Nintendo Power Podcast

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 Aug 5, 2018

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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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The Legend of Zelda Series Special Featuring Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!
53:11
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Nov 20, 2020
Pikmin 3 Deluxe: Top 5 Things to Know Before You Play
59:59
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Oct 23, 2020
Super Mario 35th Anniversary Special, Featuring Super Mario 3D All-Stars!
49:18
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Sep 18, 2020
Indie World Showcase Special with Hades Developer Interview!
1:09:13
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Aug 18, 2020
Unfolding Paper Mario: The Origami King – Hands-On Discussion!
1:07:48
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jul 16, 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Deep Dive!
58:51
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jun 10, 2020
Super Mario Maker 2 & Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates: Talk + Tips!
59:37
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
May 05, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Tales & Tips from Our First Two Weeks!
51:19
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Apr 03, 2020
Top Things to Try in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
37:08
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Feb 28, 2020
Shovel Knight Unearthed with Yacht Club Games
52:56
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jan 30, 2020
Fan-Favorite Games of 2019 Winners Revealed!
56:19
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/
Dec 16, 2019
Talkin’ Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
43:34
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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo *Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
Nov 12, 2019
Fall Game Frenzy: Luigi’s Mansion 3 and more!
29:46
Fall is filled with exciting new games for Nintendo Switch™ fans, and on the latest episode of Nintendo Power Podcast, host Chris Slate and Katie Casper from Nintendo of America dig into some of the biggest ones. From Luigi’s Mansion™ 3 to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition and more, there’s something here for every kind of player. The panel also recommends games they’ve been enjoying, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and more! 01:05 – Pro’s Picks 12:35 – Player’s Pulse 22:25 – Warp Zone Quiz 25:16 – 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Oct 16, 2019
Fire Emblem: Three Houses In-Depth Discussion
57:46
If you’re like us, you never get tired of talking about Fire Emblem™: Three Houses. The game has so much to do and discover! Host Chris Slate is just starting his adventure, but superfans Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute and Joe Bustos from the Nintendo social team are here to put him on the right path. The team trades tips and talks about their favorite characters and storylines, all without dropping any major spoilers. The group also shares game recommendations, talks about upcoming new titles, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and more! 00:51 – Fire Emblem: Three Houses 34:54 – Player’s Pulse 38:57 – Pro’s Picks 47:55 – Warp Zone Quiz 50:36 – 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Aug 30, 2019
Game Boy 30th Anniversary – Our Favorite Games!
56:01
30 years ago, Game Boy launched in North America and ushered in a bold new world of gaming on the go. To celebrate the big anniversary, host Chris Slate is joined by Dan Owsen from Nintendo Treehouse and Jeremy Parish, Senior Creative Director at Greenlit Content, to pick their all-time favorite Game Boy games. Enjoy a nostalgia-fueled trip back in time as the panel remembers the hits and hidden gems that changed gaming forever. The group also shares game recommendations, talks about upcoming new games, takes the Warp Zone Quiz and more! 00:44 – Our Favorite Game Boy Games 37:10 – Player’s Pulse 43:30 – Pro’s Picks 48:43 – Warp Zone Quiz 52:41 – 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jul 31, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2: Tips from Nintendo Treehouse!
48:35
Super Mario Maker 2 is finally here, and host Chris Slate now exists only to slide down slopes, stack Meowsers and decorate death traps with Semisolid Platforms. Oh, and to make podcasts, especially when the guests are Eric Smith and Morgan Ritchie from Nintendo Treehouse, who created courses for the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019! The trio trade tips and leave audio evidence that, for nearly an hour at least, they took a break from building. They also share game recommendations, talk about titles hitting in July, take the Warp Zone Quiz and more! 00:29 – Super Mario Maker 2 Tips 33:53 – Player’s Pulse 36:29 – Pro’s Picks 41:52 – Warp Zone Quiz 45:09 – Game Forecast Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to MATURE by the ESRB. Use these Course IDs to challenge the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 courses discussed in this episode: Round I: Invitational 2019 - 641-9CJ-J9G Round II: Invitational 2019 - 8CJ-376-MXF Finals I: Invitational 2019 - 22R-N5T-YCG Finals II: Invitational 2019 - 2GW-H75-44G Finals III: Invitational 2019 - N1J-HKT-DLF Finals IV: Invitational 2019 - DM7-K5X-1MG 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jun 28, 2019
Special E3 2019 Episode: Luigi's Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and more with Doug Bowser!
