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Hey there, ZI fans. It may be a little late, but Zelda Informer’s Photoshop Contest is back again with force. This weekend saw the release of the new Power Rangers film, igniting the collective nostalgia of an entire generation. With such a special mix of fight scenes, kaiju battles, and high school angst, Power Rangers has a special place in hearts of many 90’s kids, very much The Legend of Zelda I would assume. With that in mind, this week’s…

Just when you think you know Zelda, you see Ganondorf wearing a Metallica t-shirt. Seriously. In a recent interview with IGN, Breath of the Wild game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa talked at length about the creation aspect of the game and the trial and error process they went through to get the final product. Among the most interesting, and frankly bizarre, bits of brainstorming were what they called “Hyrule Wars” and “Zelda…

Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime has a few words to say about E3 this year. First of all, he makes no bones about Nintendo’s presence at the expo in 2017. He claims the company will have “a big E3,” showcasing a variety of games. He also mentions both Switch and 3DS titles will be shown, but won’t give specific names. “E3 is always a big time for Nintendo. We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story….

It is a known fact the game’s development team was well-staffed, as it would have to be to create such an amazing expansive Hyrule. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi states each team at Nintendo takes a different approach to development. He said, “Even with the Zelda franchise, it’s different. For example, Breath of the Wild started with less than 10 people.” A small team helped flesh out ideas for the game for about a year; a prototype was…

Warning: Spoilers ahead. As you play through Breath of the Wild, you may have seen that there are a few wild horses roaming the fields. You can tame these animals and make them your beloved partner on your adventure, making travel a lot easier. Now, there are some unique horse that you can find on your quest that can be tamed and registered but others cannot. Thankfully, BeardBear on YouTube has provided us with a video showing the different horse…

Horseback riding has been featured on and off in the Zelda series ever since it was first introduced in Ocarina of Time. After minimal changes in Majora’s Mask, it got a more considerable upgrade in Twilight Princess, as you were now able to use your sword for combat while riding a horse. With Breath of the Wild the whole system has been completely revamped as horses now have their own stats and distinctive looks. You can capture wild horses, tame…

No, this isn’t another “should Link be a girl” debate. This week, we discuss the controversy surrounding the character Villia in Breath of the Wild and Link crossdressing. We also discuss the recent controversy surrounding Colin Moriarty, formerly from Kinda Funny. While we’re not talking about the president or anything like that, these topics fall into the realm of politics, but they also apply globally, so everyone can enjoy our discussion! Please, if you’re going to debate in the comments,…

Breath of the Wild has been released and I am sure we all are enjoying the game. Me being who I am, I love digging into the game files of the Legend of Zelda series finding unused assets and leftover music. In this case, I wanted to know how many sounds Link has in this open world Zelda game. I received help from a friend known as “Gamma,” who gave me an idea where I could find Link’s sounds. In what…

Warning: Spoilers ahead. In my journey to completely collect and fulfill every item and aspect in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I finally am finished with the massive chore of filling up the Hyrule Compendium. Taking pictures of every item, enemy, and so on is by no means an easy task. I bought about 70% of it from Symin at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with my hard-earned Rupees to save time, and here’s what I got for…

During my many hours spent rummaging around the amazing open world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I’ve come across some pretty awesome weaponry. Everything from swords to axes to bows to… boat paddles. There’s seemingly a weapon for every occasion. While my personal preference was always broad swords, I found myself developing an unexpected affinity for axe’s by games end. Heading into my final fight with the Calamity Ganon, I doubled checked my arsenal just to…