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Nintendo has released an official list of all the differences between the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Overall, the game is almost identical on the two platforms: neither version of the game will feature additional content of any kind, and both version will launch on the same day, at the same price. However, there are a few superficial differences between the versions.

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Modding communities certainly like to do weird things with video games. It has not even been one week since its announcement, and Super Mario Odyssey's reveal trailer has already been reasonably accurately recreated within the confines of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV. Okay, maybe accurate is the wrong word to use for what YouTuber CrowbCat has created, but it is definitely a pretty entertaining video to watch regardless of that fact.

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Another brand-new game in The Legend of Zelda franchise could come to the Nintendo Switch, according to series' producer Eiji Aonuma. In a recent interview, Aonuma explained that there are still features of the Switch that he hasn't fully utilized, and therefore another Zelda game could come to the console. In terms of expanding upon Breath of the Wild, Aonuma claims "it's always easy to top the best." Read on for more information.

During the Switch presentation last week, Nintendo unveiled a wacky new party game called 1-2-Switch. During the Treehouse stream the following day, we got a better look into some of the minigames that will be featured. The one we saw in the trailer called "Quick Draw" mimics a face-off between two cowboys, and in order to win, the player has to raise the Joy-Con to the appropriate angle faster than their opponent.

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Many people were surprised when Nintendo announced that their new online service for Nintendo Switch would have a subscription fee rather than the free models they've used in the past. While some are against the idea, others hope this means Nintendo will have more stable servers for their online games. Reggie Fils-Aime gave his thoughts on this to help calm everyone's fears about a subscription model when asked about their past online services and friend codes.

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When Nintendo originally revealed the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers, fans noticed that the latter looked sort of like a puppy, especially when the Joy-Cons were resting within the Joy-Con Grip. It wasn't long before the internet took this idea and sped off with it, resulting in tons of fanart, custom Amiibo, and even some adorable plushies based on the console's canine-like appearance. But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that this random resemblance may not have been so random after all.

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NBA 2K17 was one of the few games spotlighted in the original Nintendo Switch trailer, and its placement there wasn't without reason. Following the Nintendo Switch Presentation that took place on January 12th, Nintendo confirmed that the upcoming NBA 2K18 would arrive on their new console in September. The NBA 2K games typically launch in this month, meaning it'll probably arrive on Switch at the same time as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches this Spring, many fans may jump at the chance to take those wheels out for a fresh spin around the block. Though the port offers some new features over the Wii U version of the game, one thing that will stay the same is the courses. According to a presentation during the Nintendo Switch Experience, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will feature 48 courses, the same amount as in the original game including its DLC. This may come as a disappointment, but there's always room for even more DLC, right?

Many Nintendo fans were hoping that the Nintendo Switch would have a strong lineup of launch games. Unfortunately, it seems only five titles will be released alongside the system. Nintendo has listened to the criticism about this, and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had a chance to explain why the Switch lineup is so small. Head inside for his full statement!

On Wednesday, January 18th, at 5:00 PM EST, Nintendo will broadcast a Nintendo Direct dedicated entirely to news about the Fire Emblem series. Of course, we're guaranteed to learn a lot about Fire Emblem Warriors, the upcoming crossover game between Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors for Nintendo Switch. However, it's unclear whether there will be more news surrounding other Fire Emblem titles.

Nintendo has always taken the simplistic approach when it comes to their systems' home menus, and it seems the Nintendo Switch will continue this design. A recently uploaded image of the Switch's home menu shows the white menu we've grown used to since the release of the Nintendo DS with a few icons for different games, system settings, power options, and the eShop. The menu also shows the battery life, Internet connection status, and the current time at the top right of the screen. If you want a closer look, check it out in the gallery below!

What do you guys think of the system menu? Do you like the design? What would you like to see added to it? Leave your thoughts in the comments after the jump!

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, Ben, and Colin for the first Nintendo Week of 2017, doubled in length as we emerge from our slumber with rusty podcasting skills and much to say about Nintendo Switch and all that surrounds it. We cover everything we learned from the Switch Presentation, including hardware, software, pricing, third-party relations, and so much more, before moving onto what all this tells us about Nintendo's prospective future.

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!

A few days ago, Nintendo revealed Super Mario Odyssey, a new 3D Mario game that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this holiday season.

We got a more detailed look at Super Mario Odyssey during Nintendo's Treehouse event on Friday. Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of the Mario franchise, made an appearance during this event, and he gave some interesting thoughts on Mario Odyssey.

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Since the reveal of Nintendo Switch, many fans were guessing how much it would cost. Following the $299 price announcement, most fans seem to be okay with Nintendo's decision. However, some are wondering why the company won't be including any games with the new console like they've done with the Nintendo Wii and Wii U. Reggie Fils-Aime recently explained this was to keep the cost of the system as low as possible, and that a price any higher than $299 didn't feel right to Nintendo.

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The past two days have been absolutely crazy in the amount of Nintendo Switch news that has been released, including a metric ton of new games. During the Nintendo Switch event, over 30 games were confirmed to be coming to Nintendo's latest console, including first party exclusives and ports we never saw coming. Some of the expected highlights include Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Skyrim, but who could have guessed Farming Simulator or Rayman Legends would show up too?

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