YesterdayWed, 27th Jan 2021
Forget Lynels, it's all about Groose now
We miss Skyloft. Out of all the towns Link's ever lived in, it sure was the floatiest. Breath of the Wild modder Waikuteru - who you may remember from the revamp of Link's House, turning it from "rubbish shack" into "actually functional domicile", or their
Tuesday26th Jan 2021
Sorry, Zelda, you'll just have to keep waiting
Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Kate makes a groundbreaking admission about one of the Switch's most popular titles... I put at least 150 hours into Breath of the Wild...
Deep learning super scrumptious
It's been suggested many times now that a future Nintendo Switch Pro console may take advantage of Nvidia's AI upscaling system called DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling to be precise. Our chums at Digital Foundry have explored the subject thoroughly if you're curious to learn more. To that end it's not entirely...
And it's coming to Switch!
We're not quite sure how The Girl From Arkanya missed us back in August. This 2D Zelda-style RPG comes from Peruvian developers Arkanya Games, and was successfully funded on Kickstarter within a day, smashing an initial $10,000 goal to earn $43,453 overall. It's coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as...
Monday25th Jan 2021
3.5 million units sold so far
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity had a pretty great launch for the most part. Though sales for Koei Tecmo's hack-and-slash series aren't usually brilliant, its status as a Breath of the Wild prequel undeniably elevated it. Within a week of launching, Age Of Calamity had already sold an impressive 3
Sunday24th Jan 2021
Welcome to 2021
Sometimes the power of technology can be rather scary and today might just be one of those days. A talented VFX artist, known on Twitter as @Hoolopee, has recreated the popular merchant / modern-day meme - Morshu from the 1993 Phillips CD-i game, Link: The Faces of Evil. The character's body in the below clip is a "heavily modified...
Friday22nd Jan 2021
Legend of Zelda: The Blurry Fake Screenshots
People have been having a field day when it comes to creating Breath of the Wild 2 leaks, with title guesses ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Evil to The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of the Past. We've had rumoured release d
Thursday21st Jan 2021
Link and Steve quoted as being "speechless"
It seems so obvious: retro, pixel grid games work well with Minecraft's chunky blocks. That's exactly what builder team pickledscones and thelasteddieonearth (also known by their collective name, "Operation Hyrule") have done with their incredible recreation of Koholint Island from Link's Awakening,...
Previously featured "stolen" Zelda music
Update #2 [Thu 21st Jan, 2021 06:30 GMT]: Final Sword, the game featuring background music from The Legend of Zelda series, has now returned to the Japanese eShop as a Definitive Edition release. The Zelda-themed music has reportedly been removed. There were also some asset issues as well, but it's unclear...
Live a little
Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru is back at it with another mod for the insanely popular Switch title Breath of the Wild. Following on from the restoration of the unused Shrine 'Dungeon136', they've now decided to "re-imagine" what owning a house is like in the game. If you've played Breath of t
Wednesday20th Jan 2021
Praising a true great
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel may not have had any kind of update in around 18 months, and that fact has left us in a state of real hankering for some open-world Zelda deliciousness. With that thinking in mind, our video team – myself, Jon and Zion – went back and played the original and simply had to...
Also works on Korok Seeds and armour
Despite launching back in 2017, players continue to find news tricks, exploits and otherwise fun ways to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's built up a major community and since the new year alone, we've seen one modder restore an unused shrine, as well as the truly fantastic
A truly amazing find!
If you're fascinated with pre-release builds of classic games like Zelda: Ocarina of Time, then it might be worth reading on... An early beta build of Link's iconic action-adventure title from the Nintendo 64 generation has been discovered. It's believed to possibly pre-date Space World '97 and was actually found on a...
Tuesday19th Jan 2021
Just imagine 1080p, 60FPS
This year marks The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary. Much like Super Mario's celebrations, Nintendo could potentially revive any game in the series. With this in mind, YouTuber SnazzyAI - the same individual who showed off Animal Crossing: New Horizons running at 4K, 60FPS - has released a
Monday18th Jan 2021
We're used to seeing brand new tricks and secrets being discovered in Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a surprisingly regular basis, but here's something a little different. Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru has been digging around in the game's files, cooking up a visible, playable version of a Shrine that didn't make it into the...
