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Just as a heads up, this article contains heavy spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. However, it is to your benefit to be familiar with the game’s story as I will not dive into every aspect of the plot and seek to summarize it. This is merely a literary analysis of the game, comparing it to a traditional writing method and established archetypes. The adventure of the hero is an old storytelling mechanic that dates back to…

With just a few weeks left until the release of the Nintendo Switch, Zelda fans from around the world are eagerly awaiting the latest entry in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With this title comes a new experience for all of us to share, but also the breaking of some conventions. Introduced to us is a new style of play, a new set of combat mechanics, and more open-ended gameplay. You’re started off practically on your own (albeit…

Happy Saturday, all my favorite people. It is time once again for me to give the charge and start up another Zelda Informer Photoshop Contest. I, like so many gamers, have been swept up in the release of For Honor this week. Ubisoft’s medieval action game has added layers of complexity to the hand-to-hand combat that we’ve gotten used to out of video games. The gameplay is actually so good, that I think the characters of the Zelda series could…

Welcome back to another exciting installment of the Zelda Informer Podcast! For those of you wondering what happened to the Zelda Informer channel, it has since been re-branded as the Nintendo Prime channel and we’ve moved over to the Zelda Dungeon channel… which I just re-branded as the ZD-I YouTube Channel. So lots of re-branding. Forgetting the semantics of the channel names, this week, Darrin, our managing editor, jumps in for the discussion. We break down the Breath of the Wild…

As with many popular AAA games today, Nintendo has announced a $20 season pass for Breath of the Wild, including two DLC packs to be released this year and a few bonus chests available day one for purchasers. As is typical with these types of DLC announcements, the reaction was divisive at best. Many Zelda fans are upset, especially over details like a ‘new hard mode’ included in the first DLC pack, seemingly appearing as content taken out of the…

Welcome to a brand new weekly news series from Zelda Dungeon and Zelda Informer. Breath of the Wild will be launching in just a few weeks, and as that release date of March 3rd gets closer and closer, Nintendo is just flooding us with more news than some of us can even handle. This is where this new series comes in to help. Between all of the interviews, trailers, screen shots and official announcements, it may be a bit difficult…

The other day, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma raised our hopes for another 2D Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch. I think we can all agree the 2D titles possess an amount of charm the larger main console titles do not have. However, there’s a bit of confusion as to what 2D could mean. There’s the 2D pixel style, like The Minish Cap and Link’s Awakening. Then there’s the technically 3D but referred to as 2D top-down games like A Link Between Worlds and Spirit Tracks (we’ll call these 2.5D). Which style…

The Nintendo Switch is an interesting console, boasting two detachable controllers which can perform many different actions. From playing Just Dance 2017 to feeling like you’re holding something entirely different with the HD Rumble feature, the Joy-Con allow for many different styles of play. If Skyward Sword were to release on the Switch eShop, I’m sure they could be used instead of a Wii Remote and Nunchuk. However, what if Nintendo decided to remaster the game in HD? Skyward Sword is a beautiful title to begin…

On a recent episode of the Zelda Informer podcast, host Alfred Tabaks posed the question of Ganondorf’s place in the Zelda series following the events of Breath of the Wild. Namely, if this might be it for Ganon, and should he finally be defeated once and for all at the hands of Link and Zelda, where would the series go from there in terms of villains? We’ve seen several spinoff games outside of the main story games that have starred…

Hello, everyone. I hope you’re ready for another entry in Zelda Informer’s weekly Caption Contest. We’re taking a bit of detour on the road to Breath of the Wild to celebrate what is probably the most polarizing holiday ever. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so that means exactly half of us will be out there expressing romance and the other half will be bitterly dismissing the very notion of love. Our hero Link is a bit conflicted on which half he’d…