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As reported this morning by USA Today, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds took home an award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The GDC Awards, held in San Francisco, titled the game as Best Handheld/Mobile Game of this year. A Link Between Worlds was not the only game that won one of the many awards, so check out the article to see if any of your other favorite games took home an honor. Also, don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of ALBW if you haven’t done so already!
Stacey Mason, according to Kotaku.com, is working on a very unique project. Said project will be a very interesting twist on the Legend of Zelda series. The game, titled Adventures of Zelda, will give us a look into what our beloved Princess Zelda does while she waits for Link to save the day. The game will be based upon The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and will, according to Mason, explore “the role of women in games and the game industry through its protagonist’s unfulfilled desires.”
Adventures of Zelda does not have a set release date, but keep an eye on Mason’s website for more information about the game’s development. Hopefully we will see a finished product soon that really is just as great as it looks!
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
Nintendo uploaded a video today that reveals an interesting secret from the original The Legend of Zelda game. In the video, the player easily destroys the Dodongo lurking in stage eight by simply setting a bomb in front of the Dodongo’s path, destroying it as it approaches said bomb. Take a look at the video and Nintendo’s other videos let us know if you were surprised at this strategy.
Early this morning an interesting and revealing article about Eiji Aonuma’s role in The Legend of Zelda series was posted by Computer and Video Games (CVG). In said piece, Aonuma reveals some interesting tidbits, such as his role in creating Majora’s Mask and not even finishing the original The Legend of Zelda game! Aonuma also opened up about the Triforce challenge in The Wind Waker (“At the end of the production we fought against the clock and there were parts that I was forced to approve even though it didn’t feel complete[.]“) See the original article here for some more fun facts about him (including a slideshow of other games he had a hand in creating).
The folks at the India-based website Game Guru released a list of games that they feel are the best GameCube multiplayers. Among a wide variety of games such as Mario Party 5 and Pikmin 2, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures was featured. The 2004 game was lauded for it’s noteworthy gameplay and overall usage of the multiplayer system in the traditional Zelda format. The game, ranked at number five, was also joined by two other games that featured Zelda characters: Super Smash Bros. Melee (which had several Zelda characters) and Soulcaliber II, in which Link was a playable character.
Check out the rest of the list and see if any of your favorite GameCube games were listed, and be sure to give us your opinion. And if you like the list, share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+!
As initially reported by Kotaku.com, artist Nate Hallinan has created incredible artwork based off of several characters from The Legend of Zelda. The pieces include the Skullatula, a few sketches of Dekus, and a Goron. Created with Photoshop, the art, especially the Skullatula, are extraordinarily detailed and shows us what these characters may look like if they were “real life”. Check out Hallinan’s DeviantART page for more of his incredible work.
As reported by Anime News Network, Diamond Comic Distributors announced their best-selling products of 2013. At number one on the best-selling books list was The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia! Hyrule Historia, which chronicles the official Zelda timeline, ranked number one not only on this list, but had also come out on top on Amazon.com’s pre-order list. Earlier last year, the book was was ranked as the number one best-seller for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Were you one of the people who purchased the book and helped make it a best-seller? Or are you still waiting to get your hands on a copy? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section!
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Yesterday Nintendo of America tweeted a picture of the bottom five of ten gaming resolutions for players this year. Our favorite game here at Zelda Eternity, The Legend of Zelda, was featured not once, but twice on that list! One of the resolutions (number nine) is to “Send a message in a bottle in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.” Resolution number ten is to “Find all the maimais in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.” We have yet to see what resolutions one through five are, but hopefully we will see more Zelda on that next list! Take a look at the original tweet here and let us know if you’ve accomplished any of those goals yet!