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The topic of Zelda spinoff titles has been a popular one with the recent release of Cadence of Hyrule. Brace Yourself Games’ rhythm roguelike has opened the doors for other studios to get their hands on one of Nintendo’s prize IP’s, but we also shouldn’t forget the Zelda spinoffs that have come before. One such series that is generally brushed over by fans is the Tingle family of games, a trilogy of spinoffs that starred The Legend of Zelda‘s favorite…

When the subject of The Legend of Zelda comes up, the first thing that enters my head isn’t our hero, clad in green.  It isn’t the Demon King, Ganondorf; it isn’t even Princess Zelda herself!  No, instead my mind spins straight to the lore that intertwines this wonderful series.  I can’t deny it — Nintendo made it work.  Just look at the timeline that they put together; I’ll admit it, I am a fan!  There is so much information, such…

Fantasy and science fiction stories love monsters. Whether it’s a fire breathing dragon or a post-nuclear mutant, these sibling genres embrace the challenges and barriers that monsters often represent. Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda has used iconic monster tropes to great acclaim with enormous spiders and glutinous blob-like Chu. With this in mind, what film or television monster would you want to see Link battle? Cinema and television are rich with massive creatures for Link to slay, whether its a…

The first big surprise to come from Zelda this year was the announcement of Cadence of Hyrule. Combining the rhythmic gameplay style of Brace Yourself Games’ Crypt of the Necrodancer with the music and adventuring for which that the Zelda series is known seems to have paid off. While there is a bit of a learning curve with knowing how to play the game, one of its biggest draws has to be the title’s remixed music. And one very well-known composer in…

In a recent interview with Nintendo Force, the developers of the critically acclaimed indie-darling Cuphead: Don’t Deal With the Devil revealed that it would be a “dream come true” for them to work on a 2D hand-animated Zelda title. Jared Moldenhauer, one of the heads at Studio MDHR, said that the team would be interested in making more than just a crossover. They envision a fully realized Zelda game in Cuphead’s much celebrated hand drawn art style, complete with expressive…

Over the past year, rumors of new Switch models have been rampantly circulating. Each month brings new information, adding more believability to the rumors. And just yesterday, more headway was seemingly gained. Listings from Chinese gaming accessory maker HonSon were spotted for products designed for a “Nintendo Switch Mini”, including carrying cases and screen protectors. Nintendo Life has reached out to HonSon about the listed products, and a representative of the company issued a response. Apparently, the company has “secret”…

We are now aware that the sequel to Breath of the Wild is in development, and this has left fans with theories as to how the story is going to play out.  A great example of this would be the possibility that Princess Zelda might actually be a playable character!  Today though, I want to skip these awesome theories and talk about some features of the Nintendo Switch that could help make the next game incredible. I think that a…

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the booming voice of the Sage of Fire, Huron, thundered out over the crowd. “Our next competitor is one of your own! From right here in Castletown, Osmond!” The thunderous applause and cheers welcomed the suddenly uneasy Osmond into the arena. He politely nodded his head and raised his hand. For years he’d been one of those excited members, and he’d never stopped to consider what it was like on the other side. As he made his…

Have you ever watched a Zelda speedrun and thought, “What on earth is happening?”? Well, this video by TerminalMontage might not do anything to explain what’s going on, but it at least summarizes the process in a concise, humorous way. The video captures all the vital elements of the current Breath of the Wild Any% route (trust me, it’s incredibly accurate), whilst also showcasing some of the extra characters you meet along your way (well, as much of a showcase as you…

Want to dive right in to Cadence of Hyrule, but believe Crypt of the Necrodancer is a lost episode of Tales From the Crypt? Don’t worry, because a new, extended trailer from Nintendo’s YouTube channel will show you how to get down and boogie! My first foray into Crypt of the Necrodancer was a wild ride. I’ve clocked plenty of hours in randomly generated dungeons, but Crypt‘s rhythmic twist to combat and exploration definitely took some time to get used to. There’s no shame…