Zelda Reaches Virtual Reality

Posted on February 22, 2014 by Daisuke909

No, this isn’t the next big revolution to the Zelda series. It’s actually a clone of the original The Legend of Zelda made for VirtualReality.io, the operating system for the Oculus Rift, which can be downloaded here. In this port, created by Ubiquitron, the player is placed in a first person perspective within the original NES game, with all the graphics, audio, and gameplay mostly intact. It is still in beta, with only the overworld and the first dungeon accessible, although the full version is planned to be released next month.

Check out this video by YOGSCAST Martyn, showing off the first dungeon.

If you think you would like it, you can download it here for free, although unless you are one of the few lucky people with access to an Oculus Rift, you won’t be able to fully experience it.

Source: Youtube

Fairy in a Bottle Confirmed as Smash 4 Item

Posted on February 19, 2014 by Daisuke909

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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

Nintendo Reveals Dodongo Secret

Posted on February 13, 2014 by jlAseThird

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.

Brief Animation Captures Owl Rage

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Daisuke909

Pretty much everyone who has played Ocarina of Time hates Kaepora Gaebora, that wise old owl who dumps tiring amounts of exposition on the player at the worst possible moments. Well, the folks over at the Z. M. S. Youtube channel feel your pain, and have created a short animation to express it, ending with a macabre twist.

If you liked that video, be sure to check out their other two Zelda related animations, as well as their other videos in general.  Also be sure to check out their website here.

 

Eiji Aonuma Opens Up About His Part in the Zelda Franchise

Posted on February 9, 2014 by jlAseThird

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).

Smooth McGroove Does Zelda Again

Posted on February 8, 2014 by Daisuke909

This guy can’t seem to keep himself out of the news around here, and it’s not hard to see why. Mr. McGroove’s highly unique style is something that pretty much anyone can enjoy and, once again, he has turned his skills at one-man acapella to Zelda.

This time around it’s Ocarina of Time’s Kokiri Forest, a song that will surely bring back memories in long time Zelda fans.

If you liked the video be sure to take a look at Smooth McGroove’s channel here and check out his other videos.

Source: Youtube

A Link to the Past Launches on Wii U eShop

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Daisuke909

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A while back, we reported on the European Wii U eShop finally making the Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past available for download. Well just recently, this game, the prequel to A Link Between Worlds, at long last became available on the North American eShop!

The download costs only $7.99, and features the full game playable on the Wii U gamepad. This is a must buy for any Wii U owning Zelda fans, particularly those who haven’t yet gotten to play it. Check out the eShop listing here.

Source: Nintendo.com

Four Swords Available For Free This Weekend Only!

Posted on February 1, 2014 by Daisuke909

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The official The Legend of Zelda Facebook page recently posted that between January 30th and February 2nd Four Swords Anniversary Edition can be downloaded for free from the 3DS eShop. This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t yet played this oft-forgotten multiplayer Zelda game, and who owns a 3DS.

Read the original post here, and check out the eShop listing here.

Source: Facebook

Aonuma Hosts A Link Between Worlds Art Academy Contest

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Daisuke909

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For those of you with a Wii U and the app Art Academy Sketchpad, Eiji Aonuma, producer of A Link Between Worlds and many other Zelda games, is currently holding a Miiverse art contest.

The objective is to draw your favorite character from A Link Between Worlds in your own “original situations.” Entries can be submitted by commenting on Aonuma’s Miiverse post, which can be found here. The contest will run until February 16 or until the post reaches 1000 comments, whichever comes first.

Keep in mind that to enter you must produce your artwork in Art Academy Sketchpad, which is available for $3.99 in the Wii U eShop here.

Four Swords Adventures Featured in Best Multiplayer List

Posted on January 27, 2014 by jlAseThird

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+!