Category: Zelda News

Despite the criticism, divisive opinions, and underwhelming sales of the original Wii launch, after only 10 days, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has already sold enough copies to land the game at 3rd place on Amazon’s best sellers of 2021. The remastered adventure is placed just behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But with the game being released just over a week ago and with the numbers are still rising, this new release could…

As with any Zelda game, the release of Skyward Sword HD has unleashed a flood of collectable items, both official and unofficial. Historically, some of the most sought-after pieces of merchandise are professionally constructed figurines. Whether for play or simply display, seeing iconic characters rendered with care and accuracy can make for a tempting purchase for series fans. Collector’s eyes are likely to be caught again, as Japanese hobby manufacturer Good Smile Company is reprinting a set of figures inspired by Skyward Sword….

There have been rumors over the years of a fabled Sheik spinoff that was once in production at Retro Studios, the company behind the acclaimed Metroid Prime series, before it was quietly cancelled. Us here at Zelda Dungeon have reported on this rumor since as early as 2009, and supposed concept art from the project has come out of Retro Studios alumni in the years since. Lately, there has been some strong evidence further suggesting that this Sheik spinoff was…

Skyward Sword HD has only been available for a handful of days, but it’s already soaring to the top of sale’s charts! The remastered title has taken the number one spot in the UK chart for physical box sales, for the week ending July 17th, according to new data from marketing research group GfK. Skyward Sword HD sits at number one this week, with games like Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Animal Crossing following behind. Skyward Sword HD is the…

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…

Just in time for the release of Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo Minute is back in the studio and in person to celebrate the exciting Nintendo Switch re-release of the 2011 Wii game. In the video, Kit and Krysta unbox mint condition copies of Skyward Sword HD, as well as the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and the special-edition Skyward Sword joy-cons. With each item, they showcase the visual details and intricacies put into the appearance of the items. All items showcased…

Major releases for The Legend of Zelda tend to be accompanied by a smorgasbord of collectible merchandise. The launch of Skyward Sword HD has been no exception, with plenty of neat extras like the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo and various pre-order bonuses. Another nifty piece of memorabilia is coming soon to My Nintendo Rewards in the form of this Skyward Sword HD acrylic panel art. This beautiful piece of artwork features the iconic image of Link raising the Master Sword to the heavens,…

Celebrating the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, My Nintendo Japan has revealed a collection of new Platinum Points rewards. There are six new rewards in total, three of which are physical, and three of which are digital. The first of the physical rewards is a bean dish with the shape and design of a Heart Container, which costs 300 Platinum Points. The next physical reward is a collection of semi-transparent Skyward Sword stickers featuring the Hylian Shield…

Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and this month’s issue will be in commemoration of that milestone. With Skyward Sword HD as the cover story and with The Legend of Zelda also in the midst of an anniversary, its 35th, the publication has decided to make this a very special release. The September issue of Nintendo Dream, which will release on July 21st, will include a 164-page Zelda art collection! This book of illustrations will be the third…

Update 2: A sealed copy of Super Mario 64 was just sold at an auction for $1.5 million USD, meaning the copy of The Legend of Zelda sold earlier this week no longer holds the record for the most expensive single video game sale in history. As the value of rare retro video games, especially Nintendo games, continues to increase, it’ll be exciting to see which title breaks the record next. Perhaps the Zelda franchise will once again claim the top spot someday….