The Fans Spoke Out, and Were Given Zant and Ghirahim

Jacob CarpenterAugust 20th, 2014 by Jacob Carpenter

zantWould you be as excited for Hyrule Warriors if Zant and Ghirahim weren’t playable? According to an interview between GameInformer and Youske Hayashi, one of the game’s producers, Koei Tecmo only made them playable because of fan outcry. Check out the short quote after the jump.

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Hyrule-Warriors-141As many may know, Hyrule Warriors is nearing its release in North America, and many fans have gotten to try the installment from various events.  Zelda fans in Japan are lucky enough to already have the game, and thus, tons of new information keeps makings its way online.  Game analysis enthusiasts GameXplain managed to get their hands on a Japanese Import of the title, and have been releasing Hyrule Warriors videos every other day.  Recently, GameXplain published a video showcasing gameplay of Princess Ruto taking out hoards of enemies in the Free Play Mode of Hyrule Warriors, which you can see after the jump.

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alsa_logoRecently, a new challenge has taken the world by storm, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This challenge had been created by the ALS Association in order to raise money for research for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.) The challenge is fairly simple, people are nominated to take the challenge, and they record a video of them first stating who they are nominating and then having ice water poured on them. If the nominees don’t post a video within 24 hours, they must donate a sum of money to the ALS Association. Recently, Zelda Universe had called out Reggie Fils-Aime to take the challenge, and he has responded. Hit the jump to see the tweet!

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Hyrule Warriors Treasure Box Pre-Order Set Unboxing

Colonel-MajoraAugust 19th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

hyrule-warriors-treasure-box-2__largeNow that Japan has recieved Hyrule Warriors, the Treasure Box pre-order sets are arriving to people’s homes. NintenDaan on YouTube has graciously made a video of him unboxing the set, giving us another close-up look at the items inside, and a peek inside some of the art book’s pages.

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Jason Rappaport Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Jacob CarpenterAugust 19th, 2014 by Jacob Carpenter

Ice-bucket-220x220The ALS Association is currently raising money for research for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease, which currently has no cure, and Jason Rappaport, head of Zelda Universe, recently took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

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What’s your verdict on Ravio’s Shop?

Liam OrthAugust 19th, 2014 by Liam Orth


It’s been about a year since the release of A Link Between Worlds, and the hype has finally settled for the title.  But for today, I’ll be drawing us back into a debate for the installment.  A Link Between Worlds featured something that stood out to a lot of us, something to definitely note, and something a Zelda title had never experienced beforehand: Ravio’s Shop.

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Hyrule-Warriors-OoT-27With Hyrule Warriors release in Japan, we’ve been gaining a lot of information and footage the last few days.  And with Hyrule Warriors’ release drawing near North America, we’ve been ever-so impatient to get our hands on the next installment of the Zelda Series.

Recently, footage showcasing Link sporting his Ocarina of Time Costume has been uploaded via YouTube, and you can see it after the jump.  I think we’ve all been waiting for the chance to watch Link wiping out hoards of enemies in his classic attire.  Pre-ordering the title at Gamestop will score you his Ocarina of Time Costume, along with Princess Zelda’s.

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Zelda Surprise Bag at a Convention

Joe GajewskiAugust 18th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

hyrule warriors trasureA popular Youtube channel, NintenDaan, posted a video yesterday of a “Zelda Surprise Bag” that they bought at a convention. They purchased it for 15 euros, however the bag stated that it was a 25 euro value. What did they find upon opening it?

Hit the jump to find out!

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Along with some of the newer Zelda merchandise that’s been making it’s way on the market recently, Club Nintendo has also caught on with another exclusive piece of their own. Club Nintendo Europe and Australia members can redeem a reasonable 4000 Stars in exchange for what you might imagine any Hylian gamer with a 3DS XL carrying case to use.

Hit the jump for more details!

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Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 4.51.00 PMMore soundtrack segments for Hyrule Warriors are available this time around, and we’re in for a treat! Parts four and five cover some very nice arrangements, both original and remastered melodies. Fans can finally get a sense of what the soundtrack will be like for the anticipated title, so hit the jump to take a listen! Read more…

Robin Williams as the King of Hyrule

Richard SaltmarshAugust 18th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

images (2)OscarJoyo created a wonderful piece of art commemorating the late great Robin Williams as the King of Hyrule. Robin Williams was a huge Zelda fan and there has even been a petition to have him appear in a future Zelda title. Now he can be seen the way he was intended, as a king.

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Zelda Wii U Trailer Analysis

Richard SaltmarshAugust 18th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

legend-of-zelda-wii-u-e3-2014-01GameXplain is at it again with another trailer analysis of The Legend of Zelda Wii U. This is the second part of there coverage and this time they enlisted the help of their fans. Without further adieu lets get right to it.

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Should Future Zelda Games Have a Time Limit?

Joe GajewskiAugust 17th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

tumblr_mb7e7uLH0W1r300b1Most of the games have a common theme; rescue the princess, gather the Triforce, etc. And that’s great! People want to fight for Hyrule! But somewhere through the journey, people are bound to lose the drive to keep going. The ability to fail, get back up again, and try again, might make some people more lax toward the plot. Knowing that the world will have to wait until you can beat the temples kind of takes off some pressure.

However, I believe that an ultimatum is key to keep someone playing.

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The Art of Guide Writing

Mases HagopianAugust 17th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

Hyrule-Warriors-Heart-ContainerWe’ve been hard at work on our Hyrule Warriors Guide over the last few days and we hope to have it complete by the time the game releases here in the United States next month. As we’re crafting the guide, we’ve been talking among the staff about how exactly we’ve wanted to comprise this walkthrough. Unlike our Wind Waker HD Walkthrough, A Link Between Worlds Walkthrough, or any of the other Zelda games that have involved lots of puzzles, or at times the game was unclear as to where you had to go, none of that seems to be an issue with Hyrule Warriors.

In fact, looking at many of the gameplay videos that have popped up, Hyrule Warriors seems to be one of the most hand-holding Zelda games that I’ve ever seen. Not to say that it’s an easy game, as difficult sliders can make the combat very challenging. However, almost at all times an indicator on the map is blinking, which screams to the player what you can or need to do. It’s going to be quite rare that a player simply doesn’t know what he’s suppose to do.

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Hyrule Warriors at Sydney Comic Con

Richard SaltmarshAugust 17th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

OCC-games2014-607x284 Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros and much more will be at this years Oz Comic Con in Brisbane and Sydney Australia. What does this mean for us in the States you might ask? Well not much unless you like to travel. It does mean that my friends in the bush will get there hands on a couple of this years most anticipated drops for Nintendo.

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