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  • Blog Post: Learn Which Zelda Games Began Life As Remakes Of Other Zelda Games

    A new video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the Zelda series. The video details how many Zelda titles began as attempts at remaking previous Zelda titles, and how it took The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's visuals to inspire Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma's wife... More
  • Blog Post: Link Is Not A Woman In Zelda On Wii U

    Update: In a recent interview, Aonuma said the Link featured in the trailer is not a woman, and that the comments he made about the character's identity weren't meant to be taken seriously. "It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying 'oh it's a female character'... More
  • Blog Post: Eiji Aonuma Addresses Hyrule Warriors’ Place In The Zelda Timeline

    I have a personal obsession with the Zelda timeline, and when I brought the topic up with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma during a recent interview, he didn’t need a translator to know what I was asking about. As soon as he heard the word timeline, he began chuckling. Is Hyrule Warriors canon... More
  • Blog Post: Princess Zelda And Midna Playable In Hyrule Warriors [Trailer Added]

    Link has been the star of every Hyrule Warriors trailer, and Impa has been confirmed playable , but the roster still has more to offer. Today Nintendo revealed Midna and Princess Zelda – a character Nintendo fans rarely get the opportunity to play as – were announced as playable, but that’s... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive Paper Diorama Recreates Zelda: Link To The Past's Overworld

    An artist who goes by the name Wuppes creates paper dioramas inspired by video games. His Link to the Past overworld map is particularly impressive. You can find more of Wuppes' work on his tumblr blog , which has more images of the Hyrule piece you see above, as well as dioramas representing Street... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap Coming To Wii U In Europe Soon, North America TBD

    Update: Though its release date is "TBD", The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap does appear on Nintendo's North American website for the Wii U with accompanying Wii U images, which you can see above. Thanks to @WillHeroX for the tip! Original story: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is... More
  • Blog Post: Hyrule Warriors Has A Japanese Release Date

    Zelda's strange mash-up with Dynasty Warriors is launching on Wii U in Japan this summer. We don't know when Hyrule Warriors will be launching in North America – presumably we'll learn at E3 – but Siliconera reporting from Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, says the game will... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Put Characters To Work In New Licensing Deals

    Mario, Luigi, Link, and the gang already hold down Nintendo's video games, but now the company plans to put them to work with host of new licensing deals. Nintendo head Satoru Iwata said in a recent call to investors, "We are not at a stage where we can share the specifics with you today, but... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And Star Wars Collide In Super Smash Wars Episode 3

    Majora's Moon is nearly operational, and only one band of intergalactic heroes can save the universe from it's wrath in this clever parody of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi staring Nintendo's loveable icons. This adorable fan-made animated short from James Farr is filled with references to... More
  • Blog Post: Legend of Zelda-Themed DLC Available For Sonic Lost World

    Sonic is no stranger when it comes to entering the universes of other video games. He’s fought in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, participated in the Olympics, and explored Yoshi’s Island. Now he is racing into Hyrule in a new Zelda-themed DLC for Sonic Lost World. The Zelda Zone DLC is available... More
  • Blog Post: The Twitch Community Tackles Zelda In New Crowd-Played Stream

    After the massive success of Twitch plays Pokémon , you knew others were coming. Someone has set up a stream for players to tackle the original Zelda. Like the Pokémon stream ( which is still going strong ), Twitch chat users enter commands like a, b, up, down, left, and right in order... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 02/21/2014

    The Game Informer offices got bombarded with snow this week, but after we work up a sweat digging out our igloos, we'll curl up under some blankets and play some games. What about you? Ben Hanson: This weekend I'd love to keep playing Strider on PC but it keeps crashing on me. Outside of that... More
  • Blog Post: See The Legend Of Zelda In First-Person

    What happens when you take one of the most iconic top-down games and adapt it for the Oculus Rift? You can see for yourself. This version of the game is similar to the one you know and love, except you're exploring Hyrule (and attacking monsters) in first-person. Though currently available in beta... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Franchise Hand-Offs?

    With the announcement today of Rise of the Dark Spark , we learned Transformers has been handed off to a new developer. How do you feel about franchises being relocated in this way? High Moon Studios did not invent Transformers, but it took a franchise with a less-than-stellar video game reputation and... More
  • Blog Post: Last Day For Free Zelda: Four Swords, First Day For Free Dead Island

    Nintendo's free digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for 3DS promotion ends today, and Xbox Live's free digital copy of Dead Island has just begin. It’s the last day to download Four Swords Anniv. Ed. for free in the #eShop on #3DS . Grab your Pegasus Boots and hurry! #4Swords4Days4Free... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Digital Download Or Physical Retail?

    As we move into the new generation of video gaming, the choice between downloading a game and braving the real world to purchase a box is more prevalent than ever. Despite lacking physical components like a disc or a case, downloading a game as opposed to purchasing it from a store (or from an online... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Meets Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In New Animated Short

    YouTube animator James Farr has delivered the second and third parts in their animated Nintendo and Star Wars mash-up series. You can check out the first part by heading here , which covers Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope . Each video is about five minutes long, and hits all the major story beats... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines A Real Life Legend Of Zelda

    Nate Hallinan is a freelance concept artist and illustrator with a history at SuperGenius Studio and Microsoft Games. He also created the scariest skulltula from the Legend of Zelda we've ever seen. Take a look below at his fresh take on the Gorons, illustrating one creeping around in a dark cave... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Has Been The Best Year For Video Games?

    With 2013 behind us, we can all agree that it was a fantastic year for video games. Was it the best year for video games? Or is there another, more impressive year? 2013 saw new Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it also saw a slew of excellent video games that we will surely be discussing and playing... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Do You Feel About Hyrule Warriors?

    We've all had a few days to reflect since the surprise announcement of Hyrule Warriors (name not final) earlier this week. Now that the announcement has settled in, are you excited about the game? It's not a collaboration that is totally insane. The Zelda series has always been one with action... More
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