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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...

Luckily, all the Zelda Assist Trophies were announced before the game’s release, so there are no spoilers in the coming post.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been out for a little while, and we now know every single Assist Trophy present in the game. But the Zelda series has a ton of Assist Trophies, many of which were fan favorites that some of us were hoping to see as playable characters on the Smash roster. Between Ghirahim, Midna, Skull Kid, and Tingle, there are a lot of great honors for some of those second-tier Zelda characters, but we’re wondering...

Warning: This post contains footage of unlockable characters. If you do not wish to have the game spoiled, do not continue beyond this point.

Super Smash Bros. is out in Japan, which means that all of the details on the game are available to us. While we still have a few weeks until the game releases in the West, the guys at GameXplain have put together a video showing off the Final Smash for every character in the game. As previously stated, if you do not want anything spoiled for the game then...

Now that Super Smash Bros. has released in Japan and some U.S. players have gotten their hands on a demo code via Club Nintendo Platinum Memberships, players are getting a feel for how some of the characters play. Ever since the announcement of the Villager, fans have been waiting to smile gleefully as they wail on their opponents. The Villager's moves consist of dropping bowling balls, chopping down trees, and putting opponents' attacks in his pocket. The latter ability has proven to be more useful than previously thought as shown in the video...