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News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Defends Absence of Female Playable Characters

"Link isn't the most masculine of guys"

In these times of greater equality, social media and ongoing debate around gender, even a cute and lighthearted game such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes isn't exempt from scrutiny. That's fair enough, in this writer's view - when avatars and customisation are part of a title, it's a valid topic. Of...

News: This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

This Legend of Zelda Quest Items Infographic Sure is Pretty

The Oracle games didn't mess around

We often get sent infographics here at Nintendo Life, and will no doubt get bombarded with more as a consequence of sharing this particular example. Some are downright silly, such as placing values on Princess Peach's dress collection*, and as a result get ignored. Sometimes a genuinely nice example comes...

News: Super Mario Maker Producer Tells Fans Not To Expect Zelda Maker Any Time Soon

Super Mario Maker Producer Tells Fans Not To Expect Zelda Maker Any Time Soon

"I think that might be a difficult task"

Super Mario Maker might not have been a brand-new title at this year's E3, but it certainly turned a lot of heads with its inventive mechanics and use of iconic Mario imagery. It also had many people wondering if Nintendo could perform the same trick with any of its other classic IPs - Legend of Zelda...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Very Soon

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Very Soon

Confirmed for Europe, NA surely not far behind

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is, by popular concensus, one of the finest video games of all time. Following its original Nintendo 64 release it's appeared on GameCube and the Wii Virtual Console, while also having a fabulous remastered version on 3DS. For fans who simply can't get enough of it,...

News: Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

Monolith Soft Open To Helping Get Zelda Wii U Ready For Launch

"Monolith Soft is always available and we would love to help"

The talented development team at Monolith Soft is busy polishing off Xenoblade Chronicles X for its Western release on the Wii U in December, but that hasn't stopped them thinking of their next project. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Xenoblade director Tetsuya Takahashi and...

Video: Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Watch Hiromasa Shikata And Katsuya Eguchi Hack And Slash Through Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Not forgetting Nintendo Treehouse staffer Tim O'Leary

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of the more unique entries in the franchise we've seen in recent years, offering multiplayer action where individuals have to work together to conquer various dungeons and bosses. During E3, Nintendo pulled together three of its staffers to...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Promises a Lot of Content and Playtime

"If you’re a completionist, you’re gonna be playing for a long time"

When it was announced we were rather taken in by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes; any opportunity to revisit the engine and tweaked gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a positive in our book. Very much a spiritual successor to Four Swords, albeit...

News: Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

It's called Third Quest

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that speaks, well, volumes. The revolutionary 3D entry to the Zelda series has led to the game holding its own to this day, encouraging replay value for copious amounts of reasons. Aside from receiving a beautiful 3DS remake in 2011, it has fired-up the competition in the world...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda Wii U Wasn't At E3 2015

"Our mentality is more near-term when we think about E3"

Nintendo didn't show the Wii U version of Zelda at this year's E3. That caused quite a bit of concern, with some fans even going as far as to speculate that it's going to be an NX title, given that Nintendo is going to be talking about the new system a whole lot more next year - when Zelda is...

First Impressions: Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Linking Up in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Wisdom, Power, Cosplay

While saving Hyrule has traditionally been a one hero job, multiplayer adventures have become a fan-favourite subset of the Legend of Zelda series since Four Swords made its début in 2002, and we were ecstatic to see The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - an all-new co-op title for three players - revealed in Nintendo's...

News: Don't Worry, The Legend of Zelda is Still Coming to Wii U

Don't Worry, The Legend of Zelda is Still Coming to Wii U

Be happy

Ever since The Legend of Zelda on Wii U was delayed into 2016 there's been concern that it would fall far enough down Nintendo's schedule to become a title on the company's next 'NX' hardware. This hasn't always seemed to be an overly accurate assumption, as the NX won't even be revealed until 2016, with no release window clear as yet...

Video: This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

This Fan-Made Zelda Sketch Shows What Happens When Link Runs Out Of Loose Change

High-res rupees

Fan creations are always something that spark a lot of interest, as they allow fans to see what could've been without them having to wait for it to actually happen from the official source - if ever. Take Project M for example - a modified version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl created by dedicated members of the Smash community - which...

News: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Won't Include Zelda Costumes In The West

Outfits designated as exclusive to Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed that the Western release of the 3DS title Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 will not come with the unique Zelda-themed content that launched alongside the Japanese edition. When the game was released in Japan, Link and Zelda outfits - lifted from the Wii U brawler Hyrule Warriors - could...

Weirdness: Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

Former My Chemical Romance Frontman Can't Get Enough Of Zelda: Wind Waker

"I play Zelda with my daughter now"

When Activision announced its plans to relaunch Guitar Hero recently, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way was one of the artists it recruited to promote the move. Way has since been talking to UK newspaper Metro about gaming in general, and has revealed that he's a big fan of The Legend of Zelda - and the...

Weirdness: You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

You Can Now Browse Zelda: Link To The Past's Map Using Your Web Browser

Turn-by-turn Navi-gation not included

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past features one of the most vibrant game worlds ever created for any video game, and now you can gaze longingly at it using your humble HTML5 web browser. The peeps at Jadsdsengine have created a living, breathing replication of the game's overworld which can be viewed via...

News: VIZ Media Teaming Up With Symphony of the Goddesses Tour for Shotaro Ishinomori's Link to the Past Graphic Novel

VIZ Media Teaming Up With Symphony of the Goddesses Tour for Shotaro Ishinomori's Link to the Past Graphic Novel

And more besides...

The current Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest tour is well underway, and those attending concerts in North America will soon have the opportunity to pick up some classic Zelda manga and graphic novels while enjoying the music. VIZ Media is kicking off a partnership with the tour to sell its range of...