Recent sales numbers from Famitsu state that the recently released Hyrule Warriors had a much better début than The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in Japan. Famitsu says Hyrule Warriors sold 78,773 units in its opening week and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD only shifted 31,154 units when it was released in September 2013.
Amazon and Best Buy are both offering Hyrule Warriors costumes if you decide to pre-order the forthcoming game with them. If you chose to pre-order with Amazon then you’re entitled to get Twilight Princess costumes for Link and Zelda when the game ships to you. If you decide to pre-order the game from Best Buy then you can get a code to download the Skyward Sword costume set for Link and Zelda upon pick up and purchase of the game.
With the tragic passing of Robin Williams earlier this week, Nintendo fans took to Change.org to request that Williams be remembered in a future Zelda title. The petition, which gathered over 90,000 signatures, asked the firm to name one of its non-player characters Robin in the next Zelda game. Nintendo has now responded to the petition and has given the following reply to Polygon.
“Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo.” offered a Nintendo spokesperson. “Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we’ve worked with multiple times.”
“We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close.”
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
Tecmo Koei has announced on Twitter that they’re aware of a number of small bugs in the recently released Hyrule Warriors and are working on a patch to fix them. The company also said that they’re planning long-term support for the game, so hopefully that means we should get some additional content at a later date.
Nintendo UK has tweeted that the official Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS XL carrying case is available on Club Nintendo in Europe and Australia as part of the Stars catalogue. The swanky case for your Nintendo 3DS XL will set you back 4000 Stars.
Emblazoned with the iconic Hylian Crest from The Legend of Zelda series, this neat carry case is just the ticket for pencils, toiletries – or even a Nintendo 3DS and some Game Cards! Fashioned from dark green nylon, it features a useful carry handle, plus a gold-coloured zip complete with two slider grips – one is stamped with a Zelda Heart Container emblem, the other with the Club Nintendo logo. Don’t forget it the next time you set off on an adventure! Dimensions approximately 19.5cm x 12cm x 6.5cm.
It has been reported that Robin Williams died yesterday, August 11, at the age of 63. The Oscar-winning actor’s film career included a number of popular titles, such as Aladdin, Jumanji, Night at the Museum and Happy Feet. He also lent his voice to narrate a number of Nintendo-produced commercials, including one for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. As an avid fan of the action-adventure game series, Williams named his daughter after Princess Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda series protagonist Link nearly killed Princess Zelda as a result of “poor lighting” and a massive spider. This tidbit was found in a Nintendo character reference guide, which also says that Link comes from a family of telepaths. It was recently uncovered via the official guide that Yoshi’s real name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.
Each Princess of the House of Hyrule was a heroine in her own right. At sixteen years of age, Zelda the First defied Agahnim when he usurped power from the King. legend has it that she survived a cruel imprisonment and was rescued by Link. The truth, however, is that she had been on the verge of escaping on her own when Link burst into the chamber and nearly slew her on the spot on account of the poor lighting and an enormous spider that had sat down beside her.
Nintendo continues its teasing of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask with some summer themed Nintendo wallpapers. The latest wallpaper shows Link with a yukata, fan, and Majora’s Mask. The new piece of artwork celebrates the Japanese Hanabi festival. I believe this is the first time since the game’s release that Nintendo has issued Majora’s Mask themed artwork. Hopefully an announcement is imminent.
There appears to be some confusion on the internet regarding whether Sheik is male or female. Thankfully, Nintendo’s very own Bill Trinen has clarified that Sheik is female. Trinen simply says that Sheik is just Princess Zelda in a different outfit so she’s therefore a woman.
“The definitive answer is that Sheik is a woman — simply Zelda in a different outfit.”
Thanks, N-Dub Nation
A recent listing by GameStop reveals that The Legend of Zelda Monopoly set will be coming to the United States on September 15th for $39.99. The description says, The Legend of Zelda Monopoly takes players on a trip through time as they travel through the land of Hyrule and beyond. Memorable locations include Link’s House, Temple of Time and the Lon Lon Ranch and are all up for grabs in this special collector’s edition of one of the most revered video games of all time. In addition to collectible tokens, custom designed game board, Zelda themed money and custom Chance, Community Chest and deed cards, the Game Stop Exclusive edition includes the Ocarina of Time token, Hyrule Map Lithograph and 6 Item Cards for added game play. Thanks, Retrogaminglord