Posts in category: Publications

Masahiro Sakurai shares his thoughts on what he calls the “DLC scam”

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 11.59.20 AMEarlier this week we shared with you some of Masahiro Sakurai’s thoughts on DLC in relation to Super Smash Bros., these thoughts came from his most recent column in Famitsu. Now Source Gaming has provided a completed translation of Sakurai’s latest column. The translation really helps to give us a better idea of where Sakurai is coming from with the upcoming DLC as well as his personal thoughts on what he  calls the “DLC scam” and how the gaming industry in general deals with it.

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Zelda Merchandise at the Secret Nintendo Headquarters Store

photo (15) Did you know that the Nintendo of America headquarters in Redmond, Washington has a super secret employee/invitation only store? Let me just say that I most definitely did not! It’s bad enough that I have already been dreaming of visiting Nintendo’s headquarters both here and in Japan all my life. Now that I know there is a store where employees can buy awesome Nintendo goods, I am so jealous!

Brian Altano from IGN talks about it in a short video, in which the introduction was filmed right in the lobby of Nintendo of America. No cameras were allowed inside the building, but he does show off some of the goodies he was able to make out with. No surprise to us there are a few Zelda items in the lot!

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Game Informer Interviews Eiji Aonuma About Majora’s Mask and Personal Hobbies

Majora's MaskThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was released two weeks ago and is one of the most unique games in the franchise. Game Informer recently had a chance to interview Eiji Aonuma about the production of Majora’s Mask, as well as ask some questions about the lore and mechanics of the series as a whole. However, Game Informer also had the opportunity to grill Aonuma about other topics, such as his hobbies outside of video games and what games he enjoys playing on consoles not made by Nintendo. Some of his answers may surprise you!

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The Man, The Myth, The… Fairy Wannabe: Tingle’s Origins

tingle2057020x20428 If you love the Legend of Zelda series, then you know who Tingle is. The middle-aged man whose vehicle of choice is a balloon attached to his back. Tingle first appeared in Majora’s Mask on the N64 and appeared in quite a few Zelda games proceeding that; specifically Oracle of Ages, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, and he is part of the Majora’s Mask DLC of Hyrule Warriors. Tingle also makes minor appearances in Phantom Hourglass as a poster on the wall of Mercay Island’s bar, in Spirit Tracks as statues in both Hyrule Castle Town’s shop and Linebeck III’s shop, and in Skyward Sword as a doll in Zelda’s room at the Knight Academy. Kotaku recently had an interview with Eiji Aonuma on how Tingle ever came to be. Check out what Nintendo’s top Zelda creator said, after the jump!

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Cover for ‘The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide’ is Beautiful

MM3D-Perfect-GuideTHUMBThe cover for “The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide” book, published by Famitsu is a thing of beauty. Famitsu’s Perfect Guide series’ additions are the end all be all of guide books, but unfortunately this one will only be released in Japan. It contains detailed charts and maps for Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as guides to understanding the three-day cycle, and directions on where to find heart pieces and stray fairies. Hit the jump to see the cover up close!

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Compiled Reviews of Majora’s Mask 3D

fairy-and-skull-kid-background-for-majora's-mask-2015 The reviews are finally in and Majora’s Mask 3D has not met with a terrible fate! Though the game releases next Friday in most countries, critics were able to get their hands on advanced copies and they were not disappointed, well most weren’t. Metacritic compiled a list of the reviews done thus far, and out of more than thirty reviews only eight gave the game a rating of less than 90 out of 100. Some of the most reputable review sites had nothing but positive things to say about this 3DS remake of an N64 cult classic.

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Viz Media to Release A Link To The Past Comic

Viz-Media-A-Link-to-the-PastViz Media, known for its English publications of titles such as Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist, has announced that they will be publishing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic that originally appeared in Nintendo Power. It was first published in January 1992 and ran for 12 issues until December of 1992. The series was then adapted into a graphic novel for both American and Japanese audiences in 1993. Hit the jump for more details and how you can pre-order your own copy.

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‘Ocarina of Time Stands in Majora’s Mask’s Shadow’ According to IGN Editor

IGN-LogoIGN Editor and UK podcast regular Alex Simmons has posted an article discussing how the new Majora’s Mask remake has swayed his opinion on his favourite Zelda game! Previously an Ocarina of Time fanatic, Simmons explains how Majora’s Mask 3D has become his favourite Zelda game of all time. Make the jump for this promising opinion on the upcoming 3DS Zelda title!

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IGN Video – This is What’s in Hyrule Warriors’ Majora’s Mask DLC

hyrule-s-11IGN have recently posted a video outlining the new content we will see in the Majora’s Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors. This very informative video covers everything you need to know including the new playable characters, adventure mode, alternate costumes and more. It is a must watch for Hyrule Warriors‘ fans, so hit the jump to find out more!

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Game Trailers Pop Facts: Secrets of the Wind Waker

wind-waker-HD1It’s no secret that Zelda games frequently reference their predecessors, and finding these easter eggs is just one aspect that makes adventuring in a Zelda game so rewarding. The latest episode of Pop Fiction, a weekly show about game facts, takes to the Wind Waker to find some hidden references you might not know existed. Take a look at the video after the jump.

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IGN’s Zelda Wii U Rewind Theater

IGN-LogoAfter the recent Zelda Wii U gameplay reveal from Nintendo at the Video Game Awards, IGN editors Jose Otero and Marty Sliva have taken a closer look at the footage, picking out specifics and theorizing on possible narratives for the game. Make the jump to check out their in depth analysis!

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Pop Fiction Examines the Deku Butler’s Son

Deku_Butler's_SonOver at GameTrailers there is a new episode of Pop Fiction examining the sad story of the Deku Butler’s son in Majora’s Mask. Over the decade and a half since the release of the game, players have been frustrated at their inability to help the Deku Butler restore his son to life, or to send his soul on to a peaceful end. So, can this little NPC be resurrected? Hit the jump to see the episode.

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Zelda Makes Its Way Onto IGN’s Top 125 Nintendo Games List

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To celebrate Nintendo’s 125th anniversary as a company, IGN have released a special video showing their list of the top 125 Nintendo games ever made. As expected, Zelda is mentioned frequently in the video, making it into the list with almost every game in the series. Take the jump to see which Zelda games take which positions, and which games didn’t make the cut. Read more…