Legend of Zelda - News

August2013

  • News The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Confirmed for November

    Europe all set alongside North America

    Since its announcement during a previous Nintendo Direct, fans have been hotly anticipating The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS; after all, the game is a direct sequel to one of the most beloved SNES games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. During this morning's...

  • Video Rejected CGI Zelda Film Discovered Online

    It wasn't to be

    Plenty of video game projects come and go while fans are none the wiser, including some for spin-offs and movies that don't make the cut. One such example has been discovered in the form of a rejected pitch for a Zelda CGI movie. Residing within a Vimeo portfolio of animations — and since posted around the web — the footage was...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Japanese Box Art Revealed

    Looking good, Link

    Nintendo of Japan has recently revealed some fresh artwork for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD on Wii U, along with the official box art. We have to say it’s all very pretty and makes the Nintendo Life team even keener to get its grubby mitts on the final hi-def game. Lucky Japanese gamers will be able to...

  • News Ocarina of Time Speedrunner Explains How To Beat the Game in 22 minutes

    No mods, cheats or external tools

    Speedrunning may be a fairly niche activity, the preserve of enthusiasts that exchange ideas on forums and at events, but it can be impressive for anyone to watch when talented gamers show off what they can achieve. It's especially impressive when speedruns are completed on the original software, without...

July2013

  • Rumour The Wind Waker HD May Have An Additional Difficulty Level

    So says Amazon, so we'll wait and see

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will perhaps be to the Wii U what The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has been to the 3DS; a reasonable sales success and the definitive version of an already excellent game. If so, it could be a win-win for everyone. The Ocarina of Time remaster had spruced up visuals...

  • Video Total War Mod Allows You To Conquer The Land Of Hyrule

    How long before Nintendo puts it to the sword?

    The Total War series is a long-running and very successful PC franchise which allows players to command entire armies from historical periods. It also possesses a large and dedicated modding community which creates custom skins and levels to offer a new experience. Total War fan UndyingNephalim has...

  • Guide Prima Games Offering Collector's Treasure Chest of Zelda Game Guides and Goodies

    We've struck gold

    Are you a fan of collecting strategy guides? If you are, then you best start collecting those rupees now, as Prima Games has unleashed The Legend of Zelda Box Set, which includes Official Guides for previous titles in the series. Enclosed in a treasure chest similar to those that we've all encountered on countless occasions in our...

  • Weirdness Two Kids Debate The Legend of Zelda

    Still better than half of all Internet arguments

    Today the Internet brings to you one of the most heated debates of our age: is The Legend of Zelda one of the best franchises in the world, or what? Representing anti-Zelda is HaleytheHedgehog, cooly wielding her observations like a surgeon’s scalpel. She has played Zelda with her 7-year-old cousin...

  • News This Zelda Art Collection is Gorgeous

    And mind-boggling in its range

    Of all of Nintendo's franchises, we think a good number will agree that The Legend of Zelda is the series with the most substantial and memorable lore and gaming culture. Mario is a huge seller, while brands such as Metroid have hugely enthusiastic fanbases, but the environments and characters in The Legend of Zelda...

  • News Aonuma Is Growing "Tired" Of The Zelda Formula And Wants To Ring The Changes

    Could the new Wii U Zelda be a game-changer?

    Eiji Aonuma — the man in charge of The Legend of Zelda series — has admitted that he feels the traditional dungeon-based format is growing stale, and he wants to change it to keep the franchise feeling fresh and exciting. Speaking to The LA Times, Aonuma said: It’s not that anyone is telling me...

  • Weirdness Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

    What a mean show

    Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show in the U.S. Heck, there's even a Jeopardy! game for the Wii U, which is one in the eye for anyone that says there aren't enough games for the system; its iconic jingle and tense battles over thousands of dollars are typical game show fare. Yet Nintendo fans may object to a recent bit of pedantry...

  • Soapbox Why We Should Expect More From The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

    Rory Cocker gets on his high Hyrulian horse about Nintendo's remaster

    The Zelda community is almost infamously inflammatory and prone to knee-jerk reactions. I should know; I’m part of it. From my brief stint at this site, though, I’ve noticed that the Nintendo Life readership – that’s your fine selves – is a bit more level headed and...

