Diablo III is a natural fit for the Switch, and upon its recent announcement, Blizzard has updated the official website to show everyone what's new for the game's next release. By scrolling down the page, you'll learn the Switch version comes with a couple of Zelda-themed goodies. However, there's more to that section than meets the eye. I...
Is there anything more anxiety-inducing than the piano theme of a Guardian approaching? The continuous heart-like beat and recurring piano really puts you on high alert, and my mind now associates it with one of the most stressful enemies I’ve ever faced in a Zelda game. In fact, when I came across a remix of this theme by Radiarc, all the...
Ocarina of Time was a seminal masterpiece. It was a model for how to make a third-person, 3D adventure game that was accessible and ambitious. It broke new ground in camera control, 3D melee combat, 3D level design, and immersive worlds. It maintained a high standard for readability and accessibility. It sold 7.6 million copies on the N64 and 11...
For the sixth year in a row Kit and Krysta of Nintendo Minute are offering the chance for one lucky fan to win a collection of Nintendo goodies to prep them for school. In the video below the two hosts share what you could win if you enter the contest. The theme this year centers around reading and writing. On offer are some Super Mario...
With the current craze of Zelda randomizers, I figured I'd give one of them a shot, what better game for me to start with than -- you guessed it -- my all-time favorite, A Link to the Past. After several attempts, I finally got a good playable seed in which I wasn't stuck at the beginning of the game with only a few bombs instead of a sword, so I was able to relive those moments and feelings in...
Any gamer who grew up with a Nintendo console, whether it was the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube or the Wii, will no doubt be flooded with memories at the sheer mention of these historic systems. The music...
Some secrets are destined to be revealed, and one such poorly kept secret is that Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch. But thanks to someone at Forbes jumping the...
In the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Nintendo touted the mind-boggling number of stages (over 100!) that will be available in the game. Most of these stages are returning ones,...
Over the past weekend, the Nintendo NY Store hosted a Summer Play Day themed on The Legend of Zelda. Attendees were invited to cosplay as their favorite character from the series and participate in...
The Hero of Time has been well acquainted with Unreal Engine 4 for a while now, with an assortment of footage which might have only been daringly dreamt of back in 1998, when Ocarina of Time was...
Nintendo’s most recent financial report detailed a historic accolade for the company. They have sold a resounding 727.65 million consoles since it entered the console market back in 1983, with the...
Thinking back to the beaches I've ventured through in most video games, most of my memories range from pleasant to joyful. Rolling watermelons on Super Mario Sunshine's Gelato Beach, soaring across...
Throughout the worlds of fiction and fantasy, there exist a near endless trove of unique and magical weapons and items. They give a sense of individuality to the characters wielding them, and, when...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...