Hello everyone, I am a new addition to the Zelda Eternity staff! My name is Sophie, but feel free to call me Xaili instead. I will be working as a news writer, expect to see more Zelda news written by me in the future!

To many fans excitement, it was announced just a couple days ago that a virtual console release of the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is now available to purchase on the Wii U.

The game is considered a “timeless masterpiece” and is claimed by many to be the best Legend of Zelda game in the series. Being such a beloved game, it comes to no surprise that it would reappear to a newer console such as the Wii U, as it did previously on the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS.

Ocarina of Time is currently priced at $9.99 in the eShop. If you’ve previously purchased this game on the Wii console however, you will have the opportunity to get it at a discount price.

Zelda Developers Host Tri Force Heroes Gameplay

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Daisuke909

At E3, Nintendo announced a new Zelda game called Tri Force heroes, which looks something like a cross between A Link Between Worlds and Four Swords, focusing on 3-player co-op puzzles. Many were skeptical of the new game, thinking that the puzzle solving didn’t look fun or that it wasn’t Zelda for Wii U, but it has been somewhat vindicated in the eyes of critics by the gameplay that was revealed in the following weeks.

This video, featuring commentary by Japanese and English speaking developers of the game, shows off many of the cooperative and fashion-based elements of the game. It also shows the communication panels, which, being quite a bit more extensive than the communication in Splatoon, work to compensate for the lack of voice chat without any of the negativity.

What do you think? Will you be picking up Tri Force heroes when it launches later this year? Or will you be petitioning to have it cancelled? Let us know in the comments below!

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UPDATE: As it turns out, this is not a Legend of Zelda project, rather a “Zelda” project about novelist Zelda Fitzgerald. We apologize for the misunderstanding (although perhaps some of you are relieved to hear this).

A few months ago the internet was abuzz with rumors that an unprecedented live action Legend of Zelda series was coming to Netflix. A few weeks ago we reported that those rumors were being discredited by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Well, just now, the folks over at Season Zero reported that the series is still a-go, this time being produced by Amazon for their streaming service. Not only that, but the series is already in production, with filming of the pilot happening in August.

The pilot is apparently going to air in early 2016, possibly to go along with the eventual release of Zelda for Wii U.

What do you think? Is this pilot a great idea, or the worst thing ever to happen to the series? Or do you not think it will happen at all? Let us know in the comments below.

We’re hiring!

Posted on June 20, 2015 by alanmsk

Hey! Listen!

Zelda Eternity is hiring! We are looking to fill the following positions: News Writer, Video Specialist, and Content Writer! Interested? The requirements for each position and how to apply can be found on our “Staff Openings” page in the bar to the right, or by simply following this link here! Apply and become a member of our awesome team!
 
Also, be on the look out for some new stuff coming to Zelda Eternity and a special announcement some time next month!

Until next time!

Don’t Forget to Tune in to Zeldathon Deluxe

Posted on June 20, 2015 by Daisuke909

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At the time of this writing our friends over at Zeldathon are already over 24 hours into their most recent charity marathon, Zeldathon Deluxe. This time, they have the goal of raising an unprecedented $150,000 for Charity Water, who provide water and infrastructure to developing nations.

This time, the Zeldathon team are spicing things up by implementing the Deluxe Adventure system, which requires games to be unlocked by reaching certain donation goals, but they can then be upgraded by reaching stretch goals before the game is started, for example, running the original Legend of Zelda without the sword.

Be sure to check out the stream and donate if you can. Spreading the word is also much appreciated. Read more about Charity Water here.

LEAK: Hyrule Warriors Coming to 3DS

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Daisuke909

Earlier today, a video accidently marked as public on Youtube showed that Nintendo’s E3 digital event is going to reveal a 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors.

The port is expected to feature all DLC characters out of the box, as well as two new characters, Tetra and The King of Red Lions complete with boat transformation. The port will also add the ability to switch characters on the fly during battle. A mysterious new Ocarina item is also teased at the very end of the trailer.

You can watch the trailer where it is currently being hosted here, as well as the GameXplain take on it above.

SFM Comedy Short Features Link Searching for Rupees

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Daisuke909

Here at Zelda Eternity, we’ve reported on many fan comedy videos featuring the Legend of Zelda universe. Racing for Rupees, however, uses Source Filmmaker to take the whole idea to the next level. Created by Youtuber Callegos-Y, this one follows Link trying to scrounge up the cash for a new shield, and landing himself in deep trouble.

Found it funny? Check out Callegos-Y’s Youtube channel here, and maybe consider subscribing.

Smosh “Leaks” Legend of Zelda Netflix Series Trailer

Posted on April 18, 2015 by Daisuke909

A little while back, we reported on rumors that Netflix was producing a live action original series based on The Legend of Zelda. More recently, we reported that it had come out that these rumors were false.

That, however, didn’t stop famous Youtube comedy channel Smosh from making a “leaked” trailer. It’s quite a good laugh, so be sure to give it a watch.

Be warned, it is slightly adult.

If you enjoyed that, be sure to check out the Smosh Youtube channel here.

Today, the hard hitting journalists at Zelda Eternity are coming to you with an earth-shattering exclusive report!

I’m warning you, the content of this article could change your entire world view, and some parts of it are very disturbing, so viewer (reader?) discretion is advised.

I was doing tireless research playing A Link to the Past when I noticed something. Take a look at this image:

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Notice anything unusual? Look again:

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Woah.

Clearly the only explanation is that the entire Legend of Zelda series is a conspiracy by the Illuminati to do something nefarious, I’m sure.

Not convinced? Hit the jump for the rest of this hard-hitting exclusive.
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In an unusual move for Nintendo, a recent video labeled as a “Zelda Development Update” was uploaded to the Nintendo of Europe YouTube channel, featuring only Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma directly addressing the audience to discuss the development of the upcoming Legend of Zelda title for Wii U.

Unfortunately, the message wasn’t that the game is going along swimmingly and we can expect it by Christmas. Instead, he reported on his decision to fulfill the Wii U’s capabilities and make Zelda for Wii U the best game it can possibly be, regardless of how it effects the game’s development schedule.

What this boils down to is that Zelda probably won’t be reaching store shelves until 2016. The good news is that, if all goes according to plan, our patience will reward us with possibly the greatest Zelda experience yet, featuring a rich open world and many new gameplay possibilities not yet conceived of by fans.

What do you think? Do you think Aonuma’s decision is the best in the long run, or can you simply not bear to wait? Let us know in the comments below.