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News: GAME Issues Update to Backtrack on Musical Chest Offer With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Issues Update to Backtrack on Musical Chest Offer With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

That link is now in the past

Earlier this week we shared the rather pleasing news that GAME would be offering a musical chest with pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a rather nifty little collectible that plays the famous "Ta-da-da-daaa" sound when opened. That was announced by Nintendo UK, yet GAME has now rather strangely...

News: Eiji Aonuma Explains Why He Thinks Fans Came To Love Wind Waker's "Toon Link"

Eiji Aonuma Explains Why He Thinks Fans Came To Love Wind Waker's "Toon Link"

How the haters became fans

When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was revealed over a decade ago, the reaction from fans was negative to say the least. Online forums were ablaze with angry posts stating that Nintendo had dumbed down the esteemed series for a kiddie audience. Fast forward to the present day, and Wind Waker is lauded as a classic...

News: Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

New Zelda title to have reversible cover, too

While we often bemoan the absence of some particularly snazzy 3DS hardware designs in the West, we today have some happy news to share. The previously Japan-only Luigi 3DS XL model is coming to Europe on 1st November, and a special The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is also being...

News: GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

It plays exactly what you think it does

Follow along, children: The Link goes “YAHHHH!” The Navi goes “HEY!” And the item chest goes “Ta-da-da-DAAAA!” For UK fans of that last iconic fanfare, pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from GAME will come with a musical collectable chest to triumphantly hold over your head...

News: Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo Unveils New Trailer and Details For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Introducing Lorule and Hilda

As previously announced, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has just completed his developer presentation at this year's New York Comic Con, and the Nintendo of America Twitter account has shared some details online. While a video of the presentation will apparently be available soon, a new trailer and some intriguing...

News: Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

...although it's not known how many units were actually shifted

Trade publication MCV has revealed that the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD has caused a 685% increase in Wii U console sales in the United Kingdom — however, it's not been revealed exactly how many units that jump entails. The news backs up Nintendo's stance that games...

News: Eiji Aonuma Wants the Wii U Zelda's Hyrule to be "A Setting No One Has Ever Imagined Before"

Eiji Aonuma Wants the Wii U Zelda's Hyrule to be "A Setting No One Has Ever Imagined Before"

The quest for uniqueness remains at the core of the franchise

The Legend of Zelda can be a contradictory series, at times. It's tempting for gamers to reel off a list of what binds the various entries together, perhaps even bemoaning similarity in dungeon and collect-a-thon structures. And yet it's a series that's experimented with stylus-only...

Weirdness: Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Must pick up in Lost Woods

Would you like a sword? All right, dumb question. If someone were just handing them out on the street, who wouldn’t take one? Let’s rephrase: are you looking for a nicely made replica of Link’s Master Sword? Because if you are (or just realized you need to be), it’d be hard to go wrong with this beauty currently...

News: News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View Of Workers, People Of Colour And Women"

News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View Of Workers, People Of Colour And Women"

Best not mention GTA, then

You might assume that time spent in the mythical land of Hyrule is unlikely to cause anybody any undue distress, but according to some, that simply isn't the case. News and entertainment site Salon.com — which has a monthly unique readership of 15 million — has controversially branded The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of...

Video: A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition

A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collector's Edition

A very punny video

When the Collector's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD landed at my doorstep on Saturday morning, I was, naturally, eager to show it off to all my envious real-life friends. Then I thought, hey, why not exhibit myself as a massive, deplorable show-off to everyone on the internet, as well?! So here I am. Now,...

Out Now: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Hoy, Small Fry!

The day has finally arrived: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now available in Europe (and North America) as a physical release! Back in 2003 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker emerged on the GameCube and brought with it a fresh graphical style that divided fans completely. Instead of the traditional design seen in...

News: Eiji Aonuma States Desire to Avoid the Limitations of Tradition in The Legend of Zelda Franchise

Eiji Aonuma States Desire to Avoid the Limitations of Tradition in The Legend of Zelda Franchise

"Why does it have to be traditional?"

While this week's Nintendo Direct was light on major revelations, Satoru Iwata did take the opportunity to explain that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds would shake up item and dungeons conventions — some key items will be available to rent and buy, rather than be unlocked in the story, giving the...

News: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Shakes Up Item and Dungeon Conventions

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Shakes Up Item and Dungeon Conventions

Dated for 22nd November

While the Wii U gets the remake treatment with The Wind Waker HD, the 3DS is getting the all-new The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which itself is set in the same world as Super NES classic A Link to the Past. Relatively little has been revealed to date, with Nintendo teasing small details and revealing returning...

News: Robin Williams Says His Son Came Up With The Idea To Name His Daughter Zelda

Robin Williams Says His Son Came Up With The Idea To Name His Daughter Zelda

Says he's yet to try a Wii U

Robin Williams has been a keen Nintendo fan and has always been happy to talk about his love for the games, with The Legend of Zelda being a particular favourite of his. Indeed, he even named his daughter Zelda as a result of his undying love for the franchise, however, during a recent Reddit AMA he said it was in...

Video: Epic Launch Trailer Shows Off The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Epic Launch Trailer Shows Off The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

There's also a gorgeous orchestrated video for art contest winners

Wii U eShop enthusiasts in North America may already be adventuring through The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, but for everyone else the wait continues for its official arrival on 4th October. That's surprisingly close, however, and Nintendo UK has now released its own rather...

Video: Watch Two People Unbox The Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

Watch Two People Unbox The Zelda: Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

Their faces are beaming!

The release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is upon us, and to mark the occasion Nintendo has launched a limited edition bundle which includes a digital copy of the game, a digital version of Dark Horse's Hyrule Historia book and a fancy GamePad with Zelda-style detailing. To be honest, only the GamePad is of any...

Out Today: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (North America)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (North America)

Sailing off with your hard drive space

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is here, if you're happy to download and live in North America. While many of us count the days until 4th October, this HD remaster / remake / whatever you want to call it has docked in the North American eShop ahead of time. It coincides with an official Wii U price cut in...

News: Surprise! Aonuma Doesn't Consider The CD-i Zelda Games To Be Canon, Either

Surprise! Aonuma Doesn't Consider The CD-i Zelda Games To Be Canon, Either

Glad we're all on the same page

Many moons ago, when CD-ROM was still a new and exciting storage medium, several companies released CD-based systems in the hope of catching a ride on the interactive entertainment roller-coaster. One of those firms was Phillips, which created the CD-i (the "i" stands for "interactive", in case you were wondering)...