Nintendo News Roundup June 26 2016 Feature

June 20 to 26 Nintendo News Roundup

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

New details and small tidbits about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild keep coming in from various sources who had a chance to talk with Nintendo’s staff.

Here’s a roundup of those interviews, in case you are interested in checking them out:

Gamekult (translation by Nintendo Everything) – Miyamoto and Trinen on the importance of technology in the game, various game systems, and some aspects of the game’s development.

Polygon – Aonuma on voice acting, and technology and sci-fi themes.

IGN – Miyamoto and Trinen on why Nintendo decided to label the game as an “Open Air Game”.

GameRant – Miyamoto on wether Link will wear his green tunic or not.

Kotaku – Miyamoto and Aonuma on why Zelda games tend to see delays.

Associated Press (video) – Reggie on Zelda being a system seller, and the upcoming transition from Wii U to NX.

IGN – A roundup of info from E3, where Miyamoto, Aonuma and Trinen explain things about the story and how it unfolds, missions, towns, clothing, and many other things.

Game Informer – Aonuma on changing up the formula, the art style, sound design, breakable weapons, why there are no companions besides Wolf Link, dungeons, cooking, climbing, and item upgrades.

The Verge – Reggie on how Zelda “struck a cord” at E3 by being slightly different than usual, and mixing up the formula to bring in new players.

Game Informer (video) – Miyamoto on innovating the franchise and the future of Zelda

Below, you can also find a few videos containing interesting gameplay elements found in the demo.

The first one covers the Song of Time and how it can be heard near the Temple of Time, the second show the first time rupees have been found in the demo, and the third and last video shows how you can make a “catapult” by manipulating certain objects with the Magnesis Rune. Check them out:

Finally, Medicom has given us a first look at a new 1/6 scale Link figure the company is working on, featuring Link’s design from Breath of the Wild:

link-breath-of-the-wildHyrule Warriors Legends

Koei Tecmo has announced that Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends will be getting its next round of DLC on June 30th.

Marin is the new playable character coming from this DLC pack. She fights using the Sea Lily’s Bell from Link’s Awakening, by creating shockwaves. She can also summon the Windfish as part of her special attack.

Moreover, Linkle gets a new weapon, the Pegasus Boots. They have the lightning attribute and allow Linkle to pummel enemies with a flurry of kicks. She will also get help from her loyal cuccos when using this weapon.

This pack also features a new Adventure mode map based on Koholint Island from Link’s Awakening. The map also features Rank 4+ weapons for the other characters, which have two elemental attributes instead of one.

16 new costumes for both the characters and for My Fairy will be included.

Other than some minor bug fixes and the addition of new medals and the like, another update will be released for free alongside the DLC pack which will raise the level cap of all characters.

The DLC will cost $6.99 in total for the 3DS version, $4.99 for the Wii U version, and $9.99 for both versions at the same time.

Furthermore, Wii U owners can now pick up another two DLC offers. One is the season pass, which costs $9.99, and will give Wii U owners the Link’s Awakening DLC and the two future packs. The second is the Legends Character pack, going for $12.99, which grants access to all the Legends-only characters and weapons.

You can find a new trailer and screenshots below, showcasing these new additions.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Nintendo of Europe has launched a new gamepage for Metroid Prime: Federation Force. In it you can find a mix of old and new details, but I still recommend checking at least the Story and Gameplay sections for new information. You can also find some new screenshots in the gallery below:

It was also confirmed during the week that in Metroid Prime: Federation Force you can scan different amiibo to add a paint job to your Mech in Blast Ball matches. Samus and Zero Suit Samus also have a specific use, where you can tap either of the two for “helpful in-game upgrades”. The following Japanese trailer shows both of them in action.

