In its early days, The Legend of Zelda would use many recycled elements from the Super Mario Bros series. This is most apparent in Link’s Awakening, with Chain Chomps, Piranha Plants, Shy Guys, and more. Even before that, however, The Legend of Zelda borrowed a certain element from the plumber brothers that would remain within the series, and...
Our third ZUthon, Zelda for Eternity, begins August 16 at 12 p.m. PDT as we play 100 hours of Zelda games. The purpose of the marathon is to raise money for Direct Relief, a charitable organization helping people around the world by providing aid to those affected by disaster, emergency, or poverty, regardless of political or religious...
Shortly after the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo UK announced that fans of the series will be able to get their hands on a stunning steelbook for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As you can see below, the steelbook is all black with the flaming Super Smash Bros. logo on the front. The inside displays the playable Battlefield stage. While...
I’m not going to lie, the original Legend of Zelda is a tough one to get through. I don’t know if it’s just my poor coordination skills or if the game is genuinely that difficult (I’d like to think of it's more the latter), but one thing is for certain: I am all too familiar with the game over screen and that dreary little tune that plays...
Most Final Fantasy-style JRPGs are about Heroes, but Octopath Traveler is different – it’s mostly just about heroes. The capital H is important; it means that they are the Chosen Ones, the Heroes of Light. They are in fact on a Grand Quest. Instead, you will find yourself spending most of Octopath Traveler working at a more individual level, overcoming personal struggles and defeating enemies...
The highly acclaimed action-adventure title featuring a magical paintbrush-wielding wolf launched digitally on the Nintendo Switch August 9, once again bringing the sprawling, painting-like world of...
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct held on August 8 presented fans with tons of new information to enjoy. Whether you were there to know more about Zelda songs featured in the game, new Assist...
With its tumbling rocks, boiling heat, and difficult-to-scale passes, Death Mountain certainly lives up to its name. However, its inhabitants are truly what define it: the Gorons. While they’re not...
 “I wanted something that players could get so lost in, it would take them a whole year to finish.” - Shigeru Miyamoto, 1992 [1] “I thought that making the user get lost was a sin." - Eiji...
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already living up to its moniker by boasting more characters, more music, more items and more features than any other Smash title to date. Naturally, the game also...
Some new Nintendo merchandise is on the way from Hashtag Collectables, with six new puppets planned for release. These puppets are based on both the Mario and Zelda franchises. For us Zelda...
Nintendo has had many instances of a game switching from one franchise to another, after considering how the gameplay would fit better in a different universe. Kirby's Epic Yarn originally didn't...
When Twilight Princess was first released, it instantly became my favorite game ever and I was completely obsessed with this title -- so much so that I even started mimicking Link in my everyday...
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai hit us all with some impressive numbers during the Nintendo Direct today, including a whopping total of 103 stages. Astoundingly, there are...
One of the many exciting announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct was the addition of multiple new Assist Trophies, the helpful items that are used to summon characters at random to defeat your...
Today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct provided an almost overwhelming amount of news for the game. We were also treated to not one, but two brand new character additions! The first is Simon...
The Forsaken Fortress is one of the 49 islands mapped in The Wind Waker. The tightly guarded island fort is also Ganondorf's hideout during the first half of the game. This island has become one of...
Every company has its secrets. Since the dawn of time, Nintendo has been secretive about their games, consoles, and practices. As a result, fans have gathered and come up with a plethora of theories...
There are many tenuous challenges we have to overcome in our childhood: tying shoes, doing homework, eating vegetables. For Ocarina of Time's 9-year-old Link, he had to venture inside The Great Deku...
There must be something in the Lon Lon milk this week: Last week there was a new "any%" speedrun record for Wind Waker, and now a new record has been set for a 100 percent speedrun of Ocarina of...
Happy Monday everyone! Welcome back to another Medli's Melodies to cure those Monday blues. I have been obsessed with a guitar cover of Breath of the Wild's main theme, and I wanted to share it with...
The dungeons of the Zelda franchise are some of its most talked-about locations. Whether or not they're actually more important than the overworld or towns Link explores, they stand out as distinct...
Nintendo Australia and Nintendo of Europe want to see you get crazy creative with Nintendo Labo, and they're putting up an epic contest with some unique collector's items up for those willing to...
If you ask me, there's no better way to celebrate The Legend of Zelda than to take a deeper look into the Great Hyrule Forest. This forest is definitely one of my favorite locations in Breath of the...
Zelda fans: The time has come for me to write something on this website again that is absolutely not about Zelda but they're letting me talk about it anyway. That's right, it's time for me to spread...
The fifth installment in Akira Himekawa's action-packed Twilight Princess manga series will be released in Japan on August 28! It is currently available to pre-order from Amazon Japan, though it...
I was thinking about my first playthrough of Breath of the Wild the other day. It seems like nothing will ever top it. I wish that my mind could forget all of my experiences playing the game so I...
The official Legend of Zelda Japanese portal has updated with a new page focused on Hyrule's long history. The page features an interactive version of the official Zelda timeline. Each section...
Many have been wanting an Ocarina of Time port on the Switch. Well, the people over at Nintendo Wire have imagined what the Ocarina of Time would look like -- on the Game Boy...
Devolver Digital has announced on Twitter that adorable adventure game Minit will be launching on Nintendo Switch on August 9. The game puts you in control of a character who has been cursed with...
Move over Gwent, there's a new card game in town and it's based on Breath of the Wild. Available for preorder on Amazon Japan and AmiAmi, these trading cards are set to release on October...
Back in August of 2016, a new "any%" speedrun record was set for Wind Waker HD. That record has just been smashed by ian_miles29, who managed to sail through the game in only 59 minutes and 46...