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Episode 481: E3 of the Wild

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - June 17, 2016, 8:08 am EDT
Total comments: 8

We recorded our E3 reactions in front of a live studio audience. How did the Breath of the Wild move us?

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E3 2016 has come and gone, but the echo still resonates in our ears. Following the second day of the show, RFN convened a special live recording to break down Nintendo's announcements - specifically The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While Link's newest adventure took up the majority of our time, we also had opportunities to discuss Pokémon Sun and Moon, Ever Oasis, Paper Mario: Color Splash, the stealth release of Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and much more.

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us in the chat!

This episode was edited by James Jones. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music's SoundCloud. The new Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website

This episode's ending music is Staff Roll from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (again). All rights reserved by Nintendo.


EnnerJune 17, 2016

"James Jones is my daddy."

Good show.

One detail from the Treehouse Live is that the Breath of the Wild E3 demo was specially built to not have any towns or NPCs. So maybe that woodcutter's house will have a person in it in the full game!

SorenJune 17, 2016

Zelda - I think the Sheikah Slate clearly was supposed to represent the GamePad. I don't think it really tells us anything about the NX. But it will be reminder that this was supposed to be a full Wii U 2 screen experience that was unfortunately gimped because to the consoles' failure.

Regarding inventory I think that the days of using the Start button to manage inventory are over. They have to be. We can't go back to that.

Just Dance - I doubt the NX version of Just Dance will use Wiimotes. They'll probably continue to use mobile phone integration.

Also, James Jones is my daddy.

KobeskillzJune 18, 2016

I think it's a smart decision actually to remove gamepad features from the game. Skyward sword might live and die on the Wii cause it's controls. Lots of games will. Same for some wiiu games. This ensures this game is preserved in future systems.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterJune 18, 2016

Quote from: Kobeskillz

I think it's a smart decision actually to remove gamepad features from the game. Skyward sword might live and die on the Wii cause it's controls.

And nothing if value was lost.

LemonadeJune 18, 2016

Great show, I missed most of the live version.

Im glad Gui liked the look of Ever Oasis. Im looking forward to see more of the game and probably buying it.

Miz1k3June 18, 2016

Cant believe i missed this !!! Y dont u guys do ur podcast on youtube like everyone else !!!

We don't like cameras. I don't mind them, but I'm alone on that front.

SonofMrPeanutJune 20, 2016

The screen effect mentioned here from the booth entrance reminds me of something I saw at London's Millennium Dome (Now O2) back in 2000.  We sat on bleachers for a show, and at the end the front screen area lifted away to reveal a whole other forest room.

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