57:36
E3 2019 is over, but excitement for the next wave of Nintendo Switch games is just getting started! Kit Ellis from Nintendo Minute joins host Chris Slate to share their thoughts on the show's biggest games and announcements, with special guests Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks and the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser! 00:53 – Top E3 News with Doug Bowser 23:24 – Bethesda's Big Lineup with Pete Hines 41:07 – Final thoughts on E3 2019 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jun 14, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 Reveals + Resident Evil blowout!
01:08:10
The recent Nintendo Direct blew the lid off Super Mario Maker 2 and caused host Chris Slate to flip his lid! Chris is joined by Nintendo of America's Stephanie Palermo to discuss the game's newly revealed features and what they mean for aspiring makers. Then, Capcom's Mike Lunn invites the duo to Capcom HQ in San Francisco to talk about the trio of Resident Evil remakes hitting Nintendo Switch on May 21. The group also recommends games they've been playing, reads fans' comments about their favorite Capcom classics, takes the Warp Zone quiz and discusses cool upcoming games! 00:53 - Super Mario Maker 2 37:50 - Pro’s Picks 45:01 - Player’s Pulse 58:42 - Warp Zone Quiz 1:03:52 - 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
May 17, 2019
Joker Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
43:48
At long last, the Joker paid DLC and free 3.0 update are arriving for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Join host Chris Slate and guests JC Rodrigo from Nintendo Treehouse and Joe Bustos from the Nintendo of America social team as they discuss what makes Joker such a popular character with fans, and detail moves and strategies players can use to get started with the character in the Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate game. The group also covers the new 3.0 features, shares game recommendations and takes the Warp Zone quiz! 01:00 - Joker Joins the Battle 24:48 - Pro’s Picks 38:55 - Warp Zone Quiz Games discussed have been rated EVERYONE to EVERYONE 10+ 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Apr 17, 2019
Nintendo Switch Spring Game Guide 2019
53:52
If you're like Nintendo Power host Chris Slate, warm springtime weather makes you excited to...play video games! (Then again, everything makes him excited to play video games.) This episode, Chris is joined by Katie Casper and Stephanie Palermo from Nintendo of America to talk about some of the coolest new titles coming this season, including Yoshi's Crafted World™, Nintendo Labo™: VR Kit, Cuphead, Mortal Kombat 11, a crazy number of Final Fantasy and Resident Evil classics, and many more! 01:13 – Spring Game Guide 2019 39:30 – Player's Pulse 44:37 – Pro's Picks 49:39 – Warp Zone Quiz 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Apr 01, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 and More Big Games for 2019
46:34
Super Mario Maker 2! The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening! Astral Chain! The recent Nintendo Direct added several big Nintendo Switch games to the year's growing lineup. Host Chris Slate wouldn't stop gushing about the news to everyone within earshot, so to get some work done, his coworkers locked him in a room with Bill Trinen from Nintendo Treehouse and Anthony Foster from the social media team at Nintendo of America. It turned out they couldn't wait to talk about the games, too! 00:42 – Big Games for 2019 26:32 – Player’s Pulse 32:10 – Pro’s Picks 37:53 – Warp Zone Quiz 42:05 – Game Forecast 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Feb 15, 2019
Fan-Favorite Games of 2018
01:03:34
What was the year's most fun multiplayer game that secretly ruins friendships? What was the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate moment? What was the best game of 2018? These questions keep our panel up at night. Host Chris Slate and guests Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute need their rest, so we asked our trustworthy listeners to vote on the answers in this special year-end episode. 01:40 - Most Fun Multiplayer Game That Secretly Ruins Friendships 04:31 - Best Retro Redux (New games in a retro style) 08:15 - The "Welcome Back" Category (Remastered/enhanced games) 12:27 - The "Whoa, Neat!" Category (Cool/creative new products) 15:44 - Best Ballgame 17:37 - Most Hype Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Moment 22:28 - Most Challenging Game 27:00 - Most Relaxing Game 29:30 - Best-Looking Game 31:49 - Best Soundtrack 34:08 - Best Narrative 37:45 - Character of the Year 55:21 - 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Dec 20, 2018
Nintendo Holiday Memories with Bill Trinen & Peer Schneider
52:21