  • News Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Helped Miyamoto Bond With His Daughter

    More proof that video games bring families together

    As seasoned gamers, we're all aware that the medium of interactive entertainment — often decried by critics as an insular and lonely pastime — actually has very social qualities. People share their own experiences with other players, and when you get a group of people around a television set...

  • Weirdness Bling is Redefined by These Zelda Songrings

    One ocarina to rule them all

    Owning Nintendo-related nick-nacks is, for some, part of the deal as a fan of the company and its games. They can be plushies, cushions, pins, bags and all-manner of things; some of these collectibles are worn, of course, whether they're t-shirts, hats or shoes. But what if you want to bling it up and show your Nintendo...

  • News Eiji Aonuma - The Wind Waker HD is a "Test Case" for New Zelda Wii U Title

    "The gaming community is — I don’t want to sound rude — very fickle"

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is due to arrive in Europe and North America this October, which will certainly be welcome to those that haven't played the GameCube original and also, we suspect, a good number of those that have. It'll be the first full title for the...

  • News Fan Campaign Starts for Princess Zelda to be Given a "Stronger" - Perhaps Playable - Role

    We are talking about the ruler of a Kingdom, after all

    One of the oddities — depending on your perspective — with The Legend of Zelda as a series is that you don't actually play as the named character. Zelda is an authority figure, a ruler of Kingdoms, yet often needs to be saved or, at the very least, enlists the help of Link to tackle the...

June2013

  • Video This Official Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Performance is Just Too Good

    Why yes, Nintendo, we'd love a full album / DVD

    We suspect that a good number of Nintendo Life community members know the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses concert well, as it's been touring around the world delighting fans of the series. When you take the scores of iconic Zelda games and orchestrate them, magic undoubtedly happens. The tour is...

  • News Nintendo Teases Majora's Mask Remake Again, Again

    Oh Shigeru Miyamoto, have mercy

    So, a 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, it's coming, right? It must be, because if it doesn't a large collective of Nintendo fans will march all the way to Kyoto to protest; well, that seems likely. The classic Nintendo 64 title is beloved by many, and some believe it surpasses The Legend of Zelda:...

  • News Talented Artist Transforms Humble UK Town Into Epic Zelda Map

    Art attack

    Marketed as "16 Days of music, art, comedy, spoken word, film, workshops, debates and performances", the Switch Fringe Festival is a UK-based event which aims to promote local artists and performers. In a pretty awesome move, artist The Decibel Kid has created a map covering all of the venues which is based on The Legend of Zelda...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Wishes Nintendo Had "Done More" With Zelda II

    Still one of a kind in the franchise

    The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that has typically come in two stylistic flavours — top-down 2D/2.5D or fully 3D worlds. The latter began with Ocarina of Time while the former was common on older systems and notably on handhelds, with the DS entries shifting the top-down camera angle slightly. With that in...

  • Interview Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Talks DLC, Missing Dungeons And Majora's Mask

    Exclusive access to Link's protector

    Eiji Aonuma has presided over the The Legend of Zelda series for the past 15 years and has overseen some of the franchise's most iconic entries. We got the chance to sit down and speak with him during this year's E3 event, where he was promoting the two forthcoming instalments: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD...

  • First Impressions The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

    Wind Reawakened

    It’s strange to have a first impression on a remake of a game, especially when it’s a game like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The truth is that despite being 10 years old at this point, Wind Waker is still a great looking game that plays well and has held up very well over time. Whether that’s due to the GameCube’s...

  • Exclusive Zelda's Aonuma: We're Looking Into Going "Beyond The Disc" With DLC

    "We're certainly looking at different ways to add on content"

    Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has exclusively revealed to Nintendo Life that he and his team are looking into ways of incorporating DLC into future titles in the franchise. Speaking in an interview which will run on the site later today, Aonuma — who is currently hard at work on...

  • News Zelda Series Timeline Wasn't Planned From the Beginning

    The wails of theorists reverberate around the world

    The Zelda timeline is one of the mysteries of gaming — well, it is to enthusiasts that don't simply want to play the games and deal with the cards they're dealt. It's also rather confusing, even though the gorgeous Hyrule Historia includes an "official timeline". Multiple paths and time travel...

  • News Aonuma Explains Why The 3DS Wasn't Used As The Tingle Tuner In Wind Waker HD

    All focus was on the social elements of Miiverse

    In the original The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the GameCube, Link was given a device called the Tingle Tuner, which allowed a player to control Tingle and help with various quests in the game. This was done by linking a Game Boy Advance to the GameCube. Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma, was asked why...

