There has been so much new information coming out abut Twilight Princess HD as of late that I feel as if every few moments I am squealing like a child! This time the squeal came the moment I saw this new trailer uploaded onto the Nintendo Deutschland YouTube account. The new trailer shows off some pretty awesome things about the upcoming Twilight Princess HD. Not only do we get confirmation on the recent rumor about the Wolf Link amiibo unlocking a new dungeon (here called, the “Cave of Shadows”), we also see how Midna and Wolf Link will have to battle their way through enemies, as well as learn about what the other amiibo will offer our hero. Will your hand have the courage to seek power? Jump in past the break to find out!
With the release of Twilight Princess HD so close we can almost smell the amiibo there are still a lot of questions about just what will be added to this remake. I’m sure many of us will take a lot of joy exploring Hyrule to see any extra hidden details that have been put in (especially the new Twilight Cave) but, even then, there are plenty of things from the original that are difficult to complete (I’m still missing a few poe spirits). Amazon.com is offering a 40% discount on the Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Guide which will be released the same day as the game, March 4th. It contains everything you want to know about the game from where to find all the collectables to dungeon maps. This is a limited edition so once they’re sold out, that’s it. Click here to go to the Amazon page and pre-order your copy or $23.99. For us in the UK, it isn’t on offer at the moment but can still be pre-ordered from here.
Every Zelda game has its own interesting way of progressing through the journey- be it obtaining Spiritual Stones, obtaining instruments, and so forth. For Skyward Sword, it became an extremely nerve-wracking experience due to the trials known as the Silent Realm. There were a few in there, but even though it may only be a few, that doesn’t make them any less terrifying (if you don’t know what you’re doing from the get-go). It makes me wonder; would Nintendo ever think of implementing a similar trial series into future Zelda games, possibly even Zelda U? I’ll explain how it goes further on, so be sure to hit the jump for more info!
This week’s Famitsu scans are now available and among the glossy pages is even more images of both Twilight Princess HD and Hyrule Warriors Legends! Some of the latest leaks that we reported on are stemming from these very scans and with both game’s release dates just around the corner we have been seeing quite a bit of information come across in the last week or so, and I would imagine its only going to heat up more and more as time draws nearer! Great way to start what I have dubbed The Year of Zelda!
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Last week we shared with you a rumor of some possible details surrounding Twilight Princess HD and its amiibo functionality. The rumor came from a product listing on Amazon France, and discussed the functions that the Wolf Link and Zelda amiibo would unlock in the game, it also referenced a new dungeon that would be available in the HD version called, “The Twilight Cave”. Now we have some new details that have seemed to have emerged, although at this time they have not been 100% confirmed. The new information comes from a supposed Famitsu leak from the latest issue that discusses the new dungeon as well as additional details of amiibo functionality.
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Tri Force Heroes was a game that pretty much came out of nowhere. Many people had mixed feelings about the game, was it just something to keep us busy while Nintendo continued working on Zelda U? Most of us have played the game by now and I can say with honesty that I enjoyed the game. It was quite unusual in terms of the classic Zelda formula. Gameplay wise it played very similarly to Four Swords and Four Sword Adventures, although the game focused more on teamwork than competition. While the game may not be the same as most other Zelda games, I think it was still a pretty solid entry into the series. The whole multiplayer centric idea really worked, and even though there was the occasional troll, I had a pretty good experience playing online. So what do you guys think, is Tri Force Heroes really a worthy game to add to the series?
In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share with us their opinion on the topic. Please feel free to leave your own opinion in the comments. Read more…
If you are not familiar, papercrafts are an increasingly popular craft on the web where one downloads and prints a set of foldable paper parts, cuts out, folds, and glues them all together, forming any number of hollow paper figures. Gamers often love to make papercrafts of their favorite characters and creatures, and YouTuber SuperRetroBro decided he wanted to make a timelapse of him building a papercraft of Hyrule Warriors’ Sheik. And boy did he succeed! Seeing the tall, detailed final figure come together is amazing.