'Tis the season for gaming gifts, family co-op and pine-scented Nintendo nostalgia. Bill Trinen from Nintendo Treehouse and Peer Schneider from IGN join host Chris Slate to share their happiest Nintendo holiday memories, plus plenty of heart-warming holiday stories submitted by our listeners. And, of course they take the Warp Zone quiz, discuss their current gaming obsessions and look ahead to big titles coming in December and January. Get cozy by the fire, hit play and enjoy a heaping helping of holiday spirit. 0:00:41 - Nintendo Holiday Memories 0:32:07 – Pros' Picks 0:41:30 - Warp Zone Quiz 0:47:24 - 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Dec 05, 2018
Pokémon: Let’s Go - 5 Features for Longtime Fans
01:07:31
Host Chris Slate is joined by Theresa Apolinario from Nintendo Treehouse and Zach Drapala from SwitchForce and GhostRobo on YouTube to discuss five features for longtime Pokémon fans in the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games. The group also talks about other recent and upcoming Nintendo Switch games, answers listener questions, takes the Warp Zone quiz and more. 00:58 – Pokémon: Let’s Go - 5 Features for Longtime Fans 0:27:59 – Pros' Picks 0:36:54 – Warp Zone Quiz 0:39:37 – Player's Pulse 0:58:45 – 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Nov 15, 2018
Fall Game Guide 2018
01:15:49
Host Chris Slate is joined by Nintendo of America's Kirk Scott and Vince Chon from the Publisher and Developer Relations team, plus Camille Van Duyn from Strategic Communications to discuss recent game announcements and some of the biggest titles coming this fall to the Nintendo Switch system. The group also responds to listener comments about the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online lineup, takes the Warp Zone quiz and more. 01:08 – Recent Game Announcements 24:15 – Pros' Picks 31:36 – Warp Zone Quiz 35:31 – Player's Pulse 45:01 – Fall Game Guide 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Oct 02, 2018
008 Fighting Game Blowout, feat. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
59:13
Host Chris Slate is joined by Toph, a competitive Super Smash Bros.™ player and commentator, and JC Rodrigo from Nintendo Treehouse to discuss recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcements, the competitive scene and their favorite fighting games. The guests also answer listener questions, take the Warp Zone quiz and more. 01:06 – Pros’ Picks 07:51 – Warp Zone Quiz 11:41 – Player’s Pulse 42:29 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Discussion 56:23 – Game Forecast 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Aug 30, 2018
007 Overcooked! 2 Developers + Nintendo Power 30th Anniversary
48:06
Host Chris Slate is joined by two guests from Nintendo Of America – Doug Bowser, head of Sales & Marketing, and Katie Casper from the Publisher and Developer Relations group – to discuss recent and upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch™ system, plus the debut of Nintendo Power™ magazine 30 years ago. Chris also chats with Phil Duncan and Olie De-Vine from Ghost Town Games about the creation of the Overcooked! Special Edition game and its upcoming sequel, Overcooked! 2. 00:28 – Introduction 00:40 – Pros’ Picks 10:04 – Warp Zone Quiz 15:13 – Player’s Pulse 24:43 – Game Forecast 27:15 – Interview with the developers of Overcooked! Special Edition and Overcooked! 2 47:23 – How to contact us 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jul 19, 2018
006 Special Episode from E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Reggie & More!
59:10
Host Chris Slate is joined by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute to discuss all things Nintendo from E3 2018, from big announcements to tournaments to the amazing new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(TM) game for the Nintendo Switch(TM) system. The team also welcomes two special guests to the show: the winner of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018, ZeRo, and the President and COO of Nintendo of America himself, Reggie Fils-Aimé! 00:00 – Introduction 00:32 – Reggie Fils-Aimé 22:58 – Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 Winner 47:54 – Our Favorite Moments from E3 2018 58:32 – Signoff 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jun 15, 2018
005 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze + Our Favorite Donkey Kong Games
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Host Chris Slate is joined by Samantha Robertson and Todd Buechele from Nintendo Treehouse to discuss all the big and little enhancements made to the Donkey Kong Country(TM): Tropical Freeze game for the Nintendo SwitchTM system. And to celebrate Donkey Kong’s debut on Nintendo Switch, all the usual episode segments – Pro’s Picks, the Warp Zone game quiz and Player’s Pulse listener questions – are devoted to Nintendo’s number-one ape. 00:00 – Introduction 01:05 – Pro’s Picks 06:17 – Warp Zone 09:49 – Player’s Pulse 22:35 – Game Forecast 24:21 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Discussion 38:00 – Signoff 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Apr 30, 2018
004 Interview Special - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes + Mark of the Ninja Remastered
47:57
