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Update: As reported by Kotaku, Nintendo Japan has listed an upcoming Switch model with better battery life on its website. This new model will be priced the same as the current model and will release in the US and other territories mid-August. The new Switch model, number HAC-001(-01), will have a battery life between 4.5 and 9 hours, depending on the title. In contrast, the current model has a battery life between 2.5 and 6.5 hours. Better battery life, along with…

We’re over a month removed from E3 2019, so everyone has had some time to process the news of the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel. Nintendo only gave us a taste of what’s to come in this new Zelda game, and fans have been hard at work deciphering every aspect of the the teaser trailer. For example, popular Zelda content creators Zeltik and Nintendo Black Crisis have teamed up to bring us their theory about the Malice that surrounds the…

In most Zelda games, Link has always been seen as weak at the start and then earns his strength to fight the final battle at the end. But ever since playing Majora’s Mask, seeing Link wearing the Fierce Deity mask made me feel uncomfortable. Should the Hero of Time have such immense power and defeat bosses with ease? It didn’t sit right with me, and I began to wonder, could we imagine Hyrule’s savior as a villain? As an idea, Ganondorf…

Throughout the Zelda series we’ve seen a number of different languages, including Hylian, Gerudo, Minish and Sheikah. Often languages don’t play a huge part in the Zelda games, and they are only prominent due to the scripts on signs and monuments littered across the overworld. However, developers must place some importance on the cultural aspects of Zelda games, as the Hylian language has evolved over the years. In fact there has been six forms of the Hylian language used by the…

It has been over two years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s release, and yet, players are still managing to find new glitches. This most recent glitch was recently showcased by none other than the famous YouTube channel GameXplain and brings about a new way to surf Hyrule in style — literally. Using the name “glider surfing”, this glitch allows player to glide endlessly across Hyrule, so long as they do not take damage, hit water, or touch…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

The Legend of Zelda is full of emotional moments that the player can immerse themselves in. It’s a series where friendships blossom, promises are made and good-byes are heart-felt. But although there are many happy moments in the series, there are also many sad moments too. Some of the more emotional moments in the Zelda series might be when Midna says good-bye to Link forever, in Twilight Princess. Or when Zelda seals herself in sleep during Skyward Sword, and Link’s devastation…

Here’s a feel-good story for you. It might have taken 755 hours of blood, sweat, and tears but one grandma has finally beaten The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. At 82 years old, GramieGreat (as she is known on Reddit) received a copy of the game back in 2006. She has dipped in and out of play for the past eleven years, but has always known it was there waiting for her to complete. Proud grandson Chris (millerischris) shared that…

The last two entries in the Super Smash Bros. series have had some impressive CG trailers. If you’ve ever wondered how those trailers are made, Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai detailed their creation in his latest Famitsu column. Sakurai begins by laying out the planning stages that lead up to the CG development of character reveal trailers: “In the first stage, I write the plot, by which I mean a basic scenario with a few extra ideas thrown in….

The only time that we ever see Link and Mario team up is in Smash Bros., but even then it’s not much of a team-up than it is a player’s choice of character. Both franchises have a plethora of items to choose from, but what if you could grab an item from Mario’s world and drop it into Link’s? My choise would be the ? (Question) Block. I imagine that a random prize inside might help Link along the way,…