The Big N recently announced a few interesting tidbits about upcoming and already-released games. Two that might be of interest revolve around Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Metroid: Samus Returns. The latter is the bigger headliner, so let’s get that knocked out right away, shall we?
On September 15, 2017, Metroid: Samus Returns will launch on 3DS systems. To coincide with its release, Nintendo is also unleashing a Samus themed New 3DS XL system on the very same day. This should come as a shock to absolutely no one. If there’s one thing Nintendo does consistently, it develops more and more 3DS systems. Really, they do it like once or twice a year.
The Samus edition will run a nice $200, easily within the price range of the system and not unfriendly toward the wallet. Now the bad news. This isn’t a bundle. Nope, the Samus edition new 3DS XL does not come with Metroid: Samus Returns. Would it really have been so disastrous for them to include it?
On the Switch side of things, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has undergone update 1.3.1. It fixes a bug in Master Mode where certain enemies don’t count toward completion for Kitton. The bigger change is exclusive to the Switch version and allows players to get in-game items from a news channel called “Tips from the Wild”. Players will be able to access it through the News channel on the console starting August 9, 2017. Nintendo notes that “depending on the player’s progress and location in the game, certain items may not be obtainable at the time they’re distributed.” Makes sense.
Oh, and speaking of the Switch, if you’re still on the hunt, keep an eye on Gamestop. Later this month they’ll be offering five different bundles, including a Zelda one and a Splatoon 2 package.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.