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

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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 as no surprise that it would reappear on 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 on the Nintendo eShop. If you’ve previously purchased this game on the Wii console however, you will have the opportunity to get it at a discounted price for $2.

US to Get Hyrule Warriors DLC, Dark Link Costume

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Daisuke909

With the launch of Hyrule Warriors just over a week away for those in America, the hype train is about to reach the station. It doesn’t have to stop, however, as Nintendo of America recently confirmed via Twitter that the 4 Hyrule Warriors DLC packs previously confirmed for Europe and Japan will also be making their way stateside.

These packs can be purchased individually, but Nintendo is also offering a season pass for $20.00, which will include the Dark Link costume as a bonus.

Check out the details for each pack and the original tweet after the jump.

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New Mario Kart 8 DLC to Feature Link

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Daisuke909

The possibility of a Legend of Zelda character appearing in a Mario Kart game has been raised before, but never as little more than a far-reaching hypothetical. That made it all the more exciting when a new Mario Kart 8 DLC was revealed inadvertently by Nintendo UK.

There will be 2 DLC packs in total, the first launching in November and the second holding off until May. Fortunately, it’s the first one that will be welcoming the unmistakable Hero of Time to the kart racer’s wild race courses. The packs originally appeared for pre-order on the Nintendo UK store right here, but are now listed as “sold out.”

Link will be bearing his Skyward Sword appearance and have the Hylian Crest as his racer insignia. Other than that, nothing is known about how Link will be incorporated into the game.

In addition to Link’s appearance, there will also be 5 other new characters between the 2 packs, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Dry Bowser, Villager, and Isabelle. Each pack will also include 2 new cups with 4 courses each, coming to a grand total of 16 new courses! This is definitely something for Mario Kart fans to look forward to.

For more information, check out the article from Polygon by clicking here.

What do you think of a Zelda character crossing over into Mario territory? Will you be racing as Link or sticking to the more traditional fare? Feel free to discuss these questions in the comments or on Zelda Eternity’s forums.

Aonuma States That Zelda U Will Have Fewer Tutorials

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Daisuke909

Fans have high hopes for the new Zelda game coming to Wii U next year, and part of having high hopes for a game is hoping that it will fix the issues afflicting its predecessors.

Well, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently went on record with Jason Schreier of Kotaku at E3, and revealed that one of the most commonly criticized features of Skyward Sword, its tutorials, are being tweaked and toned down for the long awaited Wii U installment.

Check out what he said after the jump.

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Zelda Wii U First Look, To Be Open World

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Elias Thompson

Zelda Wii U Revealed!

Nintendo’s E3 2014 Digital Event has just aired, and, with it, came our first glimpse at the new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U. According to Mr. Aonuma, the game will return to its roots and feature a large, open world for players to explore fully, going even so far as to say that players will be able to traverse those mountains you see above that are far, far off into the distance.
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Nintendo Direct Reveals New Smash 4 Info

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Daisuke909

Today’s Nintendo Direct focusing on the new Super Smash Bros games for Wii U and 3DS has been highly anticipated since its announcement, but no one could have predicted the glut of information that teased fans and made the release seem so far off. Out of that information, Zelda has most certainly gotten its fair share, so let’s get started. Keep in mind that these images have been print-screened by this intrepid reporter straight from the stream archive, so you won’t find them anywhere else!

See the specifics after the jump.
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Fairy in a Bottle Confirmed as Smash 4 Item

Posted on February 19, 2014 by Daisuke909

A recent “Pic of the day” Miiverse post from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game the classic bottled fairies from The Legend of Zelda series will be appearing as an item. Not much is known about their use, although Sakurai stated that they can “even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage.”

It’s unclear what exactly this means, although it is something for Zelda fans to look forward to when the game launches for Wii U and 3DS sometime this year.

Check out the original Miiverse post here.

Source: My Nintendo News

A Link to the Past Gets European Wii U eShop Release

Posted on December 14, 2013 by Daisuke909

On the 12th of December this year, the Super Nintendo Zelda classic A Link to the Past finally got released on the Wii U eShop, but only in Europe. There is currently no word on when or if the game will be released in this format in North America, although it can be assumed that it won’t be far behind.

Given the recent release of its direct sequel A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS, many fans assumed that it would come sooner to the Wii U eShop, but its better late than never.

Those of you who have already purchased A Link to the Past on the Wii virtual console will be able to upgrade for only $1.50, much less than the standard $7.99.

For anyone living in Europe who hasn’t already played this game, this is a great opportunity to experience it for the first time.

Source: IGN

Skull Kid Confirmed as Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Posted on December 7, 2013 by Daisuke909

A recent Miiverse pic of the day revealed that Skull Kid, wearing Majora’s Mask, will appear in the new Super Smash Bros. game on 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy. Note that this means he will NOT be a new fighter.


It is currently unknown exactly how Skull Kid will behave when summoned into battle, but we will surely find out when the game is released early next year.

Source: Miiverse