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Currently pre-downloading digital games has been a thing that only existed on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (some PC games too). You would buy a digital game and instead of everyone in the world trying to download it at midnight on release, it would stagger that download over several days, often a week or two, so the servers weren't bogged down day 1. This also meant that you could play the game the moment midnight struck, instead of waiting an hour or two for it to download. The Wii U and 3DS are both going to officially be offering that same pre-download service, but for now it all starts with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...

Sakurai is well known to be extremely dedicated to his work as a video game developer. While other top minds around Nintendo, such as Miyamoto, Aonuma, and Tezuka, are almost always busy making games year round... they don't push themselves to have their fingers into every possible aspect of each game they make. Sakurai is the complete opposite - he wants to do everything himself... or at least have his hands on everything. This is well known, as he famously worked 13 months straight on Melee without a single day off. This time around he pushed himself again, which was harder...

Yesterday we reported that Koei Tecmo was pleased with Hyrule Warriors sales and that they exceed expectations outside of Japan, while they met expectations in Japan. At the time it seemed highly likely that the collective sales for the title had exceeded 500,000 units, but Koei Tecmo wasn't 100% sure what the sales were in North America. Nintendo self published the game in that territory, so it's on them to share any sort of sales data. Today Nintendo released it's financial report and while it doesn't give us any figures for Hyrule Warriors, it does say that it was fairly popular in the Western market, suggesting it may have done better than Nintendo thought it would...

Nick Robinson of Rev3Games, one of the top resources for video games on YouTube, sat down with Chastity Vicencio to discuss Ocarina of Time in this week's Coffee Talk. Chastity revealed that she has never played the game before and finally decided to pick up the 3DS version of the title. In fact, the only other Zelda game that she has played was A Link to the Past. However, the discussion spends little time on Ocarina of Time. After talking about how far into the game they are, they hit on topics from other titles in the series and why it's an exciting time to be a fan of the Zelda series...

Nintendo has filed a trademark for the term Hyrule in Japan, Europe, and the United States. The first thing that comes to mind is that Nintendo is just trying to protect Hyrule Warriors, but the trademark would not actually protect the Japanese version of the game and the trademarks are not currently active, suggesting it could be for future ideas. There appears to be a hiccup with it in the United States, but they are working through it currently.

The real question here is why they are trademarking...

Nintendo has been releasing strings of videos throughout the day, making sure anything that was not covered in yesterday's Super Smash Bros. livestream event becomes clear. Alongside these other videos, Nintendo uploaded a new Amiibo trailer presenting us not only with new information about eight player smash and how Amiibo works, but also some notable adjustments have been made to Link's Amiibo figure. If we compare the old version of Link's Amiibo to...

If possible, try to quit playing Hyrule Warriors or Super Smash Bros. for a while and check out the Halloween 3DS Home Screen themes, now that they have been released in North America and Europe! That's right, if you didn't like the original Link Between Worlds theme, another Zelda-related item is now available alongside Animal Crossing and Black-Cat designs! We covered the Legend of Zelda theme already, but for those who are too lazy to click on the link, here's a quick recap...

With any new big news rush comes several stunning new screenshots. The Wii U ones in particular this time around look absolutely gorgeous. All of these screenshots come straight from Nintendo of America's press room. We have tried to preserve the quality of the images as best as we can to share them with you while not breaking our server - seriously these images were huge! What are you waiting for, check it out in the gallery below...

As many who have played any Super Smash Bros. game may have witnessed, battles you engage in can get pretty hectic. Now imagine a group of several hundred people trying to play the newest addition to the Super Smash Bros. game series as one character, which is not coincidentally exactly what is going on right this very moment on the popular livestreaming website TwitchTV. The person(s) behind the massively popular channel 'TwitchPlaysPokemon', known for its viral livestreaming event sharing the same name, decided to launch a stream where...

About a month ago we reported that information had been found surrounding DLC making it's way into Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in the form of stages. Hackers haven't stopped digging since then, and are still delving deep into the game's code, trying to spot any hints that may confirm DLC support or functionality. Recently they found further 'evidence' suggesting that a DLC store will eventually be present. Another idea fanatics have at the moment is that...