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Hyrule Warriors has been out for a couple of days in Europe, and the European eShop added a little something to celebrate. Considering that I do not live in Europe, I cannot confirm that this special event is ongoing. However, we do have a video that features the eShop background music playing the remixed Zelda theme from Koei Tecmo's new game. There is no confirmation that this event is coming to the States; but with the game coming out this Friday, it is possible that you may hear the familiar song the next time you go online...

While many of us are aware of the top quality figurines produced by first4figures, most would agree that those are generally out of the price range of most of us Zelda gamers. There is no dispute on the quality of them, so how could some cheaper versions made by Dark Horse hold up? You can decided for yourself by dissecting IGN's ubboxing. Link will run you $80, while Ganondorf will run you $125. Link is roughly 10 inches tall while Ganondorf is 12 inches tall. Either way, I am adding both of them to my Christmas Wish List, because I really want them, but can't justify the cost right now...

Shortly after E3, a fan gave us a look at what Zelda U could look like at night, assuming the game has a day and night cycle (which is a fair assumption). Another fan decided to take a crack at it and I simply am not sure which version I like better, nor which is more likely to be what the game actually looks like. Either way, it is absolutely gorgeous. I think it is fair to say that once Hyrule Warriors comes out, we'll all be pressing for something new for Zelda U - even if it's just a short 30 second trailer...

Welcome to our second podcast in as many weeks (what is this, we're actually making this a regular thing? Great!) and we have a lot to talk about. The cast this week includes our typical host Adam, Colin (our Managing Editor), Jake (just some dude), and yours truly. Remember that our podcast, outside of the host, will be a rotating cast of character each week as we get varying opinions and discussion on different topics. This time around we talk a lot about Hyrule Warriors, a bit about Tokyo Game Show, and a fun conversation about Destiny - because we aren't oblivious to games that aren't...

Good evening, and welcome back to everyone's favorite (late) 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...

Nintendo of America announced on their Twitter and Facebook that the recently revealed Hyrule Warriors DLC Packs will be available in a season pass for just $20 USD. This is actually a really great deal, given that in Japan, all four packs add up to around $40 in USD value. Of course, whether or not the content of these packs is worth the money is up to the individual, so be sure you check out the full rundown of what you can get. Chances are this will be available to preorder on day one. While I won't recap what I posted yesterday, I will remind you that getting the season pass will net you a Dark Link skin...

I know, the game hasn't come out in the United States or Europe just yet, so getting the first paid DLC pack announced for October seems premature – but the game itself has been out of development for at least a month, if not a bit longer than that. What's nice is that along with the paid DLC, we're going to be getting some free DLC along with it. First up the free stuff: you will be able to play as Valga, Wizzro, and Cia. No surprise there, as that complete the total roster of characters available in the game itself at launch. The free update with those characters also includes the ability to skip certain cutscenes...

Well it is official – Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has basically passed 1 million in sales during it's first week. I can't say it did this for certain, but since digital sales are not counted in this data it is practically a certainty. Even not counting digital sales, it is the single biggest launch in Smash Bros. history... in Japan. Yesterday we got to see the overall list, but we missed out on hardware along with the exact sales. This time around we have that for you. Naturally this week, 3DS and PS4 sales increased with the release of both Super Smash Bros. and Destiny...

As I did in my preview, I wanted to start off by making a few notes about me as a reviewer for this game. I have never played a Dynasty Warriors game before. I know of the series and have seen people play it, but I really never got into it myself. I have obviously played all of the Zelda games, so my perspective for this game is from the side of a Zelda fan heading in without any expectations for what this game is supposed to be. I also wanted to warn that yes, there will be some story spoilers time to time.

Update: Nintendo has uploaded the commercial to their own YouTube page now, in much better quality and with "Available Now" replaced with the date of its release. Head past the jump if you want to see the confirmed-official TV commercial for Hyrule Warriors!

Original: We're but a few weeks away from Hyrule Warriors' release in North America (Japan got it a month ago, and Europe will get it a week from now), so it's about time we start seeing some commercials for the game on the air, don't you think? Good news is that we've got one...