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While working on his Zelda documentary, Granato came across some old designs for Mystic Searches, a game he imagined as a 7-year-old after spending countless hours saving the world on the NES. Finding his childhood creations inspired him to achieve his dream of making Mystic Searches actual game, playable as it was originally intended: on the NES.
His project, The New 8-bit Heroes, is all about the creation of his game. It will document the design process, and also include a series of tutorials to help others bring forth their own NES games.
You can watch the teaser below.
We will be sure to keep you all updated on the exciting new project!
Everyone knows Nintendo merchandise is the best kind of merchandise, and what screams “Nintendo” more than Super Smash Bros.? Nintendo of America are holding a competition on Twitter that will award some lucky participants with a Smash-themed trainer jacket.
The trainer jacket is only available to NIntendo staff, making it a rare item indeed. You know you want it, so here’s what you’ll need to do:
Nintendo recently had a Hyrule Warriors Event at PAX Prime where the public got a chance to play the upcoming release. Nintendo released several photos from the event that mainly show off cosplay. Be sure to check them out after the break...
You may know that several costumes for Hyrule Warriors are retailer specific preorder bonuses; however, with a recent press release - Nintendo of America has confirmed that these costumes will become available for purchase in the near future. No details on timing or pricing was announced. Hyrule Warriors will also be getting Day 1 DLC that will be free to download. Check out the full press release after the break...
Nintendo has announced that Hyrule Warriors will be launching in the West with free downloadable content. The DLC will be available on day one, and will add a new game mode, new weapons, and the ability to choose your own background music in each stage.
Hyrule Warriors has been described as being supported for “the long run” and more DLC is already in the works. As of now there is no information about the pricing of future DLC.
Hyrule Warriors comes out September 26, 2014 in the States.
Nintendo has shown off a new redesigned look for the 3DS and 3DS XL. The new models includes additional buttons, a directional and trigger, and new NFC support.
The new models will also include better screen support, enabling 3D effects to be displayed from more angles.
The new 3DS models will not be released before 2015, but it is expected to come to Japan first. Nintendo is also releasing a new set of face plates with the handhelds. Now you can decorate your 3DS to be Mario or Animal Crossing themed.
A new 3DS firmware update was also announced. This update will enable users to change your handheld’s OS theme. A classic Mario and a Zelda A Link Between Worlds theme was shown.
Will you be trading in your old 3DS for a new one? Let us know in the comments.
As seen above - the A Link Between Worlds themed Ravio and Link caps are available for preorder over at NCSX. They are $20.90 each and are imported. They are scheduled to be shipped in late December 2014. These are perfect for any Zelda fan to wear around and especially if they are avid sightseers at gaming conventions. Go by and preorder yours now if this is something of interest. I was even thinking of getting one myself!
Back around E3, everyone was reporting that Link in the trailer could have been a girl, which was confirmed false. Well, after that reaction - Aonuma got to thinking. In a recent interview with EDGE, Aonuma said that he would be taking into consideration the fan reaction. Check out the full quotes after the break...
UPDATED: After a better translation - it is now known that the Tweet did not include information about a new character. This does not rule out the possibility but it is unlikely.
It was recently Tweeted by the official Hyrule Warriors Twitter account that the version 1.2.0 patch that is launching in Japan on September 1st might include a new playable character; however, no details have been given beyond that statement. Hyrule Warriors launches in North America on September 26th and in Europe on September 19th. We will keep you updated whenever new information becomes available.
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 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 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.
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