114 episodes

The Kit & Krysta Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang, who previously worked for Nintendo of America for over 10 years each and hosted the hit web show Nintendo Minute. Join us every Thursday for insider behind the scenes stories about what it's like to work for Nintendo, our analysis of breaking news from around the industry and lively discussion of all the great games we've been playing.

The Kit & Krysta Podcast The Kit & Krysta Podcast

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 400 Ratings

The Kit & Krysta Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang, who previously worked for Nintendo of America for over 10 years each and hosted the hit web show Nintendo Minute. Join us every Thursday for insider behind the scenes stories about what it's like to work for Nintendo, our analysis of breaking news from around the industry and lively discussion of all the great games we've been playing.

    How Nintendo Benefits from PlayStation & Xbox's Bad News

    How Nintendo Benefits from PlayStation & Xbox's Bad News

    Thank you to ExpressVPN for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://www.ExpressVPN.com/KitAndKrysta for 3 additional months FREE
    Thank you to MeUndies for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://www.Meundies.com/KitAndKrysta for 20% off
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Hi and welcome to episode 106 of the Kit & Krysta Podcast! We have a jam-packed show this week to talk about all of the drama that's been happening in the games industry. The big three all had some issues this week from Xbox's business update to Sony's poor financials to Nintendo's rumors around the delay of Switch 2. We discuss why Nintendo is still coming out on top of a bad week and the future for Switch 2 is still bright. Also in this episode, we share a really interesting storytime about Mr. Iwata and the head of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot. We also do a fun Princess Peach transformation bracket and see which transformation comes out on top! In the games we're playing section, we're talking about Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and of course the game du jour Helldivers II. We wrap it up with questions from our wonderful Patreon subscribers.

    0:00 - Let's go!
    2:05 - News News News (How Nintendo benefits from Xbox and PlayStation's bad news)
    51:41 - Princess Peach transformation bracket
    1:08:41 - Nintendo storytime - Mr. Iwata, the head of Ubisoft and Kit are trapped in a closet...
    1:22:17 - Games we are playing (Helldivers II, Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth, Impact of Iwata)
    1:41:26 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    Patreon Shout outs!
    - All Hail the Final Boss - Aaron Hash
    - Thank you Super Stars - Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Weird Nintendo Gimmicks that Could Return with Switch 2 ft BeatEmUps

    Weird Nintendo Gimmicks that Could Return with Switch 2 ft BeatEmUps

    Thank you to Raycon for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://www.ShopRaycon.com/KitAndKrysta to get 15% off + FREE shipping
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    Hello and welcome to episode 105 of the Kit and Krysta Podcast! This week we are joined by special guest BeatEmUps(Wood Hawker) to talk about what zany gimmicks Nintendo could potentially bring back for the Switch 2. Nintendo is the kind of company who never leaves an innovation behind, so what could they be cooking up for this next console? Also in this episode, we have so much news around the newest round of Switch 2 rumors, the potential Nintendo Direct this week and of course Xbox's big business update. Seems like there is just a lot going on in the video game industry and we're here with the popcorn to see it all go down. In games we are playing, we've still been going strong through Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth but we've also been playing some new stuff like the Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth demo and it's all very fun so let us tell you all about it. We wrap it all up with a few questions from our wonderful Patreon subscribers. All this is coming right up!

    0:00 - Happy 2-year anniversary to the Kit & Krysta Podcast
    12:02 - Nintendo gimmicks that could make a comeback with Switch 2 featuring BeatEmUps
    54:30 - News news news (Switch 2 rumors, Xbox Business Update, Nintendo Direct watch continues)
    1:12:15 - Games we are playing (Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth demo, Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth, Metal Gear Solid Master Collection)
    1:31:06 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    Patreon shout-outs!
    - All Hail the Final Boss - Aaron Hash
    - Thank you Superstars - Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Is Nintendo's Princess Peach Disrespect Finally Coming to an End?

    Is Nintendo's Princess Peach Disrespect Finally Coming to an End?

    Thank you to Better Help for sponsoring this episode. Visit http://BetterHelp.com/KitAndKrysta to get 10% off your first month!

    Thank you to Factor for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://FactorMeals.com/KitAndKrysta50 and use code KitAndKrysta50 for 50% off + two FREE wellness shots
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Hello and welcome to another episode of the Kit & Krysta Podcast! This week we'll be examining if Nintendo is finally going to right their wrongs with Princess Peach with her new game, Princess Peach Showtime. Peach is such an iconic Nintendo character and she's gotten even more popular from the movie last year, it's high time she gets the respect she deserves. Is Nintendo doing enough with this game or will we continue to suffer Princess Peach disappointment. Also in this episode, we share our reaction to the rumor about Xbox going multi-platform and our thoughts on the PlayStation State of Play. We're still playing Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and it's amazing. We've been palling around with our little pals in Palworld. We also tried out the Mario vs. Donkey Kong demo and we tell you what we think about the game so far. We wrap it all up with questions from our amazing Patreon community.

    0:00 - Peaches, peaches, peaches, peaches, PEACHES!
    9:25 - Is Nintendo doing enough with Princess Peach?
    35:57 - Nintendo storytime - Krysta is a personal shopper for everyone
    49:29 - News news news (Xbox going multi-platform rumors, State of Play)
    1:17:17 - Games games games (Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Palworld, Mario vs. Donkey Kong)
    1:45:55 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    All Hail the Final Boss - Aaron Hash

    Thank you to our Patreon Super Stars - Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache, Simon

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 2 hr 9 min
    What We Expect From the February Nintendo Direct

    What We Expect From the February Nintendo Direct

    Thank you to Notion for sponsoring this episode. Go to http://www.notion.com/kitandkrysta to try Notion for FREE
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Hello and welcome to episode 103 of the Kit & Krysta Podcast. We have a gloriously jam packed show for you today filled with all sorts of fun stuff. First, let's talk about what we think is happening with this February Nintendo Direct. There is something very fishy going on with Nintendo over the last few weeks announcing all kinds of things on Twitter that would have been perfect for a Direct so what does it all mean? Let's figure it out together. We also have a huge news section where we share our reaction on the Pokemon statement around Palworld and what we think is going on with Aonuma being spotted at Universal. In our 'Never A Minute' segment, we're doing a tier list of the most egregious copycat Palworld designs. For our Nintendo storytime this week, we talk about a time where we lived in fear that Nintendo Minute would be canceled because it was getting whacked by the YouTube algorithm. We wrap it all up with questions from our wonderful Patreon subscribers. Big show let's go!

