Nintendo Switch & Zelda: BOTW are 3 years old today

Happy birthday, Switch!

As the clock strikes midnight in Japan, can you believe it has been 3 years since the Nintendo Switch was officially released? Launching on March 3rd, 2017, this hybrid console has taken over the gaming industry, breaking sales records left and right. After the failure of the Wii U, it has been wonderful seeing Nintendo be taken much more seriously again. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1, 2, Switch, and Snipperclips launching alongside the system, those three games are celebrating their 3rd birthday as well today.

Free new update 'Octavo's Ode' now available for Cadence of Hyrule

This totally hyrules!

Cadence of Hyrule was a massive indie hit this year, crossing over Crypt of the NecroDancer with The Legend of Zelda. Unexpectedly, a new update has dropped for the game, and it's completely free! An entirely new storyline is introduced, focusing on Octavo's "true intentions". The update can be downloaded now from the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Landmarks of Koholint trailer

Learn about Koholint Island and its many landmarks from Old Man Ulrira. Remember, if you get lost, give him a call!

100,000 copies of Link's Awakening has been sold in Germany

According to The GAME association, The Legend of Zelda: Link's awakening has sold a respectable 100,000 copies in Germany alone! October sales is not included in this number, as the data is only taken from the game's launch month in September. Link's Awakening has been selling quite well worldwide, and we'll find out the total sales numbers at Nintendo's next financial briefing.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - accolades trailer

Find out what critics said about this beloved reimagined The Legend of Zelda title. Get ready for adventure on Koholint Island in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, available exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Japan - Famitsu sales for September 16-22, 2019 (Top 30)

1. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo, 09/20/19) – 141,375 (New)
2. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 39,594 (319,915)
3. [PS4] eFootball PES 2020 (Konami, 09/12/19) – 19,249 (77,513)
4. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 14,905 (629,714)
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 12,266 (3,266,380)
6. [NSW] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for Nintendo Switch (Level-5, 09/20/19) – 11,237 (New)
7. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 10,813 (934,335)
8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,786 (2,459,809)
9. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 9,803 (171,841)
10. [PS4] Borderlands 3 (2K Games, 09/13/19) – 8,811 (44,847)
11. [NSW] Cardfight!! Vanguard EX (FuRyu, 09/19/19) – 7,989 (New)
12. [NSW] Daemon X Machina (Marvelous, 09/13/19) – 7,972 (36,121)
13. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 6,390 (61,592)
14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,281 (1,405,880)
15. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 6,277 (1,633,499)
16. [PS4] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered (Level-5, 09/20/19) – 6,271 (New)
17. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 5,836 (1,113,488)
18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 5,788 (3,159,092)
19. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 07/26/19) – 5,643 (245,461)
20. [PS4] F1 2019 (Game Source Entertainment, 09/19/19) – 4,248 (New)
21. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 4,039 (686,202)
22. [NSW] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Konami, 06/27/19) – 3,542 (162,782)
23. [PS4] Cardfight!! Vanguard EX (FuRyu, 09/19/19) – 2,513 (New)
24. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 2,501 (2,003,999)
25. [NSW] Yo-kai Watch 4: We’re Looking Up at the Same Sky (Level-5, 06/20/19) – 2,438 (270,690)
26. [NSW] Jakou no Lyla: Trap of Musk (Idea Factory, 09/19/19) – 2,414 (New)
27. [NSW] Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game (Sega, 07/25/19) – 2,254 (50,889)
28. [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo, 08/30/19) – 2,217 (46,875)
29. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 2,101 (752,260)
30. [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds (SIE, 10/13/16) – 2,090 (94,913)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Zelda Nendoroid up for pre-order, releases January 2020

The release timing for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Zelda Nendoroid has been announced. The figure is scheduled to come out in January 2020, which means you have a few months to get your orders in. By the by, you can pre-order right this very moment!

"...open your eyes..."
From the popular game "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" comes a Nendoroid of Zelda, Princess of Hyrule! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a smiling expression and an angry expression.

For optional parts, she comes with the Royal White Stallion, the Sheikah Slate, and the Hot-Footed Frog that appeared in the Captured Memories scene when she offered it to Link. The Sword that Seals the Darkness, also known as the Master Sword, is included as an additional optional part for Nendoroid Link: Breath of the Wild Ver. (sold separately). Be sure to add her to your collection!

REPORT - Zelda: Link's Awakening number 1 in UK charts, fastest-selling Switch game this year

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch is No.1 in the UK Boxed Charts.

Link's Awakening is the latest Zelda remake from independent developer Grezzo. The company previously created the 3D remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask for 3DS. Link's Awakening is Grezzo's biggest Zelda launch in the UK yet, surpassing the record set by Ocarina of Time 3D by 27%.

It's actually only the third time Zelda has been No.1 in the UK charts. The last time was way back in 2003 with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on Nintendo GameCube. Before then, Ocarina of Time was No.1 on N64 back in 1998 just before Christmas. It followed Nintendo air-lifting copies of the game to stores after it sold out in its first week.

It's the fastest-selling Switch game released this year, surpassing the record set by Super Mario Maker 2.

Full report here!


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