Legend of Zelda

Zelda Breath of the Wild prototype was a deceptive 8-bit version

Zelda Breath of the Wild prototype was a deceptive 8-bit version

One of the nuggets of wisdom in game development is to create the simplest prototype as early as possible in order to see if it’s even worth doing all the hard work later. That’s true whether you’re an indie developer or even more if you’re a giant company working on a well-loved title for a one-of-a-kind device. That was what Nintendo did during the development of the upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild but apparently it took the advice to the extreme. It prototyped BotW in 2D, making it look like a mod of the classic Legend of Zelda game.

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Watch Link get struck by lightning in new Breath of the Wild footage

Watch Link get struck by lightning in new Breath of the Wild footage

In almost exactly two weeks, the Nintendo Switch will arrive with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in tow. If you've been following Nintendo's marketing efforts thus far, then you'll know that there's a lot in this game to look forward to. Today, we're getting a fresh look at some new Breath of the Wild footage, and what's shown looks awfully painful for our old pal Link.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC incoming with $20 season pass

Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC incoming with $20 season pass

For the first time ever, a main line Zelda game will be getting paid DLC with the release of Breath of the Wild. Not only that, but Nintendo is hopping on the season pass train, announcing that one will be available for purchase from launch day. The season pass will include two DLC packs along with some bonuses on launch day for those who buy it early.

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New Zelda: Breath of the Wild images reveal a returning character

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild images reveal a returning character

If you're a Zelda fan, it's hard not to be excited about the incoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The release is so highly anticipated that it's won the distinction of being Game Informer's cover story for the month of March. With that cover story comes a handful of new images, which reveal some of the environments players will explore and a returning fan favorite character from previous games.

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New Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer previews sprawling environments

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer previews sprawling environments

We've got a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to gawk at this morning. Not all of the content we see in this trailer is new, but there are few new shots lurking within. Really, it's just another look at a highly anticipated game, and what will be the Nintendo Switch game to have at launch.

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This is Nintendo’s last Wii U game

This is Nintendo’s last Wii U game

If the writing wasn't already on the wall, it is now: Nintendo has revealed what its final game for the Wii U will be. Given Nintendo's own announcement that it will be ending Wii U production in Japan, the fact that it won't support the console with much more first-party software isn't really a shocker. Still, it's further indication that the end is closing in for the Wii U.

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Have a look at the first Nintendo Switch commercial

Have a look at the first Nintendo Switch commercial

We found out a lot of new information about the Nintendo Switch at the end of last week, and sure enough, the marketing machine is now rolling in a big way. Nintendo has wasted no time in delivering the first commercial for Nintendo Switch, and it's no surprise that Zelda is coming along for the ride.

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Nintendo Switch: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Nintendo Switch: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a roughly 14 hour period spanning Thursday night and Friday morning, we received an onslaught of Nintendo Switch news. A lot of new information was revealed, including details about the Switch's release, its online systems, and its launch titles. As a lifelong Nintendo fan, I'd been looking forward to these events since they were announced, and I thought I'd take some time to go through my personal hits and misses with Nintendo's Switch reveal.

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Here’s every Nintendo Switch game trailer released so far

Here’s every Nintendo Switch game trailer released so far

We were hoping that Nintendo would have a lot of games to show off during last night's Switch event, and boy did Nintendo deliver. With an impressive of number of games announced, that can only mean one thing: a lot of game trailers. Luckily for you, we've collected them all in this one place you don't have to go searching for them. There are a lot of trailers to get through, so grab a snack, put your feet up, and enjoy the show.

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Nintendo Switch: Everything you really need to know

Nintendo Switch: Everything you really need to know

Nintendo's Switch reveal event has come and gone, and now that we're on the other side of it, there's a lot of information to get through. Nintendo announced everything from release date and pricing to which first-party titles will be launching for the console within 2017. With that in mind, here all are the Nintendo Switch details you need to bring yourself up to speed.

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Nintendo Switch titles: here’s what’s coming soon

Nintendo Switch titles: here’s what’s coming soon

Nintendo has just finished its hour-long spiel about how the Nintendo Switch is the culmination and the amalgamation of its gaming history, from the very first Nintendo Entertainment System all the way up to the Wii U. But while the console might be interesting, it will only be as strong as the games available for it. And the Switch definitely has a varied roster, with some bordering on the "meh" and others on the "take my money already!"

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild release date finally announced

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild release date finally announced

It's been a long time coming, but today's Nintendo Switch event finally gave us a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Zelda fans have been waiting years for this new title, and with the Switch now on the horizon, so too is the release of Breath of the Wild. The only question now is whether or not a certain forest fairy-loving man named Tingle will appear.

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