Posts in category: Zelda Wii U

Nintendo Wants Zelda U To Give Fans The “Best Zelda Experience”

Zelda002E3 came and went this year with no new information about Zelda for the Wii U. During an interview with IGN, Reggie Fils-Aime tried to quell fans fears by sharing that although they chose not to show off any new footage it was only because they wanted to focus on what would release in the near future. Im not sure that it had the desired effect, as most fans are still quite skeptical as to when we will actually see the title’s release. Their has even been some speculation that it won’t be releasing for the Wii U at all, but on the upcoming NX console. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo, Scott Moffit sat down with iDigitalTimes to discuss a few things about a couple of heavily requested titles and Zelda U was one of them. Although no specifics about the release date of the game was given, it would seem as if Zelda U is not just at the forefront of fans minds but Nintendo as well.

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Gossip Stone: Should Heavily Themed Dungeons Remain a Part of the Zelda Series?

wt In games like Ocarina of Time, designating a specific element to each dungeon made perfect sense because each corresponded to a Sage of said element. In many Zelda games a similar pattern is followed, either by having the player collect element specific items within the temples or placing them in provinces that bear the same elemental traits as the dungeon residing in it. This made receiving and using specific weapons in each temple viable, but with a new age of nonlinear open world Zelda games dawning, can and should this gimmick remain a staple of the series?

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Fans Create Petition To Immortalize Iwata In Zelda Wii U

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 10.16.59 AMWith the sad news of Iwata’s passing so fresh on our minds, many of us are trying to find ways to share our thoughts and feelings about the loss we have in our hearts. Even here at Zelda Dungeon we felt it cathartic to get our thoughts down and share them with the world in this week’s ZD Talks. There has been such an outpouring of love and sadness we have seen throughout this whole week that you can really see the amazing legacy Iwata leaves behind. His memory will live on in all who knew him and in the fans that so selflessly give their hearts and souls to this legendary man. Some of these fans have created a petition to immortalize Iwata in Zelda U and in just a few days it has gained over 3,000 supporters! The petition is going straight to Nintendo with the words, “We will never forget”.

Head past the break to learn more, and the link to sign the petition.

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Gossip Stone: What Kind of Zelda Wii U News Should We Hear Next?

2558029-zelda_003Nintendo had the chance to show us a Zelda Wii U trailer at E3, but even though they apparently had a full trailer ready to reveal, they opted to keep it to themselves, after only recently announcing the game’s delay to 2016. This has left us frustratingly low on Zelda Wii U news and knowledge. There are several possible conventions and conferences in the days ahead where Nintendo could suddenly show off more news about the game, but while we are all wondering when we’ll see new footage, we must also think about what in-game content should be shown.

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Monolith Soft Is Willing To Help Out With Zelda Wii U

zelda-wii-uRecently Game Informer had a chance to sit down with the Director of Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tetsuya Takahashi and the Director of Nintendo’s Software Planning and Development group, Genki Yokota to discuss key learnings from this latest project. During the course of the interview the topic of Zelda U came up and the fact that Monolith Soft had helped on Skyward Sword. Both Takahashi and Yokoto weighed in on the learnings from creating a massive game like Xenoblade Chronicles X and that those learnings and feedback is always shared internally as they have a great partnership with Nintendo. With their openness and willingness to participate, one could only wonder what Zelda U might turn out to be with their involvement.

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Reggie Fils-Aime Talks to Gamespot About Zelda Wii U

Reggie-PuppetYesterday, Gamespot posted their interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, talking about upcoming games spoken of during the Digital Event, and asking about his thoughts on the overall conference. Early in this interview, Gamespot asked about Zelda Wii U, and why it was not shown at the conference.

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Reggie Discusses Why Zelda Wii U Is Absent From E3

Zelda-wii-u-link-720Although we all remember that fateful day Miyamoto told us we would not be seeing Zelda Wii U at E3, I think most of us had our fingers crossed that it was just another clever little trick and Nintendo was toying with our emotions (sigh). But now that E3 has almost come to an end, I think the sad truth is finally sinking in. There will be no Zelda Wii U for us! In an interview with IGN, Reggie Fils-Aime discusses the decision to exclude the title from this years E3 and to help clarify some of the rumblings happening in the Zelda community about whether we will even see the title in 2016. Follow on past the break to see what he said.

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Gossip Stone: Should there be an Actual Economy in Zelda?

rfr In the fantasy world of Hyrule, not much concedes to the restrictions of reality. But with Zelda Wii U’s shift into open world gaming, it wouldn’t be unthinkable for a more real economy to present itself. Modern open world games are sometimes more realistic than what the Legend of Zelda is used to, and adapting the series to fit around a true economy is one way for it to be more realistic without damaging the integrity of its fantasy elements. Fluctuating item pricing and availability due to supply and demand or the socioeconomic state of a shop’s location could add more structure to the economy.