  • News Eiji Aonuma Shares Wind Waker HD Thoughts

    "More real" in HD

    We saw the first footage of the gorgeous Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD during the E3 Nintendo Direct earlier, and now Nintendo has followed up its initial showing with a developer video from Zelda head honcho Eiji Aonuma. The manager and producer of the Zelda team shared some thoughts about the HD remake and some of the...

  • News Link to the Past Sequel Officially Named The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    New trailer confirms the name

    As always, Nintendo is full of surprises. Following the company's E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast, it uploaded a new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. What's most interesting about this trailer, is that it confirms the name to the upcoming game, so we no longer have to...

  • Video This Zelda Stop Motion Animation is Crazy, and Awesome

    And no, it's not closely based on the series

    Zelda is a series that inspires plenty of people to take up instruments, cameras and more to produce fun videos or fan-albums for everyone to enjoy. It's also a franchise with such ardent fans that it can promote concerts worldwide and consistently sell out venues; it's truly iconic. Naturally, YouTube...

  • News Aonuma: Zelda For Wii U Will Contain More Unexpected Elements

    What's in store for gamers?

    Be prepared for more "unexpected elements" in the hotly anticipated offering in the Zelda series for the Wii U, according to the producer for the franchise, Eiji Aonuma. Very little information was given on the top-secret title, except that we should expect a couple of surprises throughout the game. Here's what Aonuma...

  • News Link's Awakening Turns 20 Years Old

    First portable Zelda was a dream come true

    Two decades ago, on 6th June 1993, Japanese gamers were the first to explore the mysteries of Koholint Island in what is still considered by some to be among the top Zelda games in the series — all on the now-humble Game Boy, no less. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was originally intended as a...

  • News Aonuma: I Want To Work On Things Other Than Zelda

    "I only have about ten more years to make games at Nintendo"

    Eiji Aonuma has worked on the Zelda series for 15 years now, and has been responsible for some truly amazing entries in this beloved franchise. However, in a recent interview with EDGE magazine, he has revealed that he'd like to try other things before he retires: I'm 50 now, so I only...

  • News Guys, This Is How You Make A Live-Action Zelda Movie

    Standing in Link's Shadow

    Fan-made movies aren't just kids running around in paper masks with wooden swords any more. If you need any proof of this, check out Corridor Digital's latest short, entitled Link's Shadow. This short film looks and sounds amazing, and focuses on the battle between Link and his shady nemesis, Dark Link. Here's the...

May2013

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    Review The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

    Battle seasoned

    The central combat mechanics of The Legend of Zelda series has seen several iterations over the decades. The classic top-down gameplay of the original was morphed into a faster, action heavy side-scroller in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, only to be abandoned itself for a return to form in A Link to the Past. While the promise of...

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    Review The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

    A song for the ages

    Ever since The Legend of Zelda released on the NES, Nintendo has played the franchise relatively close to its chest. Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has had a hand in almost every release to date, and before the new millennium, Nintendo EAD handled development of each and every Zelda title. But when Nintendo wanted an all-new...

  • News Zelda Oracle Titles To Have an Initial Discount on the 3DS Virtual Console in North America

    The quest begins on 30th May

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons were recently confirmed for the 3DS Virtual Console, certainly welcome news for fans of the Game Boy Color double-act. Nintendo had also confirmed that the link capability of the originals — which back in the day would have set gamers back...

  • Weirdness Just How Much Cash Do You Need To Buy The Legend Of Zelda's Hyrule Castle?

    Around $113,807,400, apparently

    Have you ever wished that you could live in Hyrule Castle? Does the thought of enjoying the scenic views of one of gaming's most iconic locations whilst enjoying a nice cold Lon Lon Milk appeal to you? If so, then you might want to start saving those pennies, because a recent infographic over at Movato Blog estimates...

  • Weirdness Legend of Zelda's Triforce Gets Carved Into A Japanese Tombstone

    A Link to the Afterlife

    It's not uncommon for people to have poignant messages carved into their headstones when they eventually shake off their mortal coil, but you've got to go a long way to beat the legendary Triforce when it comes to tributes to the dead. According to Twitter user mahosyouzyo, when a relative passed away she was asked to create...

