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According to recent Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) updates, three Link amiibo figures are being reprinted and will be back on North American store shelves soon. CPSIA Children’s Product Certificates issued on September 12th indicate that the Majora’s Mask, 8-Bit, and Super Smash Bros. Link models were all re-manufactured in August and are being imported by Nintendo of America. There’s no evidence suggesting that any other Link or Zelda amiibo are being reissued apart from these three. If these…

From the Money Making game from the original Legend of Zelda to Breath of the Wild‘s multitude of mini games, the Legend of Zelda series has given us quite a few distractions on our journey to save Hyrule (Or Termina, Holodrum, Lorule, Labrynna, Hytopia, etc…). While most mini games resulted in a rupee reward, there were quite a handful that would reward the player with Heart Pieces or Item Upgrades to help incentivize the player. However, with all these options,…

Happy Monday, everyone. Let’s get the week started off right with another ZI Caption Contest. I’ve never really considered myself an artist, but I do think I can recognize artistic talent when I see it. And I just have to say that Pikango, the travelling painter from Breath of the Wild, is one of the most gifted visionaries I have ever seen. Those trees are simply gorgeous; that sun, divine. His art is so transcendent that we simply must assign…

Art by mylesillustration on DeviantART. Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Zelda. Three enormously successful franchises with passionate fans and even bigger communities. What if… they were to merge? Now, I’m not saying the Soulsborne and Zelda should become one game, but what if the series were to incorporate elements from these hugely popular games into its already strong gameplay systems? The Soulsborne series is most well known for its punishing, but extremely rewarding and satisfying gameplay. Usually, this runs counter to…

Video games offer us an escape from real life. We can sprint through the Mushroom Kingdom, find hidden treasure from the days of yore, survive the apocalypse, become a thieving raccoon, and frantically cook with friends all in the span of a single day. The worlds, characters, and experiences offered in video games are unlike any other form of media — video games are interactive. These high powered conglomerations of pixels and polygons serve many purposes. They offer escape, and…

The first act of What Pumpkin’s Hiveswap, based on the hugely popular webcomic Homestuck, was released earlier this week, making good on a successful Kickstarter campaign from 2012. Set in 1994, the point-and-click adventure follows teenager Joey as her home is attacked by a horde of mysterious monsters. The game is completely steeped in mid-90’s nostalgia, making references to various video games from the SNES era, including Bubsy, Metroid, and, of course, The Legend of Zelda. While exploring Joey’s cluttered…

Recently, I’ve been looking back at a gameplay from SEGA’s next installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise: Sonic Forces. In the game, Dr Robotnik (Or simply Dr Eggman) has completely taken over Sonic’s world and it’s up to him and the Resistance to stop Eggman as well as Sonic’s rogues gallery. While I am not here to argue your opinion on whether or not you like this game or the Sonic franchise in general, I am here to debate if…

GameStop has made available for pre-order all four Breath of the Wild Champion amiibo in a bundle for $63.99. The four amiibo are being released together on November 10th and will unlock gear in the game. You can find the listing on GameStop’s website right here. Update: GameStop’s website currently indicates that the bundle is “no longer available for purchase”. But what do you guys think? Are you all hyped for the upcoming Zelda DLC and the amiibo? Let us know…

The most beautiful thing about art is the subjectivity of it, and few works highlight that as well as the Zelda series. Although some games are more popular than others, there isn’t much of a clear-cut consensus within the fan community on which one is the all-time best. Fans tend to respond to each new entry in radically different ways. What makes Zelda the series that it is? It depends on who you ask, as everyone has their own favorite…

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Informer Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided…