Legend of Zelda - Timeline
Monday1st May 2023
Poll Who's Your Favourite Champion In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?
No time for losers
Everyone's going down with Zelda fever at the minute, as previews for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arrive and get us in the Hylian mood once again. By all accounts, the follow-up to the beloved Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be a sprawling sandbox with even more opportunities for experimentation and exploration...
Video How To Fully Prepare For The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Push-ups are optional
With less than two weeks remaining until the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on May 12th, 2023, it's perfectly natural to feel like a bit of preparation might be in order. It's a good job, then, that video extraordinaire Felix Sanchez is on hand to explain everything you'll need to do to ensure you're ready...
Sunday30th Apr 2023
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom File Size Seemingly Revealed For Switch
Bigger and better
We're now just weeks out from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release and it seems Nintendo has updated the file size on the official game page once again. No longer is it the "biggest" digital release on the system, with the Japanese video game company seemingly reducing it from around 18GB down to about 16GB. The eShop...
Saturday29th Apr 2023
Soapbox It's Time For A Zelda 1 Remake, Please
Or a 'temporal localisation', if you like
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, as TOTK anticipation increases to dangerous levels, Gavin explores why it's time for Nintendo to go back to a very specific well... Look, I'm all for...
Friday28th Apr 2023
News It Looks Like Cooking Recipes Are A Thing In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
We all remember the pain of putting together a really top-notch dish in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, consuming it and seeing the full power of its wonderful effects, only to realise that we have immediately forgotten the recipe and will never be able to make such a tasty treat by mistake again. Fortunately, all that is...
Video Unboxing The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch OLED
It's already out in the wild
Ahead of the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launch early next month, Nintendo has today released its new Zelda-themed Switch OLED system in select regions. It seems users have already got hold of it as well - with many taking to social media platforms to show off their shiny new system. If you are wondering exactly what to...
Thursday27th Apr 2023
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom "Hands On" Performance & Resolution Detailed
An early tech analysis
As you have probably seen by now, the first impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have officially gone live. Nintendo's already shown a lot of select footage from the game, but one thing that hasn't been confirmed just yet is the sequel's performance and resolution. Fortunately, it seems previews have been...
News Switch Online's 'Missions & Rewards' Revives Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Icons
Here's your second chance to collect them all
Ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom next month, Nintendo is giving Switch Online members a second chance to collect the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch Online icons. The first wave is available now and will be offered until 3rd May and the second wave will be available...
Wednesday26th Apr 2023
Round Up The Previews Are In For The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Here at Nintendo Life, we are rather excited about a little upcoming game called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — you might have heard of it. It seems that after six years of waiting, the run-up to the game's release date has come about rather quickly and now we are awash with trailers, promotional material and, as of today,...
Hands On Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Indulges Your Idiocy In The Very Best Way
This just in: Bokoblins hate apples
To say there’s been hype surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom would not just be an understatement, but a fairly poor opening line to any sort of hands-on feature. On an unrelated note, Nintendo recently invited us to go and have a go at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom at their...
Random Nintendo's New Zelda Video Asks "When Did You First Wield The Master Sword?"
You have my sword
The countdown to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is very much on, and in the run-up to the game's release Nintendo is taking a look back at Link's journey with the Master Sword throughout the series. From what we have seen of Tears of the Kingdom so far, it's fair to say that the legendary blade has seen better days and,...
Tuesday25th Apr 2023
News Official Nintendo Switch SD Card Line Expands With 1TB Zelda Card And Cute Yoshi Design
Store your games in style
One of the most important accessories for any Nintendo Switch owner is a microSD card (or multiple cards if you own lots of games). The Switch's internal memory isn't exactly brilliant, leaving most owners in need of extra storage once they've downloaded a handful of games. While not the cheapest options on the market,...
News Zelda amiibo Are Getting Restocked On May 12th, Pre-Order Now (US)
Secure yours today
Ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo is restocking some older Link amiibo in the US. If you happened to miss out on the Ocarina of Time Link, Majora's Mask Link or the Twilight Princess one, now is your chance to pre-order these amiibo from stores like Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. They'll...
Monday24th Apr 2023
News New Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Commercial Wants You To Master Your Imagination
You can do what?!
A brand new advert for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has dropped. We're just over two weeks from the launch of the next mainline Zelda title, and Nintendo is understandably ramping up coverage of this highly-anticipated game. The new commercial, titled 'You Can Do What?!', is all about the endless possibilities at your...
Talking Point What Is A 'Traditional' Zelda Game, Anyway?
And does Breath of the Wild fit the mould?
Despite the overwhelmingly positive reception to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it launched back in 2017, there are undoubtedly those who yearn for a return to what they deem to be a more “traditional” Zelda experience. With its open world, shrines, weapon degradation, and ‘rune’...
Friday21st Apr 2023
Talking Point Which Is Your Favourite Quest In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?
