Posts in category: Zelda Wii U

Zelda Dungeon Talks: Should Breath of the Wild Have a New Partner, and If So, Of What Kind?

midnaBreathe of the Wild has presented us with a massive world full of life and wonder, from giant, laser-shooting creatures to vast landscapes to evil monsters waiting to be hunted down. But something we have seen little to none of is people. Link, the Old Man, and in a way, the voice from the Resurrection Chamber are all Nintendo has shown us in terms of other signs of civilization. There will be towns and such later, but or all we know, they could be rather small. What might this mean for Link’s potential friends he meets along the way? Specifically, what about a partner? Most Zelda titles involve Link gaining a partner that follows along with him throughout the adventure, but this adventure, so far, seems to be one of the occasional outliers. Do you think Link will have a companion on this new, open journey, and if so, what do you expect from them? This week, the ZD staff take a look at this topic and give their thoughts.

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: If You Could Ask The Developers One Question About Breath of The Wild, What Would It Be and Why?

neon_0001_largeIt’s that time of the week again! Today on ZD Talks, we are once again talking about the upcoming Breath of the Wild, but this time, we are asking something a little different from the usual specifics on what we expect from the game. If you had the chance to interview a member of the Zelda development team, or even Eigi Aonuma himself, one question about the game, what would you ask? Sure, there are plenty of things we still want to know about the game itself, but there are also any number of concerns regarding its development and marketing. Today, the ZD staff has a chance to discuss those very qestions.

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Breath of the Wild: E3 Hands-On Impressions

imageConsidering that we are nearly a month removed from E3 2016, I’m — admittedly — skirting the edge of timeliness here. Heck, I’m probably well past it. In any case, I had the opportunity to spend about half an hour with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at this year’s expo.

Going into the show, Link’s next adventure was just about the only game on my mind. I mean, I was looking forward to other titles, but my drive to attend E3 for the first time stemmed mostly from the chance to experience the future of Hyrule. Head past the jump to check out my full thoughts on what was unveiled!

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What The Last Five Years Can Teach Zelda WiiU/NX

My, that’s a lackluster game name, isn’t it? E3 cannot come fast enough, so that we can finally learn the actual title of “The Legend of Zelda: Forever Delayed” (Thanks to KittyKyomi for the rather appropriate pending title). But until then, and until it finally releases on both systems in March 2017 (or maybe even later – who even knows at this point?), there is a lot to think about. Eight Zelda games – EIGHT – have been release since they began programming this monolith of a game back in 2011, so in that time, they have likely learned a few things. Whether it was a brand new title, a remake, or a spin-off, there is a lot to see when it comes to fans’ reactions to new releases. Trying new things and correcting old mistakes has naturally taught Nintendo a lot, but what can we expect them to implement into their new title? What lessons have they learned, and what elements of recent releases have effected the development of Zelda Wii U/NX?

And of course, no rumour talk here. Only my own theories. Make sure to join in the discussion, and let us know your own theories in the comments! Read more…

Gossip Stone: What’s the Deal with Zelda Wii U Link’s Mysterious Book?

midBOOK Nintendo hasn’t given us much in the way of new Zelda Wii U content aside from some promotional art and short clips we’ve all no doubt watched a hundred times over; we’ll have to wait until E3 before we get much of anything else. Those of us who’ve hungrily scrutinized the little we’ve been given probably noticed the curious notebook Link has on his person in a number of these promotions. With the mysterious book displayed so prominently in the most recently released artwork, and the Sheikah symbol that dons its cover appearing on Nintendo’s E3 website, I figure it’s about time for a little speculation.

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Gossip Stone: What Could Nintendo Use As Their Big Zelda Wii U Marketing Platform?

E3-Analysis-Nintendo-5Zelda Wii U is almost guaranteed to be releasing this year, what with Nintendo’s latest – and rather adamant – clip of the game, with a big ol’ “2016” plastered in front of Link. That basically means that we can expect Nintendo reveal a metric ton of info on the game this coming E3, followed by a bunch of advertising and marketing for the game. After all, as Nintendo’s biggest franchise, beyond Mario, Zelda deserves no less. That being said, what will they do? How will they let the world know that this is the game that will “change the conventions of Zelda”, and bring the series to new and amazing places?

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: What Elements Of Twilight Princess Would Zelda Wii U Do Well To Incorporate?

tpp2 Recent statements from Nintendo have suggested that Zelda Wii U was significantly influenced by Twilight Princess, and with many of us having recently played its HD remake, we thought it was a good time to consider what features from that cherished game we would want in Zelda Wii U. From its realistic graphics, to its interesting sidequests, memorable supporting characters, varied modes of exploration, and unique temples, Twilight Princess is a game that if tastefully emulated could certainly benefit Zelda Wii U’s development. So this week the Zelda Dungeon staff gives its thoughts on which elements from Twilight Princess should turn-up in Zelda Wii U, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: What Might We Expect if a New Race was Introduced in Zelda Wii U?

race Hyrule has provided refuge for a plethora of unique and important races throughout its history. We’ve met with Zoras, Gorons, Kokiri, Hylians, Deku, Picori, Koroks, Rito, Kikwi, Gerudo, Twili, and Sheikahs– just to name a few. No matter how long the list of races, each manages to be important to the game or games it appears in and fully developed both visually and culturally. Just when I think the Zelda series can’t possibly create another distinctly memorable race, one appears for me to marvel at. So at this point, it’s likely that we’ll meet more new races in future, perhaps even in Zelda Wii U.

