The Legend of Zelda Archive

Mark Rein praises the Wii U (very) highly, will be “shocked” if it doesn’t do well

Mark Rein of Epic Games, a company well known for the Unreal Engine and a seemingly low opinion of Nintendo’s consoles in the past, offered up some seriously high praise of the Wii U at GDC. Notably, this comes right on the heels of the rumour that Nintendo tweaked the Wii U’s specs to make [...]

[Video] Fan-made Zelda Wii U trailer

Since the Legend of Zelda demo running on the Wii U was shown at E3, we’ve been hungry for Zelda HD. However, we are probably in for a long wait before we can get our hands on it. One fan has decided to make the wait slightly more bearable by creating a Zelda Wii U trailer for [...]

Graphics will be important for Zelda Wii U

At Nintendo’s last investor relations meeting, Miyamoto pointed out that the Wii U isn’t “just about better graphics,” which should hopefully be quite clear considering the console’s true strength lies in its versatile controller. But that doesn’t mean graphics don’t carry any weight for him – in fact, Miyamoto expressed that visuals will be very [...]

Miyamoto is interested in putting Retro Studios on a future Zelda game

Retro Studios, Nintendo’s prize Western studio, just wrapped up Mario Kart 7, a collaborative project between them and Nintendo EAD. What’s next for the house that brought us Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country Returns? Miyamoto is confident at this point that Retro has what it takes to handle a new Zelda adventure as a new, [...]

Future Zelda games to use motion controls

If the thought of Skyward Sword being the first and last Zelda game to make great use of motion controls saddens you, fear not, for Eiji Aonuma himself has admitted that he can no longer see the series returning to its button-based roots. I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now, so I [...]

Holiday 3DS success could signal big impact for Wii U release

Even though the Nintendo 3DS seemingly had some struggles since its release in March, the holiday season is often the barometer for games and success. Nintendo have certainly tried to pull out the winter stops with late-year Nintendo 3DS releases like Super Mario 3D Land and upcoming titles like Mario Kart 7. According to multiple reports, the [...]

Zelda Wii U will “challenge” series conventions

Many gamers (myself included) have been greatly enjoying The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword over the past couple of weeks, pleased with all the new and refreshing gameplay elements it brought to the Zelda franchise. However, in the newest issue of Nintendo Power, Eiji Aonuma revealed that Skyward Sword was only the beginning – Zelda Wii U is [...]

Aonuma talks Zelda, Wii U, and motion control

In a recent interview, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has been discussing the future of the Zelda series and how he feels they can’t “go back” to traditional button control. I don’t think we could go back to button control, especially after creating something that’s as natural to use as the interface that we have with the [...]

Lots of high-resolution pictures of Zelda Wii U demo

Future, a large publishing firm, has published a number of high-resolution photographs of the Zelda and New Super Mario Bros. Mii tech demos Nintendo showed off at E3. They’re off-screen, so some of them are a little blurry, but they look absolutely beautiful nonetheless. Hit the break for a gallery!

Pre-order the Zelda: Skyward Sword CD + Gold Wii Remote bundle on Amazon!

UPDATE: It appears that the golden Wii Remotes have run out, as the Wii Remote bundle’s order page is now 404′ing. However, you can pre-order the non-bundle version of Zelda: Skyward Sword from here - and it still includes the limited edition Zelda Symphony CD. Amazon have started taking pre-orders for the bundled version of The Legend of Zelda: [...]