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Two Upcoming Zelda Titles Land In Famitsu’s Most Wanted

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 7.56.13 AMThis week, Famitsu released the results of its latest most wanted games charts. All votes were cast between November 5th and the 11th, and two different Zelda titles landed in the Top 25. The upcoming title, Hyrule Warriors Legends came in at #14 with 220 votes. Not all together a bad spot considering it has already been released for the Wii U, it would seem as if all of the newer content that will be added for the 3DS version is getting people excited. Although I am slightly biased as I would have preferred to see it in the Top 10, but that mainly stems from the fact that I find myself much more excited for this version than I was for the Wii U version. The next upcoming title to land its place in the most wanted charts is the yet unnamed Zelda Wii U, this game didn’t fair as well as it landed in the #23 spot with 177 votes, but considering this isn’t the first time we see this title in the most wanted, and it still doesn’t have a set release date, I would say it is not a bad showing. Its nice to see that a game that has been delayed is still able to inspire attention and desire from fans, though that emotion from gamers can be fleeting, and I definitely do not want to see fans loose interest because it took too long to release! What are your thoughts? Do you agree with where each title landed in the most wanted charts? What game are you most excited for? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo Everything

IGN: The Wind Waker, From Hated to Cherished

wp-1-1920x1080 Admittedly, when The Wind Waker was released back in 2003, I was not a fan. My first look at it was as a twenty minute demo on the Zelda Collector’s Edition my siblings and I got for Christmas when I was ten. At the time, I had just finished playing through Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask–my second and third Zelda games ever–and the concept of a ‘Toon Link’ was so bizarre to me, the switch in worlds so monumental that, as a ten-year-old, I irrationally decided to reject the game entirely. It wasn’t until I was much older and the HD remake was released that I decided to give the game another chance, and found that I actually really liked it. In fact, it has, up until this point, become one of my favorite Zelda titles and I find myself replaying it every four-six months; almost as much as I replay Ocarina of Time.

Beyond the jump is a video where the guys at IGN explain this common occurrence throughout the fanbase. That, in the last twelve years since The Wind Waker‘s initial release, fans have converted from hating the change in Zelda’s direction, to absolutely adoring it and eager for more re-releases of favorite Zelda titles.

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New Details On Linkle Discussed In Famitsu

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 10.51.07 AMFor some of you the addition of the character, Linkle might have come as a surprise and if not a disappointment to you. But if I may be honest, for me I am quite excited. Although many of you might be thinking that I am excited for the wrong reason. For me, it actually has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she is a girl, I am simply excited about a new character addition — If I may be completely honest though, her weapons are pretty sweet too! I want to learn more about who she is and how she fits into the lore and storyline of the Zelda universe. Who is she, and what exactly is that thing she wears around her neck? Just yesterday we showed off some scans that came from this week’s Famitsu and featured a multi page spread dedicated entirely to Hyrule Warriors Legends. Within the glossy pages there was quite a bit of information shared about Linkle herself and how she fits into the story. We now have some translated information from that very article, so jump on in past the break and check it out.

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Famitsu Shows Off Linkle In The Latest Hyrule Warriors Legends Scans

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 10.55.36 AMThis week’s Famitsu scans feature many familiar faces from Hyrule Warriors Legends, one of which is the recently confirmed character, Linkle. In the spread we get a chance to check out some of the characters moves, and weapons, including an almost 2 page spread dedicated to Linkle herself. We get a closer look at her dual wielding crossbows and fighting technique. We also get to see a little bit more of the fierce foe, Ganon in all his evilness. Jump on in past the break to take a look at the glossy pages of this week’s Famitsu scans.

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Farming For Rupees In Tri Force Heores

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 11.29.56 AMTri Force Heroes has been out now for a little over a week and if many of you are like me, it has become a small obsession to gather rupees and materials so that I can have ALL of the costumes in the game. This is a pretty time consuming feat and the team at IGN might have come up with a much better solution, all you need is the Rupee Regalia outfit which you can secure after completing the Ice Cavern. This is a pretty sweet way to secure yourself countless rupees and a time saver too! If you are looking for more tips and tricks for maneuvering your way around Hytopia, check out our Tri Force Heroes Walkthrough! Head on past the break to check out Michael at IGN and the Rupee Regalia outfit!

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Is Now the Right Time for Twilight Princess HD?

lrn Despite Tri Force Heroes just having been released and Hyrule Warriors Legends swiftly heading our way, some Zelda fans already have their eyes set on the rumored Twilight Princess HD. There are good pieces of evidence supporting the possibility of this game being released on Wii U fairly soon, but nothing has been confirmed. Nevertheless, the Zelda community can’t stop talking about it. Thus in a recent Podcast, IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat asked a question that struck me, “Do We Really Want Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Right Now?” In my opinion, it’s too early to be remaking this game, but IGN had some different ideas.
Watch the Nintendo Voice Chat panel’s discussion after the jump!

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IGN: Will Tri Force Heroes Make You Hate Your Friends?

ZeldaTF_Art1.0.0Tri Force Heroes has been out for long enough for many to have tried out the multiplayer mode, whether online or local, and many are going on the mindset that they do not like playing with strangers, so they instead go through the adventures with their friends only. Though, will these people still be friends after all is said and done? Nintendo is no stranger to making multiplayer games that make people hate eachother during gameplay, for one reason or another. Is Tri Force Heroes different? IGN has a discussion on the subject.

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Aonuma Plans A Surprise Twist For Zelda U’s Open World

2557861-zelda_001Boy, these days, are we clawing and scraping for Zelda Wii U news of any kind. trailers, screenshots, artwork, A TITLE – anything would be nice. Thankfully, Aonuma is willing to talk about the game a bit to popular sites, even if he doesn’t say much. IGN had a chance to ask him about the game, and he apparently has some plans we are not expecting for the new open world everyone’s been asking for!

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New Tri Force Heroes Famitsu Scans

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 12.48.05 PMIn this week’s Famitsu issue, Tri Force Heroes is one of the highlighted games with an 8 page spread. The pages show off a few different characters in the game, some of the costumes, as well as all the different areas, weapons, and a few bosses. The page layout seems reminiscent of the issues of Nintendo Power back in the day when strategy guides didn’t exist, and the internet was not what it is today, and the glossy pages of that magazine was the only access you had to information. I love the fact that Famitsu keeps this alive today, and with Tri Force Heroes launching tomorrow Im sure your greedy little eyes would like nothing more!


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Aonuma Briefly Talks About 30th Anniversary And Zelda U

zelda_wii_u_eiji_aonumaYesterday Famitsu magazine teased us with an upcoming interview with Eiji Aonuma and a few others where they sit down to talk about Tri Force Heroes, a brief discussion about the Zelda franchise’s 30th Anniversary, and the upcoming Zelda title for the Wii U. The moment many of us heard the news our minds started to wander about what the “brief” conversation about Zelda U would be about! We all know that the Zelda Symphony is continuing next year with new songs from Tri Force Heroes, that the 30th Anniversary of the Zelda series is next year, and that Zelda U is also slated for release as well. But I think most of us would like some more concrete information, like an actual name for the game and an actual release date too! Alas it seems as if both of these desires might continue to elude us as Nintendo continues to hold this information very close to the belt. In a small excerpt from the interview Aonuma did ask for our faith and patience in reference to Zelda U, which I believe most of us Zelda fans will continue to grudgingly have.

“We’re doing our best. Everyday we improve it bit by bit. It is something that requires plenty of time, however, so please believe in us and wait.”

Head on past the break to see what else he had to say.

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New Zelda Wii U Information Landing In November From Famitsu

Zelda-wii-u-link-720-820x420According to a recent post on Famitsu’s website, an upcoming issue landing in November will contain a large spread of several The Legend of Zelda topics. The article will consist of an interview with Eiji Aonuma, Shiro Mouri, and Hiromasa Shikata. The trio will discuss the newest addition to the Zelda franchise, Tri Force Heroes as well as briefly discuss Zelda games for the Wii U, Zelda U, and the 30th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise, which happens to be in 2016! This announcement from Famitsu opens up a barrage of questions, like what kind of news could we be hearing! Will it be something simple like the fact that they are still working on it, or could it be a major announcement that they will rewarding our patience with a deluge of Zelda goodies for 2016 to honor the 30th Anniversary? The speculation is endless, and I know we will all be waiting impatiently for that November issue of Famitsu to release, so stay tuned! What are your thoughts on this announcement? Tell us what you think in the comments!

Source: Famitsu (via: YouTube)

Famitsu Reviews Tri Force Heroes

coverThe launch of Tri Force Heroes is just days away, and many of us have now had a chance to try our hand at the upcoming title in this past weekends demo event. But that only gave us a snippet of what the game will actually be like! In last weeks Famitsu magazine, four different writers shared their thoughts and impressions of the game, as well as their overall review scores of 9,9,8, and 8. Some of them where fascinated by the “totem” mechanic and what impact it had on gameplay and puzzle solving, while another felt that the item collection for creating new costumes was a great way to keep you playing the game.

Jump in past the break and check out what they all had to say!

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Explore Tri Force Heroes’ Lovely Kingdom of Hytopia

IMG_3065 In a recent Tri Force Heroes gameplay video, IGN explored the game’s fashion capital and each of its lovely shops. The video starts off in the castle at the heart of Hytopia, in the room where the dopples remain when not in use, and the town tour begins with Madame Couture’s shop where the IGN player orders a Zora Costume. The tour then proceeds to the Photo Bro shop which is essentially a Miiverse portal. And on to the Daily Riches shop that players can visit once a day to choose one of four treasure chests in the hopes of opening the one that contains rare material. An open-air Item Shop that sells basic as well as rare materials is also briefly visited. To check out the chic town of Hytopia for yourself; watch the video after the jump!

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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