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Today’s Nintendo Direct focusing on the new Super Smash Bros games for Wii U and 3DS has been highly anticipated since its announcement, but no one could have predicted the glut of information that teased fans and made the release seem so far off. Out of that information, Zelda has most certainly gotten its fair share, so let’s get started. Keep in mind that these images have been print-screened by this intrepid reporter straight from the stream archive, so you won’t find them anywhere else!
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A recent “Pic of the day” Miiverse post from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game the classic bottled fairies from The Legend of Zelda series will be appearing as an item. Not much is known about their use, although Sakurai stated that they can “even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage.”
It’s unclear what exactly this means, although it is something for Zelda fans to look forward to when the game launches for Wii U and 3DS sometime this year.
Check out the original Miiverse post here.
Source: My Nintendo News
The official The Legend of Zelda Facebook page recently posted that between January 30th and February 2nd Four Swords Anniversary Edition can be downloaded for free from the 3DS eShop. This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t yet played this oft-forgotten multiplayer Zelda game, and who owns a 3DS.
In the January 2014 issue of Game Informer, the magazine featured an interview with the director of A Link Between Worlds, Hiromasa Shikata. The interview hit many popular points of discussion. For example, Shikata was able to confirm that future Zelda games won’t necessarily run at 60 fps like A Link Between Worlds did. He also stated his hopes that fans will accept further changes to the Zelda formula similar to A Link Between Worlds’ item rental system.
The most notable question, however, was regarding the references to Majora’s Mask in the 3DS game, to which Shikata responded,
[Having Majora's Mask in Link's house] was a special request from Aonuma’s production team. Now why would they ask us to do that?
This statement naturally caught the attention of Majora’s Mask’s fanbase, as it seemed to tease that Aonuma’s team is working on something Majora’s Mask related.
I’ll leave the speculation to you guys.
A recent Miiverse pic of the day revealed that Skull Kid, wearing Majora’s Mask, will appear in the new Super Smash Bros. game on 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy. Note that this means he will NOT be a new fighter.
It is currently unknown exactly how Skull Kid will behave when summoned into battle, but we will surely find out when the game is released early next year.
With the release of the new 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds just around the corner, most popular sites have put up their reviews. As it would happen, A Link Between Worlds is releasing into unprecedented critical acclaim.
Metacritic.com recognizes a staggering eight perfect scores given to the game by critics, with a total metascore of 91. In particular, Game Informer gave it perfect marks, the first time that they have done that since Bioshock Infinite. Notably difficult to please GameTrailers gave the game a 9.8, calling it “the most significant revision to Zelda’s structure since the landmark release of Ocarina of Time.”
Common areas of praise include the unusual willingness that A Link Between Worlds has to shake up the Zelda formula, the non-linearity, and the fantastic level design. Critics also noted the respect with which it treats A Link to the Past, without seeming like a rehash of the same ideas.
If you were not already sold on this new Zelda title, the tremendous praise that A Link Between Worlds is releasing to sends the message that this is a title that can’t be missed.
Pokemon fans still have fresh in their minds memories of Canadian stores selling copies of X & Y weeks ahead of schedule. Could the same thing have happened to A Link Between Worlds in France?
My Nintendo News recently reported on a rumor that French retailer Micromania has been selling copies of A Link Between Worlds, as well as the accompanying 3DS XL bundle, right now. This violates the stated street date of November 22, 2013, and could mean big trouble for Micromania, who apparently made the dubious claim that they received authorization from Nintendo to do this.
Keep in mind that so far, this is based on rumor. The earliest known reference to this incident, as well as the source of the image, is this NeoGAF post. We will keep you informed as the story breaks.
The official site for A Link Between Worlds is now open for business. On the site is a decent amount of new information, including a new gameplay trailer, and a mention of an “ominous confrontation” that Link will be led to by Lorule’s dungeons.
Nintendoeverything.com once again comes through, posting a compilation of the trailers released thus far.
At this point, there isn’t much left to do but wait for the game to come out on November 22 of this year.
Just this week, Nintendo released the official video of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma’s presentation at the New York Comic Con, focusing almost entirely on A Link Between Worlds.
Be warned, the video and following discussion contain spoilers.
In the video, we got to see some examples of the game’s new mechanics in action, as well as some discussion on the difficulty curve, and some insight into the development of the 3D world. Aonuma even through in a nonchalant hint about the future of Majora’s Mask.
A recently leaked GameStop ad revealed that, in addition to its already known European release, the special Zelda-themed 3DS XL system bundled with A Link Between Worlds will release in North America.
It will be priced at $219.99, effectively making it $20 cheaper than buying both the products separately.The exact release date in North America is not know, although it can be assumed that it will share a release date with the game, placing it on November 22 of this year.
Those of you who don’t have a 3DS yet or who wish to upgrade to the XL may want to take this opportunity.