Legend of Zelda - Timeline
Friday21st Jan 2022
Video Nintendo Fixed* The Water Emulation In Ocarina Of Time On Switch
If you cast your minds back to the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it was a time of great joy as Nintendo fans around the world linked arms and sang the Mario theme. Well, actually, the conversation was about emulation standards, wonky button mapping and the lack of fog. Nintendo fell short of expected standards in...
News The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Is Being Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack In February
"Save Termina before it's met with a terrible fate"
Nintendo's Switch Online Expansion Pack service has announced the next N64 for release for the month of February. It's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, originally released in 2000. This game contains much darker themes than the previous Zelda entries and sees Link having to save the land of...
Wednesday19th Jan 2022
Feature Someone Did An AGDQ Speedrun Of Legendarily Awful CD-i Game, Zelda's Adventure. Why?!
"Radical dude, totally!"
Speedrunner Douggernaught almost exclusively plays bad games. With world records in Ripened: Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love (the Japan-only sequel to Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland) and legendarily awful CD-i game, Zelda's Adventure, Doug's self-described hobby is "Bad Games Fast". Awesome Games Done Quick is an...
Tuesday18th Jan 2022
News The Sonic Lost World PC Mod Has Now Recreated The Legend Of Zelda DLC
Reaching for the sky
Sonic Lost World was a rather interesting entry in the series, and pretty decent in this scribe's humble opinion. It was exclusive to Wii U (with a 3DS version also released) until a little heralded PC port arrived, and of course that opened up the potential for mods; just last year we saw a fan recreation of the Yoshi DLC from...
Video Which Legend Of Zelda Remaster Is Best?
There's a tier list and everything
Though Nintendo hasn't gone as big on remasters as some other platform holders and publishers, and in the Switch era has often opted for straight up ports on multiple occasions, The Legend of Zelda franchise has nevertheless had its fair share of improved entries. These have mainly come in the past couple of...
Monday17th Jan 2022
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Finds Divine Beast Trick, Then Fails Spectacularly
*Curb Your Enthusiasm theme*
Nearly five years after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players are still figuring out how to do stuff that they weren't really meant to do, with the help of the game's surprisingly robust physics mechanics. We already knew about the usefulness of Octo Balloons — a material dropped from...
Random Every Time This NBA Star Scores, An Iconic Zelda Sound Gets Played
"Short and sweet"
Sport personalities may possess skill, strength and guile that's beyond what the average person can boast, but they're just people like you and me – and that means they often like the same things we do. Take Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen as an example. This NBA star is a massive Zelda fan, and has a collection of...
Friday14th Jan 2022
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 'Second Wind' Mod Videos Targeted By Nintendo
"Nintendo attacked my channel and took down 40 videos"
It appears Nintendo is at it again, this time targeting YouTube videos focused on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Second Wind' expansion mod. YouTube channel Waikuteru has been on the receiving end - with fears there'll be nothing left if it continues. Waikuteru is now asking fans of...
Thursday13th Jan 2022
News Ocean's Heart Is A Cute Zelda-Inspired Adventure Destined For Switch
"I am ecstatic to see the game come to Nintendo Switch"
The Legend of Zelda inspires a lot of game makers, and sometimes that is very much worn on the creator's sleeve. Ocean's Heart is one such title that doesn't hide the fact that it's trying to give its own spin on Nintendo's iconic franchise, with developer Max Mraz now teaming up with...
Tuesday11th Jan 2022
Random This Detailed Animal Crossing Take On Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Breathtaking
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has no shortage of creators making strange, detailed, and wonderful things in the game, and now that the new update has added polish effects, even greater things are possible. NaydinfarCrossing — whose name you may recognise from her other Zelda recreations — is one of the eminent Zelda creators...
Random A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Multiplayer Mod Is Now In Development
"work in progress"
The mod support for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild over the past few years has been outstanding. One thing we're yet to see though is multiplayer support. As you might recall, someone last year offered $10k to anyone who could create a mod for BotW that made this happen. With this in mind, a modder by the name of Alex...
Monday10th Jan 2022
News Fan-Made Zelda: Breath Of The Wild LEGO Set Makes It To Final Review Stage
Brick of the Wild
It's not the first time that Zelda's Hyrule Castle has made it to the final stage of LEGO's fan-created and crowdsourced IDEAS platform, and it certainly won't be the last — anything to do with Nintendo usually gets summarily dismissed, after all. But this latest Hyrule Castle design, based on
Random Concept Artist Mixes Zelda And Cyberpunk 2077 To Impressive Effect
Say hello to 'Cyberlink'
Freelance concept artist Gray Shuko has taken two of the most talked-about video games of modern times and fused them together in a piece of stunning artwork. Shuko's radical interpretation of Link from The Legend of Zelda sees the famous Hero of Time transported into the near future, and equips him with sci-fi weapons and...
Friday7th Jan 2022
Poll So, Do You Think Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Will Actually Release In 2022?
Will we be playing it next holiday season?