Nintendo has also shared a Japanese introduction video and some gameplay footage, which you can find below:

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Since Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE launched on June 24, Nintendo published 3 more trailers to promote the game during the week. Check them out below:

Besides that, Siliconera recently had the chance to interview Atlus producer Shinjiro Takada and Nintendo producer Hitoshi Yamagami about Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. The developers spoke about the game’s origins, pop idol focus, Fire Emblem characters as Mirages, battles, and more. You can read the full interview over here, if interested.

Fire Emblem Fates

Nintendo has recently updated the European site for Fire Emblem Fates with a schedule for the next wave of DLC. On July 21 you can get the first four pieces of DLC, and another three pieces will be made available one week later. Here’s the full details, directly from the site:  fire-emblem-fates-dlc-schedule-2Pokémon Sun & Moon

The Pokemon Company has announced that new information about Pokémon Sun & Moon will be shared on July 1.

Here are the main hours for each region:

– 6 AM PT
– 9 AM ET
– 2 PM in the UK
– 3 PM in Europe

Besides that, Pokenchi is set to feature Pokémon Sun & Moon on July 3 (July 2 in the west). A video for the two games will be shown and information on new Pokémon will be shared. However, there’s a chance that Pokenchi will most likely share content that has already debuted at E3 or from what TPC is showing on July 1, or even what we recently saw in CoroCoro, so don’t go in expecting much from the show.

Nintendo also announced that one of the special edition New 3DS XLs, the Solgaleo and Lunala Limited Edition unit, is coming to Europe, and will be launching this November. Additionally, Pokémon Sun & Moon Fan Editions will launch across Europe on November 23 too. You can find screenshots for both below:

Pokémon GO

Niantic recently announced that the The Pokémon GO field test service will end on June 30 in the United States and Japan (probably Australia as well). The app will no longer function after this date.

Niantic also shared the top five captured Pokemon during this time. The lineup features Rattata, Pidgey, Meowth, Gastly, and Abra.

You can find some more gameplay footage below:

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Nintendo has uploaded a new fun video to its Play Nintendo channel to continue promoting Kirby: Planet Robobot. Check it out below:

Nintendo has also shared some photos from the special Kirby: Planet Robobot event at Smashbox Studios which was attended by kids and celebrities alike. You can find them below, followed by their descriptions.

Photo 1

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, kids meet Kirby at the Kirby: Planet Robobot celebration at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, on June 22, 2016. In the new sci-fi adventure game, available now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Kirby has the power to save his world from enemies with his mechanized Robobot Armor.

Photo 2

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Peyton List from Disney’s “Bunk’d’ who is starring in the upcoming feature “The Thinning” and Spencer List from “The Bachelors” interact with Kirby at the Kirby: Planet Robobot celebration at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, on June 22, 2016. Kirby: Planet Robobot, the latest instalment in the popular franchise, available now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Photo 3

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Peyton List from Disney’s “Bunk’d’ who is starring in the upcoming feature “The Thinning” attends the Kirby: Planet Robobot event celebrating the game’s launch at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, on June 22, 2016. In this new action-packed adventure, Kirby gets new abilities and transformations, such as flamethrower arms and buzz-saw hands.

Photo 4

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, kids play the Kirby: Planet Robobot game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, on June 22, 2016. Kirby: Planet Robobot, the new sci-fi adventure game that features the iconic character in mechanized Robobot Armor and allows players to scan amiibo to give Kirby special abilities, is now available.

Photo 5

In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, kids show their custom Kirby t-shirts at the Kirby: Planet Robobot celebration at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California, on June 22, 2016. In the new sci-fi adventure game, available now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Kirby has the power to save his world from enemies with his mechanized Robobot Armor.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

As the western release of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, Nintendo has published some new trailers to promote the game. Check them out below:

Super Mario Maker

Originally only available in Japanese, the website that lets users create their own Super Mario Maker wallpapers is now available in english as well. You can give it a try over here.

