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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
On the 12th of December this year, the Super Nintendo Zelda classic A Link to the Past finally got released on the Wii U eShop, but only in Europe. There is currently no word on when or if the game will be released in this format in North America, although it can be assumed that it won’t be far behind.
Given the recent release of its direct sequel A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS, many fans assumed that it would come sooner to the Wii U eShop, but its better late than never.
Those of you who have already purchased A Link to the Past on the Wii virtual console will be able to upgrade for only $1.50, much less than the standard $7.99.
For anyone living in Europe who hasn’t already played this game, this is a great opportunity to experience it for the first time.
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.
Just recently, Mashable.com got the chance to sit down with Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma for an interview. There were many interesting insights revealed, but the most significant came up when Mashable asked Aonuma about the fate of the hypothetical Zelda game on the Wii U. He simply replied:
“I’ll say more at E3 2014.”
This is, quite possibly, the biggest piece of news to break so far having to do with Zelda Wii U. We will keep you updated as the story develops into next year.
The most recent Iwata Asks centered around The Wind Waker development, in honor of the new HD remake coming out this October. When the subject drifted to the design of the new Link, Satoru Takizawa had this to say:
Now that the eyes had gotten much larger, we wanted to make their facial expressions richer by increasing the number of patterns for the eyes and mouth. Partway through, we even talked about having beams come out of those eyes! (laughs)
While it was pretty clear that the prospect of eye-lasers was never taken seriously, I think we can all agree that it would have been pretty cool. Can you think of any ways that the eye-beams could have revolutionized Zelda gameplay? Or, maybe you think it was best left as just a joke.
For those of you wondering if the difference between the original Gamecube version of The Wind Waker and the new HD version is substantial enough in the visual department to warrant a purchase, wonder no more. The official Nintendo of Japan Youtube channel recently posted an HD video showcasing the two versions side-by-side, making the improvements very clear.
The video shows off the vastly improved lighting mechanics, as well as the larger aspect ratio, and greater contrast. What do you think of this comparison? Are the improvements enough to warrant a purchase?
The original 1987 NES version of The Legend of Zelda is now available in its entirety on the Wii U Virtual Console for $4.99. This means that the NES classic can be played on the Wii U gamepad, no TV required. Nintendo announced the new release on August 30, 2013 via Twitter, linking to its page on the official website, which can be viewed here.
For Zelda fans who have never experienced the original, this is another great opportunity to give it a shot, in addition to the 3DS and Wii Virtual Console releases.
Nintendo of America just tweeted new release dates for upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Included was A Link Between Worlds, with an American release date of November 22, along with its official box art.
You’ll notice below a new release date for Wind Waker HD of September 20. Bear in mind that this is only the digital download release date; the disc version will still be available October 4.
On August 27th, My Nintendo News reported on a press release by Nintendo in which they subtly slipped in the North American release date for The Wind Waker HD, which is October 4th. This puts it on the same day as the European release. The real purpose of the press release was to announce some special, celebratory features that will be coming to the Seattle stop of the Symphony of the Goddesses tour, including playable demos of The Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds, as well as photo opportunities and featured fan art. Read the original article here.
Jose Otero writing for IGN certainly seems to think so. You can read his original article here. This intrepid reporter got a hands-on demo with The Wind Waker HD, and gave a thought as to whether or not this new version completely outshines the original. The conclusion that he came to was “yes.” Keep in mind this is just his opinion and, as usual, your experience may differ.
In this article, Otero discusses many new features for the HD remake, all of which have already been revealed, so I’ll spare you the details. Otero seemed certain that the streamlining efforts used in the games development were universally positive, and that the game looks all around better than the original. What do you think? Do you expect to agree with Otero? This is certainly an interesting and valid question to ask.