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Nintendo of America announced on their Twitter and Facebook that the recently revealed Hyrule Warriors DLC Packs will be available in a season pass for just $20 USD. This is actually a really great deal, given that in Japan, all four packs add up to around $40 in USD value. Of course, whether or not the content of these packs is worth the money is up to the individual, so be sure you check out the full rundown of what you can get. Chances are this will be available to preorder on day one. While I won't recap what I posted yesterday, I will remind you that getting the season pass will net you a Dark Link skin...

I know, the game hasn't come out in the United States or Europe just yet, so getting the first paid DLC pack announced for October seems premature – but the game itself has been out of development for at least a month, if not a bit longer than that. What's nice is that along with the paid DLC, we're going to be getting some free DLC along with it. First up the free stuff: you will be able to play as Valga, Wizzro, and Cia. No surprise there, as that complete the total roster of characters available in the game itself at launch. The free update with those characters also includes the ability to skip certain cutscenes...

Well it is official – Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has basically passed 1 million in sales during it's first week. I can't say it did this for certain, but since digital sales are not counted in this data it is practically a certainty. Even not counting digital sales, it is the single biggest launch in Smash Bros. history... in Japan. Yesterday we got to see the overall list, but we missed out on hardware along with the exact sales. This time around we have that for you. Naturally this week, 3DS and PS4 sales increased with the release of both Super Smash Bros. and Destiny...

As I did in my preview, I wanted to start off by making a few notes about me as a reviewer for this game. I have never played a Dynasty Warriors game before. I know of the series and have seen people play it, but I really never got into it myself. I have obviously played all of the Zelda games, so my perspective for this game is from the side of a Zelda fan heading in without any expectations for what this game is supposed to be. I also wanted to warn that yes, there will be some story spoilers time to time.

Update: Nintendo has uploaded the commercial to their own YouTube page now, in much better quality and with "Available Now" replaced with the date of its release. Head past the jump if you want to see the confirmed-official TV commercial for Hyrule Warriors!

Original: We're but a few weeks away from Hyrule Warriors' release in North America (Japan got it a month ago, and Europe will get it a week from now), so it's about time we start seeing some commercials for the game on the air, don't you think? Good news is that we've got one...

Dale DeSharone was one of the lead developers at Philips and helped craft the contract between Nintendo and Philips. This contract is what led to the trilogy of CD-i Zelda games, games most of you haven't played but are generally considered to be really terrible – even if they did provide endless amounts of meme material. In fact, it's almost as if those games practically founded the concept of YouTube poop. What's really interesting however is that Philips did reach out for feedback and input out of Nintendo, and Nintendo did, in fact, give some. However, the focus...

I've been rocking our review copy of Hyrule Warriors practically non stop the past week, but there is actually a Game Mode that will be available day one that I cannot play right now. That mode is called Challenge Mode, a new mode added through an update in Japan and a day one update in North America. As they describe it themselves, it's a bit like Adventure Mode on steroids. You don't fail the missions, but instead keep getting presented various challenges and tasks to complete that really challenge your skill set...

If you want to ask Aonuma about Hyrule Warriors, now's your chance! You need only submit a question here, and Mr. Aonuma himself may answer it...

Last week, Nintendo started up a "Super Smashing Sale" in celebration of the impending release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (it's out right now in Japan, you know. Timezones and stuff). Each week until the North American launch of the game, select titles featuring the next Smash's characters will go on sale on the Nintendo eShop, allowing us gamers to experience the classic games that made these characters worthy of joining the Smash Bros. fight. The first week of the sale focused mainly on Mario characters, but this week? This week it's all about The Legend of Zelda...

If you live in the UK and want to get the Hyrule Warriors costume sets, you should know that it has been announced that Hyrule Warriors custom sets will be retailer-exclusive in the UK...