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  • 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...

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