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Recent reports — that have been neither confirmed nor denied by Nintendo — have pointed to two new Switch models currently being worked on and set to be unveiled as early as this summer. And now a recent report coming from Japanese newspaper Nikkei is continuing to fuel speculation for new Switch models hitting the market soon. Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo will be releasing a smaller and cheaper Switch model this Fall. While this version of the console will…

It’s hard to argue with anybody in discussing where The Adventure of Link places on everyone’s all-time best Zelda list. It’s most likely on the bottom of some, but one universally praised aspect of the game is its music. One of the most well-known songs (thanks in part to Super Smash Bros. Melee) from this title is, of course, the Palace Theme. The cover artist we’re looking at today agrees and has greatly increased the rock levels of this beloved…

We never saw it coming. Or maybe we did, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally getting its 3.0 update, and it is quite the beefy patch. The first DLC fighter, Joker from Persona 5, is included along with 11 new music tracks, a new stage and several other updates to the game. Joker is likely to be the major attraction for many players as he’s a new fighter to the game’s already massive roster. Joker’s primary gimmick is the…

On April 25th, VR functionality will be added to Breath of the Wild via Nintendo Labo’s VR Kit, which launched late last week. In order to brace fans for virtual reality’s imminent arrival within the latest Zelda title, Nintendo and Breath of the Wild technical director Takuhiro Dohta recently shared a wealth of information about the game’s VR functionality on the official Zelda website. Dohta explains how players can enable VR in Breath of the Wild after a free update…

It’s hard to believe the day is finally upon us. Back in February, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé announced he would be retiring on April 15th, turning over the keys to the kingdom to Doug Bowser and riding off into the sunset to spend more quality time with his family. Suddenly, the day is here. What more can be said? Reggie was one of a kind. In his debut with Nintendo 15 years ago, two sentences summed up to…

Ocarina of Time is heralded as one of the greatest Zelda games by many fans, which is why we continue to see amazing fan projects inspired by the game to this day. For example, a recent animation video by MajorLink calls back to fan-favorite characters Link and Saria, exploring their relationship and adding emotional depth to the events of Ocarina of Time. In this video, titled “Always With Me”, we see an adult Link enter the Sacred Forest Meadow expecting…

Kinetic art has become a growing passion for me over the past several months. I’ve really come to appreciate how much movement and energy can add to other more traditional forms of visual art. With that said, consider me awestruck when I came across this impressive Wind Waker-inspired automaton created by Chinese Zelda fan Wild hui uncle. An impressive accomplishment, this mechanical marvel captures the whimsical energy of sailing across the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. Depicting Link and…

Update: The public beta for Ocarina of Time Online launched last week, as announced by project programmer MelonSpeedruns. You can find the download link on OOT Online’s official Discord server or right here. Original: Ocarina of Time just celebrated its 20th birthday, and after over two decades, the game still maintains a hold on the imaginations of countless Zelda fans. From ambitious fan remakes to randomized speed runs, the OoT community is as active as ever, still finding new ways to enjoy the…

The folks at Nintendo Wire have been hitting it out of the park with their series of “de-make” animation videos, as they show off what certain video games would look if they were released on relatively older hardware. We’ve seen the team re-imagine Breath of the Wild as a Game Boy Color game and Ocarina of Time as a Game Boy Advance game, just to name a few. Nintendo Wire has gone even further back with their latest de-make video,…

“A Long, Long Time Ago…” The Minish Cap is one The Legend of Zelda‘s most underrated gems. This brilliant Game Boy Advance adventure feels like a fitting successor to games like Link’s Awakening and A Link to The Past. One thing that makes the game so great is its stellar music, which is excellent despite the technological limitations of its platform. This rearrangement of “Story” by The Synthetic Orchestra is a great example of Minish Cap‘s underrated score. This quiet…