Game Informer Replay - The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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RUMOR - Punch-Out!! Wii's Sailor Moon Easter Egg cost Nintendo and Next Level Games millions, and got people fired

Well that's a crazy situation

If you follow along with the Boundary Break series, which is totally worth your time by the way, you'll have hopefully seen the episode on Punch-Out!! Wii. All kinds of fun things were discovered about the game, including a Sailor Moon Easter Egg that is near impossible to see when you're playing the game regularly.

Turns out there's a whole story in an of itself behind the Sailor Moon Easter Egg, and it's a crazy one. The Easter Egg would end up costing Nintendo and Next Level Games millions, and even got some Next Level Games' employees fired. That's the word from an unnamed source who was very close to the project.

Make sure to check out the video above for the full details on this insane behind-the-scenes story!

Prototype Wii Remote and Nunchuk appears to include rumble in the Nunchuk

Why was this yanked?

The prototype Wiimote and Nunchuk seen above are old news. We've featured them many times, and even talked about one selling at auction. Today's news is about what's inside the Nunchuk, as it differs from the version Nintendo actually released.

As you can see, it appears the prototype Nunchuk actually had a rumble motor in it. Why Nintendo yanked this for the final design is unknown. Hopefully someone brings this up with Nintendo in a future interview!

Dragon Quest X 'Version 5' gets a new promo video

Version 5 is almost alive!

Dragon Quest X gets its Version 5 update on Oct. 24th, 2019. In advance of the big update, Square-Enix has put out a new promo video showcasing some of the content players can look forward to. This update will be available for both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Check out yet another comparison between Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

Head to head again

There's only so much footage to work with in yesterday's Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition reveal trailer. We've seen a few comparisons between that trailer and the Wii version, and above you can check out one more head-to-head.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance puppeteers used modified Wii remotes to control Gelfling eye movement

Well isn't that neat!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is coming to the Switch, but the Netflix series actually has another tie to Nintendo platforms. In an interview with AnimationMagazine, we find out that part of the animatronics used for the Gelflings was controlled by a modified Wii remote! According to puppeteer Alice Dinnean, the Gelflings' eyes were controlled via Wiimote input.

“You feel like you’re playing a musical instrument, while you’re taking and singing along. It’s all self-contained on a belt pack, and you’re not dragging cable along. It makes a huge difference. It was basically a prototype that we used for 10 episodes! It was an amazing collaboration between the designers, the animatronic operators and code-writers. Everything was constantly fluid and moving because of the way our director shot the series.”

Thanks to Timothy for the heads up!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga's 7th volume hits Japan on Aug. 28th, 2019

Twilight time

While the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga is busy charting here in the states, the series continues its run over in Japan. The seventh installment, which you can see the cover for above, has been given a release date in Japan of Aug. 28th, 2019. It'll come to the states as well, but it's going to take quite some time for that to happen!

Smash Bros. tournament to provide therapy dogs to help players dealing with performance anxiety

Heavy petting

An upcoming Smash Bros. tournament is going to be adding in therapy dogs for players to utilize. These dogs will be on-hand for players to spend some time with both before and after their tournament action in order to ease any anxiety they have. All together, there will be 5 different dogs on-hand providing some escape for nervous players.

I'm down with Smash Bros. tournaments in general, but throw some dogs in there, and it turns into must-attend event to me!

Just Dance 2020 "Song List: Part 2" trailer released, plus tons of screens/art, and track preview clips

I feel like dancing

Ubisoft has put out a new wave of content for Just Dance 2020 at Gamescom. You get the second soundtrack trailer above, as well as a bunch of screens and art below. You can also see individual videos for songs in the soundtrack as well, which are available in this playlist.

Game History Secrets - Nintendo Prototypes & Changed Hardware

Hardware revamps and more

Today on Game History Secrets we talk about some Nintendo prototypes and hardware changes surrounding the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and GameCube.


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