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With E3 and big announcements behind us, and Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds ahead of us, many fans are still wondering when we’ll see the upcoming Wii U Zelda game. Most people would probably not expect the first trailer until next year’s E3, but in a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto stated that we could expect see Zelda Wii U very soon, perhaps even before the end of the year.
You can read an extract from the interview below.
Today during their E3 Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata unveiled a brand new trailer for The Wind Waker HD, also confirming that to be its title. The remake will feature multiple new features, including a “speed up” button which allows you to travel faster while sailing the Great Sea. In addition to using the GamePad to access your inventory at ease, it will also be used for the “Tingle Bottle”, to replace the Tingle Tuner. Using the Tingle Bottle will allow you to post messages to Miiverse, and will wash up on the shore of other players’ games. The Wind Waker HD was also confirmed to release in October this year. Hit the jump to see the trailer!
Shortly after the E3 Nintendo Direct ended, Nintendo uploaded a Youtube trailer for “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds”, formerly known as A Link to the Past 2 and Zelda 3DS! The trailer features a lot of new things, such as new locations, the Fire Rod, a Fairy Fountain and two Pieces of Heart. There was no information about when the game will be out, but I am really glad I can finally refer to this upcoming Zelda game with an official title!
Click “Read More” to check out the trailer below!
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has in a recent interview confirmed that A Link to the Past’s 3DS sequel will feature a Dark World, just like its precursor. The upcoming 3DS title will also run at 60 frames per second, which is a huge step up from 30 frames per second, that all the 3D games so far have run on. Thirly, Aonuma has revealed that there will be a “big surprise” in the beginning of the game, that is sure to shock many Zelda fans:
“This new title will feature lots of things that are new to the series; right at the start of the game, there’s a big surprise that will shock players.”
Today it was globally announced on another installment of Nintendo Direct that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages will be priced for their 3DS eShop release at $5.99. However, for the first three weeks of release, the games will be available for the special price of $4.99. Additionally, it was announced that the two games would be able to retain their link ability in some way, allowing the retention of the secret ending/final boss being unlocked when you link the games together.
We’ll bring you any more information as it comes, so be sure and stick to Zelda Eternity for all your Zelda news!
A brand new Zelda game for the Nintendo 3DS has just been announced, set to take place in the world of A Link to the Past and releasing Holiday 2013!
While not much is known at this point (such as the title, though it is tentatively being referred to by the community as A Link to the Past 2), it appears to draw heavily upon the artistic and design style from ALttP in addition to remaining mostly top-down, while still bring new 3D aspects to the game. One such aspect is an ability of Link that was shown that allows him to become a moving drawing on the wall, shifting the camera perspective and allowing you to go places you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
Hey, everyone. GameStop apparently listed two official strategy guides for the upcoming Wind Waker remake for the Wii U. As you can see in the image above, there are two of them. One being for the “Collector’s Edition”, and the other for the regular game. Now, we haven’t heard anything about a Collector’s Edition, and while it’s possible that a Collector’s Edition will see the light, this very well may be just for the strategy guide. Guess we’ll find out soon enough!
Hey, guys! Know what’s cool? Jumping on the games journalism bandwagon! And that’s just what we’re going to do today! As I’m sure you’ve heard before if you frequent any of our affiliate sites, Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto was recently interviewed by ABC about his game designing forays, the newly released Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and other general interview-y questions. This interview is a follow-up to a slightly older interview, in which Mr. Miyamoto speaks of gaming culture and his memories developing previously released video games. The interviews are meaty, and have plenty of interesting tidbits about Miyamoto’s career, so any Miyamoto enthusiasts (myself included) would be daft not to view them! I highly recommend viewing the original interviews over at ABC, but if you’re strapped for time, we’ve already nailed down the important Zelda-related bits, for your viewing pleasure. Hit “read more” for all the juicy quotes!
That’s right! The producer of the Zelda series, Eiji Anouma, recently confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages will be released overseas on the Nintendo eShop. Although this had already been confirmed for Japan, we now know that the rest of the world will be getting the games too.
The two games will first be released individually at the end of February, and then together in a value pack during March. I personally think that this will be great for newer gamers of course, but also to previous fans of the Oracle Series. Sometimes I have wanted to bring both Spirit Tracks and one of the Oracle games with me on a trip, and that is tough without the backwards compatibility. This will make it a lot easier for me and many others, I am sure. Whether you have or haven’t played the games yet, I strongly advise you to pick them up! You can read more here if you wish. Have a great day, I’ll see you all next time!
Hot on the heels of announcing our own “Wind Waker Month,” earlier this morning Nintendo broadcasted a global Nintendo Direct announcing many new features and updates for the Wii U. And games. Among the games announced, two stood out us: confirmation of a new Zelda Wii U in development, and a remake in glorious high definition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Little information is known at this point, but Eiji Aonuma, the current producer of the Zelda series, mentions that the idea first spawned after they experimented with upgrading the Twilight Princess style of graphics for the Wii U tech demo at E3 2011, and so they tried upgrading the graphics style of Wind Waker. He went on to say that, since it will be some time before the new Zelda Wii U title is ready for release, as it is still in the early stage of development, he hopes that this game will help tide over Zelda fans until it can be released.