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Skull Kid And Phantom Ganon Details From Hyrule Warriors Legends

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 7.45.22 AMYesterday we shared scans from Hyrule Warriors Legends of both Skull Kid and Phantom Ganon from a recent article in Famitsu Magazine. Now we are getting more details about both characters as well as some gameplay functionality. Some of this might be new information to those of you that are not as familiar with Skull Kid and Phantom Ganon, but for some of you most of this will not come as all that much of a surprise. According to the Famitsu, Skull Kid is a demon-like little imp that although can be violent at times, and has a fondness for pranks, he still has a special place in his heart for his friends. Phantom Ganon on the other hand has no fondness for friends and is shown wielding great magic and dual swords.

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Skull Kid And Phantom Ganon Will Appear In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Skull_Kid_Artwork_(Majora's_Mask)In this week’s issue of Famitsu Magazine, it has been revealed that Skull Kid will be a playable character in the upcoming title, Hyrule Warriors Legends with his very own Ocarina and a fairy by his side! That isn’t the only news we have to share, according to Famitsu we will also be seeing the return of Phantom Ganon as a boss in the game! Could this be the new details that had been teased about the game last week? Since Hyrule Warriors Legends isn’t set to release until 2016, stay tuned for more details!

Source: Nintendo Everything

Hyrule Warriors Legends Screenshot Analyses from GameXplain

gx As most of us are probably aware, the most recent issue of Famitsu published with a number of Hyrule Warriors Legends screenshots showcased within it. We covered all of the new features present in the visuals, but GameXplain has pulled some further insights from the issue’s translation and detailed them in a recent video. The analysis goes into detail about the Helmaroc King’s attacks, what the game’s story may be about, and how the new Golden Ocarina will communicate with the Owl Statues. Take a look at the video after the jump!

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New Details About Tri Force Heroes

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 7.37.15 AMIn the latest issue of Famitsu magazine out this week in Japan, there was quite a bit of Zelda news. We have already shared with you the fantastic scans of Tri Force Heroes and Hyrule Warriors Legends from the magazine, along with a few bits of information. Now, we have a little more to add about some of the characters and items found in Tri Force Heroes. We already know a little bit about the story behind the game and some of the characters we will encounter in our journey, but lets take a moment to recap. We have a very fashion forward kingdom full of people that love fashion and their princess. An evil witch curses this beloved princess who is forced to wear a unitard that covers her completely and cannot be removed. The King of the land, so distraught with this terrible situation calls upon the “Legendary Hero” to defeat the evil witch and break the curse. We will encounter many characters and weapons along the way to save the cursed princess, some we have already seen in the Japanese trailer and screenshots that have been released, but head past the break to see the full breakdown of characters and weapons and a few of the items from the game.

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Hyrule Warriors Legends Famitsu Scans And New Information

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 7.24.10 AMThe latest issue of the Weekly Famitsu is out in Japan and it is full of new Zelda related goodness. We have just shared with you some scans and bits of new information on Tri Force Heroes and now we have some more news about Hyrule Warriors Legends to share too! We have already shared with you about a few details that were leaked early pertaining to Toon Link being added to the game, and Helmaroc King being there as well. But now we know a little more about each character and the possibility of adding new characters along the way.


Head past the break to check out the latest scans of Hyrule Warriors Legends and some new information.

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Tri Force Heroes Famitsu Scans

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 6.42.47 AMThe Weekly Famitsu magazine is out in Japan and inside it has featured several upcoming games, including Tri Force Heroes. Within the pages that discuss the upcoming title we are getting a glimpse of several different characters, a little more about the backstory of the land as well as our heroes role in saving the princess. There is also much more on the “totem” ability and how the heroes will use it do get through areas and battle foes. We even get a few images of some costumes and weapons as well as their functionality.


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Toon Link Will Be A Playable Character In Hyrule Warriors Legends

SSB4_-_Toon_Link_ArtworkDuring this past E3 we learned that Koei Tecmo was working on a 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors dubbed, Hyrule Warriors Legends. This new version of the Wii U game was said to have additional content such as playable characters and more story from The Wind Waker. With the announcement that the new title would be playable at the Tokyo Game Show happening on Sept. 17 – 20 it was only a matter of time before we saw some new information coming out. This week’s issue of Famitsu has now confirmed that Toon Link will be playable in Hyrule Warriors Legends. He won’t be available in Legend Mode, however you will be able to play him in any other mode. Toon Link will also be able to be transferred over to the Wii U version of the game. Famitsu has also reconfirmed that Tetra and the King of Hyrule will be available also, and it would appear that Helmaroc King will be there as well.

We are sure too see much more information coming out of the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, so stay tuned!

Source: Famitsu (via: Nintendo Everything)

New Item Revealed For Tri Force Heroes In IGN’s Gameplay Footage

N3DS_TLOZ-TriForceHeroes_illustration_05In the past few days we have been sharing several different videos of new footage for the upcoming Zelda title, Tri Force Heroes. Most of the gameplay footage has centered around the newest area revealed in the game called Snowball Ravine, and now we have a video that shows off a new item from the game. IGN has uploaded a video to their You Tube channel that shows off the newest item, called the Fire Glove and takes you through many puzzle solving adventures with Red Link and his trusty Fire Glove. Could this be the same Fire Glove that the Red Link appears to be holding in some of the images, cover art and videos for the game?

