Yoshi's New Island is shaping up to be a crappier-looking retread of the original Yoshi's Island, and some folks worry that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will likewise compare unfavorably to A Link to the Past. I... more
I don't know what I was expecting with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It's.. The Wind Waker... in HD. Surprise, surprise!
The GameCube original is such a great-looking game that holds up extremely well today, and it ... more
Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti... more
Hyrule, its neighboring nations, and its parallel dimensions are filled with no shortage of remarkable enemies, ranging from cute and unassuming to pure nightmare fuel. When you step back and realize just how varied The Legen... more
It's our old friends: Max Factory's figma Link and figma Samus! These sexy poseable figurines were all the rage when they released last year, and they quickly sold out. If you missed that window, it was off to ... more
It's been a while since we shared a piece from our artsy pal Zac Gorman, but his latest deserves your attention. Based on the famous opening scene from The Legend of Zelda, this comic turns what we thought we knew completely ... more
Yesterday Nintendo announced a new Zelda game set in the same world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This sequel of sorts takes place in the Hyrule from the Super Nintendo era, and a user over on Zelda Informer com... more
Wow Nintendo! Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, at the last possible moment swooped in during today's Nintendo Direct and announced a brand new title for the Nintendo 3DS: a brand new 3DS Zelda game!
It's based... more
Why the denizens of Hyrule still exchange Rupees is beyond me. Have you seen the size of those things? A single shard occupies an entire treasure chest! How could anybody fit more than one in their pocket?
It's high time that... more
That Link figma by Max Factory which went on sale last year? It is now garbage. Find the closest waste receptacle and chuck that sh*t in there with extreme prejudice. That Link on Epona statue by First 4 Figures? It doesn't e... more
Parents can be really awesome when it comes to cake. I remember for a birthday long ago, my mom made me a prehistoric landscape cake populated by dinosaurs, rough terrain, boulders, trees, and an erupting volcano. I thought ... more
Pokémon plus Nobunaga's Ambition? That's hot. Pokémon plus The Legend of Zelda? Why hasn't this happened yet!?
Artist Finni Chang decided to recast Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf as Pokémon trainers with appr... more
Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ... more
A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G... more
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is an incredible book. So incredible, in fact, that at least one unscrupulous person tried to capitalize on demand by scalping numerous copies of the book's Limited Edition -- that guy wis... more
I've got myself a copy of the Zelda series bible Hyrule Historia, and it's as amazing as everyone says. However, for highly appealing ancillary game merch such as art books, I like to splurge a little extra on fancy collector... more
Superfans of brentalfloss might be aware that he has his own self-titled webcomic. He doesn't draw it -- doodles are provided by one Andrew Dobson -- but he co-writes along with series creator Dan Roth. And whenever there's a... more
I'm convinced that artist Zac Gorman is an Emotion Lord. How else can he play with our hearts and minds if not through the power of fifth-dimensional manipulation? Consider his recent Pikmin comic, in which he turns a bright ... more
That the Darksiders games take more than a few cues from The Legend of Zelda -- and may possibly surpass it -- is a secret to nobody. What we were unaware of was that developer Vigil Games always had intentions of supplanting... more
For some folks, Skyward Sword was the pinnacle of the Zelda franchise, while for others, it was the culmination of everything wrong with the series' direction over the past decade and a half. Even though I personally enjoyed... more
Etsy user Jake Vadnais is a leather maker who specializes in geek-themed wallets and keychains. His wares are sold as quickly as they appear, so you won't find anything on his shop page currently. However, you can see some of... more
Have you ever gone into a Target or a Spencer Gifts, seen those gamer-themed boxers, and wondered (A) why such high fashion has to be concealed by pants and (B) why girls don't receive similar treatment? Maybe you haven't, bu... more
Who says there's no justice in the world?
Just yesterday, we learned that the highly demanded Zelda bible Hyrule Historia is being localized for the US, UK, Australia, and certain other parts of Europe. I originally used the ... more
[Update: The book is also coming to Australia, UK, and other parts of Europe.]
Hyrule Historia is basically the Holy Bible of the Zelda universe. Not only is it jam-packed with concept art and never-before-heard secrets, it a... more
Those pesky "emotions." How dare videogames make me feel things! How dare artists like Zac Gorman and Matthew Taranto remind me that videogames make me feel things!
