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GameSpot Video - What does a Zelda: Breath of the Wild expert think of Genshin Impact?

Too close for comfort?

Genshin Impact has turned a lot of heads with many calling it a Breath of the Wild clone. Resident Breath of the Wild expert RinHara5aki dissects and puts his thoughts into what he thinks of Mihoyo's latest release.

Zelda fan finds a heartwarming letter tucked inside a pre-owned DS

My heart container is overflowing

Redditor Acollier25 went online to hunt down the Legend of Zelda edition DS, and found exactly what he was looking for. He made the purchase through an auction site, and then the package showed up just a short while later. Turns out the package would have a little something extra tucked inside

Inside the package was a special note from the DS' previous owner. The note shares details on how that owner came to receive the DS, and subsequently fall in love with the Legend of Zelda series. It's always great to see when a Nintendo fan goes out of there way to welcome someone else into the fandom!

Nintendo Treehouse Live (Oct. 2020) - Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity segments


Now that today's Treehouse Live feature is over, Nintendo has separated out both segments for easy viewing. Check out the videos for Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity above.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live (October 2020) live-stream/blog

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

We've got a double dose of Nintendo action today! The Treehouse gang is showing off Pikmin 3 Deluxe, along with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. It all goes down at 1 PM ET, and we'll be covering any new details in blog form below!

- Pikmin 3 Deluxe retains the ability to move the target reticle with gyro controls if you like

- You can press up on the d-pad for optional hints, along with a guiding line/arrow on the ground to show you where to go

- the game allows for drop-in/drop-out local co-op at any time in the story

- the Piklopedia shares details on enemies you've come across, and each explorer in the game offers up thoughts on what they've found.

- Side Stories lets you see what Olimar and Louie did before the main events of Pikmin 3 Deluxe

- 'Ultra Spicy' difficulty gives you only 60 Pikmin on the battlefield and is extra challenging. There are two other easier difficulties as well

- In the Side Stories, Olimar is being sent out to take on some missions to get out of debt

- In one Side Story, the goal is to collect as much treasure as you can in 12 minutes.

- One-on-one Bingo Battle mode returns

- A Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is coming to the Switch eShop today

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

- Koroks can be found hiding throughout the maps

- When you use the Runes, there's a bit of a cool-down before you can use them again

- Use weapons you collect to strengthen your primary weapon

- Make meals to give your character buffs

- Unlock different pieces of armor as you play through the game

- access the full map of Hyrule from the top of a Sheikah Tower inbetween stages

GameStop offering exclusive Guardian keychain as a pre-order bonus for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Something to consider if you haven't ordered yet!

Pre-ordering Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity from GameStop will reward you with an exclusive bonus, the gaming retailer has announced. Available while supplies last, pre-orders for the November 20th launch will include a Mystery Guardian keychain. Check out the purchase page here!

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 'Untold Chronicles' trailer analysis

Did you miss these hidden details?

Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity! It's time we bring out the old Analysis Machine to see what secrets and hidden details are hiding in this short new trailer! Is the Analysis Machine older than the characters in this trailer? No one knows...

Nintendo hosting Treehouse Live event on Oct. 7th, 2020 for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe

What a lovely surprise!

Nintendo has announced a surprise Treehouse Live event for tomorrow, which will air at 1 PM ET. This event will feature both Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Expect a deep dive into Pikmin 3 Deluxe, along with new details on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

- Tap the ZR button twice to cycle through targetable items/enemies with your Pikmin

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity producer says the Zelda team is much more involved with this title, is happy the game didn't leak

A true collaboration

Last week, we got a very detailed look at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, thanks to a TGS 2020 Online presentation. During that presentation, we got to hear from producers Yosuke Hayashi and Masaki Furusawa, both of which shared some insight into the game's creation, as well as future work. Check out the specifics on what they said below, with translation courtesy of NintendoEverything.

Furusawa: Since this game takes place 100 years before Breath of the Wild, I think it’s one moving part of a greater whole. We worked very closely with the Zelda team; they supervised all of our work. I worked on the first Hyrule Warriors title, but compared to that, the Zelda team was over 100 times more involved this time around. I think the team did a great job of providing all sorts of things that fans of Breath of the Wild would want – I think we all really got there in the end. I can’t wait for players to try it out.

Hayashi: We started development on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity after Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo approached us. We thought we were done with Hyrule Warriors games, at least for the time being. The first game was like a celebration of Zelda and was full of characters from throughout the series. But then he approached us with this great idea, and here we are working on this amazing game. I’m sure it’s in-line with everyone’s expectations, and I’m excited for players to experience it. I hope we can make more interesting games like this in the future.

I am just so glad the game didn’t leak! (Laughs) We really wanted it to be a surprise, so it was great to see everyone so excited by the announcement.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild vs Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity comparison video

The 100-year difference

How much has changed in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity vs the original locations in Breath of the Wild? Join us as we put the two head to head to see just how similar they are and how much has changed in 100 years!

Check out another round of gameplay for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game, which launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 20, players will be transported to the time before the Great Calamity happened, participating in epic battles against a backdrop of familiar locations in Hyrule before they were destroyed. The game stars recognizable characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild like Link and Zelda, as well as other characters like the four Champions, who will be playable for the very first time in the Hyrule Warriors series.

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