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Limited Edition Zelda 3DS Coming to Australia Sans Game

November 11th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

EBGames Australia added a new page for the limited edition Legend of Zelda 3DS, confirming the gold-styled handheld will be launching in the land down under.

The handheld will be an EB Games exclusive. It’s worth noting that, unlike the 3DS announced for Europe, this one doesn’t include a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D.

This limited edition will be out in December, but pre-orders are currently being taken. Be prepared to pay, though. It’s priced at $248 AUD (≈$254 USD).

Source: Vooks

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Aonuma Working on New 3DS Zelda

November 04th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed to Portuguese gaming site MyGames that a new Zelda game is in the works for the 3DS.

Unlike Ocarina of Time 3D, this new Zelda will be more in line with the previous handheld games.

As for the Majora’s Mask remake he hinted at a while back, Aonuma said that the idea is still being considered.

“It’s something I’m asked about often and I assure you that it is something I’ve spoken to Miyamoto about. But recently we released The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as a remake. We are considering the idea, but it didn’t seem right to launch a remake one after another, so the next Zelda game on 3DS will be original.”

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote Winners Announced

October 14th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

The winners of the “Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote” contest have been announced and the selected animations can be viewed over at the contest portal.

As a treat for all the winners, they got to have their flipnote evaluated by some of the Zelda development team, including Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma.

While the winners from the other regions are supposed to be revealed over the course of the next two weeks, you can view them early by going to the European and Japanese contest sites.

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Time-Lapse Footage of the Zelda Chalk Art at Comic-Con

August 27th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Remember that awesome piece of chalk art Nintendo commissioned to be done during Comic-Con? Well, the artist Eric Maruscak recorded the entire drawing session and put together a time-lapse video showing the massive Ocarina of Time piece come to life over the course of the four day convention.

Maruscak’s website has a ton of other chalk drawings he’s done for various cons, but there’s also a few galleries featuring his non-chalk-related work. Definitely worth giving a look.

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Free DSiWare Version of Four Swords Heads Out Next Month

August 19th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Announced back at E3, the downloadable version of the GBA’s Zelda: Four Swords will be making its way to the eShop sometime next month.

As a part of Nintendo’s continuing celebration of the Zelda franchise’s 25th anniversary, they are making the game absolutely free.

So far, Nintendo has remained quiet regarding the possibility of including updates like online multiplayer or enhanced graphics for anyone playing on the 3DS. Though, I suppose it’s okay if neither feature makes it in. It is a free game, after all.

Source: Infendo

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Get Your Zelda Flipnote Evaluated by Miyamoto and Company

August 08th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

In celebration of the Zelda series’ 25th birthday, Nintendo is holding a contest for anyone with a DSi or DSi XL with Flipnote Studio. Zelda-themed animations made with the free program can be entered for a chance to have it evaluated by members of the Zelda development team, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Takashi Tezuka, and Yoshiaki Koizumi – and have it posted on the Zelda 25th Anniversary site.

If you need some inspiration, the Anniversary site has a new page chronicling the series’ history.

Complete rules on how to enter can be found on the Zelda Flipnote page.

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Zelda 25th Anniversary Concert Is Also Heading to London

August 04th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Folks in Europe will be able to enjoy symphonic renditions of classic Zelda themes when the Zelda 25th Anniversary concert series heads to London later this year.

The concert will be held on October 25 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on August 8 care of Ticketmaster.

Expect to see more info on the London show posted on the concert series website in the future.

Source: Cubed3

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15 Percent Off Zelda Anniversary Concert Tickets

August 01st, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Tickets for this October’s Zelda 25th Anniversary Concert go on sale later today at 4:00 p.m (PST), but Nintendo taking 15 percent off the admission price with a special promo code.

If you are planning to attend, why not save some money by entering the code: ZELDA on the payment page.

It’s not clear if this deal will work on the $129 VIP tickets that get you access to a Meet and Greet and autograph session.

Source: E-mail

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Zelda Producer Would Like to Work on Something Besides Zelda

July 14th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

In an interview with Industry Gamers, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said that he would like to try working on something new. However, it seems that whenever he comes up with a new gameplay idea, his thoughts somehow end up tying the idea to the Zelda series.

“Yeah, the truth of it is I always want to work on something new,” he acknowledged. “It just turns out that as I’m coming up with these ideas along the way, I realize, ‘Y’know, this could really work on a Zelda game.’ And it sort filters back into it and in the end, we come back into another Zelda project. So in some ways, it’s a bit of a challenge for me personally that Zelda ends up becoming this pool of my ideas and it keeps absorbing the ideas I have and they get integrated back into Zelda games. But that’s just sort of the way it’s flown for me.”

Aonuma started work on the Zelda series back in 1998 with The Ocarina of Time. That’s a pretty long time to devote to one series, and I can’t blame him for wanting to mix things up.

In the full interview, Aonuma goes on to talk more about the Zelda series and the Wii U.

Source: Industry Gamers

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Aonuma: Wii U Zelda May Not Look Anything Like the E3 Tech Demo

July 05th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

That Wii U tech demo Nintendo had of Zelda running in 1080p at E3? Don’t expect the next actual installment in the Zelda series to look like that.

In an interview with Wired, series producer Eiji Aonuma said that people shouldn’t believe that the tech demo will be indicative of Zelda on the Wii U. He went on to remind people of the infamous GameCube tech demo and how that looked nothing like The Wind Waker,

“You probably remember that when we introduced the GameCube, we showed a somewhat realistic Zelda demo,” said Aonuma. “And what we actually created was the cel-shaded Wind Waker. So when we show a graphic demo, people think, ‘Oh, this is what the next Zelda will look like,’ but that’s not necessarily the case.”

I personally wouldn’t mind another cartoon-style Zelda on consoles. Thanks to the cel-shaded look in The Wind Waker, the game has aged exceptionally well against other games of its time.

Source: Game|Life

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