Netflix Is Developing A Live-Action Legend of Zelda Show

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 8, 2015 in Videogames


Here’s something surprising: Netflix is currently working with Nintendo to develop a live-action Legend of Zelda show for their service. Given how guarded Nintendo usually is with their properties, this is a big leap for them, although company president Satoru Iwata had said that Nintendo would begin allowing for more licensing opportunities. The show is still in the early stages, and Netflix is currently on the hunt for a writer. Netflix is apparently describing it internally as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.” This could very easily be bad, so lets hope Netflix and Nintendo put the right people behind this. Read more…

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Try To Get Your Hands On This Limited Edition Majora’s Mask Bundle

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 7, 2015 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited Edition

Continuing its recent tradition of limited edition bundles for certain big releases, Nintendo has announced The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Limited Edition. You’ll get a copy of the game (a 3DS remake of the N64 original) and this Skull Kid figurine, which looks snazzy. Though this sequel to Ocarina of Time (which also saw a 3D remake) still doesn’t have a release date beyond “Spring 2015,” you’d be wise to preorder now. Apparently this also continues the proud tradition of having a really small print run with no prior notice that many other recent Nintendo limited editions have had. Though I managed to preorder a copy, most outlets have already sold out prior to this post going live, partially due to scalpers. There should be a few more available, so keep rechecking or try preordering at an actual GameStop. And whatever you do, do it quick! Read more…

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Nintendo Reveals New Footage of Zelda for Wii U

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 7, 2014 in Videogames


Surprising just about everyone, Nintendo brought several big announcements and trailers to Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards. They’re really opening up, aren’t they? At the TGAs, Nintendo showed off new Mario Maker footage, a new Project S.T.E.A.M. trailer, and lastly, brand new footage of the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U (and Miyamoto casually confirms that Star Fox will arrive before it in 2015). This new footage finally gives us an in-game look at the world, and it looks very impressive. It’s still pretty early though (those copy-pasted trees), but with a year left to go, I’m certain we’ll see even more amazing visuals once it’s out. Big props to Nintendo for showing a game this early! Check out the footage below. Read more…

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Nintendo Reveals Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Remake For 3DS

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 6, 2014 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

After gamers got finished playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, the 3DS enhanced port of the classic N64 game, there was one question: when would we get The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D? Though the unconventional sequel wasn’t originally held in high regard, critical opinion has come to hold Majora’s Mask as one of the most creative, unique entries in the Zelda series. This is due to its dark, strange, and often scary tone, as well as tough, weird mechanics that reinforce the setting. Nintendo has played coy about whether they would port the game to 3DS, though fans expected it to be technologically possible. Finally, Nintendo has confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D would release on 3DS in Spring 2015. The announcement trailer shows just how strange the adventure can be. Read more…

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Link Gets A Sweet Motorcycle In Mario Kart 8

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 16, 2014 in Videogames

Link in Mario Kart 8

There are two DLC packs planned for Mario Kart 8, and they’re planned to have some crossover elements from fellow Nintendo series The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. Each DLC pack features two new cups, four new vehicles, and three new playable characters, one of which is Link. He’ll be in the first DLC pack due November 2014, along with this newly-revealed motorcycle called the Master Cycle. It’s blue like the hilt of the Master Sword, and also looks like a horse. Nintendo humorously notes that this vehicle “has plenty of horse power.” This is such a cool thing to see that I’m going to let that horrible pun slide. Read more…

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Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Brings Link’s Scarf To US

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 10, 2014 in Videogames

Hyrule Warriors: Limited Edition

Both Europe and Japan have the option to buy a limited edition version of Hyrule Warriors that comes with the blue scarf Link wears in-game. But so far, it seemed like North America wouldn’t have that option and would have to go scarf-less. Nintendo of America has offered some good news via Twitter, but it’s unlikely to make very many people happy. There will be a Limited Edition for the US when the game launches on September 26, but it will only be sold in very limited quantities at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. And due to high demand, you can’t preorder it. Read more…

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Zelda Monopoly Releasing This September

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 5, 2014 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda Monopoly

There are Monopoly variants of pretty much every other thing in existence, so why not The Legend of Zelda? Nintendo’s mainstay fantasy series is lending its branding to this new version of Monopoly, despite the economic system of Hyrule likely being incompatible with the fanciful capitalism of this Depression-era game. But whatever, everyone knows how to play Monopoly, even if finishing a game (and doing it without burning bridges) is much harder. You can get Zelda Monopoly on September 15 for $39.99, but be sure to buy it from Gamestop; like videogames, Gamestop really wants you buy from them, so their version will offer a Hyrule map lithograph and an exclusive Ocarina game piece. Read more…

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Nintendo And Tecmo Koei Make Zelda-Dynasty Warriors Spin-off

