Zelda News

Majora’s Mask 3D Gameplay Reveal

Ethan HuntNovember 5th, 2014 by Ethan Hunt


It looks like we are going to once again meet with a terrible fate. A brilliant, terrible fate. That’s right, Majora’s mask is getting the same 3D treatment as Ocarina of Time! Make the jump to check out the gameplay segment shown in Nintendo’s most recent Direct, in which Iwata talks about the game over some footage from the highly anticipated and demanded remake.

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250px-Hyrule_(Ocarina_of_Time)It has been reported at NeoGAF that Nintendo has applied to trademark the term ‘Hyrule’ in Japan, Europe, and the United States. This of course has led to some speculation as to why; or why now in particular. Hit the jump for the details.
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Screenshot_6Popular Nintendo advocate and Zelda fan Isaiah TriForce Johnson recently announced in an exclusive interview with Nintendo Life that he will be creating his own Youtube series called the Order of Time. The series is dedicated to expressing his very own alternative timeline theory.

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Nintendo Life Interviews Hyrule Warriors Team

Joe GajewskiSeptember 11th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

miyalink Nintendo Life interviewed the Hyrule Warriors development team, getting some enticing new information on the upcoming addition to the Zelda family!

Make the jump to hear what they said!

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Nintendo e-Shop “Super Smashing Sale”

Joe GajewskiSeptember 5th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

nintendo woohoo In yet another Nintendo e-shop update, the store put up an incredible offer promoting the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game! This week, the Zelda characters are in the spotlight for the discount.

Hit the jump to find out the details!

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Nintendo UK Hyrule Warriors Page Now Online

Joe GajewskiSeptember 3rd, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

uuklink The Nintendo site for the UK has created a page dedicated entirely to Hyrule Warriors! It contains everything we know about the game up to this point, so hit the jump to find out more!

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Hyrule-Warriors-OoT-27With Hyrule Warriors release in Japan, we’ve been gaining a lot of information and footage the last few days.  And with Hyrule Warriors’ release drawing near North America, we’ve been ever-so impatient to get our hands on the next installment of the Zelda Series.

Recently, footage showcasing Link sporting his Ocarina of Time Costume has been uploaded via YouTube, and you can see it after the jump.  I think we’ve all been waiting for the chance to watch Link wiping out hoards of enemies in his classic attire.  Pre-ordering the title at Gamestop will score you his Ocarina of Time Costume, along with Princess Zelda’s.

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Hyrule Warriors Prima Guide Details

Michael FreemanAugust 7th, 2014 by Michael Freeman

hyrule-warriors-guideUp until now, details have been scarce concerning what would be included in the official guide for Hyrule Warriors. However, Prima Games has opted to disclose information on everything that will be included with the guide, should you choose to purchase it. Are you curious about its contents?

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Sheik’s Gender Confirmed by Nintendo

Michael FreemanAugust 6th, 2014 by Michael Freeman

SheikAlways a hot topic amongst Zelda fans, Sheik’s gender has been discussed since the character’s debut in Ocarina of Time. However, Nintendo’s own Bill Trinen has decisively put the argument to rest with a statement that clarifies Sheik’s gender. So, what’s the verdict?

NOTE: If you have yet to beat Ocarina of Time and want to avoid any spoilers, you might want to shy away from the rest. Otherwise, hit the jump to find out! Read more…

Third NicoNico Livestream Incoming

Davis RojasJuly 31st, 2014 by Davis Rojas

anothernicoNo less than a day after the second NicoNico livestream for Hyrule Warriors, a third comes up out of nowhere to surprise us. The stream shall be featured on Friday August 1st. This time, NicoNico has spared no time in announcing what will be featured on this livestream.

Check out the times after the jump.

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hyrule-warriors-logoThe latest trailer of the upcoming Hyrule Warriors from Techmo Koei has finally surfaced today at E3. This time we get a look at the gameplay of Princess Zelda, Midna, and Impa. We even get a few glimpses at some of the items they get to use in game and a few special moves. Keep watching because near the end we get a chance to see yet another familiar face.

Jump inside to check it out for yourself.

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First Zelda Wii U Trailer and Trailer Breakdown

SkyruleArcherJune 10th, 2014 by SkyruleArcher


About 20 minutes into the Nintendo E3 Digital Event today, Mr. Eiji Aonuma announced some of the new principles of the new Zelda game, as well as discussing the conventions of Zelda.

Hit the jump to see the video, along with shot by shot explanations and theories.

