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PBS Game/Show probes link between nostalgia, Zelda's success

In its most recent entry, PBS' Game/Show YouTube series wonders if Nintendo's beloved Legend of Zelda series is only so beloved due to an incessant reliance on player nostalgia. While Game/Show doesn't offer an answer to this question – the series is aimed at prompting discussion, not ...

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'Hyrule Warriors' 3D action game announced for Wii U [Update: Trailer added]

Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors during today's Nintendo Direct livestream. Gameplay video for the Wii U action game showed The Legend of Zelda's Link hacking and slashing enemies with an over-the-shoulder camera angle similar to the Dynasty Warriors series. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata s...

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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds hides a crooked secret

Before we got our hands on the game (and awarded it a perfect 5/5 score), the biggest selling point for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was the 3D overhaul it introduces to the beloved world first seen in 1991's A Link To The Past. What most don't know is that underneath the new visuals,...

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PSA: eShop sale on Zelda games for 3DS, Wii U Virtual Console now live

The first round of Nintendo's character-themed eShop sales campaign is now live on the 3DS and Wii U eShop. Customers will be able to save a few rupees when purchasing Zelda games from Nintendo's digital storefront until November 21. For the 3DS, users can save $1.50 when purchasing The Legend ...

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Relax with the soothing sounds of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

We don't know how it plays, nor how it stacks up to the SNES classic it's sprung from, but if this trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is any indicator, the franchise's tradition of featuring lovely, subtly affecting music is well intact. And as we mentioned last week, it ev...

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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to have unlockable difficulty mode, puzzles 'clearer' in 3D

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will etch an additional difficulty option onto its walls for players taking a second pass through its non-linear quest. Siliconera's translation of series producer Eiji Aonuma's interview with Gameswelt revealed that an additional difficulty mode will ...

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Wind Waker HD launch trailer depicts a bright, colorful world

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD makes its retail debut on October 4, bringing with it improved graphics, a handful of gameplay alterations and enough bloom effects to choke a first-year photography major....

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Toon Link adds a dash of cuteness to Super Smash Bros. roster

It's official: The cel-shaded incarnation of Link made famous in games like the recent The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD will be among the fighters featured in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo of Europe broke this news on its Twitter account, though it failed to mentio...

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The Legend of Zelda CGI movie that never was

A pitch reel from Imagi Animation Studios for a CGI The Legend of Zelda film, proposed in early 2007 and subsequently turned down, has made its way online. It was supervised, shot and edited by animator Adam Holmes, who thankfully posted it to his online portfolio for us all to see – well, ...

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Bizarre Ocarina of Time mod replaces Link with Sonic the Hedgehog

Prominent streamer Vinesauce recently broadcast some The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time footage to his fans, but with a twist: Link had been replaced with Sonic the Hedgehog. [Thanks, BPMΩ.]...

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