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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...

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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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...

Growing up with the Zelda series, as many of us have, can be an incredible experience. Games like The Wind Waker, Minish Cap, and Ocarina of Time absolutely defined my childhood; and this might be one of the main reasons that I still treasure the series so much to this day, and why it remains by favorite video game series by far. The nostalgia that surrounds the Zelda series for tons of its fans, like with many other Nintendo games, is just one of the things that makes the series even stronger. And inevitably, it makes for thousands of hilarious or adorable childhood stories to tell about the Zelda games...

A great aspect of the Zelda series as a whole is that every single Nintendo console to date, from the NES to the Wii U, has a quality Zelda title available to play at any time. These games can be completely different, like Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, and Twilight Princess on the GameCube, or quite similar, like the famous Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 64.

What console do you think had...

The Zelda community has always been known for being a particularly passionate and creative fanbase; we've got thousands of pieces of beautiful fanart, tons of increasingly complex fanfiction all over the internet, and generally, millions of incredibly loving and generous fans that would do anything for the series.

We know that, really, it doesn't matter, but we do have to ask this question just out curiosity: what's the craziest thing you've ever done for the series?

The Legend of Zelda series has always been famous for its revolutionary soundtracks; Koji Kondo and his team have always done an amazing job giving us some of the greatest music seen in the gaming world, and the Zelda series certainly wouldn't be the same without it.

The music in the series has always focused on a very classical, orchestral feel; this does a great job of fitting in with the atmosphere and lore of all the ancient worlds, and has always given the series a certain mystical and beautiful feel.

Would it be possible to have a Zelda game with a much more modern soundtrack, akin to that of The World Ends With You or Bayonetta...

As part of our ongoing effort here at Zelda Informer to connect more strongly with out fanbase and the amazing musicians, artists, authors, and the like within, we are beginning a brand new feature: Kickstarter Corner.  These articles, exclusive to our site, will feature interviews with folks behind intriguing kickstarter campaigns with connections to The Legend of Zelda. We hope this will create a new avenue for talented and passionate individuals to explain their projects to fans clearly and garner support for their campaigns. Kicking off this endeavor is an interview with an indie author by the name of...

There is plenty to be excited about as a Zelda fan right now. We have new Mario Kart 8 related DLC hitting next Thursday, future DLC packs coming for Hyrule Warriors, extra content thanks to Amiibos, our favorite Zelda characters battling it out against other gaming icons in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U later this month, Zelda U hitting towards the end of next year, NES Remix content, and now Majora’s Mask 3D early in 2015.

With so much to talk about you would figure there would be great balances in the Zelda fan kingdom, but instead a lot of focus has been put on Majora’s Mask 3D. We can point to several reasons for this, especially in this community of ours, but a lot of it is likely due in part to our inherent connection to Operation Moonfall, which I and several others have previously stated was a success. As it turns out, the game has been in development before Eiji Aonuma asked for fan support, but that doesn’t mean Operation Moonfall was a failure – rather it means that unknowingly the movement played right into Nintendo’s hands. Operation Moonfall’s biggest accomplishment isn’t getting the game made (it was already happening), but it was becoming the marketing arm for Nintendo.