The Legend of Zelda as a series has gone through many changes over it's near 30 year history. From top down, side scrolling, and 3D adventures alike, the series has morphed many times over again as it maintains it's status as one of the industries gaming pillars of excellence. While we patiently wait for Tri Force Heroes and Zelda U, Shirts.com decided to put together a nice info graph covering the series in depth specifically in regards to quest items. These aren't your typical "find them laying in a chest in a dungeon" type of items, but rather rewards you earn throughout your...

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...

In a recent interview with Warren Spector conducted by NintendoLife, Spector reveals that he discusses Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto in his beta 1.0 class of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy. Spector shares that the program has a unique focus on leadership and management - not how you make a game...

ThatOneShowFUN, a user on YouTube best known around here for glitch testing videos that work in a Mythbusters style called Eggbusters, has decided to start up a new series called Cross Examination. In the latest episode he talks a lot about variable pacing. The idea he puts forth is that the internet has been wrong at nearly every step of the way when criticizing Skyward Sword. Almost every complaint about the game can be...

Back in May, it was revealed that the Link amiibo would be compatible with the next highly-anticipated Yoshi game, Yoshi's Woolly World. While the game has not been launched in North America yet, Nintendo has released the game in Japan, Europe, and Australia.

Being that the game has already been released in three continents, we were curious about how the various amiibo costumes will work, especially the Zelda costumes. The News Staff at Zelda Informer figured that...

After Tri Force Heroes was announced a few weeks ago, certain fans began accusing this new game of being a "Casual Zelda." For many fans, the idea of a game in the Zelda series being too casual is a significant concern, as it could certainly mean that developers are devaluing the experience to appeal to a more mainstream audience. With casualness remaining an issue, it is now time for us to decide what qualities make a Zelda game too casual, and how exactly hardcore gamers should consider these qualities overall...

Even though the Ganondorf amiibo has yet to be released in North America, our friends in Europe have already received this highly-anticipated Super Smash Bros. amiibo. For importers here in North America, the early release date in Europe does not pose a problem. To those who have not chosen to import, all we can do is sit back and watch this Ganondorf and Zero Suit Samus amiibo unboxing video...

GameXplain hosts Andre Segers, Josh Thomas and Derrick Bitner just released a discussion on their experience with the Tri Force Heroes demo at E3 and offered their thoughts on the gameplay, dungeons, bosses, co-op-oriented mechanics (such as shared health and the totem mechanic), and more. Unsurprisingly, they didn't agree on all points and offered some interesting insights, arguments and rebuttals around their experiences and assessments of the game...

PictureWith E3 behind us, we have a better idea of what the near future holds for fans of the franchise: a brand new, multiplayer-oriented title this year; a 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors early next year; Zelda U, somewhere off in the distant horizon of late 2016. While some of this is indeed disappointing for those eagerly awaiting the next big release for the series, it's easy to forget that we have a plethora of worthy titles to revisit or even experience for the very first time. Admittedly, some of these are difficult to come by or play, depending on what consoles one owns, but the eshop's virtual console provides one...  

Hiromosa Shikata (the director of Tri Force Heroes), Katsuya Eguchi (Shikata's boss), and Tim O’Leary (from the Nintendo Treehouse), recently played through a dungeon in Tri Force Heroes titled "The Temple."

While these three developers did not play until the end of the level, their gameplay gave us another look into how teamwork is used within the game. After all, teamwork is what Tri Force Heroes focuses on. It's great to see how...