Pirate Ship Returns as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Michael Baller

An announcement came a couple weeks ago that a stage based on Super Mario Maker would be coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on September 30th as downloadable content; and that’s all we were told. What we didn’t know is that we would be getting a second stage today in the form of Pirate Ship, a stage inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker that originally appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Much like the earlier released Miiverse stage, Pirate Ship is exclusive to the Wii U version.

Pirate Ship takes place in The Great Sea on, well, a pirate ship. Occasionally, you might get flung by a catapult, sail with The King of Red Lions. or get bombs blasted from afar, among other things. It’s a very active stage that keeps you on your toes. Much like other stages in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Pirate Ship also gets an Omega Form of the stage which takes place on one of the many platforms you see scattered around The Great Sea with some barrels, pots and a treasure chest to boot. You can even see the Pirate Ship in the background too. Lastly, the stage can also be played in 8-Player Smash but only in Omega Form.

So what about you? Are you excited to see Pirate Ship’s return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? Are you happy that the game has gotten more Zelda love along with Hyrule Castle (64)? Personally I’m glad to see the love of Zelda but I want to know what you think. Let us know in the comments and for more information on how to get the stage, click the link below.

Source: Super Smash Bros. website

Nintendo has recently announced their new president to be successor the late Iwata, Tatsumi Kimishima. Kimishima started off his Nintendo career working for the Pokémon company in the early 2000’s. From there, he went up in ranks to be president of Pokemon USA in 2001, to president of America in 2002, and lastly promoted once more to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Nintendo’s Pokemon Division.

Having an extensive history at Nintendo and previous experience as a company president, it appears that Nintendo will be in good hands. Rest assured, Kimishima will also be assisted by Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda to help him transition and adapt to his new role at Nintendo. Kimishima may have been an unexpected pick for president to many followers, but let us all make him feel welcome and wish him the best of luck in his new position as president of the Nintendo Company!

Sources: Nintendo, Engadget, IGN

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Hyrule Warriors Legends was revealed at E3 to be a new version of Hyrule Warriors for 3DS. This version will feature new characters, particularly from Wind Waker.

It was revealed this week in Famitsu that, in addition to Tetra and The King of Red Lions, Legends will feature Toon Link, the cel-shaded version of Link famous for appearing in Wind Waker and the Super Smash Bros. series. His play style has been described only as “agile.”

Toon Link will not be playable in legends mode, the game’s story mode. He will, however, be normally playable in other modes. Toon Link will be transferable to the Wii U version.

What do you think? Will Toon Link likely be your new main? Will any character ever be preferable to Tingle? Let us know in the comments.

Ever Want a Real Life Zelda Treasure Chest?

Posted on September 4, 2015 by Daisuke909

One of the most iconic features of the Zelda series is the treasure chests. Well, artist and cosplayer Rebecca Denfip is selling these beautiful handmade treasure chests adorned with the Hylian Crest at her Etsy shop here.

The boxes have the crest burned on by hand. They are also stained and hand painted to add to the fantasy aesthetic.

Now you can hold items you’ve stored away above your head triumphantly! Have you bought any video game related accessories like this before? Would you consider picking this up? What would you keep in it? Let us know in the comments.

Nintendo of Japan Posts New Tri Force Heroes Trailer

Posted on September 2, 2015 by SpaghettiWeegee

The next-to-be-released Zelda game Triforce Heroes recently got a new trailer posted to the Nintendo JP Youtube channel. It features footage of new areas, depictions of new game features, and a script entirely in Japanese, which actually makes the first two things somewhat hard to discern. Nevertheless, this is to-date the most information about Triforce Heroes that Nintendo has dropped in one place, so if you don’t mind spoiling some of the game for yourself, you can take a look.

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Wait a minute, this isn’t Legend of Zelda! Oh, never mind that. Our friends over at Shinesparkers have recently announced their latest entry in the “Harmony of…” series with Harmony of a Champion, a non-profit fan-arrangement album to mark the 20th anniversary of the beloved Pokémon Red and Green titles, which were developed by GAME FREAK Inc. and published by Nintendo.

For almost twenty years, Pokémon has been a beloved franchise for gamers across the world, and one that shows no sign of slowing down. Our aim has been to create a fitting tribute to mark the 20th anniversary since the release of these iconic games, and connect with the audience that first experienced them all those years ago. Development for the album began in December 2014, just after the release of Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash.

