Even by my own standards, today's column is going to be somewhat whimsical, hopelessly romantic and bordering on self-indulgent -- but I beg you to hear me out. I’m harkening back to my first foray into Hyrule -- when I played A Link to the Past for the very first time -- and when I read a piece of dialogue that, in retrospect, had a huge...
As you may have seen on some of Breath of the Wild's recent marketing material, the ESRB has recently rated the game as E10+, or suitable for everyone from ten years old and up. This comes as little surprise; generally Zelda games have always maintained a family-friendly vibe despite the fantasy violence and occasional dark theme. What...
The Nintendo 64 Anthology is a book made for a generation of nineties gamers, and those who want to know about the console’s great history. With over three hundred pages full of reviews, interviews and stories, this is the closest you can get to playing the Nintendo 64 without actually blowing into the game cartridges all over again. Nintendo...
Breath of the Wild appears to be one of the most, if not the most, ambitious Zelda games in the series. Given the number of delays, the team behind Breath of the Wild's production must have had to overcome many hardships to finally complete the game. Responding to a question on Nintendo France's Twitter account, Eiji Aonuma reveals what...
In a surprising announcement last week, Nintendo reported that there will be DLC for Breath of the Wild in the form of an "Expansion Pass" for $20. This pass will include two packs of DLC, as well as some extra items to use in-game. As one might expect, reactions to the DLC have been mixed. Recently, Bill Trinen appeared on IGN's Nintendo Voice Chat podcast to talk about the Switch...
The Zelda series is no stranger to fan-made projects, and with the rising popularity of virtual reality headsets, it was only a matter of time before something was done with A Link to the...
Escape games both online and live are something that I have personally found countless hours of enjoyment in. Never once had I imagined that a Legend of Zelda-inspired LIVE Escape Game would be...
The road to March 3 is almost over, and what a bumpy ride it has been. Ever since preorders went live back in January, the Internet has been inundated with reports of orders being mysteriously...
Perhaps the stand-out moment (out of a bajillion of them) in the Switch Presentation trailer of Breath of the Wild was when Zelda falls into Link's arms, crying her heart out. I may be a fully...
If you're a European Breath of the Wild fan, you [and your wallet] have a choice to make: do you pick up the standard edition or the special edition for your new Switch console? If you're...
Yesterday we revealed our ten winners out of the many Zelda cosplay and craft submissions for Triforce Tributes. It was difficult to narrow it down to just ten, and so naturally we ended up with a...
Japan has aired a special Breath of the Wild commercial in celebration of the original Legend of Zelda's release, and Nintendo of America has just tweeted a screenshot of something new that's...
Part of the appeal of Breath of the Wild -- and indeed something the creators set out to implement -- is the sense of getting lost in the world of Hyrule that they have created, and to make that...
As Zelda fans, we all have our favourite items, characters, and features of the franchise that we hope to see more of when a new iteration comes along. Similarly there's stuff that some of us hope...
The Legend of Zelda Facebook page continues with their weekly Breath of the Wild updates, sharing a few images in the past week and a half that you may have missed -- or want to see...
Between our new Patreon and Twitch channel, it's been a big couple of weeks for us here at Zelda Universe. However, if you frequent our website and social media often, you may have noticed another...
Just 10 days remain in the countdown to Breath of the Wild, and to continue to build hype for the next adventure in the franchise, I've chosen this fantastic fan made soundtrack for Breath of the...
Looking to chat with the cool people from Zelda Universe? You're in luck, as we have our own Discord! All you have to do is follow this link and the instructions. Whether it's discussing...
It's time to announce our favorite picks from the crafts and cosplay submitted to Triforce Tributes, our fan-based celebration to wrap up Zelda's 30th anniversary. These winners will each receive a...
With the Nintendo Switch's release date less than two weeks away at this point, many people are beyond excited, especially if Nintendo's newly released video is any indicator. As a part of their...
Continuing their steady flow of new Zelda content, Game Informer's Ben Hanson recently released another interview he had with Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma. The interview is concerning the...
Breath of the Wild's placement in the official Zelda timeline may still be up for debate, but it's hard to find anyone who's displeased to find the Koroks have found a place in the game. With...
As physical and digital copies of Game Informer's Breath of the Wild issue are making their way to mailboxes and inboxes, the magazine is continuing its month-long look at the new Legend of...
I've spent the past few years turning my Majora's Mask edition of the New 3DS into somewhat of a Zelda tribute device. Every Virtual Console game has been downloaded, alongside digital versions...
Good news everyone! Zelda Universe has officially opened up a Twitch channel! From now on, whenever we stream, be it marathons or other streaming events, it'll be done on ZeldaUniverseTV, so go...
I've been kicking around Zelda Universe staff for well over four years now, and while the site dates back way before my time here, I'm astounded at how far we've come having watched us grow in that...
There are only two weeks left until Breath of the Wild finally releases on consoles worldwide. Over the years, Nintendo has been teasing us little by little about the contents and the story of the...
The Yetee is my go-to shop for video game-themed apparel. Here at Zelda Universe, we are partnering with The Yetee to bring you Zelda Universe T-shirts. The shirts sport the ZU logo and come in a...
As a long-term subscriber of Loot Crate, I generally find myself rather impressed with the caliber of branded goods that arrive in the subscription service's monthly mystery boxes. Last year, the...
“If you see seagulls flying all around some sea water, that's a sign that you need to be wary, fry. Because the seagulls flock to wherever Big Octos appear... BIG OCTOS, I tell you! These things...
We all love how Breath of the Wild is looking so far, and their break from the regular conventions of a traditional Zelda game is a fresh breath of air for the series, but according to Aonuma, a...
A couple weeks ago at PAX South, I had the opportunity to spend around an hour with the developers at FDG Entertainment to play two of the games they were showing at the event. The first was...