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Going into this particular E3, Zelda fans didn't have much to look forward to: Zelda U had been explicitly stated to be skipping the conference, and the only other new game on the horizon appeared to be a port of Hyrule Warriors (now officially called Hyrule Warriors: Legends). Some may have been hoping that Nintendo would go back on their word and throw out some sort of teaser for Zelda U or even surprise fans with an HD or 3D remake of Twilight Princess, but Nintendo did neither of these, instead bringing in a brand new 3DS title way out of left field.

Appearing at first glance to be a simplified Four Swords with an A Link Between Worlds coat of paint, Tri Force Heroes has shown us, through our time with it at E3, the potential to bring so much more to the table, despite the fact that it is unlikely to be a full-fledged, epic Zelda adventure. 

The Zelda Informer E3 team was lucky enough to go hands-on with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and we're happy to report that it's satisfyingly fun! Every aspect of the game is built for communication and cooperation including the puzzles, mechanics, and even boss battles. After a bit of yelling and some frantic teamwork, fully exploring a dungeon in Tri Force Heroes with friends proved to be every bit as exciting and enjoyable as your traditional Zelda game...

As you're probably aware by now, Hyrule Warriors: Legends for the 3DS was recently announced at Nintendo's E3 event this year. Following all the details, the Official Japanese Webpage for the game has opened up here. The site currently displays...

Much to everyone's surprise (sarcasm), Nintendo Treehouse confirmed today that there is no voice chat available in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes during the second livestream of gameplay. This means that in order to engage in cooperative play effectively, players must be in the same room or general area to be able to communicate verbally... 

Not much has really been revealed about the newest Zelda game announced by Nintendo. But according to Nintendo Treehouse, there will be some brand new items...

I’ve been racking my brain since we finished with our Tri Force Heroes and Hyrule Warriors: Legends coverage on the first official day of E3. I won’t sugarcoat it: I wasn’t satisfied with Nintendo’s Digital Event. It lacked any major “oh yeah” moment for Wii U gamers and for 3DS it almost felt like we were getting a bunch of experimental ideas (not a bad thing) in established franchises that we’re still waiting for a major game in (Metroid).

Fan reaction says it all. The trailer for the new Metroid game on 3DS, a multiplayer shooter, is approaching 40,000 dislikes compared to a few thousand likes. There is an absolutely pathetic petition to cancel said game, which is wholly selfish. Beyond that, fans here at Zelda Informer have been rather mixed when it comes to Tri Force Heroes. A majority are okay with it, but there are plenty that are unsure or not feeling it.

Beyond that, many feel Star Fox: Zero didn’t show well in the direct, followed up by some negative reactions from the media on how it controls. Needless to say Nintendo didn’t show well at this year's E3. Still, there is a lot of positives to take away from them this year that tell us the future is very, very bright...

Updated: June 19th

This year's Nintendo Digital Event was interesting to say the least. Not only did we get a true confirmation of Hyrule Warriors' 3DS port, named Hyrule Warriors: Legends, but Nintendo decided to surprise us with an entirely new and unexpected title name Tri Force Heroes. After a first trailer, we witnessed Aonuma speak to the game's director, Hiromasa Shikata. Then, after the event had finished, we enjoyed a gameplay demo from the good...

During the Tri Force Heroes gameplay at the Nintendo Treehouse event, it was shown that during a multiplayer match, all players share the same heart pool.

This means that you'll have to be extra careful...

While there is a lot of hype for the new Zelda games discussed at this year's E3 Nintendo Digital Event, let's not forget some of the classic games that are now in the E3 sale in the eShop. The list includes a number of titles available on both the Wii U and 3DS. The list includes:

Items have always been a central part of how you play through dungeons in the Zelda series. But, fitting with the theme of "transformation" at this year's E3 Nintendo Digital Event, Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, is taking players in a new direction by giving them new abilities based on what they are wearing...