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 19, 2013 in Videogames

Hyrule Warriors

Everyone’s excited for the next console installment of The Legend of Zelda, which is in development for Wii U. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was a great holdover while the game is in production, but it seems that there will be at least one more console Zelda in the meantime before we get to that game. Nintendo has announced Hyrule Warriors, a collaboration with Tecmo Koei, that is basically Dynasty Warriors, but with Link fighting classic Zelda enemies. It looks a bit more fluid than the usual Dynasty Warriors games I’ve played, though it’s still clearly a similar game. The name is tentative right now, and I’d imagine a lot could change, but not too much: the game is due out sometime in 2014. If it takes most of the year to be released, does this mean that we won’t be seeing the next main Zelda installment for Wii U until 2015? Read more…

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Final Launch Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 17, 2013 in Videogames


Sure, the PS4 just came out, and yes, the Xbox One arrives next week. But you know what I’m really excited for? Forget all that next-gen junk! I’m ready for Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! Both games arrive on November 22nd, and Zelda will also come with the gold 3DS system if you’re so inclined. This final launch trailer for the game shows off a little bit of everything: story, gameplay, and new features. It’s been getting rave reviews so far, proclaiming it one of the best Zelda games ever, so if you’ve been out of the Zelda loop for a bit, maybe now is a great time to jump back in! The trailer is embedded below. Read more…

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Latest Zelda 3DS TV Ad Is Live-Action

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 13, 2013 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

For many gamers, the rest of the month won’t be about picking up the PS4 or Xbox One to play shiny next-gen games. No, they’ll be sticking with a top-down game with cartoony 3D models. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a “direct” sequel to the seminal The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), is out on November 22 in North America. Because blowing a 3DS game’s graphics on a big screen doesn’t look that great, Nintendo made a mostly-live-action TV ad to promote the game. It looks cool and reminds me of a time in the 90s when ads were mostly live-action skits that were sometimes tangentially related to the game itself. Now if only the game itself looked more like this or its concept art; I’ve heard buzz that the 3D effects are great, but that art style looks primitive and almost completely charmless. Read more…

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Europe Gets Classy Zelda-Branded 3DS XL

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 16, 2013 in Videogames

Zelda 3DS XL

One of the reasons I’ve held off on buying a 3DS XL is that the colors so far have disappointed me. The recent limited Pokemon X & Y designs look better, but I was holding out for another Zelda-styled model to match my 3DS and Wii U systems. With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds being released soon, Nintendo has realized that a tie-in would be a good idea and has announced the sexy Zelda 3DS XL you see above. Unfortunately, it has only been announced for Europe so far. Nintendo has seen fit to give Europe some exclusives in recent years, so it’s possible that this system may never come to America, but I remain hopeful that it may pop up as a Black Friday deal. Those living in Europe can buy this limited system on November 22, alongside the release of A Link Between Worlds. (A digital copy of that game is included if you pick this one up.) Read more…

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A New Trailer for Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 14, 2013 in Videogames


It looks like The Legend of Zelda is doing the “alternate world” thing again, but this time they’re really running with it. In this new trailer for the next 3DS game, A Link Between Worlds, they reveal that Hyrule’s opposite-universe version is called… wait for it… Lorule. Yup. I’m not making that up. Of course, Zelda’s counterpart is called Hilda. Like I said, they’re running with this. Another thing to note is that the game now allows you to use all the weapons right away — provided you have enough money to rent them from the store. I wonder how that mechanic will pay off? Seems like Nintendo is at least trying some things different with Zelda! Read more…

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Eiji Aonuma Teases Next Zelda Game: “Not Traditional”

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 4, 2013 in Videogames


A recent interview with Eiji Aonuma, the current producer of the Zelda series, offered up some interesting tidbits about the next game. Mainly, he stated “why does it have to be traditional?” He says they’re learning a lot from Wind Waker HD and and putting it to use in the next Wii U Zelda game, making things much more unique than previous Zeldas. Perhaps most interestingly he stated that he wants to make the next Zelda something so different that it “wouldn’t even matter if Zelda is actually a princess, or not.” I could go for an awesome Zelda game with Zelda as the main character, Aonuma! Make it  so! Read more…



The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Keeps Looking Better

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2013 in Videogames


And you won’t have to wait long to play it! The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is one of the highest-regarded games for the Gamecube, and it’s arriving September 20th on Nintendo digital store, the eShop, and in brick-and-mortar shops on October 4th. Now that review copies are showing up on many doorsteps, more videos have popped up giving us a better look at all the visual changes involved. GameXplain has uploaded a video of a side-by-side comparison of the original Gamecube version and the Wii U update. Let’s just say: it looks great. Watch the video below! Read more…

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It’s No Joke: Nintendo’s New 3DS Is The 2DS

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 29, 2013 in Videogames


I’ll say one thing for Nintendo: you can’t ever safely predict what they’re going to do. Apparently they wanted to offer a cheaper version of the 3DS, targeting kids age 6 and under who shouldn’t be using the system’s 3D visuals but who may want to play the next Pokemon game. So they’ve created the 2DS, a system that plays 3DS (and DS) games with no option to turn on 3D. It’s coming out on October 12, the same day as Pokemon X & Y, for $129.99 in either red or blue. Read more…

