At this point in the day I think we are all waiting with baited breadth for the Nintendo Direct to start already, so here is at least something for us to think about to help take ours eyes away from the clock(for a few minutes anyway).
Earlier today Club Nintendo announced its Elite Status rewards of a slew of downloadable games, and although if I am completely honest I am a little disappointed at the lack of physical rewards, there are to my excitement several Zelda titles to be had!
For the Platinum Status you can select:
Mario Party: Island Tour for 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour for 3DS
Mario Kart 7 for 3DS
Yoshi’s New Island for 3DS
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U
NES Remix 2 for Wii U
Punch-Out!! for Wii U
Pushmo World for Wii U
Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii U
Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS
For the Gold and Platinum Status you can select:
Crashmo for 3DS
Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! for 3DS
Pushmo for 3DS
Super Mario Bros. 3 for 3DS
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages for 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons for 3DS
Mysterious Murasame Castle for 3DS
Advance Wars for Wii U
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga for Wii U
Metroid Fusion for Wii U
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels for Wii U
Super Mario Kart for Wii U
WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgames! for Wii U
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 for Wii U
So for those of you that for some crazy reason doesn’t already own any of the awesome Zelda titles, here is a nice treat for you and if you are like most of us and already have them then maybe you should try and share the Zelda love too!
Source: Club Nintendo
YouTuber TrailerDrake, known best for his Unpopular Opinion series, has finally caved to the demands of his viewers. Drake made his name by pointing out the weaker parts of popular games and series gathered a few million views combined over all of these videos. But now he’s done with being so negative all the time and drawing flak from all the over-protective gamers who love their series and will hate everyone who speaks otherwise to death, so he decided to go another route: be friendly and say things that he will get no flak for, since everyone shares these opinions. For this first episode he started with the most popular Zelda game, Ocarina of Time. Watch the video after the break, and see if he agrees with your opinions!
With several Zelda plushies fan made and manufactured, rarely do you find a plushie made out of a song. YouTube uploader Geek Girl Fi published a video of a Song of Storms plushie, which is made to resemble the music clef displayed in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. This is a very creative and unique idea, so make sure to hit the jump to take a look!
We’ve seen plenty of Zelda songs covered by quirky instruments, with wine glasses being no exception! A YouTube user uploaded a fantastic video presenting the main theme from The Legend of Zelda, using the awesome science of vinegar friction on a wine glass. The man displaying his skills is Donal Hinely, who performs a wide variety other songs using this unique instrument. Hit the jump to take a look!
Although the reaction to the delay of Zelda Wii U wasn’t entirely negative, it still was one of top few most anticipated Nintendo games for 2015. While Zelda fans can think of several pros in this decision, that doesn’t change the fact that, without Zelda Wii U, there is now a gaping hole in Nintendo’s 2015 lineup. With that being said, will Nintendo be able to satisfy their Wii U audience with the rest of the titles to be released this year?
With Link making a guest appearance in Mario Kart 8, Kotaku has assembled an article detailing all of the times the Zelda and Mario franchises have crossed over. Starting with The Legend of Zelda and the Manhandla, going all the way to the current Mario Kart 8 DLC, Kotaku has chronicled over a dozen instances of find Link in Mario and Mario in Zelda. Hit the jump to take a took at the article.
As we’ve posted before, Club Nintendo is officially shutting down their site. While you are still able to redeem rewards until June 30th, Today (March 31st) marks the last day that you are able to register products to earn Coins on the site.
Hit the jump to find out more!
To have a Zelda news drought ended with the depressing news of a delay is not the best way to end said drought. However there is a possible silver lining on the horizon for Zelda fans. Nintendo has officially announced a new Nintendo Direct to be aired tomorrow to focus on upcoming WiiU and 3DS games. However Nintendo has a habit of offering a hand full of surprises during their Direct presentations. So, is it possible that they will surprise us with the announcement of Twilight Princess HD remake to fill the Zelda-shaped gap in the end of the 2015 release schedule?
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First and foremost, tomorrow is April 1st, so don’t believe everything you read on the internet. That being said, Nintendo has chosen this very awkward date to have their next Nintendo Direct. The live stream is set for 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern and it will provide updates on some upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. With Zelda U being officially delayed, and Nintendo already announcing that it won’t be shown at E3 this year, it seems like a foregone conclusion that we won’t get any update on Zelda U tomorrow. It’s unclear whether we’ll hear anything at all from the Zelda series in tomorrow’s direct.
You can check out the stream tomorrow afternoon at the official Nintendo Website.
The gamers over at Zeldathon have announced the summer date for their semi-annual Zelda marathon. It all begins Friday, June 19th 2015, at 4PM Eastern Time. This time around, it’s to raise money for Charity: Water, whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world!
Check out the trailer by making the jump.
Amiibos are becoming rather plentiful these days. The Super Smash Bros. figure waves are still in their early days, as there are plently of other characters to go through, and the Mario Party 10 line-up likely still has more figures coming. Of course, Zelda titles could have some amiibos of their own, when you think about it. Zelda Wii U, what with it’s “changing of Zelda’s conventions”, could have some interesting new system that could make for interesting new amiibos. But if so, what could they be, and how could they function? Join the discussion after the jump!
In a series that’s been running for as long as The Legend of Zelda has, there are always going to be some minor characters that end up swept by the way-side; but Zelda usually does a pretty good job of making its characters memorable. Despite the many enriching titles to chose from, a select few stood out in the minds of the Zelda Dungeon staff as exceptional utilizers of character development. Some games did a better job of developing our Hero, some the core cast of characters, and some the minor characters or kingdom as a whole; but which is the most engaging style of character development?
In this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks various staff members share their opinions on character development throughout the series, and its involvement or lack thereof in certain games.
Two years ago, YouTuber Josh M. of the channel Really Freakin’ Clever created the tongue-in-cheek video 64 Things Wrong with Ocarina of Time. He did this as an April’s Fools joke, somehthing that unfortunately went over the heads of many fans, believing OoT to be an immaculate game and all those who do not accept its word should be put to the torch. After the success of this video he turned this into a series, making the 64 Things Wrong with… one of the major draws of his channel. So after he was done with Ocarina of Time he moved on to the sequel, Majora’s Mask. After a four month break Josh M. finally released the third installment of this series. Watch the third part, and the first two as well in case you’re new to this series, after the break!
The Legend of Zelda franchise has its own Monopoly game, jigsaw puzzle, and soon to be released Yahtzee game. Although Nintendo has released a collector’s edition deck in the past, one fan decided to reinvent his own creative deck of Zelda themed playing cards. Make the jump to check it out!
3D printing seems more and more popular these days, with anyone being able to design and share custom 3D models. A reddit user named rayjirdeoxys spent a good three hours printing this glossy, golden mantelpiece modelled after the classic Hyrulian royal crest. It turned out quite well, and it honestly looks like something you would see being sold on a website like Etsy for a high price.
Check it out after the jump! Read more…