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When Hyrule Warriors was coming to be, even Eiji Aonuma, the current producer of the series, was a little nervous.  This was an unprecedented move for Nintendo, taking one of their most cherished franchises and teaming up with another group to turn out a different entry.  While this was certainly a gamble, the sales data regarding the crossover title that we received last week suggested that it's turning out for the best.  Now, with an official announcement from Koei Tecmo, we can rest easy knowing that Hyrule Warriors is...  

Majora's Mask 3D will soon arrive in 3DS units across the globe, but there is one important factor to consider: Are these sort of remakes actually better than the original experience? In the case of Majora's Mask 3D, the closest comparison we can make right now is Ocarina of Time 3D. Released in the summer of 2011, Ocarina of Time 3D overhauled the entirety of Ocarina of Time, including an all new Master Quest version and making equipment swapping much more streamlined, thus improving the Water Temple...

Ocarina of Time holds a unique place in the world of video games. Aside from being honored as one of the greatest video games ever made, its sidekick character Navi is often regarded around the Internet as among the most annoying characters in gaming. Quantifying how annoying Navi can be or how often she held the player's hand throughout an average playthrough of Ocarina of Time was always one of my main reasons for conducting this audit of Zelda games, and I hope readers will be as satisfied with the results as I am.

For those new to Hey, Look, Listen, this is a series of articles that seeks to objectively analyze how much a collection of Zelda games — namely Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword — hold the player's hand and excessively guides them through the experience each game offers. Basically, this is a look at backseat driving in video games, focusing on titles in the Zelda franchise...

For those unaware, the Odolwa boss fight in Majora's Mask 3D has been completely revamped to the point where you have to throw out the old strategy to beat him originally and attempt all new tactics. As such, I am giving you a spoiler warning right now - the entirety of this fight is spoiled ahead.

Originally there were two ways to beat Odolwa. You could pop up and do damage to him from below by popping out of a Deku flower... 

GameSpot recently did a feature on Zelda U, as the game continues to gain traction in the mainstream media despite not having anything new to report on since The Game Awards last year. Danny, Chris, and Peter from GameSpot talk about what they want to see in Zelda U, which happens to raise a lot of interesting ideas. One idea is camping and forging your own materials, creating a survivalist mentality with nature. This includes things like a day and night cycle, which seems like a given right now but hasn't technically been confirmed...

It appears Hyrule Warriors may be a massive success story for both Koei Tecmo and Nintendo alike. The Dynasty Warriors creators don't have many franchises that are huge successes, but their mainstays do well enough to make them a viable developer. Hyrule Warriors now might stand among the best games they have crafted in terms of sales, and might become their best selling game they've ever made. It appears the appeal of Dynasty Warriors combat and the Zelda series were the perfect match, and if you were hoping for a Hyrule Warriors 2, sales so far are indicating a high possibility it could happen...

Yesterday, GameTrailers released a video counting down their top 10 most anticipated games of 2015. The list only includes games with confirmed North American release dates that fall within 2015, with Zelda U claiming the top spot for GameTrailers' most anticipated game of the year.

This is impressive, considering Zelda U is competing against other games with boatloads of hype...

Yesterday, Japan saw the release of a brand new batch of amiibo, including Toon Link and Sheik. While we were aware that the Toon Link amiibo (like its non-toon counterpart) would unlock a spinner weapon in Hyrule Warriors, we weren't completely sure if Sheik was going to offer anything more than randomized weapon unlocks in the game. Well, today it has been revealed that the Sheik amiibo's only function is to, once a day, unlock a three star weapon or better for her character in Hyrule Warriors...

Social media today will be riddled with "Throwback Thursdays" as people post memories for the world to see and look back on. But nobody does "Throwback Thursday" like Nintendo. That was all just a terrible joke leading into some exciting sales from Nintendo's Throwback Sale promotion. From now until 11:59 AM ET on January 29th, a small handful of games are getting the on sale treatment including a couple of games from the Legend of Zelda series...

This week we have arguably the fullest slate of news to discuss in the history of this podcast, in large part thanks to Nintendo deciding to drop bombshells this past week. This leads into the discussion of Nintendo's greatest flaw, plus... what is this? Pokemon on Zelda Informer? Yes, we have a theory to talk about! Due to the sheer amount of stuff to talk about this week this will be our longest podcast to date (and think, an hour of conversation was cut out!)...