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Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

DAY TWO: I knew saving Hyrule wouldn't be easy, but can you at least give Link a weapon that won't break if he accidentally farts in its direction?

Miyamoto's Vision for the Zelda Series Comes Full-Circle with Breath of the Wild

Miyamoto designed the first Zelda game to offer us an idea of what exploring a new world was like, and now he's being treated to a full realization of that initial dream.

Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Hyrule, a Land of Pain and Plenty

DAY ONE: Nadia learns some hard lessons about this newer, more brutal version of Hyrule after moblins use Link's head as batting practice.

I Ain't Even Mad About Friend Codes on the Nintendo Switch

Friend codes aren't ideal, but they're not as bad as they appear at first glance, either.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Is Link's latest adventure a rousing success or a troubling misstep for the franchise?

Huge Maps Reveal Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Topography in Detail

Print them out! Hang them on your wall! Just watch out for spoilers.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is All About Wanderlust and Curiosity

Mike plays the first five hours of the new Legend of Zelda. Is Link's new adventure a dud or hero the Switch is looking for?

Eiji Aonuma Unboxes the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Talks About "Master Sword of Resurrection"

Breath of the Wild's producer unboxes his own work and talks a bit about the rusted-over Master Sword.

The Japanese Commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Swell

A small spoiler lies within its pretty frames, however.

I'm Going to Spend Hours Staring at Hyrule's Wildlife in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

"I vow to defeat Ganon and restore light to -- wow, look at that duck!"

Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U vs Switch, Special Editions, and Analyses

We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

Opinion: Don't Fuse Zelda Breath of the Wild's DLC into a Season Pass, Nintendo

So I have to buy the Cave of Trials and new Hard Mode if I just want more story content? Awww come onnn...

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Receives The Series' First Season Pass DLC

There's additional DLC coming to Link's latest adventure.

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild Info -- How Shrines Differ from Dungeons, and More

An extensive Game Informer article reveals tons of new info about Breath of the Wild. We've sorted and collected the cool stuff.

Wii U Production Closed in Japan With 13 Million in Lifetime Sales

Nintendo has finally shipped its last Wii U premium set.

Splatoon 2's Single-Player Campaign Is Set Two Years After the First Game

In the bright world of the Inklings, there is only war and pop music.

New Interview Has Fans Worried Zelda: Breath of the Wild Doesn't Contain Traditional Dungeons

But even though Eiji Aonuma prefers to talk about Breath of the Wild's new "Shrines," dungeons have been mentioned in past presentations.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is the Last Wii U Game From Nintendo

That's all, folks. It's time to sunset Nintendo's last generation.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wasn't a Reality on Switch Until Spring of Last Year

Nintendo worked hard to bring the new Legend of Zelda to Nintendo Switch.

Splatoon 2: Here's What's New

The Inklings' struggle on the Nintendo Switch looks much like it did on the Wii U, but sometimes war DOES change.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Backstory Revealed

It's amazing what a dedicated fandom can do (Also, it's dangerous to go alone! Take this spoiler warning).

Remasters and Remakes We'd Like to See Make the Switch from Wii U

We list the Wii U classics we'd love to play again on Nintendo Switch.

Opinion: What Does Scalebound's Cancellation Mean for Platinum Games?

Scalebound's cancellation is very troubling for a studio determined to live and die by its original IPs.

Nintendo Switch Won't Retain Third Party Support Without an Epic Launch Lineup

2017 in Preview: Nintendo's number-one way to ensure third parties will support the Switch is to ensure the system has a must-play launch lineup.

USgamer's 2016 in Review: All The Games, News, and Trends Worth Remembering

The USgamer team reflects on the games that kept them warm through a cold year.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Recaps the Year in RPGs for 2016

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Nadia and Kat dig into a strong year for RPGs.

Our Favorites: Each USgamer Staff Member Picks Their 10 Best Games of the Year

We all voted on the best of 2016, but here are our personal favorites.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero PlayStation 4 Review: Ret-2-Go!

Shantae is back, and she brought the magic.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Is Done, Release Date Incoming

Wayforward's Kickstarted platformer is finished, but it has to get through platform submission before a release date is offered.

As Nintendo Wii Turns 10, So Too Do Retronauts' Complaints About Virtual Console

A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch and Wii U May Land in Summer 2017 [Report]

There was hope that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a launch title for Switch, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

The Wii U is Dead: Production Ends This Friday [Updated]

Nintendo's current home console has entered the twilight of its life.

Nintendo Expects to Ship 2 Million Switches By the End of March

We don't know the exact release date of the Switch, but Nintendo's sales estimates are conservative.

Worried That Games on the Nintendo Switch Look Like Wii U Games? Don't Be

"Is Nintendo porting Wii U games to the Switch?" Nope, they're all-new. But don't be fooled into thinking the Switch is woefully under-powered.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Stunning

Nintendo shows off new footage of the newest Zelda.

Bloodstained Being Published By 505 Games

Castlevania's spiritual successor finds a new publisher.

