Category: Zelda News

Despite Link’s Awakening‘s overwhelmingly positive reception, one feature that has divided fans is the blur filter that surrounds the remake’s in-game camera. For some, this filter effect is a nice addition to the diorama-inspired landscape of Koholint Island. For others, though, the effect is a not-so-welcome annoyance. A collaboration between MelonSpeedruns and Rodrigo (a GPU developer from the Yuzu emulation team), the “No DOF Blur” mod for Link’s Awakening has been created to remove all of the tilt-shift, edge blur,…

The upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel has a lot riding on it at the moment, as the Zelda team is tasked with creating a follow-up to one of the biggest Zelda games in the past decade. They’re going to need a whole lot of help getting this one off the ground, which is why they have been searching for more help as far back as May 2018. It appears that Nintendo is still recruiting for Scenario Planner and Level…

When I first saw The Wind Waker as a kid, I absolutely loved the visuals; though many others was aghast by them. I have always believed that taking a more out-of-the-box approach with a game series is a chance worth taking for a developer. That’s why I absolutely adored the visual style of the Link’s Awakening remake when it was first unveiled earlier this year. And as it turns out, the decision behind this visual direction was made for a good…

I know it’s going to be hard to believe, but no Zelda game is perfect. Some of the best titles in the franchise like Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker have their issues. Even the Link’s Awakening remake has its fair share of problems, like the oft-reported frame rate issues for example. The folks over at Digital Foundry have decided to take a closer look at this issue in an extensive analysis on the game. According to the team, it appears that the game will dip…

Update: Link’s Awakening is Europe’s fastest-selling Switch title in 2019; so to celebrate, Nintendo UK has released their own accolades trailer. In similar fashion to the trailer seen above, this new trailer highlights the many positive reviews Link’s Awakening has received. You can check out Nintendo UK’s accolades trailer below. Original: It’s been an exciting year for Zelda fans. Not only did we receive news of the next main Zelda title, but also news that Link’s Awakening would get remade for the Nintendo Switch. Since…

Ah, Zelda music. It is one of the backbones of the series, breathing even more life into each adventure we journey through. Even with a title from the franchise that may not be as great as you want it to be, you can’t deny the music’s always pretty good. This is why it’s nice when we get a chance to hear about the creative process for our favorite Zelda scores. In a behind-the-scenes discussion with Link’s Awakening remake composer Ryo…

For those unaware, Nintendo UK recently held a Link’s Awakening Fan Art Competition, which has provided incredible art inspired by the recently released remake. The competition featured not only traditional drawings and paintings, but a variety of multimedia pieces as people have expressed their love toward Link’s Awakening. We recently reported on the contest winner and runners-up, but, luckily for us, somebody just so happened to compile the remaining submissions together into one video. The folks over at Nintendo Life,…

Update: After announcing the grand prize winner, which you can see above, Nintendo UK also shared the two runners-up in their Link’s Awakening fan art competition. The first runner-up, Michael Doig, submitted a beautifully detailed piece of Link running from the shore with Koholint Island before him. The second runner-up, Oliver Harbour, submitted an equally wonderful piece of our hero riding a wave onto the mysterious island. Both runners-up will receive a copy of Link’s Awakening. You can see both submissions in…

Earlier this year, Japanese figure manufacturer Good Smile announced that Breath of the Wild‘s version of Princess Zelda would be joining the popular Nendoroid family of figures. We were definitely excited after we caught an early glimpse of the figure over the summer, and it seems we won’t have to wait much longer to get our hands on it. This Breath of the Wild Zelda Nendoroid is set to release on January 31, 2020, and fans can pre-order the figure…

It seems like everybody and anybody have beaten Breath of the Wild in their own unique way. Speedrunners, for instance, have been tearing this game asunder since its initial release, having found very many unique ways of getting the job done. The newest accomplishment comes to us from PointCrow, who has decided to take a stab at not stabbing anything. No, instead this gamer decided to try his hand at beating Breath of the Wild using only shields; he used…