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Friday10th Feb 2023
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Apparently Has The Biggest File Size Of Any First-Party Switch Release
Get ready for an absolutely massive adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been in development for many years now, and it's expected to be a rather big game. If you have been wondering just how massive Link's new adventure is, it's officially been confirmed on Nintendo's webpage listing to be a whopping 18.2GB in file size. As...
Thursday9th Feb 2023
Feature Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer #2 Breakdown & Speculation - Everything You Missed
An arm and a leg's worth
When a new The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer drops, it's like Christmas, isn't it? All of the excitement at getting a rare glimpse of the game before it launches on 12th May, though, soon turns into fans donning their spectacles and putting on their investigative hats to see exactly what they can spot in the...
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild And DLC Treated To 30% Off In eShop Sale
The best way to prepare for Tears of the Kingdom
The February Nintendo Direct Showcase brought with it a closer look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and some of the bonuses that will be coming alongside its release on 12th May including a special amiibo and a
News Nintendo: $70 USD Won't Be A Trend, Games Priced On "Case-By-Case Basis"
Don't expect every title to match Zelda's price
After the $69.99 USD price tag for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was pulled from Nintendo's website yesterday, it's now been officially confirmed during the latest Direct presentation. If you're wondering what exactly is going on, Nintendo has now provided an official response (via Game...
Wednesday8th Feb 2023
News Yes, Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Costs $70, Collector's Edition Announced
"Please... lend him your [money]"
The February 2023 Nintendo Direct concluded with yet another look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, opening pre-orders from today and announcing a special Collector's Edition of the game to be released alongside its launch on 12th May 2023. Also confirmed were
News Surprise! Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Is Getting Its Very Own Link amiibo
Launching the same day as the game
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sent the latest Nintendo Direct out with a bang, and it didn't disappoint! Apart from a brand new trailer and a Collector's Edition of the game, Nintendo also announced a Collector's Edition of the game, and for all of the amiibo collectors out there - a brand new Link...
News New Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer Shows A Flying Vehicle And Fresh Details
Zelda: Nuts & Bolts
A new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has dropped as part of today's Nintendo Direct showing off new gameplay features — check it out above. Below we've collected some screens from the new footage featuring a land-based vehicle that might transform into some brand of flying contraption, a big angry Blood...
Poll Would You Pay $70 For The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
You're gonna need a bigger Rupee wallet
Update: It's been confirmed: Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a $70 game. <related ids="144894"> Over the last few years, game publishers have been quietly (and in some cases, quite loudly) raising the price of their software products to $70. It's a price that, for many in this day and age, is an...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Temporarily Listed On Nintendo Website For $70 USD
A $10 price increase
Update: And just like that, Nintendo has now removed the digital price from Zelda: TotK's store page. Expect a price reveal at a later date. You can see what the page previously looked like in our story below. In related developments, GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon appear to have temporarily removed their listings for the game,...
Tuesday7th Feb 2023
Random YouTuber Recreates Classic Zelda In Minecraft With "No Mods"
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
Quiz Are You Ready For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom? Find Out With Our Fiendishly Hard BOTW Quiz
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
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailers May Hide Hieroglyphic Hints
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...
Rumour LEGO Zelda Set Supposedly In The Works After Deku Tree Spotted In Recent Survey
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
Random Manga In Old Zelda: Link To The Past Guide Shows Link's Pre-Navi Fairy Companion
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
News Zelda: A Link To The Past's Code Has Been Reverse-Engineered And Unofficially Enhanced
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
Random Opera Group Adds Mario To Mozart In Nintendo-Themed Retelling Of 'The Magic Flute'
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
Random Zeldathon Runner Beats Ocarina Of Time Ganon By Throwing Ruto At Him
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
Feature 9 Unanswered Questions We Have About Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
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
Random Zelda BOTW Speedrunner Beats Game 50 Times In Less Than 24 Hours
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...
Poll Do You Want Weapon Degradation To Return In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
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
Soapbox Zelda Should Be Given The Paper Mario Treatment
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
Random It's Now Been 6 Years Since Zelda: BOTW's 'Switch Presentation' Trailer Released
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...
News Zelda: A Link To The Past Artwork "Brought To Life" In Absolutely Stunning Animation
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
Feature Which Zelda Games Should You Replay Before Tears Of The Kingdom?
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
Random Zelda Cartoon Writer Admits Hiring Family Members To Help Write Episodes
"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...
Random The Original NES Zelda Has Been Recreated In VR, And It's Glorious
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...
Random Pixel Artist Reimagines Zelda II For Game Boy Advance
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
Random This Mash-Up Of Pokémon And Zelda Is Mindblowingly Detailed
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
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Gives Invincibility And Unlimited Stamina
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
Feature The 15 Best Zelda Bosses, Ranked
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...