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#The Legend of Zelda


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Ghost Recon Wildlands managed to outsell Breath of the Wild in the US in March

According to NPD Group, an analyst firm that tracks the sales stats of games, Ghost Recon Wildlands outsold Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the US for March. While this shouldn't be so surprising (Wildlands launched on three platforms versus Z...   read

 
 
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Ganondorf's last name confirmed as canon

Years back, in the English manual for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, folks spotted Ganon/Ganondorf's last name as "Dragmire," and didn't really think much of it. After all, localized Nintendo manuals are rife with all sorts of err...   read

 
 
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The Destructoid Community's top 10 Wii U games

Last week, to close the book on the Nintendo Wii U, I brought you the top 10 games for the system as voted on by members of the Destructoid staff (which you can read here, here and here). Bayonetta 2 ranked as number one in a close vote, bu...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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The next Zelda: Breath of the Wild discovery? Turbo surfing

Russian Zelda player Пекарь Юсоновэбич has figured out yet another cool trick that everyone can screw around with -- turbo surfing. Basically yo...   read

 
 
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You could originally regain stamina while climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Miyamoto nixed it

Other than weapon durability, climbing/stamina seems to be the biggest beef people have with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- and according to several members of the dev team, regaining stamina while climbing almost made it i...   read

 
 
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Bringing a Guardian down into Gerudo Desert was a good idea

In the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Twitter thread that just keeps on giving, Dorkly's Tristan Cooper -- who previously sought to chuck a Cucco into Death Mountain -- has come up with more unscripted hijinks. Getting a Guardian and a Stone Tal...   read

 
 
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While everyone was speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Wind Waker HD record was set

In several ways, this new record for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is nothing short of a miracle. There's a few close shaves, but ultimately, gymnast86, who also competed heavily and consistently came out on top in the initia...   read

 
 
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The Legendary World of Zelda's awful cover art hides a truly unremarkable book

In my library, which is what I call the large shelf high up in my closet, sits my small but growing collection of Zelda keepsakes. Perusing the shelf you’ll find the excellent Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda, my co...   read

 
 
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This long distance parry in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is amazing

GirKart64's video shows just how far you can push the limits of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Attempting to set a record for farthest parry, they walk all the way up a mountain, get in clear view of a Guardian, and let it rip. It's not so much...   read

 
 
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Nintendo sold more than 900k Switch units in the US last month

You may not have been able to find a Switch at retailers last month, but plenty of people in the US did. Nintendo of America announced its newest system sold 906,000 units in March according to the NPD Group. This makes the Switch one of th...   read

 
 
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Next up for amiibo? New Link figures and more Smash Bros. fighters

More Zelda amiibo? Yup, more Zelda amiibo. Nintendo is putting out a trio of Link figures based on Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword, all of which will be available on June 23, 2017. If you've had your fill of that franch...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 2)

44. That is how many different games were named by Destructoid writers in their top 10 lists. 44 games, of all different genres and types, our writers deemed excellent enough to include in their vote for the Destructoid top 10 games for the...   read

 
 
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Some details have surfaced about Breath of the Wild's latest patch

Nintendo's ludicrously vague patch notes for Breath of the Wild have led fans to start testing out various things to figure out what a "more pleasant game experience" actually means. In the case of patch 1.12, it looks like Link will have t...   read

 
 
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LEGO Worlds debuts in Japan during dismal sales week

Overall video games sales in Japan took a dip this week, and the only significant new release had poor performance. Despite opening in the top 5, LEGO Worlds failed to eclipse even 12,000 sales. The only other new title to rank is a pet gam...   read

 
 
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The quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Dorkly embarked upon a quest to throw a Cucco into Death Mountain (read: volcano) in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the relatively short video is worth checking out if you've ever done something similar. The fact that stuff like this is eve...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success is forbearer was. That’s w...   read

 
 
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Slingin yayo in GTA: Chinatown Wars is the greatest side-quest ever

I was first introduced to Grand Theft Auto at my best friend’s house. He had the original game for the PlayStation and the two of us would spend Saturday afternoons taking turns mowing down people, shooting up crowded streets and tryi...   read

 
 
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Let's Do Launch: The Quest for the Wii

[For bloggers wanted last month, Sir Charles of Shred reflects on one of the crazier periods in the last 20 years, the dawn of the Nintendo Wii. And straight out of New Jersey, no less! ~Stider] Despite being fortunate enough to o...   read

 
 
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See exactly how Zelda: Breath of the Wild's vague update impacts performance

You gotta love Nintendo's super vague patch notes. While they might think that "a more pleasant gaming experience" is just that -- a pleasant description -- most people want a little more. Digital Foundry just put the recent 1.1.1 patch for...   read

 
 
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This near minute long wipeout in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is worth your time

Shield surfing isn't something I even knew I could do in Zelda: Breath of the Wild until roughly 50 hours in. I mean I had stayed away from pretty much all of the pre-launch footage and the innocuous "you can shield surf" loading screen too...   read

 
 
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There aren't enough dogs in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Like many of you, I've been spending every free moment exploring Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And while I've certainly enjoyed the game, I couldn't help but notice there was a huge oversight that could have made it a l...   read

 
 
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Hey! Listen! Breath of the Wild's latest patch is out right now

If you happen to boot up either your Wii U or Nintendo Switch with the intention to play the latest instalment in the Zelda series, you may notice that there is a new update available for it. According to Nintendo's incredibly vag...   read

 
 
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What was the first thing you did in Breath of the Wild?

The thing I like to take away from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is all the different emergent stories. Everyone has their own experience with certain elements in the game, whether it's how you approach combat, travel across the l...   read

 
 
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See how each version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild measures up for speedrunning

After nearly a month of play, speedrunners have figured out which version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild they like best -- German language on Wii U. This video from dragonbane shows that just like Twilight Princess, the German version is...   read

 
 


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