Should Future Zelda Games Have a Time Limit?

Joe GajewskiAugust 17th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

tumblr_mb7e7uLH0W1r300b1Most of the games have a common theme; rescue the princess, gather the Triforce, etc. And that’s great! People want to fight for Hyrule! But somewhere through the journey, people are bound to lose the drive to keep going. The ability to fail, get back up again, and try again, might make some people more lax toward the plot. Knowing that the world will have to wait until you can beat the temples kind of takes off some pressure.

However, I believe that an ultimatum is key to keep someone playing.

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The Art of Guide Writing

Mases HagopianAugust 17th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

Hyrule-Warriors-Heart-ContainerWe’ve been hard at work on our Hyrule Warriors Guide over the last few days and we hope to have it complete by the time the game releases here in the United States next month. As we’re crafting the guide, we’ve been talking among the staff about how exactly we’ve wanted to comprise this walkthrough. Unlike our Wind Waker HD Walkthrough, A Link Between Worlds Walkthrough, or any of the other Zelda games that have involved lots of puzzles, or at times the game was unclear as to where you had to go, none of that seems to be an issue with Hyrule Warriors.

In fact, looking at many of the gameplay videos that have popped up, Hyrule Warriors seems to be one of the most hand-holding Zelda games that I’ve ever seen. Not to say that it’s an easy game, as difficult sliders can make the combat very challenging. However, almost at all times an indicator on the map is blinking, which screams to the player what you can or need to do. It’s going to be quite rare that a player simply doesn’t know what he’s suppose to do.

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Hyrule Warriors at Sydney Comic Con

Richard SaltmarshAugust 17th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

OCC-games2014-607x284 Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros and much more will be at this years Oz Comic Con in Brisbane and Sydney Australia. What does this mean for us in the States you might ask? Well not much unless you like to travel. It does mean that my friends in the bush will get there hands on a couple of this years most anticipated drops for Nintendo.

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More Details From Hyrule Warriors Art Book

Mases HagopianAugust 17th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

Hyrule-Warriors-Art-BookThe folks over at Nintendo Everything have posted a handful of brand new images from the Hyrule Warriors Art Book that is now available in Japan. With it comes a ton of new information and Nintendo Everything has organized it very well in a bullet point fashion. Go ahead and make the jump to check out all the new tidbits, as well as a few of the images.

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Big Bosses in Hyrule Warriors

Richard SaltmarshAugust 16th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

Ganondorf_in_the_Hyrule_Warriors_E3_TrailerWelcome all to the article of gigantic magnitude and some big spoilers. I am here to share with you a video that should wet your pallets, at least till you get your hands on Hyrule Warriors. Imagine this, all the bosses you have been waiting to see all in one place. The big, the scary, and the ones with a lot of teeth, im talking to you Imprisoned.

Read on for more big baddies.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: SeaboardBlue

LukeSaturnAugust 16th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everybody! This is another installment of Zelda Artist Exposition—the series where I feature a Zelda fan artist. The goal is to boost the recognition of their talents. Suggestions for features are always welcome; just leave a comment. The artist of the day is SeaboardBlue.

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robin-y-zelda-williams-nintendo-3dsRecently, we’ve covered the petition to name an NPC in a future Zelda game after Robin Williams. The petition has gained significant momentum and as of this writing, is nearing 100,000 signatures. Yesterday, Nintendo confirmed that they are aware of the petition and issued a response to Polygon concerning the matter.

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A Link to the Past Guide Receives Upgrade

Mases HagopianAugust 16th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

Ice-PalaceWhile we are preparing for the release of Hyrule Warriors, we’ve had a renewed invigoration to help improve some of the game guides for the older Zelda games. In particular our A Link to the Past Walkthrough has long been in disarray, with half the guide being in an updated format, and the later chapters being in an archaic format that I wrote all the way back in 2003. This is the oldest piece of content from the website still remaining and it’s about to be completely updated.

I’ve recently updated three chapters, including Skull Woods, Gargoyle’s Domain, and the Ice Palace. We’ll continue working on this guide over the next few weeks.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 4.51.00 PMIf there’s one aspect of Hyrule Warriors that has been in the dark for a while, it is the soundtrack! Fans can now take a listen at this 25-minute combination of several soundtrack segments from the game; GameXplain has recently added part two and three, so listen to your enjoyment!

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Darksiders Link Character Model

Mases HagopianAugust 16th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

jaime-garcia-1newlink2Outside of the Zelda series, Darksiders is right up there as one of my favorite gaming franchises. It’s fortunate for me as the two franchises have a lot of similarities and the Darksiders developers were huge Zelda fans.

It’s clear that while only Darksiders II reached a Nintendo platform, the audiences do have their fair share of overlap. Once such person is freelance artist Jaime Garcia, who has recently put together a model Link, made in the Darksiders universe. It is quite a sight to see and has my mind spinning. You can see a previous to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to check out some sweet images.

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majora's mask 3D Recently, a rumor has surfaced that Nintendo may be working on some sort of remaster to be released in 2015, which could very easily be a Zelda title. The rumor has come from Twitter, and just may have some weight behind it.

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zelda1004-610So a lot of fire has been growing around the petition to put the late Robin Williams in the next Zelda game. Some people have asked to have him as the King of Hyrule while others want the petition to be put down all together. One thing is for sure, Robin Williams loved Zelda so much so he even named one of his daughters after the Princess.

As of this post, the petition has already surpassed the 85,000 mark. So with that I ask, do you think naming a Zelda character after Robin Williams is a good idea?

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zelda3dsxl618pxhedimgTo some, it may be no surprise that both Legend of Zelda 3DS titles, Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds currently remain on the Top 10 list of of best selling 3DS games to date. According to a Nintendo’s latest Press Report, both games combined have sold over an astounding 2.48 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Check out more of the report after the jump.

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Legend of Zelda Shirts for Sale

Richard SaltmarshAugust 15th, 2014 by Richard Saltmarsh

fc,220x200,white.u1Do you like Link? How about the feel of soft cotton on your back? Well have I got a deal for you. Purrdemonium on the website has some shirts for $24.89. As well as other items of everyone’s favorite green fairy boy. Fear not, shirts are not all they sell.

For more amazing items please read on.

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New Hyrule Warriors Content Distributed in New DLCs

Colonel-MajoraAugust 14th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

bq-aclmcmaam0mgAn image off Twitter has brought up some interesting rumors about Hyrule Warriors. The Nintendo eShop had a label talking about some optional content that we are probably going to get in DLCs in the future!

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