TodayWed, 8th Feb 2023
Update: It's now been removed
Update: And just like that, Nintendo has now removed the digital price from the store page. We guess we'll be getting another price reveal at a later date. You can see what the page previously looked like in our story below: Original article: Nintendo has been incredibly busy over the past day with its financials and...
YesterdayTue, 7th Feb 2023
Taking Minecraft to the next level
We've seen Zelda recreated in Minecraft before, but this latest project by YouTuber C1OUS3R takes it to the next level. Instead of calling on third-party Minecraft mods and resource packs to work some magic, they've managed to recreate Link's original top-down 2D adventure by editing textures and exploiting...
Friday3rd Feb 2023
How much do you remember?
The first day of February marked just 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom, and that means it's time to start training up. While we have no way of measuring the strength of your trigger fingers or how fast your reaction times are, we can test your brain — and in particular, how well you know Breath of the...
Thursday2nd Feb 2023
It's less than 100 days to Tears of the Kingdom, and we're starting to go nuts with speculation and theories. Our latest interest is the mysterious language hidden within the tiny snippets of game that we've seen in the Tears of the Kingdom trailers and teasers, which is carved into stone tablets and walls, spiralling up from Ganon's...
It's dangerous to go alone, take this (with a pinch of salt)
Ever since Nintendo collaborated with LEGO on the interactive Super Mario collection, we have all been keeping our fingers crossed for an expansion into other franchises in the future. Chief amongst these is the hope for some Zelda sets which, in the build up to Tears of the Kingdom, have...
Wednesday1st Feb 2023
Hey! Look! Listen!
The Zelda timeline is a difficult beast to get your head around. There are various different threads with Link at a different stage in his heroism, things that are canon and non-canon and always the promise that the next game could come along and shift everything about (we're looking at you, Tears of the Kingdom). For the most...
Tuesday31st Jan 2023
Unofficial console ports could now be possible
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of the most beloved entries in Nintendo's storied franchise, has been successfully reverse-engineered, adding key enhancements to the experience and potentially opening the door to some unofficial ports. As reported by NeoWin (thanks,
Friday27th Jan 2023
Mozart and Mario might sound really similar in name, but they don't have too many other similarities — except for that one time that Mozart was in a little-known SNES/NES game called Mario's Time Machine, but let's not worry about that for now. Our point is that you have to be pretty darn creative to mash the two up into an opera, but...
Tuesday24th Jan 2023
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is probably one of the most popular games for speedrunning. One of the many well-known tricks in the game is that Ruto, the Zora princess you need to rescue from inside Lord Jabu-Jabu's belly, has a hitbox if you throw her. As you can imagine, this can be used for many different things all the time...
Monday23rd Jan 2023
Where's Tingle at?
We’re mere months away from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s debut on 12th May. As it is, perhaps, the biggest release on the Nintendo Switch since the console’s launch year way back, we know remarkably little about the follow-up to Breath of the Wild – a game rightly hailed as one of the best ever made. Sure,
Saturday21st Jan 2023
That's one way to send off Nintendo's masterpiece
You might have thought about playing through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild one last time before the arrival of Tears of the Kingdom, but how about another 50 times instead? That's what a speedrunner known as 'Player 5' recently did, and to top it off - it was achieved in under 24 hours. In...
Break it down
When it comes to ways that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild flipped the script for the wider series, there is a list of 'em so long that it almost rivals the number of those darn Korok Seeds out there. *shakes fist to the sky* One of the changes that we almost can't believe actually happened, however, was the sheer number of...
Wednesday18th Jan 2023
Paper Zelda: The Thousand-Year Door (of Time)
Nintendo struck gold when they made the first Paper Mario. They figured out how to take a beloved series like Super Mario, put a slight twist on it, and create something entirely new that doesn't feel stale, doesn't feel like a flimsy spin-off, and best of all, is better than most Super Mario games...
Saturday14th Jan 2023
Now bring on Tears of the Kingdom!
It's set to be a massive year for the Zelda series with the sequel to Breath of the Wild launching this May. As excited as many fans are about the future, many can't help but reflect on just how long it's now been since the original game's iconic reveals. In fact, this week actually marks six years since the...
A full series of this could be amazing!
If you've ever wondered what classic game art might look like if it was brought to life, well here's a great example. American animator Parker Simmons has transformed parts of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES manual and other materials into living, breathing animations. The results are absolutely...
