Zelda has over 25 years under its belt, and it has entertained people non-stop with its recurring styles made fresh with new elements coming about every new game. Yet, while the medieval atmosphere has remained the primary style throughout the series, certain different types of settings have come and gone. What are some of the more notable styles, and should any of them make another appearance in some part, or even the entirety, of a new game? Join the discussion after the jump!

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Best Under-used Items In The Zelda Franchise

Liam OrthSeptember 20th, 2014 by Liam Orth

lens of truth majora's maskFor my first editorial, I wanted to write about something that I definitely felt needed to be discussed, at one point or another. Zelda titles have always been known to have exciting adventures and many secrets hidden throughout the game. However, many would agree that the best part about them is exploring the dungeons or, of course, progressing through the story. Or perhaps, it’s finding the item that rests within said dungeons. Some of the most useful items used throughout the game are the typical Bow and Arrow, or Bombs, and even the Boomerang. There are, however, items that aren’t used as much as intended; items that are over-looked for the rest of the game. You might just say, “Items are items, they’re useful no matter what!” I, however, disagree. We’re going to take a minute to look at the under-used items of the Zelda Franchise and see how over-looked they really are.

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Screenshot_6Popular Nintendo advocate and Zelda fan Isaiah TriForce Johnson recently announced in an exclusive interview with Nintendo Life that he will be creating his own Youtube series called the Order of Time. The series is dedicated to expressing his very own alternative timeline theory.

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Hyrule Warriors: Dark Link Gameplay

Liam OrthSeptember 19th, 2014 by Liam Orth

Dark_Link_Being_Summoned_In_Hyrule_WarriorsHyrule Warriors is now out in Europe, it’s already been released in Japan, and it will be released tomorrow in Australia, but nevertheless, the DLC keeps coming. Yesterday, YouTuber Rif Raff published footage of Dark Link Gameplay in Hyrule Warriors, and Dark Link has never looked so good. You can check it out after the jump.

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ZUThere are several aspects that can make a game great. Two of the most important elements are the game’s mechanics and character development and the Legend of Zelda series has done a great job with the mechanics and it’s had some very notable characters. In the future should the Zelda games focus on the mechanics or the characters?

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imagesHyrule Warriors will soon get four great DLC packs, but buying them all seperately will be pricey. Thankfully, Nintendo has tweeted about their upcoming season pass, getting you all four packs cheaper, and offering a free Dark Link costume with it!

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Unboxing the Hyrule Warriors Special Edition

Kevin DoughtySeptember 19th, 2014 by Kevin Doughty

Hyrule-Warriors-BundleIt’s September 19th and you know what that means! It is the release day for Hyrule Warriors here in the UK, and this morning I went ahead and picked up the special edition that I had pre-ordered. Here I have a brief video where I’m unboxing the game and seeing what the long awaited scarf is like.

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Link joins the piratesAhoy! Today it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, where we remember the Golden Age of Piracy along with our mateys over a good mug of grog and a fine shanty. But on this fine day I would like to take you salty dogs on tour of the fine lads and lasses who sail the seas of Hyrule and beyond in search of treasure to find, cherish and bury at a later time in a different spot (which incidentally be the reason they be called sea dogs). Appearing in no less than seven main games, they be quite common foes and allies in the Legend of Zelda, and arrr all described after the break!
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Hyrule Warriors Reviews are Surfacing

Michael FreemanSeptember 18th, 2014 by Michael Freeman

hyrule_warriors_bannerDespite the fact that Hyrule Warriors doesn’t officially release until next Friday, it seems many reputable sites and publications were given review copies of the game and have been permitted to publish them early. Nintendo is really pushing the Hyrule Warriors hype train, but does it live up to its expectations?

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Hyrule Warriors Paid DLC Coming

SkyruleArcherSeptember 18th, 2014 by SkyruleArcher

Nintendo has just tweeted some new information about upcoming content for Hyrule Warriors for Nintendo Wii U.

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SpiritTracksScene1_thumbWe are getting close to the release of Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, and the official website has been updated with some music snippits from the 3DS version, including the music from the Spirit Tracks stage. There are also some hints as to what other Zelda music might be in the game.

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Hyrule Warriors’ Prima Guide Artwork

Liam OrthSeptember 18th, 2014 by Liam Orth

Link Close-UpHyrule Warriors is nearing release, and our Walkthrough is gaining new information everyday.  With fans already owning the installment in Japan, and with it being released in Australia this weekend, getting new info seems to never end.  Although, if an online Walkthrough isn’t your style, Prima Games is making the official Hyrule Warriors Prima Guide, and it looks absolutely stunning. You can check it out after the jump!
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TONS of Hyrule Warriors DLC Announcements

Mases HagopianSeptember 18th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian


Hyrule Warriors is just days away from its English release and today we have a massive amount of news regarding upcoming DLC for the game. At the Tokyo Game Show, Koie Tecmo announced three new playable characters, including Cia, Volga, and Wizzro, all of whom are enemies in Hyrule Warriors. We have full character artwork and screenshots available right after the jump.

Additionally, Koie Tecmo released all the information about the upcoming DLC packs. The Master Quest pack is set to release on October 16th, followed by a Twilight Princess pack in November, a Majora’s Mask pack in January, and a Ganon pack in February. Pricing and what is included in all these packages can be seen after the jump.

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Ganondorf_in_the_Hyrule_Warriors_E3_TrailerIn just about every Zelda game that we have seen, there seems to be some sort of world-changing incident that rips normal life from Hyrule’s citizens and confronts Link with a depressing situation. We have seen a variety of choices in the past, but it might be time for Nintendo to start mixing it up a bit.

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Villager Can Cancel Links Final Smash in Smash Bros.

Colonel-MajoraSeptember 17th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

5dc21ad2f23ae37dc7c66277ee28e4b851a0e908The Animal Crossing Villager seems to have a rather overpowered move in the new Super Smash Bros. Apparently his “pocketing” move, meant to store projectiles and throw them back later, can completely cancel Link’s, and potentially Toon Link’s, Final Smash. The short YouTube video displaying it speaks for itself.

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