    0:00 - Welcome February!
    11:47 - News news news (Will there be a February Nintendo Direct)
    54:09 - Never A Minute - Ranking the most egregious Palworld copycat designs
    1:09:30 - Nintendo Storytime - Nintendo Minute almost gets canceled
    1:28:36 - Games we are playing - Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth & Palworld
    1:54:07 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    Thank you to our Patreon Super Stars - Aaron Hash, Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 2 hr 13 min
    How Nintendo Deals with the Impossible Pressure of Its Fan Community

    How Nintendo Deals with the Impossible Pressure of Its Fan Community

    Thank you MeUndies for sponsoring this episode! Visit http://www.MeUndies.com/KitAndKrysta for 20% off + FREE shipping

    Join us at http://www.Patreon.com/KitAndKrysta to support everything we do on this channel!
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    Hello and welcome to episode 102 of the Kit & Krysta Podcast! We're joined today by a very special guest -  former Nintendo employee, video game narrative designer and our friend Alexa Ray Corriea. We're going to have a chat with Alexa about what it's like inside Nintendo when the crushing pressure of the fan community just gets to be too much. We've all lived through this and we're pretty sure Nintendo is dealing with it right now with all speculation swirling around Switch 2. Alexa also shares what it means to be a narrative designer and writer for video games. We're all going to learn together. We also talk about games we are playing including Palworld. Yes, we are playing Palworld. In our news section we share our thoughts about the Xbox Developer Direct and some of the games they announced. We wrap it all up with a handful of questions from our wonderful Patreon subscribers.

    0:00 - Welcome Alexa!
    8:46 - How Nintendo deals with the crushing pressure from the fan community
    1:21:30 - Games we are playing - (Palworld, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown)
    1:39:25 - News news news - Xbox Developer Direct, Ubisoft on not owning games, Hogwarts Legacy breaking records
    1:57:30 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    Thank you to our Patreon Super Stars tier - Aaron Hash, Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 2 hr 21 min
    The Switch 2 Features Nintendo is Thinking About Right Now

    The Switch 2 Features Nintendo is Thinking About Right Now

    Thank you to Hello Fresh for sponsoring this video. Go to http://www.HelloFresh.com/KitKrystaFREE and use code KitKrystaFREE to get free breakfast for life!
    Thank you to Notion for sponsoring this video. Go to http://www.notion.com/kitandkrysta to try Notion's AI assistant today!
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    Hello and welcome to episode 101 of the Kit & Krysta Podcast! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on our 100th episode. We're so glad to be here with you and here we are this week with even MORE Switch 2 discussion. Today we'll be talking about which features we want and don't want with Switch 2, and what is going at Nintendo while they makes these kinds of crucial decisions that can make or break a console launch. Also in this episode, we tell you a banana-filled story about a cursed Donkey Kong event. In games we are playing,  we share our final thoughts about Prince of Persia The Lost Crown now that we've beaten the game. A lot of good stuff is coming right up! Get comfy and let's do this

    0:00 - Onwards and upwards to episode 101
    13:03 - Things we Do and Don't want in Switch 2
    53:26 - Cursed forgotten Donkey Kong event
    1:10:47 - Games we are playing (Prince of Persia The Lost Crown, Assassin's Creed Mirage, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty)
    1:31:41 - News news news
    1:48:34 - Questions from our Patreon subscribers

    Thank you to our Patreon Super Stars - Aaron Hash, Ben Eichhorn, MaruMayhem, Eigenverse, KissMyFlapjack, Mike Chin, Roy Eschke, Switchingitup_, Sephazon, vgmlife, Link The Hero of Winds, Angela Bycroft, Thomas O’Rourke, Kyle LeBoeuf, Roberto Nieves, Fredrik Ulf Konradsson, Andrew Youhas, Chilly, Brustache

    Follow Us!
    https://www.patreon.com/kitandkrysta
    https://twitter.com/kitandkrysta
    https://www.tiktok.com/@kitandkrysta
    https://www.instagram.com/kitandkrysta/
    http://www.facebook.com/kitandkrysta/

    -Kit & Krysta

    • 2 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

tay120n64 ,

A Charming, Lighthearted Gaming Show!

Kit and Krysta are incredibly charming, and their show is one of the highlights of my week. Their stories of working in the game industry, and their insight into current industry events and trends are always interesting, but most of all, the easy-going nature of their shows is comforting and restorative.

Ian24672 ,

Great podcast for Nintendo fans

If you love Nintendo, this podcast can be an inside look into how the company works. Kit and Krysta have great chemistry from their many years of working together. Kit reminds me of Patrick Bateman, for better or worse I guess. Love it!

Serperior1234 ,

Lazy

Why is Kit so embarrassing? They try to set a high bar for their #content and yet they never meet it

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Critical Role
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
Lisa Bass
Clutterbug
Rooster Teeth
Myquillyn Smith

You Might Also Like

Wood Hawker
IGN
Spawn Wave
MinnMax
IGN
Axe of the Blood God