USAopoly to Release Yahtzee: Legend of Zelda

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Daisuke909

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American board game company USAopoly has achieved quite a bit of fame in gaming circles for their board games based on licensed Nintendo franchises. Near the top of the list is Nintendo Monopoly, as well as Super Mario Bros. Chess. Now they’re bringing Nintendo characters to even more tabletop games with the announcement of Yahtzee: The Legend of Zelda and TACDEX: Super Mario.

The Zelda variant of the popular dice game will feature a dice cup shaped like a treasure chest, and should retail for around $20. It sounds like something great to pick up if you happen to be a fan of Zelda and tabletop games. If you’re interested, be sure to keep an eye on USAopoly’s website, where the game will become available in late spring.

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Zelda Eternity: Now Hiring a Community Manager!

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kasid

Long time no see, Zelda Eternity readers! Today I’ve come here to let you all know of our latest endeavor.

Behind the scenes, the team at Zelda Eternity is working to provide a better experience for our community. We’re busy redesigning the ins and outs of the site, while also planning the future ahead. As part of this, we are currently looking for someone who would be interested in engaging the Zelda Eternity community.

The Community Manager would be responsible for all aspects of community, acting as a liaison between fans and site staff. The position would entail running Zelda Eternity’s social media outlets and outreaches, as well as the forums for on-site discussion. Additionally, the manager would be organizing community events (anyone remember our Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament?). A Community Manager would need to set time aside to regularly engage and reach out via the aforementioned mediums. The manager would also be representing Zelda Eternity, so it is imperative to have good writing and social skills.

So if you have a passion for Zelda and feel this is your forte, visit the Staff Openings page for application info and to send a message our way.

If you’ve already purchased the Hero of Hyrule Pack for Hyrule Warriors, you’re only a month away from getting all of its goodies. And boy are they rounding out that $20 package with a bang!

Beast Ganon will be a playable character in the upcoming Boss Pack. His appearance will be part of a new game mode in which you play as Beast Ganon and wreak havoc on the battlefield.

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That’s not all; a Boss Challenge mode has been added which allows you to take on the giant bosses of Hyrule Warriors.

New¬†costumes for Link, Zelda, and Lana can be unlocked in Boss Challenge mode, while Ganon’s Fury will unlock new costumes for Ganondorf and Cia. Along with the release of the new pack, Version 1.6.0 will feature a raised level cap among other upgrades and a bug fix.

The Boss Pack will be available as a standalone DLC on March 12 for $2.99 on the Nintendo eShop.

Sources: Hyrule Warriors, Gematsu, Games Talk

Get Set For Hyrule Hustlers, Starting Today

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Daisuke909

These Zelda livestream marathons for charity just never seem to get old. Right now, you can head over to hyrulehustlers.com to check out their marathon (or just watch the embed here), playing 30 years of console Zelda games for Child’s Play charity.

The amount of time that the marathon goes on for depends on how much is donated, so if you like what you see, be sure to donate to the cause!

Check out the Hyrule Hustlers here. Not sure about Child’s Play? Read about them here.

Cool New Majora’s Mask 3D US Commercial

Posted on February 2, 2015 by Daisuke909

North America has been waiting for a proper 30 second TV spot for Majora’s Mask 3D, and here it is. A bit cheesy, sure, but it’s still nice to see mainstream acknowledgement for this game, as well as all the new gameplay.

Don’t be misled by the ending which only says that it’s for New Nintendo 3DS, as this game will also work on regular 3DS and 2DS.

Be sure to pick this one up on when it comes out on February 13th, along with the New Nintendo 3DS XL, in North America.

Have you seen this ad on TV? If so, be sure to tell us in the comments!

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 (by Alonzo at dhead support). Check it out over at zeldathon.net. The stream starts today, December 27, at 4 p.m. EST, so be sure to be there.