139 posts tagged the legend of zelda
Where we’re going, we don’t need official boxart
Because something like this works just fine. Don’t forget that preorders are now open at Amazon for the 3DS sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!
And don’t forget about these still active deals either:
- Fire Emblem: Awakening - $29.99 (backordered, sidebar link)
- Super Mario 3D Land - $29.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - $29.99 (backordered, sidebar link)
- Mario Kart 7 - $29.99
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - $24.99 (backordered, sidebar link)
Nintendo Direct’s 3DS highlights
There was a minimal amount of 3DS news in this morning’s Nintendo Direct (you could say the same about interesting Wii U announcements), but I was happy to hear a couple minor but nice items about the eShop.
First, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will sell for only $4.99 each during its first three weeks on the storefront (starting May 30). After that, the Game Boy Color releases will go for $5.99 each.
And there’s over a dozen more Game Gear titles coming to 3DS Virtual Console:
- Crystal Warriors
- Defenders of Oasis
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- G-LOC: Air Battles
- Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
- Sonic Blast
- Sonic Drift 2
- Sonic Labyrinth
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Tails Adventure
- Vampire: Master of Darkness
The other 3DS announcements today:
The Legend of Zelda, starring Princess Zelda
Shin Zelda Densetsu is an old homebrew project, released back in 2004 by Aesirraven and Lord Steak, but the ROM hack suffered a game-breaking bug in one of its dungeons. Chris Miller has just released a patch that should finally fix the issue and allow people to complete the game now!
It’s a complete overhaul of the original Zelda game, and from what I hear it’s quite good. Miller summarizes the changes:
“In a novel twist, the player must guide Princess Zelda on a quest to rescue Link from the forces of evil. The overworld is completely revamped, with few if any recognizable landmarks or routes from the original game. It is superbly designed, and won’t bore the player. The same goes for the dungeons. Instead of numbered levels, the dungeons are identified by symbols of the zodiac.”
I love that the list of classic games hacked to offer playable female protagonists is growing.
PREORDER The Legend of Zelda: LTTP2, upcoming releases
More notable preorders spotted at Amazon by @NintendoTweet:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Wii U
- Mario Party 3DS
- Yoshi’s Island 3DS
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate ($10 Amazon credit with preorders for all platforms)
As always, we have a huge list of upcoming portable games and more on our handy releases page.
Army of Ganondorfs
These production shots come from First 4 Figures, which is selling these bad boys for a crazy $450 each. Seeing them all lined up like Terracotta Warriors is pretty awesome, maybe a little scary — ghostbusters even?
13 minutes of Zelda 3DS with direct audio
Even as a demo dungeon, this is looking hot. Skip to 3:15 to preview some fun uses of the new paper/heiroglyphic Link feature.
A Link to the Past and its 3DS sequel compared
I’m a bit LTTP on this since the image made the rounds yesterday, but Zelda Informer put together this direct overworld comparison using screengrabs from the new Legend of Zelda 3DS trailer yesterday. Not everyone’s in love with the 3D aesthetic, but I ain’t even that worried about it.
Meanwhile, Nintendo of America’s product marketing director Bill Trinen tells Joystiq that “from a story perspective there are connections [between the 3DS game and the original SNES title], so it does fall after A Link to the Past.”
Holy butts! The Legend of Zelda 3DS
It’s not a remake for a Link to the Past — it’s a new game set in the SNES classic’s world, releasing this holiday season! It will feature new dungeons and an original storyline.
The new title looks to “”reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume,” making it easier to differentiate levels and adding a new puzzle-solving mechanic. Link can also now become a drawing and move within walls, changing the game’s perspective and allowing you to see previously hidden connections to solve puzzles.
Watch the reveal and trailer past the break:
Matching limited edition Zelda 3DS and N64
I don’t know who made this, but much props to them for replicating the Ocarina of Time 3DS design with a custom N64 paintjob. I love the idea of making skins based on one console’s limited edition release, and applying them on other systems.
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
The Legend of Voxel Zelda by Timo Vihola
I’d be alright if Nintendo and Arika put out a couple of 3D Classics releases (or complete remakes, which graphical overhauls like this would require) for The Legend of Zelda that looked like this.