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129 Switch games were on display at TGS 2019

Plenty of Switch love at the show

TGS 2019 has come and gone, and now we have a full breakdown of what was shown at this year's event. The Switch had 129 games on display, which is actually down from the previous year's 144. That said, the overall number of games at the show was also down compared to the year prior. Check out the rundown of games by platform below.

iOS – 197 (209)
Android – 197 (206)
Other smartphones – 18 (21)
Nintendo Switch – 129 (144)
Nintendo 3DS – 3 (5)
Wii U – 0 (2)
PlayStation 4 – 157 (134)
PlayStation Vita – 9 (11)
Xbox One – 34 (40)
Xbox One X – 19 (11)
PC – 172 (221)
Browser game – 33 (30)
Steam – 108 (129)
Other (product sales, etc.) – 338 (273)
PS VR – 19 (9)
Oculus Rift – 27 (30)
HTC Vive – 22 (55)
Windows MR – 11 (10)
Oculus Go/Gear VR – 7 (8)
Daydream – 2 (4)
Other VR – 20 (16)

Total – 1,522 (1,568)

Beating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with shields only

Who says you need a Master Sword to make your way through Breath of the Wild? You can get the whole job done with just a shield and some great timing! This is yet another way to make your way through a game that seems to keep on giving.

Platinum celebrates Bayonetta 2's 5th anniversary with a special piece of art

Happy fifth, Bayonetta!

Can you believe that its been 5 years since Bayonetta 2 launched in Japan? Platinum can, and they're celebrating the special anniversary with a new piece of art! The drawing above comes from Bayonetta character designer Mari Shimazaki, and we think they've done an amazing job!

Dragon Quest X gets another batch of screens

Check out more screens here

Dragon Quest X gets its Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019. In advance of the big update, Square-Enix has put out a new promo video showcasing some of the content players can look forward to. This update will be available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Heart Forth, Alicia officially coming to Switch, Wii U version cancelled

A pretty good trade-off

The developers of Heart Forth, Alicia said that they were considering a Switch release some time ago, and today they've confirmed its in the works. That's the good news, but the bad news is that the Wii U version is now cancelled. Check out full details on the situation via the Kickstarter blurb below.

We’re thrilled to share that Heart Forth, Alicia is coming to Nintendo Switch! This console has proven to be a beast of a platform for gaming experiences of all sorts and sizes, so we're beyond excited to have Heart Forth, Alicia join its library.

Since the Wii U’s eShop’s is no more, the Switch port of the game will replace the Wii U one, which means that if you pledged for a Wii U key, you’re automatically set to receive a Switch key. Backers who pledged for $5 console key add-ons, or those with any extra balance left, can still change their console preference through their their Backer’s Club profile page.

If you never made any add-on pledges but would like to get a Switch key add-on, you'll be able to do that in the future for the same $5 as the other keys. We'll give you a heads-up via an update once we’re ready to open up a window to get this add-on.

Dragon Quest X 'Version 5' gets a new promo video

Version 5 is almost alive!

Dragon Quest X gets its Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019. In advance of the big update, Square-Enix has put out a new promo video showcasing some of the content players can look forward to. This update will be available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in North America

That's a wrap

The news first came out for Japan, and then was followed by Europe. Now we know the same is happening in North America. As of Sept. 19th, 2019, Bayonetta 1 & 2 will not be available to purchase on the Wii U eShop anymore. Check out a statement from Nintendo below, as provided to USGamer.

As of Sept. 19, the Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games for the Wii U system will no longer be available for purchase on Nintendo eShop. Both games will still be available for purchase in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch system.

As with other regions, those who already purchased Bayonetta 1 & 2 digitally on Wii U will still be able to redownload them after Sept. 19th, 2019.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Kakariko Village and Korok Forest's locations were originally swapped

So you're saying they were...Switched?

Nintendo's internal interview about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has revealed another interesting tidbit. For a good portion of time during the game's development, the locations of Kakariko Village and Korok Forest were actually swapped. Check out what Nintendo had to say about the situation below.

“The truth is, since the beginning of development to the middle of development, Kakariko Village was at where Korok Forest currently is, and Korok Forest was at where Kakariko Village currently is. In the final product, we swapped their positions.

The terrain leader suggested to change positions of (Kakariko) Village, and since everyone agreed, the suggestion landed on the director’s desk.

As time was precious, we were all prepared for the director to refuse our suggestion. Surprisingly, he agreed with us and said ‘Definitely, there are many good things that could come out of (changing their positions), so if the terrain designers agree with this, let’s do it.’

I think we all know what'll happen now. Some fan is going to mod the game to swap locations in order to experience what the game was like earlier in development. I wonder how much of a difference it would actually make!

Did You Know Gaming - Wii U Game Facts

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Nintendo Wii U games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Wonderful 101, Paper Mario: Color Splash, and Xenoblade Chronicles X.

"Bomb Impact Launching" is the new speedrunning trick in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It's the bomb

Speedrunners continue to push the limits of what's possible in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, finding ways to get where they want to go much quicker than you'd think possible. The latest trick in their arsenal is Bomb Impact Launching, which can send Link hurtling off into any direction at super-speeds. Check out the video above to get a detailed breakdown of how it all works.

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