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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)...

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,...