Custom Zelda GameCube Is A Mini Treasure Chest

With Hylian numbers showing joystick ports and with an amazing painting of Link on top, artist Vadu Amka's repainted custom The Wind Waker GameCube really looks like some ancient device found at a remote dig site. » 3/20/15 9:30am 3/20/15 9:30am

"This is what I think Wind Waker would look like on the SNES," writes gilamasan, the guy behind this piece of Zelda fanart. "I imagined the sailing would be done with Mode 7 graphics like in Super Mario Kart and F-Zero." Looks about right to me. Head over here to see more of gilamasan's artwork. » 3/13/15 8:30am 3/13/15 8:30am

Painting Toon Link from start to finish, by redditor paosquared, made as a gift for a friend and then shared on r/zelda. paosquared documents the process in the imgur album embedded below, where you can also find hi-res photos of each stage. » 12/29/14 8:30am 12/29/14 8:30am

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's Sea Chart as a LEGO Microbuild

Here's proof that you don't necessarily need thousands of dollars to build something unique with LEGO. Although you might need a lot of blue blocks (and around 1,900 pieces total), the simplicity is perfect in BrucilSprout's microbuild of Wind Waker's sea chart. » 12/23/14 9:20am 12/23/14 9:20am

The Best Non-Violent Moments In Video Games

Violence in games can be great—not to mention really powerful, as we recently discussed. What about the other side of the coin, though? The moments (or even entire games) when bloodshed stops and everyone shows their true colors? Let's sit back, get all deep, and talk about those. » 6/30/14 9:08pm 6/30/14 9:08pm

The Man In Charge of Zelda Says He Wants to Keep Changing It

Any little change in a Legend of Zelda game—tweaks to established mechanics, a shift in art style or sly nods to a previous iteration—excites and infuriates the players who love Nintendo’s iconic RPG series. Eiji Aonuma knows this and the designer who’s charting the future for the franchise came to New York ready to… » 10/14/13 1:30pm 10/14/13 1:30pm

Before Finally Playing Wind Waker HD, Why Not Enjoy One More Trailer?

As you know, the graphically (and otherwise) upgraded version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker arrives in brick and mortar stores around the US early next month. Good thing there's also a digital download version which comes out today. » 9/20/13 6:20am 9/20/13 6:20am

Let's Compare the Old Wind Waker To The New One

Nintendo Japan has released two trailers showcasing some gameplay from the HD Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. One of them happens to be a nice little comparison video. Let's take a look! » 9/04/13 4:30am 9/04/13 4:30am

Here's Why Sailing Took So Damn Long in Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

There's a reason sailing the sea in the GameCube version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was so slow and tedious. If the boat moved any faster, you'd sail off the edge of the ocean. Flat-Earthers smell a conspiracy! » 6/13/13 2:00pm 6/13/13 2:00pm

Yes, The New Assassin's Creed Is Like That Lovely Zelda Game

They don't make many games that let you sail wherever you want to go on the sea, battling other ships, discovering islands, hunting for treasure. » 3/04/13 10:40am 3/04/13 10:40am

Dragon Roost Island, You Stole My Heart

Long-time readers of Kotaku may already know that my absolute, unquestioned, favourite video game of all time is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker » 3/29/12 9:00pm 3/29/12 9:00pm. There are many reasons for this. The timeless art style, the "open world" design, the inherent charm and humour present throughout. There's one more reason though…

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Snow Temple Preview: Ditching Zelda

Two of the major selling points for The Legend of Zelda: Spirits Tracks have been the train and the addition of Zelda to Link as a companion character. But what can you expect from the rest of the game? » 11/20/09 8:40pm 11/20/09 8:40pm

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Preview: Pigs Might Fly

We get a new Zelda this fall, as Link gets a train, a phantom friend to do some of his dirty work and a new species of animal to enrage. This week, we played more. » 6/24/09 6:00pm 6/24/09 6:00pm