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Wii U Version of World to the West Gets Delayed

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Zelda Players Have Found Wild Ways To Break Breath Of The Wild's Shrines

GIF When most people enter a Zelda shrine, they try to solve the puzzles. Sometimes a shrine will accept multiple solutions, allowing players to get creative. Some fans, however, have figured out ways to bend and break shrines in ways that Nintendo probably never anticipated. Advertisement By now you’ve probably seen GIFs or videos of “shrine skips,” elaborate ways that people exploit the physics and glitches within Breath of the Wild. The most famous one might be contained in this tweet, where someone seemingly shield surfs a floating bomb: This is the handiwork of Adrylek, a member of the speedrunning community who loves finding fast and unique ways to solve shrines. To date, Adrylek has uploaded 44 videos outlining shortcuts for dozens of shrines within Breath of the Wild. The first video in the playlist below, for example, uses stasis to launch a metal block high enough to go straight into the sage room. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; shrine skips have become like a game onto itself. Many of these skips utilize something called a “shield jump” (using shield surfing to gain a double jump) and “bomb READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Plans to Ship 12.74 Million Units by March 2018; 2.74 Million Units Shipped in March 2017

Today Nintendo released its financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2017, and besides the total lifetime shipments for its consoles, they provided quite a lot of information on the business. …Read More The post Nintendo Plans to Ship 12.74 Million Units by March 2018; 2.74 Million Units Shipped in March 2017 by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Breath Of The Wild Speedrunner Gets Cocky, Pays A Heavy Price

Conquering a game’s challenges over and over again can make you feel invincible. With a new world record in sight, one Breath of the Wild speedrunner decided to get flashy with the final boss. Too bad Ganon was having none of it. Advertisement Ikkitrix is the current world record holder for Breath of the Wild’s Any% category, which rushes through the game as fast as possible. His fastest run completes the game in 40 minutes and 18 seconds. On track to improve that time in a recent attempt, he sets up for a dramatic finish. SPOILERS AHEAD Facing off against Dark Beast Ganon, Ikkitrix decides to run an updraft with his paraglider to fire one last light arrow into the monster’s face when this happens: Dark Beast Ganon is something of a victory lap after defeating the four Ganon Blights and the dangerous Calamity Ganon. You mostly just ride a horse around and shoot a few light arrows. You don’t even need to use the paraglider to shoot the final target; you can just leap from your horse. Even if you do miss, you can just wait for Ganon to shoot a READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Media Create: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales This Week

It’s April 26th, 2017, aka another Wednesday. And like every Wednesday, Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market. However, unlike the past five weeks, the software charts are no longer crowned by  …Read More The post Media Create: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales This Week by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Nintendo Hints at What Happened to Callie Prior to Splatoon 2

Nintendo released some new background information for the world of Splatoon 2 today that hints at what possibly happened to Callie in between the events of the original Splatoon and the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive. …Read More The post Nintendo Hints at What Happened to Callie Prior to Splatoon 2 by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Earthlock: Festival of Magic Coming to Wii U ASAP; Devs. Hint Further at Switch Version

Developer SnowCastle Games’ Kickstarted RPG, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has been out for quite some time. The game initially launched in early September last year on Xbox One, later to be followed by a PC release. The …Read More The post Earthlock: Festival of Magic Coming to Wii U ASAP; Devs. Hint Further at Switch Version by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens

Several years ago I wrote about a new Kickstarter game called Earthlock: Festival of Magic that was targeting release on Wii U. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the game, but a new update to the Kickstarter page gives us some interesting information concerning a Switch version of the game, if it ever happens. Since the Switch is out, many fans are concerned that Earthlock won’t arrive on Wii U. Snowcastle Games says they’re still working on the Wii U version but they don’t want to give any timeframe since that already backfired once when the game didn’t pass through QA. I would like to ensure you all that we are still working on the Wii U version. We did the first optimization pass in January and were very hopeful that we would be able to release the game soon after that. However during the Quality Assurance process afterwards, we concluded that it needed more work, and so here we are. The Wii U version has gone through a full second optimization pass and is now in QA again. We are still working hard on getting it out ASAP, but having missed the estimated date READ FULL…

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild deluxe hardback guide only $48 on Amazon

When The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild first came out, we detailed all the ridiculously expensive guides that would release alongside it. The most expensive of those is the deluxe hardback guide, which usually retails for $79.99 and you see pictured above. It’s similar quality to the Hyrule Historia book that released a few years back, so it’s a must for serious collectors.Curious what this book has inside of it? Check out this unboxing someone did on YouTube. If you didn’t pick it up when the game first debuted, you can save a bunch of money now, since Amazon has knocked the price down from $79.99 to $48.48, which is just shy of 40% off. Not a bad deal if you’re a huge Zelda fan. Did you already buy the deluxe guide or are you finished with Breath of the Wild? I have the Hyrule Historia sitting as my coffee table book in the living room, perhaps it’s time to get a new one. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe Guide – $48.48 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Tops UK Sales Charts For 4th Time This Year

The 15th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and like the 14th week, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is once again the top dog, a title it has held now for the fourth …Read More The post Ghost Recon Wildlands Tops UK Sales Charts For 4th Time This Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Splatoon Manga Coming West in Late 2017

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tops NPD Sales Charts for March, Closely Followed by Zelda

Tom Clancy’s The Division sits at the top of U.S. software sales for match, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hot on its heels. …Read More The post Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Tops NPD Sales Charts for March, Closely Followed by Zelda by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.