Nerdvana’s 2017 holiday gift guide: Nintendo edition

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It’s dangerous to go holiday shopping alone! Take this advice for the Nintendo fan on your list, compiled from previews and reviews here on Nerdvana.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild content

One of the year’s finest games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch and Wii U, is getting its second round of DLC very soon, so why not pick up an Expansion Pass gift card just for that purpose — or even just general Nintendo eShop funds, so the Hyrule explorer in your life can play something else for a change?

Breath of the Wild DLC has landed!

Breath of the Wild draws a few more gasps of fresh air with new DLC package

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Explorer’s Edition)

If there’s a Nintendo Switch owner on your list who somehow hasn’t picked up Breath of the Wild yet, they’ll probably love the new Explorer’s Edition, which comes with the game, a two-sided map and a special Explorer’s Guide to Hyrule. Get it here on Amazon.

More treasures from Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts gets limited Master Sword edition

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts coming from Dark Horse


Shell of a good time

Mario Kart 8’s Deluxe version is largely a Switch re-tread of the Wii U masterpiece — but boy, is it fun to play on any system, and as Nintendo fans flock to the new hybrid console-handheld, this looks less and less like a waste and more like an essential Switch title.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe version racing from Wii U to Switch April 28


Merry Squidmas!

Doing for shooters what the Mario Kart series did for racing games, Splatoon also has made the migration to the switch as Splatoon 2. For those with an appreciation of the fin-er things, there’s a great Art of Splatoon book available from Dark Horse:

Fresh Inkling: Dark Horse brings us the fresh Ninten-tome ‘Art of Splatoon’


Castlevania (Netflix) soundtrack

One of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s greatest games recently made the leap to Netflix as a limited anime series with a bloody good soundtrack.

The Morning Sun has Vanquished the Horrible Night: Trevor Morris’ Castlevania soundtrack in review


Don’t hold your breath …

If you can snag one, the throwback Super NES Classic Edition is the hot item this year, sure to please almost anyone (and they probably don’t already have it … probably).

Nintendo announces Super NES Classic Edition, including never-released Star Fox 2