This special all-interviews episode digs deep into two killer games coming to the Nintendo Switch system. First, host Chris Slate talks to Suda51 from Grasshopper Manufacture about Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, then Chris is joined by Corey Rollins from Klei Entertainment to discuss Mark of the Ninja Remastered. Plus, Bill Trinen from Nintendo Treehouse stops by to chat about two tournaments happening during the same time as E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 and Splatoon 2 World Championships. 00:00 - Introduction 01:04 - Nintendo tournaments with Bill Trinen 04:30 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes with Suda51 21:50 - Mark of the Ninja Remastered with Corey Rollins 47:13 - Signoff 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. US and CA residents only; 13+; access to Nintendo Switch system, Splatoon 2, and high-speed internet required. To participate, register by 4/21/18 at 9:00AM PT; visit https://battlefy.com/splatoon2, provide requested information and agree to Official Rules. Team captain must also register team. Qualifiers (single elimination, Turf War) will be held on 4/21/18 at 11 a.m. PT; top 8 teams (verified by Nintendo) will be eligible to advance to finals (double elimination, Ranked Battle) on 4/28/18 at 8:00AM PT. Each member of the first, second and third place teams will receive a prize. 1st Place Prize (to receive prize, at least 4 team members must agree to participate in Splatoon 2 World Championship 2018): Trip to participate in Splatoon 2 World Championship 2018 and attend E3, plus one (1) download code for Splatoon 2 DLC Octo Expansion (full game required to use DLC; sold separately) and (1) Pearl & Marina amiibo 2-pack (ARV $2,069). 2nd Place Prize: one (1) download code for Splatoon 2 DLC Octo Expansion (full game required to use DLC; sold separately) and Pearl & Marina amiibo 2-pack (ARV $45); 3rd Place Prize: one (1) Pearl & Marina amiibo 2-pack (ARV $25). Skill of participating players determines the winner(s). Details and restrictions apply; visit https://e3.nintendo.com/splatoon-2-inkling-open/rules for full rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
Mar 30, 2018
003 Celeste Developer Interview / Our Most-Played Nintendo Switch Games
53:57
Host Chris Slate discusses the hit new Nintendo Switch platforming game Celeste with its creators, Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. Also, Chris talks with Reiko Ninomiya and Tim O’Leary from the Nintendo Treehouse about the games that defined the first year of the Nintendo Switch system. The group also answers listener questions, takes the Warp Zone game quiz, and more. 00:00 - Introduction 01:15 - Pros' Picks (game recommendations) 09:09 - Warp Zone (quiz) 12:43 - Player's Pulse (listener questions) 28:51 - Game Forecast 32:26 - Celeste Developer Interview 53:11 - Signoff Games discussed have been rated Everyone to Mature by the ESRB. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Full game required to use DLC (sold separately). Kirby Star Allies: Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately. Detective Pikachu: Game in 2D. 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Feb 28, 2018
002 Nintendo Labo Roundtable / Listener Questions / Pros' Picks
56:37
Following the announcement of Nintendo Labo, host Chris Slate discusses what it's like to build Toy-Con with guests Krysta Yang, co-host of Nintendo Minute, and Nate Bihldorff, Senior Director of Localization at Nintendo of America. The group also recommends games they've been enjoying, answers listener questions, and takes this month's Warp Zone game quiz. 00:00 - Introduction 01:12 - Pros' Picks (game recommendations) 17:41 - Warp Zone (quiz) 20:15 - Player's Pulse (listener questions) 46:32 - Nintendo Labo discussion 55:49 - Signoff 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. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nintendo
Jan 25, 2018
001 Nintendo Switch Year in Review / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Developer Discussion
01:08:38
In this debut episode of Nintendo Power Podcast, host Chris Slate looks back at the Nintendo Switch system in 2017 with Kit Ellis, co-host of Nintendo Minute, and Damon Baker from Publisher and Developer Relations at Nintendo of America. Chris then discusses the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with the game’s producer, Mr. Eiji Aonuma, and director, Mr. Hidemaro Fujibayashi. 00:00 – Introduction 02:52 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: E3 08:55 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: Third-party and indie games 16:46 – Nintendo Switch in 2017: Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 24:05 – Warp Zone quiz 26:30 – Developer interview: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 01:07:58 – Signoff Games discussed have been rated Everyone to Mature by the ESRB. If you would like to share any feedback or ideas for future episodes, please email us at NintendoPowerPodcast@noa.nintendo.com. Follow Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo/ Follow Nintendo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica Subscribe to Nintendo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIY_O-8vW4rfX98KlMkvRg
Dec 21, 2017