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IGN UNBOXES DARK HORSE’S LINK AND GANONDORF FIGURES

It seems like Dark Horse’s Link and Ganondorf figures are now available! As you can see from the above images, both figures are of their Twilight Princess counterparts. Link sells for about $80, scaling at 10 inches tall whilst Ganondorf is selling for around $125 and is 12 inches tall.

To watch IGN’s unboxing of them, click HERE.

EVEN MORE DLC ANNOUNCED FOR HYRULE WARRIORS

Aside from the free villain DLC we’ll be getting [this one], it seems we’ll be getting 4 paid DLC! These packs will include new characters, stages, costumes, weapons, adventure maps and even game modes! The first one will be released in October and the rest will release in the coming months all the way up until February. Koei Tecmo is offering an option where you can pre-order the DLC for 3,000 Yen [about $30], which is roughly $10 cheaper and by doing so you will unlock Dark Link completely free!

Here is a list of the upcoming DLC:

Master Quest Pack

  • Released in October 16th
  • 1,200 Yen
  • 1 New Scenario
  • 1 New Weapon
  • New Adventure Map
  • 2 New Costumes

Twilight Princess Pack

  • Released in November
  • 1,200 Yen
  • 1 New Character
  • 1 New Weapon
  • New Adventure Map
  • 2 New Costumes

Majora’s Mask Pack

  • Released in January
  • 1,200 Yen
  • 2 New Characters
  • New Adventure Map
  • 3 New Costumes

Ganon Pack 

  • Released in February
  • 500 Yen
  • 2 New Game Modes

HYRULE WARRIORS COSTUME PACKS TO BE RELEASED ON THE eSHOP!

Remember quite a while ago when it was announced that we’d get certain costume packs depending on the retailer we’d purchase our copy of Hyrule Warriors from? Well, to those of you that just can’t live without owning all of the costume packs, it has been confirmed that they will be available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop! Sure, you’d have to pay a little more, but it’s better than buying multiple copies of the game, right? 

NEW LEGEND OF ZELDA COLLECTOR’S PUZZLE

I’m a little late to the news party, but here’s a post for this nonetheless! USAopoly has released a new Legend of Zelda Collector’s Puzzle. The puzzle consists of 550 pieces and features a golden map of Hyrule and measures at about 18”x24” when assembled. 

If you’d like to get your hands on this beautiful item, you can head on over to Thinkgeek where they currently have it listed as In Stock or over at GameStop where it has a release date for tomorrow, September 2nd. 

HYRULE WARRIORS ALMOST HAD LINK HAVE A DAUGHTER?!

It seems some images of the Hyrule Warriors Artbook has made its way online and has brought a rather hefty surprise. The artbook has concept art for a character supposedly named “Rinkuru” [Linkell?], Link’s apparent daughter, who didn’t make it into the final cut of the game. Hopefully we get to see an appearance from Linkell in some form of DLC or maybe even in a later game! What are your thoughts? I, for one, love her designs!

MONOPOLY: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA [GameStop Exclusive Edition]

Do you like having friends? People you can trust and count on when you need them the most? WELL, NOT ANYMORE! Monopoly: The Legend of Zelda is coming out September 15th and is guaranteed to break up a friendship or two! You can pre-order it now by going to this handy-dandy link. I am going to be dirt-poor by the end of this year, I just know it.

SKYWARD SWORD DLC SET CONFIRMED AS BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE

Here it is, folks! The last of the three sets has been confirmed! Incase you missed the previous posts on this, the pre-order bonuses are as follow:

  • TheOcarina of Time Costume Packis a GAMESTOP EXCLUSIVE
  • The Twilight Princess Costume Pack is an AMAZON EXCLUSIVE
  • The Skyward Sword Costume Pack is a BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE

So, now that we know where they’ll all be available from, which will you choose?!

HYRULE WARRIORS: VILLAIN STORY MODE CONFIRMED!

I honestly do not know much about this because I am trying to avoid as many spoilers as possible, but yes, Hyrule Warriors has a Villain Story Mode! Really looking forward to finding out more about it in-game and seeing how it relates to the Main Story, if it even does! 

