The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess News
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's been another crazy week in Nintendo Land, with the announcement of a brand new Zelda game on Switch and more rumours of Nintendo diving into the world of 4K, but enough about that – let's talk about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'
Link’s Crossbow training takes out the fifth spot
NPD video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella yesterday shared the top five best-selling Legend of Zelda titles of all-time within the US. Unsurprisingly, Breath of the Wild for the Switch has taken out the top spot. According to Piscatella, this happened "some time ago" and he's not really sure...
"I'm so incredibly proud of her"
The Legend of Zelda is a special series for many of us, mostly thanks to the grand sense of adventure it provides and the memories made playing through its wonderful games. For this gaming grandma, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will no doubt stay in the mind forever - partly thanks to just how much time...
Xenoblade! Pikmin! Fire Emblem!
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for North America has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are nine games up for grabs this time around, all for the 3DS and Wii U as usual and all at 30% off. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Home, download and smartphone applications covered
A short time ago, we reported on the news that Nintendo had secured trademarks for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong which covered applications such as a ‘program for home video game machine’, ‘downloadable video game program’ and ‘program for smartphone’...
Prepare your wallets
If you consider yourself to be a dedicated Zelda fan, then you will no doubt be clamouring to pick up the seventh statue from the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Resin Statue line of collectibles from the artisans at First 4 Figures. This 'True Form' Midna statue will look amazing on your gaming shelf...
Only if you don't count remasters
Nintendo has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 8.48 million copies on Switch and 1.5 million copies on Wii U, giving a combined total of almost ten million units worldwide. This makes it the best-selling Zelda outing of all time - but only if you don't include remasters. The...
Could we see these on Switch?
Earlier this year we brought you the rumour that Nintendo was planning to release New Super Mario Bros on the Nvidia Shield in China. Given how difficult it is to sell consoles in China, it would appear that Nintendo is using smart devices like the Nvidia Shield to crack the market and sell its games. Naturally...
Red or green? We hate to do this to you...
It’s hard to deny that the Nintendo Switch has been a monumental success since its launch back in March of this year, and that’s not only due to the console’s innovative design and functionality, but also thanks to some of the tremendous software we’ve received on the system. Two notable entries,...
Possibly destined for the NVIDIA Shield
The Chinese market is potentially hugely lucrative, but the country's laws and logistical challenges make it a tough market to crack, especially for console manufacturers. There have been some efforts by Sony and Microsoft with their hardware, but little suggestion over the past couple of years that either...
And they don't come with a ridiculous price tag
We often like sharing some of the handsome Nintendo-themed collectables and figures that are up for grabs, though some come with prohibitive price tags. The Figma ranges by Good Smile, however, often stand out for being both handsome figures and affordable to boot. Pre-orders have now opened on three...
'Akira Himekawa' confirms Viz Media will take up publication
A while ago it was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would have its own manga. At the time it was only pinned down for a Japanese release, but Akira Himekawa - the combined name for the two artists behind many of these franchise manga - has since outed it as being...
Perfect for an evening listen
This year is the 30th Anniversary year of The Legend of Zelda, and so far we've had Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U to get into the spirit. Though the next full entry in the series isn't coming until 2017, we can expect fans to step up and produce some top-notch tributes. One example is from RebeccaETripp, who...
Entering the twilight zone
Last year - around the same time that Nintendo announced it was releasing a HD remake of Twilight Princess - we spoke to Tomoya Hamasaki, the leader of a team working on its own fan-made upgrade of the esteemed title. The project was incredibly ambitious, with the aim being to use the incredible power found in modern PCs...
A few effects can't quite hold 30fps in 1080p
With The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD around the corner you'll have seen that a glut of reviews have popped up, including ours, and now Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has produced an updated 'face-off' article comparing the new release with its GameCube and Wii predecessors. Overall, the...
An adventure for his wife and son
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is out this week (3rd March) and in our review we've been full of praise for the release. An entry in the series that can certainly cause some debate among fans, this writer is firmly in the camp that believes in its merits, with the Wii U edition being a definitive version...
Including 'that' E3 reveal
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD isn't far away, with Wii U owners not having long to wait before tackling the remastered adventure. Ahead of its release on 4th March, Nintendo is stepping up its marketing and has now launched a new retrospective video series. In the first part, A Look Back, Eiji Aonuma and...
"Let's just say the project will finish one way or another"
It's fair to say that this month's Twilight Princess HD announcement left hardcore Zelda fans on different sides of the fence. Some were happy to see such a title receive a HD makeover, while others were distraught at the arguable lack of a visual overhaul. Although the game's aesthetics...
Hopefully, we'll hear something about it in the next Direct
As many of you are aware, data miners recently found interesting information present on the eShop that seems to suggest Nintendo is gearing up for an HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. While there's not been any official confirmation so far, the evidence certainly does...
Reminds us that it's due a replay
The Zelda franchise is often the source of many delicious and occasionally unlikely rumours, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been at the centre of some in recent years. Some wanted it to be remade for Wii U, others thought it'd come to 3DS - or maybe New Nintendo 3DS - as a 3D remake, and in the end...
Everything is awesome!
We've seen some amazing LEGO creations over the years at Nintendo Life, but this recreation of Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess possibly tops them all. It's the work of 19 year old Joseph Zawada, who unveiled the masterpiece at Brickfair Virginia this year. Zawada explains that Twilight Princess is...
Since the original Legend of Zelda was released on the NES in 1986, fairies have been an integral part of the series. In each iteration, these fairies have always shared common traits; with the ability to rejuvenate, enhance and often provide vital words of wisdom to the hero, Link. YouTuber – MasterOfHyrule – has payed tribute...
GameCube and Wii titles that could make the cut
Just recently we published a list of five Nintendo 64 games we'd love to play on 3DS, inspired by the recent arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and its remastered predecessors, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Star Fox 64 3D
Twilight Princess fans, rejoice
Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma has today revealed new information via The Legend of Zelda Miiverse community about the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC, coming soon to Hyrule Warriors. The second pack from Koei Tecmo will include Midna's true form, Twili Midna, as a playable character according Aonuma's latest post: This...
Hookshot your vote in
The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, and has arguably been responsible for some of the best video games ever created. Since the launch of the original game back in 1986, we've seen the series move from 2D to 3D with assured competence, and this year we'll see a crossover release — in the shape of...
Link to the Cash
While the majority of us play games simply for entertainment or perhaps because it's our biggest hobby, some groups use that passion to set world records, enter competitions or, in the case of Zeldathon, try and raise a lot of cash for charity. The Zeldathon Adventure kicks off on 10th July and will be the 12th fundraiser from the...
New character Lana also playable, villains from Twilight Princess to appear
Update: Subsequent reports from this leaked Famitsu article explain that Lana (referenced below) is a new character, The White Witch, who uses a magical book of spells to combat enemies. Agitha can attack with a parasol and summon bugs, Link will have his iconic hook-shot,...
Only 2,500 figures at $350 to be released worldwide
First 4 Figures has announced the release of a limited-edition figurine of Princess Zelda for $350. She will be dawning her dress and overall appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and joining other figures previously released from that title. The official page states that the...
An unboxing of epic proportions
How time flies. It only seems like yesterday that we reported that Prima Games — famed for its detailed strategy guides — would be releasing a collectable box set containing strategy guides for several recent Zelda titles, including Twilight Princess,
Price drops scheduled Down Under
With the holiday season just a few months away, Nintendo of Australia has announced a list of "Nintendo Selects" titles set to be released in Australia and New Zealand at a new, cut price. Some of the most popular titles for the Wii are being offered up to those who may have missed these titles orginally. The...
Quality is the key
Time has played a key role in many of the games in The Legend of Zelda series, and it would seem that it's also quite important when it comes to its development. In a recent interview with Shack News Eiji Aonuma explained why we don't see our favourite green-garbed hero on a yearly basis, as per Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed...
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,...
You might be surprised
The highly quotable Peter Molyneux has told TechRadar his top five games of all time, and like many seasoned gamers, one of his favourite titles happens to be part of the Zelda series. However, while many would cite Link to the Past, Wind Waker or
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...
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...
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
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...
Link rides into view
Some of you may already be aware of the Twilight Princess "Master Arts" series of figurines from First 4 Figures. There have been two models up to now, the first represents Zant, the villain from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, while the second portrays Midna and Wolf Link. The third figure is now confirmed,...
Available right now
Missed out on Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in their original versions? Frustrated at the relative lack of reprints and subsequently inflated price? Like the colour red? If you can answer yes to all these questions, you'll be pleased to know that Nintendo just rereleased the two games in Europe as part...
Two new titles next month
Earlier we reported on North America's next Nintendo Selects games, and now we know that two titles will join the range in Europe too. Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will both drop to a budget price from 16th September. Will you be picking either of these games up when they go cheaply?
Playing it safe, or changing the game?
You can tell a lot about a game from its opening scene. In the first few minutes of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time we're shown a sweeping, first-person view of the Kokiri Forest, as Navi flies frantically to awake a hero-to-be. In Zelda: The Wind Waker we're shown, in a beautifully minimalist art style, an...
More than a few rupees
Last year saw the release of Zelda Reorchestrated's Ocarina of Time album, and now the pioneering group has moved onto the most recent home console Link adventure: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The project has so far raised over $19,000, which will be used to record the game's soundtrack with a live Hollywood-calibre choir. The Zelda Reo
We reported on this Midna and Wolf Link statue the other day, and now anyone wanting to pre-order the pair from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess can see what their money is getting them, with the release of the first photos. Available in two flavours – "exclusive" and "normal" – the only real difference seems...
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..
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...
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..
Games that tug the heartstrings
Valentine's Day is sometimes derided as a "Hallmark Holiday" - a day created for shops to sell stuff like greeting cards and chocolates due to feelings of obligation. Despite this, it must be said that having a day in which you're expected to express love and devotion to those closest to you can't be all...
Producer Eiji Aonuma doesn't want to break "emotional attachment" to classic titles
In an excellent interview with IGN, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has explained why Nintendo doesn't follow the lead of other companies and remake vintage entries in the franchise: Whenever we have to think about the remake, we have to also think about the background, especially what kind of situation, what kind of..
Handy-dandy chart action shows where we sink our time
Stephen Totilo, formerly of MTV Multiplayer and now over at Kotaku, is a very busy man. He writes a lot. He co-created "Hogan Knows Best." And now, he's tracking our Wii-playing stats. Since last September, he's been dutifully snagging the Nintendo Channel play statistics and putting them into convenient chart form to show just how..
Miyamoto talks about the Twilight Princess team currently toying around with Mii's in the TP engine.
Whilst speaking at GDC last week, Shigeru Miyamoto told MTV that the Twilight Princess team had been having some fun with Mii's. "They've been having fun just fiddling around with Miis in the Twilight Princess engine. This is something our development teams do all the time once they get done..