Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild Icons

There's finally a new usage for the My Nintendo Platinum Points: icons for your Nintendo Switch. Those aren't like the normal profile icons, because you can put them together yourself from sets of "characters", backgrounds, and frames. You can purchase those for ten or five Platinum Points respectively in the Nintendo Switch Online application on your Nintendo Switch under "Missions and Rewards", as long as you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership. There are even easy-to-achieve missions to earn more Platinum Points outside of the normal My Nintendo program, which get changed on either a weekly or monthly basis.

The same applies to the available icons. Each month there is a set for Animal Crossings: New Horizons, where you can purchase icons of the villagers who have their birthday in these months. Sadly, by now I get the feeling that this is really it for the game, where the "last major update" also truly was the last update and we won't be seeing a return of the Zelda or Splatoon characters... But let's see. For now the development team is busy with Splatoon 3 anyway.

Next to New Horizons, there is one featured game each month, where each week the icons keep changing, on Tuesdays. So, it's worthwhile to check the Nintendo Switch Online once per week if you want to collect them all. This has been going for a couple of months now, since the beginning of March, where there were icons for Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and now finally something for the Zelda fans with Breath of the Wild. There also has been a set for Kirby and the Forgotten Land when the game came out, so new releases may get a special treatment outside of the usual schedule.

Some of the current Zelda icons feel a little bit redundant to what's already there by default, but at least you can make things look more unique thanks to the different backgrounds and frames. And there is more stuff to come during the remainder of the month.

They are probably going through the most popular games first, but they could have saved Breath of the Wild specifically for June, because they are planning to showcase the sequel. Maybe...? But I'm not sure about that anymore either, since Nintendo has so many big games coming up soon and there is no E3 taking place, so they may just wait a little longer, like September or so. I'm not holding my breath for anything Zelda right now, except for more of those icons.


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