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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..

News: New Zelda Aims for Easier Controls, Big Surprises

New Zelda Aims for Easier Controls, Big Surprises

Miyamoto surprisingly clarifies neither

There's still a sleepless four weeks between us and the new Zelda game for Wii, set to be unveiled at E3. We don't know what it'll look, sound or play like, but a recent interview with Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed it should control more simply than previous Link outings. For us, it is important to the to optimise gameplay and make the controls easier. We do..

News: Mark Ronson Mixes Legend of Zelda with New Video

Mark Ronson Mixes Legend of Zelda with New Video

Spot the references in this one

Mark Ronson's made a bit of a name for himself remixing and revamping other artists' tracks, so it's no surprise to see the video for his new track Circuit Breaker take inspiration from other sources. Nobody expected it to borrow so heavily from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, though. With a distinctive-looking overworld, green-capped hero and what looks..

News: Nintendo Cereal System Sells For $200

Nintendo Cereal System Sells For $200

Indigestion medication not included

Do you remember the Nintendo Cereal System from 1988? It let people who just couldn't get enough of Mario and Zelda to pour them into a bowl and eat them, keeping their spirits (but, sadly, not powers) with you all throughout the day by way of two different types of cereal: fruit-flavored for Mario, berry for Zelda. It came with some neat collectible cards, and..

News: Iwata Asks About Zelda Handheld History

Iwata Asks About Zelda Handheld History

Ancient documents unearthed, and the US drama that inspired Link's Awakening

A newly translated Iwata Asks has popped up on the Nintendo Europe site and this time the focus is on past releases rather than a current title. Inspired by the old stories that were recalled in the New Super Mario Bros. Wii edition, Mr Iwata asked Toshihiko Nakago, Takashi Tezuka and Eiji Aonuma about the history of the..

News: Rumored Zelda Wii Details Spill Online

Rumored Zelda Wii Details Spill Online

Nuggets of rumored goodness hit Japanese forum

The rumor mill has been cranked to the max as the Nintendo corners of the Internet are abuzz with supposedly leaked details on the next Zelda game. Zelda Informer (via GoNintendo) is reporting a handful of leaks coming out of the Japanese forum site 2chan (of which 4chan is a rough equivalent) regarding...

News: Near Five Year Development Cycle for Zelda Wii?

Near Five Year Development Cycle for Zelda Wii?

2010's most anticipated game has reportedly been in production since 2006

According to Zelda Informer, the highly anticipated Zelda Wii has been in production since early 2006, meaning that if released in 2010 as promised it will have had nearly a five year development cycle. The previous record of three years held by Ocarina of Time

News: New Zelda for Wii Confirmed for Release in 2010

New Zelda for Wii Confirmed for Release in 2010

Dust off your tunic, you'll be playing a new Zelda game on your Wii before the year is out.

You are now less than 365 days away from a new console Zelda game. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed to Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily today that the Wii Zelda sequel, first revealed at last year's E3, will be released this year. Truth be told we weren't sure...

News: Nintendo Silence Talking Link

Nintendo Silence Talking Link

Nintendo issue take down notice for fan-made Zelda film

A Zelda film created by fans has been removed from the Internet at Nintendo’s request. The film, The Legend of Zelda: Hero of Time, is based loosely on Ocarina of Time, is around two hours long and features a number of Zelda favourites including Gorons, Saria and of course Link. Following the take down notice, the film’s producers released..