Tumbler user Mega Matt has been kind enough to share a photo of the beautiful looking New 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition and Skull Kid figure set up at the Nintendo World Store. Above you can see both the special edition new 3DS XL system, Skull Kid figure, game and their original packaging. Below is a beautiful close up of the Skull Kid figure included with the limited edition Zelda Majora’s Mask game.
During the Nintendo E3 Best Buy event I was able to get some time with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. You’ll have to excuse the poor navigating of Link as I was testing the controls and gameplay out during the demo. It’s without a doubt that Wind Waker makes a beautiful transition to HD. The colours “pop” more then ever before and the way the sun reflects in the sky to the crisp texture details in the environment all add a new sense of depth to this classic entry in the series. The controls were fairly tight with the exception of entering a hole in the wall where I experienced a slight camera hiccup while trying to get Link to the other side. My overall time with the remastered HD Wind Waker was met with a positive view for the release scheduled this fall. I can’t help but dream about where the series will go next with Wii U’s HD console. Check out my hands on video below.
In a streak of major announcements, Nintendo revealed that Zelda Wind Waker, a title originally developed for the Game Cube 10 years ago will be making its way to the Wii U in beautiful HD along with revamped visual style with a more vivid and detailed look to the games artwork. The new Zelda Wind Waker reborn will be available this fall. The second title is an all new Zelda game which is in the early stages of development.
The Producer of Zelda, Eiji Aonuma, announced that they will be taking a new approach with this Zelda game. The new mission for Zelda will be to “Rethink the conventions of Zelda“, “Complete dungeons in a certain order“, “Play by yourself“. More information on the new Zelda title will hopefully arrive as the year progresses.
Well it didn’t take long before Nintendo Powers final December issue cover was leaked into the wild. Above you can see the final cover is very reminiscent to the first cover issue back in 1988.
Nintendo Power has been in publication for 24 years and the last issue will be available on December 7, 2012. If your a subscriber and your subscription extends past the final issue, Nintendo Power will reimburse the remaining amount.
This reimbursement also applies to those who have received gift subscriptions, however the final amount will be returned to the person who gifted the subscription. Hats off to Nintendo Power for providing Nintendo Fans with entertaining reads, posters and other goodies over the years. You will be missed.
This week rumours began that a Wii Mini was set to launch in December. Today Canadian Best Buy has leaked the Wii Mini on their site. The system looks to be taking a drastic redesign with a top loading disc drive and a body shaped like a hybrid between an NES and SNES. The system will not feature online capabilities or GameCube support. The Canadian retailer also claims you can redeem the system for 100 Club Nintendo points. Best Buy claims the system will go on sale on December 7th for just $99.
Warner Bros recently hinted at the possibility of classic Nintendo characters appearing in the upcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited. Today Warner Bros announced that the game will in fact feature dozens of Nintendo characters and items from the Mario and Zelda series. So far it looks like players will be able to use Yoshi, Peach, Luigi, Mario, Link, Zelda, Epona and Goron. WB has stated that Nintendo characters will not be able to be modified by using adjectives, but players can summon items like Karts, mushrooms and more to interact with.
Heres what WB had to say, “Players will delight in producing fantastical and sometimes hilarious interactions between the Mario and Legend of Zelda characters and objects, alongside everyone’s favorite word-wielding Scribblenauts adventurer, Maxwell.” “Discovered Nintendo characters and objects will behave in the fun and fantastical ways they do in their respective game worlds.” Scribblenauts Unlimited is set to release alongside the Wii U on November 18th.
A new teaser image has hinted that Mario and Zelda characters could appear in the upcoming Scribblenauts Unlimited game coming to Wii U and 3DS.
A couple of days ago Warner Brothers had posted this image and asked everyone to “guess who’s playing with Maxwell”. Warner Brothers stated that they would reveal the answer this Wednesday.
It sounds like you’ll be able to use these Nintendo characters to aid you in solving some of the new puzzles set in the game. Perhaps there will be some Nintendo themed puzzles with artwork looking similar to the above pictured characters or maybe Warner Bros will fashion Mario and Zelda characters Scribblenauts style. Stay tuned to find out the answer this Wednesday.
According to vgleaks the Wii final specifications have been leaked. The leak is supposedly only available through a Nintendo developers site (www.warioworld.com).
Here is the supposed final specifications:
“Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores
“GPU7” AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)
Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)
Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives
802.11 b/g/n Wifi
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
Video Cables Supported:
Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Dark Horse Comics has announced it will bring The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia to the West, obviously translated to english. The book is set to arrive for $34.99 on January 16, 2013 as a 9” x 12” hardcover with 248 pages.
The Legend of Zelda Historia is filled with concept art from throughout The Legend of Zelda’s history and also walks you through an official timeline for the series. It also includes a Zelda comic from manga artist Akira Himekawa, and a special introduction by Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto.