Posts in category: Twilight Princess

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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Is Zelda Wii U a Mistake for Nintendo?

zelu With the recent Nintendo Direct confirming Zelda Wii U’s release on the Wii U console in 2016, many have been wondering, what about the NX? Nintendo has been reluctant to share more information about it, but Forbes contributor Paul Tassi sees no other option for the console than a 2016 holiday release. Therein lies the problem, if Zelda Wii U releases in fall of 2016 for only the Wii U it will be disastrous for sales once the NX launches. The best solution for this case would be to adapt the game for both consoles, but the NX likely won’t make use of a gamepad, so this offers up more problems than solutions.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the NX’s launch, the fate of Zelda Wii U is still unwritten, but much will be speculated after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Which is the Best Zelda Game to Watch Someone Play?

004_2 As a girl who grew up with a twin brother, I was typically either his player two or his backseat driver when it came to video games. In Zelda, I’d nag him if he passed mindlessly by a torch puzzle (even if it just gets you rupees, why not do it?), I’d cheer him on during boss battles, or I’d scold him for harming a poor cucco that never once did him wrong! I had some great times watching my brother play Zelda, so I came to wonder what my fondest Zelda-spectator memories were. I figure the best Zeldas to watch are the most visually and auditorily pleasing, the funniest, or the ones with deeper plots. Take a closer look at my experience as the player two in a traditionally single-player series after the jump!

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Thoughts on Twilight Princess HD

tpbaAs all of you know by now, an HD remake of Twilight Princess, creatively titled Twilight Princess HD, was announced on Thursday with a release date set for March 4th of next year. With the release of the game, it will mean that four out the five 3D Zelda games, a staggering eighty percent, will have been remade. Personally, I find that to be a bit excessive. The last thing I want to do is kill someone’s hype for a game, so if you are personally excited for Twilight Princess HD, I recommend you not read this article.

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HMK Twilight Princess HD a Remake or a Remaster?

WiiU_ZeldaTPHD_scrn_02_bmp_jpgcopyYouTuber HMK is certainly well-known for bringing the hype when necessary, but since Twilight Princess HD was officially announced, it seems he is ready to pump out videos about it, and join in the excitement about what may be different between it and the original. This time around, he is discussing whether the game is something to be referred to as a “remake” or a “remaster”.

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Twilight Princess HD Boxart and Screenshots

tpbaI No doubt many of us are excited for March 4th– the day when we’ll be able to hold in our hands the coveted Twilight Princess HD for the very first time. But as with any HD remake, some things have changed, one such thing being the game’s boxart. Instead of the traditional Wolf Link and Link split side view, we’ve got a couple more of our beloved characters donning the cover. True to the HD label as well, the game has received a visual upgrade and we’ve got the screenshots to prove it. See the new boxart and screencaps after the jump!

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Twilight Princess HD Bundle Now Available For Preorder At Gamestop

91NSBpYl4QL._SL1500_Yesterdays Nintendo Direct has left many of us Zelda fans feeling a tad bit overwhelmed, and for those that are also overall Nintendo fans with the prospect of very empty wallets in 2016. With the announcement of Twilight Princess HD yesterday many of you are probable clamoring to secure yourself a preorder! Gamestop has just opened up preorders of the upcoming HD bundle on their website. Act fast as you know this bundle will only be available for a limited time! Remember you will also be receiving the game soundtrack as a preorder bonus as well. Good Luck!


Source: Gamestop

(UPDATED) Twilight Princess HD Officially Announced, Along with a Wolf Link Amiibo, and a Small Zelda Wii U Clip!

41tFd61gHCLWell, we all saw it coming! Twilight Princess HD, which had already been unofficially confirmed through hacks of the eShop, has been announced in the Nintendo Direct! But what’s more, is that there will be a new amiibo coming out for it of none other than Wolf Link!

Plus, the trailer has a short clip hyping up Zelda Wii U right at the end of it!

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HMK: Twilight Princess HD Meant to Distract Us From Zelda Wii U?

twilight-princessA while back, YouTuber HMK made a video during the more speculative stages of the Twilight Princess HD rumors. We already know that this game is going to happen – it is almost 100% guaranteed, really – so that is a mystery solved, but the video he made is more focused on why Nintendo actually decided to remake Twilight Princess. Zelda Wii U is obviously in a dry state in terms of news, and has a LONG way to go until release, so maybe Nintendo is trying to draw our attention to something else.

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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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Gossip Stone: Could the Legend of Zelda be Adapted into a Classic Horror Flick?

hf1 In anticipation of the wonderful celebration of Halloween, I have been watching copious amounts of classic horror films– mainly The Omen, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and my personal favorite, the Michael Myers’ Halloween series. With all the frights I’ve been experiencing, I’ve pretty much got the cheesy-horror-formula and tropes down pat. That being said, I figured why not see if I could merge my two great loves and fit The Legend of Zelda series into the confines of a scary movie? To see how I’d turn our beloved series into a behowling thriller, hit the jump!

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New Link Render From Nintendo Briefing Causes More Speculation About Twilight Princess HD

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 7.36.21 AMNintendo just wrapped up its latest financial results briefing  and although many topics were discussed such as their first mobile game launching in 2016, amiibo sales and availability, as well as the announcement of their new rewards program, nothing has sparked as much debate as the image shown. In the image, surrounded by other familiar faces is our green clad hero Link is in a pose very much reminiscent of his pose from Twilight Princess. Link also appears to look very similar to an image that was captured in some of Nintendo’s updated marketing for retailers, that we reported on back in September. What could this possibly mean? Are we all just jumping the gun here or has Nintendo basically confirmed that we will be seeing a Twilight Princess HD next year? However Miyamoto did just say at the briefing that Nintendo will be “far more aggressive” with its various IP’s so maybe their is much hope for all of us Zelda fans around the world! What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.

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Nintendo Wants To Know What Do You Want To Ask The Developers Of Tri Force Heroes

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 10.27.02 AMNintendo of America has sent out a request through their official Twitter account, asking fans what would they like to ask the developers of the upcoming title, Tri Force Heroes. Fans can participate by voting on which of a list of fifteen questions they would like to ask the developers of the game, and using the #ZELDATRIFORCEHEROESQ1, etc in their responses. From the list of questions there are things like; What was your inspiration, and why can players only communicate with visual icons? Some of the questions are pretty good and many of us have been asking a lot of them pretty much since the title was first announced! Head on past the break to take a look at the full list of questions.

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Rumor: Twilight Princess Icon Found In Wii U eShop

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 8.59.18 AMTwitter user NWPlayer123, an individual known for data mining games such as Splatoon recently posted about a conversation that she had with another individual about something odd they found in the Wii U eShop. Supposedly a title ID for Twilight Princess was found within the Wii U eShop, although at this time it is unclear whether this could be just a re-release of the original game or a new HD version supposedly only the icon was recovered. There has been no official statement from Nintendo on the matter so we will keep you up to date on future developments. What are your thoughts, would you like to see Twilight Princess return? If so, would you prefer a re-release of the original or an HD version? I personally would love to see this title re-released in HD! Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter (via: Nintendo Everything)