REDMOND, Wash.–Nintendo received a number of honors at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, winning the awards for Game of the Year for The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Best Family Game for Super
Mario Odyssey and Best Handheld Game for Metroid:
Samus Returns. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
also won the awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure
But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show.
During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the Bayonetta
3 game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo
Switch system. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game,
originally a Wii
U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16.
Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of
$59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game.
Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games for
Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.* Bayonetta,
Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.
Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game got a new
look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, as well as
the surprise news that it launched shortly after The Game Awards
livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s
Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure
featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background
of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of
transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the
opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a
motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to
nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle
and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for $19.99
receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Trial of the
Sword DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year. For more information
about what is included in the Expansion Pass, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass.
Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a
limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch
game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested
retail price of $59.99.
In addition, some of the games that were nominated for awards this year
are from franchises featured in the Cyber Deals sale currently featured
in Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com. Fans can save on select games
featuring Mario, Link and more fun characters at https://nintendo.com/tga.
The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!”
song from the Super Mario Odyssey game, with vocals by the game’s
“We are absolutely humbled that voters chose Nintendo for these awards,”
said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “We plan
to continue this strong momentum as we head into 2018.”
Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems
controls that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/
*The digital version of Bayonetta 2 can be purchased in Nintendo
eShop on Nintendo Switch for $49.99, with the option to also then
purchase the digital version of the original Bayonetta game for
$9.99. However, if players choose to download the standalone digital
version of Bayonetta first, they will pay $29.99, with the option
to then get the digital version of Bayonetta 2 for an additional
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™
system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™,
Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™
and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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