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Nintendo offers a free Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo holder

A fun free decoration!

Looking for something special to plop your Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo into? Nintendo is offering a special amiibo caddy on their website completely for free! All you need to do is download the guide, print it out, and put it together! You can get everything you need here.

French software sales for Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th, 2019

Link hangs in there another week

A big XB1/PS4 release has pushed the Switch out of the top 5 almost completely this week, but Link's Awakening managed to hang tight. Check out the top 5 software sales in France for Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th, 2019 below.

1. FIFA 20 (PS4)
2. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (PS4)
3. FIFA 20 (XBO)
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (NSW)
5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (XBO)

Eiji Aonuma goes into detail on the art style for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch

He's got the look

The Zelda franchise is no stranger to unique visuals. The series has dabbled with all sorts of art styles over the years, and Link's Awakening takes Link into yet another new direction visually. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Eiji Aonuma opens up about how Nintendo settled on the interesting look.

The art style came about as a result of making 3D re-creations of the original characters, buildings and their exaggerated proportions as faithfully as possible. That said, we were aiming for the feel of a “diorama,” so we may have been thinking about some actual miniature dioramas.

We felt like a “miniature diorama” style fits the concept of the small but deep setting of the original game, as well as the comical characters and brisk action. We decided to apply the tilt-shift aspect to further emphasize that.

Discover what graphic refining director Yoshiki Haruhana aimed for with the visual style of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

A deep dive into the game's graphics

Nintendo has already released one dev blog on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, which focused on the game's music. Today they're back with a second installment, this time looking into the game's graphics. Check out a snippet of the blog below, which was penned by graphic refining director Yoshiki Haruhana.

Instead of recreating the game with very modern graphics, we aimed to capture the simple universality that the pixel graphics of the time had. I hope that each person playing the game will project their own idea of Link’s Awakening onto the game as they play.

We also aimed to make the game world feel as though you’re peeking into a little diorama. Our vision for this game during development was to create a diorama world in which Link would be a 10cm-or-so tall figurine. We developed the game while imagining the world as if it might actually exist in miniature form, and so we aimed for a balance between two really contradictory ideas; to pursue the charm of a richly detailed creation, while also considering the scale we’d imagined for Link and being careful to avoid adding in too much detail beyond that. It turned out that finding this balance was much easier said than done!

Check out the full blog here

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening hits 430k sold across Europe in its first 3 days

Great job, Link!

We've heard that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is the fastest-selling Switch game in Europe for 2019, but what exactly does that mean? Nintendo Germany has come out with some specifics on sales, and things are certainly impressive. For all of Europe, Link's Awakening managed to hit 430k units sold in just 72 hours. The only thing we don't know is if that figure includes digital sales. Either way, the number is fantastic, and is surely much higher now!

3D-printed Switch Dock takes your Switch to Koholint Island

But what happens when you wake your Switch up?

Senpai3D, who previously created an amazing Super Mario Odyssey Switch Dock, is back yet again for another of Nintendo's biggest franchises. As you can see above, their latest creation takes your Switch and plops it right down into the middle of Koholint Island from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening!

In order to get this dock to work, you'll have to slot your Switch into position and use the included extender cable to connect to your real dock. As long as you can find a way to hide your real dock out of view, this Koholint Island version is sure to impress! Grab yourself one of these docks right here.

Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening as the fastest-selling Switch game in Europe for 2019

You, Link, are the hero!

Well, well, well...it looks like Europe has quite a few Legend of Zelda fans! While we already knew that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the fastest-selling Switch game in the UK, Nintendo has now confirmed that that fact goes for all of Europe as well! Looks like the game really brought fans out of the woodwork, and the game should continue to enjoy brisk sales as we move towards the holiday season.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - UK Accolades trailer

Even the UK loves the game!

Here's what the critics are saying about Europe's fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of 2019, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening!

Japanese hardware/software sales for Sept. 23rd to Sept. 29th, 2019

Dragon Quest XI has an incredible first week!

Japanese sales data has been released for software and hardware this week! Square Enix's 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition' takes the #1 sales position, selling 303,204 copies. Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling hardware, with 196,489 units sold between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. Full sales chart rankings can be viewed below!

01./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 303.204 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Code Vein # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) - 60.843 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 53.428 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening # (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) - 45.775 / 187.150 (-68%)
05./00. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox # (Nihon Falcom) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 45.378 / NEW
06./00. [PS4] FIFA 20 # (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) - 43.751 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} (¥5.480) - 27.872 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition # (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 26.324 / 346.239 (-34%)
09./00. [NSW] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 25.538 / NEW
10./04. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 14.731 / 644.445 (-1%)

IGN Video - 7 Secrets to Find First in Zelda: Link's Awakening

Just starting out in Link's latest adventure? Here's 7 secrets to find first in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

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