If you weren’t a fan of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD‘s primarily gold packaging, you’ll be happy to know that Nintendo is now selling the colorful version of the box art at retailers in North America. It looks like the gold box art is still being sold if you prefer that one. Which cover would you pick if you had to choose between the two? I would pick the colorful one as I feel it better captures the vibrant nature of game.
[Editors Note: What is up with Nintendo hiring people named so similar to their villians — first Bowser and now Ganon!]
However, in the midst of the quote, Julie confirmed that the upcoming, multiplayer Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, is not cannon, existing somewhere outside the Zelda timeline.
It really depends on what the developer has in mind for the franchises. Sometimes you have Zelda sequels and what we have today with Zelda: Triforce Heroes [sic] is completely different and not in the timeline of Zelda. So, it really depends on what the developer has in mind and what they propose. So, I think it’s more a coincidence that we have all these great franchises that people like for each year. This isn’t necessarily something we will see for all the years in the future.
This is a rather odd direction, seeing how the game this was arguably derived from (The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures) holds a comfortable spot in the timeline between The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS this Fall.
What do you think of this decision? Should Tri Force Heroes, developed and published by Nintendo, be placed somewhere in the Zelda timeline, or should it be lumped together with Hyrule Warriors and The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 DLC?
It seems like this rumor was, once again, to good to be true. Last week we reported how the previously squashed rumor of a live action The Legend of Zelda television series may be heading to Amazon Video (instead of Netflix). This rumor was made off of some hasty assumptions (please understand).
Amazon had listed that it was working on a Zelda project, currently titled “Z.” However, it has been cleared up that this Zelda series is actually about novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (writer of Save Me the Waltz and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald). In other words, don’t expect to see Link on the small screen anytime soon.
Nintendo has released a new video in which three Nintendo staffers play The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. In the upcoming action-adventure title, three players take on the role of individual Link characters and team up to solve puzzles and battle bosses in dungeons. All three Links can stack on top of one another to create a Totem to reach new locations and solve puzzles or fight enemies. The game is scheduled to launch this fall for Nintendo 3DS.
Remember how The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes was revealed at Nintendo’s Digital Event @E3? Game Informer has given an in-depth feature about the game, letting readers know about some of the finer points and minutia. Additionally, Nintendo Everything compiled a quick, bullet point list on what is the most interesting:
- By wearing Zelda’s dress, more hearts will appear in-game
- Meanwhile, another outfit is practically a wearable bomb, making Link himself the weapon
- The first puzzle in the preview required the three Links to climb on each others’ shoulders and fire an arrow through a tall flame to light a torch (standard Zelda)
- You need to micro-manage the lineup of the the Link pillar; only the bottom can control the movement of the group
- The battle against Mogma (seen in the reveal trailer) was not overly difficult — bomb thrower needed to get to the top of the totem, then the pillar had to reorganize so the archer was at the top.
- Hearts are shared in the game so no one is fighting over health
- Players can touch icons on the lower screen to pinpoint where the other respective Link is
- Emoticons are collectible, allowing you to cheer on your friends in different ways
- Single-player mode is available, where Link can rent two paper dolls to act as A.I. as you make your way through the dungeon.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS this Fall.
According to the fan-made short by CKproductions1000, Paper Link wants to go on an adventure just like the Link playing on the TV. Check out the cute video below:
The 16 finalists of the Nintendo World Championships will battle it out playing none other than the very first Legend of Zelda for the NES. On June 14th, you can watch the competition live at 3pm PT to see how it unfolds. What do you think of this choice of game for the Championships?