You can add Aussie illustrator Jake Lawrence to that the lis... more
We interrupt your regularly scheduled E3 preview overflow for 30 minutes of break time. Pick up your favorite toy and have a seat on the big round rainbow rug. We'll have some cookies and juice before you're allowed to play f... more
Brian Cargile is another talented young artist with an extreeeeemely specific area of expertise. As you can see, he specializes in masks: gas masks, goggles, full face masks, you name it. As a one-man costume design house cal... more
Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as o... more
Who doesn't love a good vinyl figurine? Something nice and sturdy that can sit upon your desk or nightstand. Maybe strategically arrange a few of those Castle Crashers knights to defend your dresser from invading sugar ants.
Last year artist Nelde made a little concept bringing the world of Zelda and playing cards together. Now, thanks to the crazy guys over at Fangamer, these cards are a reality. You can pick up a deck for just $15, with every... more
Wonder Festival, a massive showcase of toys, figurines, and sculpts based on anime and videogame characters, just tore through Tokyo and brought along a ton of kickass goods for your eyeballs. Sister site Tomopop jumped on to... more
From March 9 to April 21, the Land gallery in Portland, Oregon, will play host to Triforce Tribute, a massive Zelda series love fest that collects pieces from over 30 indie artists worldwide. Art won't be limited to just pain... more
No one thought Nintendo would ever have the balls to reveal the Zelda timeline, but lo and behold. Does that finally answer all your questions? Ha! I didn't think so.
That's why artist Zac Gorman decided to cut through the bu... more
The Indian in the Cupboard is a pack of heartbreaking lies. Bringing little toys to life by tossing them in a box and turning a magic key is never going to happen, and that makes me sad. I'm furious because I can't have a lit... more
This is embarrassing. I've been covering all these little Zelda nuggets, from music and pins to comics and beyond, all to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary, and I completely missed perhaps the coolest item of them all. A... more
Well... that's one solution, I suppose.
To recap, Nintendo acknowledged the game-breaking bug in Skyward Sword and started making plans to correct it. You could mail your hardware to the company directly (ick!), or you could ... more
Okay, now that's just cool.
Brazilian artist Dudu Torres has put the finishing touches on a trio of Zelda pieces in celebration of the series' 25th anniversary. He started off with some realistic depictions of Link and Zelda, followed by...
HOLY CRAP! That is the greatest Ganondorf EVAH! I'm getting a total Vigo the Carpathian vibe from that one! Aren't you?
Illustrations [Dudu Torres' Blog] more
The Zelda anniversary train keeps on a-rollin', this time with a gift care of OverClocked ReMix.
25YEARLEGEND is a particularly special album of Zelda arrangements in that each contributing artist is a notable composer from ... more
I wanted to share this when it was posted yesterday, but I was kinda busy writing a certain pair of Zelda features at the last possible second and didn't have time for much else. Don't judge me!
In lieu of a comic, Matthew Ta... more
I don't know who this "Andrew Kelly" cat is or how he managed to breach the impenetrable walls of Nintendo's headquarters, but none of that matters!
People! People! People! There are rupee pillows in the Nintendo offices! Again, there are rupee pillows at the Nintendo offices! Why does this get me so hot and bothered? I don't know!
Rupee pillows at Nintendo by Andrew Kelly [Hipstamatic] more
This past week, the GameCity videogame culture festival went down in Nottingham England. As part of the festivities, a Zelda Takeover Day was planned to celebrate the Zelda series' 25th anniversary. For the occasion, Cory Sch... more
Look at that above image. Beautiful, huh?
Nintendo just released some gorgeous new images for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and you can view them all in the gallery.
This game looks like it is coming along ... more
I ws excited about The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks the moment it was announced at this year's GDC, but after getting my hands on tons of new details, art, and screens for it, I'm pretty much beside myself. There's nothing ... more
To continue today's theme of rather pretty RPG eye-fodder for the DS, the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine has eight new screenshots from the upcoming Wind Waker sequel The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and far... more
A while back Nex brought to our attention the ZREO project which was started in order to recreate all The Legend of Zelda series music with an orchestra sound. This is a great project and Nex did a great job of covering the... more