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Want To See What It’s Like Being Ganon In Hyrule Warriors? Here’s A Video

I think the majority of people were excited to learn that they could play as Ganon in the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC. So YouTuber NintenDaan has captured some footage of the beastly Ganon in action and it’s all out decimation as he destroys anything and everything in his path. Be sure to watch the video to get a glimpse of him in action.

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    1. Today brought a familiar turn of events in the realm of amiibo and anything that’s ‘limited edition’ of late from Nintendo. The best-known toy secret was announced with confirmation of Walmart exclusivity for the Super Mario amiibo – Gold Edition, and then they were gone before they’d really arrived. Pre-orders popped up on Walmart’s website and disappeared in no time; you know what, dozens of these pre-orders have since appeared on eBay. As a commentator on IGN rather wittily put it – “now they are exclusive to eBay”.
      Of course that’s an old story, so rather than bemoan the fact that, yet again, a limited edition product has sold out in barely a quarter of an hour online, let’s consider real solutions that could alleviate the problem. Scalping will never be fully conquered and will be an ever-present for as long as commerce exists, but Nintendo and its retail partners – and they’re most assuredly partners in the cases of exclusives – can actually do simple things to not only sell out all stock, but also keep real fans happy in the process.
      For starters, let’s address something that we think retailers and Nintendo either don’t realize or are willfully ignoring. It’s no good announcing something online and then opening pre-orders at a relatively random time, albeit within a ball-park time frame of an announcement. The majority of fans can’t spend all of their time randomly refreshing retailer websites to see when pre-orders open, because they have lives, responsibilities and / or better things to do with their time. Some of the most devoted will do that, yes, but it’s unsurprising that eBay opportunists are often in there so quickly – there’s money to be made, and some do make a living from their eBay stores; amiibo’s clearly a useful little earner for some.

      This is where Nintendo and businesses fail to understand the difference between online stores and bricks-and-mortar outlets. If you’re desperate to get something in a store and it’s first-come-first-served you have a date, and you get there for that date, perhaps waiting in line for a few hours outside. That’s fair. Popping products up online at fairly arbitrary times doesn’t reward that commitment or give a fair chance, as you can’t plan for it. We saw the same thing with the Majora’s Mask 3D limited edition, with listings just appearing and selling out rapidly. It’s physical retail logic loosely applied to online, which is self-evidently daft.
      So how to get around it? Well, give consumers warning. It’s no good for Nintendo to wring its hands and say that these products are valuable and express ‘surprise’, but it can actually lead the way with some simple ideas. The obvious solution is to use press releases, tweets, Facebook posts and any other means not just to say a product is coming, but to say that a product’s pre-orders will open at a specific time and date; at least 24 hours notice would be enough. Suppliers like Nintendo provide street dates to retailers all the time, so it’s not a stretch to agree when product pages open pre-orders.
      When demand is high, this is how sensible businesses do things. Music concerts – for example – fall victim to scalpers, of course, but many artists announce dates that ticket sales will open; likewise with any in-demand live event, music or otherwise. You have a time when you know it’s happening, you make sure you’re online and you give it a go. It’s no guaranteed win, but it’s better than nothing. Advance warning isn’t a difficult concept.

      The other key area is some degree of control over quantities of sales, which in fairness to retailers has been a recent trend. Various outlets have started applying a one-per-customer rule, so that’s a positive. That needs to be standard for any hardware, limited edition or amiibo that Nintendo knows will sell-out fast.
      Retailers also need to step up and stop unscrupulous buyers in stores once the offline-only stock arrives, applying the one-per-customer rule properly. We recently published a feature called Tales From the Front Line of amiibo Collecting, which collated some stories of troubles people had obtaining some of the toys, even when following the rules and doing the right thing. Whether it’s stores letting some buy up all stock of rare figures, or even worse allowing staff managers to buy stock without putting it on shelves, there have to be some standards. Nintendo’s powerless on this score, but if enough horror stories are shared perhaps some shops will try to avert bad press and deal with it. All purchases are recorded on systems, so – again – it’s not that difficult.
      This doesn’t just apply to Nintendo, of course, but there are reasonable steps that can be taken. Not all of what we’ve said above is easily done, but some of it is – all it takes is a little extra organisation and genuine desire to cater to fans. It’s also easy – and lazy – to say that life just isn’t fair, that’s capitalism, nothing can be done. There’s not always fairness, and these are minor first-world problems, yes, but that doesn’t mean that a few small gestures can’t be made for fans willing to spend their money on Nintendo merchandise they desperately want.
      The only losers would be scalpers.

      1. I have had enough of amiibo. If Nintendo isn’t intelligent enough to provide more stock of figures that I actually want, rather than just Mario and Zelda, they won’t have my cash. Funny how a former toy company can’t handle toy manufacturing well after more than a 120 years

        1. They may actually have an excuse with the amiibos and gamecube adapters, somehing about the shippin companys being on strike or something and causing problems….why the did’nt mention this is the first fuckin place is anyones guess.

      2. It’s a shame for sure, and whereas I caught hell getting all of my rare amiibo at the regular $12.99 sticker price, I simply didn’t stand a chance getting a gold Mario(not to mention that we’ve yet to learn about the apparent silver Amiibo. If it does exist, I imagine myself waking up to discover that it was sold out within minutes of its release as well.

        I’ve been diligent and fortunate to get all my Smash and MP 10 Amiibos, and when I read posts about people not wanting them anymore or giving up, I wrote it off as a case of “You snooze you lose” but now I get it, because although I wanted one, I simply just don’t care anymore. I checked Wal-Mart’s site all morning, and then when I was leaving for work, low and behold, I snoozed and I lost. But even the rarest Smash Amiibo was available for several weeks before they sold out, even Lucario and Rosalina. Not bitter, truly I’m not, but still I was surprised at how easy it was to let that gold Mario go . It’s almost as if that product was designed for the scalpers, not the fans. Oh well, better luck next time, eh?

    1. A lot of enemies, even the standard cannonfodder, can deal a lot of damage, certainly in the beginning. One hit usually costs you 2-4 hearts. I’ve actually died a couple of times because there were enemies attacking from behind which I didn’t see. Ganon is very powerful, but his size makes it easier for enemies to hit you and his defense really sucks.

  1. Does anyone here own this game ? it looks extremely repetitive ??? and this guy looks like he could win by just pressing a single button.

    1. I personally don’t mind the repititveness since playing as Ganon is a lot of fun on its own.

      The cannonfodder is very easy to get rid of, but the enemy captains and giant bosses can hit very hard and are not easily taken down. It’s actually very easy to die if you’re not careful .

    2. It may look repetitive but it’s extremely fun. I haven’t played any other game besides hyrule watriors since I got it for Christmas. It has so much content which gives you the incentive to keep playing. Easily one of my favorite wii u games.

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