Paper Mario: Color Splash Wii U Review: Flinging Hue, Throwing Shade

Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.

Paper Mario's Evolution from RPG to Adventure Game Draws a Line to a Forgotten Corner of Nintendo's Past

The series' gradual genre shift may be unpopular, but it's not unprecedented.

Video Round-Up: Zelda, Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, and Civilization VI

Cooking, killing, conquering, and piloting are the highlights in this video round-up.

Bloodstained Delayed Into the First Half of 2018

The spiritual successor to Igarashi's Castlevania games needs another year in its coffin.

Hyper Light Drifter for Wii U and Vita Canned Due to Port Problems and Health Issues

If you were hoping to see the Wii U or Vita, Heart Machine has some bad news.

A Conversation With Paper Mario: Color Splash Producer Risa Tabata

The game's green producer talks about the RPG that has some Nintendo fans seeing red.

2016 Video Game Release Dates & Reviews

Here's all the games coming in 2016, that we know of, constantly updated for your benefit.

Zelda 30th Anniversary Celebration: Zelda Amiibo, DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Art Books, and More

We won't be seeing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year, but that doesn't mean we won't be seeing plenty of Link and Zelda.

Nintendo eShop Spotlights Indies for September

Nintendo's #Nindies Summer Jam takes the spotlight for the end of the season.

Dragon Quest X Confirmed for NX, DQXI Still Fuzzy

Square Enix is bringing Dragon Quest to NX, but not the one you'd expect.

Disney Infinity Online Shutting Down, PC and Mobile Versions Will Be Unplayable

Disney is wasting no time cutting off Disney Infinity and its online component.

Nintendo Needs NX: Sales and Profit Way Down in Q1

The lack of major releases during the quarter hurt Nintendo's bottom line.

Aonuma Outlines One Reason for Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Delays: A Lack of Compliments

According to an interview with Eiji Aonuma, a bit of praise goes a long way in the world of game development.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Brings Borrowing Full Circle

Don't call it "stealing." Great ideas never die, they just bounce around from game to game.

Pokémon Ranger Arrives on Virtual Console to Remind Us That Not Every Spin-off is Pokémon Go

Without a multiplayer component, is there really much point to Pokémon?

Nintendo Treads Water For 2016; Amiibo and Splatoon Keep It Floating

Nintendo's still in the black this year, with sales and profits down.

USgamer Power Poll: Here are the Games You've All Been Enjoying Most in June

One big game continues to get traction with the USG community, but there are a few surprises as well. Plus: The staff also shares what they're playing.

Can Breath of the Wild's Return to Zelda's Roots Bring Wonder Back to The Series?

Once the name The Legend of Zelda stood for epic, inventive adventure.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review: Music to My Ears [Update: Final Score]

Atlus gives the Wii U one great RPG as a swan song.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Producer: Localization Doesn't Destroy Our Vision

Fans may have issues with the changes made to Tokyo Mirage Sessions, but the designer feels the Western release does its job.

USstreamer: Mike Performs in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Update: YouTubed)

Join Mike on his dive into Japanese entertainment and stylish demons.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Appears to Borrow From Skyward Sword in All the Best Ways

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn't a widely loved Zelda game, but it has a lot of elements worth re-visiting.

Now on Virtual Console, Drill Dozer Proves Game Freak Can do More than Pokemon

While you were distracted by E3, one of the last great GBA games released on Wii U.

Nintendo Hopes to Keep Paper Mario: Color Splash Interesting Despite Its Limits

The next Mario RPG sticks to the same restrictions as predecessor Sticker Star, but maybe that's not a bad thing.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Speedy Opening Inspires Confidence

Finally, a Legend of Zelda that cuts to the chase.

Finally, Shantae's Back on Game Boy

Well, kind of. Anyway, the new game is looking sharp.

Skylanders Imaginators Stays Competitive By Playing Fast and Loose with the Toys-to-life Genre

Toys For Bob attempts to reclaim an increasingly crowded format by changing the rules.

What to Expect from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft at E3 2016

We take a look at the big three console holders heading into gaming's marquee event.

Nintendo Reveals New Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer, Plus Additional Plans for E3 2016

The new Legend of Zelda is still Nintendo's main course at E3 2016, but Pokémon, Dragon Quest, and other Nintendo 3DS games are side-dishes.

Retronauts Asks, "Does The Legend of Zelda Remain Really Rad?"

After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.

Minecraft's Super Mario Mash-Up Pays Loving Tribute to Mario's World

The upcoming mix of Super Mario and Minecraft offers way more than a few character skins.

What are the Best Virtual Console Games for Nintendo Wii U?

Shop smartly with this breakdown of ever classic game release available for Wii U Virtual Console. Now with full evaluations of all games from all platforms!

Star Fox Zero in Hindsight: The Developers on the Controls, the Decision Not to Include Multiplayer, and the Future of Star Fox

Platinum's Yusuke Hashimoto and Nintendo's Yugo Hayashi elaborate on their approach to Star Fox Zero.

