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Breath of the Wild

Zelda Fans Use Breath of the Wild's Special Language To Uncover More Story Details

Fans have uncovered some information of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s backstory thanks to some sleuth-work involving a map included in the game’s special edition. Advertisement Breath of the Wild’s special edition was shown during the recent Nintendo Switch Treehouse steam. It includes a music CD, Master Sword statue, special Switch carrying case and more. One of the most interesting items is a map. On the back, a tapestry outlines the game’s history. As heard through Eurogamer, fans have taken still screenshots of the map and translated it to learn more about the game. The fictional language used on the map was deciphered when the first trailers for the game were released in June 2016. YouTuber Zeltik outlines the translation process in a video above. Fans first translated the map from the fictional Sheikah language into Japanese before finally translating the contents into English. The text reads as follows: Ahoy! Spoilers ahead! Advertisement “Hylians pass stories of a destined time long past where multiple races lived and worked together in harmony. The Sheikah Tribe’s blue aura breathed through the land and this READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Breath of the Wild Gets More Amiibos, Throwing Zelda Herself in the Mix

What Other Amiibos from The Legend of Zelda Await? And What Will They Do? Nintendo just announced the new amiibos to their character lineup. introducing Zelda and Bokoblin as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These two make five out of the existing list of three: Link Rider, Link Archer, and Spidery Guardian. However, we don’t yet know their in-game add-ons. As is traditional of Zelda Amiibo’s, they deliver in-game assets. For example, Ocarina of Time Link makes makes meat rain down upon ye. Hopefully these next figures deliver varies goodies to open-world Breath of the Wild. But now that Nintendo is in their Amiibo delivery mode, we may guess that many, many more Switch titles will get the treatment. Games like the next Fire Emblem, or perhaps even Shin Megami Tensei may receive future figures. It’s hard to imagine the game publisher neglecting any titles. And most likely, we’ll see Arms and Splatoon 2 around release time for each game. An exact release date for the new Amiibos has yet to be announced. At the very least, we know they’re coming in March. Additionally, we have yet to know the price, so the frugal gamer can hold off on reserving them for the time being….

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Let's Talk About Princess Zelda's New Look

While she’s worn more than one outfit over the years, Princess Zelda’s pink dress is her most well-known sartorial choice. In the new trailer for Breath of the Wild from last night’s Nintendo Switch presentation, we got a closer look at Zelda’s outfit in the game, as well as the Amiibo accompanying the game. She’s in a blue top and pants, and while it’s pretty huge departure from previous games, it looks awesome. A Link To The Past introduced what would become Zelda’s signature look—a high necked, floor length pink dress, with a purple apron depicting the Hyrulian arms. Sometimes the dress is white with a pink apron, and sometimes it’s less pink and more magenta, but this outfit has been pretty consistent across all Zelda games. Even Tetra in Wind Waker puts it on after she learns that she’s a princess in a addition to being a pirate captain. But the outfit in depicted in the trailer for Breath of the Wild doesn’t have any of that. She’s wearing pants—which she’s done before as Sheik—and there’s no pink to be found. Instead she’s in a pale blue that matches Link’s tunic. It’s a delicate color READ FULL STORY AT…

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Here Are Some Of The Switch Games To Expect This Year

The Nintendo Switch is coming very soon and there’s a lot of games on the horizon. Here’s a list of all the games that have been announced for this year and when they are coming. March 3 Skylanders Imaginators The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Super Bomberman R 1-2-Switch Just Dance 2017 March I Am Setsuna Snipperclips Has Been Heroes Fast RMX April 28 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Spring Sonic Mania Lego City Undercover Arms Puyo Puyo Tetris Disgaea 5 Complete RIME Summer Splatoon 2 Fall The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Holiday 2017 Super Mario Odyssey 2017 Project Sonic 2017 Steep Sonic Mania FIFA Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Minecraft Dragonball Xenoverse 2 NBA 2K 18 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Striking European Box Art; Different from NA Release

The upcoming and highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has revealed its European box art for the title. …Read More The post The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gets Striking European Box Art; Different from NA Release by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Will Be A Switch Launch Title

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be out on March 3, Nintendo just announced at its big Switch release show, making it a launch title for the new console. Nintendo also showed off a big trailer for the game that looked shit hot. Those still hanging out for it on Wii U, it’ll be out on the same day on Nintendo’s older system as well. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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SpiritSphere PC giveaway – Five Steam keys

I am very happy to inform you guys and girls that Eendhoorn Games has hooked us up with five Steam keys for their upcoming Zelda inspired local multiplayer game “SpiritSphere”! So we´re giving away the keys to you 😉 (each key is worth 7,99 Euros via Steam). Any ways, this is what you need to do in order to participate in our… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


