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Pokemon fans still have fresh in their minds memories of Canadian stores selling copies of X & Y weeks ahead of schedule. Could the same thing have happened to A Link Between Worlds in France?
My Nintendo News recently reported on a rumor that French retailer Micromania has been selling copies of A Link Between Worlds, as well as the accompanying 3DS XL bundle, right now. This violates the stated street date of November 22, 2013, and could mean big trouble for Micromania, who apparently made the dubious claim that they received authorization from Nintendo to do this.
Keep in mind that so far, this is based on rumor. The earliest known reference to this incident, as well as the source of the image, is this NeoGAF post. We will keep you informed as the story breaks.
The official site for A Link Between Worlds is now open for business. On the site is a decent amount of new information, including a new gameplay trailer, and a mention of an “ominous confrontation” that Link will be led to by Lorule’s dungeons.
Nintendoeverything.com once again comes through, posting a compilation of the trailers released thus far.
At this point, there isn’t much left to do but wait for the game to come out on November 22 of this year.
The special-edition Zelda-themed 3DS XL system will be released on the 22 of this month to coincide with the release of A Link Between Worlds. As such, various retailers have begun taking preorders, including GameStop, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Walmart.
The folks over at Destructoid have released an unboxing video for your viewing pleasure.
In case you were wondering, the bundle includes the gold 3DS XL system, a download code for the game, and will retail for $219.99.
A new video recently popped up on the eShop showing Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma running through the streets of New York, fleeing from Nintendo of America employees. At one point, he decides to use Link’s new ability to turn into a drawing and escape.
The folks over at nintendoeverything.com uploaded it to their Youtube channel for all of us to see.
Just this Halloween, Nintendo posted a brand new gameplay trailer for A Link Between Worlds. In it, we are shown some interesting mechanics never before seen in the Zelda series, as well as some equally interesting familiar aspects.
Be warned, as the video contains significant gameplay spoilers.
One of the most memorable areas of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was Windfall Island. This was the place where you first met Tingle, obtained the Picto Box, and engaged in a plethora of side quests that are both fun and vital to the game’s completion. Today, Nintendo uploaded a video depicting the construction of a beautiful sandcastle modeled after the memorable island. Take a look for yourself here and leave your thoughts in the comment section below!
Previously, I reported on a leaked GameStop ad that seemed to indicate that the A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle, containing a special gold 3DS XL, would be coming to North America in addition to its already confirmed European release. Well, with a video posted by Nintendo on the 29th of this month, we can officially verify that North America will be seeing this stylish system!
We can now say with certainty that the system will be releasing alongside A Link Between Worlds on the 22 of November. As the GameStop ad indicated, it will retail for $219.99. Thankfully, the system will not be a GameStop or black Friday exclusive, as many people feared.
Many long time fans of the Zelda series still remember the Spaceworld 2000 demo for the Gamecube. In showcasing the new system’s power, Nintendo threw in a brief clip depicting Link fighting Ganondorf in the style of their Ocarina of Time appearances. Many fans welcomed this as the new direction that the Zelda series would take, setting them up for disappointment upon the reveal of The Wind Waker a year later.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently revealed to IGN that he wasn’t a big fan of this demo. In fact, he hated it. He seemed to want more surprise and revelation from the reveal of a new Zelda game.
“I felt like this wasn’t what I imagined Zelda to be. It wasn’t the Zelda I wanted to make. That video clip didn’t actually contain any big surprises. There wasn’t any kind of revelation going on. It was more like a continuation of the previous version.”
This goes a long way towards explaining why there was such a big departure for The Wind Waker. The reveal certainly had the degree of surprise that Aonuma was looking for. What do you think about the trailer? What about Aonuma’s opinion on it? How did it compare to The Wind Waker? Let us know in the comments.
Just this week, Nintendo released the official video of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma’s presentation at the New York Comic Con, focusing almost entirely on A Link Between Worlds.
Be warned, the video and following discussion contain spoilers.
In the video, we got to see some examples of the game’s new mechanics in action, as well as some discussion on the difficulty curve, and some insight into the development of the 3D world. Aonuma even through in a nonchalant hint about the future of Majora’s Mask.
A recently leaked GameStop ad revealed that, in addition to its already known European release, the special Zelda-themed 3DS XL system bundled with A Link Between Worlds will release in North America.
It will be priced at $219.99, effectively making it $20 cheaper than buying both the products separately.The exact release date in North America is not know, although it can be assumed that it will share a release date with the game, placing it on November 22 of this year.
Those of you who don’t have a 3DS yet or who wish to upgrade to the XL may want to take this opportunity.