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With the Switch launching in just under a month and a half, the Wii U's life cycle is officially in a downward state. If we didn't know this before, we certainly do now, as Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is officially the last game Nintendo will make for the platform. Last Friday, Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aimé talked to Polygon about this decision, stating "From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U."

Reggie also discussed how this decision will affect the future of the Wii U. Head inside to see his thoughts!

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.

Follow after the jump to take a look at the full list!

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!

Nintendo just announced that it is launching two new Amiibo figures alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on March 3rd, 2017. The two figures are a Bokoblin, a common enemy in the Zelda series that makes an appearance in Breath of the Wild, and Zelda herself, as seen in the latest Breath of the Wild trailer. It is unclear what these figures will do when connected to the game on Nintendo Switch or Wii U.

Follow after the jump to take a closer look!

For years, Nintendo fans have been waiting for Nintendo to announce the official launch date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the most highly-anticipated Nintendo games in decades. At tonight's Nintendo Switch live event, Reggie Fils-Aime, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Eiji Aonuma made an appearance to finally reveal that the game will be launching on March 3, 2017, alongside the Nintendo Switch console.

Follow after the jump to watch the trailer!

With the beginning of the new year and a Nintendo Switch reveal right around the corner, Nintendo decided to keep the festivities rolling along with a gigantic sale. The sale is for the North American Wii U and 3DS eShops and will last until January 25th. You can save a ton of cash on games like Splatoon, Child of Light, Rayman Legends, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, and more. If you are a My Nintendo member, you can save an extra 10 percent on select titles.

Check out the full list of games after the jump!

We're only eleven days into 2017, but Yacht Club Games is bringing Shovel Knight fans around the world an early Christmas with a huge new update regarding the future of the game. Before you ask, there still isn't a firm release date on Specter of Torment. However, Yacht Club has detailed some pretty neat changes and additions that I believe makes up for not knowing.

Head inside for all the details about the future of Shovel Knight!

The Wii U may be coming to an end, with the Switch's big presentation coming tomorrow and its launch just a few months away, but Nintendo is still doling out a few classic experiences for their current hardware via the Virtual Console. They've just revealed what one of tomorrow's offerings will be, and it's a big title from a franchise that hasn't seen much love in recent years: F-Zero X. You'll be able to grab this Nintendo 64 racing gem and take Captain Falcon through dozens of courses tomorrow for just $9.99.

Head past the jump for more.

A Wii U emulator called Cemu for Windows PC now includes graphic packs that allow players to run games in 4K. The creators had trouble getting the Wii U games to re-render at a higher resolution than the Wii U supports, but now they have finally cracked it. Backers of the Cemu Patreon can access the graphic packs now, and they'll be available to the general public on January 16th.

Head inside to find out more!

It's been floating around the world of Nintendo news for quite some time that Nintendo might be porting Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to their upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch, and the now-infamous reporter Laura Kate Dale recently came forward to say that it is true.

This was one of the talking points on the 82nd 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.

Soraya Saga, the wife of Tetsuya Takahashi, the founder of Monolith Soft, has retweeted Nintendo's announcement of the Nintendo Switch presentation that will be taking place on January 13th. This has led many to speculate that Monolith Soft will make an announcement during the presentation, perhaps confirming the rumors that Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released on Nintendo's upcoming console.

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There's been a lot of confusion surrounding the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Nintendo hasn't offered any clarity. Officially, the game's release window is just "2017" with no further specifics, but fans are hoping it will be a Switch launch title in March. Retailers and tipsters have offered various takes, and most recently we've heard that even Nintendo isn't exactly sure. Eurogamer (the publication that first accurately leaked Switch would be a hybrid console with cartridges and detachable controllers) has now weighed in, and you can get the scoop by clicking below.

Tomoyo Tomita may not be a name you recognize, but he has served as a composer for many Nintendo titles developed by Good-Feel, including Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Woolly World. Tomita recently left Good-Feel, however, striking out on his own as a freelancer, and he took to YouTube to give Yoshi fans a treat: six tracks that he composed for Yoshi's Woolly World that never made it into the final product. Each one sounds gorgeous, and you can listen to all of them after the jump!

Nintendo has been regularly releasing new screenshots from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to keep hype for the upcoming Wii U and Nintendo Switch game strong, and they released another new image today. At first glance it doesn't appear to be much (as it just shows off an area we've already seen in past screenshots and footage), but upon closer inspection, it appears to reveal a returning character. Hit the jump for more!

It's a brand new year with lots of exciting games to look forward to, and we'll be receiving updates on some of the biggest titles 2017 has to offer soon. Game Informer has just revealed the contents of their February issue, and it's full of goodies. The theme is "Top 50 Games of 2016" (with Overwatch gracing the cover), but the issue also spends plenty of time looking ahead. Hit the jump for more!