Thursday14th Jan 2021
Ocarinaan of Time. Link to the Toast. Skyward Sourdough.
It's been almost three years since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and we can't tell if people are bored with it or really into it, because now they're trying to speedrun the ability to make bread in the game, known as "Bread%". The bread recipe involves finding...
Monday11th Jan 2021
"That's time, by the way."
For anyone who wasn't tuned in to Awesome Games Done Quick last week - the charity marathon where people try to speedrun a variety of games as fast as possible - you may want to watch this video to witness ClaireLynnD's incredible wizardry to complete The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask in just under 27 minutes. Up until...
Wednesday6th Jan 2021
Get them while you can
Nintendo has announced its second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event of 2021 and it includes all new spirits from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. As you can see, there's Young Impa, Terrako and Sooga - so at least three new spirits to collect. This event will go live later this week on 8th January and runs for five days...
Monday4th Jan 2021
Switch launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to throw up cool secrets even today, and Twitter user @HEYimHeroic has just unearthed another: the NPCs in the game use an updated version of the Mii face creation tool which first appeared when the Wii was released in 2006. It makes sense that Nintendo would use an existing...
Monday28th Dec 2020
Want to keep the Bow of Light? Now you can
Zelda: Breath of the Wild has remained one of the Switch's most popular games despite being released right at the start of the console's life back in 2017. Since its release, fans have spent countless hours trying to unearth all of its secrets and master the strategies that will allow them to speed-run it...
Friday25th Dec 2020
No fate but what we make
There are many things The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is not. It is not the prettiest Legend of Zelda game. Exactly 20 years since its Japanese debut, the discernible polygons that make up the world and characters of Termina locate the game squarely in the fifth console generation. While we respect its Expansion...
Thursday24th Dec 2020
If we could really have anything we wanted for Christmas, we'd ask for Santa to go into our brains, Eternal Sunshine-style, and erase all traces of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not in a bad breakup, "I never want to see you again" way, but so we could play it all over again, and remember what it was like to be happy. (Just...
Monday21st Dec 2020
"One has to build a thick skin, I think"
The inclusion of voice acting in The Legend of Zelda series has been a point of contention amongst fans for years now; in the past, some players have criticised Nintendo for favouring the series' traditional grunts and mumbles over fully realised voice acting, while others would suggest that giving the main...
Monday14th Dec 2020
Put your pre-Christmas diet on hold, folks: Burger King (and its Australian counterpart, Hungry Jack's) has a new bunch of Nintendo toys offered as part of their King Jr. meals. It begs the question: why don't adult meals come with toys, too? It's not entirely clear what the toys do, exactly, but the range features Link's Awakening,...
And they're releasing it for free
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains one of the Switch's greatest titles almost four years since its release, providing us with hours of fun across its main campaign and DLC expansions. But what if we could get even more content to enjoy? Well, a modder by the name of
Thursday10th Dec 2020
Our predictions for 2021's biggest gaming birthday
The 35th anniversary year of Super Mario Bros. will soon draw to a close and although Nintendo has extended the celebrations to 31st March 2021 (a day which Mario himself will do well to survive, it seems), 2021 marks the 35th birthday of the next-most celebrated series in the Kyoto company's...
Friday4th Dec 2020
Hyrule Town comes next
With Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity showcasing what Breath of the Wild's world looked like before it was all ruined by Ganon, it was obvious that modders would leverage the new assets to painstakingly "rebuild" the kingdom in the 2017 title. Now, a modder named banan039 has reconstructed the famous Hyrule Castle using the...
Thursday3rd Dec 2020
Ganondorf is coming to town
The festive soundtrack you never knew you needed has arrived in the form of A Merry Hyrule Christmas, a Zelda tribute album that blends some of the series' classic tunes with Christmas carols. Produced by Eric Buchholz, who was also responsible for the hour-long arrangement album Hero of Time, this new record features...
Monday30th Nov 2020
FIFA's back at number one
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 28th November, revealing that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has fallen 14 places in its second week on sale. After its sixth place debut last week, the Zelda spin-off finds itself down in 20th this week, just below the likes of 51 Worldwide Games and last year's Just...
Sunday29th Nov 2020
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our weekly(ish) contest between box art variants from around the world. Last time, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of both that game and its host system, we looked at SNES launch title Super Mario World. Thirty years! Time has its own Magic Cape, it se