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hyrule-warriors-logoAccording to the Nintendo Official Twitter Account today there will be absolutely no voice acting in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors. Instead they will maintain the same voices that have been traditionally used for Zelda games.

Jump inside to see what they had to say.

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E3 p-8pThough it’s a bit of a long shot to expect Nintendo to reveal anything huge about an upcoming Zelda game at this year’s E3 presentation, we’re all hoping to see something exciting from the Big N in June. Of course, anything good about Zelda would be icing on the cake, but we’ll have to see how it pans out. Hit the jump for more!

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download (1)If any of you are familiar with the popular game Minecraft then you know that it’s a creative building game that allows players to create constructions out of textured cubes. One Minecrafter is a also a fan of our favorite game. YouTube user Mini Jimbo went through the tedious task of placing blocks in such a way that they make sounds when they fall a certain way and not just any sound, but the main theme from many of the Zelda games.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Untitled Following the reveal of Princess Zelda as a fighter in the latest Super Smash Bros., several discussions have erupted in the Zelda community on what to expect from her. Among the conversations is a new video from GameXplain, where Andre Segers and Tom Arnold take a look at the new screenshots, and talk about their thoughts and expectations of the Princess, Sheik, Phantoms, and more.

Hit the jump for the whole video!

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PBGYouTube personality PeanutButterGamer is no stranger to the Zelda series. He is an avid fan, and for the past three years, including 2013, he has dedicated the month of November to our favorite franchise. Although it is rather late in December, I think we can forgive Mr. Hargrave for his tardiness, as his videos are always very well made and incredibly entertaining. This time around, he has made a video explaining his top eight dungeons in the series. Hit the jump for the video!

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Nintendo DirectAs I’m sure many of you are aware, Nintendo of America has recently announced on Twitter that a new Nintendo Direct, the company’s series of videos outlining what is coming in the future from them in the way of games and hardware, will be streaming tomorrow, August 7, at 7:00am Pacific Time.  Similar to just about every instance in which Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct, they haven’t given people much time to mentally prepare for what is to come.  Despite this, I’m sure most of us are excited to discover any new tidbits of information that the company has to offer.

For speculation and Nintendo’s official tweet, click below!

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An interview with Aonuma during E3 revealed that Nintendo would consider giving Zelda a stronger role in a game, or even her own game if fans requested it enough. So, soon after that interview, a growing new Facebook page was created requesting that Zelda be a bigger part of future games. Maybe if it gets big enough Nintendo will actually start planning a game that features the series’ namesake! Hit the jump to read more about the interview and this Facebook page!

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Zelda references in new Deadpool game

Axle the BeastJuly 4th, 2013 by Axle the Beast

As some of you may know, at the end of last month, the Deadpool video game came out, starring the famous wise-cracking, 4th wall-breaking comic book mercenary. I haven’t gotten the game yet, but while watching some gameplay footage I noticed moments that were clear references to the Zelda series. The first happens while Deadpool navigates some sewers, where at one point he enters a series of rooms reminiscent of an 8-bit Zelda game, and the game switches to top-down view as Deadpool fights skeletons and the music becomes chiptuned and sounds quite a lot like a certain classic Zelda tune. The second is a later cutscene which — though it’s labeled as a JRPG reference — is clearly a spoof of 3D Zelda games and their chest-opening sequences. I’ve embedded videos of these moments below for your viewing.

Be warned, though: There is a lot of swearing and crude humor.

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The Wind Waker HD trailer revealed

JohnJune 11th, 2013 by John

For the first time since the game’s announcement, fans were treated to the first official trailer for The Wind Waker HD in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. As well as announcing the release date and the official title, Satoru Iwata revealed to us the game’s stunningly beautiful graphics, remastered in HD for the first time in Zelda history. Hit the jump to take a look!

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How hard is it to actually sing in acapella? Sure, it may seem like a breeze considering all you need is your sole voice with a good note range yet give it a try and you may find it’s quite a struggle to reach some strenuous notes. This thought is why we need to pay respect to our featured musician in this post for his unbelievable talent in mastering the art of acapella.  Everyone’s favourite Legend of Zelda acapella singer Smooth McGroove has delivered another awe-inspiring composition using only his mouth from our favourite gaming series! This time around he’s produced the beautiful piece from Twilight Princess commonly known as “Midna’s Lament” and the finishing product is an absolute must listen.

Do not miss the opportunity to listen to such a heavenly melody! Click that jump and be prepared for some of the most worthwhile Zelda entertainment trending around the gaming community!