Thursday12th Jan 2023
Time to do your homework
It’s hard to believe that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will finally be launching on May 12th, nearly a full four years after its initial announcement during E3 2019. We don’t know about you, but we’re already sharpening our Master Swords and ironing our green tunics in preparation; it’s going to be a fun...
Wednesday11th Jan 2023
"We even had my mom pitch a story"
Okay, hands up — who watched the 1989 The Legend of Zelda cartoon growing up? It's certainly a product of its time, and is famous for everyone's favourite catchphrase from the hero of Hyrule himself, "Well, excuuuuse me, Princess!". Now Polygon has published interviews with many of the writers, voice actors, and...
DOOM mods strike again
We've seen Ocarina of Time go VR, and thanks to the Labo, we've also seen Breath of the Wild in VR. What's the next natural step, then? The original NES game, of course! The 1986 game that started it all, The Legend of Zelda, has been recreated in VR. Shared on Twitter by @kite_VR_noe, the entire first section of the NES game...
Can someone please make this?
Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link might not necessarily be everyone's favourite, but there are plenty of Nintendo fans out there who still have fond memories of the 1988 NES title. If you have ever wondered what this game would potentially look like if it was revived for another Nintendo generation (like the GBA era),...
Tuesday10th Jan 2023
Link used Master Sword! It's super effective!
You may already know by now that I love deep dives, especially into the Zelda and Pokémon series — I've probably written thousands of words doing trailer breakdowns and lore explanations across the games over the past couple of years here on Nintendo Life. So imagine how I feel discovering that th
Monday9th Jan 2023
Strap yourselves in for another glitch from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, folks! This latest game-breaking trick comes courtesy of Gaming Reinvented (via users Simaubaka and LegendofLinkk) and essentially provides Link with invincibility and unlimited stamina, if executed successfully. Gaming Reinvented breaks down...
Sunday8th Jan 2023
We must admit: Zelda rankings tend to look a little samey, perhaps with a few spicy changes based on the person. But you'll never find Breath of the Wild at the bottom, or Tri Force Heroes at the top, even if the person making that list is the world's most contrary list-maker. So, we've been mixing things up by celebrating the individual...
Wednesday4th Jan 2023
When it comes to console special editions, Nintendo takes the biscuit. Whether it's a colour variant, a game release exclusive, or a nod back to retro consoles of the past, the company is constantly looking for ways to get a 'new' model out on the market and, so it seems, get the money out of our pockets. No more so is this the...
Could a restock be on the way?
Nintendo is launching The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May of this year and it seems like there could also be a Zelda amiibo restock taking place ahead of this game's release. New pre-order listings for Nintendo's existing Zelda amiibo line have surfaced on
Tuesday3rd Jan 2023
Temple of Time gains 10,000 supporters
Cast your mind back to November 2022, you might remember that Lego had started blocking idea submissions based on The Legend of Zelda franchise. Well, it seems that one submission made prior to the move has managed to gain enough supporters to qualify for official review. <related ids="140722"> While...
Monday2nd Jan 2023
Where should you start if you're new to The Legend?
The announcement of a solid release date for BOTW2 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom marked the beginning of a new, more intense phase of enthusiasm for one of the most anticipated sequels of the decade. Sure, a new Zelda game is always big news, but when it's a follow-up to one of the most...
Friday30th Dec 2022
A thorough Sheikdown
We've finally found out the title of Breath of the Wild 2 (which means we can stop calling it Breath of the Wild 2) alongside a brand-new trailer in the latest Nintendo Direct — and it's called Tears of the Kingdom, which has already set off a ton of theories. You know what that means, Zelda fans — it's time to put our...
Legit of Zelda?
Images of a special edition Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED Model have surfaced online, with photos of a Zelda-themed dock and set of Joy-Con, plus the box. Apparently found on the Chinese forum Tieba and posted to Famiboards by user Kysen (thanks,
Thursday29th Dec 2022
Update: The video has been restored
Update [Thu 29th Dec, 2022 00:35 GMT]: Did You Know Gaming has provided an update - revealing the video has now been restored. YouTube has also apparently confirmed Nintendo was responsible for the copyright takedown: Did You Know Gaming: "We won. The Heroes of Hyrule video is back up. Thank you to everyone who...
Monday26th Dec 2022
A link to the Link to the Past past
Let us set the scene: The year is 1992. You are sitting in your living room, wearing something with massive shoulder pads, probably. Guns N' Roses is playing on the radio. Social media does not yet exist. Raise your sword if you miss the '90s It is into this peaceful scene that we can add a sprinkling of video...