Category: Zelda News

Longtime Nintendo developer Takaya Imamura, known for his work on titles like Star Fox 64 and F-Zero GX, announced his retirement from the company back in January. In reflecting on his career with IGN on Friday, Imamura explained Tingle’s rather large presence in The Wind Waker. He said, “I was helping out on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker when it was still in its planning phase, but at the same time I was working on Star Fox Adventures…

Have you ever wanted to host a Nintendo-themed birthday or give someone a card with their favorite character, but just couldn’t find one? Fret no more, because UK-based greeting card company Moonpig has you covered with these new officially licensed Nintendo cards! From a newly launched collection featuring Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, Splatoon, Donkey Kong, and Animal Crossing, Moonpig offers a large variety of customizable character-themed birthday cards. These customizations allow customers to not only put the birthday person’s name on a…

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. An ornament is a perfect gift to give to a loved one during the season, and this year, you can give the Nintendo lover in your life an adorable Nintendo-inspired keepsake. Hallmark has revealed their new line of Nintendo keepsake ornaments for 2021, and now is the time to grab yours. Hallmark has a section of gifts known as “keepsakes,” and these ornaments are skillfully crafted and seasonally inspired. However,…

Takaya Imamura, a key figure in the designing of the Nintendo style and the father of Tingle, retired this past January. Known for contributing key elements to F-Zero, Super Smash Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, Imamura-san was on the scene for Nintendo’s entire rise to prominence. In an exclusive interview with IGN, the designer sat down to share some of the intimate details of his time with Nintendo. Throughout the comprehensive discussion, Imamura-san shared a number of fun anecdotes…

When Pokémon GO became a viral mobile craze back in 2016, I’m sure many people thought it would open a doorway for Nintendo to properly branch into the mobile gaming sphere. It’s been five years since, and I wouldn’t necessarily say Nintendo is doing that. While the company is slowly adapting some of its IP’s to mobile games, other mobile developers have had no shame in ripping off Nintendo’s content in the meantime. The most recent culprit is Super Fighter…

First 4 Figures has revealed a sneak peek at their new figure inspired by Breath of the Wild: the Champion of the Rito, Pilot of Vah Medoh, Revali! The short clip reveals the beautifully detailed figure of the Rito Champion. In a shadowed clip we can see Revali’s signature bow, and in color we get a better look at the model’s colors and detail. And towards the end of the clip, it is revealed that First 4 Figures is creating…

Violinist Taylor Davis, known in the Zelda community for her amazing covers of popular Zelda tunes, has announced a new Zelda cover album! The new album will focus on Zelda music in a folk style, and it will feature both reimagined arrangements from her previous Zelda cover album, Melodies of Hyrule, and a few new songs that we have never heard her perform before! Davis announces that the album will release at the end of May, so we won’t have to wait…

With the release of its sequel (hopefully) approaching, now is the perfect time to revisit Breath of the Wild. For those who finished almost everything in the game, a newly discovered glitch may provide a way to spice up your playthrough. Champion Daruk’s mild-mannered descendent Yunobo usually follows Link around Death Mountain until he accesses the Divine Beast Vah Rudania. But thanks to glitch hunters EndSheins and ThornyFox, a simple new exploit allows players to keep Yunobo as a permanent…

A few years ago, gaming accessory manufacturer HORI released a series of GameCube-style controllers for the Nintendo Switch. Dubbed “Battle Pad Controllers”, they had multiple visual designs themed after Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, and of course The Legend of Zelda. However, one of the few downsides to these controllers was that they were wired. The dark ages are over, however, as earlier today, news broke that pre-orders are now available in the west for wireless versions of these controllers! At…

It’s a game defined by breath-taking landscapes, hyper-realistic interactions with the environment, and a totally immersive feeling; now a fan-created mod seeks to add an up-close and personal virtual reality mode to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The three-minute demonstration of the mod features the player’s ability to toggle between first and third-person perspective; the video highlights what the VR experience feels like while exploring iconic locations in Hyrule like Hateno Village, Floria Bridge, Korok Forest, and…