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RUMOR: Nintendo was considering releasing a demo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Never to be released

Dataminers have discovered something interesting hiding on the backend of the Switch eShop. It appears that Nintendo was considering the release of a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild demo at some point.

Apparently a demo for the game was uploaded on Jan. 30th, 2018. The demo takes up 270 MB and sits at version 1.5.0. As you know, Nintendo never made it public. That could certainly change at some time, but one would think they'd update the demo before releasing it. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Check out some unboxing videos for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Zelda" Nendoroid

Another fantastic Nendoroid

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Zelda' Nendoroid has finally shipped out to customers in Japan, and many are eager to share their unboxing videos on the internet. Along with that, the reprint of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Link' Nendoroid became available at the same time. You can check out a video below that shows both Nendoroids being unboxed.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening "Koholint Island Puzzle" available exclusively at GameStop

Feeling puzzled?

GameStop is stocking a bit of Legend of Zelda merch that you'll only find at their stores. Jigsaw puzzle fans can pick up a Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening puzzle, which includes 550 pieces, and is priced at $10. You can grab yourself one of the puzzles right here.

Modder transports Super Mario 64's "Shifting Sand Land" into The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

You got Mario in my Zelda!

Super Mario 64 is an amzing game, as is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Why not combine both great experiences into one game? That's what Kaze Emanuar has done with his most recent mod.

The mod takes the Shifting Sand Land from Super Mario 64 and recreates it in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Now Link has a brand-new dungeon to make his way through!

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Dr. Kawashima himself checks out Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Switch, talks about the other Switch games he's played

The doctor is a big Switch fan!

The good doctor himself, Dr. Kawashima, has been featured in an interview on Nintendo's official Japanese website. They had Dr. Kawashima come in and give Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Switch a shot, and also talked to him about his gaming outside of his own series of titles.

Turns out Dr. Kawashima is quite the Switch fan! He says he's mastered all the shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and has recently started playing Splatoon 2. He also played and finished The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, which took him roughly 3 weeks to complete.

My Nintendo Japan offering 'Gift Paper Bags' and 'Letter Sets'

Lovely gifts all around

My Nintendo Japan has added in yet another physical reward option for members. People can now snag themselves some Gift Paper Bags, alongside letter sets. The Gift Paper Pages are Super Mario, Splatoon, and Animal Crossing themed, while the letter sets are Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing themed.

Arwings spawned in the vanilla version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the first time

Aim for the Link!

First up, a little backstory for those who don't know. During the development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Nintendo used Arwing models to test the flight patterns of Volvagia, alongside the Z-targeting system. This was left in the game's code, and discovered a number of years later by modders.

Since then, we've seen countless videos of people using cheats and mods to make the Arwings spawn in-game. That's what makes today's video that much more impressive. It marks the very first time that someone has gotten the Arwings to spawn in-game without using cheat codes or mods.

This player in particular got the Arwings to spawn via "arbitrary code execution." This method is used by speedrunners to force the game to load and run the save file name as if it's game code. The end result in this instance is some attacking Arwings!

Check out the Triforce Quartet's Legend of Zelda/Mario medley from the New York Video Game Awards 2020

Music to my ears

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The New York Video Game Awards 2020 awarded Reggie Fils-Aime with a Legend award, and even saw the big man give a speech. Did you know that there was another special Nintendo-related tribute during the ceremony as well? Turns out the Triforce Quartet performed a lovely Zelda and Mario medley, which you can hear above at the 28 minute mark.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Switch My Way' commercial

Your way to play

Take on epic adventures - anytime, anywhere - with the slim Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Xbox Adaptive Controller used to help a girl with disabilities play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A better way to play

The Xbox Adaptive Controller allows people with all sorts of disabilities to enjoy games with comfort and ease. The controller itself allows for easier play, but it can also be built onto in order to create custom setups. That's exactly what Rory Steel has done in the video above.

Rory built out a special arcade-style board that connects with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to allow Ava, a girl with disabilities, to enjoy her favorite games. Turns out she's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and now she can play it easier than ever!

Thanks to Neverunplaying and Dondom95 for the heads up!

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