Did You Know Gaming - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Did you know?

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Game Boy Color and Nintendo Switch.

This week's North American downloads - September 19 (Link's Awakening, Untitled Goose Game and more)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – As Link, you awaken in a strange land away from Hyrule, where animals talk and monsters roam. To uncover the truth behind your whereabouts and rouse the legendary Wind Fish, explore Koholint Island and all its trap-ridden dungeons, reimagined in stunning detail for this new release of one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series. Along the way, you’ll meet a hilarious assortment of charming characters to which you’ll never want to say goodbye. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game will be available on Sept. 20.

Dead by Daylight – Ever wished to play as one of the characters from your favorite horror movies? Dead by Daylight is a 1-v-4 online* multiplayer game that allows you to choose between playing an unstoppable Killer and one of four Survivors trying to evade a gruesome death. This edition includes nine killers and 10 survivors to choose from, as well as three cosmetic packs. The Dead by Daylight game will be available on Sept. 24.

Untitled Goose Game – Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot and generally ruining everyone’s day. The Untitled Goose Game will be available on Sept. 20.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Journey back to the other world in the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game. LEVEL-5’s classic tale comes to the Nintendo Switch system for the first time. Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in his hand and his trusty friend Drippy by his side, he will travel across this rich fantasy world to tame familiars, take on enemies and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation. The Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game will be available on Sept. 20.

Sayonara Wild Hearts – Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.


Earn Double Gold Points! – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points** – twice the regular amount – if you pre-purchase the digital version of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). This offer ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 30.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Amnesia: Collection
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade
Arcade Archives TRACK & FIELD
CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS – Available Sept. 24
Deathstate : Abyssal Edition
Devil May Cry 2
FLYING GIRL STRIKER – Available Sept. 25
GRID Autosport
Hidden – Available Sept. 20
Inferno 2
Island Maze – Available Sept. 20
LEGO Jurassic World – Available Sept. 20
Lost Castle
Neon Drive
Newt One
Niffelheim – Available Sept. 20
Oliver’s Adventures in the Fairyland – Available Sept. 23
One-Way Ticket
Paper Dolls Original
Police Stories
Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns
Rebel Cops
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning – Available Sept. 20
Soul Knight
Space War Arena – Demo Version
Spellworm – Available Sept. 20
STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast – Available Sept. 24
Tyd wag vir Niemand – Available Sept. 20
Yellow Fins – Full & Demo Versions
Zenith – Available Sept. 20

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS:

Mountain Peak Battle Mess
Shakedown: Hawaii

3DS eShop charts for Sept. 18th, 2019

Pokemon Crystal still unbeatable

Pokemon Crystal sits atop the charts for the billionth week in a row. There's nothing that's going to swoop in and beat it. These are the 3DS charts from now until the system is officially dead. Reign long and proud, Pokemon Crystal!


1. Pokemon Crystal
2. Tomodachi Life
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. Pokemon Gold
7. Pokemon Silver
8. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
9. Pokemon Red
10. Super Mario World
11. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
12. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
13. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
14. Pokemon Blue
15. Super Mario 3D Land
16. Zelda: A Link to the Past
17. Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
18. The Legend of Zelda
19. Pokemon Omega Ruby
20. Zelda: Oracle of Ages


1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
3. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Mario Kart 7 Video
6. Super Mario 3D Land Video
7. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
8. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
9. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
11. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
12. Introducing Tomodachi Life
13. IronFall Trailer
14. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
15. Super Mario World Trailer
16. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
17. Introducing Zara
18. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
19. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
20. Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon: Game Overview

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Dragone Quest

Without any prior mention, Square-Enix has removed Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 from the 3DS eShop in Japan. The title has completely vanished, but the good news is that both Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Special Trial Version and Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 Professional are still available.

A Special Announcement regarding Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Rating Battle Season 17

Info on a mistake

Thank you for participating in Pokémon Global Link (PGL). We have an important announcement regarding the Rating Battle Season 17 Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon League that began on September 3, 2019, after the end of maintenance.

Thursday, September 5, through Monday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. JST, Season 16 regulations were mistakenly being sent to Pokémon Ultra Sun instead of the Season 17 regulations.

This affected matches in the following ways:

Pokémon Ultra Sun vs. Pokémon Ultra Sun

· Teams were matched based on Season 16 regulations. We are currently investigating how this will affect the Season 16 rankings.

· As a result, the final release of the Season 16 rankings will be delayed. We thank you for your patience as our investigation continues.

