The Nintendo Minute was never a minute, and neither is this week’s episode of All Things Nintendo! This week, Brian is joined by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang, the two former hosts of Nintendo Minute, Nintendo’s in-house YouTube show. However, their time at Nintendo extends far beyond simply hosting that show. In fact, when you combine how long Kit and Krysta worked at Nintendo, it’s almost three decades of experience. On this special episode of All Things Nintendo, Brian chats with the two former Nintendo employees about their long-running show, what it’s like working at the company, and hints of what could be next for them.
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The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry’s most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what’s happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they’ll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!
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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:07 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:11:32 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus Thoughts
00:16:53 – Switch is Nintendo’s Best-Selling Console Ever
00:23:29 – Nintendo Not Interested in Studio Acquisitions
00:29:03 – Yacht Club Games’ New Project: Mina the Hollower
00:32:37 – Fire Emblem Heroes Five-Year Anniversary
00:34:02 – What is Your Favorite Nintendo Mobile Game?
00:37:19 – What it’s Like Working at Nintendo
00:49:45 – The Early Days of Nintendo Direct
00:55:44 – Looking Back at Nintendo Minute
01:17:53 – Hints of What’s Next for Kit and Krysta
01:24:18 – Definitive Ranking: Games Kit and Krysta Worked on at Nintendo
01:31:50 – eShop Gem of the Week: Art of Balance
01:33:23 – eShop Gem of the Week: Wytchwood
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