
So there’s no confusion, if someone were to donate $5, they’d receive 10 tickets, $10, 20 tickets, $20, 40 tickets, and so on. There’s no limit to how much someone can donate. Also, a ticket has been drawn, that does not mean if there were more tickets in the mix, that the other tickets are taken out of the drawing. The more you donate, the better your chances to keep winning!
“We’re hoping people will donate for this awesome cause,” says Lucas Corbitt, managing editor of The Hyrule Herald. “Ben has done his his homework in selecting a great organization that will benefit children and their families. How could a Nintendo fan-site not choose this organization for a fundraiser?”
The grand prize for the giveaway is a brand new Nintendo Switch console and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collector’s edition. The full fundraiser prize roster is below:
Hyrule Herald Admin for A Day
Ready Gamer One Special Guest Host for An Episode
Up to 8 World of Nintendo Collectible Figures
Up to 10 Random amiibo
Nintendo eShop Cards
GameStop Gift Cards
Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch
Two 3DS Titles
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU with Wolf Link+Midna amiibo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch + The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collector’s Edition
Both The Hyrule Herald staff and Ready Gamer One staff have equally agreed to participate in milestone challenges for this fundraiser event. After a milestone dollar amount is meant in the fundraiser, our staff members will participate in different challenges for fun.
“Even after just a few hundred dollars are raised, my amazing staff has agreed to participate in some form of a mildly humiliating challenge that harkens back to the glory days of Nickelodeon,” says Ben Cornett, owner of The Hyrule Herald and Ready Gamer One. “When choosing Camp Sunshine and seeing their mission statement is about benefiting not only children, but their families and to make lasting memories, all I can think back is to being a kid and enjoying TV time with my family, which either alternated on some exciting NES game play or something on Nickelodeon or Disney.”
“A lot of us that worked together previously did these kind of challenges and what not before, and if it’s to raise money for charity, I welcome a pie in the face,” added Lucas Corbitt. “I have no problem looking silly if it’ll get us to our goal.”
The goal is set to $1000. When asked if the goal is not met, Mr. Cornett replied, “Unfortunately if we don’t get to the $1000 mark, then we’re not giving away the Switch. It doesn’t mean we’re not donating raised money to Camp Sunshine. We’re going to provide them whatever we raised, but I don’t like to think like that. I have faith in Nintendo fans. When it comes to benefiting children, most Nintendo fans will spare more than a dollar.”
“This fundraiser gives our brands a chance to stand up and be a beacon of hope. Ben tires to instill that philosophy into all of us that work with him,” says Branden Loera, Host of Ready Gamer One. “He always leads by example and I know for him, it’s not about how many likes, follows, re-tweets, or click-bait articles can get out there. For him, it’s about making a difference in the world and inspiring others to do so, too.”
When asked why he settled on Camp Sunshine, Mr. Cornett replied: “Camp Sunshine came to my attention when working on a project for my actual job. I had the great pleasure of working with the very talented and energetic Tomm Polos, and he opened up to me about Camp Sunshine and the charity work he previously did for them. Mr. Polos inspired me to choose this organization with his selfless act of giving and the hard work he put himself through in running up the Empire State Building. The least we can do is take a cue from him and inspire others.”
Winners for the contest will be announced through the week of the event. Once the winner is contacted and announced, they will have 24 hours to claim their prize before a re-draw occurs. All prizes will ship in September 2017.
For more information, stay tuned to our various social media channels and our podcast, Ready Gamer One. Links:
To get the Zelda: Breath Of The Wild- Tips From The Wild news channel off to a good start, Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has posted a tip on befriending the dogs you can meet on your travels around Hyrule. Though most of you may know this little nugget, there are those that may not know or have only recently picked up a copy of the game.
If you stay close enough to a dog long enough and give it food, it will come to like you and may lead you to treasure. To help players try out this trick, you can get free food items just by launching the game whilst on the post. You can read the full message in full below. Please note that this only works with the Switch version of the game.
Source: Legend Of Zelda; Breath Of The Wild Tips Channel
The new tips channel for the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is now online and to start it off, the game’s Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has uploaded an introduction post welcoming everyone to the channel. He also thanks everyone for buying the game both physically and digitally and goes on to say what he would like to achieve with the channel. You can see the full post for yourself below.
Source: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Tips Channel (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo UK have uploaded a video to their YouTube Channel of The Art Of Legend Of Zelda Masterclass that was presented at the Japan Expo in France. Eiji Aonuma was there to host the Masterclass and gave all the attendees a great insight into the world of Hyrule.
During the Zelda Masterclass at the Japan Expo in Paris, more Zelda books were announced to be coming to the west. One that was particularly interesting is The Master Works which is all about Breath Of The Wild. It will cover a lot of the artwork and background details
Two other books that were also announced have already come to the west but they are yet to be translated into French. One of which is Hyrule Graphics (known as Art & Artifacts In English) will be coming in this September.
During the Japan Expo in Paris, Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma is holding a Zelda Masterclass and has revealed that we will learn more about the Princess Zelda and the Champions in the upcoming DLC for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild titled “Champion’s Ballad.” It has not been stated whether they will be playable or not. Link however will of course still be playable. A short Development gameplay clip has been released which shows Zelda Kneeling before the Gerudo. You can check out the clip in the tweet below, courtesy of Nintendo Of Europe.
With So much Nintendo News coming from E3 2017, we thought we would take a breather and put a gallery together of all the new amiibo that will be coming including the newly announced Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid, Fire Emblem & BOTW Champions amiibo and a closer look at the Smash Bros, Pikmin, Splatoon 2 & Zelda amiibo. You can check them out below.
All images come frome the official Nintendo E3 Press Kit and have been edited to remove the White backgrounds. All rights belong to Nintendo.