There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Colin, and Ben, as we answer your questions all about Nintendo Switch in the Mystery House, including questions about 3D platformers, Mother 3's international release, Decidueye joining Smash Bros. to represent Pokémon Sun and Moon, and more. Then we hold a long discussion segment all about the overwhelmingly cool new trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was revealed at The Game Awards earlier this week.

You can check out all this and tons more in 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!

During Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 Showcase we got a new look at a wide variety of upcoming games, including the next big thing from Guerrilla Games. Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a post-apocalyptic future where society has long since collapsed and humans have reverted to tribal life, and it features beautiful environments and a variety of robotic dinosaur foes. The highly-anticipated adventure launches exclusively on PlayStation 4 on February 28th, but you can check out another look at its beautiful world and mysterious story by clicking below!

During The Game Awards 2016 we got two new looks at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the form of a new trailer and a gameplay demo. GameXplain followed this up with a short video that highlighted five noteworthy details, but now that they've had some more time, they've released a more in-depth analysis of the new trailer (an analysis of the gameplay demo will follow later) that digs into tons of secrets and speculates about the game's story and features. It's an insightful look at one of the most highly-anticipated Nintendo games in years, and you can check it out by clicking below!

When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker came to the West back in 2003, many players were less than thrilled with its cel-shaded "toon" look. Although the game received overwhelmingly positive review scores, Nintendo became increasingly more aware over time that many Western fans preferred the more "realistic" look of Ocarina of Time.

Due to this, work on a direct sequel to Wind Waker was halted sometime after 2004 (when Wind Waker 2 was teased at GDC), and Nintendo decided to shift gears and work on the project that would become Twilight Princess. The upcoming book The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts contains an interview with Nintendo graphics designer Satoru Takizawa that sheds more light on Nintendo's cancelled plans for Wind Waker 2 and how the transition into Twilight Princess took place. Hit the jump for the details!

Level-5's Yo-kai Watch franchise has been a hit in Japan since 2013, and the series recently went global, with game and anime releases in North America and Europe. The hit brand also has two movies under its belt with a third hitting Japanese theaters on December 17th, and now another is on the way. During a recent meet and greet event in Tokyo, the creators of the third Yo-kai Watch movie announced that a fourth film will debut in Japan next Winter. The film's title and story details will be revealed at a later date.

Game Freak's beloved Pokémon series is back in the spotlight once again thanks to the successes of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon. As such, companies are pumping out lots of Pokémon merchandise to capitalize on the hype, and the latest additions are two adorable plushies from Craneking.

They'll be releasing a Pikachu plush on December 22nd and a sleeping Mew plush on December 30th. So far these are just for Japan, and there's no word on a Western release for these new goodies, but hopefully a retailer like Play-Asia will make them available soon. You can check out some images by clicking below!

Nintendo fans continue to make creative game projects, despite the company's recent behavior toward them. This time, a simple version of Super Smash Bros. Melee has been designed to run in your web browser. Stripping down the game to just three characters and four stages, the fan-made project turns all of the visuals into single-colored silhouettes and features remixed music from the original game. The simplistic design allows the game to run with no problems on any computer. So if you're curious, you can play the game for yourself!

Yesterday we got our first look at Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and Sony promises to make the collection of games stand out from other remakes, calling it a "remaster plus." On the official PlayStation Blog, they explained that the new Crash Bandicoot collection is being completely rebuilt from scratch, using the original games as blueprints to get the exact geometry of the levels correct, as well as giving the games' cutscenes and character models upgraded visuals.

Hit the jump for more info!

It's time for another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every weekend, we pit two (or more) games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. Last week's Game Clash was a battle of two bizarre RPGs, and SNES classic EarthBound took just under 55% of the vote to beat out indie darling Undertale.

This week's match-up features a pair of team-based shooters with personality. Team Fortress 2 originally launched as part of The Orange Box back in 2007, and it quickly became one of the most beloved team-based shooters around. Overwatch released earlier this year to high praise, and it has already pulled in multiple game awards. Which critically-acclaimed team shooter is better? Click below to cast your vote and help us decide!

Nintendo hasn't officially stated when Breath of the Wild will launch outside of "2017," but many people were hoping or expecting it to be a Switch launch title. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Emily Rogers, Eurogamer, and Laura Dale all claim that it won't be ready for launch, and that Nintendo is aiming to release it in June. It seems it was planned to come to Switch at launch but both localization and bug testing are taking much longer than they anticipated. Target Briefly Listed its Release Date as June 13th, 2017, lending credence to the claims, but GameStop recently listed it as a Q1 game on their marketing calendar during an earnings call, so it's possible it could be more like May.

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 above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

Fans have been waiting a long time to get their hands on the Kickstarter-funded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero from WayForward Technologies, and for some fans that wait is now over. The game was recently delayed and no official release date has been given since then, but Early Access backers now have access to the full game ahead of its official launch. GameXplain has a copy of this Early Access build, and they've uploaded footage of the first fifteen minutes (PC version) for everyone else to enjoy. You can check it out by clicking below!

Hideo Kojima spent years crafting the FOX Engine at Konami, but after his nasty divorce from the company, he lost the rights to use it. After striking out on his own, Kojima toured the world, visiting prominent game studios to decide what sort of graphics engine he wanted to use for his next game. As we've seen from the recent Death Stranding trailer, the results are impressive. Speaking during a PlayStation Experience 2016 panel, Kojima revealed what the engine is, and what it means for the future of Kojima Productions. Hit the jump for the details!

According to Hiroji Kiyotake, the character designer who worked on the original Metroid, Samus Aran was named after Pelé, one of the most famous soccer players in history. Kiyotake was the one who named Samus Aran in the first place, back when Metroid was in its early stages in development. Apparently, Kiyotake is a huge fan of soccer, and when he first started working on Metroid, he decided that he wanted to name the game's main character after Pelé, the "King of Football." However, Kiyotake more or less failed, as he misremembered Pelé's real name (Pelé is just a nickname), and he ended up giving Samus a completely different name by mistake.

Read more after the jump!

Earlier today, Naughty Dog announced the newest story expansion to Uncharted 4, which is titled The Lost Legacy. During a panel at the PlayStation Experience, the developers shed some more light on the game regarding its characters and setting. The Lost Legacy takes place after Uncharted 4 and will focus on the characters Nadine and Chloe.

Hit the jump for more details.

The Last of Us: Part II was officially revealed earlier today at the end of the PlayStation Experience Showcase and has received mostly positive reactions so far (according to YouTube, anyway). Naturally, creative director Neil Druckmann has a few select things to say about the game now that its production is no longer a rumor. Mainly, players will not be playing as Joel this time around. Instead, they will take on the role of Ellie.

Make the jump for more information!