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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...

Link is joining the cast of Mario Kart 8 next month, but it seems he timed his first foreray into racing at the perfect time to show off on the internet, as YouTube just launched support for 60 FPS videos. Currently it only supports HD videos and Google Chrome, but this is still a nice step forward for the #1 video hosting platform. Mario Kart TV is a method Nintendo has already included in Mario Kart 8 to share videos to YouTube, so it will be exciting to see all of your best Link races next month in that full 60fps. We have a sample video inside...

As of writing this, Nintendo France is streaming gameplay of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Twitch. It's all in French, but there is still plenty of action for those of you who can't understand what is being said. Watch it right here on Zelda Informer to experience the Smash...

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...

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo's jointly created Zelda game, Hyrule Warriors, has seen a decent amount of success in its sales. In the company's latest financial earnings Q&A, Koei Tecmo was pleased to announce that sales of the game were on track in Japan and above expectations overseas. They couldn't say the exact number of copies sold, since Nintendo handled publishing in the West, but sales are looking good...

A YouTuber by the name of ProJared got hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and has uploaded some of his experience with the game's new features. These short videos, due to time constraints with Nintendo, give us a little more insight into some of the things that weren't detailed in the "50-Fact Extravaganza". Among all of the really high quality footage, he also confirms that a single Wii U console can use two Gamecube Controller Adapters simultaneously. While this was something to be expected, considering each adapter needs two USB ports and the console has four, it is nice to hear that the game does support the possibility. You can watch...

It's been a couple of days since the "Super Smash Bros. Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza" and there are still things we haven't told you about. The newest entry in the series has tons of new modes, but there's one that stands out as the best way to rake in all of the goodies...if you're good enough. Special Orders Mode brings back a concept similar to Melee's Challenge Mode, but really kicks it up a notch. Putting forth the effort in Special Orders makes getting those stat boosting items and trophies much less time consuming. This mode is broken down into two sub-modes: Master Orders and Crazy Orders...

At the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U press event, held in a hotel in San Francisco at the same time as Nintendo's worldwide livestream event, IGN went hands-on with the newest addition to the popular game serie. Today, they released a video detailing how Nintendo's amiibo work exactly and certain notable features about them. Down below is a summary of the video, which can be watched above the article. 

Amiibo will learn and adapt strategies based on...

Henry Gilbert from GamesRadar got a hands on look at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's eight player mode. According to Henry, the mode is just as completely insane as it looks at first glance, but he think's that's a good thing. What usually seemed to happen with eight simultaneous smashers was that the players would split up into small groups to battle in different parts of the stage and then eventually everyone converges in the middle for a chaotic free-for-all fight...

PDP appears ready to expand their collection of custom GameCube style controllers with the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The controllers are all officially licensed, which should inherent;y mean these are quality products. However, how good they are is really left up to the eye of the beholder. 3rd party controller options tend to often be chastised for poor build quality and sometimes poor design. I don't have enough experience to know in this case, but I still like the controllers visually as far as I can tell...