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  • Blog Post: Looking At The Past, Present, And Future Of The Wii U

    Need a quick reminder about why you have a Wii U? Check out this Nintendo video that gives a brief overview of the some of the best games to release this last last year along with a quick look at some exciting upcoming titles. Take a glance at some of these Wii U's hottest recent releases, and then... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Responds To Request For Robin Williams To Appear In Zelda Title

    A petition to include some kind of Robin Williams memorial in a future Zelda title has reached over 100,000 signatures, and Nintendo has offered a response. Much like the petition that encouraged Blizzard to include a Robin Williams NPC in World of Warcraft , this petition asks Nintendo to consider creating... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Who's Your Favorite Gaming Princess

    In honor of national Princess Peach month, we get down to the pit of the matter by asking a hard hitting question. Okay, National Princess Peach month isn't a real thing, but it actually is National Peach month, and Nintendo thinks that includes its popular princess. August is National (Princess... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made Zelda: Majora's Mask Remake Project Releases Update Video

    Artists Pablo Belmonte and Paco Martínez released this video in 2012 of the opening Majora's Mask remade in high-definition, but it looks the project was never meant to end at just that video. A new video, which you can see below, shows the pair's progress on rebuilding more of the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Visit Hyrule With This Temporary T-Shirt

    This tourist-friendly Zelda t-shirt will only be available for about 13 more hours. You can find the temporary t-shirt on Ript Apparel , where you can actually put the print on things other than a t-shirt. The shirt version will run you $10, but you will be spending more if you want to put it on a laptop... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Record-Setting 18:10 Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speedrun With Commentary

    Recently, speedrunner Cosmo set a new speed record for beating The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at any percentage, and he has released a video commentating the run. The record was set about two weeks ago and you can check out the original Twitch stream by heading here . Since setting the record of... More
  • 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
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