  • Video The Super Piano Brothers Recreate Skyward Sword's Main Theme

    Gorgeous and epic

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was one of the last great Wii titles, earning a rare 10/10 in our review. Like any Zelda title there are some that don't like its changes, or the move to full-on motion controls, bit we'd wager that most at least like it a lot. One feature of the title that we feel stands up well for the vast...

  • Feature Celebrating Ten Years of The Wind Waker

    A decade under the ocean

    This week marked the 10th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker’s European release, a title that’s equally one of the most beloved and controversial titles in the entire Zelda franchise. Launched on the GameCube between 2002 and 2003 worldwide, The Wind Waker had a troubled launch, due largely to a backlash...

  • News First 4 Figures Shows Off Its Mighty Ganondorf Army

    So many Ganondorfs, so little money

    First 4 Figures is known for its fantastic selection of figurines, which include various Nintendo characters with great attention to detail. The site has seen wonderful success with figures such as Link on Epona, Dark Link, Zero Suit Samus and the chief Goron, Darunia. There are plenty more to choose from, just...

  • News Rex Rocket Developer Keen To Bring Zelda-Style Blossom Tales To Nintendo Systems

    Inspired by Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Rex Rocket developer Rob Maher has exclusively revealed to us that his team plans to bring Zelda-style adventure Blossom Tales to either the 3DS or Wii U. Speaking in an interview which is due to go live on Nintendo Life tomorrow, Maher had this to say: Depending on the success of Rex Rocket, we have big...

  • News Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

    "On the Breath of the Wind" releasing later this year

    It's amazing to think that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is ten years old — here at Nintendo Life Towers we still vividly recall seeing those lush cel-shaded visuals for the first time and being totally enraptured by the gameplay. To mark the occasion, a fan album is being produced which...

  • News Eiji Aonuma: Zelda 3DS Will Feature a Light and Dark World

    Also explains the paper Link feature

    In a recent interview with CNET, The Legend of Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, shed some light on the highly anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the 3DS. The original game for the SNES featured two worlds, Light and Dark, in which Link had to alternate between both. According to...

April2013

March2013

  • Video Zelda: A Link To The Past Gets Condensed Into Just Four Minutes

    One of the best games ever in less time than it takes to eat a burger

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is unquestionably one of the best Zelda instalments, and quite possibly one of the greatest video games ever made. The games offers hours of top-notch entertainment, but YouTube user vgcuts has managed to cram all of that awesomeness into...

  • Video Someone Has Hacked Nic Cage's Face Into Zelda, Just Because They Can

    "We had no goal, only Cage"

    Oh boy. Some things in life simply defy explanation, so we won't even bother, but merely offer this befuddling video and allow you to draw your own conclusions. YouTube user Criken has created a texture mod for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask which liberally coats various surfaces in the game with the face of...

  • News Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero

    Well her name is in the title, after all

    Recently, we saw Pauline switch roles with one-time romantic attachment Mario, and now it's the turn of Hyrule's most celebrated couple to change places. Animator Kenna W. decided to mod The Legend of Zelda to realise one of her childhood dreams — to get to play as the titular princess: For me, I played...

  • News Zelda Game Boy Color Oracle Duo Heading To Western 3DS eShops Before Summer

    Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma gives us new hope

    During last month's Japanese Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Japanese gamers would be able to purchase both The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Seasons on the 3DS eShop from the 27th February — so it was only a matter of time before the classic Game Boy Color...

  • Video Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

    Seriously, this is ridiculous

    Some video game fans, particularly those in the Nintendo camp, sure go to a lot of trouble to demonstrate just how much they love their chosen games or franchises. It also seems that there's no better combination than big gaming fans doing something for their own little gamers, as this cake based on The Legend of Zelda:...

February2013

  • News Zelda Miiverse Community Launches Today For Wii U

    Finally, for all us fanboys and fangirls

    It's been announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentations that a special Legend of Zelda Miiverse community will be launching today for the Wii U. While we still have some time before The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and the Wii U Legend of Zelda games release, fans of the series will be able to...

  • News Zelda-Inspired Action RPG Cryamore Could Be Coming To Wii U

    Kickstarter stretch goal added

    Kickstarter-funded action RPG Cryamore could be coming to the Wii U according to its development team. The title has already smashed through its initial goal of $60,000 and currently sits at $142,673 with twelve days to go. If it reaches $250,000 by that point, ports to the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3 will be secure...

