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The Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Is Now Available for Pre-Order

Find out who has the power to defeat Ganondorf, what item is needed, and where the Dark Lord is in USAopoly’s Zelda Clue. The board game is now available on Merchoid. …Read More The post The Legend of Zelda Clue Board Game Is Now Available for Pre-Order by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Zelda Players Have Found Wild Ways To Break Breath Of The Wild's Shrines

GIF When most people enter a Zelda shrine, they try to solve the puzzles. Sometimes a shrine will accept multiple solutions, allowing players to get creative. Some fans, however, have figured out ways to bend and break shrines in ways that Nintendo probably never anticipated. Advertisement By now you’ve probably seen GIFs or videos of “shrine skips,” elaborate ways that people exploit the physics and glitches within Breath of the Wild. The most famous one might be contained in this tweet, where someone seemingly shield surfs a floating bomb: This is the handiwork of Adrylek, a member of the speedrunning community who loves finding fast and unique ways to solve shrines. To date, Adrylek has uploaded 44 videos outlining shortcuts for dozens of shrines within Breath of the Wild. The first video in the playlist below, for example, uses stasis to launch a metal block high enough to go straight into the sage room. That’s just the tip of the iceberg; shrine skips have become like a game onto itself. Many of these skips utilize something called a “shield jump” (using shield surfing to gain a double jump) and “bomb READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Breath Of The Wild Speedrunner Gets Cocky, Pays A Heavy Price

Conquering a game’s challenges over and over again can make you feel invincible. With a new world record in sight, one Breath of the Wild speedrunner decided to get flashy with the final boss. Too bad Ganon was having none of it. Advertisement Ikkitrix is the current world record holder for Breath of the Wild’s Any% category, which rushes through the game as fast as possible. His fastest run completes the game in 40 minutes and 18 seconds. On track to improve that time in a recent attempt, he sets up for a dramatic finish. SPOILERS AHEAD Facing off against Dark Beast Ganon, Ikkitrix decides to run an updraft with his paraglider to fire one last light arrow into the monster’s face when this happens: Dark Beast Ganon is something of a victory lap after defeating the four Ganon Blights and the dangerous Calamity Ganon. You mostly just ride a horse around and shoot a few light arrows. You don’t even need to use the paraglider to shoot the final target; you can just leap from your horse. Even if you do miss, you can just wait for Ganon to shoot a READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Emulator Helps Open Zelda's Impossible Treasure Chest

As we’ve seen, you can play Breath of the Wild on a PC using an emulator. It’s not exactly optimal, but there’s a tiny bright side to the struggle: you can open a busted treasure chest that on both Switch and Wii U is inaccessible. Because it’s half-buried and underwater, in retail copies of the game you just can’t get down low enough to actually pop the lid on this chest. Advertisement Advertisement But here, running Cemu 1.7.3d, Pimpinpinguino was able to walk straight through the water that would normally make getting to the chest a pain, and then do a funky little dance number to trigger the opening. And what’s inside such a random and inaccessible chest? Perhaps a powerful in-game item, or some message of congratulations for having worked so hard to get access to it? Oh. Here’s video of how it was found and opened: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Best, Weirdest Mario/Zelda Crossovers

Illustration by Sam Woolley Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series—far from it. Advertisement This post originally appeared 3/31/15. Since the late eighties, or more precisely, since the arrival of Zelda, it and the Mario games have traded characters, references and imagery dozens of times, from the earliest NES games to the latest iterations of the two series. Let’s have a look at some notable examples. Mario in Zelda The Legend of Zelda – NES The very first Mario reference in the Zelda series can be found in the very first game—Manhandla, the third boss of The Legend of Zelda, is described by the Japanese (and only the Japanese) manual as a four-limbed, massive Piranha Plant. A Link to the Past – SNES A Mario reference pops up very early in the game, with portraits of Mario hanging on the walls of some of the houses in Kakariko village. Furthermore, Chain Chomps appear as enemies in one of the dungeons, and there are READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Megadriver has released their The Legend of Zelda Metal album “Trimetal”

Today is a very good day for all you “Zelda” and Metal fans out there, because the Brazilian video game Metal band MegaDriver just informed me that they have released their “The Legend of Zelda Metal” album “Trimetal” via Bandcamp and Spotify: “Following the hype of the release of the new The Legend Of Zelda: The Breath Of The Wild… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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First 100% Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Speedrun Takes 49 Hours

