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Nintendo Power Podcast is the official podcast of Nintendo of America, with discussions and commentary from Nintendo staff and special guests.

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Nintendo Power Podcast is the official podcast of Nintendo of America, with discussions and commentary from Nintendo staff and special guests.

    Super Mario Maker 2 & Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates: Talk + Tips!

    Super Mario Maker 2 & Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates: Talk + Tips!

    If you ask us, you can never have too much of a good thing. That goes double for the Super Mario Maker™ 2 and Animal Crossing™: New Horizons games, which both just received big updates! Host Chris Slate is joined by Super Mario Maker 2 veteran Morgan Ritchie from Nintendo Treehouse and Animal Crossing: New Horizons superfan Yafine Lee from the Strategic Communications team at Nintendo of America to talk about the new features and trade tips on how to make the most of them. The group also recommends their favorite action-exploration games for Metroid™ fans, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and picks their top upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    00:43 – Super Mario Maker 2 & Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates

    34:28 – Player’s Pulse

    38:28 – Pro’s Picks: Action-Exploration Games

    51:12 – Warp Zone Quiz

    56:05 – Game Forecast

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    • 59 min
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Tales & Tips from Our First Two Weeks!

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Tales & Tips from Our First Two Weeks!

    Like anyone coming back from a trip to an island paradise, this episode’s guests can’t wait to talk about it. After sharing their vacation plans last episode, host Chris Slate is joined once again by Bill Hutchens and Kristen Copeland from Nintendo Treehouse, and Anthony Foster from the social media team at Nintendo of America to trade tales and tips from their first two weeks with the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game. The group also recommends their favorite recent games, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and picks their top upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    00:30 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    28:48 – Player’s Pulse

    31:00 – Pro’s Picks

    41:22 – Warp Zone Quiz

    45:24 – Game Forecast

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    • 51 min
    Top Things to Try in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Top Things to Try in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Whoa, there – what’s the rush? The Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game launches in less than a month, so it’s time to slow down and slip into an island state of mind. This episode, host Chris Slate talks with Bill Hutchens and Kristen Copeland from Nintendo Treehouse, and Anthony Foster from the social media team at Nintendo of America, about all the things they look forward to doing on their deserted island getaway. If that doesn’t put you in vacation mode, try listening to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons music track included at the end of the episode. The group also recommends their favorite recent games, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and picks their top upcoming titles for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    00:49 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    18:40 – Player’s Pulse

    22:40 – Pro’s Picks

    28:56 – Warp Zone Quiz

    31:55 – Game Forecast

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    • 37 min
    Shovel Knight Unearthed with Yacht Club Games

    Shovel Knight Unearthed with Yacht Club Games

    Masterclass gameplay, pixel-perfect nostalgia and laugh-out-loud storytelling have taken Shovel Knight from indie darling to blockbuster franchise. In celebration of the game’s final new campaign after seven years of ongoing development, host Chris Slate talks to Sean Velasco and Sandy Gordon from Yacht Club Games about the game’s creation and evolution, and what comes next. The group also recommends games they’ve been enjoying, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and picks their top upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch!

    00:30 – Shovel Knight Unearthed with Yacht Club Games

    39:41 – Pro’s Picks

    45:57 – Warp Zone Quiz

    49:43 – Game Forecast


    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    • 52 min
    Fan-Favorite Games of 2019 Winners Revealed!

    Fan-Favorite Games of 2019 Winners Revealed!

    The poll has closed, and the votes have been counted – all that’s left to do is announce YOUR fan-favorite games of 2019! From franchise favorites like the Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 and Fire Emblem™: Three Houses games to indie sensations like Cuphead and Untitled Goose Game, many of the year’s most memorable games are among the nominees. Join host Chris Slate and guests Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute as they announce the winners and share their own picks in this special year-end episode.

    01:46 – Coolest Co-op

    06:22 – Most Vicious Versus

    10:55 – Brightest Bright Idea

    13:55 – Most Unexpected

    18:02 – Favorite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Character

    20:57 – Toughest Challenge

    23:55 – Most Glorious Graphics

    26:35 – Sweetest Soundtrack

    29:07 – Most Sensational Story

    32:39 – Indie Excellence

    35:04 – Biggest Brain-Bender

    40:01 – Platforming Perfection

    42:51 – Most Epic RPG

    45:56 – Players’ Game of the Year

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    • 56 min
    Talkin’ Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

    Talkin’ Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

    Terry is not only the newest fighter to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass*, but in some ways, he’s one of the most unique. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate insider Demetrius Boggs from Nintendo Treehouse joins host Chris Slate and Anthony Foster from Nintendo of America to talk all things Terry, trade beginner tips, and even dive into the character’s possible tournament potential. The panel also gives their final post-playthrough impressions of the Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 game, recommends games they’ve been enjoying, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and more!

    00:46 – Terry Talk

    17:28 – Pro’s Picks

    28:36 – Player’s Pulse

    36:25 – Warp Zone Quiz

    38:49 – Game Forecast

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB.

    If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for the podcast, or submit a question to possibly be answered in a future episode, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com.

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    *Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

    • 43 min

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