Legend of Zelda

Breathe of the NES pays tribute to Breath of the Wild 2D prototype

Breathe of the NES pays tribute to Breath of the Wild 2D prototype

Back at GDC in March, just before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched, Nintendo made an unprecedented revelation. It showed the tool it used to quickly prototype some of Breath of the Wild's gameplay mechanics and ideas. To make a long story short, it was practically a recreation of BotW's 3D world in the 8-bit 2D aesthetics of the original Zelda game. The developers should have expected that someone would be inspired by this. And, of course, it did happen. And so Breath of the NES was born.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but get ready to shell out

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but get ready to shell out

If you're still having problems finding a Nintendo Switch, we've got some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that they're back in stock at GameStop. The bad news is that you'll have to shell out a lot of dough to take one home.

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Zelda producer suggests open world gameplay might be here to stay

Zelda producer suggests open world gameplay might be here to stay

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents a pretty radical departure for the series with its vast open world. It seems to have worked too, with many reviewers (including yours truly) praising this new direction for the Zelda series. What does this mean for the future, though? Was Breath of the Wild a one-off with a return to the old formula planned for future games, or is the style of Breath of the Wild here to stay?

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

Zelda: Breath of the Wild update improves unstable frame rate

If you read our review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'd know that even though it's one of the best video games ever made, it isn't without its problems. The biggest problems come in the form of occasional frame drops, which happen more frequently when the Nintendo Switch is docked. The Wii U versions isn't safe from this either, so if you've played Breath of the Wild, there's a good chance you've experienced this problem.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review – The grandest adventure yet

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review – The grandest adventure yet

I'm just going to admit it right off the bat: I haven't been on board the Breath of the Wild hype train this entire time. When Nintendo first started showing the game off, alongside the promises it made about a truly open world and a reinvention for the Zelda franchise, I was skeptical. I didn't think Nintendo could deliver on its promises. After all, for the past 20 years, Zelda has been anything but open world – aside from a slight detour from the tried-and-true formula in A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS. I thought, if anything, Breath of the Wild would just be a console version of that.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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Ultimate Zelda fan uses ocarina to control automated home

Ultimate Zelda fan uses ocarina to control automated home

The Legend of Zelda is a hot topic these days, what with the latest title, Breath of the Wild, debuting alongside the Nintendo Switch this month. To showcase his love for the series, Allen Pan of the YouTube channel Sufficiently Advanced took to automating his home and making it all controllable via an ocarina, the small wind instrument at the center of the iconic N64 Zelda, Ocarina of Time.

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Watch Nintendo’s new Zelda: Breath of the Wild behind the scenes series here

Watch Nintendo’s new Zelda: Breath of the Wild behind the scenes series here

As promised yesterday, Nintendo has just released a new three-part video series that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The latest Zelda title represents a pretty radical departure for the series in general, so getting a look at how it was made will definitely be interesting for a lot longtime fans.

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Zelda Breath of the Wild speedrun done in less than an hour

Zelda Breath of the Wild speedrun done in less than an hour

The Nintendo Switch may be receiving mixed, though still mostly positive, reviews, its launch title, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has mostly been earning accolades all around. Praised for its vast, open world, BotW allows gamers to solve a problem in the style they see fit. Sometimes preferring not to solve the problem at all, just speeding through the game from start to finish as fast as possible. Yes, it’s speedrun time and speedrunners are now boasting of being able to finish the game in little less than an hour.

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Zelda Williams is streaming Breath of the Wild today for charity

Zelda Williams is streaming Breath of the Wild today for charity

It's hard to escape The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the moment, but if you can't play it, why not watch someone stream it? Zelda Williams - daughter of the late Robin Williams - has announced that she'll be streaming Breath of the Wild later today. As if that weren't cool enough, she's doing the stream for charity, so watching helps promote a good cause too.

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Nintendo Switch sales: best launch ever, Zelda best for games

Nintendo Switch sales: best launch ever, Zelda best for games

One only needs to call around to stores trying to find a Switch to know that the new console is having a good launch, but Nintendo has now shed a little more light on just how successful it is. Speaking to New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said that the Switch exceeded the first two-day sales of any other Nintendo console in the Americas. That, importantly, means that it managed to beat the sales numbers for the Wii.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review roundup – the best Zelda ever?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review roundup – the best Zelda ever?

This is it: after years of waiting, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally releases tomorrow. As expected, many of the reviews coming in today are positive, but that's par for the course for the Zelda series. The bigger question is whether or not Breath of the Wild can hold its own in a series that's home to such greats as A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and A Link Between Worlds.

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