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  • Blog Post: Four Teaser Trailers That Did Exactly What They Were Supposed To

    With the Star Wars teaser trailer continuing to make the rounds online ( and being mercilessly spoofed ), it prompts me to think of some of the teasers for video games I am most excited to learn more about. These are the recent teasers that drip-fed just the right amount of information to make me excited... More
  • Blog Post: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Was Almost A Zelda Game

    Before Captain Toad ever made his debut in Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker director Shinya Hiratake dreamed of a game set inside smaller worlds. He had reasoned that if he removed the jumping mechanic from a platformer that he could shrink a game's levels by a significant degree... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    With Nintendo's announcement of the 3DS remake of Link's creepiest adventure , we decided to look back at the original. Released shortly after the groundbreaking Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask reuses characters and assets from the first 3D Zelda title to create the surreal, dreamlike world... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Playing As Link In Mario Kart 8's Zelda DLC

    Mario Kart 8 has been one of Nintendo's best selling Wii U games. The game came out back in May, but it still has a lot of life left in it thanks to some upcoming DLC. New characters, new karts, and new tracks will all be included – the most significant of which is themed after The Legend of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Rematch

    Yesterday , we gathered seven editors and one intern around a Wii U to play Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We had so much fun, that we had to do it again. This time we gathered six editors and two interns for two straightforward rounds of what basically amounts to indiscernible madness. Join myself, Wade Wojcik... More
  • Blog Post: What Should Nintendo Do With Its Amiibos?

    Nintendo’s amiibos are adorable little action figures I look forward to staring at while they find a home on my desk, but as of this moment, their application seems limited. Of the confirmed games that will take advantage of the figures, Super Smash Bros. is the only one we really know how amiibos... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Hyrule Warriors

    The bizarre Dynasty Warriors Legend of Zelda crossover is right around the corner, and we take a look at one of the game's Twilight Princess levels with Midna taking on the hordes of moblins. Fair warning, there is a spoiler here for a big set piece moment involving a big reference to a popular Zelda... More
  • Blog Post: This Is What Happens When You Attack A Cucco In Hyrule Warriors

    Attacking the Cuccos in any Zelda game is never good idea, and Hyrule Warriors is no exception. Andrew Reiner and myself decided to test our luck anyway, just to see what happens. Things get out of hand quickly when I start swinging my sword at a chicken hanging out in a Great Fairy fountain who was... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At PAX Prime 2014: Cosplay

    PAX is a hugely popular destination for cosplay, and this year was no exception. Here's a sampling of some of the impressive costuming. I saved the best for first, as you can see above. If you're not sure who you are looking at, head here to learn more . After the release of P.T., these two really... More
  • Blog Post: Tips For Surviving The Summer Gaming Slump

    If you're a gamer, you're no stranger to summer release droughts, but this time doesn't have to be such a downer. You can view this break as an opportunity, whether it's trying a new genre or preparing for your favorite releases. We know gaming dry spells can be rough, especially when... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Play Nintendo Tour 2014

    Nintendo recently announced a mobile tour of its video games and themed photo-ops traveling across the United States over the course of three months. The tour stopped by the Mall of America in Minnesota which isn't too far from Game Informer's offices, so I went and took a few photos. Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: The Many Characters We Hope To Play As In Hyrule Warriors

    The creators behind Hyrule Warriors are calling the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Zelda mash-up a celebration of the Zelda series, saying you will be able to play as your favorite characters. The Zelda series has a huge cast of characters both big and small, and these are some of the ones we hope make the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 Wii Games

    Nintendo has ended its seven-year relationship with the Wii, and moved on to its new life with the Wii U, and we've taken this moment to reflect on the console’s best games. With more than 100 million units sold, the Wii had a successful run. Here are the best games the Wii has to offer. For... More
  • Blog Post: Hyrule Warriors Interview – Breaking Down The Dynasty Warriors And Zelda Overlap

    At E3 2014 this year, I had the chance to chat with the creative force behind the upcoming Hyrule Warriors. I spoke with general producer Hisashi Koinuma and development producer Yosuke Hayashi from Tecmo Koei, and supervisor and producer on the Zelda series in general, Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo. We discussed... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Nintendo's E3 2014 Press Conference

    For the second year in a row, Nintendo has opted out of the traditional E3 press conference. On Tuesday morning, Nintendo unveiled its new "Nintendo Digital Event" pre-made video and it contained plenty of announcements. Game Informer's Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard met up in an L.A. hotel... More
  • Blog Post: Five Effective Video Game Teaser Images

    Recently, the creator of Flappy Bird tweeted out an image from his new game . It was a tease for what's to come and it got me thinking about still image teasers of the past that worked to get me excited about upcoming games. Final Fantasy XII Following the release of Final Fantasy X and armed with... More
  • Blog Post: Gilbert Gottfried Voices Our Favorite Video Games

    If you’ve seen Aladdin , remember the Aflac duck, or are a fan of comedy in general, then you’re familiar with the squawking voice of Gilbert Gottfried. The legendary comic has reprised his role as the annoying parrot Iago in Kingdom Hearts games, but we’ve always wanted to hear his... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At Decades Of Bizarre Nintendo Videos

    If Nintendo’s recent Tomodachi Life and E3 announcements are any indication, the company is slowly losing its mind, and it has cameras on hand to capture the insanity – not that we’re complaining. Nintendo’s recent announcements have been as entertaining as they are bizarre, but... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From Zelda On Wii U

    Zelda is beloved amongst gamers, and for good reason. The series has delivered many defining video game experiences for many players. It’s a series fans hold to a high standard, demanding evolution with each entry, but continue to insist that it not stray too far from what made them fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: The 25 Best Game Boy Games Of All Time

    Newer handheld systems like Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita might be garnering a lot of excitement, but all their innovation is built on the backs of the handheld systems that have come before. Though it had lesser predecessors, the undisputed granddaddy of handheld gaming... More
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