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In case you haven’t heard of, or have just forgotten about Hyrule Historia, it is essentially a book that holds all you will ever need to know about Zelda, the “Bible for Zelda fans”, of sorts. It includes plenty of never before seen or heard secrets, including story points and concept art, and the resolution of the long debated Zelda Timeline. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, this book has not been available in most of the world; Nintendo has decided to limit it to be released in Japan. However, things are about to turn around for the rest of us, as Hyrule Historia is going to officially come out in the USA, Australia, UK, and other parts of Europe on January 29th, 2013! The price right now is listed as $34.99, which is a much needed improvement over the current $60.00 version available on Amazon and not in English. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll be picking up a copy first thing when Hyrule Historia hits stores. Hit the link below for more details.
Recently, GlitterBerri has been translating the currently Japan-only Zelda series guidebook “Hyrule Historia”, and this week comes to us with several updates. While you’d expect a translator’s job to focus on words, this week, the translators are having fun, and are bringing images into the “translated” club. Here you can see some of the scrapped or otherwise unused concept art of Skyward Sword, as well as some thoughts on them (presumably) from the development team. Hit “read more” to see.
Yesterday, I came home to some rather unfortunate news. I had bought tickets to the Zelda Symphony in San Jose in September. We received an email saying that the concert was rescheduled for December. I checked the Zelda Symphony site and saw that the news was true. If you have bought tickets for Zelda Symphony, check your email and/or the Zelda Symphony site and check if your concert has been rescheduled! It is possible that it may just be the San Jose show that has been rescheduled, but if any of you are going, it is now happening on December 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the San Jose Civic Center. Hit the jump for the (possibly) updated schedule.
To those of us who missed out on the 3DS Ambassador Program (myself included), good fortune has shined on us! Nintendo has recently announced that the NES classic “The Legend of Zelda” is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop July 5th! As for the price, that has as of yet been unreleased, but we can expect it to, like other NES Virtual Console games, hover around the 5-6 dollar range.
For more details on the other games coming to the eShop this summer, check out Nintendo Direct and watch the “8bit Summer” trailer!
So what do you think? Is this awesome news? Is it something you’ve been waiting for since you got the 3DS after its price cut? Chime in below!
And that’s it from me. Weegee, out.
IGN has put up a video where you can vote for what Nintendo should do for the next Zelda game! You can just click on any of the links below in the video to vote (they appear the end). You can choose between an A Link to the Past Sequel, an A Link to the Past remake, or a Majora’s Mask remake. Of course, they’re not saying Nintendo is going to make whatever gets the most votes, but since it seems like Nintendo hasn’t decided, they’re trying to help Nintendo make up their mind. Personally I’d like an Majora’s Mask remake just because it’s one of my favorites, and I think it deserves the same love as OoT got.
Link’s Hideaway has put together an article on their impressions of the Nintendo Land mini-game titled The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest. As you can see below, we’re getting new, recreated enemies in 3D, as I recognize these from Four Swords, where you had to pull them apart (at least they look like those?). While you can’t move, this means you won’t need a nunchuck. You can perform a skyward strike, use a shield, and shoot arrows (the latter only if you have the gamepad). If you want to see more pictures and video, check out their article here. While it is a mini-game, it does have bosses and apparently several areas, as I’ve seen both green areas and areas like the fire-area below.
Yep, you heard right. To this day, we are still getting more and more dates for the Symphony of the Goddesses Tour. For those who don’t know, Symphony of the Goddesses (aka Zelda Symphony) is a tour around places (mostly the US) where you can hear a live orchestra perform music from the Zelda series – orchestrated! All of this is to celebrate the Zelda series’ 25 anniversary, which has long since passed. Well, whatever. Jump inside for the new dates, and my reaction to them.
Shigeru Miyamoto was recently interviewed by IGN, and he’s talked about the possibility of Retro Studios doing Zelda, and what he’s planning on doing for Zelda himself (Or rather, him and Aonuma). This is what Miyamoto has said about Retro and Zelda according to IGN:
“Retro is very busy right now, but I’m afraid I can’t say exactly what it is that they’re very busy [working] on,” Miyamoto told me, when I asked for a sense of what the studio is quietly doing. That Miyamoto declined to get too specific didn’t surprise me, but I had another question in mind – would Nintendo actually allow Retro to work directly and fully on a Zelda game? I asked for further perspective on Miyamoto’s previous comments.
“In terms of them working on a Zelda, it’s not out of the question, certainly, for them to work on an entire Zelda game amongst themselves,” Miyamoto said. “Traditionally I think that the Zelda team has always had a close contact with anyone who’s working on a Zelda game. If you were going to have that happen in the US at Retro, that would be kind of difficult for them to be able to coordinate. Certainly they’re too busy for that sort of thing right now. It would probably require me to be involved to a great extent as well, so I would have to get over quite a bit too. I’d probably have to live in Texas… [laughs]“
Another Zelda action figure will be available this October and might sell for something like $40-50. But it isn’t courtesy of First 4 Figures, this time Figma will create their own version of Link and wow! Just wow!
You can see more pictures after the break.