Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Happy New Year everyone. We’re so excited to be back with the first Nintendo Minute video of 2020. We thought it would be fun to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and see if we can complete 20 challenges in the game in 20 minutes. We didn’t want to fail at the first video of the year so we tried really hard. How do you think we did? As always, thanks so much for watching. We’re so excited for this year! Can’t wait to share it all with you.
First 4 Figures has revealed a new license that they'll be working with this year. The company has secured a deal with THQ to creature figures based on the Darksiders franchise. No specific details were shared on what figures to expect yet, but I'm sure we'll hear something as we get further into 2020.
Join the macaw Regina and the tyrannosaurus Mac on their adventure as they try to escape a lifeless research lab. The only way out? To find the golden Floppy discs on which the memory of the lab’s computer system U64 is stored so that it can help the duo to find an exit. Regina & Mac is a 3D platformer that stands in the tradition of the classics from the late 90s and offers a fair challenge even for genre aficionados.
Dragon Quest X is getting a major Version 5.1 update on Jan. 29th, 2020. We went over the details for that update a few days back, but now we have a trailer to showcase what's to come. See everything Version 5.1 has to offer in the video intro above.
There have been rumors swirling about Pikmin 3 getting a port from Wii U to Switch, and today we get a bit more fuel for the rumor fire. The official website for Pikmin 3 has up and vanished. If you try to visit the site today, you'll get redirected to the Nintendo.com listing for Pikmin 3.
Why did the official site disappear after all these years? It seems a little too coincidental that the site was yanked now while all the rumors of a port are flying about. Let's hope this does indeed point to a port of Pikmin 3 to Switch. More Pikmin is never a bad thing!
Dragon Quest X, the MMORPG available on Wii U and Nintendo Switch in Japan, has been updated to version 5.1.0. There have huge changes made, which were translated by Japanese Nintendo and BlackKite. There are new locales, characters and a whole bunch of features. A fun surprise is Great Demon King Madesagora's grandson, Peperogora, who is more much an artist than a ruler.
Believe it or not, its been 10 years since VVVVVV originally launched. The game made its way to numerous Nintendo platforms in those years, including the Switch. To celebrate the game's 10 anniversary, creator Terry Cavanagh has decided to release the game's source code for all to pick through. If that sounds like fun to you, you can check out the source code, as well as a blog from Cavanagh himself here.
Would you love to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild again, but you don't have the time to do it? Watching this animation from Lee Jumi and Seon Seungyeon should more than do the trick, as it really encapsulates what the experience is all about. It's easy to tell a ton of work went into this, and a love for the source material is woven through. This really made me want to jump back into the game, and even had me tearing up a bit. I'd say that's two signs of this being a fantastic tribute!
Let's play a little bit of catch-up here, shall we? Longtime rumor supplier Emily Rogers recently hinted at two more Wii U ports lined up for the Switch. No specifics were given on those games, and obviously Nintendo isn't talking about this in any way, shape, or form.
On the most recent episode of the IGN NVC podcast, Peer Schneider talks about those rumored ports, and gives a bit more detail about one of the games in particular. You can check out the discussion at 1:01:07 above, or read the blurb below.
The secret Wii U ports that are being discussed...one of them is a 9 out of 10 for me, and one of them is more of a 6 out of 10. ...I really liked what Nintendo did with their take on real-time strategy games.
It certainly seems like Peer is not only confirming Rogers' rumor, but going further by providing the genre for one game. I don't know about you, but an RTS from Nintendo that was on the Wii U certainly sounds like Pikmin 3 to me. Do you have any other guesses?