A LINK BETWEEN WORLDS SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE AT CLUB NINTENDO [JAPAN]

Club Nintendo has just recently received a rather gorgeous addition to their list of rewards. The A Link Between Worlds soundtrack comes jam-packed with over 100 tracks on two stunningly designed CDs that come packaged in a beautiful jewel case, all for the unexpectedly low “price” of 250 coins. With the NA’s incredibly disappointing current rewards list, it’d be really nice to see something like this added to it.

HYRULE WARRIORS DLC CONFIRMED FOR US, AND IT’S CHEAPER THAN IN JAPAN!

Remember yesterday’s posts on the new Free Villain DLC [this one] and the 4 new Paid DLC [this one] that are going to come out? Well, not only have they been confirmed for a US release, but the “Special Discount” for pre-ordering all 4 DLC packs, now deemed a Season Pass, will cost $20 rather than the Japanese equivalent of $30 and still include the Dark Link Costume! The individual prices have not yet been announced, but this is pretty darn sweet! 

HYRULE WARRIORS WILL FEATURE ONLINE PLAY

More info has surfaced from the Japanese site. There seems to be an interactive box that explain the features that will only be available only by having an internet connection. To be more specific, it says:

"purchase of additional content, automatic posting of play status to Miiverse, and play special battle in adventure mode

Both the DLC and Miiverse part are a given by now, but that last part is what stands out. I, for one, am absolutely thrilled at the thought of online multiplayer for this game! Hopefully we’ll get to hear more on the subject soon enough, or even more so at the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Direct!

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Get ready for an All-You-Can-Eat Hyrule Warriors Buffet

On August 4th in the US and August 5th in Europe Nintendo will be streaming a special Hyrule Warriors Direct! The US Nintendo Direct will take place at 8pm PDT, 11pm EDT, and 10pm CDT! In Europe it’ll take place at 8am CEST [7am in the UK]! At this time it is unsure at what time the Japan stream will take place, but we do know it’s on the 5th, as well.

I will update this as I know more and reblog this on more than one occasion for those that may miss it!

UPDATE: Added the US schedule for the Nintendo Direct. Forgot to add that last time.

HUGE LEGEND OF ZELDA SALE ON THE eSHOP [EUROPE]

Do you live in the US? Are you a fan of the Metroid series? Well this news is NOT for you! If you are a Zelda fan currently established in Europe [or just have access to the European eShop], however, you’re in for a treat! For the next 3 weeks, starting on September 4th, there will be a sale going on for select Legend of Zelda titles in celebration of Hyrule Warriors! You will also get a 10% Fan Discount on Hyrule Warriors from 19-26 September 2014 if you downloaded a Zelda title from the Nintendo eShop!

In case you cannot see the above image, here is what the sales will consist of: 

4-11 September 2014

  • Ocarina of Time 3D - 29.99€ [Nintendo 3DS]
  • Wind Waker HD - 39.99€ [Wii U]
  • The Legend of Zelda - 3.49€ [Nintendo 3DS/Wii U]
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 3.49€ [Nintendo 3DS/Wii U]

11-18 September 2014

  • Link’s Awakening DX - 3.99€ [Nintendo 3DS]
  • Oracle of Seasons - 3.99€ [Nintendo 3DS]
  • Oracle of Ages - 3.99 [Nintendo 3DS]
  • A Link to the Past - 4.99€ [Wii U]
  • The Minish Cap - 4.99€ [Wii U]

19-26 September 2014

  • Hyrule Warriors - 44.99€ [Wii U]
  • A Link Between Worlds - 34.99€ [Nintendo 3DS]

[One game from the “The Legend of Zelda” series must have been downloaded from Nintendo eShop before the purchase of Hyrule Warriors. Hyrule Warriors must be purchased from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console or with the same Ninendo Network ID linked to the Nintendo 3DS which the “The Legend of Zelda” title was downloaded to. Downloads of “The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition” do not qualify.]

