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This week on the Zelda Informer Podcast, Alfred makes a triumphant return to his co-hosting duties as our resident comic artist, Trey, and super fan Mason make appearances to discuss some unexpected NX leaks. With the NX leaks taking up a majority of the first half of the podcast, I wanted to reminded everyone of a rather amazing (and sad) story a fan shared with us and allowed us to share with all of you about how Nintendo is keeping a lost brother with someone special while playing Breath of the Wild...

Home console, hybrid device, portable machine, tablet with detachable controllers—these have all been used to describe Nintendo NX. While we probably won't know anything concrete regarding the console until this fall (besides the few confirmed games), the rumor mill has been churning out some credible reports. Eurogamer claims NX will be a portable hybrid console, and while the Wall Street Journal backs up this report, they also claim NX will play Nintendo mobile games...

When it usually comes to buying fan-made merchandise from the Zelda series, you can usually get it in two different places, the internet or at a convention. These items show how amazingly skilled fans of the series are when not constantly playing games from the franchise. A most recent fan-made item from Etsy helps pay a nod to the Gate of Time from Skyward Sword...

Nintendo of Japan recently shared an updated list of Wii U and 3DS titles that have sold at least a million units. New to this list is The Wind Waker HD, and it joins fellow Zelda title, Ocarina of Time 3D. The former has sold 1.82 million units and the latter has sold 4.30 million units. Some other titles on this list are Splatoon, Pokemon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Tomodachi Life...

The plot thickens as more Nintendo NX reports appear. We've heard from Eurogamer that the device is a portable console, and MCV claims it will be cheaper than expected. Since these do not come from Nintendo themselves, we should be taking them with a grain of salt. The same goes for this next report from the Wall Street Journal. The publication backs up Eurogamer's report, and also claims NX will play Nintendo's mobile games such as Miitomo...

Yesterday's report regarding what NX is and how powerful it will be certainly sparked some conversation among the community, as well as the Zelda Informer staff Discord chat. One topic I've seen on Twitter is speculation of NX's price. Emily Rogers was quoted as saying, "...I don't know what the price of this thing will be. It sounds expensive, but I hope it's not." In a new report from UK trade publication MCV, they claim they have heard tale of NX's price being cheaper than expected...

30 fans got the chance to play Breath of the Wild's demo at Hyper Japan Festival 2016. I'm sure we're all jealous of them, except for those who got to play the demo at E3 or Nintendo NY. Regardless, Nintendo UK has uploaded a video containing fans' reactions to said demo.

Reactions like "absolutely amazing," "incredible," "thrilling," etc. reassure me that Breath of the Wild will be one...

Yesterday, my friend and co-worker Alfred Tabaks wrote a very well thought-out editorial regarding Nintendo's supposed "faulty" reasoning behind removing GamePad features in Breath of the Wild. Today, our Editor-in-Cheif and friend Nathanial Janc wrote a somewhat longer counterpoint on why Nintendo's decision is "justified." Here we have one calling the removal of GamePad features faulty, and one calling them justified. I was tossing around the idea of writing a "counter counter point..."

If you have been enjoying the Majora's Mask 3D remake in your spare time, take a quick break and check this out. Today we get to share with you another amazing piece of merchandise hand made with love and Zelda. Etsy Shop CelestialMerchant has made a pendant of Majora's Mask that you can wear as a necklace. This pendant is double sided, for both convenience and extra coolness—and you have the option of purchasing the pendant on a leather cord or a simple chain, measurements varying  for each... 

One of the two canon Zelda games on the Nintendo DS, Phantom Hourglass, has been on the Virtual Console in North America and Europe for a while now. You can pick up this great handheld adventure for 10 bucks, and I personally feel it's worth the price. Regardless, Japan is following suit, and will be adding Phantom Hourglass to the Virtual Console library on the Japanese Wii U eShop for ‎¥960 yen.

Along with Phantom Hourglass, another DS game is joining the Virtual Console ranks...