The fastest speedruns in Breath of the Wild are slightly over forty minutes. Link wakes up, rushes to Ganon, and saves the world in the blink of an eye. But the game is full of treasures to find and other tasks to complete. A new speedrun to collect everything takes over two days to fully explore Hyrule. Advertisement Xalikah is a French language speedrunner who undertook the massive task of completing the first 100% of Breath of the Wild. The run, which seeks to collect all of the game’s key items and collectables, is a sprawling affair. Coming in at forty nine hours, nine minutes, and forty one seconds, Xalikah scurries about Hyrule to hunt for hidden items, complete the game’s various puzzles shrines, and finish all side quests before finally defeating Ganon. Before a 100% speedrun could even happen, the community needed to come to a consensus regarding what collectables were necessary. Hashing out requirements begged many questions. Did you need to open every treasure chest? Was it necessary to fully upgrade every piece of armor? Advertisement Using a percentage tracker that is visible READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Starting this month, The Legend of Zelda pocket watches will start appearing at Taito game centers i

Starting this month, The Legend of Zelda pocket watches will start appearing at Taito game centers i Starting this month, The Legend of Zelda pocket watches will start appearing at Taito game centers in Japan. These are UFO Catcher prizes—and very cool ones at that! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Just Look At This Zelda Shield Parry

This is some anime superweapon-ass shit. Shot, parry and video by GirKart64. Today, I have learned many things about Breath of the Wild’s draw distance and enemy AI, and they are all good. Recommended Stories Zelda Is Also A Sick 90s Skate Video The Sweet Taste Of Zelda Revenge How To Build An Airship In Zelda: Breath of the Wild READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Here’s Whats New For Nintendo 3DS and amiibo From Today’s Nintendo Direct

Want a quick round up about all the new Nintendo 3DS and amiibo content announced in the April Nintendo Direct? We got you covered! Check out the list below to find when you can expect the next …Read More The post Here’s Whats New For Nintendo 3DS and amiibo From Today’s Nintendo Direct by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

The Incredible Journey To Throw A Breath of the Wild Cucco Into Death Mountain

Under normal circumstances, Cuccos are seemingly invincible: nothing can strike them without incurring the wrath of the swarm. We’ve even witnessed Cuccos killing mini-bosses. Cuccos are hardcore! But what happens when you throw a Cucco into lava? Advertisement Would it still be invincible? Would the Cucco die? The fine folks over at Dorkly decided to test out what happens when you throw a Cucco into Death Mountain earlier this week, but they didn’t anticipate just how difficult it would be to even get the chicken across the map in the first place: Along the way, they have to contend with assassin attacks, horseback shenanigans, Guardians, and even lightning. The thing is, they can’t drop the Cucco without risking a despawn, but sometimes, things got so dicey that they had no other choice but to let the creature run free. Even simple tasks like climbing a mountain became hilarious. While you only see the highlights of the quest here, this whole thing took about an hour to accomplish. Regardless of the outcome, it was totally worth it. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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One Glitch Just Completely Changed Wind Waker HD Speedrunning

Last year, a speedrunner managed to break through an infamous Wind Waker HD roadblock that players believed was impossible to skip. No one could figure out how it was done until now, and the discovery is shaking up how runners play the game. Advertisement The trick in question is called “Barrier Skip.” Mid-way through The Wind Waker, players descend underwater into Hyrule Castle, where a magical barrier blocks access to the final dungeon. Skipping this barrier would send players right to the final stretch of the game. The skip was considered a pipe dream until speedrunners Girtana1 and LinkOscuro broke through the barrier last August. Despite pulling it off, no one understood how it worked. Yesterday, Girtana1 managed to record a barrier skip while running The Wind Waker HD with Homebrew software that tracked controller inputs. The program provided the hard data runners needed to develop a working barrier skip. After some testing, runners discovered that there was a semi-consistent method of performing the trick. It involves lining up with a nearby wall and then sliding into the barrier at high speed: Barrier Skip has some drastic repercussions for The READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Asia’s lasting influence on Gaming

To say that the critical reaction to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in recent weeks has been positive would be a huge understatement. Reviews for the flagship game for the company’s new Switch console have been unanimous in their verdict that the title is a true modern classic. So many elements have come in for praise… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Breath Of The Wild Speedrunning Is Getting More Elaborate Every Day

I’ve been religiously tracking Breath of the Wild speedruns since before the game was released and have even started my own attempts. What started as a desperate dash to fight Ganon has changed drastically. Here’s some of the coolest stuff. Advertisement Watching a new game evolve over time as more techniques and tricks are discovered is an amazing process. Breath of the Wild is a massive game. Completing it quickly is a major challenge. But new developments have made the latest speedruns utterly mesmerizing to watch. And the tantalizing hope for a major sequence break has added a Holy Grail for runners to hunt for. The glitches will literally knock you around One of the best things about watching Breath of the Wild grow as a speed game is the little glitches that get discovered. The all mix together to alter how you go through the game. Up above, a recently discovered trick allows you to grab a bomb underneath objects like doors. They clip through the geometry and Link can snag them. This makes the game panic and have a physics heart attack, shooting the door up at ludicrous READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!