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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.

    The Legend of Zelda Series Special Featuring Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!

    The Legend of Zelda Series Special Featuring Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!

    It’s a special episode for fans of the Legend of Zelda™ series! Starting today, fans of the Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild game can go back 100 years to experience the events of the new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game! To help Chris geek out over the prequel’s many guest appearances and other cool connections, he’s joined by Chiko from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe from the Nintendo of America social team. Both share their impressions of the game after beating it, without revealing any big spoilers. The group also revisits The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the Nintendo Power Game Club segment and shares the results of Legend of Zelda series fan polls. Plus, they take part in the Warp Zone game quiz and pick their most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    Never played a Hyrule Warriors game before? Download the free Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity demo from Nintendo eShop!

    00:43 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

    23:28 – Player’s Pulse

    29:19 – Nintendo Power Game Club: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    43:46 – Warp Zone Quiz

    48:03 – Game Forecast

    Ending music is from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

    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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    • 53 min
    Pikmin 3 Deluxe: Top 5 Things to Know Before You Play

    Pikmin 3 Deluxe: Top 5 Things to Know Before You Play

    With only a week to go before the Pikmin™ 3 Deluxe game sprouts up on store shelves and takes root in Nintendo eShop, Chris digs into the game with series superfan Corey from Nintendo Treehouse and series newbie Yafine. They cover the top five things players should know, including hands-on impressions of the new side-story missions and other additions, gameplay tips and more! The group also gets into the Halloween spirit with the Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 game on its one-year anniversary, debates the creepiest enemies in the Legend of Zelda™ series, challenges the Warp Zone quiz and picks their most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    Never played a Pikmin game before? Download the free Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo from Nintendo eShop!

    00:42 – Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    30:27 – Player’s Pulse

    34:34 – Nintendo Power Game Club: Luigi’s Mansion 3

    46:29 – Warp Zone Quiz

    49:55 – Game Forecast
    Ending music is from Luigi’s Mansion 3.

    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
    Super Mario 35th Anniversary Special, Featuring Super Mario 3D All-Stars!

    Super Mario 35th Anniversary Special, Featuring Super Mario 3D All-Stars!

    This month marks 35 years of Super Mario™ games, so to babble about his favorite bros., host Chris Slate called up three Mario maniacs from Nintendo Treehouse: Nate Bihldorff, Reiko Ninomiya and Tim O’Leary! The group talks about the new Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, their first experiences with the original Super Mario Bros.™ game and many Mario milestones in between! The guests also challenge a special Super Mario quiz, reveal the winning responses in a series of Super Mario fan polls and pick their most anticipated upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

    00:44 – Super Mario 3D All-Stars

    19:16 – Super Mario Mania

    28:17 – Player’s Pulse

    31:48 – Nintendo Power Game Club: Super Mario Bros.

    40:27 – Warp Zone Quiz

    44:20 – Game Forecast

    Ending music is from Super Mario 64.

    Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to TEEN 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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    • 49 min
    Indie World Showcase Special with Hades Developer Interview!

    Indie World Showcase Special with Hades Developer Interview!

    The August Indie World Showcase just revealed some of the coolest games coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system, like Hades, the next epic action title from fan-favorite developer Supergiant Games! Host Chris Slate sits down with Supergiant’s Creative Director Greg Kasavin to get all the juicy details. Chris is also joined by Nintendo of America’s Kristen Lynch from the Publisher & Developer Relations team and Michael Grimm from the social media team to dig into all the other new indie games and pick their favorites. The group also discusses Supergiant’s Transistor in Nintendo Power Game Club, takes the Warp Zone Quiz, names their top upcoming titles for Nintendo Switch and decides whether Pikachu or Yoshi would make the best pet!

    00:30 – Hades developer discussion

    31:22 – Indie World Showcase

    39:23 – Player’s Pulse

    44:01 – Nintendo Power Game Club: Transistor

    1:00:25 – Warp Zone Quiz

    01:05:06 – Game Forecast

    Ending music is from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

    Games discussed have been rated RATING PENDING 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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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Unfolding Paper Mario: The Origami King – Hands-On Discussion!

    Unfolding Paper Mario: The Origami King – Hands-On Discussion!

    A grand Paper Mario™ adventure is about to unfold on the Nintendo Switch™ system, and in this episode, we talk about every new crease! Host Chris Slate is joined by Ethan Stockton from Nintendo Treehouse and Camille Van Duyn from the Strategic Communications team at Nintendo of America to share their detailed thoughts about the Paper Mario: The Origami King game after many hours of play. The group also discusses a unique and touching summer trip in Wide Ocean Big Jacket (this episode’s featured Nintendo Power Game Club game), takes the Warp Zone Quiz, picks their top new titles for Nintendo Switch and more!

    00:36 – Paper Mario: The Origami King

    35:01 - Player’s Pulse

    41:12 - Nintendo Power Game Club: Wide Ocean Big Jacket

    55:15 - Warp Zone Quiz

    1:01:11 - Game Forecast

    Ending music is from Paper Mario: The Origami King.

    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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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Deep Dive!

    Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Deep Dive!

    One of our favorite RPGs just made the jump to the Nintendo Switch™ system with epic upgrades, and we’re really feeling it! Host Chris Slate is joined by Rob Watters from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe Bustos from the social media team at Nintendo of America to share their experiences with the Xenoblade Chronicles™: Definitive Edition game, plus their favorite new features and gameplay tips. The group also holds the first-ever installment of Nintendo Power Game Club, featuring the classic NES™ StarTropics™ game, takes the Warp Zone Quiz, picks their top new titles for Nintendo Switch and more!

    00:44 - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    30:45 - Player’s Pulse

    34:41 - Nintendo Power Game Club: StarTropics

    50:35 - Warp Zone Quiz

    53:55 - Game Forecast

    Ending music: “Bionis’ Shoulder” from Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    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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    • 58 min

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