Last Friday, Stephen Totilo and I played through a modded version of Zelda: A Link to the Past called the Randomizer. It randomizes the contents of every chest and item-giver in the game, which shifts things in some really interesting ways.
We see a lot of cosplay videos trying to make music, but here’s a music video that’s doing Zelda cosplay. And a lot of it.
Layze Michelle is a Brazilian cosplayer and big Zelda fan who has made a habit of creating some incredible cosplay based on Nintendo’s series.
Picture, if you will, the opening scene of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It’s storming outside. The princess is sending you telepathic messages asking if you’ll come save her. Your uncle leaves the house, telling you to stay put, and you go open the chest in your living room, expecting to find an old lamp.…
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of the best—maybe even the best Zelda game, so it’s a treat to watch speedrunner ZorlaxSeven blaze through it all in just under an hour and a half.
“First of all, it would be great if I didn’t have to put a release date out at all,” Nintendo’s longtime chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently told me when I asked him about the tendency for Zelda games to be late. “But I have to.” We both laughed.
Christina Grimmie, the young singer (and former The Voice contestant) who was tragically shot and killed in Orlando earlier this month, was a massive and very vocal fan of the Legend of Zelda series. In the wake of her murder, fans have been asking Nintendo to honour her in an upcoming game.
We ended this E3 the way we started, by going hands-on with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is direct feed footage of some cool moments that happened naturally as we played the game.
The next Zelda game isn’t out yet, but eagle-eyed players are already finding all sorts of cool easter eggs.
The line to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3 is apparently really, really, really, really, really, really, really long.
Throughout the morning and afternoon, Nintendo folks have been demoing their new open-world Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. (We’ve played it, too.) If you missed some of the stream, we’ve got you covered.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma credits fan speculation for the creation of a female Link in the recent Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors 3DS game, but he clarified to Kotaku here at E3 that the Link in the new Wii U Zelda who first showed up in a 2014 trailer was always planned to be a guy.
I’ve played the new Zelda game for about half an hour. It’s terrific. It’s also very unlike the many Zeldas I’ve played before.
Nintendo today revealed a bunch of new information on their next Zelda game, due to come out on NX and Wii U next year.
Ready to learn about the next Zelda? In lieu of a Nintendo Direct this year, the big N is running a Treehouse stream that’s dedicated to Link’s new adventure, among other games. Let’s watch!
Today Nintendo announced that they plan to talk about more than just the new Zelda at E3 later this month. Don’t get your hopes up: there’s still no press conference or Nintendo Direct planned. But at least they’ll show off some other games.
When Nintendo announced last week that Zelda will be the only playable game at this year’s E3, they left the door open for a press conference or Direct where they could announce other non-playable games. Seems like that ain’t happening, either.
In the far future depicted in this fan art, Link likely has an easier time dealing with Navi’s nagging. Who is now a robot. That can most likely be turned off. Isn’t the future great?
Longtime Nintendo fans may remember the brutal last years of Wii, in 2010 and 2011, when third-party support had dried up and just about all Nintendo put out was Skyward Sword and Fortune Street. After today’s news, it seems like 2016 might be even worse.