Nintendo's Legend of Zelda/Breath of The Wild comparison feature gets translated

If you’ve been keeping an eagle-eye on everything we’ve shared so far for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, coming to Nintendo’s upcoming home gaming system Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017, you may have already spotted some familiar sights. Many of these similarities hark as far back as the original The Legend of Zelda, released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

But how does the world of Hyrule from the original compare to the ruined kingdom of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Let’s take a look!

Is that a familiar face I see?

Do you recognise this old gent? In both games, you encounter this old man shortly after beginning your adventure. In The Legend of Zelda, he gives you the sword that you’ll use to strike down evil throughout the land – how nice! However, in Link’s upcoming adventure, you’ll have to find craftier ways to source your weaponry – including nabbing them from enemies!

While it’s true the old man won’t give you any weapons to set you on your way, you could always borrow a torch from him or pocket a few of the baked apples he has laying around nearby. You never know when a baked apple might come in handy while you’re out in the wild!

Full feature here

Klonoa film in the works

- being handled by U.S.-based animation production company Henshin
- Henshin founder Rob Pereyda will produce
- Hitoshi Ariga will script and serve as co-producer and character designe
- production start and theatrical release dates for the film has yet to be announced

Pokken Tournament Arcade - new character to be announced on Nov. 1st

- new character to be announced on Nov. 1st
- to be announced via a NicoNico stream

My Nintendo - Japanese rewards updates

Miitomo items

– Lemon Hat (mobile) - ends 9 November 200 PP
– City Skyline Long Sleeve Tee (mobile) - ends 9 November 200 PP
– Miitomo Drop game ticket (mobile) - indefinite (5 redemptions per month) 85 PP
– 5 Miitomo Drop game tickets (mobile) - indefinite (2 redemptions per month) 450 PP
– 10 Miitomo Drop game tickets (mobile) - indefinite (1 redemption all time all my life) 250 PP

Discounts on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software

– 30% off The Battle Cats POP! (3DS) - ends 31 October 200 PP
– 20% off Zelda Musou: Hyrule All-Stars (3DS) - ends 31 October 75 GP
– 20% off Zelda Musou (Wii U) - ends 31 October 90 GP
– 30% off BOXBOY! (3DS) - ends 31 December 150 PP
– 30% off Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii U) - ends 31 December 600 PP
– 30% off The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) - ends 31 December 95 GP
– 30% off Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) - ends 31 December 80 GP
– 30% off Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U) - ends 31 December 160 GP
– 50% off Armed Blue Gunvolt (3DS) - ends 31 January 70 GP
– 30% off Dai Kaitaku Jidai: Gai o Tsukurou (3DS) - ends 31 January 180 PP
– 40% off Picross e (3DS) - ends 31 January 150 PP
– 40% off Picross e2 (3DS) - ends 31 January 150 PP

Software and digital content for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

– Nintendo×JOYSOUND Wii Karaoke U 1 hour ticket (Wii U) - indefinite 100 PP
– My Nintendo PICROSS The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) - indefinite 1,000 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 3: Link (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP
– My Nintendo Theme 4: Samus (3DS) - indefinite 200 PP

Keywords: PP = Platinum Points / GP = Gold Points.

Charles Martinet's Facebook profile causes worry among fans about his position with Nintendo (UPDATE)

UPDATE 2 - All is well! Thanks to Microtic for the heads up.

UPDATE - It seems there might be some issue with Facebook itself, in accurately listing current employees as 'former' workers. Definitely seems that's the case here.

Nintendo fans are starting to get a bit worried about Charles Martinet's position at Nintendo. As you can see by his Facebook page, he's listed as the former voice of Mario. There's been no announcement from Mr. Martinet about his position, but his official Twitter page gives reason to believe all is well.

Just to confirm, the Facebook page above is indeed Mr. Martinet's actual Facebook page. I'm thinking there's just a Facebook hiccup for now, but we'll reach out to Mr. Martinet to see if all is well.

Update from President Ken on Cube Creator 3D 1.2 progress

There has been a slight delay in development of Cube 1.2. We are a family business. As such, we have had an unexpected tragedy in our family and that has required much of our time to be devoted to mourning, grieving and dealing with many family matters.

I would also like to let everyone know we are down to last our last 50 bugs. We are working hard to eliminate these as fast as possible. We are back to 100 percent and are knocking off these bugs as quickly as we can.

Thank you for all of your support.

Ken Patterson, President of Big John Games

Famitsu most wanted - Oct. 13th to 19th, 2016

01. Pokémon Sun Moon (3DS) - 718
02. Dragon Quest XI (3DS) - 549
03. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) - 253
04. The Snack World (3DS) - 140
05. RPG Maker Fes (3DS) - 117
06. Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! (3DS) - 105
07. Puyo Puyo Chronicle (3DS) - *
08. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) - *
09. Megami Meguri (3DS) - *
10. All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution (3DS) - *

Pokemon Sun/Moon are now the "best pre-selling games in Nintendo history"

Today, Nintendo announced that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are officially the best pre-selling games in Nintendo history. Additionally, the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version is the most downloaded demo on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Nintendo History!

With the launch of the first Pokémon video games 20 years ago, the Pokémon brand quickly became a global sensation and hasn't left popular culture since. The Pokémon brand's 20-year celebration in 2016 has ignited fans' passion for the beloved franchise across the country and around the world with a wide variety of initiatives and new launches. As part of this banner year for the iconic franchise, video game players are no doubt anticipating the launch of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, on November 18.