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1997 beta build of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time discovered

A Nintendo time capsule!

Well here's a super interesting discovery! Some fans have stumbled upon an F-Zero X developer cartridge, and tucked away inside was a 1997 beta build of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As you might expect, the build is filled with all sorts of content that didn't make its way into the final game. Graphical changes, text tweaks, different fonts, and so much more! You can see some of the discoveries in the video above, and keep track of all the discoveries here.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory's Co-Director shares the process of creating a stage

Step by step

Creating a stage for any game is filled with all sorts of challenge, but building a level that's paced to a specific song is a whole new challenge. Wonder how something like that gets put together? Masanobu Suzui, Co-Director of KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, has shared a new dev blog that goes over the creation of Hand in Hand, one of the stages from the game. You can see that stage below, and then hit the link for full details.

Check out the dev blog here

ITS’DEMO reveals lineup of Kirby bags, masks, pens, and more

A new Spring lineup

Japanese brand ITS’DEMO is back with another Nintendo-related lineup of merch. This time we're getting a round of Kirby merch that incudes multiple bags, stationary, pens, masks, containers, and more. This is a part of the upcoming Kirby X ITS'DEMO Spring 2021 collection, and you can check out all the items here.

PowerA releasing 'Animal Crossing' Enhanced Wireless Controller on Feb. 14th, 2021

The perfect Valentine's Day gift

PowerA is constantly expanding their line of Enhanced Wireless Controllers for Switch, offering new designs fairy often. The next additions to the lineup are two Animal Crossing-themed options, one with Isabelle and the other with Tom Nook. Outside of that, these controllers are exactly the same as any other in the series. They're priced at $25 each and are set for launch on Feb. 14th, 2021. You can read a quick recap on these controllers below.

Play your favorite Nintendo Switch games in style using this Officially Licensed POWER A enhanced wired Controller. Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this wired Controller features a 3.5mm audio jack, mappable advanced gaming Buttons, and standard ergonomic layout. A detachable 10ft USB cable with a Velcro-strap is included for reduced clutter and easy storage. Getting all these features at nearly half the cost of wireless Controllers makes POWER A enhanced controllers a no-brainer. Finally, you can trust POWER A products to perform since we back our products for 2 years.

Wing of Darkness delayed to June 3rd, 2021, Limited Edition revealed

Delay of flight

Wing of Darkness was originally slated to launch worldwide on February 25th, 2021, but Clouded Leopard Entertainment has announced a major delay. The game now won't see release until June 3rd, 2021, and the team will spend this extra time tweaking the following.

Enhancing game visuals.
Fine-tuning gameplay and design.
Tweaking cutscenes.
Ensuring balance within difficulty levels.
Final adjustments to ensure compatibility with consoles and hardware.

Along with that, we learned that the above artwork will be included in Japanese physical copies at launch. If you're looking for something more, there will be a Limited Edition that includes the following.

- A copy of Wing of Darkness for PlayStation 4 or Switch
- Original soundtrack and original voice drama CD
- Wing of Darkness visual fan book
- Copy of original illustration by Haruhiko Mikimoto
- Acrylic figurine
- Abend Flugel emblem patch
- Abend Flugel emblem pin
- B5-size sticker sheet

Cyber Shadow gets another Japanese trailer

A stealth-dropped trailer

Cyber Shadow is launching on Jan. 26th, 2021, so we're not far off now! For another look at the game, you can check out the second Japanese trailer shared above.

G-Mode Archives: Sorcerian hits Switch in Japan on Feb. 4th, 2021

The 30th entry in the series!

G-Mode has announced the next entry in their G-Mode Archives for Switch, and it's the 30th installment. The next classic mobile game to join the Switch is G-Mode Archives: Sorcerian, and it's set to launch on Feb. 4th, 2021. The title will be priced at 500 yen, and you can find more screens here.

Famitsu hosts a Monster Hunter Rise live-stream

Famitsu hosts live-streams for upcoming games quite often, and today they're back with a rather big one. The Famitsu gang got to spend more time with Monster Hunter Rise, and you can see the full live-stream above.

X Games collaboration announced for Rocket League

To the EXTREME

Psyonix has revealed an X Games collab with Rocket League that kicks off January 21st, 2021. You can get full detais on what to expect below.

The biggest event in action sports begins this month: X Games Aspen! Rocket League is ready to celebrate the start of the high-flying, adrenaline-pumping festivities on January 21 with a collaboration that includes new in-game items, and an RLCS X event featuring special Fan Rewards!

GET THE NEW X GAMES ITEMS

It all starts on January 21 in Rocket League when X Games-inspired items arrive in the Item Shop. The X Games Tab will be available in the Item Shop on January 21-24 and again on January 28-31. Get the X Games Octane Decal, X Games Wheels, and Snowblind Topper. Plus, claim the free X-Skis Player Banner and X-Board Player Banner both weekends.

Check out all the items in the slideshow below.

INTRODUCING THE RLCS X GAMES: NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL

Rocket League Esports will be an official X Games event this year with the RLCS X Games: North American Regional! Catch all the action January 23-24 and January 30-31. This online tournament will also be an official part of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X circuit and will feature the best teams in North America competing in this special RLCS X Regional. The winning team will even earn their own RLCS X Games medals!

New X Games Fan Rewards are being added to the mix for RLCS X Games only! Tune in for your chance at receiving the Knuckle Huck Player Banner, and X-Boards and X-Skis Toppers.

Check out all the action on the ESPN App and live on Twitch and YouTube starting at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UTC), and watch the best teams in North American face off!

We can't wait for Rocket League to be a part of the world's premier action sports competition with the 2021 X Games. Be sure to watch the X Games Aspen on on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN App on January 29-31, and the RLCS X Games: North American Regional beginning on January 23.

Minecraft Dungeons updated to Version 1.7.3.0

Digging deeper

Minecraft Dungeons has been updated to Version 1.7.3.0. Check out the full patch notes below.

- Fixed the Apocalypse Plus prompt appearing after every completed mission (MCD-4879)
- This prompt will still appear once with each restart of the game and a full fix for the issue will come in an upcoming update
- Cooldown Reduction now affects Satchel of Elements and Scatter Mines (MCD-4892)
- Fixed mobs not spawning during Night Mode
- Disabled invisibility for enchanted mobs because that was too intense!
- Invisible mobs can still appear in Trials if the modifiers activate them