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Yesterday, during Nintendo's Live at the Treehouse event, they announced a number of new things regarding Super Smash Bros., not the least exciting of which being the news that a demo would be coming to the West – that very day. Admittedly non-Platinum members will have to wait until next Friday to get a taste of the brawler, but the news of a widespread demo in and of itself, particularly for a series as important to Nintendo as Super Smash Bros., could signal a new approach for...

Good afternoon and welcome back friends, fans, and cyber interlopers (you know who you are) to our (very late) Tuesday Weekly Feature: the Photoshop Contest! For those who are new to this feature, fear not; this is a very straightforward contest. Simply photoshop or otherwise alter the image, screenshot, or whatever it is we give you for the week and turn it into something hilarious, cool, or anything in between! Once you're fully satisfied with your creation, post it (make sure you're logged in!) in the comments section at...

No, Hyrule Warriors doesn’t actually have traditional voice acting. What it does do that no other Zelda game before has done is provide voiced narration. Let me step back a bit: It’s not really a Zelda game at all, but for what it is involving Zelda lore, worlds, and characters, it makes me personally feel like it’s time to explore this in the main series.

I understand many of the valid arguments against voice acting. There is a real fear, for the most part, that it will be terrible – a Metroid: Other M type of terrible, and naturally if that is the alternative… we would rather stick with text boxes. Except that doesn’t have to be the alternative. Now, you may not like the narration voice/tone in Hyrule Warriors (I do like it), but it’s really adding something to the experience that the cut scenes themselves don’t have. A type of impact emotionally to me as a player – a sort “taking me into the world” that the cutscenes break me away from, simply because I have to read text boxes.

Well, I’ve done it folks. I’ve advanced as far in the game as I am allowed to talk about in the preview… and I even decided to play some Adventure mode. I bring this up because I can only talk about so much, so I figured the best way to restrict myself is to stop playing at this point to get this preview out. Why, you ask? Why not! I do warn that there may be some light spoilers in this.

Good evening, and welcome back to everyone's favorite Thursday event: ZI Votes! For those who are new to this feature, worry not; participating is as simple as clicking two buttons (well, maybe three if you're seeing this on our social media pages). Every week I pose a question to you regarding some aspect of Zelda, whether it be a new game, an old game, or something about the series in general, and I put it into a poll format right here at Zelda Informer. While it's fun getting responses to all articles in the comments, this (like our...

It's been a long road to this point: game has gone against game, instrument against instrument, gorgeous melody against gorgeous melody. The entire Zelda series is filled to the brim with numerous memorable tunes that we could spend all day and night listening to...but alas, one must stand on top. A week ago we reached the final showdown of the soundtracks: The Wind Waker VS. Majora's Mask, and the fans have spoken. After giving you all a full seven days to cast your ballots, we are proud to announce the winner...

I have been looking forward to Hyrule Warriors since it was announced. The Legend of Zelda series has had many war stories told in its time...just, you know, it was always via backstory for whatever current conflict Link found himself wrapped up in. We have never gotten a Zelda game set in the middle of a war, with thousands of enemies coming at Link and his companions, and so the very concept of Hyrule Warriors appealed to me from day one. And I'm sure I'm not the only person like that.

Yet as time has passed, I've felt a bit of concern growing in the back of my mind. There's this constant worry that I've experienced every time we make a Hyrule Warriors post, or every time I read the comments, or even as I talk to the rest of the ZI Staff about it. It took me a while to put my finger on what exactly was causing this anxiety, but now that I've got it, I think we all need to step back and remind ourselves of one thing—something so simple, but which could drastically alter the way we receive the upcoming game:

Hyrule Warriors is NOT a Zelda game.

Good evening, and welcome back to everyone's favorite Thursday event: ZI Votes! For those who are new to this feature, worry not; participating is as simple as clicking two buttons (well, maybe three if you're seeing this on our social media pages). Every week I pose a question to you regarding some aspect of Zelda, whether it be a new game, an old game, or something about the series in general, and I put it into a poll format right here at Zelda Informer. While it's fun getting responses to all articles in the...

Watch out, because the next ZVS is coming in a bit early in the morning! The results are in, and The Wind Waker has advanced after narrowly beating Twilight Princess with an advantage of 0.18% of the vote! Twilight Princess fans sure put up a fight, but only the best can continue. Now it's down to our last two fighters. Who has the better soundtrack, The Wind Waker or Majora's Mask!? Is there a clear winner like the comments said there was, or will we be in for the closest match yet!? You decide, so come on and vote!

It's been many years since we last compiled a staff list of all 17 main line games being ranked. The question today is where the games collectively rank from our staff in 2014! Later we'll run a poll to help determine where our fans rank games, but more on that later. These sort of lists are ever changing each year as everyone shuffles games around over time. As of today, this year, in 2014... this is what the staff have determined to be our full list. This list is based on individual listings by staff members behind the scenes.