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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)...

News: Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link and The Process Behind Making The Wind Waker HD

Satoru Iwata takes to the Great Sea to find out more

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is tantalisingly close to being released on Wii U. It emerges in North America and Europe on 4th October and will even have its own special limited edition console bundle for those who haven't embarked on their Wii U adventure yet. With the release date...

Review: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U eShop / NES)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U eShop / NES)

Zelda II, have you any tough dungeons? Yes sir, yes sir...

Back in the early days of several franchises the second game in a series tended to be radically different from the first, as developers had not quite pinned down what they wanted the series to become — take a look at Castlevania II or the western Super Mario Bros. 2, for example. Zelda II:...

Video: The Wind Waker HD's New Features Are Shown Off, Along With Gorgeous Visuals

The Wind Waker HD's New Features Are Shown Off, Along With Gorgeous Visuals

Hero Mode, first-person view, Miiverse and more

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is getting ever closer, and its combination of enhanced visuals and gameplay tweaks should attract a fair bit of interest from newcomers and perhaps even a number of those that played the GameCube original. Earlier today we shared 10 minutes of footage that...

News: Nintendo Tested Two Other Zelda Titles in HD on the Wii U

Nintendo Tested Two Other Zelda Titles in HD on the Wii U

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword in HD does sound good

When considering graphical approaches for the new Legend of Zelda title currently in development for Wii U, Nintendo experimented with several art styles; The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wasn't the only game in the popular series that the company tried out in HD. Speaking with Polygon,...

News: Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Aonuma Explains His Quest to Have Improved the "Overall Game Flow" of The Wind Waker HD

Also states that Skyrim has not been a direct influence on the next Zelda

Development of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now complete, with manufacturing on physical retail copies no doubt underway and members of the press happily playing through to work towards producing their reviews. It would seem like a good time, therefore, for Eiji...

News: Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupees in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

"It will be more important than ever"

One of the oddities of the Zelda franchise is its currency system — Link runs into strangers homes to loot their chests and smash their pots for money, and he can even accumulate wealth when chopping up grass in the wilds. We've tried cutting grass ourselves in the hopes that money will simply appear where the...

Video: Want To See Just How Much Better Zelda: Wind Waker Looks In HD?

Want To See Just How Much Better Zelda: Wind Waker Looks In HD?

Standard definition just doesn't cut it anymore

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD hits the Wii U very soon, and for many it will be a chance to revisit one of the greatest games ever made. However, we've lost count of the number of times we've heard people say things like "how much better can it possibly look in a higher resolution?" or "the...

Review: The Legend of Zelda (Wii U eShop / NES)

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U eShop / NES)

A Link from the past

When The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986, it was at least as much an eye-opening experience for gamers as Super Mario Bros. had been. Whereas that game expanded and solidified the left-to-right nature of platformers for generations to come, The Legend of Zelda opened sprawling worlds before us, and allowed us to go wherever...

Video: Let's Take A Closer Look At The Wind Waker HD's Special Edition Ganondorf Figurine

Let's Take A Closer Look At The Wind Waker HD's Special Edition Ganondorf Figurine

For once, the beast looks beautiful

Yesterday was a good day for The Legend of Zelda fans; Nintendo finally confirmed that the Limited Edition Wii U bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was not a rumour as previously reported, but was in fact coming to North America on 20th September and Europe on 4th October. If this wasn't enough to...

Video: Players Give Their Opinions On Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Players Give Their Opinions On Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo builds up expectation for 3DS Zelda prequel

Nintendo recently showed off The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to eager attendees at the MCM Manchester Comic Con, and unsurprisingly, they rather liked it. You can view some of the reactions below. The game is exclusive to the 3DS and will be launched before the end of the year. Does...

News: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Confirmed for 4th October in North America

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Confirmed for 4th October in North America

Same day as in Europe

Earlier this month Nintendo of Europe took the opportunity to confirm 4th October as the release date for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, though Nintendo of America stuck with its October window. Today it seems that the release date for North America was revealed, buried within a press release for the Zelda art...

Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

Cosmo strikes in 19 minutes 15 seconds

A little while ago we told you about Cosmo Wright, a speedrunner that was recorded explaining, in detail, how to complete Ocarina of Time in 22 minutes. As he admitted himself it wasn't an impeccable run, possibly because he was trying to describe intricate maneuvers while executing them. That run was at a...