Rise and Shrine
It feels like just yesterday that we got the first announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (affectionately called "the Breath of the Wild sequel" at that point) back in 2019's E3, doesn't it? No. Of course it doesn't. To tell you the truth, we have been counting down the days for this one over the past four years,...
Random Game Boy Version Of The Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Theme Is Spectacular
Doo doo doo doo dooooooo! ♫
We know what you're thinking, and yes, we only recently highlighted a wonderful animation for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in the style of the Game Boy Color. But we're back with another find and this time it's a beautiful Game Boy interpretation of the main theme from the upcoming game. Posted on YouTube...
News Nintendo Releases New Commercials For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Update: Now in English
Update: We've updated the links below to include the English versions of all three commercials, which are identical to the Japanese ones. Enjoy! It's hard to believe, but we're now just weeks out from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arriving on the Switch. Nintendo has been busy airing special trailer...
Thursday20th Apr 2023
Random Animators Reimagine Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom As A Game Boy Color Title
Yes, we want this
Despite the significant strides the Legend of Zelda franchise has made over the years in terms of sheer graphical fidelity and scope, there's something infinitely charming about the earlier Game Boy titles. Whether it be Link's Awakening or Oracle of Seasons/Ages, the original portable entries to the series introduced unique...
Monday17th Apr 2023
Feature Which Zelda Game Has The Best Ganondorf? Every Design Ranked By You
From Ganondorf to Ganondoof
We've all had the weekend to sit and stew over the final pre-launch trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (meaning, watching it another 100+ times) and it is fair to say that we are pretty jazzed for this game now. We're excited to see the changes made to Breath of the Wild's Hyrule, Link's new abilities,...
Gallery Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Character Key Art - Every Revealed Artwork
In the run-up to the official release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on 12th May, Nintendo has been releasing various pieces of character art for us to get a good look at the game's main figures. With the marketing campaign now in full swing, it can be a little difficult to keep track of just which characters have been...
Poll Breath Of The Wild Vs. Tears Of The Kingdom - Which Final Zelda Trailer Was Better?
The true Battle of Hyrule
With a little under four weeks remaining until the worldwide launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it's still a little early to debate whether or not the game itself will be superior to its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You know, seeing as nobody's played it yet, an' all. We here at...
Deals Incredibly, These Zelda And Metroid amiibo Are Down To Just $5 Right Now
Three figures for $10!
amiibo collecting is a hugely fun yet hugely expensive hobby to get into, especially with so many fantastic new releases tempting you into your next purchase, but this incredible deal will soften the blow for anyone yet to pick up these specific figures. Over at GameStop, you can currently pick up both the Metroid Dread...
News YouTuber Reveals Potential Location For Zelda In Tears Of The Kingdom
It certainly looks accurate
Ever since the third and final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom dropped last week, fans have been picking it apart for hints and clues as to how the sequel might play out when it launches on May 12th, 2023. Well, it appears that YouTube channel Looygi Bros has a pretty solid idea of where Zelda...
Sunday16th Apr 2023
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch Download Card Shows Off New Characters
Another official reveal
If you're eager to see more of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it seems we've got another official reveal. Download cards for the game are now appearing at stores in Japan, and they happen to feature some new screenshots. If you squint hard enough, you can see two new characters that haven't been properly...
Saturday15th Apr 2023
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Multiplayer Mod YouTube Videos Are Getting Copyright Strikes
"Regular" Zelda videos are also being targeted
Nintendo is believed to be at it again with YouTube takedowns, reportedly targeting Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods. The YouTuber supposedly in the company's firing line is the streamer and modder known as 'PointCrow'. He's got 1.6 million subscribers and made headlines in 2021 for offering $10,000 USD...
Feature Music Review: Fair Winds & Following Seas - An Ambitious Rendition Of A Zelda Masterpiece
The Wind Waker revisited by ZREO: Second Quest
The music of The Legend of Zelda is as much a part of the series’ identity as any of its characters, locations, and items. Though the specific arrangements change throughout the series, there are always familiar tracks and themes for fans to hear. This unique but similar philosophy to Zelda music...
Talking Point Should Link Have Voice Acting In The Next Zelda Game?
Fears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was revolutionary for the Zelda series in a number of ways. You can talk all day about the stunning open world, the tonal shift, the slew of characters and references, and the change in the overall structure of a Zelda game. But maybe the biggest surprise was that it was the first game in...
News Nintendo Reveals Link's Start Point In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
New detail shared on the official game site
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now just weeks away from launching on the Switch, and it seems we're finally getting some substantial information about what to expect from Link's next big outing. In a new update, Nintendo's official game site for this upcoming release has revealed where our...
Friday14th Apr 2023
Poll Which Is The Best Ganondorf?
Let's grade the gorgeous Gerudo
Let's talk about Ganondorf. Yes, that final trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom really was something, but what was the internet's biggest talking point once it was out in the open? Ganondorf got swole. Now that we know of Ganondorf's appeara