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Edmund McMillen would like to do a sequel to The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac came out back in 2014, but developer Edmund McMillen is still supporting the game with new content. Booster packs launch every now and again, bringing all sorts of new gameplay and more to the title. While the idea of another round of booster packs is up in the air, McMillen told Polygon that he has interest in a sequel.

“One day, I’d like to do a sequel to The Binding of Isaac. There are certain elements of the game’s design that I would want to hold for a sequel. Because I don’t want to introduce whole new mechanics. I would have to rewrite the game; that would change everything.”

Zarvot's Wii U release likely cancelled

For awhile there, the developer behind Zarvot was saying that the Wii U release was still in the works. It's been quite some time since that last update, but today we see some bad news. According to the developer, the Wii U version isn't likely to release anymore. I guess the world has just embraced Switch too much, and the Wii U is pretty much dead in the water.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch lets you instantly recharge runes

A year after launch, new glitches and tricks for Zelda: Breath of the Wild are still being discovered. Here we have a glitch that lets you instantly recharge your runes, which could be great for regular play or speedruns. I wonder what other tricks people will find as they keep digging deeper.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition unboxing

From the famous game "The Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild" comes an original soundtrack album, featuring all 210 songs. Including BGM songs in the games and trailers, plus a booklet, PLAYBUTTON, special cover box, original clear file, and an exclusive designed tall size digipak.

Nintendo Switch/3DS/Wii U - upcoming maintenances for May 14-17, 2018

Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: Nintendo eShop (using Credit Cards)
Web: buying games from the Nintendo Homepage (using Credit Cards)

Times
Europe: May 15th (3AM to 6AM)
UK: May 15th (2AM to 5AM)
North America (ET): May 14th (9PM) to May 15th (12AM)
North America (PT): May 14th (6PM to 9PM)
Japan: May 15th (10AM to 1PM)

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Services impacted
Wii U: online play (unspecified games)
Nintendo 3DS: online play (unspecified games)

Times
Europe: May 15th (4AM to 7AM)
UK: May 15th (3AM to 6AM)
North America (ET): May 14th (10PM) to May 15th (1AM)
North America (PT): May 14th (7PM to 10PM)
Japan: May 15th (11AM to 2PM)

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Services impacted
Nintendo 3DS: online play (unspecified games)

Times
Europe: May 15th (7AM to 9AM)
UK: May 15th (6AM to 8AM)
North America (ET): May 15th (1AM to 3AM)
North America (PT): May 14th (10PM) to May 15th (12AM)
Japan: May 15th (6PM to 8PM)

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Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: online play (unspecified games)

Times
Europe: May 16th (2.50AM to 4.30AM)
UK: May 16th (1.50AM to 3.30AM)
North America (ET): May 15th (8.50PM to 10.30PM)
North America (PT): May 15th (5.50PM to 7.30PM)
Japan: May 15th (9.50AM to 11.30AM)

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Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: online play (unspecified games)

Times
Europe: May 16th (6AM to 8AM)
UK: May 16th (5AM to 7AM)
North America (ET): May 16th (12AM to 2AM)
North America (PT): May 15th (9PM to 11PM)
Japan: May 16th (2PM to 4PM)

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Services impacted
Nintendo Switch: online play (unspecified games)

Times
Europe: May 17th (4AM to 5AM)
UK: May 17th (3AM to 4AM)
North America (ET): May 16th (10PM to 11PM)
North America (PT): May 16th (7PM to 8PM)
Japan: May 17th (11AM to 12PM)

PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya says he's praying The Wonderful 101 gets ported to Switch

A lot of us want The Wonderful 101 ported to the Switch. Those who played the Wii U version would love to see the game get a second chance on Switch. Those who missed out on the Wii U version are eager to try it out. Platinum Games' themselves have stated that they're trying to make it happen on multiple occasions. Now today, Platinum's Hideki Kamiya is turning to prayer to make it happen. When a fan asked for Kamiya to bring The Wonderful 101 to Switch, Kamiya replied by saying he's praying for it to happen. I don't who he's praying to, but I sure hope they have the power to make this happen!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion book available to preorder

This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda(TM): Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs

This book features nearly fifty pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, two-hundred and ninety-six pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a fifty-five-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team--Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion!

