Category: Zelda Like

The first gameplay trailer has just dropped for the upcoming Zelda-like game Baldo. Developed by Italian studio NAPS Team (the folks behind the Gekido series), this gorgeous action adventure game began life as an unfinished Game Boy Advance title and has since been reworked in the Unity engine for a release on modern systems. With puzzle and combat features taken right out of Zelda and beautiful cel-shaded visuals inspired by Studio Ghibli films, the inspirations behind this game are ever…

If you are plugged in to the video game industry, you’ll hear many discussions about the technical aspects of gaming. Terms like frame rate and anti-aliasing are thrown around often, regardless of whether you have any idea of what they mean. And for the majority of my life, I didn’t have a clue about the technical aspects of gaming. Instead, I respond to specific elements within games: the feeling of beating a boss, the reward of getting a new item,…

The surprise announcement last month of the upcoming rhythm dungeon crawler Zelda spinoff Cadence of Hyrule is still something that I’m still fully wrapping my head around. It was almost like a floodgate moment — if we can get a Zelda crossover this out there, we can get anything! And if Nintendo is willing to let a small Canadian developer touch the Zelda IP, all of its different properties are probably on the table for any developer with a great…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! Today on the docket… Moonlighter, an action RPG developed by Digital Sun and published by 8 Bit Studios where you run a shop by day, and loot dungeons by night! Moonlighter is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam! I’ve never been a big fan of “life simulation” games, for lack of a better term. Games like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, The Sims, and even Nintendo’s own take on that genre, Animal…

The past 6 months have been big for indie game studio Heart Machine, with their first game, Hyper Light Drifter (2016), making its way to the Nintendo Switch and the recent announcement of a successor, Solar Ash Kingdom. Now, Heart Machine head Alx Preston has announced that Hyper Light Drifter will return in the form of an animated TV series with indie-animator/film director Adi Shankar of Netflix original Castlevania, and upcoming animated series Devil May Cry and Assassin’s Creed. At this point, things are…

Solar Ash Kingdom, developer Heart Machine’s long-awaited follow-up to Hyper Light Drifter, was just officially announced. While few details have been revealed, the announcement was made alongside a debut trailer and a short interview from creator Alx Preston. A successor of sorts to the studio’s previous title, this new project diverges from the pixel art stylized after the SNES era and goes instead in the direction of full-on modern 3D graphics! This project has, in the past, been only hinted…

Welcome back to another (early!) edition of Inspired By Zelda! This week on the docket… Aragami: Shadow Edition for the Nintendo Switch, with the original Aragami title also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, developed and published by Lince Works. Now, I should probably state right away that this isn’t as “Zelda-y” as I kind of thought it would be. It would probably be more apt to say that this game caught my eye because the art style looked…

Hello everyone! After a month off after the holidays, Inspired By Zelda is back and kicking off 2019 with a flurry of great games that pay homage to the Legend of Zelda series! We’re diving right in this month into the swashbuckling adventure that is Oceanhorn! Let’s go! Oceanhorn: Monsters of the Sea, developed by Finnish-based studios Cornfox & Bros. and published by FDG Entertainment, and available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile, is a Zelda-like game in…

Nine years after the original Darksiders was released, the remastered version, Warmastered Edition, was announced as coming to Nintendo Switch. The game is set to arrive April 2nd both physically and digitally, and it will be listed at $29.99 USD. The Darksiders franchise, created by Vigil Games (now developed by Gunfire Games), has seen three installments so far, with the third launched not too long ago in November. So far, Darksiders has yet to make a big splash on Nintendo consoles, with the first…

German video game publisher Headup Games has recently announced the upcoming release of Windscape, a first-person, adventure-style game that will be available on the Nintendo Switch on March 27th. Windscape developer Dennis Witte wanted to incorporate elements from The Legend of Zelda into his creation, as he is in fact a huge fan of the series!  The result of this passion for Zelda and other fantasy titles led to an open world game filled with monsters to fight, puzzles to solve, and NPC’s to interact with. Windscape is set on a…