Author: John Piland

I’ve long thought about the amiibo we’ll get for the upcoming sequel Tears of the Kingdom. I’m curious about how amiibo will work in the game, yes, but how many amiibo we’ll get, and what they’ll be, is what really interests me. Breath of the Wild has no shortage of amiibo figures. Upon release, there was Archer Link, Rider Link, Zelda, a Bokoblin, and a Guardian. Later that year, amiibo of the four champions — Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa…

The latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may not have been out for long, but that isn’t stopping fans from already getting creative with it. From YouTube’s Jackarte comes a Nintendo 64-style “demake” of the new Tears of the Kingdom trailer. This isn’t Jackarte’s first go-round with demakes, and it shows. The graphical work certainly looks the part, but Link’s wonky movements, truly representative of a game from that era, are what really stand out. The…

To the relief of Zelda fans the world over, Nintendo finally revealed more information on the upcoming Tears of the Kingdom. Still, little more is known about the game than what was known before this latest trailer, something which may or may not be good, depending on how you look at it. There’s an intrinsic value in not knowing a lot about a game before its release, as it creates a feeling of suspense going in, and generates countless moments of…

Hot on the heels of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s new trailer and title reveal, Nintendo released a hefty amount of screenshots and artwork for the upcoming game. Seeing the first official art for the game is exciting, reminiscent of when the first art for Breath of the Wild and Age of Calamity was released. There’s quite a bit to unpack from the art, such as the states of Hyrule Castle, Death Mountain, and, from the logo, the Master Sword in…

Sitting in the living room with my grandmother, I intently watched the TV with suspense as I waited to see the fate of “Freckled Zelda” on America’s Got Talent (AGT). After making it to the semi-finals of the 17th season of AGT, social media icon Freckled Zelda, aka Rachael Wilson, gave a magical performance of Limahl’s “Never Ending Story” on August 16th, combining a beautiful voice with talented ocarina playing. However, she would come to be voted off the following…

I was originally going to write a Daily Debate about Purah, Robbie, and Impa using a perfected Anti-Aging Rune to restore their youth in the sequel to Breath of the Wild. After all, it would only make sense after showing their younger selves in Age of Calamity, and having fans fall in love with them. Though, a thought occurred: what if that Rune could be used to restore Ganondorf as well? We know from the initial trailer for Breath of…

Five years after the console’s 2017 release, Switch players can finally send friend requests from their phones via the Nintendo Switch Online app. In this new update, players can share their friend codes as a URL or as a QR code for friends to add them directly from their phones, although unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch console remains the only device on which players can accept requests. This update requires users of Apple products to have iOS 14 or greater, and…

Good news for Switch players with European accounts, as Nintendo of Europe announces a new Gold Point Bonanza! Through August 8th, 2022, players using European accounts will earn 10% back in Gold Points on select games, DLC, and services from the Nintendo eShop. These include the following: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mario Party Superstars Mario Golf: Super Rush Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and both Fighter Passes for the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol….

Rain got ya sliding down? Still waiting on Revali’s Gale to recharge? Worry not, because this Breath of the Wild fan mod solves all of that. This mod, from the talent of sofiaharley, allows the player to soar to their heart’s content. This ability comes in the form of a new Rune known both as “Flying Rune” and Cyclos — perhaps a nod to the soaring deity from The Wind Waker? Regardless, this Rune works by letting players fly with each…

Out of a relative dry spell of Nintendo news, a Nintendo Direct Mini is now fast approaching. Due June 28th at 9 am EST, a new Direct Mini will feature roughly 25 minutes of information on games from third-party developers. The announcement of this Direct confirms a rumor that there would be a Direct Mini on June 28th, while disconfirming an older rumor of a Direct on June 29th. With this Direct focusing on third-party developers, the chances of any…