New Mario Kart 8 DLC to Feature Link

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Daisuke909

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The possibility of a Legend of Zelda character appearing in a Mario Kart game has been raised before, but never as little more than a far-reaching hypothetical. That made it all the more exciting when a new Mario Kart 8 DLC was revealed inadvertently by Nintendo UK.

There will be 2 DLC packs in total, the first launching in November and the second holding off until May. Fortunately, it’s the first one that will be welcoming the unmistakable Hero of Time to the kart racer’s wild race courses. The packs originally appeared for pre-order on the Nintendo UK store here, but are now listed as “sold out.”

Link will be bearing his Skyward Sword appearance and have the Hylian Crest as his racer insignia. Other than that, nothing is known about how Link will be incorporated into the game.

In addition to Link’s appearance, there will also be 5 other new characters between the 2 packs, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Dry Bowser, Villager, and Isabelle. Each pack will also include 2 new cups with 4 courses each, coming to a grand total of 16 new courses! This is definitely something for Mario Kart fans to look forward to.

For more information, check out the article from Polygon here.

What do you think of a Zelda character crossing over into Mario territory? Will you be racing as Link or sticking to the more traditional fare? Feel free to discuss these questions in the comments or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

Hidden Triforce Holds Canines for Kids Charity Event

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Daisuke909

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Starting today and running all the way through Saturday, our friends over at Hidden Triforce will be holding a charity raffle collecting donations for Canines for Disabled Kids, which is a charity that trains and assigns service dogs to help children with a variety of disabilities.

Anyone who donates to the cause will be entered into a raffle for a bunch of awesome prizes, including a Hyrule Warriors preorder, a Nintendo 2DS system, and even some original Etsy creations.

On top of that, meeting certain donation goals will be rewarded with site owner Noah Glaser taking on outrageous challenges, ranging from a rendition of the Golden Girls theme song, all the way to actually getting a tattoo of the triforce on the back of his hand!

Be sure to check out Hidden Triforce to donate and join in the fun.

Not convinced? Hit the jump to see the rest of the donation goals and raffle prizes!

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PAX Prime to Host Hyrule Warriors Event

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Daisuke909

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PAX Prime is coming to Seattle on the 29th of August, and Nintendo is going to be holding a number of fun events to show off upcoming Wii U and 3DS games.

Super Smash Bros for 3DS will be playable at a number of locations all around Seattle, and there will be a Pokémon area for devoted trainers to battle and trade.

The real draw for Zelda fans, however, is the particularly elaborate event for the upcoming Zelda spinoff game Hyrule Warriors, which will include t-shirts, cosplay, and a contest.

Hit the jump for specific details on the event.

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We recently reported on a fan petition to Nintendo of America to immortalize American actor and comedian Robin Williams by naming an NPC after him in an upcoming Zelda game. At the time, the petition had roughly 60,000 signatures. It has since gotten to over 110,000 signatures.

Nintendo responded to the petition officially by stating that they “will hold [their] memories of Robin Williams close.” They did not confirm whether or not the fan idea will be acted upon, although it is certain that Nintendo is aware of the petition.

The petition has become so widely known that the mainstream media outlet NBC News posted an article covering it, which can be read here.

They also reported on a similar petition to have a character named after Robin Williams in Blizzard’s popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft, of which Williams was a fan. This petition reached only 10,000 signatures before Blizzard made official confirmation that they would do what the fans were asking for and put such a character in the game.

You can contribute your signature to the petition here.

Do you think that we will ever see Robin Williams in a Zelda game? We encourage you to discuss this question in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

The tragic death of American comedian and actor Robin Williams is still fresh in the minds of the world. This was particularly tragic for the Zelda fanbase, as Williams was a devoted and active fan of the series. He was such a big fan that he even named his daughter, Zelda Williams, after the series’s own Princess of Destiny. He also did quite a few commercials for Zelda games, one of which is embedded in this post.

As a way of honoring his legacy, fans of the series launched a petition asking Nintendo to name a new non-player Zelda character after Robin Williams. It is a simple, yet powerful sentiment, and we at Zelda Eternity are hoping for Nintendo to get the message and go through with the idea.

The petition has already garnered over 60,000 signatures, and we encourage you to contribute yours. You can sign the petition here.

Update: The scans leaked to the internet of the supposed “Fem!Link” were in fact Link’s daughter, according to a more accurate translation source.

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Earlier today, scans from the official Hyrule Warriors artbook surfaced and are now circulating the internet.

While all of the scans are interesting, the one making waves right now is a page showing what appears to be a female version of Link, affectionately referred to by internet culture as “Femlink.”

Information is hard to come by regarding the origin of these scans, but the farthest back we can go seems to be this tumblr blog.

Keep in mind that this is far from a confirmation of Femlink’s appearance in the game. It could be a design that was eventually scrapped, or it could just be something awaiting official confirmation. Preliminary speculation, however, indicates that she may have turned into Lana as development progressed.

Do you think Femlink would ruin Zelda forever, or do you think she would break the patriarchy’s stranglehold on the series? Feel free to discuss it in the comments section, or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

Check out the rest of the scans after the jump.

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There’s a certain novelty in getting to see documents used in internal affairs that refer to video game characters that we are familiar with. It was, therefore, quite exciting when a Nintendo character reference guide came to light revealing never-before-seen information on many beloved Nintendo characters.

The most famous of these revelations was, of course, that Yoshi’s full name is apparently “T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.” The second is probably what they revealed about Princess Zelda. Apparently, Link nearly struck down the Princess of Destiny when he came into her inadequately lit prison cell and attempted to strike a nearby spider!

Take a look at the full details after the jump.

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Shortly following the recent Nintendo Direct focusing on Hyrule Warriors, Club Nintendo posted a bulletin elaborating on the special offer that players who register their copies of Hyrule Warriors with Club Nintendo between the game’s release on September 26 and October 23 will get to download an in-game costume set for Ganondorf, resembling his Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess appearances, completely free of charge.

This offer will be available only to Club Nintendo members. Don’t worry if you aren’t one yet, registration is free and it’s never too late to join! Check out the full offer here, and check out Club Nintendo here.

The playable Hyrule Warriors version of Ganondorf was recently revealed in his full, long haired glory during the Nintendo Direct that took place on August 4. If you like this new Ganon, or even if you don’t, we encourage you to discuss it in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s shiny new forums.

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A Nintendo Direct focusing on Hyrule Warriors just finished, and in case you missed it, here’s a rundown of most of the new information that came with it. Spoiler alert, there’s a lot of it. That being said, some of it could be considered actual spoilers, so you may want to sit this one out if you’re trying to be totally spoiler free.

Check out said information after the jump.

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zfe_logo_smallJust hours ago, Zelda For Eternity V came to a conclusion. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but the long days and nights you spent with us as we raised money for charity were a blast. Thank you to everyone who attended.

During this 135 hour nonstop marathon, Zelda Eternity was able to raise our goal of $1000.00 for Child’s Play Charity. We deeply appreciate those of you who were able to chip in. Currently, you can actually still donate here (by the way, many donation rewards and requests are now available to watch on the updated Zelda For Eternity page!).

As usual, I must thank the people listed below for their help in this year’s marathon:

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Garrett
Danny
Emhave
Mike
Alan

Additionally, thanks to Zelda Universe (especially for the exclusive Timeless Haven beta demo preview), Hidden Triforce, Zelda Sanctuary, and Shinesparkers for advertising.

Now, on to some announcements after the jump!

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