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Zelda director, Eiji Aonuma, has confirmed in an interview with CNET that the Dark World previously experienced in A Link to the Past will indeed be making a reappearance for the game’s sequel, Zelda 3DS. Because Zelda 3DS will be placed in the same overworld as A Link to the Past, many fans wondered whether the Light and Dark worlds would make a long-awaited return. As a game-defining mechanism, this is exciting news and should come as a delight to plenty of gamers waiting eagerly to lay their hands on this much-anticipated title! Although confirming the dark and light worlds for Zelda 3DS, Mr. Aonuma made no mention as to whether this is the exact mechanic used in the original SNES classic.

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Walmart taking Pre-Orders for ‘Zelda 2 RPG’

Mases HagopianApril 8th, 2013 by Mases Hagopian

It’s fairly common for retailers to use placeholder names for games that have yet to have official announcements. Usually this isn’t really noteworthy, but in this case it’s just so bad it’s kind of hilarious. Walmart is currently taking pre-orders for Zelda Wii U, but they aren’t quite calling it Zelda Wii U. Instead, they are labeling it as Zelda 2 (RPG) (Wii U).

I kid you not, that is actually what they are calling it. Why Zelda 2? If this is Zelda 2, what is Zelda 1, Skyward Sword? They also specifically have the (RPG) tag next to it, when most recent Zelda games are usually not labeled in that genre. Is the RPG name only attached to it because Zelda 2 is associated with Adventure of Link, which was an RPG? Really the whole thing is meaningless, but kind of hilarious. Shame on you Walmart, but thanks for the laughs.

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Are you still wondering why Nintendo chose to remake one of GameCube’s greatest titles, The Wind Waker, for its most recent console, Wii U? Nintendo sure left a lot of Majora’s Mask fans isolated when revealing that this HD remake would be the next Zelda title to release and considering the original game, after 10 years, still does not look outdated many do wonder if The Wind Waker really needs to be remade.

Legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed in an interview with news publisher ABC as to why The Wind Waker was indeed the chosen Zelda game to be remade for Wii U. He explains in this interview that the visual style for The Wind Waker was a strong reason as to why Nintendo was so ambitious and details as to what they can expect this updated version to bring to gamers’ attention.

Are you interested in what Mr. Miyamoto said particularly about The Wind Waker for Wii U and why they chose to remake this Zelda title? If so, then click the jump below and find out!

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Hyrule Historia discounted on Amazon

TimothyMarch 8th, 2013 by Timothy

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia has been a worthy wait for fans drooling over the thought of an English translation for the beautiful art book. Nintendo and Dark Horse produced the publication and released it in January to widespread acclaim as it hit number one on Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers list. Though so many gamers and avid fans purchased Hyrule Historia, there are still others who are still waiting for the right time to hit so they may lay hands on this glorious history of Hyrule.

If you still happen to be sitting on a fence contemplating on whether to pick up Hyrule Historia then Amazon may have a deal to hook you into letting go of your cash! The online retailer currently has the Zelda book discounted for a reasonable price so now’s the time to act. Click the jump and read about the details regarding this discount for Hyrule Historia!

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Welcome to another segment of Timeshift Thursday! It’s great to have you join me as we discuss some of my favourite areas from past Zelda games and I would go so far as to say that this will probably be my most controversial editorial yet. I say this because I’ve read so many different opinions about this particular area and the actual Zelda title itself. Yet, I’m welcome to any comments you have about my different tastes in the Zelda series so let’s get into it!

Because almost all Zelda titles take place in the land of Hyrule, Nintendo can always be counted on to give us a beautiful Hyrule Field for Link to explore. Starting with the original NES adventure and fast forwarding all the way to Twilight Princess, Hyrule Field has been a memorable experience for players to travel in. By the time Ocarina of Time was being developed Nintendo even implemented a new method of travel, horse riding, by adding Epona to the Zelda series and giving us plenty of memories for our gaming childhood. We’re not here to talk about Ocarina of Time’s Hyrule Field, though. No, Nintendo created a greater, more expansive Hyrule Field which I love exploring to this day and hope to convince at least some as to why I thoroughly think Twilight Princess’ Hyrule Field as the greatest in the Zelda series.

Are you interested in taking a look at and sharing your opinions about Hyrule Field in Twilight Princess? If so, please hit the jump below and read my thoughts as to why I enjoy this area!

