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In June 2015, about halfway through the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Satoru Iwata, the former president and CEO of Nintendo, tragically passed away due to complications from bile duct cancer. This was hard for the development team behind the game, who saw Iwata as a great inspiration and were deeply motivated by his memory in the years following his death. Recently, a Nintendo fan and YouTuber known as Seaniccus discovered a secret in Breath of the Wild that seems like it could be a hidden tribute to Iwata and his strong parental influence over Nintendo.

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When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night finished up its Kickstarter campaign, it wound up with an impressive $5.5 million in collections. Earlier this month, we learned that Bloodstained was going to be making its way to the Switch as well, but this left a question in many minds—what about the Wii U version? That question has been answered as of today, as Creative Director Koji Igarashi announced that the Wii U version has been officially canceled.

Head inside to read Igarashi's official statement as well as to find out what your options are if you chose to get the Wii U version as a reward!

Many of you have probably been spending a healthy (or unhealthy) amount of time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Whether you're still exploring the Great Plateau or ready to face Calamity Ganon now, there's no denying Hyrule's latest adventure definitely had a lot of care and effort put into it. If you're wondering just how much work the game took and what the creation process was like, Nintendo has you covered.

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The world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is enormous, and it's filled with so many landmarks that it can be really difficult to find exactly what you're looking for at times. To help out with this, the Zelda fan site Zelda Dungeon has been compiling a huge interactive map of Breath of the Wild's overworld, which details the location of every shrine, dungeon, and side-quest in the game. In short, it's like having Google Maps available in Hyrule.

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A common criticism of open world games, like most titles in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, is that they're often filled with bugs. With such massive worlds and so much to do, it's difficult for development teams to test every location and item very thoroughly, so many devastating glitches can make their way into the final game. Despite its gargantuan overworld, however, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is remarkably bug-free. In a recent interview with The Verge, Takuhiro Dohta, the technical director behind the game, explained how his team was able to achieve this.

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Many fans were blown away by Link's new look in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but still, when the game was later revealed to have changeable equipment, many were wondering if Link's classic getup would make a return. In the past Nintendo has hinted at it being obtainable, but it's no longer his default outfit, apparently due to one specific flaw. Warning: If you don't want possible spoilers for Breath of the Wild's clothing options, you may not want to read this article, as some of the gear is discussed.

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The passing of Satoru Iwata was a difficult time for many in the gaming community, from the millions of fans who were raised on the games that he helped create to the hundreds of developers at Nintendo and HAL Laboratory who worked alongside him for years. Iwata's presence is still clearly felt at Nintendo, and almost two years after his death, he's still a great inspiration to many at the company. In a recent interview with The New Yorker about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about how Iwata was an important source of motivation for the game's development in a deeply spiritual way.

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A dedicated Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan has created a mobile app called "Chef of the Wild" to help players keep track of the cooking recipes they have discovered in-game and show them what dishes can be created with your current inventory. It can also tell you what ingredients are required for a particular recipe and the effects/duration of any unusual ones.

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A few days ago, Nintendo revealed some early concepts for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. From aliens to a motorcycle, it seems the team was willing to experiment with anything. However, there were a lot more pieces of art shown off at Nintendo's GDC panel that they didn't post on Twitter. Among these are Link in a space suit and an adult version of what his Wind Waker self might look like.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally released yesterday, and already modders have managed to add the blue-tunic wearing Link from Breath of the Wild as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The download for the mod is now available, but if you'd like to see it in action first then you can use the trailer inside to watch Link face off against Piccolo, of all people, in a fairly intense fight. The video lasts about five minutes, and you get an awesome look at how the new Link plays as a fighter.

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Believe it or not, today's the last day before the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Over the past week, reviews for the game have been pouring in from all over the world, and they've been overwhelmingly positive. Metacritic, the website that aggregates all reviews for games and movies and compiles them into a single score, has listed Breath of the Wild at a 98/100, making it the fourth highest-rated video game in the history of the website.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is almost upon us, and Nintendo decided to shed some more light on the trials and tribulations of the final product. Today, Nintendo held an interesting panel about Breath of the Wild's development at the annual Game Developers Conference and discussed just that. Some of the devs behind Breath of the Wild revealed that a 2D/3D prototype was created in order to test out some of the game mechanics from Breath of the Wild. The 3D prototype resembled the original The Legend of Zelda and ran Breath of the Wild's physics and "chemistry" engine in the background.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases in just a couple of days, but before you play it, consider looking at what the game could have been. At GDC 2017, Nintendo showed off some early concepts for the game, which included an alien invasion and Link as a biker.

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We're just days out from what stands to be one of the biggest launches of the year. This Friday, Wii U and Switch owners alike will be able to explore Hyrule like never before in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For those looking to remain spoiler-free until you play the game, be careful as a leaked version of the game is now fully playable, so there will be spoilers floating around. Included in these leaks is a complete gallery of Breath of the Wild's bestiary, showcasing all of the various creatures Link will find across his quest.

We've included the gallery and a brief discussion in this post, so do not enter unless you want these creatures spoiled for you. You have been warned! If you're still intent on looking though, head on inside and see what Breath of the Wild has to offer!

While Nintendo revealed a lot of things about the Switch during their event in January, many fans still had a ton of questions about the new system. Now that early editions of the console have gone out to reviewers, we have a few new pieces of information about it.

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