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Special Edition Wind Waker Wii U On the Way

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 25, 2013 in Videogames



We don’t know when (probably October), and we don’t know how much (probably $350 or so), but Nintendo will be releasing a special edition Wii U system branded with Zelda-inspired designs on the controller. Along with this news we’ve also gotten word of a few upgrades to Wind Waker HD. The Triforce hunt will be shortened, a harder “Hero Mode” will be available right from the start (enemies do more damage and no hearts drop, you must use potions or heart containers to heal), a new sail will make sailing faster, and you can now take selfies with Link’s camera. Yes, the first game ever to feature selfies, and it’s Wind Waker HD. Thanks, Nintendo. Read more…

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The Master Sword Forged

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 9, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames


Tony Swatton keeps on forging, and his latest piece is the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda. It’s possibly his nicest-looking blade yet, and certainly the best Master Sword  replica I’ve seen – especially since it can actually cut things (mostly). They of course take it out and test it, swing it at various jars filled with gems and soda bottles that vaguely resemble potions. This is all well and good, but Tony keeps referring to it as “Zelda’s Master Sword” which is either hilarious or annoying depending on your personality.  Read more…



Glitches Turn Ocarina Of Time Into Horror Game

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 6, 2013 in Videogames

Shocked Link

Vinesauce is showing us the horrific potential glitches of another N64 game, the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Watch as Link hovers erratically through the air, jewels merge together, and eyes are replaced by mouths. It’s all quite horrifying, like Zelda by way of Silent Hill. Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask already had their share of creepy elements hiding beneath the surface (especially Majora’s Mask), so these glitches might creep you out even more. I’ve never had any glitches when I played various versions of Ocarina of Time, but maybe this has happened to other people before? Read more…

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Nintendo Announces New 3DS Zelda, New Yoshi’s Island, And More

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 18, 2013 in Videogames

Iwata and Luigis

Nintendo just released their latest Nintendo Direct, their online press conference to the masses that’s full of new information from the normally tight-lipped company. As usual, it’s full of charming new titles, awkward yet endearing executives talking, and a few surprises. Let’s run down the big announcements, most of which are centered on 3DS. Read more…

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Real Action Heroes Link Figure Up for Pre-Order

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 25, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames


Did you miss on the Figma Link figure last year? And now you want something just as cool? Medicom is releasing a Link figure as part of their Real Action Heroes line, featuring real cloth clothing and he stands nearly a foot high in size. Really impressive work! The price tag is also pretty impressive, at ¥19,800 (a little over $200). But it’s certainly one of the best Link figures out there, and will be a great centerpiece to any setup. If you’re ready to plop down the cash, Amiami is (of this writing) still taking pre-orders and Otacute’s will open soon. Happy hunting! Read more…

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Nintendo Announces Wii U HD Remake of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 24, 2013 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of the most visually stunning games in the past decade, and a game that still looks just as beautiful in today’s high-def era. (It looks even better when emulated and rerendered into HD!) The world will eventually see a full, new Zelda adventure in HD at some point during the Wii U’s lifespan, but before then, Nintendo is working on something to tide us over: an official HD remake of The Wind Waker. Read more…

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Link Saves Zelda By Journeying Through iMacs And iPads

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 28, 2012 in Videogames

Link and Zelda

The story of Link questing to save Princess Zelda from the clutches of Ganon is pretty established by now, to the point that some consider almost every Zelda game to be an differently-elaborated retelling of the same primal story, despite the fact that Nintendo has released an official timeline. It has been represented in various forms, but this is the first time I’ve seen it recreated across many, many Apple screens. Read more…

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Dark Horse Releases Trailer For Zelda: Hyrule Historia Book

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 20, 2012 in Videogames

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

That Legend of Zelda is pretty special. Even with Nintendo’s best efforts to muck up the latest installments with excessive handholding, the series still manages to retain a sense of wonder and nostalgia. It’s why fans clamored so much for an official timeline that Nintendo finally put one out in The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a companion book covering the entire series (minus the CD-i games, I’d imagine) filled with art and info. The book is coming out on January 16, 2013, and since that’s so close, publisher Dark Horse has released this trailer for the game. A trailer not for a game, but for a book about a game, and not even an adaptation of that game’s story — can you believe it? Read more…



Zelda: Hyrule Historia, An Art Book and Timeline, Arriving January 2013

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 17, 2012 in Videogames


Remember that gorgeous Zelda art book released in Japan, Hyrule Historia? It unveiled, after all the long years of debate, the official Zelda timeline, and most shocking of all, it made sense. Mostly. Sadly it was only for Japan, leaving you with the options of importing it or reading about it online. However now Dark Horse has production descriptions listing the book for January 29th, 2013 at $34.99, confirming it will come out here in the US. That’s still a ways away, but confirmation is always great. The full product description is below, if you’d like to hear more. Read more…

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