Head past the break to check out the video, but be warned their might be spoilers ahead!

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Could We See a Release Date for Zelda Wii U Soon?

the-legend-of-zelda-wii-uAccording to some speculation from the folks over on Master Herald we might be getting the release date to Zelda Wii U very soon. In their recent article they mention that due to the upcoming release of Triforce Heroes, Nintendo can begin focusing solely on Zelda Wii U and with the previous promise that the game will in fact be released on the Wii U and not a new console, then we should see a release date from Nintendo in the near future. The article also touches upon the ways the game might be seen negatively from fans. In that the mix of hype and constant delays might let fans down or only prepare them for disappointment when the game is eventually released.

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Zelda U Ranks In Famitsu’s Top 20 Most Wanted Games

Zelda002Famitsu is a gaming centered publication in Japan that has weekly, monthly, and special editions that range from many different topics, all pertaining to video game related news and information. The Weekly Famitsu is widely considered the most respected and most read magazine in Japan. Each week Famitsu shares a list of “Most Wanted Games” based on votes that are cast during a one week time period, and since the beginning of this year the upcoming Zelda title for the Wii U has ranked amongst its Top 20 most wanted titles. Ranging from the #12 spot to currently sitting in the #17 spot this title continues to gain votes and appears to be keeping gamers attention. This makes me wonder how long can that last? Currently, we have no release date, no additional information, and we have not seen any new footage since The Game Awards Show last year. Since the release date is still listed as TBD from Nintendo all we can currently do is hope we will see Zelda U release in 2016 — and get a proper title! Are you still excited about the game? Does it hurt a title to know about it too much in advance, could the hype possibly ruin it for the fans? I myself am trying my best to stay slightly indifferent in the matter, although I am not sure I am succeeding. I know I want a good Zelda game, and I am content to wait patiently for that to happen. What are your thoughts? Are you still excited about Zelda U, or are you trying to stay away from the matter and just be excited whenever we get some new information? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Majora’s Mask 3D Ranks #3 In Top 100 Games Sold In Japan So Far This Year

majora's mask 3DIn the latest issue of the weekly Famitsu magazine, a list of the Top 100 games sold in Japan for the first half of 2015 has been published. The list includes the 100 best-selling games sold between the timeframe of December 29, 2014 thru June 28, 2015, not including digital sales but bundles and download cards bought at retail are included. According to the results compiled The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D landed in the #3 spot among all 100 games sold for the first half of the year. Considering that Majora’s Mask 3D released a few months after the title that took the #1 spot and that it’s a remake of game that is now 15 years old, that is pretty exciting! Once again proof of one of the reasons we Zelda fans continue to hold a great love for the series, the games really do stand the test of time!

What do you think about a remake landing in the Top 3? Are you a purist and prefer the original to the remake? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: NeoGaf (via: Nintendo Everything)



Tri Force Heroes Picks Up A Gamescom Award 2015 Nomination

thelegendofzeldatriforceheroes_preview_1We recently shared with you that Tri Force Heroes would be playable for European fans at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The event is happening this week and now we have heard that not only will fans be able to experience this upcoming addition to the Zelda franchise, but that it has now also picked up a nomination for a Gamescom Award! Gamescom 2015 has announced its nominations for a total of fifteen different categories and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has snagged a nomination for “Best Mobile Game” this includes iOS, Windows, and Android. There are a total of three different games competing in this category; The Airbender and Torchlight are the other two titles nominated. The winners will be announced on August 7th, so stay tuned!

Source: IGN

How The Legend of Zelda Became a Smash Hit

hoa IGN’s YouTube series, History of Awesome, held a roundtable discussion about the success of the original Legend of Zelda. The facilitators hit upon its being one of the first games to adopt an open world concept, Miyamoto’s inspirations when creating it, the sense of community that came from needing to look to others for help finding secrets and items, its lack of a solid narrative, and of course its golden cartridge. They also touch on the impact of the Legend of Zelda both at the time of its launch and in the world of modern gaming. Hit the jump to listen to the table’s insights regarding our beloved series’ founding game!

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Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid Spotted At Wonder Festival

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 1.32.14 PMWonder Festival is the worlds largest figure festival that takes place twice a year in Japan, once in winter and once in the summer. During the winter event Good Smile Company announced the Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid and recently we caught a glimpse of what the prototype of the Nendoroid looked like. The Summer Wonder Festival was held in Chiba, Japan on July 26th and during that event Good Smile Company showed off what the finished version of the upcoming Link Nendoroid will look like. Don’t get too excited yet though, as we still have no release date or pricing information to share, and if you are anything like me… I can’t wait to find out!

Head past the break to check out the full size image of the upcoming Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid.

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Game Informer: Non-Hyrule Worlds in the Legend of Zelda

Dark World610The Legend of Zelda series is known for its several iconic elements, with the majority of the games featuring the vast world of Hyrule. We know currently that Triforce Heroes, the new Zelda title for the 3DS, will not take place in this legendary setting. Additionally, Zelda U has not confirmed the setting of Hyrule, so it is entirely possible it will feature a different world. Game Informer published an article discussing the other worlds present in Zelda games, showing the relationship to the timeline and other elements. Hit the jump for more! Read more…