If you were on the fence about whether the graphical upgrades were a sufficient reason to grab the upcoming 3DS remake of Majora’s Mask, this new video from IGN comparing the two versions side-by-side should put all of your doubts at ease. One look will make clear the mind-boggling extent to which the N64 classic has been enhanced.

What’s particularly surprising is that the graphical upgrades were given not only to models and textures, but also to the character animations, making them appear much more fluid and expressive than in the original.

Head on over to ign.com for more such content.

New Speedrun World Record for The Legend of Zelda

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Daisuke909

For most players, completing the original Legend of Zelda for NES is a major feat, as the game is difficult, cryptic, and long. For speedrunner Darkwing Duck, the challenge was beating the game faster than anyone else ever has, and he makes that look easy.

The record he set was 30:29, blowing away the usual casual times of between 5 and 10 hours. He has refined his playthrough to near perfection, and yet even this world-class play, he says, needs improvement, presenting exciting prospects for the future of Legend of Zelda speedruns.

Check out Darkwing Duck on Twitch here.

Nintendo Direct Reveals Lots of New Info

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Daisuke909

Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct today focusing on stuff launching this spring. For those of you who missed it, here’s all the Zelda related stuff they announced.

In the Majora’s Mask 3D department, it’s been revealed that the game will be released on February 13, so mark your calendars! This is to coincide with the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America on the same day.

It got even better with the reveal of a Majora’s Mask themed limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come bundled with Majora’s Mask 3D.

Moving on to Hyrule Warriors DLC, it has been announced that the second pack will be themed around Majora’s Mask and feature Tingle and Young Link as playable characters. You read that right. Tingle as a playable character. This will be a must-buy when it comes out on February 5th.

You can view the entire Nintendo Direct here.

What do you think? Will you be picking up that limited edition 3DS XL? Will Tingle be your new main in Hyrule Warriors? Let us know in the comments, and keep the conversation going.

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Zeldathon Relief Starts Today!

Posted on December 27, 2014 by Daisuke909

Twice a year, our friends over at zeldathon.net hold a Zelda marathon of titanic proportions, each time raising lots of money for charity. It’s that time of year again, and this time it’ll be Zeldathon Relief, raising money for Direct Relief. They’ve done huge marathons like this many times before, and this one promises to be the biggest yet, with more games than ever! This includes brand new games like Hyrule Warriors, and obscure games like Wand of Gamelon, in addition to the entirety of the main series.

This is going to be the second time that they are employing the “adventure” system, in which each game is unlocked in sequence, each one requiring a certain donation goal to unlock. To get all the way to the grand finale, they will have to raise a knee-weakening $100,000!

All proceeds will go to Direct Relief, a non-profit charity that provides necessary medical resources to people in need due to poverty or emergency situations. If you’re looking for your good deed of the day, any donation, even just $5, is very much appreciated.

Even if you can’t donate, you are encouraged to share it with friends (or enemies), or just watch and have a good time. Check it out over at zeldathon.net. The stream starts today, December 27, at 4 p.m. EST, so be sure to be there.

Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash Announced

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Daisuke909

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A little over two months ago our good friends the Shinesparkers released their improbably massive collaborative tribute to music in the Super Smash Bros. series, Harmony of Heroes. That, by the way, is incredible and totally free to download. Get it from the Harmony of Heroes website here.

Despite this achievement, they still aren’t done, as they have just announced a continuation to Harmony of Heroes called Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash. It’s going to be the same deal, with fan created remixes of many Smash Bros. songs, but this time it will feature many new tracks from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

This is definitely something to look forward to. Those of you who are fans of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Xenoblade, or Punch Out should be doubly sure to check it out.

Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below to keep the conversation going!

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In yet another surprise Zelda-related reveal, at the close of The Game Awards 2014, Reggie Fils-Aime introduced the world premiere of new gameplay footage from the upcoming Zelda Wii U game. A plethora of things were revealed and confirmed for the title, such as the return of the sailcloth and Epona, a HUGE map that’s manipulable on the gamepad, and slow motion catapulting off of Epona to shoot arrows. You can watch the entire reveal below. Read more…

Symphony of the Goddesses Returns with Master Quest

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Elias

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In a silent and surprise unveiling yesterday, it was revealed that the Symphony of the Goddesses Tour was coming back for a whole new slate of shows called “Master Quest” in 2015 all over the world. A press release that came out today said that the tour “will add brand new music and visuals from recent and upcoming The Legend of Zelda games, but will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect.” Read more…

Did You Know Gaming Tackles Zelda for a Fifth Time

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Daisuke909

Out of all the gaming channels on Youtube, Did You Know Gaming is one of the accomplished and one of the most consistent in terms of producing high quality content. These guys have been cranking out fascinating trivia videos on all sorts of games with the biggest Youtube gaming stars commentating them for a long time now.

One would think that after a while they would start to run out of trivia, but so far this isn’t the case. In fact, they’ve just put out their fifth video on just The Legend of Zelda! Not only that, but it’s narrated by the one and only PeanutButterGamer. If you have any interest in Zelda, or video games in general, be sure to check this out, as these are some really good bits of trivia.

Be sure to check out the Did You Know Gaming Youtube channel here, as well as didyouknowgaming.com.

What do you think? Did you already know any of this? Anything you found surprising? Be sure to discuss it in the comments section or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

Twili Midna Coming to Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Daisuke909

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A recent Miiverse post from Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the highlight of the new DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, the Twilight Princess pack, will be the inclusion of Midna in her true, “twili” form.

This is the form that Midna assumes at the very end of Twilight Princess, when she finally goes back to being a breathtakingly beautiful princess.

She will use the Mirror of Twilight as a weapon. Aonuma said that it’s pretty amazing. In fact, he “can’t describe in words what’s so amazing about it.”

It was also confirmed that there will be many other features in the Twilight Princess pack, including new weapons, costumes, a new adventure map, and a costume for Link that will let you dress him up “as a certain familiar character from the Zelda series.”

For those who blazed through the on-disc content of Hyrule Warriors and just want to play more, this will definitely be a great purchase. Big fans of Twilight Princess will also probably get a kick out of it.

So, what do you think? Will the inclusion of Twili Midna affect your playstyle? What do you think that new Link costume will be? Leave us your thoughts in the comments or on Zelda Eternity’s forums!

Source: Miiverse

Majora’s Mask 3D Officially Confirmed!

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Daisuke909

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At today’s Nintendo Direct, the long rumored Nintendo 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was officially confirmed!

3DS owners will be able to return to the grim world of Termina in spring 2015. This time, it will be enhanced with graphics and mechanics resembling the Ocarina of Time remake.

Update: A special edition of Majora’s Mask 3D will be released around the same time. It will include a steelbook case, Majora’s Mask pin, Poster, and a physical copy of the game. So far, this special edition is confirmed only for Europe. We can hope that it goes global.
Source: My Nintendo News

We will have more information as it comes.

You can find the Nintendo Direct archive right here. Check out the reveal trailer after the jump, as well as the trailer for the special edition.

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