Zelda Series News


How Mario inspired Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Steve Watts, Nov 14, 2011 10:45am PST

The designers of Skyward Sword talk about how they developed the idea for the hub town of Skyloft, and how it was inspired by the Super Mario series.


"I think the best comparison would be to Wind Waker. How did you feel about the vast ocean that ..."

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Zelda 3DS Special Edition system coming to America for Black Friday

By Steve Watts, Nov 14, 2011 7:00am PST

A leaked GameStop circular seems to indicate that the Zelda 3DS Bundle will come to North America. So far, the system has only officially been announced for Europe.


"Ok, I admit my post may have suggested that you go stand in line at Best Buy, and I know that ..."

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Zelda: Skyward Sword producer wanted change from series formula

By Steve Watts, Nov 11, 2011 8:00am PST

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma talks about how Twilight Princess made him reexamine the tried-and-true Zelda structure, and how he gave game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi freedom to break the mold.


No leftie mode for Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2011 8:00am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won't have a left-handed option, Nintendo has confirmed.


"Yes, but I remember a the game The Godfather for the wii. It had no lefty setting and it drove ..."

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Zelda: Skyward Sword shows off Skyview Temple

By Steve Watts, Oct 07, 2011 9:30am PDT

Nintendo has released new details, screenshots, and two trailers detailing the first dungeon of Zelda: Skyward Sword.


"Can't wait. Zelda's Still my favorite console game series of all time. "

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Zelda: Skyward Sword features orchestrated soundtrack

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2011 8:00am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will feature a fully orchestrated soundtrack. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto previously said that after providing one for Mario Galaxy 2, the company felt they had to match it for Zelda.


"The good news just keeps on coming in about this game. Very excited!"

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Zelda: Skyward Sword features interface options

By Steve Watts, Sep 30, 2011 1:15pm PDT

Nintendo is introducing three interface options for Zelda: Skyward Sword, much to the relief of those who don't want a Wii remote on screen at all times.


"fresh off the heel of Ocarina 3D and currently on the Master Q, im buying yet another wii for ..."

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Zelda: Skyward Sword features, item upgrades detailed

By Steve Watts, Sep 15, 2011 11:00am PDT

Nintendo has revealed details about the Skyward Sword's length, extra modes, and item upgrade system.


"I was a big fan of Zelda 2 myself, I really wish they'd do up another game in similar fashion in ..."

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Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary releases September 28

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2011 6:45am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available as a free DSiWare download beginning September 28th.


"Fucking finally!!!! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting...."

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Fils-Aime points to lack of software, late eShop for sluggish 3DS sales

By Steve Watts, Aug 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talks candidly about the company's expectations for the 3DS, why those fell short, and how the company is working to correct them.


""Sorry guys, we had no idea people like stuff that uses the internet. Oops!""

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Ocarina of Time 3D sells one million

By Steve Watts, Jul 29, 2011 8:00am PDT

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has become the Nintendo 3DS' third million-selling title, having topped 1.08 million units so far.


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Zelda concert series begins in October

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2011 9:15am PDT

Nintendo has announced the first concert date for The Legend of Zelda anniversary concert series, with a nationwide tour to follow in 2012.


Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer lifts off

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2011 8:30am PDT

Action, adventure and airborne mounts are on show in a new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer fresh out out San Diego Comic-Con.


"If I ever meet the person who red lighted MML3 I will falcon punch them in the nether region."

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