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There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as we discuss news from the past week, including tons of news about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Sonic the Hedgehog's future, Yacht Club's next game, Microsoft's attempt to partner with Nintendo, and a trademark that suggests NX uses cartridges instead of discs. After the break comes the Mystery House, where we answer your listener questions about our favorite characters, online services, and more. To close it all off we hold a long listener-suggested discussion about Nintendo's digital practices and the disappointment that is My Nintendo.

You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

After over 4 million dollars, several delays, and growing contempt from its backers, Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 finally launched last week on most promised platforms. The conceived spiritual successor to Capcom's Mega Man series was released to high criticism from reviewers for its boorish level design, subpar visuals, and an overall lack of proper polish, among other woes.

Backers who pledged for rewards at $60 and above have taken some inkling of comfort with the promised exclusive DLC: the "Golden Hero" costume and the "MegaXel" bonus transformation. As it turns out, unfortunately, Comcept has gone back on their word, with the two backer-exclusive bonuses that were locked behind expensive paywalls on Kickstarter now launching as public DLC in August.

Read on after the jump for more details.

Back in 1996, Nintendo and Square (prior to the merger that made them Square Enix) partnered up to launch a game that combined the characters of the Super Mario Bros. franchise with RPG gameplay and a touch of platforming. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is an SNES classic, and it served as the inspiration for future franchises like Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi: RPG series. Starting today, you can pick up this gem for $7.99 on the North American Wii U Virtual Console. If you're not sold yet, you can check out its Virtual Console launch trailer by clicking below!

Nintendo launched Splatoon over a year ago, and they've been keeping fans engaged with regular Splatfest tournaments. Unfortunately, Splatfests are finally coming to an end next month, but they're going out on a high note. Nintendo has announced that the final Splatfest event will be held next month, kicking off at 2:00 AM Pacific Time on July 22nd. North American and European players will compete against each other, while Japanese gamers will only compete with other players in Japan.

For the final Splatfest, fans will be voting on the poll we've all been waiting on: Callie vs. Marie. In-game voting starts on July 4th at 7:00 PM Pacific, and players will also be voting on the stages. Nintendo is sending out emails to Splatoon players with Nintendo Network IDs, and voting will take place through these emails.

The Game Critics Awards is an association made up of forty online video game publications that band together annually to give awards to the best games shown off at E3 every year. This year, the Game Critics Awards are dividing their awards into 16 different categories, such as "Best Console Game," "Best Independent Game," and "Best RPG," with around four to five nominees for one award in each category. A few days ago, the association revealed this year's nominees for the awards. This breakdown shows that Battlefield 1 has the largest amount of nominations, as the game received a nomination in five separate categories (including Game of the Show). Battlefield was closely followed by Dishonored 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn, which received four nominations apiece.

Follow after the jump to see all the nominees!

Axiom Verge will be finally coming out for Wii U later this year, thanks to Blitworks converting the game's code base to work with the Wii U and feature GamePad support. And it's because of this overhaul that the game's creator, Tom Happ, is once again considering a 3DS port for the game. Originally, the game's framework was incompatible with Nintendo systems, but thanks to the porting gurus at Blitworks the pathway is open once again.

That isn't the only limitation stopping the game from coming to 3DS though, so keep reading after the jump.

If you're a fan of the Paper Mario or Mario & Luigi games and you haven't played Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, you're missing out. Thankfully, you'll have another chance to pick it up soon. The SNES classic launched on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe late last year, and Nintendo announced today that it's coming to North America as well. You'll be able to download it for $7.99 starting tomorrow, June 30th.

China is home to a lot of video game knockoffs and bootlegs due to their loose copyright laws; no company is safe from versions of games like this, especially not Nintendo. The most recent game to fall victim to being ripped off is Splatoon. A new Chinese mobile game, titled "Sepia Go!," is almost an exact clone of the game, mimicking its hub area, character designs, stages, sound effects, music, and just about every single thing that makes Splatoon the game that it is.

Head inside for more info!

Nintendo has been slowly adding games to their lineup of Virtual Console titles on the Wii U. Today, Japan received another classic title from the Nintendo 64 library to add to their digital collection, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. You can check out the launch trailer in the video after the jump to get a good look at what this unique Zelda title will look like when being played on the Wii U.

Aside from Super Mario Bros. and Game Freak's Pokémon series, The Legend of Zelda is arguably Nintendo's most iconic IP, and one of their longest-running franchises. The series celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and like any form of entertainment that's still alive and kicking after three decades, it can be hard to keep things fresh and interesting.

Zelda games often feature many returning elements from previous games, following the so-called "Zelda formula" year after year. Producer Eiji Aonuma wanted to break some of those conventions in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and he recently revealed that fans' critical responses to Skyward Sword sparked that desire. Speaking with shareholders, Nintendo great Shigeru Miyamoto expressed similar sentiments, stating that Nintendo is trying to "get Zelda out of its rut." Hit the jump for more.

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was another slow week for the Japanese market. A handful of new titles made the top twenty this week, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns debuted at number one with over 100,000 units sold. PlayStation Vita title Caligula took second place with just over 31,000 sales, but no other new titles managed to sell over 25,000 copies.

Hardware sales remained relatively unchanged from last week. PlayStation 4 sales saw a slight sales boost, but combined sales of all four 3DS models were enough for Nintendo's handheld to retain the top overall spot. You can check out the full breakdown by clicking below.

Nintendo has been hard at work on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly five years now (with another nine months to go), and they've employed the biggest development team in Nintendo history to tackle the project. Over 100 people are currently working on the game, and over 300 people have lent a helping hand at some point in development.

Naturally, a game of this size requires a substantial budget. When asked about increasing development cycles and rising development costs, Nintendo executive and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Breath of the Wild needs to sell over 2 million copies to cover its development costs and begin turning a profit. Hit the jump for more.

Nintendo executives and investors are currently engaged in the 76th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and attendees just finished watching a presentation on Nintendo's numbers from the past year and plans for the future. On the topic of Wii U, President Kimishima told shareholders (via a pre-recorded message) that Wii U will "continue to fight on," but that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the only Nintendo game planned to launch on the console in 2017.

With the launch of the mysterious NX just around the corner, we knew Wii U's life would likely be cut short, but it looks like Nintendo will likely be completely finished with the platform by next March. Nintendo has previously indicated that they only expect Wii U to sell 800,000 copies this year, and that customers should buy a Wii U "while they can," as production will be shifting to NX.

The beloved and iconic Star Wars franchise is back in full force thanks to the extremely successful launch of The Force Awakens. If you loved the movie, you can now relive it in LEGO form! LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now, and you can pick up a copy of it by clicking right here. Warner Bros. has been regularly releasing character trailers to build hype for the game's launch, and today they released a new trailer starring the franchise's most beloved duo—Han Solo and Chewie. You can check it out by clicking below!

Nintendo has considered making Zelda spinoff starring Sheik, which is something many fans have wanted to see for a long time. In an interview with GameRant, Miyamoto himself specifically said it's "not an impossibility." The same was said about a Princess Zelda spinoff game, but Sheik is the one who they've been actively thinking about.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.