Posts in category: Legend of Zelda

Play Tri Force Heroes at GameStop Locations on October 17th

IMG_2895 Nintendo’s been dangling Tri Force Heroes screenshots and gameplay trailers over Zelda fans’ heads for the past couple weeks, but it’s finally time for us to get some hands-on experience with the game.

Select GameStop locations in North America will be holding demo sessions for fans to play Tri Force Heroes on Saturday, October 17th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (local time). In addition to playing the game on New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, those in attendance have the chance to get involved in giveaways while supplies last. To see the full list of participating GameStop stores, hit the jump!

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Tri Force Heroes “Totem Time!” Promotional Video

With the multiplier 3DS title well on the way, Tri Force Heroes commercials have been popping up at an accelerated rate. Today we see a new one from Nintendo 3DS UK entitled, “Totam Time!” It emphasizes the teamwork element of the game sporting taglines, “Communicate and work together!”, “Share items and abilities in 30+ Levels!”, and “Stack up in a totem to overcome obstacles.” It also showcases more gameplay, and a Moldorm-like boss we haven’t seen before, so check it out after the jump!

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Short and Comprehensive Tri Force Heroes Overview

 The staff over at Pocket Gamer has been playing through an early copy of Tri Force Heroes and has amassed a short yet comprehensive guide to give an overview of the early stages of the game before you pick up your copy on October 23rd. The guide takes you through what the game is about, how to play without two friends readily available, how progress saves when playing with different groups, how much the game feels like a main series Zelda title, its balance of action and leisure, the ingame shops, online play quality, its competitive elements, and its overall impression. To see the list visit Pocket Gamer, or read a summary of it after the jump!

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New Tri Force Heroes Trailer Voiced By Princess Styla Herself

IMG_2796 In a new five and a half minute trailer for Tri Force Heroes, the plight of Princess Styla is detailed by the woman herself. After describing her curse, she explains that she needs heroes to get her style back and that players can join up with friends or anyone online. The number of dungeons, the use of items, and other gameplay elements are briefly covered. Then Styla introduces Madame Couture, the use of outfits, and the colosseum mode. During all of this you’ll be treated to her quirky comedy and prissy shrieks, so check out the trailer after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Which Is The Best Ganondorf Fight?

Choque_espadas_Link_y_Ganondorf_TPThroughout the Zelda series, we’ve seen Link duke it out with Ganondorf on several occasions- each fight with its own means of strategy and mechanics. However, there are a couple that I would like to show off, as they are -no doubt- a couple of my favorite boss fights in video games. But of course, that led me to also wanting to hear about your opinions- so after I’m done showing these fights to you guys, I’d love to hear what your favorite fights are, right after the jump! (Some Spoilers Ahead?)

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Never Before Seen Link Render Confirms Twilight Princess HD?

IMG_2678 Nintendo has changed its layout in video game retail stores to have 3DS and Wii U sections merged into one complete Nintendo section. As part of this process, it has sent banners with iconic Nintendo characters on them to be displayed above the new sections– one character being Link. This render of Link is not from any existing Zelda game, which begs the question, where does he come from? Nintendo isn’t likely to make a new model just for a banner, so is this Link official art from Zelda Wii U or possibly a confirmation of Twilight Princess HD?

Take a look at the new Link and watch Youtube’s HMK discuss the unique characteristics of and possible explanations for this model after the jump!

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Tri Force Heroes will be Playable at EB Expo

EBEXPO15_Logo Unsurprisingly, we have more news about Tri Force Heroes! This upcoming multiplayer 3DS title will be playable at the EB Games Expo in Sydney, Australia. The expo runs from October 2nd through the 4th and tickets are available here; it will include a number of playable upcoming games and unreleased content, as well as a large fan community and cosplay competitions. Tri Force Heroes is not Nintendo’s only displayed game at the Expo as Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Star Fox Zero, and Yo-Kai Watch will also be playable.

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New Tri Force Heroes Weapon and Screenshots

IMG_2662.JPG Today the official Japanese Legend of Zelda Twitter account graced us with more screenshots from Tri Force Heroes. These photos show Link sporting a new costume that will assist him with water related obstacles and attacks. The tweets also mention a new weapon, a Water Rod that allows Link to summon pillars of water, and the photos suggest this can be used to defeat Octoroks that attack from the water’s surface. With the game’s release less than a month away, the anticipation is really beginning to build. Get your dose of hype by checking out the pictures and official tweets after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: What New DLC Could Make It Into Hyrule Warriors Legends?