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Nintendo is planning to release its next Zelda game as an HD remake of the GameCube masterpiece, The Wind Waker, during Fall this year and already Zelda fans are wondering what the gaming giant will do to create a more unique experience this time around. Gaming site IGN has written an article detailing how they think The Wind Waker HD would be a great improvement over the original in terms of more than just the graphical side of specifications by explaining needed polishing in other key areas of this much-loved Zelda title.

If you would like to view IGN’s suggestions on how to create a better experience for The Wind Waker HD remake then be sure to click the jump below!

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[UPDATE: Eiji Aonuma announced on Miiverse that the games will be released in other territories besides Japan, but that it will take a while longer.]

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, originally released for Game Boy Color, would be heading to the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console starting next Wednesday, February 27th. The two games will price at 600 yen each and will also be available to download as a bundle for the reduced price of 1000 yen. This calculates to about US$6.50 for one or approximately US$11 for both Zelda titles in the bundle.

Oracle of Seasons and Ages will only be available to purchase from February 27th until March 20th from the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console.

Wondering if these games will be released in other territories? The answer is yes! Jump inside for the quote from Mr. Aonuma!

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Zelda Miiverse Community Launching Today

TimothyFebruary 14th, 2013 by Timothy

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced during a new Nintendo Direct presentation that a special Legend of Zelda community board will be launching on Miiverse for Wii U starting from today. This will be a special forum where gamers can talk about all things Zelda and the best part of this news is that legendary producer of the series, Eiji Aonuma, will be appearing on the discussion board at certain times during the year! What do you think of this new Zelda Miiverse community?

Stunning Zora Sapphire Engagement Ring

TimothyFebruary 8th, 2013 by Timothy

Miranda Scott, a shop owner on Etsy, has placed for sale a stunning sapphire engagement ring inspired by the “Zora’s Sapphire” from Ocarina of Time. It comes in pure 14 karat gold, either yellow or white, and would be the perfect ring for those planning to ask their loved one to join them in an everlasting bond of holy matrimony. Coming in plenty of sizes to choose from, this is the gift for your partner if you don’t mind the cost involved.

You can take a closer look at this amazing Zora sapphire engagement plus further details after the jump!

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“The Best Zelda II Cover… Ever”

TimothyFebruary 5th, 2013 by Timothy

Zelda II covers aren’t all that common to find yet this one by rock band On Being Human is quite electrifying. Their live performance of a Zelda II medley was played at video gaming event MAGfest and runs for over five epic minutes of rock goodness. On Being Human says this is “the best Zelda II cover ever” but we’ll let you be the judge of that claim!

Be sure to check out the Zelda II medley performance and let us know your thoughts after the jump!

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The Two Islands Cut From The Wind Waker

TimothyFebruary 4th, 2013 by Timothy

The Wind Waker is a Zelda game full of creativity and imagination; a game which Wii U can really show its impressive power on. The Wind Waker HD is coming out in Fall and avid fans are already looking at ways Nintendo can make this highly anticipated remake memorable. Newly released Legend of Zelda almanac, Hyrule Historia, has provided clues as to how The Wind Waker HD could be even more special than its original counterpart by revealing sketches of two creative islands which were left out of the GameCube classic. One is designed as an actual Nintendo GameCube console while the other features an island of magma and smoke, seemingly a volcano.

If you would like to find out more about these two islands left out of The Wind Waker click on that jump!

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The latest First 4 Figures Zelda statue has been announced and it is an exclusive version of the previously released Darunia Statue. The brand new Fire Sage Darunia Exclusive Statue seems almost identical to the original statue, with the main difference being that it comes with a brand new base, with the Fire Medallion serving as the base.

Judging by the base, my guess is that this might be the beginning of a brand new set of statues from First 4 Figures, perhaps highlighting the various sages from Ocarina of Time. I can see future sages being released, each with their respective medallion as the base. Priced at $209.99, it comes in at $55 more than the original Darunia statue. I’m not quite sure it’s worth that price, but for collector’s it’s another must have. This one has a very limited run of just 350 statues, so you’ll have to pick yours up soon. The statue is set for a Q2 2013 release. Go ahead and make the jump to check out some pictures of the new statue.

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Our good friends over at Zelda Universe have been given a privileged opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with our favorite Legend of Zelda violinist, Lindsey Stirling. If you’d like to have the opportunity to get to know her better then this is the interview you’d most want to see as she discusses her profession, concert details, special YouTube music videos, her love of portraying Link, and her gaming experiences including revealing her favourite Zelda game!

Zelda Universe have split the interview into two parts so be sure to check out both parts after the jump!

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