Category: Zelda News

The lovable and terrifying Tingle is one of the Zelda series’ strangest characters, as well as one of the most pervasive. Beyond appearing in quite a few Zelda titles since his introduction in Majora’s Mask, the vaguely creepy fairy man has also starred in a few games of his own. Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland and Ripened Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love released on the Nintendo DS in 2006 and 2009, respectively. These obtusely titled games never made their way to…

While most gamers have had their hands on Breath of the Wild since 2017, others have had to learn the hard way that patience is a virtue. In South Korea, where the Wii U was never released and the Switch only launched last month, Breath of the Wild is currently unavailable. While it was surprisingly absent from South Korea’s Switch launch titles, a recent Nintendo press release announced the game will be available on February 1st. Preorders open January 5th,…

Bethesda’s hit open-world game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released on Nintendo Switch in November of last year. In addition to giving Nintendo fans the chance to finally experience the epic adventure of the Dovahkiin, this version of Skyrim also included some loving nods to The Legend of Zelda, as players can unlock the Master Sword, the Hylian Shield, and Breath of the Wild‘s Champion’s Tunic in the game. In an interview with Best Buy, lead producer at Bethesda Game…

It has already been said a billion times over, but I’ll say it again: getting all 900 Korok Seeds in Breath of the Wild is not worth it. Obtaining approximately 441 seeds is definitely worth the grind (for slot capacity), but anywhere beyond obtaining that amount is completionist levels of insanity. Not only does the director of the game confirm the “importance” of the Korok Seed prize, but also adds some context to this Zelda reward. In an interview following…

One of the greatest strengths of Breath of the Wild is that it allows players the ability to pretty much do anything and go anywhere. This sandbox-style gameplay is what draws many people to open-world adventure games like this. It should come as no surprise then that Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma wants to maintain this status quo for the future of the franchise. IGN recently sat down with Aonuma and Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi to discuss how different players have experienced…

When a video game gives you almost total freedom, it is only natural for creative gamers to find unique or even crazy tricks to finish the game in a few hours or simply skip certain moments. Breath of the Wild is no different, as players have continually found interesting ways to overcome Shrines and other significant milestones throughout Link’s adventure. In an interview with IGN, series producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi shared their opinions on the matter. According to Fujibayashi, they…

One of the biggest questions in regards to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is: “Where does this game take place in the Zelda timeline?” While some people say that it’s in the Downfall Timeline and others say it’s in the Child Timeline, there has been no official confirmation by Nintendo as to which one is correct. However, in a recent interview, GamesRadar asked game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and series producer Eiji Aonuma whether they were still interested in…

With Nintendo’s fantastic year coming to a close, Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, and producer Eiji Aonuma discuss in an interview with IGN what they liked about Super Mario Odyssey. Mario Odyssey’s producer Yoshiaki Koizumi did the same with Breath of the Wild. Fujibayashi enjoyed seeing some old school elements in Mario Odyssey: “I think for me, the parts where you’re able to go from 3D into 2D and go into the wall and it becomes the old school style. I especially…

There are quite many unique non-player characters living in the land of Hryule in Breath of the Wild. From villages, to stables, to roads dotting the countryside, Link always has someone new to meet. With so many NPC’s occupying the world map, some fans were expecting to see a familiar face or two in the game’s cast, perhaps as special nods by the developers. The jury’s still out on the current NPC’s of Breath of the Wild, but developers recently…

There’s no mistaking that the Master Cycle Zero unveiling from this year’s Game Awards was the biggest thing shown for the Champions’ Ballad DLC. For those who’ve been paying close attention this year, this motorcycle was teased all the way back in late February, during Zelda Team’s Breath of the Wild panel at GDC. While we didn’t know it then, the man who runs the Zelda camp really wanted that motorcycle in the newest game. During a recent interview with the…