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Despite being only a couple of years old, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight has one of the most recognizable and impressive soundtracks in recent video games. From the iconic "Strike The Earth!" to the swelling main theme, fans of the game relish and praise Jake Kaufman's veritable master works. For the first time ever, fans will finally be able to own their own physical copy, either on CD or Vinyl.

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Nintendo fans are eagerly looking forward to the launch of Nintendo Switch, and the most exciting game (at least that we know of) coming to the system early on is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link's upcoming adventure boasts the biggest, most open Zelda world to date, an impressive physics engine, dynamic weather, and an entrancing visual style. The official Japanese website for the game just uploaded a new batch of screenshots, and you can check them out by clicking below!

Halloween is just around the corner, and Mojang is celebrating with a special three-in-one spooky bundle for Minecraft on consoles. The Spooky Bundle contains the Halloween Mash-up (featuring a pre-built spooky world for you to explore), the Halloween Battle Map, and the Campfire Tales Skin Pack. You can now grab all three of these in one bundle for $6.99 on any console edition of Minecraft. You can also check out a trailer for the Spooky Bundle by clicking below!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they boil down an enormous week of news about Nintendo Switch, followed by stories on Pokémon fan games, Hyrule Warriors, and more in the News Block. After a quick look down Fortune Street, we take it to the Tea Table to discuss every single Nintendo-made game in the Wii U's library and call our bets on what's getting ported to Nintendo Switch. You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Splatfests may be over, but Battlefy is holding a Splatoon Showdown Series to get players back into the game. The modes included in the tournament are Turf War, Tower Control, Splat Zones, and Rainmaker. To apply, gather a team of four players and apply to your choice of mode through the Battlefy website. Each mode will have two qualifier rounds, then the top four teams from each round will make it to the finals.

The tournaments will run from November 5th through December 3rd, and you can sign up now.

Nintendo just issued its second quarter earnings release, providing investors with financial data from the past three months, as well as some projections for the future. As part of this quarterly check-in, Nintendo has compiled a released schedule for all of their upcoming first-party games and prominent third-party titles. Unfortunately for Wii U owners, there were no major surprises, and it's a paper thin list. Hit the jump for more details.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (launching next year on Wii U and Nintendo Switch) features a vast open world for players to explore freely, which is something it has in common with the original Zelda on NES. Thirty years after Link took his first step into the land of Hyrule, Nintendo is still drawing inspiration from the classic game, and Breath of the Wild reflects that in numerous ways. Nintendo has just updated their official Japanese website with a blog and some screenshots that showcase four ways the next Zelda title pays homage to its original predecessor. Hit the jump check it out!

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and EA has an international hit on its hands. Battlefield 1's beta was a record-breaking success, and the World War 1 game is off to a respectable start in Japan, debuting at number one with over 113,000 sales on PlayStation 4. Mario Party: Star Rush was an extremely distant second with over 26,000 sales.

Despite its success, Battlefield 1 did nothing to boost PlayStation 4, and Sony saw its console's sales drop by more than 3,000 from last week. PlayStation 4 was still the top seller with over 27,000 units sold, and 3DS came in second with over 24,000 combined sales from its various models. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.

Last year was Nintendo's most successful year for digital revenue yet, as the company reported $412 million from digital sales. After three quarters, Nintendo had already generated as much cash from eShop sales as they had in the entire previous year, and they capped the year off with their most successful digital quarter ever. Unfortunately, digital sales saw a sharp decline for the first quarter of the current fiscal year, and the second quarter was even more disappointing. Hit the jump for the details.

Nintendo just briefed investors on their finances through the first two quarters (April 1st - September 30th, 2016) of the fiscal year, and that means we also got an update on software sales. As of September 30th, Mario Kart 8 has now sold 8 million copies worldwide, which is extremely impressive when you consider that Wii U has only sold around 13 million units. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has also sold well, officially moving 4.99 million units as of September 30th, so we can likely assume it has eclipsed the 5 million mark by now. Meanwhile, the 3DS version has sold over 8.35 million copies.

We finally have a date for the final DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors: it will be landing on October 31st, and fresh details have been released on what to expect in the pack. Ravio (of A Link Between Worlds) will be in the mix with a giant hammer along with Yuga wielding a paintbrush. Ravio will have access to a number of items from his shop such as bombs, the Boomerang, and the Ice Rod, while Yuga will be able to manipulate lightning and pictures. They will be available on both the Wii U and 3DS versions.

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One of Nintendo's oldest and most popular franchises continues next year when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches on Wii U and Nintendo Switch. Nintendo recently released a trio of new gameplay videos on the game's official Japanese website, and today we have more footage thanks to an extensive demo of the game on the Game Center DX show. All of the footage is from The Great Plateau, so there isn't anything too new to see, but it's another great look (nearly 40 minutes) at exploration, weapons and collectibles, combat, hunting, and a boss battle. You can check it out by clicking below!

If you ever wanted a glorious figure based on Shovel Knight characters, other than the official Amiibo of course, First 4 Figures has just announced they've obtained the license to create such figures. To celebrate the announcement, the company is giving away one for free through a random drawing. You can enter by following the instructions in the announcement post after the jump!

Nintendo has made a point of designing their new consoles and handhelds to be backwards compatible with older systems in recent years, but a report from Eurogamer back in July indicated that the mysterious NX (now officially revealed as Nintendo Switch) would not be backwards compatible with 3DS or Wii U. Following the upcoming hybrid console's reveal, popular Japanese publication Famitsu reached out to Nintendo for comment on Nintendo Switch's compatibility with other devices. Hit the jump for more details.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

This week the crew discusses a swarm of Pokémon topics from the past week, including the leaked full lineup of new Pokémon, Ultra Beasts, and Alolan Forms, alongside our experiences with the Sun and Moon Special Demo Version. Afterwards we shift to Colin's time with Nintendo's fall lineup, including the NES Classic Edition and Mario Party: Star Rush. And finally, after the break, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Nintendo finally revealed the NX, now called "Nintendo Switch." You can check out the episode below—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!