Pokémon Ultra Sun vs. Pokémon Ultra Moon

· Players were paired up, but matches were deemed invalid because the regulations were not the same.

Pokémon Ultra Moon vs. Pokémon Ultra Moon

· These matches were not affected.

We would like to apologize for this issue, but please know that we are working to take care of it. Again, we thank you for your patience.

If you would like to learn more about Rating Battle Season 17, you can read about the Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon League and its special format regulations and the Sun/Moon League and its special format regulations .

Go For It All in the Ultra Final Online Competition for Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon

Its all come to this

You can now register for the Ultra Final Online Competition, where the whole Pokédex is eligible for you to use to make your team. Plus, you can use duplicate Pokémon and duplicate items. And every Pokémon will be set to Lv. 50 for the duration of these Single Battles.

All qualified participants in the Ultra Final Online Competition will receive a Shiny Tapu Koko. Players must complete at least one battle to qualify.

To register, log on to your account from the PGL home page and select Online Competitions in the main menu. You’ll then be able to read and accept the regulations on the PGL. You’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account, your own Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon video game, and a Battle Team of eligible Pokémon. Accept the regulations on the Pokémon Global Link by Thursday, October 3, at 23:59 UTC, and get ready to battle!

The competition goes from Friday, October 4, at 00:00 UTC, until Sunday, October 6, at 23:59 UTC.

Good luck in the Ultra Final Online Competition, Trainers!

Competition Information
Sign-Up Period

Friday, September 27, at 00:00 UTC, through Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 23:59 UTC

•You must sign up during this period to participate in the competition.

•You may sign up for the competition once per game registered to your PGL account.

Competition Period

Friday, October 4, at 00:00 UTC, through Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 23:59 UTC

Participation Gift

Qualified participants will receive a Shiny Tapu Koko. To qualify, players must complete at least one battle.

Ranking Results Announcement

October 2019 (announcement time subject to change)

Compatible Games

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon

Competition Rules

•This competition uses Single Battle format.

•Every Pokémon in the National Pokédex No. 001 through 807 is permitted.

•Duplicate Pokémon are permitted.

•Items are permitted, including Mega Stones and Z-Crystals.

•A Trainer’s Battle Team may have duplicate items.

•Register three to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.

•All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.

•A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.

•At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.

•At the beginning of each turn, players have 30 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle. If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.

•Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 00:00 UTC.

•For additional details, please come back to check the competition’s regulations page when registration opens.

Participation Requirements

•A Pokémon Trainer Club account

•A wireless internet connection

•A Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game with a Game Sync ID registered in the Pokémon Global Link (PGL)

•The birth date you have registered in your Pokémon Trainer Club account will determine the age division in which you play. If it’s discovered during the competition that your birth date information is incorrect, you may be disqualified from the competition and from future competitions.

My Nintendo Europe - update for Sept. 16th, 2019

More 3DS deals to grab

Another round of discounts are available on My Nintendo Europe, as well as a 3DS theme. Check out the latest additions below.

Platinum Points

– 20% discount on HarmoKnight (3DS) – 100 Platinum Points

Gold Points

– 30% discount on Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS) – 130 Gold Points
– 30% discount on Tomodachi Life (3DS) – 120 Gold Points
– 50% discount on Mario’s Picross (3DS VC) – 20 Gold Points
– Completely Luigi (3DS theme) – 20 Gold Points

Minecraft hits 112 million monthly players

Are you one of them?

Minecraft continues to grow in popularity, even after all these years. Microsoft has confirmed that he game now sees 112 million monthly players, which is pretty staggering, considering how the number was 20 million players lower as of Oct. 2018. I know I've been meaning to play it again, I just need to find the time!

SEGA hosting a Switch eShop sale (UPDATE)

Save big on SEGA games

SEGA is running a sale on the Switch eShop, with some games up to 50% off! You can check out a notable list of games below, but make sure to click over and sift through all the titles available.

UPDATE - This sale also applies to select 3DS games.

- Sonic Mania - $14.99 (25% off)
- Sonic Forces - $14.99 (25% off)
- SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog - $5.99 (25% off)
- Puyo Puyo Champions - $4.99 (50% off) (until 09/30/2019)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 - $20.99 (30% off) / Complete - $34.99 (30% off)
- SEGA AGES Out Run - $4.99 (25% off)
- SEGA AGES Phantasy Star - $5.99 (25% off)
- Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder™ - $8.99 (40% off)
- Team Sonic Racing - $19.99 (50% off)

Check out the full list of games here

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.


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