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We've arrived at our first episode of the Zelda Informer Podcast after the whirlwind of information that hit us during E3 2016. There is a lot to go over, but before I get into what we cover this week I wanted to note that we do not talk about our E3 bets in this episode due to Alfred having internet issues and quite honestly due to my life being so busy I have not been able to compile the results just yet.

That being said it's no surprise we're talking about Breath of the Wild and you honestly should be expecting us to talk a lot about this game each week as we get closer and closer to release, given that new news about the game is going to be trickled out over time. We also get to talk about the some interesting news in regards to the NX and a small tidbit on the future of the Zelda series after Breath of the Wild releases...

After Nintendo first announced it would only showcase a single game on the E3 show floor this year, many fans expressed an initial doubt over the company's decision. Despite promises of "complete immersion" within the hotly anticipated title known then as elda U, these fans weren't sure if Nintendo could sustain attention with only one game in the spotlight. Luckily, as those show floor doors opened and hungry fans rushed to play the freshly announced Breath of the Wild, Nintendo's booth exceeded all expectations. 

The company did not merely show off a brand new game for the first time, it provided a fully realized experience that placed attendees directly into the expansive world of this new Zelda title. Nintendo's booth offered fans a kingdom's worth of sights, sounds, and surprises, extending far beyond the game itself. So, join us as we take you on a comprehensive tour of Nintendo's Breath of the Wild booth at E3 2016...

We all know the story at this point. The very first date you hear for a console Zelda title is probably ambitious and incorrect. Most of the console Zelda titles from Ocarina of Time onward have suffered delays, sometimes multiple delays as is the case with Breath of the Wild. It's almost come to be an expectation and some wonder why they give release dates at all until they are certain. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma discuss at length why Zelda games are delayed...

Good day, Zelda fans. Welcome back once again to Zelda Informer's weekly Photoshop Contest! I hope you're ready to bring your best 'shopping skills because this contest will feature some of the most fearsome foes the series has seen to date. The Guardians are a group of seemingly mechanical beasts that will assault Link throughout Breath of the Wild. Not only will they dispense devastating attacks during battles, but their ominous presence in a perishing Hyrule says something of their serious threat. We may know some, but the fact remains that many uncertainties remain regarding these mysterious monsters. Help us speculate the Guardians' history and origin in this week's contest, and check out the winners of last week's contest: What Will Link Find in Breath of the Wild...

Breath of the Wild promises to break many Zelda conventions, but Eiji Aonuma is already thinking of further ways to shake up tradition in future games. In a recent interview with IGN, the series producer admitted his desire to apply lessons learned during BotW's development to another multiplayer Zelda game. At this point such a title is still just a "possibility", but Aonuma remains confident that his team will continue to take the Zelda series into new directions...

Ah, that familiar green tunic. Link has been clad in green since day one, until now. From all the footage we have seen of Breath of the Wild, we have yet to see Link wearing his iconic colors. This has many fans asking questions. Why is he wearing blue? What does it all mean? And, most importantly, will we see the green tunic in Breath of the Wild? GameRant, an online video game journal sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto to talk about the possibility of seeing the green tunic's return, and here is what he had to say...

Earlier this week, Eiji Aonuma, the producer of Breath of the Wild, spoke with Polygon in an interview. Within the interview, Aonuma explains how he feels about incorporating voice acting and technology into the Zelda universe. He clarifies that Link, the series main protagonist, will remain silent well into the future...

YouTuber GhostRobo had the opportunity to sit down with Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto during E3 and ask him about the series. GhostRobo even had the opportunity to ask Mr. Miyamoto about some of his favorite aspects of Breath of the Wild...

We recently discussed how a new design team has stepped up to take on Breath of the Wild. Today we have more information on that. Gamerkult, an international journal, sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen to talk about the knowledgeable design team working on the game...

It is hard to believe that 20 years ago today, on June 23rd, 1996, that a Nintendo console would come along and change our gaming lives forever once again. The Nintendo 64 stands as one of the most iconic gaming systems of all-time. It was not only the first time Nintendo entered the 3D gaming market, but this also when the company would give us some of the most memorable and nostalgic games in history...