22 posts tagged link
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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Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker figure ⊟
It’s even more adorable than I expected! Releasing in Japan this August (priced at ¥3,704, or $36.47), this figure from Good Smile includes the sword, shield, heart container, several facial expressions, and more.
Thanks to Thomas P. for the tip!
Link, Mario, and Luigi gear in Monster Hunter 4 ⊟
Nintendo’s partnered with a third-party publisher to drop its characters into yet another game — MonHun 4 hunters will be able to wear Link’s costume and equip his weapons/shield from Skyward Sword.
The game will also have a Mario & Luigi Collaboration Quest DLC, and allow Felynes to dress up as the plumbers. And oh my god that Yoshi pig, it’s too much.
Link, Luigi Nendoroid figures coming
Artwork for these two new figures appeared at Japan’s Wonder Festival Summer (via @charmwitch). I’m going to assume these are coming this year, what with the Year of Luigi and all.
PREORDER Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, upcoming games
Real Action Heroes Link
Did you get priced out of the Figma Link when US distribution was canceled? Well, now you have another chance to pay way too much for a Skyward Sword Link action figure, one that is even cooler IMO. Because of cloth.
This one comes with a sword, shield, bow, the MotionPlus scarab thing whose name I can’t remember, and other accessories like a -_- face and a SHAAAHHH face.
It’ll be released in Japan in November.
Thanks to Amazon’s preorder price guarantee, you’ll get the $5 off even if the price goes back up later. And if you’ve already reserved the game through the site, your order should automatically get the discount.
While you’re reading this, we also updated our releases page with today’s new downloadable games for portables — eShop totally went HAM this week. There’s a great Sakura Samurai deal too, for those who haven’t picked that one up yet.
PREORDER Animal Crossing: New Leaf (June 9), upcoming games
This can’t be the first time someone’s done this, right? I mean, this hack seems so obvious — of course someone would think to drop a Link sprite into Bomberman. It just makes sense, what with the green-capped hero’s penchant for bomb-laying.
In this case, Moejoe128 hacked Super Bomberman 2 Go for Pro Edition to offer Link as a playable character. He added a few other awesome features, too, like a Stage 1 option with edge tunnels that send you to the other side (like Pac-Man), varied speeds for kicking bombs, and more.