But what other races could the Zelda series incorporate? The writing staff here at Zelda Dungeon was asked to consider if Zelda Wii U introduced a new race, what they would want that race, its culture, and its function to be like. They came up with a range of answers that focused on the new race’s purpose in-game, its appearance and traits, and what its history may contain. Hit the jump to read the staff’s thoughts, and feel free to join the discussion in the comments!

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Things Zelda Wii U Could Learn From A Link To The Past

what zelda u can learn from alttpIn a recent YouTube video by Zeltic, he listed five things that Zelda U could learn from A Link to the Past. The first point was to make the introduction sequence short and simple. The next point was to have the perfect difficulty that was not so hard that it made you want to throw the controller, but not so easy that you would breeze through it. He felt that the game should have lots of dungeons like A Link to the Past did. Another point was to have upgradable items such as the boomerang. His final point was to have a world that makes the player think in terms of where to go and how to get there.

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Amazon Offering 20% Off Preorder Of Upcoming Zelda Titles For Prime Members

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 11.13.12 AMWith more than one Zelda title releasing for us in the next few months, many of you might be wanting a way to save some rupees. Especially if this year shapes up to be “The Year of Zelda” that I know I am hoping for! Now, Amazon is offering a special deal for Prime members, you will receive 20% off at check out when you preorder any upcoming zelda title. This deal includes Hyrule Warriors Legends, Twilight Princess HD, and Zelda U! For those of you that have already preordered any f the above titles, no to worry, the deal is still valid for games that you have already preordered. That is not a bad deal at all, considering that on one title, for example Twilight Princess HD that is listed at 59.99, the 20% off will save you almost $12. If your household is anything like mine, and not only do you NEED them all but some you will even need multiple copies for, this will definitely help your wallet not spontaneously combust with despair.

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Zelda Theory: Zelda Wii U to Show Link’s Origins

zelda-screenshot-11 It’s common knowledge at this point that the ‘first’ Ganon(dorf) was the Demon King Demise, and that the ‘first’ Zelda was the mortal being the Goddess Hylia took after she sent the human race skyward and away from the war on the surface. This took place in Skyward Sword. The console game released in 2011 did explain the beginning of several key elements we see in each game. For an example other than the main characters, there’s the making of the Master Sword and the true meaning behind it’s seal on evil. However, there still seems to be some lose ends. The following theory from YouTuber HMK talks about Link, and whether the Link from Skyward Sword is the ‘first’ of the reincarnation cycle as Demise and Zelda/Hylia were, or if there was someone at Hylia’s side during her initial war with Demise. HMK analyzed Skyward Sword and the limited footage we’ve seen of Zelda Wii U and has come up with a theory that might just answer the question of Link’s true origin. Make the jump to check out his video and to hear what he has to say.

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Gossip Stone: Will the Expansive World-Map in Zelda Wii U Be a Bad Thing?

mapU Though the true nature of Zelda Wii U is still shrouded in mystery, we devout Hylians have been promised an open-world game with an enormous map. Many fans are more than ready to embrace an expansive and uninterrupted landscape in the upcoming title, but some have logical doubts as to whether the world map will truly enhance the gaming experience. The upside is of course, exploration. But at what point does exploration become tedious? And how can Nintendo make sure that this over-sized land doesn’t become a burden to traverse?

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Zeltik: 5 Things Zelda U Could Learn from the Original

maxresdefaultWe are likely leading up to a brand new news update on Zelda Wii U soon. Tri Force Heroes is no long the center of attention, Hyrule Warriors’ new DLC and 3DS release have been fully detailed and are no longer big news, and of course, the 30th anniversary is coming up. It is finally time we heard more about this Wii U juggernaut (Subtitle, anyone?). That being said, many of us fans are still speculating on what we may hear about the game’s mechanics, and about its apparent connections to the The Legend of Zelda on NES. YouTuber Zeltik has looked into what Zelda Wii U can learn from the first game in the series, and decided on his top five lesson that the game can take from that classic, open-world innovator Nintendo released three decades ago.

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Gossip Stone: How Will You Celebrate Zelda’s 30th Anniversary?

Original Box ArtDespite the release of not only Hyrule Warriors DLC, but also a new handheld entry in Tri Force Heroes, 2015 was relatively low-key for Zelda. As Jon discussed a couple of days ago, the highlight — if you can call it that — was just how little we heard about Zelda Wii U. Based solely on what we know right now, though, 2016 looks to be the series’ biggest year since 2011. Considering that it’s the franchise’s 30th anniversary, as well as Twilight Princess’s tenth, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to release Hyrule Warriors Legends, an HD remake of Link and Midna’s adventure, and Zelda Wii U.

Surely, this calls for some kind of celebration. You know, beyond simply playing these three games. Are you going to do anything special for Zelda’s 30th anniversary? If so, feel free to let us know, as well as check out my own plans, after the jump.

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Zeltik: Seasons in Zelda Wii U

Screen-shot-2015-04-13-at-7.25.15-AMIt has been years on end since we have seen any sort of changing seasons in a Zelda title. Oracle of Seasons had clever use of the seasons in its puzzles and exploration, but after that, seasons were dropped as a mechanic, in favour of the often re-used idea of time travel. But what about Zelda Wii U? There is a good chance time travel could be used again in some aspect, but could seasons be re-introduced to this new, expansive world? YouTuber Zeltik has taken a look at the possibilities of having such mechanics in Zelda Wii U, and the neat gameplay that could come with it.

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