When playing a game, it's always been important to me to try to figure everything out by myself; by steering clear of spoilers and hints on the internet, every accomplishment feels more like my own, and I don't even run a risk of seeing story points that I don't want to have spoiled for me.

This rings especially true for Zelda games, where the puzzles and exploration are such huge aspects in how you play the game. Back when the original Legend of Zelda came out, one of the biggest and greatest things about the game was the sheer amount of exploration that had to be done on the part of the player...

With Super Smash Bros. Wii U only a day away from release in North America, and only a little longer than a week in most other areas, reviews have started to come in from far and wide, and the general consensus seems to be that this game is absolutely amazing. With reviews more favorable than nearly any other game this year, and tons of perfect reviews from a variety of gaming publications, it's likely that Smash will be one of the best games we see in a long time.

Metacritic—a website that counts the aggregate professional review scores of all kinds of video games—has given the game a...

Ever since the New Nintendo 3DS was announced a few months ago, we've all been wondering exactly what kinds of exclusive games the console will have, and the kinds of extra features it could bring to normal 3DS games. As Zelda fans, this begs the question: will we ever see a New Nintendo 3DS exclusive Zelda game?

It's not that far-fetched—we've already heard that Majora's Mask 3D will feature extra content on the New Nintendo 3DS, even if the game itself will be accessible to regular 3DS owners—so it's not like the Zelda theme has forgotten about it entirely. The enhanced technological capabilities on...

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is only two days away, and the hype is strong with this one. Perhaps the most beloved multiplayer game for Nintendo fans, Super Smash Bros. asks players to break fighting game conventions and instead of whittling away at HP, to knock their opponents off of a given stage. Here at ZI, we’ve had a good amount of time to play through the game’s plethora of modes and challenges, and let me tell you, Zelda fans will not be disappointed.

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We have uploaded videos depicting complete gameplay of all the Zelda stages in Smash Bros. Wii U,  both in their original forms and the omega versions. We've also tried to create our own stage using the Stage Builder, loosely based off of the Dark World from A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds.

Check our YouTube channel for more footage from our review copy of the game, and be sure to check in here tomorrow to see our review; with only three days left until the North American release of the game, and about a week longer for the European release...

The upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U is full of event matches similar to those found in Melee or Brawl, where the player is given certain challenges related to games or series of games, and they have to finish those challenged in a small amount of time.

With our review copy of Smash Bros. Wii U, we've just uploaded videos of all six Zelda-themed challenges in the game; among others, there's "A Fated Battle", which makes you fight as Link against a series of Ganondorfs and Dark Links, and "Four Swords Adventures", which, in the style of its eponymous game, makes you battle as...

When Majora's Mask 3D was finally revealed two weeks ago, it seems the entire world imploded; Zelda fans had been fighting for this game for years, and the announcement was unexpected and absolutely marvelous, with the game looking even better than expected.

Looking back on it, however, we have to ask the question: was the trailer actually that good? We're not disputing the announcement itself—whether you were happy or not is a whole other discussion—but the actual trailer, and the way Nintendo chose to announce it. 

The trailer itself had no famous music or overly cinematic cutscenes; in fact, the footage we got of the game was very basic, with...

Artist Adam Scythe recently uploaded an awesome time lapse video of his new watercolor Link vs. Dark Link painting, and it looks amazing. The details on it are incredible, and it's some of the coolest fan art I've seen in a while.

Adam's made tons more art in the past, like this watercolor art of the iconic "It's Dangerous to Go Alone!" moment in the original Zelda, and this painting of Link. If you're more interested in non-Zelda works...

Good morning and welcome back to the Caption Contest! Last week, you all came up with some great bits for "Spider-Fi" and I asked you to get creative with your best captions for Midna. Your submissions must have garnered a lot of laughs as every winner today got at least twenty likes from other fans. This Friday, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is getting released in the US. In celebration of the big release, we're going to caption an image from the game featuring Toon Link and a Cucco.

Since we have a review copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we get to post a bit of information about certain aspects of the game. One of the ways we have decided to use our time is in recording all the victory poses for every Legend of Zelda character. The videos are posted to...