Anime Globe Scores Hyrule Warriors a 7.5 out of 10

Mases HagopianAugust 29th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

DQkJd1XlA few weeks back Famitsu Magazine gave us the first review of Hyrule Warriors, with all four reviewers scoring the game as a 9/10, which gave it a collect review score of 36/40. We now have our second review, this one coming from Anime Globe, and they didn’t have the same attitude about the game.

The review itself doesn’t go into great detail, but it does praise both the Adventure Mode, as well as the games great soundtrack. The reviewer stated that if you are a fan of beat’em ups, or the Dynasty Warriors series, than you’ll likely enjoy Hyrule Warriors. However, if you aren’t a fan of that genre, you might be better off skipping Hyrule Warriors.

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91Z0MesvuJL._SL1500_Since Nintendo’s showcase at E3 held back in June, Smash Bros. and Zelda fans alike have been teased with Nintendo’s latest accessory, Amiibos, in the form of interactive figurines. Link being no exception among other Nintendo characters, have just recently been made available for pre-order by retailers GameStop and Amazon for a reasonable price of $12.99 USD.

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Hywar-mainJust recently, Nintendo of America posted on Twitter news about an event in Seattle, Washington—a fan gathering of Hyrule Warriors gameplay, cosplays, and prizes! This free event is open to the public, but spots are limited.

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WiiU_Zelda_scrn04_E3When Zelda Wii U was first shown at E3 in June, there was immediate speculation as to the look of Link, as he appeared a bit more feminine than previous versions of Link. This immediately drew controversy after Eiji Aonuma made a remark indicating maybe the character depicted in the trailer was not Link. Eiji Aonuma recently spoke with the EDGE Magazine and the folks over at Nintendo Everything have part of the transcript where Mr. Aonuma looks back at the fan reaction.

Rather unexpectedly, after I mentioned that no one had explicitly said that it was Link [in the trailer], this speculation spread online and seems to have led to the idea that the main character will be a girl. However, this reaction from the fans is something I would like to take into consideration as we proceed with development – although that doesn’t mean that we are going to change the main character to a girl.

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Koie Tecmo on Female Link Art from Hyrule Warriors

Mases HagopianAugust 29th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

female_linkA few weeks back we got a glimpse of the art book from Hyrule Warriors which showcased a female Link character. Koie Tecmo has responded to all the feedback it got with one of their most recent tweets. The tweet was in Japanese, but here is what they had to say about the female character, who they refer to as Linkle.

“Linkle (tentative name) was a rejected story character featured in the art book, but it looks like she got a quite lot of attention… maybe we should have included her in the main story…”

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Any Zelda game is typically based on two great mechanics, puzzle solving and combat. Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has already stated in a recent interview with Kotaku that puzzle solving in Zelda Wii U will drastically differ from the typical block sliding and torch lighting exercises. On the other hand, GameExplain has released a Zelda Wii U Trailer Analysis seen here and the most important piece of information related to combat is the fact that Link’s sword is holstered on the right side of his horse and the shield on the left suggesting Link will most likely be right handed and that the game involves motion control to a certain extent.

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Refurbished Zelda 3DS XL for Sale

Joe GajewskiAugust 28th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

3dzelly The online Nintendo store has recently put up a refurbished Zelda edition 3DS XL for sale. It is part of a package being sold for $150 USD.

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Ganondorf_in_the_Hyrule_Warriors_E3_TrailerHyrule Warriors is to be released outside of Japan next month, and that leaves a lot of time to add new characters, either as main-game material or downloadable content. The official Japanese Twitter is now asking what characters people may want to see added.

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In the E3 Trailer for Zelda Wii U the gauntlets Link wears are similar in design to the Gerudo armour worn by Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time, hinting that the Gerudo race may play a part in the upcoming title or that the game may be relatively close to Ocarina of Time in the Legend of Zelda Timeline. Ganondorf is the most recurring main villain in the console series and by far the most memorable to long time players of the series.

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Everything We Know About Hyrule Warriors

Joe GajewskiAugust 28th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

Hyrule-Warriors The folks over at Nintendo Everything have recently put together a video highlighting everything that we know about Hyrule Warriors.

At just over 7 minutes, the video covers all the known characters, stages, gameplay, weapons, merchandise and even the games’ production. The video also dives in the plot, pre-order bonuses and a bit more. Go ahead and make the jump to check out the video for yourself.

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big things Greetings friends, another week, another Collection Spotlight! This week features Veronica, who may have started playing Zelda like many of us, running around and mindlessly killing enemies! Whether you were a mindless killer or jumped straight into game with the mindset of beating the game, this week’s post provides an excellent story and showcase of great Zelda items. Hit the jump to read more!

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UntitledWhile most of us are still waiting for the release of Hyrule Warriors, those in Japan are already able to hack their way through the hoards of minions that stand between them and their goal. Although it hasn’t been long since it’s Japanese release an update is already scheduled to launch on the 1st of September.

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Gossip Stone: Will Toon Link Return?

JessicaAugust 27th, 2014 by Jessica


It’s been 12 years since Toon Link made his first debut in the Legend of Zelda series. Since then, the animated rendition of Toon Link has traditionally starred in several back-to-back Zelda titles with the exceptional role as a contestant in the new and previous Smash Bros. games. Seeing as how the iconic and reoccurring cat-eyed Toon Link has made an impact on previous generations of Nintendo consoles, it can’t be helped to wonder if he will once again be the star of his own game in a 3DS or Wii U version, or if he’ll return at all.

Aside from the Wind Waker HD remake, Toon Link hasn’t made an appearance since Spirit Tracks in 2009. Has the Toon Link era come to end, or do you think Toon Link will return in a new 3DS or Wii U game? Hit the jump to hear my thoughts.

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Hyrule Warriors is Not Flying off the Shelves

Jacob CarpenterAugust 27th, 2014 by Jacob Carpenter

zeldaHyrule Warriors managed to sell over 69,000 copies in its first week; however as a whole the game only sold slightly over half of its shipment. With this game being a unique hybrid of two popular series, why would the crossover not do as well?

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Legend of Zelda DLC Coming to Mario Kart 8

MichaelAugust 26th, 2014 by Michael

Link Mario KartMario Kart 8 proved to be just the kind of game Nintendo needed to boost Wii U sales and it looks like it’s about to get even better. With a surprising announcement, the Nintendo UK website has posted information about new DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 that involves new courses, karts, and even a certain Hylian hero you might just be familiar with. Curious to learn more?

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