The Wii U wasn’t exactly a raging success. The Nintendo Switch certainly is. So you can’t blame Nintendo for wanting to bring a bunch of games that a lot of people missed on the former over to the latter.
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As of a week ago, speedrunners have found a way to complete The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in under an hour. The moody Ocarina of Time sequel is best known for its lengthy sidequests and countless collectables. A glitch allowing players to access a hidden debug menu has cut out much of the necessary scurrying.
The result is a run that involves playing the ocarina a ton of times until the runner can snag items from the developer’s menu and then rush off to beat the game.
It has proven difficult to find big glitches in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which is why speedrunners haven’t yet figured out how to complete the game in less than five hours. Other big Zelda games, such as Ocarina of Time, are far glitchier and therefore far easier to speedrun.
But a new discovery, which has led to a plethora of fresh skips and sequence breaking, has brought new life to Skyward Sword.
Yesterday, speedrunner sketodara01417 completed a speedrun for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in slightly over half an hour. As someone who used to casually speedrun the game, I was awestruck at how much things have changed.
New glitches and massively different movement techniques have radically altered the game into something breathtaking to watch.
"Grab a Wii U while you can, because they won't be around forever," a Nintendo executive said in a 2016 interview, as the company geared up for the launch of Switch.
The Wii U has vanished from retail stores and, now, used games salespeople across the country are saying that they're not seeing many Wii U trade-ins. If you want a Wii U, you'd better get one soon.
Since its first DLC, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has given players the option to look back at all the places they have travelled by showing their path in green, known in the game as the "Hero's Path." While the feature has always been neat, it looks even more unique and intimate when turned into a real-life work of art.
The Nintendo Switch sure is doing great. Previously, we've seen how its sales numbers compare with the PS4's, but let's now look at how it stacks up with Nintendo's last two consoles.
This morning, Konami released the TurboGrafx-16 games Battle Chopper and Necromancer for Wii U. That's right: It's the year 2018, and Konami is still releasing Virtual Console games on Wii U for an audience of almost nobody. It was already kind of weird that they were still releasing games six months ago, but now it's just bizarre.