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Nintendo UK store restocks various Zelda amiibo

Stock up while you can!

Seems like all the evidence of some Zelda amiibo getting restocked was spot-on! Nintendo's UK store has just added another round of stock for the Wolf Link amiibo, as well as Champions amiibo. Hit up the link below to order your sets now!

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Nintendo shares full comments from Zelda: Breath of the Wild's technical director on Nintendo Labo VR Kit support

Straight from the man himself

Just last night, we had rundown of info from Takuhiro Dohta, technical director on Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He revealed why Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting VR Kit support, and how it all came to be. Now we have that same statement, but fully translated into English! Check out the entire blog below.

Hello, I’m Takuhiro Dohta, the technical director for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is out now, and included in this kit are the Toy-Con VR Goggles. We’ve created a little something that uses this Toy-Con creation in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Once you’ve updated the game’s software, it’s easy to use. During play, open the menu screen, select System, and select Options. Then set the Toy-Con VR Goggles option to ON, and simply insert your Nintendo Switch console into the VR Goggles and attach its Joy-Con controllers to the sides. When you look through the VR Goggles, you’ll see the world of Hyrule stretching out before you in VR!

The controls and overall game content are the same as normal, but you’ll be able to get a new perspective on Hyrule. And as you look around with the VR Goggles, the in-game camera will move accordingly.

It’s possible to switch the display method at any point in your adventure. We recommend taking a look through the VR Goggles when there’s something interesting to see, like a location with a great view, a favourite character, or a favourite piece of equipment.

The concept of this update is to add a little twist to the world of Hyrule to give players, even those who’ve played the game a lot, a reason to come back and get even more enjoyment out of the game. This is why we have designed this new feature so that it can be used with your existing save data.

The idea for this started when the Nintendo Labo development team gave us a demonstration of the VR Goggles for the first time. The experience was quite a surprise, and I started thinking that maybe we’d be able to do something with them in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. First, we thought about lots of different things; locations that would be nice to see in VR, enemies that would be fun to fight… In the end, The Legend of Zelda development team reached the conclusion that, rather than change the game, we should let you play it as it is, and instead just make it so that you can use the VR Goggles to see whatever parts you want.

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a third-person game – meaning you play while watching your character, Link, on screen – our challenge became coming up with a way to create a fun VR experience without changing that core aspect of the game’s design. Ultimately, we arrived at a VR Goggles experience that’s a bit different from the one you’ll find in Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, so I hope you’ll give it a try.

If you’re not a fan of the motion-controlled camera, you can turn it off by adjusting the Aim with motion controls setting under Options, and enjoy the VR experience that way instead. Even with the motion-controlled camera turned off, I hope this new experience is enough of a twist to give players a reason to try the VR visuals out.

One of the core goals during development for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was to make it a “multiplicative gameplay” experience, in which players could find their own fun and find their own ways to play. The nature of Nintendo Switch multiplies the fun further by giving you the freedom to play wherever and whenever you like. I hope that by creating yet one more new way to play, with the VR Goggles, the fun can multiply again!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild's technical director discusses the decision to add in Nintendo Labo VR Kit support

Taking Link into a new dimension

Nintendo shared a Japanese blog on the upcoming Nintendo Labo VR Kit update for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That update was penned by Breath of the Wild's technical director, Takuhiro Dohta. Mr. Dohta had some interesting things to say about adding in VR support to Breath of the Wild, which you can find summarized below.

- the concept behind this update is to allow players to rediscover Hyrule, which is why you can use your existing save file
- when he first come into contact with the VR Kit, he was quite surprised, and thought it should be used in Zelda: BotW
- Dohta immediately wanted to go see various places, fight specific enemies, etc.
- one issue with adding in VR came from Zelda: BotW being a third-person game
- the development team had to find a way to offer a true VR experience while maintaining existing game design

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Nintendo Labo VR Kit update will allow for rotational tracking

Stay on track

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting an update soon that will make it compatible with Nintendo Labo's VR Kit. Nintendo has shared some new screens of Breath of the Wild in VR like the one above, but they also shared a new tidbit.

Turns out Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature rotational tracking as well. This isn't full-on head tracking, but is the same type of tracking Nintendo Labo's various VR Kit games use. This will let you move your head independently of Link's movement. If you'd rather just keep things locked to Link and take in the depth of field, you can turn this option off.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes getting a pair of Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker legendary t-shirts

Looking good, Travis!

Suda51 is constantly adding new t-shirts to Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and the next two might be his best yet! As you can see in the image above, not one, but two different Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker t-shirt designs are coming to the game. We don't have the release date yet, but we'll let you know that info when it's available.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's "mini-game storage" glitch is a new way to break the game

What a glitch!

Even after all this time, people will do whatever they can to push Zelda: Breath of the Wild to its limits. One of the most recent ways to do so is with the "mini-game storage" glitch. This can lead to all sorts of craziness, including escaping areas when you shouldn't be able to, hanging onto the one-hit obliterator, and so much more. Check out the video above to get a good idea of what's possible.

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Chance the Rapper celebrates hits birthday with a Nintendo-themed cake

Simply too beautiful to eat

Chance the Rapper is a big Nintendo fan, and has shared his love for the Big N a number of times over the years. One of the latest examples of his fondness for Nintendo comes from his birthday cake. A bit of Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, with a tribute to Switch on the top! I think this cements Chance's spot as one of the most well-known Nintendo celebs out there!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo restock hits Japan on April 19th, 2019

Champions!

Early info on the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo getting a restock in Japan was spot-on. Multiple retailers have opened up preorders for the amiibo, and they're all showing a release date of April 19th, 2019. The same should be happening around the world, but at a later date.

Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo - official promo video

Looking slick


Nintendo has put out a slick promo video to spread the word on the Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo. I know I shouldn't buy these, and I don't have anymore room for them, but I know I'll end up grabbing them randomly one day. Which ones do you plan on picking up?

Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo - another unboxing video

But they'll lose their value!

Three new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo have hit store shelves, including two series newcomers; Ken & Daisy! Get a close look at the three amiibo in our unboxing provided by Daan Koopman!