Tag: E3 2014

Speculation about the upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U has been rampant, since even before its reveal at E3 2014. With the recent announcement that the game will be delayed, the speculation, theorizing, and predictions are bound to continue even longer than we originally expected. One of the most common topics of debate is where exactly Zelda U will fit in the Zelda timeline…

New Zelda U gameplay footage dropped at the Video Game Awards, and boy, did the Internet go nuts! There’s a lot of speculation over the game’s story and placement in the timeline, but we know from Nintendo’s own comments that story and timeline placement are some of the very last things to be decided for a game. Gameplay is king with Nintendo, and that’s what this footage was about. So, what can it tell us about the new Zelda game and how it plays? I’ve put together a simple list of the gameplay elements I spotted that give us clues about how the newest addition to the Zelda series may play…

At this year’s E3 event, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference yet again and instead expand upon the digital format they used last year. While this seemed like a careless decision at first, the extremely positive response to this year’s showing suggests otherwise, particularly in regards to Zelda U. Head inside for the full details!

In a recent Hyrule Warriors development team interview, Yosuke Hayashi discussed how the game is going to use the Wii U GamePad and its functionality as more than just a second screen for co-op. To hear what he had to say on the matter, hit the jump.

Another interview with Eiji Aonuma from E3 regarding Zelda U has cropped up. While Aonuma holds firm to his usual lack of detailed description for the upcoming game, we have learned more about just how large the world of Zelda U will be, as well as how he expects players to explore it. Head inside for the full story!

I want to note right away that this discussion isn’t about if you enjoyed what we saw from Zelda U. Talking about the art style, character models, and all that stuff has been overdone by us and everyone else on the internet. What I really want to know is if you enjoyed how Nintendo revealed Zelda U—the premise behind the reveal—in comparison to prior Zelda reveals. Head inside.

At E3 this year, I had the privilege to sit down with Eiji Aonuma and the development team for Hyrule Warriors. Having run Zelda Dungeon for nearly 13 years, this was the pinnacle of my journey. A chance to talk directly with producer of my favorite franchise. We got to talk about a wide range of topics including Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Wii U, and the development process of the Zelda series. I was joined in the interview by Ben Lamoreux,…

Eiji Aonuma interviews are starting to appear, and with them all new ideas and concepts that are going into the thought process behind Zelda U. One thing all of us are interested in is story progression, and it appears their may be more choices, more freedom, in how we impact the story. Head inside.

Hyrule Warriors is heading our way this September, so the lid is being lifted on much of what we can expect in the game. Along with this screenshot blowout comes a slew of new details. Head inside.

The folks over at GameXplain do some excellent work, and now included in that is a massive in-depth breakdown of everything in the Zelda U reveal trailer. Through this we learn many new details, and from those details we learn even more potential aspects of Zelda U that we haven’t previously talked about. Seriously, this is the sort of detail I think Eiji Aonuma was hoping we would notice. Head inside.