The Legend of Zelda Series News


Hyrule Warriors to feature multiple playable characters

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 4:00pm PDT

New details have emerged about Hyrule Warriors, Tecmo Koei's Zelda game, including the presence of multiple playable characters.


"yet you want the PS4 and Xbox One for the price they are selling for."

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Sonic: Lost World getting 'Legend of Zelda Zone' crossover

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Sonic Lost World for Wii U is getting its second of two Nintendo-themed crossovers, this time with The Legend of Zelda series. It will be available for free on March 27.


Zelda games have become too 'linear,' producer says

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2014 1:30pm PDT

"The recent Zelda games have been rather linear as I thought players didn't like getting lost, wondering what to do, or where to go," Eiji Aonuma said.


"I don't know if they're going back to doing a keynote or not but either way they've said we're ..."

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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for Nintendo 3DS is free until February 2nd

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 30, 2014 12:00pm PST

You know what's better than a Zelda game? A free one.


"It said something like "if you're playing alone you can split into 2, or play with up to 3 ..."

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Best of 2013: #2 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

By Steve Watts, Jan 21, 2014 2:00pm PST

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds shows Nintendo's understanding of what made the classics so special, paired with a capacity for change and evolution that we haven't seen for years. It's our Shacknews #2 Game of the Year.


"I'm rooting for Mario too, but things rarely rarely ever go my way."

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Zelda item rentals came from Aonuma's hobby

By Steve Watts, Nov 20, 2013 7:15am PST

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds adds a new item rental system that shakes up the formula, and that's partly thanks to one of producer Eiji Aonuma's latest hobbies.


"My guess is it's something not kid friendly. So maybe Airsoft guns?"

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review: earning its name

By Steve Watts, Nov 14, 2013 10:10am PST

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds tackles a lofty legacy by following in the footsteps of the highly-regarded Link to the Past. Our review.


"Sega never made good games compared to Nintendo. No argument there."

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Use StreetPass to fight Shadow Link in Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2013 2:15pm PST

The latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds shows off more of the upcoming adventure, but also debuts a new feature that sees players challenge other players' Links via StreetPass.


"if it's anything like streetpass features in other games, no. usually you tag someone you walk ..."

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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds trailers spotlight weapon upgrades and music

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2013 7:30am PDT

Two new trailers for The Legend of Zelda spotlight the weapon upgrades and the music, with a short nod to Majora's Mask to boot.


"Ditto! (not about the daughter) I was planning on skipping the 3DS generation but games like ..."

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The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link shows off our hero in 'new and hysterical light'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 31, 2013 10:55am PDT

Excuse me, princess. Link is coming back in a brand new cartoon, one that promises to show off the star "in a new and hysterical light."


Nintendo confirms Zelda 3DS XL bundle

By Steve Watts, Oct 29, 2013 6:30am PDT

Nintendo has confirmed the Zelda-themed 3DS XL bundle, which includes a download code for A Link Between Worlds.


"I got the OG Zelda 3DS on black friday a couple years back, had to wait in line, it was very ..."

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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds changed to be playable on 2DS

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was designed for 3D, but producer Eiji Aonuma had to think through how to make it work on the 2DS as well.


"yah in Pokemon if you have 3D turned on it's cuts the framerate in half... I usually keep 3D ..."

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Zelda 3DS XL spotted in Black Friday ad

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2013 9:00am PDT

An apparently leaked Black Friday circular shows the Zelda-themed 3DS XL that was announced in Europe earlier this week coming to North America for $220.


"damn it, I really want one of those but definitely won't convince the wife "

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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds producer on why dungeon order doesn't matter

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma explains how the ability to choose your dungeon order in A Link Between Worlds makes the challenge rely more on your skill with each item, so the difficulty wouldn't be made easier or harder by going in a particular order.


"Look man just say this is the sweetest Zelda since the original. That's all that needs to be said."

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Zelda's Eiji Aonuma on annualization, and why the series needs 'a bit more time'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

We spoke to Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma about his take on annualization.


"Agreed. I can't think of one instance in which annualization has been broadly seen as a good ..."

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