Akira Himekawa Shows How a Manga is Created

Catty GreentreeOctober 25th, 2014 by Catty Greentree

Akira Himekawa 1You may know Akira Himekawa as the author and illustrator behind the Legend of Zelda mangas. If you are not familiar, Akira Himekawa is actually a creative duo, A. Honda and S. Nagano, who have collaborated on Legend of Zelda mangas, among many others. They have recently started a series over at Tokyo Otaku Mode outlining the process of creating a manga from start to finish.

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Home screenWith Halloween being only a week away it won’t be long before pumpkins are being carved, costumes are being created and houses get decorated (if they haven’t been already). Until All Hallows’ Eve arrives you’ll need to keep yourself entertained so why not play some 3DS games? There are plenty to choose from but if only there was something to make the HOME screen a little more interesting. Well, you might be in luck as a Skyward Sword themed HOME screen has become available. What’s the catch? It’s currently Japan only.

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link and midnaFor the most part Link walks the path of a loner in a vast majority of the Zelda series, and the few exceptions do little more than serve as a guide with only a few functions that actually effect gameplay such as Fi from Skyward Sword and Midna from Twilight Princess. With that in mind does Link actually need a companion, one who is more directly involved in helping Link progress through the dungeons?
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A Link to the Smash Trailer and Free 3DS Game Offer

Catty GreentreeOctober 23rd, 2014 by Catty Greentree

SuperSmashBrosLinkNintendo UK has released a commercial for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS entitled ‘A Link to the Smash’. It is basically a Link love fest, as fans describe why Link (or Toon Link in one case) is their favourite Smash character. Check out the video below the cut.

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Gossip Stone: Is It Time For New Traditional Weapons?

Colonel-MajoraOctober 22nd, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

TPItemNavFor so long, we as Zelda fans have expected certain staples of the series to show up in each new installment. Some of the more notable staples are certain items. The boomerang, the bow and arrows, bombs, and of course the main weapon, the sword. But is it time for new items to become a mainstay? Should there be some brand new weapons that are cool enough to stick around for over 25 years like these classic items? Join the discussion after the jump!

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You’re Invited: Gold Skulltula Hunt

LockeOctober 22nd, 2014 by Locke

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We’re celebrating our Zelda wiki‘s third birthday today by holding a fun little scavenger hunt, and you’re invited! In honor of the recent release of Hyrule Warriors, we’ll be working together to collect Gold Skulltulas while improving our Hyrule Warriors coverage.. The event will last through the 31st, so you can also think of it as getting in the mood for Halloween. Continue reading for more details.

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amiibolinkHyrule Warriors is to join the list of Amiibo compatible software, but exclusively within the legendary hero garbed in green. That’s right, the Link figure is to work with Techmo Koei’s Zelda crossover. Not too much has been announced on what the connection will entail, but make the jump to find out the details so far.

 

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Super Smash Bros. U Nintendo Direct Announced

Ethan HuntOctober 21st, 2014 by Ethan Hunt

B0YqbsLIMAATTz2Nintendo have revealed a new upcoming direct conference centred  around Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and it’s coming very soon. Make the jump to find out the details, including dates and times for each territory!

 

 

 

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Aonuma Discusses Link’s Master Cycle in Mario Kart 8

Catty GreentreeOctober 20th, 2014 by Catty Greentree

MasterCycleWe have already talked about the new Master Cycle that is going to be included in DLC Pack 1 for Mario Kart 8. Looking surprisingly like Epona, it is the perfect steel steed for our favourite hero. But there is even more interesting news on Miiverse straight from Eiji Aonuma himself. Click through to find out what the buzz is about.

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New Halloween Zelda 3DS Theme Announced

Ethan HuntOctober 20th, 2014 by Ethan Hunt

Screenshot_9Nintendo Of Japan have revealed a new Halloween theme for the 3DS,and it is sure to send a shiver down your spine. Make the jump to check out the official trailer, featuring an awesome piano cover of the original ‘Underworld’ theme!

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Hyrule_Warriors_Link_DL_ClothesIn theory I am not a huge fan of DLC, I mean, there is a certain cynical ‘it’s all about the money’ argument to be made against it. But in practice the idea of getting new content is pretty exciting. Right now there are four Hyrule Warriors DLC packs in the works – The Master Quest Pack available right now, a Twilight Princess Pack, a Majora’s Mask Pack, and a Boss pack. The last two at least are pretty light on details about what they contain. What do you want them to have in terms of characters, costumes, and maps? Hit the jump for the discussion.

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toysrusSeveral stores are offering pre-orders of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but we recently had yet to see any neat deals coming with them. Toys R Us in the United States is giving buyers free Amiibos with pre-orders of the game. The figures are usually around $12 each, so this is definitely worth checking out, while it lasts.

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20823568_hw02_062514_1280Since the release of  Hyrule Warriors, many Zelda cosplayers seem to have gravitated towards the new style that this title brings us. Heck, even before the game was released people were sporting the new style! Although Link’s new look is easy enough to re-create, there may be some of you having trouble finding the right pieces for Zelda outfit. Well, if that’s the case for some of you, look no further. Much Needed Merch paired their Hyrule Warriors Zelda skirt with some other pieces of clothing and accessories, to help you get that look you’ve been trying to achieve. Hit the jump to take a look!

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Second Wave of Amiibo Pre-orders Open

Stephen ChristopherOctober 18th, 2014 by Stephen Christopher

sa Although the second wave of Amiibo figures will hit the stores in December, pre-ordering the figures have already opened! You can now pre-order though several retailers online through Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop!

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zlCfzSet96wwdmYtmtThe Hyrule Warriors’ Master Quest DLC is finally available for Wii U Owners, while many Hyrule Warriors owners have finally gotten their hands on the first batch (out of 4) of DLC headed for the eShop. The Japanese eShop had the Master Quest DLC published for awhile, along with a trailer for said DLC pack. For those of you who aren’t keen on watching things in Japanese, Nintendo of America has released the DLC pack’s trailer in English. Hit the jump to see the challenge that awaits you.

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