Earlier this year, I threw a temper tantrum. I was mid-way through Horizon Zero Dawn, a game of dazzling polish and exciting potential, and after a few hours of streamlined, mildly inspired introduction, I viewed with horror what the remainder of my time with the game would be: It was to be, yet again, a map game. I…
Nintendo is dressing up the plain old 2DS in The Legend of Zelda for Black Friday. The $70 green and yellow handheld comes pre-installed with Ocarina of Time 3D. There’s also a special “Explorer’s Edition” of Breath of the Wild for the Switch, bundled with a 100-page guide and a map for $60.
Despite Nintendo’s recent, conspicuous quiet on the topic, the second expansion for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still coming soon, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told me this afternoon during a quick chat in midtown Manhattan. We talked about that and a host of other topics, including…
Last week, a Nintendo Switch update made it possible to share short videos of select first-party games on social media. The feature isn’t perfect, but it doesn’t matter. Right now, despite being in the middle of fall game season, many video game fans are talking about months-old Nintendo releases instead.
The PC “version” of Breath of the Wild already looked good with its increased resolution, but thanks to the release of the Clarity FX pack this week for the CEMU emulator, it’s looking out of this world.
Running through the Hyrule of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you come across breathtaking sights one after the other: Massive fortresses, dizzyingly high towers, vast open plains. But according to the open-world game’s designers, the two most salient features of Hyrule were triangles and rectangles.
We’ve seen GTA, Mario and Minecraft modded into Breath of the Wild on Wii U and PC, but now we are getting into the good stuff.
Now that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is running pretty well on the PC, it’s time for people to start messing it with. Like turning Link into Carl Johnson from GTA: San Andreas, or Steve from Minecraft.
I started playing Breath of the Wild a few weeks ago, and, so far, I love it. However, I’ve come across a few things while playing that have left me confused. Here are some questions I have about magic, Princess Zelda, and other characters in Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo has been giving Breath of the Wild players free items for reading the Switch’s news feed. It’s a little broken.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a very distinctive cel-shaded look. That, for some reason, breaks if you climb inside one tiny little space.
As previously discussed, my son is getting pretty good at video games. Because of this, despite being only four years old, I’ve started letting him play Zelda: Breath of the Wild by himself. It has turned out to be a very good decision.
Breath of the Wild’s difficult Master Mode makes monsters tougher and the world much more dangerous than before. For speedrunners attempting to complete the game quickly, this provides new challenges and opportunities.
Similar to how reading Kotaku news stories will unlock rainbows of happiness in your life, reading a post on the Nintendo Switch news feed today will give you apples and a piece of raw meat in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
If you’ve ever wanted to cook like Link in Breath Of The Wild, the chef at Binging With Babish has you covered with these recipes. Just hold your nose before cutting the durian fruit.
The first thing you’ll discover in Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s new “Master Mode” difficulty is that combat isn’t worth it. You don’t want a fight. Run away.
In the past couple of months there’s been a phrase that haunts me. It reverberates in my dreams and my darkest nightmares. It’s the first words I hear when I arrive home from work. It’s the first words I hear when being woken up at 5:30am on a still-dark Saturday morning. “Daddee. DADDEE. Can I play YOUR game.”
Breath of the Wild’s new DLC offers another hint as to where the game fits on the Zelda timelines, and in doing so, also raises more questions than it answers.