A PEEK INSIDE PRIMA’S OFFICIAL HYRULE WARRIORS STRATEGY GUIDE

Earlier today Prima Games posted the above image on their official site, two pages from the “Makers of History” section of their official strategy guide for Hyrule Warriors. According to them, the chapter will contain 70+ pages of concept art along with commentary on friends, enemies, stages and more!

I, personally, am torn. I really want to be able to purchase this, but I also really want to get the Season Pass DLC. I can’t really get both at the moment. How ‘bout you guys, will you be able to afford both?! If not, which of the two will you get?

LIMITED EDITION HYRULE WARRIORS w/ LINK’S SCARF CONFIRMED FOR EUROPE

European Zelda fans, rejoice! It seems like for the longest time hope had been almost completely gone for anyone outside of Japan to be getting a Limited Edition of Hyrule Warriors, but now it has been restored! That’s right, European fans will now have a chance to get their hands on that gorgeous Scarf Collector’s Item! There’s no word on the Triforce Alarm Clock or Treasure Chest making it out of Japan yet, but at least we can now hope that any of these items will also make it to the US!

NEW ZELDA WALLPAPER FROM NINTENDO OF JAPAN.

Normally, new wallpapers wouldn’t really be noteworthy for news, but this one’s a bit of a special case. This wallpaper is available to anyone who has a Japanese Wii U or 3DS with an associated NNID [right here]. If anyone outside of Japan would like to have it, as well, you can check it out here.

At first glance one might be taken aback by the odd image of TP Link not only wearing a Yukata, but having the Majora’s Mask on his head. I regret to say that there’s no deep significance for this, if anyone’s hoping for this to be confirmation of some Majora’s Mask news. This wallpaper is just to advertise a Summer Festival that’s going to be taking place in Japan, Tanabata, which involves wearing masks. Still, its a pretty interesting image and I thought it’d be nice to share it! A new, official wallpaper is always a great thing to have.

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FREE VILLAIN DLC ANNOUNCED FOR HYRULE WARRIORS!

Amazing news! It seems that regardless of the game not being out yet [outside of Japan, of course], we already have some new free DLC announced! On September 30th [Just 4 days after release in NA] an update will be made available that will include three new playable villains: Cia, Volga and Wizzro, thus increasing the playable character count to 16! Not only that, but you’ll also be given the ability to turn on and off cutscenes at will, which is something I’m sure quite a couple of you will appreciate!

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HYRULE WARRIORS WILL NOT FEATURE COOPERATIVE ONLINE MULTIPLAYER.

Before you get your torches and pitch forks and start a riot, I know I made a news post speaking about the game having online multiplayer. That is still very likely! A twitter post recently made by Japan’s official Hyrule Warriors account states that the game will not have cooperative online multiplayer. This, however, does not rule out the possibility of some form of competitive online multiplayer, especially when the official site still states that there’s something in regards to a specific “battle” in adventure mode that involves being online.

3DS XL LEGEND OF ZELDA CARRYING CASE ON EUROPEAN/AUSTRALIAN CLUB NINTENDO!

Do you have a 3DS XL but no way to comfortable or safely take it with you? Do you have access to the European/Australian Club Nintendo? Then you’re in luck! They have just added a Legend of Zelda carrying case for your Nintendo 3DS XL that will make sure everyone knows just what series has captivated your heart! It can be redeemed for 4000 Stars! 

Anxious for more Zelda News? Specifically of the Hyrule Warriors variety? About to pull out your remaining hair as you wait for the Hyrule Warriors Direct that’ll take place next week? Well, you can let go and keep what’s left of your hair for just a little while longer!

The folks over at Koei Tecmo will be holding an exclusive event over at NicoNico this Friday at 7:30am EST [6:30am CST, 4:30am PST]. The featured topic will be Twilight Princess Stages and Characters. You can find the event page here. The guests will be Hyrule Warriors Development Producer Yosuke Hayashi, Director Furusawa Masaki and Writer Watanabe Hiroshi.

To be able to view this stream you’re going to need a NicoNico account, which you can sign up for right here! The process is entirely in English, so you have nothing to worry about! The event will be in Japanese only, though I expect there will be translations of it up not too long after the stream!

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