  • News Castlevania Producer Would Love To Work With Nintendo On Zelda

    Dave Cox wants a link to the future

    Nintendo's stance on collaborating with other developers is resulting in some interesting new titles, and rightly so — given the highly-esteemed nature of the company's portfolio, it's no surprise that other devs are falling over themselves to join forces with the Kyoto-based veteran. Speaking to Dutch site...

  • News Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD For $59.99

    Nintendo taking the full-price route?

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is an updated version of the GameCube classic, which may lead you to assume that Nintendo will follow the example set by HD remakes on other consoles and give the game a lower-than-usual retail price. Of course, that isn't how Nintendo works - recent 3DS remakes for The...

  • Hardware Classics The Legend Of Zelda Game Boy Advance SP

    The Triforce is strong in this one

    Nintendo's Game Boy Advance is one of the company's most beloved handhelds. It had a hard act to follow, coming after the blockbuster successes of the original monochrome Game Boy and the Game Boy Color, but it managed to shift almost 90 million units globally. However, in typical Nintendo fashion, it took a major...

  • Ninterview Phil "Shamoozal" Summers

    Animaniac

    Shamoozal.com has a pretty straightforward objective: to create "Flash Cartoons and Animation about Nintendo, Rabbits, Ninjas, Monsters and More". It's the brainchild of Phil Summers, a rabid Nintendo fan whose unique sense of humour has resulted in a series of incredibly amusing animations based on famous video games from the past few...

January2013

  • Talking Point The Legend of Zelda: Remakes of the Past

    Majora's Mask 3D, anyone?

    The recent announcement of The Wind Waker HD for Wii U was met with a great deal of excitement not just here on Nintendo Life, but across social networks and other websites. It's a title that has a passionate, loyal following, and the prospect of an enhanced version prompted plenty of conversations about just what...

  • Book Review The Legend Of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

    Consulting the legendary tome

    It’s amazing to think that a game which started out as a very basic action RPG on the NES has morphed into one of gaming’s most enduring and famous properties, sparking everything from emotional debate to hushed reverence whenever its name is uttered. The Legend of Zelda series - apparently inspired by creator...

  • Feature Reimagining The Wind Waker on Wii U

    The possibilities are exciting

    Leaving Nintendo’s Space World presentation in 2001, few would have imagined that of all the games shown, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker would become a watershed moment for the company. Panned by some fans and critics alike for its cel-shaded look, the game has since arguably become a symbol of how to create a...

  • News Hyrule Historia Is The Number One Best Selling Book In The US

    Beating all the fad diet books

    Throughout the day we have noticed that many of you have been receiving your precious copies of Hyrule Historia, the fantastic art book dedicated to The Legend of Zelda franchise. We've been swooning over it here at NLife towers the moment it arrived, and we're sure you have been too. It comes as no surprise that the...

  • News Aonuma: Wii U Zelda Is All About "Rethinking Series Conventions"

    Nintendo has something new planned for Link

    Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma has given a few tantalising details regarding the all-new Wii U Legend of Zelda title during today's Wii U Direct. The game will be the second Zelda release for the new console, with an updated version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker coming later this year. No footage or screens...

  • Ninterview Cosplayer Regina "RikkuGrape" Marie

    We speak to a seriously talented Zelda cosplayer

    It's been a while since we ran a Ninterview, but we're back with our first of 2013. This time, we're speaking to cosplayer Regina Marie, better known as RikkuGrape. She's dressed up as a wide variety of different characters, but we're most interested in her amazing replications of individuals from...

  • News Zelda Symphony of the Goddess coming to the UK this year

    Have your big pouch ready!

    On 25th October 2011, Zelda fans across the UK - and from further afield too - flocked to the Hammersmith Apollo for a once in a lifetime experience. The Legend of Zelda series celebrated its 25th anniversary in style - and featured Eiji Aonuma, Zelda Williams and legendary Zelda theme composer Koji Kondo. And now, that...

December2012

  • News Legend of Zelda LEGO Project Falls At The Final Hurdle

    Back to the Future wins instead

    Everyone has cool ideas for custom LEGO sets, and thankfully since 2008 these concepts have had a chance of becoming reality thanks to LEGO CUUSOO. An official partner of The LEGO Group, CUUSOO's objective is to produce community-supported LEGO sets. Ideas are submitted via a website and members of the public vote...

