Breath of the Wild makes you care about Zelda by making her pain palpable. By that measure, Zelda’s journey is a good story that accomplishes what it sets out to do. At the same time, the tale at the heart of the game compounds an ongoing frustration felt by some fans: Zelda isn’t allowed to be the kind of hero Link…
Two masters of their own character met last night in the 2GG Championship, as the clash between the best Sonic and best Link came down to the last second and a single hit’s worth of damage.
Breath of the Wild is light on plot, which makes any missteps stand out. One brief costume change illustrates how designers can fail and how fandom is left picking up the pieces.
An accomplished speedrunner has been working hard all week to get to the end of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before the game is released. So far, he’s managed to reach the final boss in 50 minutes, but not beat it yet.
A guessing game: Which ‘90s heartthrob actor does this picture most remind you of? Leonardo DiCaprio? Tom Cruise? Keanu Reeves???
A new version of Link demands a new ridiculously adorable Nendoroid figure from Japan’s Big Smile Company. Breath of the Wild Link is so cute I just want to eat his face. That’s okay, he has extras.
Normally I’d pick fancy dress-wearing Zelda fover plain old green elf any day, but the DX version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ Link, packed with everything from the Ball and Chain to the Hawkeye mask is making it hard to decide.
In Nintendo Direct Zelda news, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors is available today, and four new Amiibo are coming on December 2, including 8-Bit Link and a Wind Waker two-pack, with special functionality in the upcoming Breath of the Wild.
The latest version of The Legend of Zelda’s hero has been stealing hearts since he made his E3 2014 debut. Medicom’s Real Action Hero figure of Breath of the Wild Link follows suit.
Check out this new official Legend of Zelda artwork—will we be able to rock climb in the upcoming Wii U game? That’d be awesome. (Via Zelda’s Amazon page.)
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?
Link’s Twilight form, immortalized in statue... form. It took the artist several long weeks, but I’d say it was worth it.
Link will do anything for some extra rupees—even if it means screwing everyone else over.
Burnt out and tired of playing for a losing team, professional League of Legends player Austin “Link” Shin announced last night that he was leaving the game. He did so in a bombastic way: writing an 18-page screed that called out nearly all his former teammates, coaches, and ultimately the game itself.
If I ever decide to buy fish, I’ll have to consider this incredible aquarium by Kelsey Kronmiller.
Nine steps to creating awesome Zelda fanart. EternaLegend’s piece, titled “A Hero’s Hardship,” depicts the Hero of Time with “bad memories haunting [him] well after his adventures are over.” The finished, high-res painting can be found below—check out EternaLegend on Tumblr here and on DeviantArt here for more.
Nintendo may or may not ever give us a woman version of Link from Legend of Zelda, but where there's a will, there's a way. Or a game jam.
Link, the green-capped hero from The Legend of Zelda series, is one of gaming’s most enduring, best loved, and iconic creations.