Majora's Mask Kicks Off First 4 Figures' Life-Size Replica Line

Collectible statue makers First 4 Figures are branching off into the gaming replica business, starting with a stunning 25-inch replica of The Legend of Zelda’s Majora’s Mask, complete with conveniently removable horns. Advertisement First 4 Figures has been doing Zelda statues for ages, so it makes sense Nintendo’s RPG series be the focus of the company’s initial move into the life-size replica range. Using game files, designer Manish Nautiyal has done a fine job bringing one of gaming’s most recognizable pieces of facewear to life, capturing the bright colors and slightly sinister look. It’s kind of hard to judge the size of the pieces from the official pictures of it hanging on its fancy tree stump base, so I’ve included the hour-long making of video First 4 Figures put together to mark the announcement. Assuming these aren’t two very tiny men, the mask looks huge. Luckily the horns are held in place by magnets and can be removed for storage and transportation. As is the tradition with First 4 Figures work, the Majora’s Mask replica comes in two different flavors. The standard edition, which will READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Zelda inspired local multiplayer game “SpiritSphere” drops on Steam on the 24th of January

Oh boy! Oh boy! I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by Martino from Eendhoorn Games that his Zelda inspired local multiplayer game “SpiritSphere” is set for a release via Steam on the 24th of January: “Hi Robin I’m very excited to say that SpiritSphere is getting a full release on Steam on the 24th of January. It will be available for Windows… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


Nintendo Kicks Off 2017 with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Art and a Nifty Throwback

With 2017 having officially begun, Nintendo fans are now closer than ever to the long-awaited Nintendo Switch and the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and to celebrate a new piece of artwork has …Read More The post Nintendo Kicks Off 2017 with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Art and a Nifty Throwback by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


These Original, Hand-Drawn Legend of Zelda Maps Are Truly Amazing

The original The Legend of Zelda had one of the largest in-game worlds of its time. The overworld and its dungeons were so huge that it was easy to get lost or forget where certain items and doors were. Some kids took it upon themselves to draw their own maps to help them find their way. Depending on the artist’s skill level, some of these unofficial maps could be considered works of art. Knowing that, it is interesting to find out that the creators of The Legend of Zelda also made their own hand-drawn maps of the game during the development process. To celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary, Nintendo of Europe has released several illustrations that were used during the development of this classic. They’ve posted a video of the overworld map along with a few select sketches from the developers. This video is the overworld map, which comes complete with some of the in-game secrets. [embedded content] Below is a drawing of the infamous skull room, drawn by Takashi Tezuka. You can see how it compares to the one from the game thanks to the power of gifs! Here is another one from Tezuka-san. And here we…


The Legend Of Zelda Was Planned On These Sheets Of Paper

[Image via Nintendo] There’s something about analog development materials. Take, for example, these Legend of Zelda original design documents. Hand drawn on paper, they are still a sight to see. Advertisement Nintendo UK recently uploaded a host of these originals on its official site. Here is Takashi Tezuka’s skull room drawing, with a comparison to how it appeared in game. [Image via Nintendo] Another one from Tezuka. [Image via Nintendo] This drawing was done by Shigeru Miyamoto. [Image via Nintendo] He did a nice job of coloring the walls! Oh, and making this game. Advertisement Check out this world map and more drawings below: [Image via Nintendo] [Image via Nintendo] READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Adidas, Make These Zelda Sneakers

As part of his application process for a design internship with Adidas, student Paxton Porter—a lover of both sneakers and The Legend of Zelda—came up with these designs. Both of which I would cop in a heartbeat. Advertisement Figuring that Nintendo would be down for a footwear collaboration, and rightly believing that the brand deserves better than that awful line of Vans sneakers, he mocked up a Y3 Qasa inspired by Link and a a pair of Y3 Sport Approach Sheiks. “I wanted to solve the design challenge of applying Sheik’s abilities and appearance onto an existing sneaker”, Paxton tells me. “I asked myself: what sneaker would Sheik wear? She is so agile and many of her movements are very Ninja so the brand Y3 (an Adidas collaboration brand with Yojhi Yamamoto) made sense because they are synonymous with Ninja/Techwear.” Advertisement “I picked the Y3 Sport Approach. Having the boost technology was necessary because Sheik needs a responsive material for all her jumps, and having the primeknit sock on the upper gives the silhouette a boot feel while still allowing ankle mobility. The colors for the shoe were all taken from her armour. What ties it all together was adding…

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Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret, alternative methods now exist. Like, for instance, 3D printing a replica of the game’s entire overworld. Advertisement Willard McFarland was the one to purchase the creation, sharing the below picture on Twitter. According to a report by Retro Gaming Mag, the piece was sold through the Facebook group Trade Sell Collect Retro, with McFarland stating that the person he bought it from had spent six months building the map in Minecraft. They then used that to create a file for a 3D printer. 24 hours of printing and six hours of painting later, this was created: Retro gamer and web series producer Mike Matei then proceeded to upload and share a series of higher resolution pictures of the map he received from McFarland. The zoomed in images show a number of small details ranging from the game’s different dungeons and infamous graveyard to small tunnel entrances and river docks. Quality 2D maps of Nintendo’s first Zelda have been rare in the past,…