Category: Hyrule Warriors

Combat has come a long way since the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Combat originally required only one button for the sword and another to use an equipped item. For awhile after, combat evolved steadily. The spin attack was introduced in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and eventually special techniques would also appear in games like Twilight Princess and The Minish Cap. Overall though, combat in Zelda was fairly simple up until the Wii’s release. With Twilight…

Power A, one of the most prominent manufacturers of video game peripherals, is at it again–this time adding the Zelda Blood Moon Switch controller to its already impressive product line. The American company is set to release the controller August 15, with pre-orders now available on Amazon for a list price of $54.99 (USD). In addition to the incredible artwork comprising the theme of the controller, the product offers the following features: Wireless Controller with Bluetooth 5.0 Technology + rechargeable lithium-ion…

Video games and even computers have always had a fascinating relationship with the gender binary. In the very early days of the gaming, when names like Atari and Coleco Vision dominated the market, video games were largely viewed as a gender neutral past time. Over in computer development, some of the earliest prolific programmers were often women and some were even as bold as to assert computer development was a woman’s field at the time. The change to this idea…

Hello there, all you Zelda fans! Are you ready for another round of the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? As we inch ever closer to the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity downloadable content, we’re still highlighting some fun screenshots from Hyrule Warriors‘ past. We honored the first title in our last contest, so we’re getting a bit more current this week with an image of King Rhoam. Are you prepared to take up arms in service of your king?…

Greetings, Zelda fans! We are back from a few weeks away with a brand new Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest! Seeing as we highlighted our boy Astor from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity in our last contest, we wanted to keep the Hyrule Warriors love going with something… smashing. And there’s no tool from Link’s arsenal better suited for smashing a Bokoblin in the head than the ball and chain. Our Last Contest: Let’s get this ball rolling by looking at…

While Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity created its share of controversy, particularly regarding the way in which it was marketed, most Zelda fans agree that the game told a riveting story backed by an outstanding original soundtrack. Unlike Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, which featured driving electronic rock, Age of Calamity featured a moving original score performed by an orchestra. Now thanks to Ben Emberley, a British composer and conductor, Zelda fans can re-experience the epic final battle with Calamity Ganon as they listen to…

Now that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been out for a few months I think that it is time to discuss Calamity Ganon in full – the final boss and the playable character. I have a few things I’d like to bring up so let’s just dive right in! Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity takes a rewind to one hundred years prior to the events of Breath of the Wild. As you progress through the story and familiar locales…

Remember when Avengers: Infinity War came out? The Internet flooded with memes surrounding the movie’s claim that it was the “Greatest Crossover Event of All-Time.” Marvel’s bold claims aside, that slogan is exactly how I feel whenever I reminisce on Capcom and Square developed Nintendo titles. Super Mario RPG? Classic. The Minish Cap? Chef’s kiss to that. And, of course, we’re all celebrating the Oracle games this week. But is handing Hyrule Castle’s keys to another developer best for the franchise,…

Traversing dungeons and collecting new items are some of the staples in the Zelda franchise. Items such as the boomerang, the bow, and bombs became regulars in the series as ways to both solve puzzles and combat enemies, and the variety of items in each game has helped keep the series fresh.  As the series progressed into 3D, however, several items needed to be reworked thanks to 360-degree movement. Bows needed to be aimed in more than just the cardinal directions,…

The Zelda franchise has always been about quality over quantity. While other Nintendo mainline series release new games every year or two, Zelda fans typically have to wait much, much longer. Sometimes, over half a decade between releases. As we approach Breath of the Wild’s four year anniversary, we’ve had to fill the void in creative ways. Side games like Hyrule Warriors and Cadence of Hyrule brought us both fun and lore. But, sometimes, gamers have to look outside of the franchise in order to get…