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Zelda concert series announces new cities with 'season two'

Zelda concert series announces new cities with 'season two'

The long-running Legend of Zelda concert series has added more dates, along with various returning dates in case you missed a show in your town. The "Symphony of the Goddess" concert series is entering what it calls "season 2," which means new pieces from additional chapters of the Zelda franchise, along with the returning standards.

Read more: List of new and returning dates »

"Bought tickets for Sept 12 back in February. Looking forward to it!"
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Zelda: Link to the Past 2 preview: vertical slice

Zelda: Link to the Past 2 preview: vertical slice

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past stands as one of the highlights in a franchise known for quality. More than 21 years after the game's original release on SNES, Nintendo is finally making a sequel to the classic. And while many would likely be content with a game that simply takes the LttP formula and adds more dungeons, Nintendo is aiming to "really take that classic 2D Zelda gameplay and make it fresh," Nintendo's Bill Trinen explained.

A Link to the Past was one of the finest 2D Zelda games, but what really sets it apart is the vertical nature of its dungeons, Trinen said. So, the 3DS sequel will be "taking advantage of elevation" in a big way.

Read more: Zelda meets Paper Mario »

"Agreed, some of the JRPGs might also make me burn away some more lifeforce."
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Zelda: Hyrule Historia book coming to the west

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Zelda: Hyrule Historia book coming to the west

You might recall that late last year, Nintendo (finally) officially released a timeline of events in the Legend of Zelda series. The company had long insisted that an official order existed, but refused to publicize it. The revelation came from a book called The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia that was released in Japan, and that tome is making the journey westward.

Read more: $34.99 on January 16 »

"Shoot, forget the AVGN, I'M flipping my shit over this! This is the ultimate coffee table book! ..."
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Zelda concert series continues through 2012, tickets on sale

Zelda concert series continues through 2012, tickets on sale

Missed last year's Legend of Zelda anniversary concert? If you couldn't fly out to Los Angeles, don't fret--Nintendo is continuing the tour in 2012, announcing a number of new venues. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour will feature orchestra performances from across the franchise's 25 year legacy, including Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, and Majora's Mask.

Read more: How to save 15% off your tickets »

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Zelda: Skyward Sword gliched save files can be fixed

Zelda: Skyward Sword gliched save files can be fixed

You ignored the warnings. Makes sense--you didn't want to read the spoiler-y way of avoiding the game-ending Skyward Sword glitch. "If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file," a Nintendo representative confirmed last week.

If you've experienced the Song of the Hero glitch, you're not exactly out of luck. Before deleting your save file and starting over, Nintendo is now offering two solutions to fix the problem.

Read more: Mail in a SD card, or wait »

"Wii doesn't use firmware, it uses a series of boot2 loaded IOS which correspond to various ..."
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Zelda series 'cannot go back to button controls'

Zelda series 'cannot go back to button controls'

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword wowed critics, including our own Billy Berghammer. However, one of the few marks against it were the motion controls. "Though Nintendo has made great strides in motion tech with the WiiMotion Plus, there were a few times where a required gesture wasn’t accurately tracked," our review noted. "This caused me to make a much more pronounced motion towards the screen, which delivered the desired results despite being slightly more awkward."

While the execution may not have been perfect, it appears Nintendo thinks Skyward Sword represents the future of the series. Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has gone on record saying that motion is the future for the franchise.

Read more: 'These controls will be used in future Zelda titles' »

"I'm still butt hurt that the stock wii controls werent as good as the motion plus. They sure ..."
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Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land break Nintendo sales records

Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land break Nintendo sales records

Nintendo is claiming new sales records for two of its recent holiday launches. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, seen by many as Wii's swan song, has sold 535,000 units since its launch one week ago, making it "the fastest-selling Zelda game ever" according to NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Super Mario 3D Land also performed well for the publisher, with Nintendo claiming it the "fastest selling portable Mario game in company history," selling more than 500,000 units since its launch two weeks ago.

Read more: 3DS sales triple thanks to Mario »

"They had Rayman Origins and a new Kirby game come out relatively recently as well."
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review

It’s hard to believe Nintendo fans had to wait five years for their first true Zelda game on the Wii. Sure, there have been plenty of ways to get a Zelda fix since Twilight Princess, but it’s been a long wait for Link’s console return. While I admit I was a bit apprehensive about this motion-focused Zelda adventure, after my 45+ hour quest, I am pleased to report that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is absolutely well worth the wait, and one of the best Zelda titles to date.

Read more: 'A triumphant achievement' »

"Agree with Ridley. To each their own, but in terms of story, characters, etc, it seems to me ..."
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Zelda producer talks about Link to the Past in 3D

Zelda producer talks about Link to the Past in 3D

Ocarina of Time may be one of the most beloved of all Zelda games, but its SNES predecessor, A Link to the Past, garners nearly as much fanfare. The recent 3DS re-release of the N64 classic has many expecting a Majora's Mask follow-up, but Nintendo may have other plans in mind.

"Mr. Miyamoto himself has been talking recently about going back to the 2D Zelda games," producer Eiji Aonuma said.

Read more: Taking 2D graphics 'and recreating them in 3D' »

"as much as i would love a new Zelda 3DS game, a 3DS remake of Link to the Past would be just ..."
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Zelda: Skyward Sword videos show off romance, swordplay

Zelda: Skyward Sword videos show off romance, swordplay

When Nintendo said that the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be "like a school drama," they weren't kidding. Link must deal with all the challenges of school life, including a bully. Yes, apparently Heroes of Time can get picked on in school too!

To make things even more awkward, the headmaster of Link's school is Zelda's father. And, as evidenced by the "Romance" trailer released by Nintendo today, he and Zelda seem a lot more friendly in this latest adventure.

Watch: Can you feel the love tonight? »

"Well this is supposed to be a prequel to the entire "story" line. I would hope it was truly ..."
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Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary available today

Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary available today

As part of its ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, Nintendo is releasing The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition today as a free DSiWare download. The updated game will be available to download on DSi and 3DS, but for a "limited time only."

Like the original Four Swords, the game allows four players to play cooperatively. In addition, the game has been updated with a brand new single-player mode.

Watch: New levels from A Link to the Past »

"Though it does say Like the original Four Swords, the game allows four players to play ..."
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Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gold controller bundle announced

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gold controller bundle announced

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is one of the last truly big games coming to the Wii. It's also one of the few games on the console that makes Wii MotionPlus use mandatory. If you don't have an enhanced controller yet, or if you simply want to get something shiny and limited edition, Nintendo has something for you. A special bundle will launch simultaneously with the game on November 20th, one that includes a gold Wii Remote Plus controller.

Read more: Bonus soundtrack for everyone »

"I would prefer a gold cartridge...but I don't know how they'd make that work."
- Vorlonesque    See all 10 comments


Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launches November 20

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launches November 20

The next proper Legend of Zelda game has finally been given a date. Skyward Sword will be arriving on Wii on November 20th, nearly five years since the release of the last big Zelda game, Twilight Princess. Unlike Twilight Princess, however, Nintendo notes that this entry has been "created from the ground up for the Wii console," and will require the Wii MotionPlus and Nunchuck controllers.

Read more: A prequel to Ocarina of Time »

"Basically this ... I only use my Wii for Zelda, Mario (Galaxy mainly), and Metroid."
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