Hyrule_Warriors_Link_DL_ClothesIn theory I am not a huge fan of DLC, I mean, there is a certain cynical ‘it’s all about the money’ argument to be made against it. But in practice the idea of getting new content is pretty exciting. Right now there are four Hyrule Warriors DLC packs in the works – The Master Quest Pack available right now, a Twilight Princess Pack, a Majora’s Mask Pack, and a Boss pack. The last two at least are pretty light on details about what they contain. What do you want them to have in terms of characters, costumes, and maps? Hit the jump for the discussion.

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hyrulewarriorsI know Hyrule Warriors isn’t canon. You know it. Eiji Aonuma has said it. But, as a fan, I can’t help but wonder where it might fit in the official timeline. I have discussed it while playing, looked through the timeline for clues, and thought about it in bed. I’m pretty sure some of you have thought about it too. It is an interesting thought experiment, if nothing else: a game, if you will. Hit the jump to play along.
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Gossip Stone: Who Is The Best Zelda Villain?

Liam OrthOctober 13th, 2014 by Liam Orth

291558-36046-ganonZelda games have always had at least one villain, usually consisting with the return of Ganondorf/Ganon. But what about the ones that don’t have Ganondorf in it? Such as, Skyward Sword, Link’s Awakening and Minish Cap! Well, I think that makes for an interesting discussion. Who do you think is the best Zelda villain? And for what reason? Insanity? Pure Evil? Or even Fashion? You can read more after the jump!

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eYGZgYaSome of you might be thinking, what’s a Zelda game without any side quests? The idea of abolishing the sometimes tedious yet rewarding side quests is just out of the question, but are there too many? Although most side quests are completely optional, they’re great for anyone looking to explore and extend the content within the game while adding to their own adventure. Though not always necessary, they can be rewarding in a number of ways. Whether you find them satisfying as a good Hylian Samaritan, or decide to see them through for the sake of the reward, the task might not be worth it. Join the discussion after the jump! Read more…


Scariest Bosses/Events in the Zelda Franchise

Liam OrthOctober 4th, 2014 by Liam Orth

Link_vs._Dead_HandRecently, I published an editorial of the Best Under-Used Items Of The Zelda Franchise.  Previously, I had mentioned Dead Hand, being one of the scariest Zelda bosses of all time. I had also mentioned I would talk more about that subject at a later date. Well, today is that day. We’re going to take a look at some of the scariest Bosses/Events in the Zelda Franchise, and we’ll take a minute to appreciate the darker side of the series.

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Thoughts on Ghirahim

Mark OlsonSeptember 26th, 2014 by Mark Olson

GhirahimThough it gets a lot of hate nowadays, Skyward Sword is by no means the worst that the Zelda series has to offer. Sure, the game was linear, sure, the overworld was about as interesting as your AP American Government class, and sure, the game was incredibly padded. However, there are a couple of redeeming qualities to the game. One that I find incredibly interesting is Ghirahim.

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Ganondorf_in_the_Hyrule_Warriors_E3_TrailerIn just about every Zelda game that we have seen, there seems to be some sort of world-changing incident that rips normal life from Hyrule’s citizens and confronts Link with a depressing situation. We have seen a variety of choices in the past, but it might be time for Nintendo to start mixing it up a bit.

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__Desktop__Sleeping_Link___by_Mase_chanLink has been seen sleeping, resting and eating in several games across the Zelda timeline. Let’s take a moment to think about how life would be like for our Hero if he had real life limitations to overcome on a daily basis. Hit the jump to read more.

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Zelda has repeatedly taken on the dual-map style, with a main world and a mirrored world that is usually accessable later on in the game. It was an idea introduced early on in the series, and has reoccured several times, even making its way into the two most recent Zeldas. The style has been used in many ways, including different worlds and time periods, but is it beneficial? Is it something that has been done well, and, more importantly, should it be done again? Take the jump to look back on how its been done, and to give us your thoughts! Read more…


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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UntitledNintendo recently announced in the Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct that there will be an exclusive pre-order bonus: a download code for a costume pack. There are three packs currently available, two of which are being offered by GameStop and Amazon.

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Jakks Pacific Zelda Figurine Now Available

Jessica CappsAugust 7th, 2014 by Jessica Capps

Jakks Link figure

As of of late, there’s been quite a handful of officially licensed Zelda merchandise, including figurines from various distributors such as Figma, Nendoroid, and others. Around February of last year, Jakks Pacific toy company made a deal with Nintendo to produce a new line of Nintendo merchandise, including an affordable 4-inch articulated figure of Link from Skyward Sword.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.11.16 AMSeveral weeks ago, the development team at Tecmo Koei released the Hyrule Warriors Fi trailer. Just recently, Nintendo Everything released a YouTube video of footage from the Sealed Grounds, featuring Fi and her dance skills in action!

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New DLC Costume Trailers (High Quality Update)

Davis RojasAugust 2nd, 2014 by Davis Rojas

dl_link_01And so, another NicoNico stream has gone by, with it’s share of anticipation and disappointment. One of the things provided in today’s stream was our first look at the new DLC costumes for Hyrule Warriors, with a stunning level of detail and dedication given to them.

Want to see the costumes in action? Check and see after the jump.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: yagaminoue

LukeSaturnJuly 21st, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everyone! Here we have—yet again—Zelda Artist Exposition! This series is designed to spread the joy of art and promote a sense of artistic community. I feature fantastic Zelda fan artists who I believe deserve more recognition. I keep a list going so if you have a suggestion please let me know. Just leave a comment detailing the artist you love and hopefully I will see it. Plus, remember to always be amicable in the comments. Today’s artist is the enigmatic yagaminoue.

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