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First Zelda Wii U Footage

December 6, 2014 1 comment

Nintendo took the opportunity at the Video Game Awards last night to do something I don’t remember them doing before, premiere new information about some of their upcoming games. The first bit of information is about the new Zelda game for Wii U. First, let me say, it looks simply amazing. The world is beautiful, vibrant and full of stuff. At one point towards the end of this video Link comes across a pack of wild horses just running around in a field.

They start of the video showing off some of the height of the world and just let you take in Hyrule at sunset and it is gorgeous. They also showed off the new map navigation system that lets you set waypoints by simply tapping them on the map or highlighting them on screen. Link jumps off a cliff and uses the sail cloth from Skward Sword to get down to more level ground. Epona now also has some nice AI built in that lets you give navigation control over letting you engage fully in combat using the sword or by firing arrows from the back of the horse. While riding Aonuma jumped off Epona and Link went into a sort of bullet-time style slowdown that let him aim and fire arrows while jumping.

This footage is simply gorgeous and shows you just how beautiful the new Zelda world is going to be. It’s set to come out before the end of 2015.

Better Late – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

October 27, 2014 Leave a comment

So I didn’t put it in the title of the post but let’s call this episode one. Episode one of what you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked. Everybody seems to think I am a bad person for never beating a Zelda game. Joe, being the gentleman he is, decided to be my champion and forced me to play A Link to the Past. We recorded it so all can watch me save another princess from another castle. Will there ever be an episode two? Maybe…

Behold! The Master Cycle!

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Master Cycle

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 is getting DLC and many people have already pre-ordered the bundle of two packs that will be available. The first pack of DLC will be launching in November and includes a character from The Legend of Zelda for the first time. Link will be making his racing debut and many people expected him to have some vehicle to come along for the ride. Nintendo could have gone crazy and given people and Epona Cycle, but they did something even crazier. They actually made an Epona Cycle. Well, in reality it’s just a motorcycle with a body sort of shaped like a horse. It’s called the Master Cycle and it looks pretty good, right? It’s horse-like enough in shape to give the feel that Link is riding a horse, but not goofy like the Merry Go Round cart in the game now. I like it. I probably won’t use it much because I don’t like motorcycles in the game, but it looks cool.

Hyrule Warriors Is a Family Affair

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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It’s not uncommon to see members of my family playing together. Whether it’s my wife and I challenging each other at Jeopardy, my son and I digging a giant hole in Minecraft or four of us going at each other in a round of Mario Kart 8 there’s a good chance at some point during the week you’re going to see multiple people crowded around the TV enjoying a game together. It’s a part of how my family bonds. Lately, however, another game has been the sole occupant of the late night Wii U hours in my house and it’s not one I had seen coming.

I’ve been playing a lot of Hyrule Warriors. My review is up on the site and you can see some of my thoughts of the game there. When I started playing it I remember my 16 year old daughter saying, “I’ll probably watch you play it, but I don’t think I’ll be playing it myself,” or something to that effect. She wasn’t interested in the game outside of the fact that it was a Zelda game, a series she has some interest in. As I played a few hours a night she spent a good part of that time watching me. She spent time with me enjoying the story, helping me figure out which characters needed to be leveled up and what items I needed to upgrade the badges for specific characters. Then one day it happened. She booted up the game and started playing herself. I wasn’t really surprised as she and I share a lot of common gaming interests, such as our love for the Assassin’s Creed series. I suppose just watching me play the game wasn’t enough. She actually had to play the game for herself and she’s been enjoying it.
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New Zelda Trailer Shown Off / Game in 2015

Nintendo showed off the first details of their new, open-world Legend of Zelda title.  The game takes on a similar art style to that of Skyward Sword, updated in HD.  During Nintendo’s Digital Event, producer Eiji Aonuma talked about how the game has changed for their new, more open experience that is inspired by the original Legend of Zelda.

4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only

January 30, 2014 1 comment

4 Swords

This wasn’t announced in the press release for the Nintendo Downloads in the eShop today, but Nintendo is offering one heck of a deal on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.  In honor of A Link Between Worlds being so awesome Nintendo has decided to give away the previously announced four player co-op game for the low, low cost of nothing in a deal they’re calling “4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only”. 

All you need to do is head over to the eShop on the 3DS, click the icon for 4 Swords and download away.  I would highly recommend you download the game on every 3DS you own so that you’ll have access to the local co-op play any time you want. 

The game is available to download for free from now until 11:59PST February 2nd.  It’s free.  Do you really have any excuses to not download it?

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2013 Year in Review: Joe’s Top 6 Games of the Year

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment

2013 Year in Review

There were many great games that came out this year. This year I only felt right putting games in the list that I was obsessed with. These titles stayed in my systems for days on end. I was able to get lost in each one. Hours passed by as if they were minutes and the world outside faded away. That my friends is the mark of a great game. Not to mention the reason my mom put a time limit on how long I could play when I was growing up.

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