Nintendo news (April 25): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Super Mario Odyssey

Today’s Nintendo news: trailer and pictures for the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack Album, but also…

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Shinya Takahashi
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers
  • NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Tool Assisted Speedrun

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Here’s a trailer for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack Album, which was released today in Japan:

And here’s pictures of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack album itself (its packaging, the discs, etc.):

Source: Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey

The latest piece of concept-art showcases Topper. Since it’s the first boss you get to meet in the game, it was designed so that players would be able to use Cappy a lot. For his height, the developers decided to make it tall enough for Mario to be able to easily jump on his head.

Source: Nintendo (Twitter)

Shinya Takahashi

Earlier today, The Guardian published an interview with Shinya Takahashi (General Manager at Nintendo). It covers various topics, ranging from Nintendo taking risks to Software and Hardware teams working closely together, and more.

Here’s a particularly interesting excerpt about how Nintendo decides which graduates they hire:

The Japanese hiring system is different from western companies. Typically in Japan, we hire people straight out of college. We have many candidates applying to Nintendo, and in many cases, the ones we hire are the ones who really understand what they have accomplished through their college years. If we see an artist who was very focused and determined about creating a single large-scale project, and they accomplished this over many years, or if we see a person who worked on a single movie from the beginning to the end of their course – that type of person needs a lot of determination and knowledge to accomplish such a thing. That’s what we’re looking for.


The bottom line is, the quality of the end product that those students created doesn’t really matter to me. How they kept their focus, what they thought throughout those years … that’s what important to me. We like our staff members to be as creative as possible – and creative people should not just listen to their bosses saying ‘Yes sir’, or ‘Yes ma’am’. I want them to always ask themselves, ‘Is this direction correct?’

Click here to check out the full interview!

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Here’s the latest trailer for the game:

And here’s the latest video clip:

And here’s another French commercial:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) comes out on May 3rd in Japan, and May 4th in Europe and North America.

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers

Here’s more screenshots for Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, releasing tomorrow in Japan:

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers (3DS) comes out on April 26th in Japan, May 24th in North America, and May 25th in Europe.

Source: Famitsu

NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time

Here’s the latest episode of NyaNyaNya! Neko Mario Time:

This episode showcases the following:

  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo Switch, out on April 27th in Europe)
  • Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers (Nintendo 3DS, out on April 26th in Japan, May 24th in North America, and May 25th in Europe)
  • Ace of Seafood (Nintendo Switch – Nintendo eShop, already available worldwide)

Nintendo Labo

Last week, Nintendo Labo was released in North America, and to celebrate, Nintendo launched a contest. There’s three categories, and players can actually submit as many creations as they want (though a given creation can only be submitted to one category).

Here’s the 3 categories:

  • Best Decorated Toy-Con (until May 11th)
  • Best Toy-Con mod using Toy-Con Garage (until May 25th)
  • Best original invention using Toy-Con Garage (until June 15th)

The winners can win the following:

  • Nintendo Labo Variety Kit or Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
  • Nintendo Labo Creators jacket
  • Framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers

If you’re interested, or if you simply want more details, click here to check out the contest page!

Also, here’s another commercial:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Here’s a new video for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, detailing the support options:

Tool Assisted Speedrun

Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun video for a Nintendo game:

  • Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (NES) by Ferret Warlord in 54:36.92



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