This entry proves to be different from their previous Harmony of a Hunter and Harmony of Heroes albums as it takes a narrative approach of presenting the music. Harmony of a Champion will tell the story of Red and his journey from a ten year old boy who grew up in Pallet Town to becoming a Pokémon Champion and the most powerful trainer in Kanto. Focusing on chiptune and sound effects from the original games, Shinesparkers have recreated sample libraries to mimic the original Gameboy sound chip, incorporating “sound design across the album to add narrative and express the story more effectively.”

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After a recently dismissed rumor of a Legend of Zelda Netflix series that went around earlier this year, the idea of a live action rendition of a famous Nintendo game franchise sparked hype for many fans. Imagining how nice it would be to see a modern series or movie of their beloved characters in real life and in action is what a lot of fans really desire to see from Nintendo today. It seems however, that many fans have forgotten why Nintendo has stayed away from the filming business for such a long period of time.

A perfect example of their retreat from film would be the infamous movie, Super Mario Bros, which was one of Nintendo’s first experiments on gaming in Hollywood in the early 90’s. By many, it is better known as a “disaster.” Having a surprising 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an average of 4/10 stars on IMDb, the movie was considered a flunk by fans and critics alike. Due to this unfortunate downfall of games being turned into film, Nintendo has been careful to stay out of the movie scene since.

Recently however, one of Nintendo’s famous game designers, Shigeru Miyamoto, stated in an interview with Fortune that the game company is considering movies in the future. Being warmed up to the idea again after positive reactions to Nintendo characters appearing in American films Wreck-It-Ralph and Pixels, Miyamoto shares that Nintendo will be open once again to film discussions:

“As we look more broadly at what is Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company, we’re starting to think more and more about how movies can fit in with that—and we’ll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future.”

What do you think about Nintendo being open to film business again? Do you think it is something they should try out once more or should they continue to stay away?  Which Nintendo game franchise do you think would make a great movie? Let us know in the comments!


Zelda for Eternity VI Is Over!

Posted on August 15, 2015 by Shank

That’s a wrap, folks! The sixth annual Zelda marathon for charity has ended, and plans for next year’s stream are already in the works! We had a few technical issues this year, but hey, that’s live TV for you, and ultimately, everything worked out in the end. Luckily we have community members like Iamthefusedshadows and AkiraZXE (Joey) who stepped up to help out when we were having some streaming issues early on. Fused later went on to stream an after-party with Ocarina of Time: Master Quest, continuing the fun for those who hadn’t gotten enough.

As far as we know, we helped raise at least $880 for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation thanks to your donations! Our donation widget stopped working near the end of the marathon, but thankfully we were able to guide people directly to the nonprofit’s page. And if you still want to donate or you missed the marathon altogether, our fundraiser page is back up and running! [UPDATE: The fundraising period has closed, but you can still donate here.] Maybe we can still hit our goal of $1000 like last year.

If you want to send any screenshots or videos you captured from the stream, head over to our Contact page and send us an email, or leave a comment below. Be sure to let us know any memorable moments/quotes/memes you caught as well, because we like to compile those things on our Zelda for Eternity history page.

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Tri Force Heroes Release Date Announced – Set for October 23rd

Posted on August 5, 2015 by SpaghettiWeegee

UPDATE: This tweet from the Nintendo of America Twitter confirms October 23rd as the release date for North America as well.

Today at the European videogame exposition Gamescom, Nintendo UK announced that the upcoming 3DS Zelda game Tri Force Heroes will be releasing on the 23rd of October 2015. Please note that this information can only be confirmed for the European version of the game, and as such may not be accurate to the Japanese or North American release dates, as staggering releases based on region is fairly commonplace for Nintendo-produced videogames. Nothing else pertaining to the game was officially announced at Gamescom as of yet, but the omnipresent and staggeringly reliable news staff at Zelda Eternity promise to update you if new information surfaces.

If you’re excited about the proposed release date or disappointed that Tri Force Heroes won’t be launching sooner, you can post your hype-and/or-rage-fueled rants in the sweet little comments section we hand-crafted just for that purpose. Personally, I’m practically dying to start parading around in my Princess Zelda outfit just thinking about this news. Not because of the game, mind, I just like doing that.

Source – Nintendo UK