Publisher: Dark Horse Books (November 20, 2018)
Language: English

Grab yours here

PlatinumGames talks making action games, wanting to bring The Wonderful 101 to Switch, working on a top-secret game

PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba both appeared at a special Bitsummit panel to talk about various things going on at the company. You can see a breakdown of their discussion below.

- Inaba says he likes games with really in-depth stories, and hardcore action games are in the minority of what he likes
- Kamiya-san says he just likes games in general, and mentioned he finished Call of Duty for the Nintendo DS
- Inaba was doubtful that the perfect action game exists
- Kamiya's pick for the perfect action game is Castlevania on the NES
- Kamiya says the secret to creating perfect combos for action games is about letting the player become the character
- the goal is to make the player feel like they’re doing really cool moves
- Inaba says people think that PlatinumGames makes great combo-action games
- Inaba says this isn't really the intention when they set out to make a game, as It just comes naturally.
- Kamiya says Platinum simply sets out to make the games they like, and they organically become what a lot of gamers like
- this reaction from fans helps motivate Platinum as creators, even if it’s not intentional: they just want to make fun games
- Inaba says the logo of Bitsummit Volume 6 reminded him of The Wonderful 101, which was Platinums' 6th game
- Inaba also fondly remembers how nice it was to work on The Wonderful 101
- Kamiya joked about the 101 name, saying sales are more like 13, so they should have called it “The Unwonderful 13”
- the developers love that game, so it would be awesome for them to be able to release it on Switch
- the audience responded positively to this suggestion
- Inaba thinks their budgets are very reasonable, and the amount of money that is spent on AAA western games is almost scary.
- PlatinumGames prefers to have a variety of different projects with different budgets and content including some self-published
- Kamiya added that it’s not really about the money, as you can spend a lot of money and come up with a really crappy movie
- as a creator, sometimes you want to make small games, sometimes you want to make big games
- it's not about the budget, but about making the game that you want to make
- Kamiya is currently working on Bayonetta 3, and he’s very excited to give more information about it in the future
- Inaba explained that there is a bunch of very interesting games the studio is working on
- one game is unannounced and is probably going to be something new and innovative people have never seen before
- this game will “turn the action genre on its head”
- it’s a top-secret game that a lot of people at PlatinumGames don’t even know about
- seeing all the indie games at BitSummit inspires Platinum to continue to compete and to have a hungry mindset

Wii U eShop charts - May 12th, 2018

Software

1. Brain Age
2. Super Mario 64
3. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Super Mario World
5. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
6. Mario Party 2
7. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
8. Super Mario 3D World
9. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
10. Super Mario Bros. 3
11. Mario Party 10
12. Mario Kart 64
13. Paper Mario
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Zelda: A Link to the Past
16. Donkey Kong 64
17. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
18. Zelda: Skyward Sword
19. FAST Racing Neo
20. EarthBound

Videos

1. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition
2. Super Smash Bros. is Coming to Switch
3. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips
4. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
5. Super Play Time – Splatoon – First Dip
6. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
7. Pokken Tournament TV Spot
8. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Weapon Splategies
9. Super Mario 64 Trailer
10. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer
11. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Accolades Trailer
12. Super Smash Bros. – Bayonetta Gets Wicked
13. Nintendo Minute – Super Smash Bros. Cloud DLC
14. Nintendo Minute – Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 First Look
15. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
16. The Bros. and Bowser… Still Better Together?
17. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2
18. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins
19. Lost Reavers Trailer
20. Super Mario Maker Key Update Video

Nintendo says there's no big Splatoon news coming on June 9th, 2018

A couple days back, we heard that Weekly Jump magazine was teasing shocking Splatoon news for June 9th, 2018. In a rare turn of events, Nintendo themselves have actually stepped up to say the tease is completely incorrect, and nothing is coming.

Although we do not normally comment on rumors and speculation, we can confirm that, contrary to the rumors circulating since yesterday, the Japanese weekly magazine in question has not written any article about an announcement related to Splatoon for June 9. With which, it is a baseless rumor.