If you’re a fan of the Fire Emblem franchise then you’re going to want to watch the latest episode of Nintendo Minute. The hosts, Kit & Krysta, have gotten their hands on Fire Emblem Fates and have produced a lavish unboxing video. But that’s not all, as there’s a special competition running which gives fans the chance to win the Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition bundles. Check out the latest Nintendo Minute video, below.
Nintendo has published a new video for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD which gives us a better look at Wii U GamePad usage in the game. Thankfully some of it does look rather handy and should make scrolling through your inventory and selecting items just that much more quicker. The Kyoto based company also produced a video showcasing the use of the Wolf Link amiibo in the game which adds an additional dungeon.
Beautiful high-definition graphics aren’t the only things new in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. When this HD remake launches exclusively for the Wii U console on March 4, it will feature many upgrades that are sure to please fans playing through the adventure again, or newcomers who are experiencing the game for the first time.
A new item in the game called the “Ghost Lantern” has been added. This mysterious item will glow when in the same area as a Poe (a kind of ghost), making the Poe soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete. Hero Mode, a challenging new mode, can also be selected when starting a new game. In this mode, Link will take double the normal damage and there are no heart drops. In addition, if Link finds Rupees in a treasure chest while his wallet is already full, Rupees will no longer be returned to that chest. Players are also less likely to reach the limit of their wallets, as they have been modified to hold more Rupees.
Iconic moments from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, like Link riding Epona across the Eldin Bridge and Wolf Link howling at the moon, look stunning in high definition, but additional upgrades to the game make it playbetter as well. Using the Wii U GamePad controller, players can easily access their map and inventory at all times using the intuitive touch screen, as well as quickly transform into a wolf with one easy tap. Players will also be able to use the GamePad to access Miiverse (Internet access required). Miiverse posts can be decorated with dozens of new Miiverse stamps inspired by the game hidden away throughout Hyrule. Additionally, the game can be played off-TV on the GamePad. Many more updates exist in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but discovering them as you play through the legendary adventure is part of the fun.
As previously announced, all physical versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will include an intricate Wolf Link amiibo figure. Purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure. Using this amiibo will allow players to gain access to the challenging Cave of Shadows. Also, some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches this year. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future. In addition, several amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series (sold separately), including Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Toon Link, can also be tapped to the GamePad for various in-game effects.
One game that seems to have captured the imagination of many is the recently announced and just released Detective Pikachu which is out now on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Tilmen from Tilmendomination has got his hands on the game and has given us a look at the first 42 minutes of the crime fighting title. We’ve yet to get a western date from Detective Pikachu, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long!
Two brand new Japanese commercials have gone out for the forthcoming Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games 2016. The two commercials showcase the Nintendo 3DS version of the game which is due to be released in Japan on Thursday, February 18th. We will have to wait a little while longer before we can get our hands on the game here in the west as it releases on March 18th in North America.
Those of you with a Japanese Nintendo 3DS will be pleased to know that Detective Pikachu is now available to purchase on the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop. Of course, Tilmen from Tilmendomination is on the case and has uploaded the full intro for the game which you can watch at your leisure, below. We should have more footage up later!
YouTuber NintenDaan has provided us with footage of the amusing eShop title Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge. While it seems almost as though the game has come out from nowhere, it does look rather fun. It’s available to download in Japan if you have a code which comes with any of the compatible amiibo figures. We are still waiting for the game to receive a release date in Europe and the United States.