Category: Zelda Like

Tunic, a Zelda-like action-adventure title developed by Andrew Shouldice and published by Finji, is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27th! What’s even better: you can preorder Tunic today via Nintendo Switch shop. Tunic is an adorable 3D, top-down-style adventure game starring a fox with an outfit that looks like our favorite hero, Link! I personally have been playing Tunic for some time now, and seeing this game come to Switch makes me super excited for those who have not…

What’s going on friends!? This week, we are diving head first into one of our most anticipated Zelda-like games in the last several years: Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince! We were big fans of the first, so we had really high hopes for this sequel, and for the most part, it delivers! Come listen as we dissect the dungeons of the game, praise the overworld, review the items, and ask about the future of the Blossom Tales series as…

When it launched back in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King quickly became one of my favorite titles of the year. There was something about it that, in a year full of reinvention and new concepts for Zelda with Breath of the Wild, felt so familiar and charming to me. Nostalgic even. This was an adventure that wore its inspiration on its sleeve and fit right in with the classic 2D, top-down Zelda games of years…

When it comes to parenting and the Zelda franchise, there are a lot of places the worlds overlap. From handing the controller over for the first time to watching their excitement at defeating Ganon. From seeing them excited to dress up as their favorite character for Halloween to drawing a picture of Link and wanting it hung up on the wall. Zelda and kids just go together in a lot of great ways. This latest item from Bumkins is featured…

Swords? Zelda-esque gameplay mixed with Toy Story? Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! ? Yes, The Plucky Squire seems to have it all. Presented at the Devolver Digital 2022 Showcase, Nintendo’s trailer for The Plucky Squire reveals a vibrant world with a unique mixture of 2D and 3D gameplay. Developed by All Possible Futures, the game highlights a new hero, Jot, who initially traverses unique lands in a storybook fashion. The trailer jumps out of the 2D page and takes our hero into…

We’ve got a special show for you this week as we catch up with Andrew Shouldice, the lead developer of Tunic, a game we called on this very show “maybe the best Zelda-like game we’ve ever played”. We pick Andrew’s brain about the origins of Tunic, how the project started, how he met his collaborators, the state of Canadian indie developers, what other games inspired Tunic, the manual concept and where that was born, his reaction to the positive reception,…

Last month, IGN, in partnership with Rogue Games, debuted a new game jam competition series titled Rogue Jam. Indie developers from around the world submitted unreleased games late last year for a chance at publishing opportunities with Rogue Games as well as big cash prizes, including a $500,000 USD grand prize. Rogue Jam‘s panel of judges — including former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé — have spent the last few months picking the show’s top contenders, and each new…

Nintendo of America took to Twitter this morning to announce the first Indie World Showcase of 2022, promising roughly 20 minutes of footage and information on upcoming indie games for Switch. While it may not be the giant E3-level Nintendo Direct many are clamoring for, there should still be a lot of fun titles on display; and it’s worth noting for Zelda fans that a previous Indie World Showcase is where the incredibly fun spinoff Cadence of Hyrule was first…

It’s fair to say that we’re all feeling that itch for something Zelda-like to hold us over until “that game which shall remain unmentioned in this article” comes out. Tunic recently released to much fanfare, but it’s not the only inspired-by-Zelda game on our radar. Coming on May 12th to the Nintendo Switch online store, Dungeons of Dreadrock is a dungeon-crawler that has already seen success on iOS, Android, and PC. This grid-based dungeon-crawler sporting a protagonist clad in a…

You know how much we love us a good Zelda-like game, and with Breath of the Wild 2 being delayed, there was no better time for arguably the greatest ever Zelda-like game to grace our consoles: Tunic! The cute adventure of a little fox on a lonely island wears its inspiration on its sleeve and offers an incredibly dense, challenging, fun, at times obtuse, nostalgic adventure all at the same time. The gang are joined by Rod Lloyd, who penned…