Guinness World Records looks at the largest collection of Legend of Zelda memorabilia

While Zelda players gather bomb flowers and boomerangs, Norway’s Anne Martha Harnes has collected 1,816 individual items connected with the video game series.

Check out the feature here

The Snack World: Trejarers - Version 2.0 and DLC coming sometime this month

The Snack World: Trejarers – Ver. 2.0 (?)

List of changes:
- raises level cap from LV. 99 to LV. 150
- various bug fixes

Additional notes:

- will be released alongside the first DLC pack sometime in October

DLC Pack 1 – Point 1

This DLC allows players to challenge some vicious bosses:

Zombie King: he used to be the King of a certain Kingdom. One day, someone put zombie powder in his food by mistake, and he became a zombie.
Holy Dragon Dear Falcon: a dragon version of Dear Falcon.

DLC Pack 1 – Point 2

This DLC allows players to tackle some new dungeons:

Underground Labyrinth Foie Gras, where the Zombie King is said to live. The layout is pretty complicated, which is why adventurers frequently get lost inside. Lots of mysterious monsters are said to live in that dungeon.

Scorching Hot Volcano Gratania, found in the north-eastern part of the continent. As expected, all the monsters living in there are pretty hot… and no, we’re not talking about physical appearance here! There’s also lots of lava around, so make sure you’re extra careful when you head into that dungeon. Oh, and be wary of the boss whose roar can be heard often in those parts…

DLC Pack 1 – Point 3

This DLC allows players to play with a Dragon Knight version of Chap and Vincent.

Dragon Knight Cap can hit enemies with continuous slashing attacks, while Dragon Knight Vincent is even stronger than the regular “version”, with his deadly special moves.

DLC Pack 1 – Point 4

This DLC allows players to break through the limits of their stats. With this DLC, you will get the following:

lots of XP after you’ve reached LV. 99. And no, it’s not a mistake: on the same day as the DLC is released, a free update (for all players) will raise the level cap, from LV. 99 to LV. 150
raised level cap for Jarra, from LV. 5 to to LV. 8
raised cap for bonds with characters and monsters you have as snacks, from ♡ 3 to ♡ 5

Top five most-seen gaming industry brands on TV from Sept. 16th through Oct. 15th, 2017

- Nintendo came in third place overall
- 374.3 million impressions generated off of 10 spots that aired over 3,000 times
- commercial with the most impressions (78.6 million) was “Arms: Answer the Call to ARMS.”
- Nintendo focused on bringing ads to Disney Channel, Adult Swim, and Nick
- Nintendo focused on bring ads to shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy, and Raven’s Home

Fire Emblem Warriors dev team discusses creating the game's story

The following info comes from a Nintendo Dream interview with Fire Emblem Warriors Producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda, as translated by NintendoEverything...

ND: From here on we’d like to hear about things we’ve been playing. First of all regarding the plot: how were the details decided on you making a story about placing Gleamstones on the Shield of Flames?

Usuda: First of all we do want to develop a story that is familiar and does not stray away from Fire Emblem. Characters from various games are going to appear here, so having heroes gather under the Shield of Flames seems to fit well for us. Then just like the Gleamstones gathering on the Shield of Flames, the story links to heroes gathering in.

Hayashi: We had the same way of making [the story] as Hyrule Warriors. For example in that game we had the Master Sword being pulled at about two-thirds of the endgame; a story that is to be expected by fans. In case of Fire Emblem, some games may not have had the Shield of Flames, but just like in Awakening you’re gathering something, and at first you were running away from something; there’s this common storyline. We talked about that with the staff, and we created it to deliberately include parts that are anticipated by users without doing something outrageous.

ND: So as we’re hiding some parts of the story [from being talked about], in the Awakening chapter why did you have Lucina appear as Masked Marth?

Usuda: If I had to say, it’s because we’re talking about the presentation side. Like, we want to reproduce this scene from the original game! (laughs) Speaking of Lucina’s appearance, it has to be that scene where she rescues [the heroes who were] attacked by monsters while being masked. So we’re prioritizing her appearance on the image and homage to the original games. We decided on the more detailed story parts, for example the scene where [Shion/Rowan] opens his eyes to see Chrom and Lissa.

ND: So you had such an intention when you had Shion/Rowan fall off a cliff.

Usuda: That’s right. We really wanted to have a scene of Shion/Rowan opening his eyes while facing upwards, so we had him fall off a cliff.

Hayashi: I thought that was borderline [dangerous] though (laughs).

Usuda: We were thinking to create a situation where when he opens his eyes, Chrom and the others are there. Shion/Rowan is not alone in the first place, so we couldn’t have him taking a nap. So he ended up rolling down from a cliff (laughs).

Mario Party: The Top 100 - full site open

Ever partied with Mario? Stuffed mouthfuls of pizza? Dodged penguins? Well, the party is back with the top 100 minigames in Mario Party™ series history! Test your memory, speed, and luck in a variety of multiplayer minigame types. With Download Play, up to 4 players can party on their own system with just 1 Game Card! This time the fun comes faster, thanks to some fresh features, including a Favorites option for quicker minigame selection and streamlined instructions. Start playing and pretty soon you'll find there's only enough room for the best at this funfest!

Check out the site here (thanks Clay!)

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 636 records LIVE at 6:30 PM ET!

I have no idea who's going to be here, but there's a podcast to be done! It's a day early, due to family obligations tomorrow. I would love for you to join us live, if you can! For the podcast, not the family obligations...

Fire Emblem Warriors - Version 1.1.0 now available

Fire Emblem Warriors

Patch notes:

- The Downloadable Content menu has been added and DLC is available.
- The weapon list can be sorted.
- The number of enemies defeated and rate of damage taken can be seen in History Mode.
- Various bug fixes.

List of changes:

- Adds a DLC menu, allowing you to purchase and download DLC [click here for more details about the DLC]
- Adds a Sorting option in the weapon list, allowing you to sorth through all the weapons you have
- History Mode: adds K.O and damage counters to the pause menu screen
- Various bug fixes

Nintendo Europe holding a Switch/Wii U/3DS Halloween sale on the eShop starting Oct. 24th

No word on what games will be on-sale, but it seems like it's going to be a serious opportunity, as even the Switch eShop is included!