  • News Amazing Fan-Made Video Explores Link's Obsession With Smashing Pots

    We just feel sorry for the guard

    When you really think about it, Link is a bit of nuisance. Throughout the The Legend of Zelda series he may have rescued princesses and saved entire worlds from destruction, but he's also broken a heck of a lot of pots in the process - sometimes for no other reason than to let off some steam. This worrying habit is...

  • News Zelda Swap Is Collaborative Art Genius, With Added Link

    Art attack

    Ten Paces and Draw is a site with a unique aim: each week it presents a challenge in which sketches are made and swapped between artists, with one providing an rough idea and the recipient finishing it in their own style. Projects cover all kinds of topics, including The Hobbit and the work of famed anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, but the...

  • News Nintendo Now Involved With Twilight Symphony

    Set to be released before Christmas

    Twilight Symphony, the epic 3-disc orchestral rearrangement of music from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, was set to be released mid-November but never actually made it through the letterboxes of those who placed an order. The box-set, made by the extremely talented Zelda Reorchestrated and distributed...

  • News You Need This Legend Of Zelda Figure In Your Life

    We go hands-on with Max Factory's amazing Figma Link action figure

    As much as it pains us to admit it, you never really grow out of toys. And it's pretty much official that toys based on popular video games are the bomb. Don't believe us? Then check out the photos below of the amazing Figma Link action figure from Japanese manufacturer Max...

  • News If Nintendo Ever Made A Mature Zelda, This Is What It Would Look Like

    Fantasy artist Dave Palumbo has created the ultimate Dark Link

    The release of the Wii U and the advent of HD gaming in the world of Nintendo has led many fans to speculate what the next Zelda game will look like. The opportunity for realistic visuals could tempt Nintendo to create a grittier, darker version of its fantasy series, but chances are it...

November2012

  • News Limited Edition Hyrule Historia Restricted To Just 4000 Copies

    Save your Rupees for this one!

    The Legend of Zelda fans will surely be eagerly awaiting Hyrule Historia, the gorgeous 272-page art book which will feature the official timeline and concept art from the famous series. Its publisher, Dark Horse Books, has now announced that it will be producing 4000 limited edition copies of the book; this edition...

  • News This Zelda Video is Truly Epic

    One of the best you'll see

    We've seen some creative and clever videos over the years, with no shortage of film-making skill, that celebrate Nintendo franchises or characters. One of our favourites is this post-it Mario sequence, which used stop-motion video techniques and 7000 post-it notes — all in the name of entertainment. The talented people...

  • News Link And Mario Have Gate-Crashed These Scribblenauts Unlimited Trailers

    Crossover chaos

    The amazing news that Scribblenauts Unlimited would feature famous Nintendo characters was met with a fair degree of excitement, and thanks to two new trailers released by Warner Bros. Interactive, we can now see this magical crossover in motion. The videos detail the kind of things you can do with the classic Legend of Zelda and...

  • News Hyrule Historia Picks Up New Cover and Trailer

    Da-da-da-daaaaaaa!

    In case you don't know, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a rather lovely-looking 272-page hardcover art book that celebrates the series, containing words from Shigeru Miyamoto, lots of concept art, a history of Hyrule and an officially sanctioned timeline. After envious glances towards the release in Japan earlier this...

  • News Father Gender-Bends Link For The Benefit of His Zelda-Loving Daughter

    Now that's fatherly devotion

    It can't be easy for young female gamers growing up in a world dominated by men. When you're still searching for your own identity and place in the world, it must be confusing to be forced to adopt so many male personalities in the games you play. Doting father Mike Hoye didn't want his daughter Maya to face this...

  • News The Legend of Zelda's Link Was Inspired By Walt Disney's Peter Pan

    From one green hero to another

    Clad in green garments, sporting a pointy hat and defined by elf-like ears, you'd think we were talking about Hyrule's hero - Link. Wrong. We have Peter Pan in mind, the protagonist from one of Walt Disney's most famous animated productions, who became an inspiration for the The Legend of Zelda's main character. In an...

  • News Zelda: Twilight Symphony Soundtrack Available For Pre-Order

    Over 3 hours of glorious music

    Zelda Orchestrated, the dedicated team behind Twilight Symphony, has finally unveiled that its most ambitious project is now available for pre-order with a price tag of $49.99. The 3-disc soundtrack, which is an orchestral arrangement of music from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, is only available in limited...

