Victoria Fiorenze

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News Reporter and Social Media Specialist

Victoria joined Zelda Universe in June of 2014 and since then has become an integral part of the team, covering news stories surrounding Nintendo and more specifically, The Legend of Zelda. She has been an avid gamer since a young age and a frequent attender of tech and gaming events such as New York Comic Con and E3. Most recently, she interviewed famous satirical band Starbomb, which gained a positive response from their fans.

Along with conducting news reporting for Zelda Universe, Victoria has also been assisting with managing several of the website’s social media networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Before joining, Victoria spent most time writing for her personal gaming and tech blog, The Nerdiest – but now dedicates her full time to ZU.

Contact Victoria:
victoria@zeldauniverse.net
@wordswithwit

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Zelda Universe talks Player Select with Starbomb

January 9, 2015
Nintendo of America recently posted on their official Twitter account that they will be hosting a 72 hour contest for the chance to win a Majora’s Mask prize pack…

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Nintendo issues Majora’s Mask Challenge

January 22, 2015
There’s something to be said for the marketing departments of video game companies. With every huge release comes an onslaught of special edition incentives set to entice fans into putting down a little extra money…


Majora’s Mask collectible included with every UK pre-order

December 24, 2014
There’s something to be said for the marketing departments of video game companies. With every huge release comes an onslaught of special edition incentives set to entice fans into putting down a little extra money…


Majora’s Mask 3DS music remains true to its Deku roots

December 17, 2014
One of the most enthralling components of The Legend of Zelda saga would be its music composition. Those who have followed the games since the beginning could probably decipher some of more prominent songs…


The Nintendo Wii U GameCube adapter is not discontinued despite rumors

December 11, 2014
Nintendo’s release of the GameCube controller adapter for its Wii U console allows for veteran players of the Super Smash Bros. series to get their hands on a familiar control scheme while also bringing a sense of nostalgia to the next-gen version…


What would the Super Smash Bros. fight about in real life?

December 10, 2014
Nintendo’s success with the latest Super Smash Bros. releases for the Wii U and 3DS is irrefutable. All of our favorite video game characters coming together in one universe to duke it out is a tale …


Get in the Hylian holiday spirit with these Christmas decorations

December 8, 2014
If you’re looking to add a touch of gaming flair to your Christmas tree this holiday season, Buzzfeed has provided a list of ornaments guaranteed to spruce up any evergreen. They’re all hand crafted and include a menagerie of familiar faces. Here are some of our favorites…


Sakurai states he pours body and soul into projects in an interview with Game Informer

December 3, 2014
Game Informer magazine recently sat down with the director of the flagship Nintendo franchise Super Smash Bros. in order to ask him a series of questions about the …


The best Black Friday deals for your Rupees

November 25, 2014
The annual shopping apocalypse known as Black Friday will soon be upon us, and come the end of the week, eager deal-seekers will be gobbling down their turkey dinner and running out to the nearest big box retailer to snap up the best deals. For those of you who have been holding out on purchasing any of Nintendo’s newest consoles…


Super Smash Bros. is the 10th Nintendo 3DS game to sell 1 million copies

November 17, 2014
The Nintendo 3DS has seemingly hit its stride with the release of Super Smash Bros., as the game has been breaking records after only two months on the market, becoming …


Loot Crate and Nintendo team up for Amiibo delivery

November 13, 2014
Nintendo will be teaming up the subscription-based service Loot Crate to deliver their new Amiibo figures to members starting this holiday season. Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu and Mario are confirmed to be part of this package, with several more characters yet to be revealed…


Nintendo to produce Mii smart device app in 2015

November 5, 2014
Up until now, Nintendo has kept relatively separate from the lucrative world of smartphone apps, much to the dismay of many of its fans. However, President Satoru Iwata recently announced at a press conference that a Mii-centric app is in the works…


Ultimate NES Remix brings a nostalgic mashup to the 3DS

October 21, 2014
Nintendo is set to compose 16 classic titles into one enthralling new addition to their 3DS lineup, in the form of Ultimate NES Remix. The game takes all of your old time favorites…


Ocarina of Time, Mario 64 and GoldenEye beat in under an hour, simultaneously

October 20, 2014
Last week, Twitch streamer Karl Jobst did the unthinkable: beating three Nintendo 64 favorites Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye 007 — all within less than an hour. At the same time


Nintendo will not attend New York Comic Con 2014

October 7, 2014
For the first time in four years, Nintendo will not be hosting a booth at the annual New York Comic Con in Manhattan, according to Nintendo World Report. Not much of an explanation is given as to why, however it was confirmed by an official representative…