Hyrule_09-11-15_001When Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U still reigned, a total of 4 DLC packs released, including new Adventure Mode Maps, New Characters, and sometimes even New Modes. With Hyrule Warriors Legends releasing, it’s been detailed already that it will include all previous DLC- and there may even be more on the way. But the question is, what could it be? Now that we’ve knocked some characters and themes out of the way, it will be somewhat difficult to find the right DLC sets to develop and release. But as usual, we all have our ideas, so let’s talk about them after the jump!

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Live Action Legend Of Zelda Trailer

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 9.08.36 AMEver wonder what The Legend of Zelda would look like on the big screen? Ever finish a Zelda game and sit back and say; “Wow, that would make an awesome movie”? You are definitely not alone! Many other fans out there have wondered the same thing, and a few have even endeavored to find out. One such group is the YouTube channel, Ideas For Hollywood. The channel is the brainchild of a group of brothers with a passion for movies, film making, and sharing ideas on games, books, and cartoons that they think would make spectacular movies. So far the team has worked on turning three epic stories into live action trailers to give you an idea of what they would be like on the silver screen. Their latest project is a trailer based on The Legend of Zelda, where you can get a glimpse at the inhabitants of Hyrule and their plight to save the land from the evil that is threatening to destroy it all.

Head past the break to check it out.

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Sad Toy Cats Temple Theme Cover

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.00.16 PMSad Toy Cats is a musical project based out of New York that has performed many different covers inspired by several of Nintendo’s most beloved games, such as Super Mario Bros., Earthbound and many from our very own The Legend of Zelda. Their latest cover is based on the Temple theme from Zelda II on the NES. Head on past the break to give it a listen.

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Hyrule Warriors Legends will Have Stereoscopic 3D, Amiibo Support, and DLC

hyrule-warriors-legends-art In an interview with 4Gamer, Hyrule Warriors Legends Producer, Yosuke Hayashi confirmed that the game will make use of stereoscopic 3D visuals but only on New Nintendo 3DS systems. He also confirmed that all DLC characters from Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U will be immediately available on the 3DS and that everything from the Wii U version of the game will be in Hyrule Warriors Legends except for Challenge Mode. A code will also be included with every copy of the game that unlocks Tetra, Toon Link, and the King of Hyrule on the Wii U version.

Additionally, Hayashi said that Amiibo are planned for use with this game but gave no further details, more characters have already been planned for later reveal, and DLC are being considered if there is enough fan demand. For more details from the interview, hit the jump!

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Five of the Best and Quirkiest Fan Made Zelda Games

zlamp The best video game franchises always have the best fans– and therefore the best fan made games. We’ve seen many a fan made Zelda game strewn across the internet; some are altered versions of cannon games, and others are total originals. Whatever the case, most are memorable and unique adventures. Youtube personality, ConnerTheWaffle recently published a video in which he discusses his Top 5 fan made Zelda games, citing some for being an interesting new perspective of a classic game and others for being downright ridiculous.

See if your favorite made the cut, after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Do You Prefer The Light World or The Dark World?

zeldaYour journey’s throughout the Zelda titles have mostly taken place in the Light World already, as it’s just simply Hyrule.  However, in a few Zelda titles, there also exists a Dark World (but I’m pretty sure you guys knew that already).  The Dark World belongs mostly to A Link To The Past, where Link travels between the Light and Dark World in order to complete certain objectives.  Both worlds have their own fitting theme, with altered terrain and music that very well suits their appearance.  So the question I’d like to ask you guys is, which do you prefer?  I’ll be talking about it a bit further in here, so if you’d like to check it out, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!

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Zelda Dungeon Exclusive Interview with Legends of Localization Creator Clyde “Tomato” Mandelin

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Do you remember your first Zelda game? For most of us born in the 80’s it was the original Zelda of Legend for the NES. We were dropped into a vast field with nothing but the game’s instruction manual to guide us. We went on an adventure through Hyrule, and took all in all of the lore as it was given us. But have you ever wondered just what might have been lost in translation? As children it probably didn’t occur to us that this wonderful game started in another country, but as we grew older and the world became smaller, some have started to wonder if maybe the old man really did tell Link “It’s dangerous to go alone, take this!”
Well, professional translator Clyde Mandelin has wondered that exact same thing, and has taken the Famicon version of The Legend of Zelda apart with a fine tooth comb. He has used his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture and applied it to the Japanese version of the game, comparing how he would translate the dialogue to how it was commercially localized. He calls this project Legends of Localization. Until now, this project has only been available online, but soon will be available to purchase in book form! Hit the jump to find out more, and read our exclusive interview with the man himself, Clyde Mandelin, as he talks about his journey into translating The Legend of Zelda for the Famicon and organizing his work into a wonderful book that is a must for any Zelda fan! Read more…