Category: A Link to the Past

I’ve covered The Legend of Zelda news for almost five years now, and in that time, I’ve seen more rumors than I can possibly hope to count. Something about Nintendo’s tentpole fantasy series attracts off-the-wall predictions, unverified leaks, and outright hoaxes, as fans clamor for and cling to any new information on the next Zelda adventure. And that’s one reason why this job is so much fun! Seeing the passion of the fanbase explode with each new release cycle fuels…

No one: Absolutely no one: Nintendo: HEY WANT A SURPRISE DIRECT TOMORROW? Yessir, Nintendo was up to their usual tricks and dropped a Nintendo Direct on us unknowingly last week! What did we think of all the big announcements? What games are we excited for? Have we played any Banjo in Smash yet? Is Nintendo dead set on making Xenoblade the next big RPG franchise? And… K. K. Slider covering Old Town Road at the end of the episode?? Things…

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend. What did y’all think of that Nintendo Direct yesterday? Are you excited about the announcements? As usual, we have another art challenge for those of you who are interested and plenty more artwork to share that you’ve sent to us. Now, let’s get right on into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of some shopkeepers from the Zelda series in honor of Labor Day. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any…

After months and months of speculation, Nintendo finally announced during today’s Direct event that SNES games will be coming to their Switch Online service. Twenty classic Super Nintendo titles, including A Link to the Past, will launch for the service on September 5th. And Nintendo promises that even more games will be added to the lineup in the future. With this update, fans will be able to enjoy SNES games on Nintendo Switch Online much like they can with the…

I was on a mission as I entered the dizzying luster that is my local bookstore. Not today, delicious pastries from the cafe. Get back from my sight, gorgeous but egregiously priced art books. Only one book was coming home with me that night, and it was volume five of the Twilight Princess manga. If you haven’t given them a try, The Legend of Zelda manga are a fantastic read. The art is luscious, the team is given some liberties…

Season three of Jamie Plays Zelda is underway and this time around Jamie is exploring the world of Koholint Island as he plays through Link’s Awakening. Jamie is a lifelong gamer, growing up with the Atari 2600 and NES, but despite playing games all his life, the Legend of Zelda series had alluded him. While he played the original Legend of Zelda back in the 1980’s, the rest of the games stood dormant. That is until fairly recently. In early…

Who remembers the Zelda Collector’s Edition for the GameCube? Honestly, I still have mine from when I was ten! It was a great starter pack for anyone first getting into Zelda during the GameCube days. I especially liked it as my family missed the Nintendo 64 and jumped from SNES straight to the GameCube. That said, we were able to get our hands on Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and even play a demo of The Wind Waker over and over! Thinking about…

Like tricky dungeons and the powerful Master Sword, The Legend of Zelda just wouldn’t be the same without a good boss fight to sink your teeth in to. After figuring out the puzzles and building up the suspense, who knows what big, bad boss could be on the other side of that final door? But what actually makes a great Zelda boss? Everyone has an opinion, and while some boss fights might stick with you, they might be instantly forgettable…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda. After a little bit of a layoff, the series spotlighting the greatest Zelda-Like games around returns, with Andy taking a bit of a break this month and handing the reigns over to Sean to talk one of his favorite games. The game in the spotlight is Transistor, an an action role-playing game developed and published by Supergiant Games. Transistor is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.  When I began to investigate Transistor as a…

“In West Hyrule born and raised, in dungeons was where I spent most of my days!” This verse may have been pretty accurate for the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith. Our friends over at Nintendo Life recently noticed a tweet which brought back into the light an interview with Will Smith from a 1992 issue of Nintendo Power. Not only did Will Smith enjoy Nintendo games in general, but he was very fond of The Legend of Zelda, particularly A Link…