Though this may change the usual abundance of rupees in Hyrule, it could also allow for Link’s different interactions to improve his chances of earning money or paying lower prices.

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Zelda Wii U Contains the Longest Day and Night Cycle in a Zelda Game

htw One bit of information about Zelda Wii U that was “leaked” by a Nintendo Representative was the idea that Zelda Wii U would have different enemies at night than it would during the day. This in-game day-to-night progression is nothing new to the Zelda series and was shown in the Wii U title’s gameplay trailer, so YouTube game analyst Zeltik with the help of Commonwealth Realm took things a step further and examined the evidence supporting and the implications of possibly the series’ most extensive day and night cycle.

He claims that the internal clock of Zelda Wii U contains a longer cycle than that of Grand Theft Auto V and Witcher 3, it may even run on a real-time 24 hour cycle! Hit the jump to see his analysis.

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Gossip Stone: Will We See Anything Zelda-Related at E3 2015?

caballoA few months ago, Aonuma announced in an update video that Zelda U was not only delayed (so to speak), but also that it wasn’t going to make it to E3 this year. I’m sure the majority of you were all bummed, while maybe a few others accepted the fact that waiting longer will make the game better (I know I’m in that boat). However, regardless of how we all feel of the situation, there is a chance we’re still getting something Zelda-related at E3. But the question is; what might it be…? Beyond this point I’ll talk about why there’s a chance, so if you’d like to check it out, delay no further and hit the jump!

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Hyrule Warriors and Wind Waker HD Rank Among Nintendo UK’s Top 10 Wii U Games

aw Once again The Legend of Zelda series has proven its prestige in the Nintendo community by landing both of its current Wii U titles on Nintendo UK’s “Top 10 Wii U Games” list. In May, Nintendo UK asked fans on Twitter what their favorite Wii U games were, and Zelda fans new and old made their choices known. In the end, The Wind Waker HD took fourth place and Hyrule Warriors snagged the third place spot. Seeing as the Zelda games were only bested by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8, third and fourth place is impressive indeed. To see the rest of the list and Nintendo UK’s favorite Zelda tweets, hit the jump!

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Check Out This Amazing Custom Zelda Wii U Link Amiibo!

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Still sad about the apparent news that Nintendo will not be showing Zelda Wii U at E3? Allow me to attempt to partially quench your sorrows with this amazing Zelda Wii U custom from Amiibo extraordinaire PixelCollie! Make the jump to check out the awesome modification of Link from the Smash Bros. series.

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Zelda Wii U Plot Rumors and Possible E3 Appearance

caballo The Zelda fan-base was collectively vexed when Nintendo made the announcement that Zelda Wii U would no longer be released in 2015 nor be shown at this year’s E3, but Nintendo may be applying a bandage to at least one of these sore wounds. Zelda publication The Hidden Triforce was tipped off by a GameStop employee who overheard his store’s Nintendo Representative spilling fact after fact about Zelda Wii U, and amassed a nice list of rumors. The game is said to be compatible with several Amiibo, will not place Ganondorf as its main antagonist, and will be shown at E3 with a trailer and official art.
That’s only a taste of these rumors, devour the rest after the jump!

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What Majora’s Mask Could Teach Zelda Wii U

zelda-wii-uWith Zelda Wii U one of the more highly anticipated games for Nintendo’s home console and little information regarding it, many have begun speculating on the latest title in the series. Some have questioned if Link will be a female in the latest title, others aren’t too sure about the art style quite yet, while others wonder how much content will fill the seemingly massive game world. While speculation and opinion circulate amongst fans, Kenny McDonnell has come to a rather succinct conclusion to what the upcoming Zelda should be. Oh, and he uses Majora’s Mask 3D as the foundation for this conclusion.

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Will Nintendo Announce Any Zelda Related Information For E3

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 2.31.08 PMNintendo of America has stated that they will make an announcement as to their E3 plans tomorrow at 9am PST. The news came across as a tweet with a picture of the hooded figure you see “training” for E3. For us at Zelda Dungeon we can’t help but wonder, what will be in store for our green-clad hero during this year’s E3? Nintendo has already said that they will not be discussing Zelda Wii U, as well as their plans for the NX, and mobile gaming. So what does that leave all the Zelda fans left to hope for? Nintendo has been known in the past to pull things out of their hat at completely the last minute. So even if we don’t hear any Zelda related information announced tomorrow I will still remain hopeful… if not a little doubtful. There are still a few possibilities for getting some Zelda love at E3 as Nintendo has also mentioned that they have several games yet to be announced for 2016.

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