October2012

  • News Award Winning Short Film Shows the Power of Zelda and Escapism

    Sad but brilliant

    If there's one thing that video games very rarely do, if ever, it's to remind us of our everyday lives. While reading books, watching TV and more serve as a source of rest from our day-to-day existence, one of the game medium's strengths, that makes gamers love their hobby with such a passion, is the ability of some titles to truly...

  • News Zelda Symphony Heading To Australia

    A Link To The South

    Amazing news, Zelda fans: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will be heading to Australia next year to continue its world tour. You can purchase the tickets from Ticketmaster, which are available to buy from October 20th. Both shows are set to take place at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Friday February 1st...

  • News The Harp Twins Are Back With Another Musical Video

    Music to our ears

    Camille and Kennerly, known as The Harp Twins, are back with another game-themed arrangement, this time with a rather soothing Final Fantasy medley. The twins’ unique take on the harp involves new arrangements of well-known music pieces; it's certainly worked quite well in their favour, with a worldwide following and over 4...

  • News The Best Damn Half Time Entertainment You'll Ever See

    Ohio State University Marching Band plays Zelda, Mario, Tetris and more

    The Ohio State University Marching Band is a pretty big deal. It's one of the largest groups of its type in the world, and is regularly referred to by admirers as "The Best Damn Band in the Land" (TBDBITL for short). Famed for its stunningly complex half time performances, the...

  • News This Custom Zelda Shield Is Possibly The Best Use of Lego Yet

    Block buster

    When we were kids, we tried to create all manner of things out of Lego, most of which turned out to be disappointingly dissimilar from the intended design. That's clearly not something that Reddit user remig ever has to worry about - as this amazing Hylian Shield attests. Constructed from Lego parts costing around $1500, this amazing...

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  • News GAME: Zelda Majora’s Mask Listing Was Fabricated

    Bring on the disappointment

    Yesterday, we reported that GAME had listed The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on its site, before hastily removing it moments later. The story triggered mixed reactions - some readers were happy about the news, while others bemoaned Nintendo's insistence on recycling pas

  • Rumour Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Coming To 3DS

    UPDATED: It was a fake

    UPDATE: GAME has confirmed that the screen-grab was a hoax. Read the full story here. Nintendo could be prepping a 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, if a listing on UK retailer GAME is to be believed. Spotted by an eagle-eyed shopper, the listing - which has since been removed - went live around 10:00AM...

  • News The Legend of Zelda is Now 25 in The U.S.

    Celebrate with a fake 3DS Zelda image

    Yesterday brought a major anniversary for The Legend of Zelda, as it was released in the U.S. on 22nd August 1987, making it another 25th anniversary. Of course, Nintendo has already celebrated the series a great deal with orchestral concerts, a free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary...

  • News Take a Sneaky Look at The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

    In English, hurrah!

    It's been a good month so far for Zelda fans. Not only has the monumental book, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, been translated and confirmed for the West next January, but this week we also had the smug satisfaction of knocking off E. L. James' infamous Fifty Shades of Grey from the top spot on amazon.com's best-sellers...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Book Charts

    Now that's epic

    Last week we were rather delighted to share the news that The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is on the way to the West, with all 272 pages of its Zelda goodness making its way out of Japan early next year. We know enthusiasts will be interested in this, but the question is whether there'll be enough demand to make it worth the...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

    Link to the past

    Good news — that lovely looking Zelda book that came to Japan earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, is being released in North America at the start of 2013. Dark Horse Books will be publishing the 272-page hardcover art book, which contains bundles of concept art, the complete history of Hyrule and, of course,...

  • News The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

    Amazing Hyrule and Spaghetti Western Mash-Up Hits YouTube

    There was a time when YouTube was the sole preserve of low-grade amateur videos and footage of amusing pets performing inane stunts, but with millions of dollars being pumped into original programming on the service, we're starting to see the kind of content which rivals what we're viewing on...

  • Talking Point Another Look at the News - 3rd August

    We're on our soapbox

    It's been a relatively busy week of Nintendo news, culminating in the EA Summer Showcase that was more of a polite presentation, in terms of Wii U at least. Once again we take a look at some of the news of the past week and give a personal spin, ranging from optimism to shouting from on top of our soapbox, depending on the...

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