During an interview with Siliconera, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime let slip some potentially interesting syntax in one of his answers. When asked what he would do differently given the chance with the Wii U, Reggie started his answer with:
"When we launched the Wii U, we were pointing to Pikmin, we were pointing to Wii Fit U, and we were pointing to Zelda and Mario—so all of these great games that are coming out now? We wanted them to come out by the end of March last year." — Reggie Fils-Aime
The interesting part is the Zelda title that is "coming out now." He could very well be referring to The Wind Waker HD, but Wii Fit U is not slated to release until January. Could this be a telling slip? It is not terribly likely, but keep your eyes peeled for more news.
A Link Between Worlds is only five days away from its big release here in the United Sates. We here at Zelda Informer are eagerly awaiting our chance to play the game, and if you've enjoyed a Zelda game in the past, chances are, you're going to love this one. Don't believe me? Would you believe twenty scores over 9.0 from outlets like IGN, Game Informer, and Joystiq?
A Link Between Worlds has seen overwhelmingly positive reception, earning nine perfect scores from major gaming outlets, and twelve more scores of 90% or higher. Head past the jump to see the review roundup, and be sure to check here at Zelda Informer when A Link Between Worlds is released to find our full walkthrough of A Link Between Worlds.
If you are particular about doing things ahead of schedule and live near the Nintendo World Store, you are in luck. According to a post on its Twitter page, from 8:00 PM to midnight on November 21, the New York based Nintendo store will be selling Mario Party, Super Mario 3D World, and A Link Between Worlds a bit earlier than everyone else. I would imagine supplies will be limited, so if you do have the means of getting to the early release event, you may have to show up before 8:00.
Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto are two of the most renowned game developers in history. They've worked together on a number of fantastic Zelda titles, and each built up their own reputations as gaming legends. We've heard several times before that Miyamoto-san is more than willing to push Aonuma to the edges of his creativity in order to make a fantastic game, but today, Aonuma-san has spoken up about the relationship between the two of them and the reverence Aonuma has for Miyamoto.
“The time I have spent working with him is even longer than my relationship with my father, so I really should be able to read his mind by now. I am still surprised by his opinions, and I am far away from reaching Mr. Miyamoto’s level of perspective. When you get to my age, the number of people pointing out your faults become quite limited. So in this sense too, I would like him to forever give opinions on the products that we can create.” — Eiji Aonuma
I certainly hope Miyamoto lives long enough to give his opinions "forever." But alas, I don't think anyone has managed to solve that problem...
Are you a fan of Zelda and Call of Duty? Probably, probably not. While Call of Duty may get a lot of flack for largely being the exact same game going from one year to the next, each game has never done terribly financially. Each title manages to outsell Zelda's best selling title with each release, but that doesn't mean it doesn't recognize Zelda as one of gaming's oldest and most treasured franchises.
The recent Call of Duty: Ghosts has a nifty little Easter Egg in it as a result, paying homage to The Legend of Zelda's protagonist Link. Call of Duty awards him with a Rupee shaped green trophy for not only having cut the most bushes, but for smashing the most pots. Hop on in for a better picture to see for yourself!
A Link Between Worlds is less than a month away, and now couldn't be a more exciting time to be a Zelda fan. Here at Zelda Informer, we've been getting pretty excited ourselves. Earlier today, we learned that an item called "The Sand Rod" would play some role in the game, and now we've just stumbled upon a slew of new details for the game. Head past the jump to see a ton of new information about A Link Between Worlds, be be warned—these are considered to be SPOILERS!
Continue reading at your own discretion.
Didn't get a chance to go to the New York Comic-Con? Well don't be, because the best part of the entire event has made its way to YouTube! As you should know, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma attended to event to show off the upcoming title A Link Between Worlds, where he detailed new features and even had a small fan Q&A. The best part is when he teases that Majora's Mask info is somewhere in the game and we all lose our minds.
Aonuma also dropped an interesting tidbit telling that he worked alone on converting A Link to the Past's 2D world into 3D due to everyone else being unprepared at the time. It's only six minutes long, but what a telling six minutes they are. A Link Between Worlds will launch in North America on November 22nd, so start getting your wallets ready! In the meantime, watch the video after the jump!
Miyamoto has revealed that he'd like an A Link to the Past remake on the 3DS, but he's wanted it for quite a bit longer than you'd think. Aonuma revealed in an interview with Spike that since they first made the 3DS, Miyamoto has been bugging him to make A Link to the Past on the 3DS. As a result, Aonuma made A Link Between Worlds instead of a follow up to Zelda NES or Zelda II.
Mr. Miyamoto has always been on me about making A Link To The Past for the 3DS. Just kind of constantly in my ear about that. When I would do it was up to me, but it's kind of been something that has been on my plate... Ever since the 3DS existed. He's always saying, "Why haven't you made it yet? Why haven't you made it yet?"
It may not be a remake, but it helps fulfill both Miyamoto's desire for a Link to the Past remake along with the fans wanting for a new title, and it certainly looks like it'll be a great addition to the franchise. Read on to see the entirety of what Aonuma had to say!
Skyward Sword was a great and loved Zelda title, but while it may have scored well with reviewers and fans, it was not without its complaints. Linear, slow, and filled with filler content, it's both loved and loathed. But Eiji Aonuma has heard the fans and knows that sometimes the fans know what's for the best, and with it he's brought a great deal of change to A Link Between Worlds.
When we created Skyward Sword, by checking the internet and seeing comments people made about it, it came to mind that maybe the users have started to get bored with Zelda, the traditional Zelda. So we’d like to try and change that up.
As a result Nintendo has made A Link Between Worlds non-linear, allowing players to tackle dungeons in any order, and both Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto are aiming for the new title to do as little hand-holding as possible for a more unique experience. Head past the jump for more!
Today, Nintendo of Europe has announced that a Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds-themed 3DS XL is coming to Europe, and it looks gorgeous. The bundle will include a download code for the game to be redeemed in the eShop, and will be released on the 22nd of November, coinciding with the release of the standalone version of the game.
It was also announced that if you pre-order with the UK retailers GAME, you'll receive a musical toy chest.
There’s no word on a worldwide release date as of yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated if new information comes to light!
Will you be picking up this bundle? Let us know in the comments!