28 posts tagged link
Amiibo Link will work with Hyrule Warriors ⊟
Nintendo just announced that the Amiibo Link toy will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors. Interesting that the company is going back to a previously released game to add Amiibo stuff, though I guess Mario Kart 8 is supposed to as well. And I’m sure this will involve an update.
No details yet on, like, what happens when you use the toy with the game.
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The Legend of Zelda: Nendoroid Waker ⊟
In case you forgot, Good Smile is making some super cute nendoroid figures for Wind Waker Link! The little guy comes with a sword, shield, heart container, several facial expressions, and more. Amazon is taking preorders for the $50 toy, and will begin shipping them out next month.
Halloween gear for Nintendo fans and psycho killers ⊟
Hoping to dress up as your favorite Nintendo character this halloween? But you’d also like to go on a killing spree if possible? No worries, the two plans don’t need to be mutually exclusive, thanks to these frightening Link masks (via Dorkly) and Mario hoodies (via Nadia Oxford). I’m not sure where you can buy them, though. This might be one of those things where they acquire you.
Link’s Mario Kart bike is baller AF ⊟
Dubbed “The Master Cycle”, the bike will be one of the new vehicles included in the Mario Kart 8 DLC pack releasing next month. That $8 pack will include three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link), four Vehicles (Blue Falcon cart!), and eight courses (including an F-Zero stage!).
The Animal Crossing karts and characters will release with the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack coming out in May 2015.
Because this is all I thought about today ⊟
Bowser dad, Toon Link in a tophat, and sparkle suit Samus. I couldn’t find any fanart of the last one, so enjoy this pic of Peach and Zelda workin’ it instead.
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Rad female Link cosplay ⊟
Even if female Link didn’t make the cut for Hyrule Warriors and only exists in the game’s art book (preorder it here), it’s great to see someone brought her to life! Youtuber Meghan Camarena cosplayed as the gender-swapped Link at PAX Prime last weekend — you can watch her videos here.
Link, Isabelle, and more coming to Mario Kart 8 ⊟
What. Not sure if this reveal was accidental, but Nintendo UK’s official site posted listings for two upcoming downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8.
The Zelda pack, coming this November, includes:
- 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
- 4 Vehicles (is that a Blue Falcon from F-Zero?)
- 8 Courses (including an F-Zero stage!)
The Animal Crossing pack isn’t due until May 2015:
- 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses (an Animal Crossing stage, yay!)
Each pack is priced at £7.00 or the UK, or around $11.60. The listings note, “As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.”
I would be down for this female Link ⊟
Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have shared what looks like concept art for a gender-swapped version of Link, according to these photos taken of the Hyrule Warriors strategy/art book for Japan. The design looks great, even if it’s hard to tell her apart from the Dragon’s Crown Elf — then again, I guess bows, flowing cloaks/tunics, and thigh-high boots are common accoutrements when designers set out to create elves.
You can preorder the English version of the Hyrule Warriors Game Guide, which includes a 70-page art section, from Amazon here (currently discounted by 30%). Thanks to Layiko for the photo (via GoNintendo).
Zelda summer fireworks art, now with more Zelda ⊟
It’s more anime than the original, Link-only artwork Nintendo sent out yesterday, but I like this version from Rico more. Link looks like he’s having more fun in this one, now that he has some company. Also I’m surprised that someone out there doesn’t make yukatas decorated with big Tri-Forces.
Happy Summer!! from no Majora’s Mask remake ⊟
As part of a series of summer-themed wallpapers the company is putting out in Japan, Nintendo sent out desktop and smartphone backgrounds featuring Link at a Japanese fireworks festival, Majora’s Mask strapped to his head.
I doubt Nintendo is signaling a Majora’s Mask 3DS remake — masks are common at these events, so the reference is appropriate here — but don’t let that stop you from speculating! Thanks to Eddz for the high-res wallpaper.
Yup, you can play Link dress-up with MH4U in the West too ⊟
So we knew the Japanese version of this 3DS game featured a Nintendo collab to offer Link’s armor set and weapons in Japan, so it’s no surprise that Capcom just announced the same will be true in North America. The publisher also says it has more special equipment announcements coming soon.
Here’s where you can preorder Nendoroid Link ⊟
I felt like looking at that picture of Good Smile’s Nendoroid Link – uh, I mean, performing a service for our readers – so I decided to round up some preorder Link links, for the wonderful Wind Waker figure due to ship this August.
Note! None of the quoted prices include shipping, as… I don’t know where y’all live.
- NCSX: $43.90
- AmiAmi: 3250 yen ($31.74)
- HLJ: 3519 yen ($34.39)
- Good Smile Online: 4000 yen ($39.06)
- J-List: $48.50
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