We might still be saying "Happy New Year" to people we meet, but we're well into January now and when we survey the upcoming slate of games for Switch, we have to say it's looking particularly tasty. However, as great as Pokémon and Kirby are shaping up, it's The Legend of Z
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 'Second Wind' Expansion Mod Adds Brand New Octo Boss Battle
A "large-scale" fan-made DLC effort
One mod that just keeps getting better is The Legend of Zelda: Second Wind - A Breath of the Wild Expansion. In case you haven't heard, it's a 'free large-scale DLC" mod adding in new quests, areas, weapons and bosses, and it overhauls existing content. We got a look at the
Wednesday5th Jan 2022
News Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Has Now Shipped Over 4 Million Units
Link should be pleased
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity arrived on the scene in November 2020, and since then has received not one - but two DLC waves, adding new playable characters, stages, weapons, and more. If you have played this Switch release, you're not alone - with Koei Tecmo announcing the title has now shifted more than four million...
Tuesday4th Jan 2022
News Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity's Development Was A Real Pain In The... Grass
Recreating BotW's grass was no easy task
When you think of Hyrule Warriors and the challenges its development team likely comes up against, you'll probably find yourself thinking about the hundreds of enemies on-screen or keeping on top of the faithful Zelda lore present throughout. What we dare say you wouldn't think of, is its... grass? Yes, as...
Sunday2nd Jan 2022
Random Did You Know About This Amazing Water Effect In The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?
Fans are rediscovering its greatness
Did you know that water slowly dries out after rain in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? If you didn't, you're not alone. A post over on the social media platform Twitter has reminded fans just how amazing the 2017 release still is - highlighting a unique water effect in the game. Below is the full tweet...
Friday31st Dec 2021
News The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess Manga Will End With The Next Chapter
It's been going since 2016
Remember The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga that was localised by Viz Media? Akira Himekawa - the combined name for the two artists behind this series - recently announced the next chapter would be the last one. The Twilight Princess manga
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 'Second Wind' Expansion Mod Adds Brand New Hinox King Boss Battle
The "large-scale" fan-made DLC just keeps getting better
Easily one of the best Nintendo-related mods we've seen in 2021 is The Legend of Zelda: Second Wind - A Breath of the Wild Expansion. It's a "free large-scale DLC" mod that adds new quests, areas, weapons, NPCs and enemies, and overhauls existing content. It's been getting updates all year,...
Wednesday29th Dec 2021
Feature What Is The Zelda 'Formula'? We Break Down The Secret Recipe
12 ingredients that make a game feel like Zelda
Have you ever played a game and thought, “This feels a bit like Zelda?” Only the other week, we described the excellent Eastward as “quite a bit like a 2D Zelda game”, and the PC/Xbox game Death's Door — a title that our sister site Pure Xbox called "a 2021 GOTY contender" when awarding it a...
Tuesday28th Dec 2021
Feature How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?
Top Nintendo Switch games evaluated for players with vision loss
When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there's still much room for improvement and even the most...
Feature Ranking The Playable Instruments Of The Legend Of Zelda, From Worst To Best
Link, the one-man orchestra
Our Nintendo Life Video Game Music Festival will be coming to an end soon, and we can't think of a better way to send it off than spending way too much time analysing musical instruments in the Legend of Zelda series. Everyone knows and loves the Ocarina of Time, it's true — but it's far from the only instrument the...
Saturday25th Dec 2021
Feature The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The disorientation of a space-between-spaces
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we ran a series of features looking at a specific aspect (a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely) from each of the mainline Zelda games. Here, Kate compares Skyward Sword to a corridor, or something... Skyward...
Feature We Worked Out The Best Zelda Game Once And For All, Using Maths
...and it took a really long time
We could argue all day about which Zelda is technically the best. In fact, we often do, especially with the 35th Anniversary of the series this year. But no matter how many times we yell at each other that Majora's Mask is better than Ocarina of Time, or that Oracle of Ages and Seasons a
Saturday18th Dec 2021
News Don't Worry, Zelda: BOTW 2 Is Reportedly Still Aiming To Launch Next Year
"people at Nintendo are very excited"
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel didn't show up at The Game Awards and it left some fans concerned about the progress of its development. According to IGN's boss Peer Schneider, there's no need to worry. In the latest episode of the IGN Games podcast (via a story on GamesRadar), Schneider men
Friday17th Dec 2021
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Has A Neat Magnesis Trick To Bamboozle Guardians
You know how the bee-bee-bee-bee-beep of a laser-targeting Guardian in Breath of the Wild can completely ruin your day? It doesn't have to be this way. Reddit user RinHara5aki has discovered yet another weird trick within the game that can save Link's bum from getting exploded, and all it takes is a little bit of Magnesis. We've...
Thursday16th Dec 2021
News Hey, Listen! Pre-Orders For This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Hylian Shield Are Live
Update: Play Asia pre-order links also live
One item that adds to Link's iconic look is the Hylian shield. It's been featured in The Legend of Zelda games for a very long time now, and in his latest outing, Breath of the Wild, it also shows up. If you've ever wanted to own Link's shield yourself, you won't want to miss out on this latest offer from...
Wednesday15th Dec 2021
News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Gameplay Concepts Revealed In Nintendo Patents
Back to the E3 trailer we go
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, which will undoubtedly get a much cooler name from Nintendo when the time is right, made a star appearance in this year's online-only E3. The trailer above made clear that it'll be an ambitious follow-up to the much-loved original, with Link seen up in the skies and doing all...
Tuesday14th Dec 2021
News Did You Spot This Tasty Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Reference In Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity?
The recipe for success
As you might expect, there are a lot of references to Zelda: Breath of the Wild in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – it's hardly a massive shock, given that both are based on the same version of the Zelda universe. However, Twitter user Alexander Trevino has spotted one of the most subtle