Last week, the Nintendo 3DS Zelda/Dynasty Warriors crossover title Hyrule Warriors Legendsclaimed the third spot for Japan's weekly gaming charts. This week, Legends still holds on to the list, but has fallen down to the 13th spot. We also get a look at how many units the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have sold. They are doing quite nicely compared to the Xbox One, but the PS4 still dominates at #1...

One great aspect of this generation in video game consoles is that there are many Zelda titles available to download on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. If you've been visiting Zelda Informer for any length of time, you most likely know that each week there are at least a few Zelda adventures on the software charts. This week is no exception for the Wii U, as three such adventures have wound up on the list. It's nice to see these older Zelda games getting the continued love they deserve...

Have you pre-ordered Hyrule Warriors Legends for 3DS, but have yet to order the guide? Now may be the perfect time to do so: Amazon is offering a 24% discount on Prima's Collector's Edition guide right now. Sweet, huh? A 21% discount was in place last week, but if you were on the fence about ordering it then, you have even more reason to do so now...

If you like both 2D Zelda games and Game Boy games, you're in for a real treat. A fan by the name of dACE has set out to make a GameBoy Zelda title resembling The Adventure of Link. You can check out screenshots in the gallery at the bottom of the post. What's interesting is that he is not re-creating Zelda II from the ground up — dACE is altering another Game Boy title called Battle of Olympus.

He is changing the script and sprites to create a Zelda II-like atmosphere...

This is a bit of a premature discussion point, but the ideology behind it is certainly something worth talking about. The Zelda series started out as one of the defining series for what open world really is. The Legend of Zelda (NES) offered complete and open freedom. Dungeons out of order, getting some items before others, and going anywhere you want, even when the enemies were far too strong for you. It didn't matter, this game let you do almost anything you could want to do at the time. It was the pure definition of open world. Ever since that game...

On this week's episode of Mases Mart, we focus exclusively on questions relating to the upcoming Twilight Princess HD. I revisit some of my old concerns with the original release of Twilight Princess, including my belief that it was a fairly easy Zelda title, while also being a game that stayed very risk-averse compared to other Zelda titles. We also discuss the possibility of new side quests, story elements, and other new features in the game...

Yungtown is at it again, rapping about another Zelda game. Last time he did this was the simply masterful Triforce Rap - arguably the best Zelda raps I've heard in my lifetime. This time he focuses in on the upcoming Twilight Princess HD release, building and adding onto the already existent hype train. Of course beyond the absolutely insane lyrics and his natural talent to deliver them, this video is all the more entertaining with well timed gameplay set-pieces...

Shortly after Super Mario Maker released there was some instant fan demand for a Zelda MakerNintendo pretty much shot the entire idea down based solely on the fact that Super Mario Maker was so difficult to actually create. Of course, Super Mario Maker is an unquestioned smash hit, already well on pace to outsell the last two new Zelda games released (A Link Between WorldsTri Force Heroes) combined. What's even more impressive is it is doing this...

During Nintendo's financial results briefing last week, company president Tatsumi Kimishima responded to a number of questions regarding the future of Nintendo systems. His responses reflected a positive outlook for the future of the 3DS, as he is anticipating the release of some unannounced large-scale titles for the system in the near future. Kimishima also assessed the future of the Wii U, as he would like to see Nintendo release more games for the console with the same reputation as Super Mario Maker and Splatoon...

Gamers in Japan are considered very lucky right now, as Hyrule Warriors Legends has already graced their store shelves with its presence. As with almost all games today, developers send out updates to add new content and/or fix various technical issues. Today, Legends received its first update, bringing the title to version 1.1.0.

The patch brings in the ability for players to reset their save data, allowing the user to start from the beginning...