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Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors coming to Nintendo 3DS


Unlisted trailer leaked ahead of E3
Jun 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Hyrule Warriors is on its way to Nintendo 3DS, a leaked trailer for the game reveals.  The good word comes from an unlisted video on developer Koei Tecmo's YouTube channel, which shows footage of two new characters, Wind...
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Nintendo

The Nintendo World Championships will have The Legend of Zelda


It's so bad
Jun 02
// Joe Parlock
Fuck all the game and console announcements and fuck the cringe-worthy businessmen in blazers and t-shirts pretending to be excited about games, because the Nintendo World Championships is coming to E3 2015. It’s the mo...
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Zelda Wedding

Zelda-themed wedding held inside a GameStop


Triforce of Love
May 29
// Jed Whitaker
Break out the tissues as you watch the above video of a couple of Zelda fanatics getting married in a GameStop while tears stream down the groom's face. The couple met in that very store during a Mario Kart tournament. The r...
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Emulation

The first commercial 3DS game's been successfully emulated


Don't get your hopes up just yet
May 12
// Joe Parlock
Emulation’s in a weird legal grey area that’s all kinds of fascinating to me. The actual bit of software designed to play ROMs is legal, but the BIOS file that makes it run? You usually have to acquire them throug...
Zelda comic photo
Zelda comic

Nintendo Power's amazing A Link to the Past comic is back


Reprinted for posterity
May 05
// Jordan Devore
Oh hell yes. Viz Media has reprinted the comic adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Amazon has it as a paperback for $13.89. Illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori of Cyborg 009 fame, the art is as wonderful now as it was back in the Nintendo Power days. I neglected to pre-order the book in January, so this is a pleasant surprise indeed. [Via Tiny Cartridge]
Legend of Zelda HTML5 photo
Legend of Zelda HTML5

Someone made a fully-explorable HTML5 map for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


It works on mobile too
Apr 29
// Chris Carter
This was a pretty random thing to find, but thanks to a reader I've now fully explored the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past map multiple times over this morning. It's hosted over at Jadsdsengine and runs on HTML5...
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Advance Wars!

PSA: Download your Club Nintendo elite rewards before Friday


Advance Wars!
Apr 29
// Steven Hansen
Club Nintendo is shutting down. The ability to accumulate coins ended alongside March's turn to April. April is the last month that Gold (300 coins) and Platinum (600 coins) members can download elite status gifts, which mean...
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Music

Silky smooth Game Music Lullabies Volume II out now


Featuring Final Fantasy, Majora's Mask, and more
Apr 28
// Jordan Devore
[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano, the producer of Game Music Lullabies Volume II, previously wrote for Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into this news post.] It seems like I was...
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Twilight Princess

Guy claims he StreetPassed someone playing Twilight Princess on 3DS


Zelda Symphony concert attendee may have goofed
Apr 19
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: More shots of this screen are coming in from other attendees of the concert.] [Update #2: It's fake. While TaDavidID, the guy who generated the image above, has gone on to add video and more images to suppo...
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Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
// Jed Whitaker
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd...
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Nintendo

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers


Some actually look like good numbers
Apr 17
// Joe Parlock
It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...
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Game of Hyrule

Watch Hyrule spring from the ground à la the Game of Thrones intro


A Link to Game of Thrones
Apr 07
// Brett Makedonski
Millions of fans know the overworld of Game of Thrones due to the map depicted in the intro of each episode. However, to many, this video's overworld will be instantly recognizable upon first viewing because of decades ...
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Zelda Wii U delay

Darn! Sounds like Zelda Wii U won't be out this year


Aonuma wants to make 'the ultimate and most complete Zelda game'
Mar 27
// Jordan Devore
Arguably the biggest Wii U game of the year, Zelda, won't release in 2015 after all. Or, at least, Nintendo is "no longer making a 2015 release [its] number one priority," to put it another way. In a video update, producer E...
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Majora's Mask N3DSXL

Majora's Mask New 3DS available at GameStop again


I love gollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld!
Mar 24
// Jed Whitaker
The seemingly super limited edition Majora's Mask New 3DS XL is available now at GameStop stores across the United States. Looks like online ordering for the console is still unavailable so if you want to get one you'd b...
Zelda shield photo
Zelda shield

Man at Arms crafts Legend of Zelda shield


Wow, this thing HYRULES, GET IT?
Mar 23
// Steven Hansen
Another Man at Arms, then? Though it seems the series spun off since I've last seen it (last year) with a new team of blacksmiths. Still, this one goes well with the recent trend of cool craftspeople making cool Legend of Ze...
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Iwata says

Report of Netflix's Game of Thrones-style Zelda series 'not based on correct information'


There goes my Dream cast
Mar 23
// Steven Hansen
I was so excited for the reported "Game of Thrones for a family audience" Legend of Zelda series that Netflix was producing that I went ahead and wrote up my "dream cast" (SEGA joke) for the series. Looks like my ace tel...
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Isaac shirts

Bind yourself in Isaac shirts


Show your naked crying boy pride
Mar 22
// Nic Rowen
These Binding of Isaac shirts from theyetee.com combine the terror of Isaac with nostalgic love for Zelda, creating something that is making me reconsider my “no game t-shit” policy. The three new shirts include a...
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We Can Do It!

