Earlier today, Nintendo announced through their Japanese Twitter account that the Hyrule Castle 64 stage is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U & 3DS as paid DLC. The stage launches this Friday, July 31st alongside a handful of other updates, including the long-awaited Tourney Mode, YouTube Replays, Mii Fighter Costume Packs and more...

If any Zelda tune should get a mariachi cover, it's the Latin-flavored Gerudo Valley theme, with its soulful guitar, emotive horns, and syncopated beat. DaneYard Shift, a mariachi band that has covered a number of video game songs on Youtube, brings us such a rendition, with a rousing performance of the theme in 6/4 time... 

Yes, it's much ado about nothing. Nintendo released a financial report the other day as they do at the end of every quarter. Just like in every other financial report, they include a list of announced games that haven't been released yet. Zelda U is among them and is listed as TBD. To help frame how silly what I am about to talk about is, Zelda U was also listed as TBD in the last financial report. Still, this revelation is apparently only making the rounds today...

One detail about Tri Force Heroes that was given to the Zelda fanbase in the E3 trailer is that the game takes place in a very fashion-conscious kingdom. All the residents wear flamboyant clothing and accessories and so do Link, Link, and Link. (See what I did there?)

In an interview with Game Informer, Tri Force Heroes' developer, Shikata...

Viz Media put on a half hour panel for the A Link to the Past graphic novel, originally released over twelve issues of Nintendo Power back in 1992. The panel itself is extremely informative, covering the significance of this graphic novel back in the early 90's, its importance to this day, and how it all came to be re-released in the present. To give you a time frame, conversations to reprint this started back in 2011, so it's a pretty long process...

Not to be confused with the "With Lyrics" series by brentalfloss, YouTuber Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) took the Zelda theme from the first game released back in 1986 and gave it some lyrics with a nifty animation. The song itself plays on many of the quirks within the series...

One point of frustration and ire for some Zelda fans regarding the upcoming Tri Force Heroes is the fact only one player can control movement of the totem when all three players stack. Due to the game centering around three-player play and co-op, a primary mechanic is the totem, wherein players can lift up other players to form a stack, granting the bottom player control of the totem's movement and the ability to put the other two players on top of him down, while the top player can use items...

Full voice acting for video game characters has become something of an industry standard for major console games. The idea of Halo or Mass Effect without fully voiced characters is alien to most people. However, the Zelda series has never had a game with full voice acting. We have always had to rely on text, the character's mannerisms, and our imaginations to get a sense of a character's tone of voice and personality when they speak...

Wonder Festival, an expo best summed up as "The E3 of Japanese Figures," is being held this week in Chiba, Japan. At the event, one of the more well-known figure companies, Good Smile, showed off the fully painted version of their upcoming Young Link Nendoroid figure from Majora’s Mask, a prototype of which was also showed off earlier this month...

With Tri Force Heroes offering enough costumes to fill three months of gameplay, some fans may have expected to see some cameo costumes from other classic Nintendo franchises. Unfortunately, it seems we won't be finding a Mario or Samus outfit hidden in this new Zelda game after all. In an interview with Game Informer, director Hiromasa Shikata confirmed that Tri Force Heroes will only feature costumes from the Zelda universe, meaning there will be no cameo costumes from other franchises...