Update: Now Available on Amazon UK & Amazon Germany as well. (courtesy of Nintendo Everything).
Amazon US & Amazon Canada has opened up Pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition of the Zelda Encyclopedia which launches April 24th next year. The main difference between the standard hardcover and the deluxe is the Deluxe edition is designed like the Gold Cartridge of the original Legend Of Zelda for the NES. It comes with a gold foil paper with gloss laminate and a gritty finish. It also includes embossed ridges much like the cartridge and is finished of with the Legend Of Zelda NES label and tucks away into a black cartridge sleeve with the Nintendo Logo printed on it.
That’s not all though as it even comes with it’s own instruction booklet which comes with theme appropriate material inside. I am torn between which version of the book I am going to get now. I was happy with going with the standard Hardcover to match in with the other two books I have, Hyrule Historia & Art & Artifacts, but that gold finish and beautiful design of the Deluxe edition may make me want to buy both. I think I may have to take out a second mortgage!
Source: Amazon US
The new tips channel for the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is now online and to start it off, the game’s Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has uploaded an introduction post welcoming everyone to the channel. He also thanks everyone for buying the game both physically and digitally and goes on to say what he would like to achieve with the channel. You can see the full post for yourself below.
Source: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Tips Channel (Nintendo Switch)
During the Zelda Masterclass at the Japan Expo in Paris, more Zelda books were announced to be coming to the west. One that was particularly interesting is The Master Works which is all about Breath Of The Wild. It will cover a lot of the artwork and background details
Two other books that were also announced have already come to the west but they are yet to be translated into French. One of which is Hyrule Graphics (known as Art & Artifacts In English) will be coming in this September.
Source: Nintendo Of Europe (Twitter)
With Nintendo really pushing the Nintendo Switch with crystal clear advertising as to what it is, a home console on the go, and still driving the amiibo brand by announcing even more amiibo figures releasing throughout the year, it is fair to say that Nintendo are still on board with the Toys-to-life program. I love amiibo as it allows me to collect my favourite character and figure form an display them in all their beauty and the fact they can unlock extra content in games is a bonus, I fear that amiibo figures may not key in too well with the Nintendo Switch’s Streamlined “Gaming on the Go.”
Not everyone who owns a Switch, owns amiibo and those that do are not necessarily going to whip them out in public to scan on top of their console to earn some extra goodies or unlock a costume. Also with some amiibo figures being hard to find due to their limited availability, sure there must be an easier way to collect our favourite characters and still unlock the extra goodies in our favourite games. Well there is and it comes in the form of amiibo cards and allow me to explain how they can work better for both the consumer and Nintendo with our video below.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Did we get a treat for the Nintendo Spotlight or what? Of course it was mostly teaser trailers but what the teaser trailers were will really please fans. Everything focused purely on the Nintendo Switch, the 3DS didn’t even get a look in but what we had was a delight indeed. Games we already knew were coming like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & Fire Emblem Warriors, But the fact that Metroid Prime 4 is now in development and that Yoshi and Kirby will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in their own games was the icing on the cake. Eiji Aonuma was also present to talk about the DLC coming to Zelda and new amiibo in the form of the Champions, Mipha, Daruk, Revali & Urbosa. Super Mario Odyssey rounded off the Spotlight show the many kinds of worlds you can visit and the most unexpected of all, transformations into almost anything. If you happened to miss it, you can watch it again right here via the video below.
The Japan Expo which takes place every year in Paris will have a very special guest this year as Legend Of Zelda Developer Eiji Aonuma will be there hosting a Zelda Masterclass aptly named “The Art Of The Legend Of Zelda Series.”
Aonuma won’t be the first big Nintendo developer to appear at Japan Expo. Last year, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda was there to talk about Pokemon and in 2015, Shigeru Miyamoto himself also held a masterclass there.
Source: Japan Expo (Twitter)
North America, you’ve had your fun and now Defenders of the Triforce is coming to Europe and its first port of call is the city of Barcelona in Spain!
Spain will not be it’s only destination though as there will be an event in Paris, London and even Cologne and while we don’t have a date for the Cologne event, we do have one for the others, plus a promo trailer for the event, and a brief guide on How to Play that’s been taken directly from the official website:
Continue reading Defenders of the Triforce Kicks off in Europe This July!
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Developers Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa and Takuhiro Dohta were present in San Francisco for GDC 2017 to talk in-depth about breaking the conventions of Zelda. Nintendo have shared a short introduction video on their YouTube channel with the three developers. The full Panel on the other hand, can be viewed on GDC’s YouTube channel and is also included below. Bear in mind that the video is over an hour long so be sure to add it to your watch later list if you are short on time.
Videos are below the break. Continue reading (Video) Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – “Breaking Conventions” At GDC 2017
Hey everyone! Mr. Panda here, with a special treat! Here is my premiere review video of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch! Don’t worry. It’s spoiler-free. Enjoy!
Most of you that have been playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, be it on the Nintendo Switch or Wii U, you will no doubt have come to a point in the game where you have used one of the Champion’s weapons and have it break on you. Though they are awarded to you after recapturing the Divine Beast by the chief of the people that the said Divine Beast is to supposedly protect, these weapons are much stronger and durable but not unbreakable and will eventually have to be discarded.
All is not lost however, as there are masons of sorts in each of the four hometowns of the Champions that can replace the Champion weapon associated with their champion. The Zora mason can replace Mipha’s Trident, the Goron mason can replace the Daruk’s Sword, The Rito mason can replace Revali’s Bow and Buliara can replace Urbossa’s Scimitar and Shield. To replace each item comes at a cost which requires certain materials to forge them. Most being a weaker version of the weapon, a diamond and 5 pieces of flint or wood. Check out the slideshow below which shows you which characters you will need to talk to in order to recreate the appropriate Champion’s Weapon.
You can only replace the champion weapons if you have already owned them. The masons won’t forge you replacement weapons until you have beaten the Divine Beast that threatens their land and possessed the original Champion’s weapon which is awarded to you by the Chief of their Race.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has indeed broken from tradition of collecting hearts to restore your health and has also added environmental dangers that can harm you as well, be it atop of Icy mountains or Active Volcanoes to even braving the desert or running amok amidst a thunderstorm. To replenish life you have to cook items you have gathered and make dishes to increase the amount of hearts you can recover (Check out our Cooking Recipe Guide for more information). However, while some foods do have extra effect bonuses, sometimes you don’t want to waste a dish that could help you out later on just for an effect boost, this is where elixirs come in so allow us to present to you our Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Elixir Guide!
Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Elixir Guide
For those of you that have been playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild and are looking for a little extra help in cooking up heart replenishing recipes with all those ingredients you have been picking up all over Hyrule, we have put together a little guide for you to aid you with what ingredients you should mix and what dish will come of it. Some items you can cook over an open fire like steaks and apples but the more energy fulfilling dishes are the cooked recipies which are done in the cooking pot. Though most dishes only require one or two ingredients, adding more quantity of ingredients will result in a dish that will provide more hearts. Continue reading Breath Of The Wild Cooking Recipe Guide
In the latest trailer of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, there is a scene that shows a goddess statue much like the one in Skyward Sword. It is known that Breath Of The Wild will have many Easter Eggs and references to many of the other games in the series but it is not known whether they will have any strong significance or ties to the other titles. For example, we know there are Statues of the Goddess Hylia in BOTW but don’t know if it is the Exact same statue from Skyward Sword (will we be able to go back to the Sacred Grove?).
Continue reading Goddess Statues Make A Return In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
In a recent interview with Polygon at the Nintendo Switch Launch Event in New York, Nintendo America President Reggie Fil-Aime has confirmed that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will indeed be the last game developed by Nintendo for the Wii U and that there are no more games in development for it. He has stated that support for the console will still continue which includes selling it’s software in retail and online and that online services will NOT be ending any time soon as there is still a large community of gamers playing Mario Kart 8 & Splatoon that Nintendo will continue to support.
Here is what Reggie had to say:
“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” he said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
“From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We’re going to continue to support that.”
“Even today when I ask people, ‘so what was Wii U all about?,’ I get a wide variety of responses,” he said. “In managing the business, that’s just not good.”
It has been a complete mystery as to what is the back story to the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild but after investing painstaking hours in translating the Hylian/Sheikah text on the Map that comes with the Special & Master Edition Bundles of the game, YouTuber Zeltik and a team of talented individuals managed to decipher the text into Japanese and then into English and discovered the back story to the latest rendition of this cherished franchise. The text is as follows: Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Back Story Revealed