'Do it' with female Nintendo characters to celebrate Women's History Month


Pretty risqué of Nintendo if you ask me
Mar 17
// Jed Whitaker
Nintendo sent out a press release celebrating Women's History Month with details about the history of its strong female characters, but I think the company might have missed the point. In the gallery below are pictures that w...
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NPD

February NPD proves we still love Zelda


All bow before the 3DS
Mar 12
// Robert Summa
It looks like we can all temper those Nintendo is doomed stories that always pop up in their forever click-bait form. According to the latest NPD numbers for February, Nintendo proved that they still have the ability to print...
Stop-motion Link photo
Stop-motion Link

That time Link savagely killed a monster for Vine


More stop-motion Legend of Zelda fun
Mar 12
// Jordan Devore
Holmes passed along this "stop-motion animation Zelda thing" by Johnny McHone earlier today and I put off watching it for far too long. Don't make the same mistake! The video borders on amateurish at times, but that ends up ...
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GDC VIDEO

Escalator Pitch: Would you invest in Majora's Mask?


Would you fund The Legend of Zelda?
Mar 09
// Steven Hansen
We're back with more Escalator Pitches from last week at GDC! Expect to GDsee more of them going up throughout the week. Indie developers make some cool as heck games, but they're not always so great at selling them. We wan...
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Monster Hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4's Legend of Zelda DLC will arrive this month


March 6
Mar 06
// Chris Carter
[Update: it's live today! Go pick it up] Still playing Monster Hunter 4? Well you'll be happy to boot it up on March 6, as a number of free DLC items are arriving at that time. On that day, you'll get a Link outfit, incl...
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors


Can you pull it off?
Feb 26
// Jordan Devore
9,999,999 Rupees in Hyrule Warriors. Yeah, I could go for that. The game's community has been working tirelessly to figure out a newly discovered glitch that involves slaying a giant boss (King Dodongo, Gohma, etc.) with a w...
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors' play-as-Ganon mode looks broken and awesome


Upcoming patch will fix long loading times, thank goodness
Feb 26
// Jordan Devore
In the next and seemingly final piece of DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we'll be able to punch bosses in the face as the biggest boss of all, Ganon, in his own separate mode. I'm eager to let my anger out on the Imprisoned, that j...
Zelda photo
Zelda

Laura's Gaming Butts: A Link To The Ass


Activate the Triforce of asses
Feb 26
// Laura Kate Dale
Hello all and welcome to Laura's Gaming Butts, Destructoid's new weekly YouTube show about butts in videogames. Yep, it's a video podcast where I get guests in to talk about butts. Professional journalism at its finest. This...
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Offbeat

Chainsaw-carved Majora's Mask is authentic as it gets


Got wood?
Feb 26
// Steven Hansen
Now that's a one of a kind collector's item. Forget the gaudy gold New 3DS XL. Artist Griffon Ramsey works with the most delicate brush of all, the chained saw, and with it she sculpted this beautiful Majora's Mask out of a ...
Majora's Mask photo
Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask bumped by God Eater from atop Japanese sales charts


God Eater's all the rage (burst)
Feb 25
// Brett Makedonski
It wasn't a long reign -- just one week, in fact -- but it was a good one. Majora's Mask 3D has to settle for second place on the Japanese sales charts. God Eater 2: Rage Burst is the new ruler. In its second w...

Tingle is the heterosexual hero that gaming deserves

Feb 19 // Ben Davis
Except he's not gay. Now, he could be straight, bisexual, or asexual. We don't really know. But I'm going to assume he's straight, because I think that would be great. Some of you may be thinking, "But Ben, videogames are already saturated with heterosexual male characters as it is." True, but how many of those heterosexual male characters are unabashedly effeminate and completely willing to break gender norms? I can think of a few characters who fit that description: The King of All Cosmos from Katamari, Ebisumaru from Mystical Ninja, possibly Ghirahim from Skyward Sword. It's still something I'd like to see more of, though, because I'm all about seeing gender norms tossed aside in favor of variety and more interesting personalities. Others are probably thinking, "Ben, why the fuck should we care about Tingle's sexuality?" Well, you probably shouldn't, unless you have the urge to browse some Tingle fanfiction. His sexuality is not at all important to the games' stories, with the possible exception of Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, where he seemed to be all over the beautiful ladies in the game, especially the busty Pinkle (Tingle is clearly a breast man). But for the most part it doesn't matter, yet it's still fun to think about. If Tingle ever appears in another Zelda game, or if Rosy Rupeeland gets another sequel like we all know it deserves, I hope to see him in a relationship with a gorgeous fairy girl. Maybe he could even be a family man, with several fairy children running around. As long as he keeps on being his fabulous, flamboyant, totally heterosexual self, then it's all good. We could use more characters like Tingle in games.
Tingle photo
'Hey ladies.'
In a recent Kotaku interview with Eiji Aonuma, the longtime Zelda producer confirmed that Tingle is, in fact, not gay. He's "just an odd person." This isn't exactly riveting news, but it is interesting that so many people see...

Game News Haikus photo
Game news nirvana
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th...

Majora's Mask 3DS photo
Majora's Mask 3DS

Still haven't picked up Majora's Mask 3D yet? Here's another comparison video


N64 vs. 3DS
Feb 17
// Chris Carter
Based on all of the happy pictures I saw of people getting their shiny new Majora 3DS and Majora's Mask collectors editions, I'm thinking a lot of people have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D this past week...

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