Nintendo's E3 2016 Plans Lack Any Mention of a Nintendo Direct Presentation

Interestingly, Nintendo's greatly-diminished E3 presence proves the company is very serious about its future.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: More Persona While You Wait for Persona 5

The Atlus/Intelligent Systems' collaboration seems rather familiar.

The Nintendo NX: What We Know So Far

We compile everything we know about Nintendo's follow-up to the Wii U.

For Nintendo, Existence is Crisis, and Crisis Is Opportunity

Things look pretty dark for gaming's most venerable first party. But then, when don't they?

Nintendo Bumps Wii U Owners Aside to Focus All its Energy on the NX

With a very lean E3 incoming and no Legend of Zelda Wii U this holiday, supporters of Nintendo's rapidly-dying system can be forgiven for feeling slighted.

Nintendo Should Learn a Lesson From Matthew Gafford's Star Fox Cartoon

If Nintendo wants its mascots to show up in more media outside games, a multi-episode animated series like A Fox in Space isn't a bad idea.

One-Hit Wonders Rumbles on the Mean Streets of Metro City

The Super NES conversion of arcade brawler Final Fight plays host to the latest entry of our biweekly team challenge video series

Star Fox Zero Wii U Review: Open the Wings

The motion controls actually work pretty well, but Star Fox Zero still leaves something to be desired in other areas.

The Reported End of Wii U Production is One More Step Toward NX in 2016 [Updated]

If Nintendo is truly ending production of the Wii U, then the NX is almost certainly around the corner.

Axiom Verge Finally Heading to Vita, Expanding to Glitch Out Even More Consoles

Expect the retro-themed platformer on every system but 3DS and mobile before long.

Spring and Summer Nintendo Direct Offers Some Nice Surprises, But Also Highlights Some Missteps

Being able to buy SNES games on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console is cool -- but it should have been an option ages ago.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE Heading West as Japanese-Only Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Nintendo realizes they couldn't localize Genei Ibun Roku #FE, so they're working with what they got.

Five Things I Learned About Star Fox Zero: Amiibos, Updated Thoughts on the Controls, and More

The staff's biggest Star Fox fan recently had a chance to play Star Fox Zero again. Here's what she thinks.

Nintendo Direct March 3 Wish List: Lots of Dragon Quest VII

Games are the focus of Nintendo's upcoming Direct, and it makes sense for the 3DS adaptation of Dragon Quest VII to get plenty of attention.

Stream: Check Out Twilight Princess HD's Cave of Shadows

Kat streams Twilight Princess HD's Amiibo-exclusive content at 3pm PT/6pm ET.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Wii U Review: The Long, Twilight Struggle

Twilight Princess is back after a decade, but its motion controls aren't. Does it hold up?

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is Getting an Update, But It's Still Lacking

The Wii U version of Minecraft can be so much more.

In 2016, Nintendo Wants to Remind Us Why Zelda Matters

With the Wii U installment nowhere to be seen, two revamped rereleases will hopefully make The Legend of Zelda part of the conversation again.

Undertale Might Come to the Wii U -- But How Would That Work?

We'd love to see Undertale get ported to consoles, but we have some questions about the process.

A Pair of Old-School Portable JRPGs Are Making Their Way to PSN and Wii U

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is returning for the first time since 2003. Meanwhile, Breath of Fire 3 PSP is making its way to North America for the first time.

Xenoblade Chronicles X's Strange Misstep

Monolith Soft's massive new RPG might be incredibly forward-thinking, but it forgets to modernize one important element.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD May Have an Amiibo-Unlockable Dungeon

If the "Twilight Cave" is only accessible via a specific Amiibo, it's a good way for Nintendo to use its toys -- though the idea might backfire.

12 Characters That Should Be in Super Smash Bros

If Cloud is coming, then all bets are off. Who should Nintendo add to this Super Smash Bros or the next?

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is Coming to Virtual Console with its e-Reader Content Intact

Super Mario 64 DS is also on Virtual Console, giving Mario fans an opportunity to catch up on easily-missed Mario content.

Splatoon's Free DLC is Coming to an End in January

What does the end of Splatoon's DLC mean for the future of Nintendo's popular shooter franchise?

Super Mario Maker Update Adds Fire Koopa Clown Car, P Warp Door, Bookmarks, and More

The latest update for Super Mario Maker lets you build a Mario experience that's a bit outside the box -- and that's awesome.

Bayonetta and Fire Emblem Fates' Kamui Confirmed for Super Smash Bros

The final Direct for Super Smash Bros has aired. Maybe people will finally let Sakurai sleep.

Rock Band 4 vs. Guitar Hero Live

2015 IN REVIEW: The battle of the plastic guitar games recommenced this year. How do they both compare?

Finally, Nintendo Has Kid Appeal: Minecraft Coming to Wii U

Just imagine how difficult the inevitable Steve amiibo will be to find at retail.

Why I Want a Wii U For Christmas

With the new Nintendo NX on the horizon, is it still worth buying a Wii U? Here are twelve reasons why we think so.

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