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Nintendo Power Podcast

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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003 Celeste Developer Interview / Our Most-Played Nintendo Switch Games

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

53mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #1

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Super Mario Maker 2 and More Big Games for 2019

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

46mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Fan-Favorite Games of 2018

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

1hr 3mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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006 Special Episode from E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Reggie & More!

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

59mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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004 Interview Special - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes + Mark of the Ninja Remastered

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.

47mins

30 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Nintendo Switch Spring Game Guide 2019

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

53mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Game Boy 30th Anniversary – Our Favorite Games!

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

56mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Fall Game Frenzy: Luigi’s Mansion 3 and more!

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

29mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Super Mario Maker 2: Tips from Nintendo Treehouse!

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

48mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses In-Depth Discussion

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

57mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Joker Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

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

43mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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007 Overcooked! 2 Developers + Nintendo Power 30th Anniversary

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

48mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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Fall Game Guide 2018

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

1hr 15mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Pokémon: Let’s Go - 5 Features for Longtime Fans

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

1hr 7mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Nintendo Holiday Memories with Bill Trinen & Peer Schneider

'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

52mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #15