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.
Everyone has a dream. Corey Bunnell’s was to one day work for Nintendo. But he wasn’t sure how to make that happen so he asked for advice one day on a forum. That was ten years ago. This month, Nintendo shipped The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with his name in the credits under “Wildlife Programming.”
For the past 31 years, the setting of the Legend of Zelda games has mostly stayed the same—until now. The latest game in the series, Breath of the Wild, has transformed the traditional kingdom of Hyrule into something fundamentally different to its predecessors: a world which, now more than ever, is there to be lost…
Breath of the Wild, the 19th game in the Zelda franchise, has been universally praised for its massive (and, sorry, breathtaking) open-world environments, and for injecting life back into a 30-year-old franchise. But something else sets the Nintendo Switch’s moonshot launch title apart from previous installations: The…
The Nintendo Switch is a fascinating new game console built around a novel and well-executed central idea. It also has plenty of problems that will doubtless be improved upon in a future version. Nintendo is yet again trying something new, and here we are to take the plunge alongside them.
Link to the Past is not an easy game. But yesterday, speedrunner ParisianPlayer managed to defeat everyone of its bosses and complete the entire game in one sitting. While blindfolded.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be out on March 3, Nintendo just announced at its big Switch release show, making it a launch title for the new console. Nintendo also showed off a big trailer for the game that looked shit hot.
A few days ago, user Aerrix posted on Reddit that she had won Secret Santa. That’s because she had taken part in Reddit’s annual gift exchange, and instead of receiving a nice holiday gift from just any old stranger on the Internet, she got a package in the mail from the richest person in the world: Bill Gates.
It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
The next Zelda game isn’t out yet, but eagle-eyed players are already finding all sorts of cool easter eggs.
I’ve played the new Zelda game for about half an hour. It’s terrific. It’s also very unlike the many Zeldas I’ve played before.
Did you know that Pols, the rabbit-looking things in the original Legend of Zelda, are meant to be destroyed not with arrows but by talking into a microphone? And that the Japanese version of the Zelda board game was way better than the North American one?
You might suspect that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is skippable, an inessential spinoff that is more time-killer than legendary adventure. You would be... correct.
Lego builder and Zelda superman, Joseph Zawarda spent an insane 2 and a half years building the Hyrule Castle from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The19-year old recently unveiled his massive creation at Virginia’s BrickFair this August. The lego castle is so huge it takes two cars to move it.
What happens when you mash up The Legend of Zelda with Clint Eastwood? You get Hang Em Hyrule, a short fan film of a standoff between Zelda, Link and Ganon. It’s wonderfully shot, and features some pretty fantastic costumes.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix and Nintendo are developing a Legend of Zelda series that will be like "Game of Thrones for a family audience".
The Wall Street Journal reports Netflix and Nintendo are in the early stages of producing a live-action series based on The Legend of Zelda.
Windwaker is my favorite iteration of the Legend of Zelda franchise. In fact, over the last few days, I have watching gleefully as some of the kids in my family play through the HD version of it. This Lego build of the world map by BrucilSprout has been quite useful in remembering exactly where everything is. The…
Hey, listen. This Prima Official Game Guide Box Set is sure to fill any Zelda fan's heart containers, and starting at 11AM ET today, it'll be marked down to its lowest price ever as an Amazon Lightning Deal. At most, this price will only be available for four hours, but it could very well sell out early.
Two years ago, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata made some lofty promises about his company's approach to what was then a new venture for them: downloadable content. Nintendo, he promised, would get it right.