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So it’s been eight years. Eight long years since this all began. And most of you reading now don’t even know where it came from.

There are always whispers of the crazy man behind the scenes who keeps the servers afloat and does the code work to keep things running around here. Everybody knows Nathan, my partner in this monstrosity, but I just generally hang towards the back, keeping a watchful eye on things, making sure the servers work, and setting up the platform that our writers use. I see all of you, even though I hide in the shadows.

It’s surreal looking back on this site, for me. None of you have any idea, you just get your Zelda news here, which is, of course, the point. Mission accomplished! Go team! We have become a social virus spreading the love of Zelda across the internet and I love it. I never expected any of this to happen back then.

I grew up in a fairly isolated area, middle-of-nowhere northwest Connecticut surrounded by a bunch of abandoned mills, closed factories, and farms that were being foreclosed on to be turned into golf courses. I was a fairly obnoxious teenager, got into quite a bit of trouble, and had to deal with a fair deal of bullshit at school. Did I know how to interact with people like a normal human being? Nope. Weird and introverted as hell. I was a piece of shit to a lot of people in an attempt to “fit in” with people who in turn were a piece of shit to me. My memories of high school are fairly unpleasant, to say the least. So what did I do in my spare time? Escape to the internet, of course. Much like a lot of you young’ins probably do now. Damn right I know my target audience. I WAS THERE TOO.

Keep reading past the jump, I've got some words for y'all.

"Lake Hylia" by Jessica Smith

When Nintendo came out with the announcement that a 2015 release for Zelda U was no longer a priority for the title, fans (myself very much included) were rather disappointed; what happened to our big 2015 title? Adding insult to injury, Aonuma added that the game would not be shown at E3, further confounding fans. Hadn’t we seen gameplay back in December at the Video Game Awards? What stopped Nintendo from showing off a bit more of how this title will play this past June?

While there are undoubtedly many out there who are still struggling to deal with the delay, I believe it’s safe to say that most have accepted that this is for the best of the game. It’s not uncommon for Zelda titles to experience lengthy delays and, while it was nice to see some “gameplay” at the VGAs, it was certainly nothing befitting of a game nearing release. With this in mind, I won’t discuss why the delay is good for Zelda U; for that, I highly recommend this article by Alex Plant from Gamnesia. Instead, I’d like to discuss the opportunities now made possible by Zelda U’s delay...

Throughout his adventures in Ocarina of Time, Link encounters a number of eligible ladies who could be seen as viable love interests, and it's long been a subject of fan debate who among them, if any, won the Hero of Time's heart. But in reality, we can determine that most of these women couldn't have settled down with Link due to how the events in the Adult Link Timeline differ from those in the Child Link Timeline, as well as other factors. When we look at the hard facts, it becomes clear that if Link ended up with any love interest from Ocarina of Time, it would have been Malon...

Another Cosplay of the Week is upon us, and this time around I've got something a little bit different to show you all. This weeks feature is of a Cosplay by the creative Chochomaru (AKA Mary Mann) of Deviant Art, and is her interpretation of the all powerful Majora!

Instead of just going with a plain outfit and having Majora's Mask as the feature, she's gone above and beyond with this costume and created her own concept...

After Tri Force Heroes' surprising announcement during this year's E3, fans have expressed extremely polarizing responses to this new cooperative Zelda title. We've heard time and time again about the Zelda cycle; a Zelda game is announced and released to fan disappointment, only to gain acclaim in the years to follow. However the response to Tri Force Heroes seems to go beyond the traditional Zelda cycle, showing a grand disparity between excitement, interest, disappointment, and apathy.

Why such a polarizing response? Today, we aim to examine fan reactions and get to the bottom of Tri Force Heroes' extreme divisiveness...

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...

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...

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: