Tag: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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The Game Awards pit Zelda, Mario, Destiny 2, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and PUBG for 2017’s best

Four blockbuster games shared the most nominations announced today by The Game Awards . Destiny 2 , Horizon: Zero Dawn , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , and Super Mario Odyssey shared six nominations each. And among the newcomers is Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, one of the hottest new games and a pioneer…

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Super Mario Odyssey’s record-setting sales say a lot about the future of the Switch

Mario has arrived on Switch, and business is good. Nintendo announced today that it has sold 1.1 million copies of Super Mario Odyssey in the United States. Reaching that sales figure after launching October 27, less than a week ago, makes Odyssey the fastest-selling Mario games in the history of the series, according to Nintendo….

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NPD: Nintendo claims 3 of the 5 top-selling games in June

The Nintendo Switch dominated the best selling games in June, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. In terms of physical games sold, 3 of the top 5 best-selling games last month were Nintendo titles. Arms, the punchy fighter that launched mid-June , takes the No. 2 spot with more than 256,000 copies sold…

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Saga's Lying Cat Finally Gets an Action Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s weekly round up of all things merchandise. This week we’ve got even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to drool over, some new Lego from the upcoming Ninjago movie, and the best plastic recreation of Bruce Campbell’s face the world has ever seen. Really! Read more… Read full post on…

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack is available June 30

Nintendo announced two different DLC packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at its recorded presentation for the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The Master Trials, the first of the expansion passes, will be available June 30. The second expansion pack, Champions’ Ballad, will be available during the holidays later this…

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Nintendo Switch was the top U.S. console in April

Nintendo wins again. The Japanese game company revealed today that its Switch system was the No. 1 best-selling console in the U.S. in April. Consumers bought 280,000 of the portable/home console hybrid machine. The news come from Nintendo via figures provided by The NPD Group. This follows the Switch’s debut month in March , where it was also…

Mobile

Nintendo is reportedly developing a Zelda smartphone game

Nintendo and Japanese mobile game company DeNA are developing a game based on the The Legend of Zelda series for smartphones, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal report . Kyoto-based Nintendo hasn’t commented yet. The WSJ reported cites “people familiar with the matter.” The report said that the previously announced Animal Crossing…

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC details: Trial of the Sword, Hard Mode, and more

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already has dozens of hours of content, and Nintendo is revealing how it’s going to add to one of the best games it’s ever made. The first expansion pack for the hit Switch and Wii U game is called The Master Trials, and it will launch this summer….

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Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild prototype gets a fan remake

Nintendo may never release the prototype it made for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the style of the original NES game, but a fan just has. A developer, who goes by the named WinterDrake, has released Breath of the NES for free on the Itch.io game-distribution platform. This is a remake…

Tech

March 2017 NPD: Zelda and Tom Clancy have a big month

The launch of a new Nintendo console has revitalized spending for the gaming industry. Consumers in the United States dropped $1.36 billion on gaming-related hardware, software, and accessories last month. That’s up 24 percent year-over-year from $1.09 billion. Naturally, the Switch and Zelda were major contributors to that success. But Ubisoft also saw success with…