Let’s be honest: you’re probably already playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You know it’s good, we know it’s good, but what makes it so good? In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we dive into the massive world of Hyrule to share our impressions on why this Zelda is like no other. We also check in on the Switch as it enters its third week on the market, discussing the latest on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Sonic Forces, recent controversies around ports and third-party game prices, and what the system’s early success means (and doesn’t mean) for its future. Plus, we break down February sales numbers, see what’s new on 3DS, and announce the winner of our $20 eShop code giveaway.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:02] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Trailer Introduces New Battle Modes, Shows Donkey Kong Dabbing (GameSpot)
- [0:11] Telltale’s Batman series could be coming to Switch (Destructoid)
- [0:17] Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive (Eurogamer)
- [0:23] Consumer Attitudes: The Nintendo Switch (Harris Interactive)
- [0:27] Sonic Forces’ first gameplay looks like the 3D Sonic games you know (Polygon)
- [0;41] Discussion: Nintendo Switch Check-In
- [0:54] Nintendo America’s Boss Answers Our Questions About Switch Concerns (TIME.com)
- [0:56] Nintendo Switch and Zelda break European and US records and Nintendo Switch has sold 1.5m worldwide – SuperData (GamesIndustry.biz)
- [1:03] Nintendo to Double Production of Switch Console (Wall Street journal)
- [1:05] February 2017 NPD: For Honor and Resident Evil 7 top another month of lower revenues for game industry (VentureBeat)
- [1:14] Pokemon Go Passes 650 Million Downloads (IGN)
- [1:!6] Bye-Bye BoxBoy! coming to 3DS this month (Polygon)
- [1:23] Breath of the Wild, Strider, GARO, And Okami Get Monster Hunter XX Collaborations (Siliconera)
- [1:59] Discussion: What’s New for Zelda?
- [1:32] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Official Site)
- [0:02] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Official Site)
- [0:11] Batman – The Telltale Series (Official Site)
- [0:17] RIME (Official Site)
- [0:27] Sonic Forces (IGN Game Page)
- [1:14] Pokemon Go (Official Site)
- [1:16] Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (IGN Game Page)
- [1:23] Monster Hunter XX (IGN Game Page)