How Should Zelda Wii U Utilize the Gamepad?

Cameron CoreaAugust 29th, 2014 by Cameron Corea

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.

Do you think the Gerudo King will make an appearance as Link’s nemesis this time around? I’ll discuss after the jump. Read more…


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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ZD Gossip Stone: Will Toon Link Return?

JessicaAugust 27th, 2014 by Jessica

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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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Hyrule Warriors Zant Gameplay

Joe GajewskiAugust 26th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

14 A new Hyrule Warriors video has been released containing gameplay of Zant in Faron Woods! The channel GameXplain has posted the extremely long video.

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Zelda Wii U Open World Not the Same as Other Games

Mases HagopianAugust 26th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

Zelda-Wii-UIn the newest issue of EDGE magazine, Eiji Aonuma once again tackles the idea of an open-world Legend of Zelda game. Aonuma has made a number of statements concerning open world in the past and this perhaps adds some clarity as to what to expect in the Zelda title for the Wii U.

“Since we’re talking about open worlds, let’s state upfront that we don’t plan to have an open world in the same way other companies have been doing in recent years.”

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Hyrule Warriors Multiplayer Gameplay Footage

Liam OrthAugust 25th, 2014 by Liam Orth

hyrule_warriors_online_multiplayerHyrule Warriors is a month away from release in North America, and with the title finished, we’ve been able to see everything the game is capable of. ┬áRecently the folks over at TheBitBlock uploaded footage of Hyrule Warriors’ multiplayer aspect via YouTube, which you can see right after the jump.

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Majora’s Mask 3D or Majora’s Mask HD?

Mases HagopianAugust 25th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

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Since 2011, we’ve seen the release of Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as The Wind Waker HD for the Nintendo Wii U. Both titles have been well received and it has led to numerous discussions about what will be the next Zelda remake. Given the similarities of the game engine between Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, it seemed like a no-brainer that Majora’s Mask would eventually get the 3D treatment for the Nintendo 3DS.

Would you rather see Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, or a Majora’s Mask HD remake for the Nintendo Wii U? Make the jump to hear my thoughts.

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Tales of Xillia 2 Has a Legend of Zelda Easter Egg

Colonel-MajoraAugust 25th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

UntitledTales of Xillia 2, a Japanese RPG that was very recently released in North America, has apparently been blessed with it’s own little Zelda reference. It is nothing huge, but it is certainly a pleasure to see a Zelda Easter egg in any new game.

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