monopoly-mobile-logoNintendo has released prototype pictures of their upcoming Zelda-themed Monopoly game. They have also set the release date for August 21st, 2014. There have been no new details given on the actual content of the board game, but another Zelda product has been listed by the game’s distributor.

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SSWhile trying to find an art style for Zelda Wii U, Nintendo experimented with various art styles in HD, some of which were art styles that had been used for past Zelda titles. As you may know, The Wind Waker‘s visuals were found to have a significant improvement, leading to the production of The Wind Waker HD. Now, the people on YouTube channel Nintendo Life have done similarly by testing Skyward Sword‘s art style in HD, and have since prepared a video that demonstrates how an HD remake of Skyward Sword could look.

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Gust_BellowsMasahiro Sakurai has posted yet another Zelda-related Super Smash Bros. screenshot, and this one has some very interesting points. Apparently, the Gust Bellows from Skyward Sword will be an item, but looking at what Sakurai left as a caption, perhaps there are more cool things to be seen in the near future.

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Fan-Made Animation of Fi’s Dance

KevMarch 24th, 2014 by Kev

FiWhile Fi hasn’t been one of the most well received characters in the Zelda franchise, she did have some decent scenes in Skyward Sword. Her final scenes is one of my favourite parts of the game. On several occasions during the events of Skyward Sword Link learns songs that allow him to enter the Silent Realm. While learning these songs, Fi dances to the music and it makes for some great scenes and YouTube user Musetrigger has created a gorgeous video of Fi dancing.

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Top Five Zelda Combat Systems

KeatonFebruary 22nd, 2014 by Keaton

ALBW StalfosEveryone’s favorite swordsman, Link, has mastered many tricks over the years. From humble 2D beginnings and a strange side-scrolling sequel, the Zelda series has grown into the third dimension and, most recently, a portable homage to the past. As such, the combat has taken on several different forms, for better or worse. Nearly every time Link again wields the Blade of Evil’s Bane, it is in a decidedly different manner from the last. But which games did it best?

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Nintendo Spain Favourite Zelda MomentsA couple of days ago, Nintendo of Spain posted a video on their YouTube channel which compiled some their favorite moments from the Zelda series over the years. The video is a compilation of the best moments chosen by the fans.

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BeetleIt seems as though Nintendo is being quite secretive about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS. It seems as though once a new character has been announced we don’t hear anything else for a weeks or even a few months. However, it seems as though the character roster isn’t the only aspect of the upcoming games that is changing. A recent Miiverse post by series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai has shown that the Beetle from Skyward Sword will be included in the new Smash Bros. games.

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Innovation in Zelda: Past and Future

edufishJanuary 19th, 2014 by edufish

Zelda Sequel imageOne of the problems with popular video game franchises lately has been the tendency to repeat old successes without taking any risks. Major franchises have churned out a similar product year after year, without any major advances to the form. Has Zelda fallen into the same trap? Hit the jump to hear more!

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Zelda Artist Exposition: Gahiko

LukeSaturnJanuary 18th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHey guys! Zelda Artist Exposition is back! On the off chance you noticed an absence of these editorials the past few weeks, I apologize. Briefly falling ill, combined with a vacation, created some unfortunate circumstances every time I tried to write. However, things should be back to normal. Anyway, that is not important, but the art is! If you do not know about this series, although you can probably guess what it is all about, it is a series I created to feature great artists of Zelda artwork that I write every other week. Suggestions are more than welcome in the comments. This week’s artist is Gahiko.

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Milk Bar Mornings: Fire Dungeons

MaanavLinkJanuary 15th, 2014 by MaanavLink

Milk Bar logoWelcome back to another issue of Milk Bar Mornings, a weekly block where we analyze songs for their story and technicalities. Since it is so cold outside here, I thought there would be no better way to get nice and warm than listening to themes for some of the hottest places in the series, the fire dungeons. Fire dungeons have played a major role in the series, appearing in nearly every game in the series. The dungeons often include fire bursting out of the ground and shaky bridges over pit of lava. Numerous games in the series have featured these dungeons in Death Mountain, a mountain that occasionally is portrayed as an active volcano. So let’s hit the jump to see what dungeons we will be looking at today!

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SocratesWhat is it that controls our respective destinies? Do we have a choice in where life takes us, or is every chapter of our lives mapped out, fated to follow one singular path despite our feelings of our own freedom? Questions like this have plagued the philosophical world for centuries, and The Legend of Zelda is a franchise where the debate is prevalent. Do the people of Hyrule and its many parallel countries have a say in their futures, or did the goddesses devise a plan for the world that would undoubtedly play out the way they had designed? Hit the jump to see how this philosophical conundrum plays out in a myriad of ways in the different games!

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Dr. Link: Diagnosis of Characters #4

TylerJanuary 12th, 2014 by Tyler

drlink To start, I would like to say thanks for all the positive feedback I am getting with the series! Last week we looked at the fairy man, Tingle, who had many problems and a diagnosis I was not expecting.

This week I am going to look at a newer character, one from Skyward Sword. He is really quite scary. A feminine male who wears tights and likes to lick people with his unusually long tongue. He has major mood swings and is somewhat violent when he lashes out.

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Gate_of_TimeOne of the things for which the Zelda games are known is the creative design and gameplay of many of their titles. Probably the most famous twist of game design is their recurring utilization of time travel. Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask and Skyward Sword are all games which have incorporated time travel into their storylines. However, although these games are extremely popular, the fact still remains that along with the benefits and new ideas presented by this new mechanic, gaping holes in the game’s continuity arise with the introduction of this concept. Hit the jump to find out why!

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Zelda Motion ControlsSkyward Sword introduced a brand new way to fight enemies with its 1:1 motion controls and was met with excitement and criticism across fans of the series. The next installment is planned for the Wii U and could have an updated version of what we saw in Skyward Sword. But should it? Hit the jump for more!

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Would You Rather: Edition VIII

RabbitJanuary 2nd, 2014 by Rabbit

Would You Rather (compact)Hello and welcome back to Would You Rather! I hope you all had fantastic celebrations this holiday season and that you all repeatedly stuffed yourselves with delicious kitchen confections. Last week we talked about the races, and hopefully you still feel comfortable with your bets after opening all your gifts. If you missed out or would like to change your mind, you can find last week’s edition here. Keeping with the underlying theme of this season, I think it’s time we discussed something a tad more serious and thought provoking. A mark of a hero is his/her giving nature and willingness to sacrifice a normal, happy life for one filled with sorrow and struggles. However, some folks would be more willing to choose the life of the hero, or are more able to see the value in it, than others. Hit the jump to check out this week’s awesome match up!

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