Moreover, Polygon has released yet another video in its “Devs Make Mario” series. This time, Grand Knights History and Grand Kingdom creator Tomohiko Deguchi makes a level in the game. You can watch it below:

Super Mario Series Amiibo

The packaging for the new Super Mario Series amiibo has been published. You can take a look at the boxes in the gallery below:


The 15th North American Splatfest has recently ended, and the results are now in. Check them out below:

splatoon-splatfest-results-15-naNorth America (15th Splatfest) – Early Bird vs. Night Owl

– Votes – 29% / 71%

– Wins – 49% / 51%

– Final Results – 323/ 377 – Night Owl Wins


Nintendo has announced that Miitomo will be made available in Switzerland, Mexico and South Africa on June 30.

Moreover, Miitomo has received new updates. New items are out now in Miitomo Shop, and there are two additional themes in Miitomo Drop.

Here’s the lineup of new items:

– Ribbon wire hairband
– Overalls + dress shirt
– Mid-length skirt
– Ribbed short socks
– Paisley slip-ons
– Mirrorless camera
– Present bow
– Present box

“Dinosaurs! Prehistoric Posh” stages have been added to Miitomo Drop.  Here’s the list of additions:

– Tyrannosaur hood (set)
– Tyrannosaurus suit (set)
– Stegosaurus plates
– Archaeopteryx necklace
– T. rex skull
– T. rex tailbones
– Pteranodon pal
– Triceratops hat
– Dinosaur mesh cap
– Big dinosaur tee
– Dino-clawed pants

And here’s the list of new items from “Mouthwatering Style! Fast-Food Fashion”:

– Hamburger hat (set)
– Hamburger suit (set)
– Soft-drink straw (set)
– Soft-drink cup (set)
– French fries hood
– French fries suit
– Fast-food crew hat (set)
– Fast-food crew uniform (set)
– French fry pin
– Pizza bikini bottom (set)
– Pizza bikini top (set)
– Pizza tee
– Hot Dog pants

miitomo-june-19 miitomo-june-23Aside from the latest Miitomo Drop additions, there’s also a new Everybody Answers question. The featured question is: “What new skill would you most like to have?”. The event runs until July 1 at 4:59 PM PT / 7:59 PM ET, and rewards you with My Nintendo Platinum Points upon completion.

Virtual Console

Below you can find some trailers for Virtual Console games that were recently added to the eShop on the various regions.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Europe, N64)

Nintendo presents: Style Boutique (Europe, DS)

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (Japan, SNES)

Wild Gunman (Japan, NES)

Hogan’s Alley (Japan, NES)

Monolith Soft’s teaser site for Kyoto Studio

monolith-soft-teaser-siteA new teaser website and Twitter account have been launched for Monolith Soft’s Kyoto studio. The page has the following tagline: “Become a creator of captivating dreams in Kyoto”. The full site will open when July comes around.

Monolith Soft Kyoto is Monolith’s development studio that often helps Nintendo develop games. They are separate from the Tokyo team, which creates original titles like recent Xenoblade Chronicles X. The Kyoto group is currently working with Nintendo on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo Minute

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute features Kit and Krysta taking a look back at E3 2016 and trying out Rhythm Heaven Megamix. You can watch the episode below:

Nintendo and Yogurtland Summer Partnership

Nintendo_Yogurtland_01Nintendo has announced it’s teaming up with Yogurtland for a new summer promotion. Between July 1 and September 8, visitors will find that Yogurtland will feature the faces of recognizable characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser on the walls, cups and collectible biodegradable spoons. Also planned are Nintendo-inspired flavors such as Mario’s Chocolate Gelato, Luigi’s White Chocolate Pistachio and Toad’s Rocky Road.

Yogurtland is hosting a sweepstakes that fans can enter for a chance to win a Wii U system and one year of free frozen yogurt. Visit Yogurtland’s website here from July 1 forward and follow the simple steps to enter. One grand prize package will be given out every week during the 10-week promotion. Those who enter are also eligible for instant giveaways, including unlimited frozen yogurt cups, Wii U and 3DS games, as well as new 3DS systems that come with one game.