There are few baddies in the history of The Legend of Zelda that have resonated with fans more than Dark Link. With this in mind, it’s not surprising at all that Nintendo decided to add a Dark Link Easter Egg to the latest entry in the series. By unlocking a certain creepy, though kind of adorable merchant in Breath of the Wild, you can indeed become Link’s more sinister counterpart. Allow me to explain how.
This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year’s entry, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years. In an earnings release today, publisher Activision said its 2017 title “will take Call of Duty back to its roots.”
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has explained that the company will add VR support to its upcoming Switch console if it can resolve issues of comfort over long periods of use.
A while back we reported on news that a hack had been released which allowed NES Classic Mini owners the ability to edit and add to the 30 games which come pre-loaded on the console out of the box.
There was no doubt Nintendo's miniature NES Classic Edition was going to be a hit, especially around the holiday season. The affordable retro console hit all the right nostalgic notes, but there's a consensus Nintendo missed a trick by omitting any way to add new games to the system beyond the 30 preinstalled titles. Also, it shouldn't be that hard -- the mini NES is just an emulator in a pretty package, after all. Well, leave it up to the internet to do what Nintendo wouldn't. The modding community has successfully cooked up ways to load additional games onto the system, and all you need is a PC and a micro-USB cable.
There’s something about analog development materials. Take, for example, these Legend of Zelda original design documents. Hand drawn on paper, they are still a sight to see.
Nintendo UK recently uploaded a host of these originals on its official site.
Here is Takashi Tezuka’s skull room drawing, with a comparison to how it appeared in game.
A mustachioed Italian plumber with a penchant for jumping on the heads of his enemies is, unbelievably, one of the most popular video game characters in the world. Hell, he's one of the most popular characters in the world period.
I'm of course talking about your friend and mine, Super Mario:
Nintendo this morning unveiled its ambitious Switch device, a portable handheld-console hybrid that will act as the company’s successor to the Wii U. One of its trademark features is awild modular controller scheme called Joy-Con. Essentially, the left and right portions of the wireless controller slide out and reattach to a portable display you remove from the base station. Joy-Con also lets you play multiplayer games by using each tiny Wiimote-like peripheral as a standalone handheld controller.
Nintendo's next major step in gaming is a mystery no more. The hardware formerly known as "NX" — and now officially dubbed Switch — has debuted, and here it is.
Earlier this month, NESBox, a NES emulator that was to be released on the Xbox One, passed certification for sale on the console's storefront. This would have allowed it to be purchasable on the platform without the need to modify the console's system software. While the certification was eventually revoked prior to the software's launch, it was interesting to see such a program get so close to having an official release on a modern gaming console.