Hyrule Warriors demand too much for Nintendo World

September 30, 2014
The flagship store Nintendo World in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza saw an enormous crowd for the highly anticipated launch of Hyrule Warriors this past weekend. A mecca for gaming fans, the lines at the store superseded the supply employees could provide. With most of the attendees in search for a limited edition copy…


Nintendo producing new 2DS designs with new Pokémon bundle

September 29, 2014
With perhaps a nostalgic nod to the alternative Game Boy Color designs, Nintendo will release a new look for the 2DS along with the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. According…


Check out all the Super Smash Bros. 3DS character victory animations in one video

September 18, 2014
With the exciting release of the new Super Smash Bros. for 3DS only a few weeks away, clips and footage of the game are now popping up all over the internet more than ever. Now, thanks to a recent video…


Super Smash Bros: With new Pokémon come new attacks

September 4, 2014
If you’re anything like me, you simply cannot wait to get your hands on the new Super Smash Bros. games heading to the Wii U and 3DS later this year. People have been divided in opinion regarding the legitimacy of recent leaks and rumours of the final character roster, but one thing we do know for sure is that we will be introduced to an army of new Pokémon to enjoy…


Aonuma: Wii U’s flagship Zelda title will differ from other open world games

September 1, 2014
During E3 2014, Nintendo gave us a sneak peek of an up-and-coming Legend of Zelda title to be released sometime next year. While the details are still mostly shrouded in mystery (minus a blue tunic-clad hero/heroine), Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma recently sat down with Edge Magazine to discuss tidbits of what we can expect from the game’s environment…


Nintendo responds to Robin Williams tribute petition

August 18, 2014

The entertainment industry was struck hard with the news of Robin Williams’ alleged suicide on August 11. Williams was known for so many memorable roles throughout the past few decades that shaped hundreds of childhood memories. Many with a love of video games joined the grieving. Williams’ daughter Zelda was named after the beloved princess of Hyrule…


Link’s attempt at saving Zelda almost came to a tragic end

August 12, 2014
One of the most exemplary couplings of video game history almost never happened according to the recent revealing of scans from Nintendo’s 1993/1994 Character Reference Guide. These images were shown to IGN recently by Console Wars author Blake J. Harris and were taken from A Link to the Past…


Wii U purchase intent surges post-E3

July 29, 2014
Nintendo had a lot to offer at this past E3 with their announcements of multiple new titles, set on a sole mission to shed spotlight on the Wii U. Attendees were able to get their hands on the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. as well as Yoshi’s Woolly World and Splatoon among others. Being one of the most popular destinations at E3 seems to have paid off tremendously. Tech website GamesIndustry.biz has produced a chart that shows a 50% increase…


Best Buy: A Link Between Worlds included in “buy one get one free” 3DS game sale

July 29, 2014
Even though the Nintendo 3DS is several years into its lifespan, Nintendo has provided users with a continuous variety of titles to keep the handheld console interesting to its fans. Best Buy is now offering two of some of the most popular games the 3DS …


New Hyrule Warriors character to be announced this week

July 21, 2014
Yesterday, the official Twitter account for Hyrule Warriors tweeted a cryptic message hinting at a ground-based character addition to the roster of the anticipated title. Roughly, the bulletin states, “The grounder…the new character, [will be] announced this week.”…


Nintendo UK Store offers limited edition shirt with Wind Waker bundle

July 18, 2014
For our UK readers who have been holding off on buying a Wii U, you have a new incentive. Nintendo now offers a limited edition T-shirt with the purchase of the Wii U Wind Waker bundle. The shirt features our familiar hero in a fighting stance and comes in sizes ranging from small to extra-large. You can get yours…


Epona USA brings high-speed racing to The Legend of Zelda

July 17, 2014
The Legend of Zelda series may be one of the best known RPGs in history. The games meld together sword fighting, puzzle solving and simply awesome adventuring — but what about high-speed car races? The idea may not be too far-fetched. YouTube channel Twin Perfect recently produced a video…


Egoraptor releases his highly anticipated Sequelitis episode on Zelda

July 2, 2014
The moment a lot of us have been waiting for has finally arrived! Animator Arin Hanson, better known as Egoraptor, released his long awaited installment in the Sequelitis series and it is a …


Nintendo 64 games are coming to Wii U

June 23, 2014
Nintendo has officially announced on their website that Nintendo 64 games will soon be playable via the Wii U Virtual Console. The Wii U eShop’s nostalgia-ridden service has been around since December of 2013 with the introduction of the NES’s Castlevania. Since then, Nintendo has…


Nintendo will host another Game Seminar this year for budding developers

June 4, 2014
Nintendo has recently announced via their Twitter that they will host another Game Seminar later this year. The event is open to university students of Japan in the Tokyo …