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Talking Point: Zelda: Skyward Sword is 2011's Biggest Game

Zelda: Skyward Sword is 2011's Biggest Game

Link to the future

Earlier today we brought you a list of five Nintendo games to thrill you in 2011, but one big name was absent: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, as it wasn't really fair to put arguably this year's biggest title against anything else. Link's previous adventure on Wii, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, was never developed with Wii in mind, having been designed as GameCube's..

News: Zelda: Skyward Sword is Half Finished, says Miyamoto

Zelda: Skyward Sword is Half Finished, says Miyamoto

So expect it next Christmas

We got out first look at Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at E3 this year with Shigeru Miyamoto's admittedly disappointing onstage demonstration, but more disappointing was the announcement the game would land in 2011. Early 2011, we dared to hope; hopes that have now been broken in two. Gaming website Pocket Lint recently...

News: Pre-Order the Midna & Wolf Link Statue From Next Tuesday

Pre-Order the Midna & Wolf Link Statue From Next Tuesday

The second model in the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series

About two months ago, First 4 Figures released the first model from the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series in the form of a 1/4th scale statue of Zant ― the antagonist from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Now, the officially-licensed maker of video game figures has announced that the second model will soon be..

News: It's Dangerous to Go Alone, But the Zeldathon Raises Rupees Regardless

It's Dangerous to Go Alone, But the Zeldathon Raises Rupees Regardless

Take this press release

Nintendo charity marathons are all the rage these days: Mother/Earthbound and Mario have both had successful marathons, with Zelda set to join the titles from December 27th. The team at Zeldathon got in touch to spread the word about its upcoming money-raising efforts. The press release below contains all the information you need. Pennsylvania Teens to use Video Games to..

News: Twilight Princess with High Res Textures Looks Fantastic

Twilight Princess with High Res Textures Looks Fantastic

Fan project shines the game up

Zelda: Twilight Princess is knocking on four years old now: a venerable granddaddy in the Zelda line, it's only natural it's starting to show its age. Talented chap AaronLite has injected the game with some virtual Botox in the form of high resolution textures that turn the blurry bridges, grass and rocks of Hyrule into sharp detail. Sadly as the project uses the..

News: Fan-Made Zelda MMO in Early Stages of Development

Fan-Made Zelda MMO in Early Stages of Development

Zelda World to offer what Nintendo hasn't?

Most of the games in The Legend of Zelda series stay fairly rooted in the action-RPG genre and whilst that hasn't been detrimental to its overall quality and reputation, it does leave room for those wanting a deviation from the somewhat limited offline play for some wishful thinking. It seems a group of...

News: Aonuma Confirms Zelda is Not the Skyward Sword

Aonuma Confirms Zelda is Not the Skyward Sword

Princess present but not in weapon form

Ever since the very first piece of teaser artwork was produced for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – long before it was even known as Skyward Sword, even – there's been discussion of who or what the sword would be. Eiji Aonuma has confirmed the sword does have a personality but you can rule out one possibility: it's not Princess Zelda. Stating that the..

News: Link and Ganondorf Combine to Win World Cosplay Championship

Link and Ganondorf Combine to Win World Cosplay Championship

Not sure where this fits in the Zelda timeline, though

We love people who dress up as Nintendo characters, and we love them even more when they get up on stage in Japan to have a pretend fight in the final of the World Cosplay Championships. Our love for this video cannot be put into words. Taking place in Nagoya, the Italian team of Link, Luca Buzzi, and Ganondorf, Giancarlo Di Pierro, took home..

News: Skyward Sword Swinging For Early 2011 Release

Skyward Sword Swinging For Early 2011 Release

At least it's not late 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's release being pushed back to 2011 might have been a disappointing pill to swallow, but soldier on we must. Whilst not making it in-time for this year's Christmas wish list, the release window for Link's latest adventure is materializing. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma had this to say..

News: This Zelda Paper Animation is Awesome, Hilarious, Frightening

This Zelda Paper Animation is Awesome, Hilarious, Frightening

Run the gamut of emotions

A slice of Zelda humour that doesn't play on the well-trodden "it's dangerous to go alone" joke is worth a hundred Rupees, so this series of paper animations that portray Link as an unruly creep is worth about ten times that amount. From smashing up a man's house to exacting his revenge on Navi at last, Link's adventures in 2D are well worth watching right..

News: Nintendo Considering Online Play and DLC for Future Zeldas

Nintendo Considering Online Play and DLC for Future Zeldas

Eiji Aonuma talks extra content and multiplayer

Zelda games are single-player epics: one elf questing to prevent the resurrection of a giant evil and destruction of the world. But if Eiji Aonuma can make it work, we may one day see a Zelda game with online functions. Speaking to GameInformer, Mr Aonuma said he's constantly thinking about how people play together and how best to fit that into the..

News: Don't Expect Lefty Link in Zelda: Skyward Sword

Don't Expect Lefty Link in Zelda: Skyward Sword

Southpaw control method "not currently planned"

When Zelda: Twilight Princess made the jump from GameCube to Wii, some fans of the green-clad hero were unhappy that the game was completely flipped from left to right to accommodate many players being right-handed. With the unveiling of Zelda: Skyward Sword only one week old – doesn't time fly? – those old wounds may be reopened as a recent..

News: Scott Pilgrim Movie Features Zelda Music, Gets Miyamoto's Thumbs-Up

Scott Pilgrim Movie Features Zelda Music, Gets Miyamoto's Thumbs-Up

Upcoming film to include iconic tune

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comic book series is receiving the cinematic treatment and is due to launch in the next few months. Full of video game references – here's a complete list just for fun – it looks as though that gaming spirit will transfer over to the big screen adaptation, as an interview with director Edgar Wright shows. Speaking with..

E3 2010: First Impressions: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

First Impressions: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

We got hands on with Nintendo's flagship E3 title.

If there's one first-party game that's getting most of the attention at Nintendo's E3 booth, it's got to be Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with the line to play it snaking around the entire Nintendo booth several times. So you can imagine the dirty looks I received when I was whisked up to the VIP area of the booth to sit and play the Nintendo..

E3 2010: Ocarina of Time for 3DS

Ocarina of Time for 3DS

Breaking news: classic title on the way to 3DS

StarFox 64, Kid Icarus, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Resident Evil for the 3DS might sound like an impressive line-up, but do you know what it's missing? A splash of Zelda. Well, here comes a little-known title called Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, heading to your 3DS. That's right: one of Link's greatest-ever adventures is heading to 3DS,..

E3 2010: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Link's latest finally unveiled! Updated with trailer!

All the speculation can finally end: we've seen the new Legend of Zelda game, subtitled Skyward Sword. And it looks good. Taking a graphical style that combines the cartoon palette of Wind Waker and the grown-up visuals of Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword is Nintendo's attempt to make the game much more accessible to gamers. With the Wii Remote..

Podcast: Episode 16 - Get Ready for E3!

Episode 16 - Get Ready for E3!

Corbie talks E3, Zach talks women and James just talks

Hold onto those hats, folks: E3 is just one week away, so to get you in the mood our own E3 attendee Corbie Dillard sat down with podcast editor James Newton to chat about 3DS, Zelda and some interesting surprises too. We also read your messages detailing your dreams for E3 and Zach Kaplan returns with This Nintendo Life, where he gives voice..