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Tons of people are excited for the upcoming Nintendo title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, some fans are wondering if a new 2D Zelda game is on the way. We haven't seen a true 2D single-player adventure from the series since 2013's A Link Between Worlds, so fans are itching to go back to the classic feel of the older titles. Aonuma addressed these concerns in a recent interview with Game Informer, saying that "there is definitely a possibility" of a new game in this style coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future.

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board, more popularly known as the ESRB, is the organization responsible for assigning age ratings to video games in North America, based on any sexual, violent, or otherwise inappropriate content they may contain. The press releases that go along with these ratings are pretty boring, especially when it comes to Nintendo games, as they don't tend to contain very suggestive content. The rating for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a different story, however, as it's actually surprisingly funny and conservative, and even tells us a bit about the game.

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The Switch isn't launching for fifteen more days, though it appears that some lucky Switch fans have been receiving their consoles a bit early. A new video was released on Vidme just over half an hour ago showcasing the console's UI and setup procedures. This marks the first time we've been able to see the UI in action, and overall, I think it seems pretty nice, if not a bit reminiscent of the PlayStation 4 menu.

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One of my favorite things about Nintendo is their ability to hide little easter eggs within their new developments. I was blown away, for instance, when I learned that "Ballad of the Goddess" from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was a backwards version of "Zelda's Lullaby." The upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a few of these easter eggs hidden in it as well. Last year, it was discovered that the "Song of Time" can be heard near the Temple of Time if you listen carefully.

A new audio easter egg was discovered in the "Hyrule Fields" theme earlier this month. What could it be? You'll have to head inside to find out!

One of my favorite reports floating around about the Switch was that the Virtual Console will be able to support GameCube titles. This rumor grew significantly last December when Eurogamer reported that not only was Nintendo planning on bringing GameCube games to the Virtual Console, but they already had three of them up and running! Nintendo has thus far remained silent on the issue, but they did provide a big hint in a recent interview with French website Melty.

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It is hard to deny that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most highly anticipated video games in history. It is the most ambitious game that Nintendo has ever worked on, and the flagship launch title for the company’s new console, the Nintendo Switch.

Despite the fact that Breath of the Wild looks great, Nintendo’s marketing decisions surrounding it have been less than stellar from the start. The game has been delayed several times, and although one could argue that these delays were a good decision overall, it’s undeniable that they were received negatively by fans who expected to play the game by the end of 2015. Many of the trailers have been less than stellar (in fact, the second time we ever got to see the game, it was shown off through poor-quality off-screen gameplay footage). Now, a little over two weeks before the game’s launch, Nintendo announced that it’s releasing DLC for Breath of the Wild, a first for the Zelda series; although this might seem like good news at first, Nintendo’s poor timing and out-of-touch announcement have unsurprisingly alienated loads of fans.

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Nintendo director Shinya Takahashi and Switch producer Yoshiaki Koizumi recently sat down with TIME to discuss the Switch. One of the most interesting things to come from this interview was the idea that the Switch could be subject to hardware upgrades in the future, similar to the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro. In addition to this, Takahashi discussed the ability to remove the Joy-Cons and hinted that they could be replaced with something else.

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Anyone with a Switch will be able to try out demo Splatoon 2 during a "Global Testfire" event in March. At specific times on March 24-26th, players will be able to test out new weapons, play new maps, and overall get a taste of what the full game will be like. Nintendo has also confirmed that Spectator Mode will be added to Splatoon 2, allowing two non-players the ability to spectate a private match, which Nintendo suspects will be ideal for live-streaming matches. In addition to local wireless, the ability to host games over LAN will also be added in Splatoon 2, which should make for much easier tournament and LAN party setups.

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We're about two and a half weeks from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and some awesome news is still trickling out about the hotly anticipated title. With its huge open world, Breath of the Wild promises to be the biggest Zelda to date, but the fun won't stop with the retail release. Producer Eiji Aonuma revealed earlier today that an expansion pass will be available for purchase at launch. This pass will cost $19.99 and grants access to two content packs later in the year, along with a few treasure chests available immediately.

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With Nintendo Switch on the way, Nintendo execs and reps are making the rounds to promote the console. In a recent interview with Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, the head honcho discussed a number of topics including whether or not Nintendo Switch can emulate Wii U games or if they would have to be ported. According to Kimishima, Switch is not backwards compatible and is not currently designed to work with controllers on previous consoles. Kimishima does hint, however, that support for those older controllers could be a possibility in the future.

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Since the Nintendo Switch acts as both a portable system and a home console, many fans are wondering if it will replace the 3DS and become Nintendo's single focus for the future. Nintendo has previously stated they would support the system alongside Switch, but they've been known to give out statements like this before and not follow through with them. However, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima further explained what role the 3DS will play in the future, and he confirmed that unannounced games are still being made for the handheld.

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There has been much speculation about just how powerful the Nintendo Switch will be, and though strong third party support has been declared by Nintendo, it seems the little device doesn't quite match up to the current Xbox and PlayStation systems. In a recent interview with Hajime Tabata, it was revealed that there were no plans to port Final Fantasy XV to Nintendo Switch due to the team being unsure if it would properly run on the console. He added that the team would need to properly test the hardware to get a solid answer. Despite this, the developers are still interested in the system.

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While designing Nintendo Switch, Nintendo ensured that it was extremely easy for third-party studios to develop games for the console. One of the main reasons that the Wii U never gained much traction was that its bizarre controller and unique operating system made it hard for many companies to port their games to the system, so its library never had as many games as that of its competitors. To attract more outside studios, the Switch is compatible with Unreal Engine 4, one of the most popular game development engines nowadays. In fact, it's so easy to use Unreal Engine 4 with the Switch that even Nintendo developers themselves have started using it.

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Last night, during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI, Nintendo aired its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, a thirty-second ad for the upcoming Nintendo Switch. The "Switch & Play" commercial was a snappy ad that showed off the Switch's most widely anticipated game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as well as the console's unique portable modes. The commercial for the Switch was such a success, in fact, that many are speculating that it was single-handedly responsible for the Patriots' big win last night.

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According to a translated announcement from Nintendo, the upcoming sequel to Splatoon will feature voice chat to "invigorate the competitive gaming scene" by allowing players to talk to each other directly in-game. This will be done through an app for smart devices that will link with the game, allowing you to set up play appointments with friends and teammates through social media.

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