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In a recent YouTube video by Zeltic, he listed five things that Zelda U could learn from A Link to the Past. The first point was to make the introduction sequence short and simple. The next point was to have the perfect difficulty that was not so hard that it made you want to throw the controller, but not so easy that you would breeze through it. He felt that the game should have lots of dungeons like A Link to the Past did. Another point was to have upgradable items such as the boomerang. His final point was to have a world that makes the player think in terms of where to go and how to get there.
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The launch for Twilight Princess HD is less than two months away, Nintendo has taken to its official Japanese Twitter account for the Zelda series to help focus some attention on the upcoming remake. The artwork for the twitter page was also updated, featured alongside with three very familiar characters from the game, Link, Midna , and Malo are all shown in the latest artwork released and Malo even makes an appearance in the Tweets too! The Official twitter account sent out several tweets starting with an introduction from Eiji Aonuma himself.
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In next week’s issue of Famitsu magazine, a special code will be offered that will allow fans to download a Ghirahim inspired costume for use in the “My Fairy System”. This is one of the newest element to Hyrule Warriors Legends, where players will be able to grow and develop their fairies to become quite effective partners to use in battle. Each will have their own special abilities and attributes depending on how you have “raised” them. The exclusive costume will supposedly not be available anywhere else and will allow for a special skill that will increase your fairies magic effects. Stay tuned for more details next week!
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In a recent video by TiLMENDOMiNATiON he showed a side by side comparison of Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS and New 3DS. The main difference was with the frame rate, with it being noticeably lower on the 3DS version of the title where it got quite jittery in parts, the New 3DS version was not perfect but held up much better. The Wii U version of the game will always perform better but you will have a smoother experience playing it on the New 3DS
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There is a lot of talk these days about the morals behind games getting more and more expensive, but often having a lot more content made into purchasable DLC. This discussion has reached the Zelda fandom with Nintendo’s decision to put a new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD, which is unlocked with the Wolf Link amiibo. This is a very similar situation to having DLC, and many feel like it is not fair to players. Is this a wrong move on Nintendo’s part? Is it okay for something as big as a dungeon to require buying one of these figures?
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With the release of a demo on the Japanese eShop for Hyrule Warriors Legends recently we have see some information come across about how the game runs on a regular 3DS, but how does it fair on a New 3DS? since the launch of the upgraded machine there have been several new release games that have been clearly impacted in terms of their ability to run on the regular 3DS, and this just might be another one. Yesterday, we shared a video that showed off some gameplay from the Japanese demo and now we have one to share with you played on a New 3DS, jump in past the break and check it out.
The new episode of Mases Mart is now available, with this one covering many topics including discussion of Zelda Remakes, Link’s Tunic in Zelda Wii U, the future of Zelda on the 3DS, and much more. As always, you can send in your questions for next weeks mailbag by posting in the comments below. Also, thanks to Sam Williamson for creating the thumbnail image to the left that will be used for future mailbag videos.
For those that remember the original Twilight Princess HD announcement from last year’s Nintendo Direct, Reggie Fils-Aime noted that Nintendo was “offering the game’s official soundtrack as a pre-order bonus”, though they showed no CD. Those that went and pre-bought the game afterwards through Amazon, Best Buy, or any other outlet likely did not see the soundtrack CD listed as an added feature of their purchase, but it must still come with it, like Nintendo said, right? Well, Gamestop has posted their pre-order page, along with the first look at what is likely the soundtrack, but they claim it is exclusive to them. This is odd, as Nintendo did not mentioned such serious exclusivity. Also, the disk is titled “Sound Selection”, and nowhere does it say that it is the actual “soundtrack”, so there is a slight possibility that this is something totally different. Time will tell what happens regarding the soundtrack CD, but until then, check out the details, and a picture, after the jump.