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Let’s compare the HD Wind Waker to the GameCube one

4 Sep

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Here’s a video by Nintendo of Japan comparing the upcoming The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker HD for Wii U to the old, non-HD, GameCube one. Let’s see all the big improvements they made.

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First gameplay video for The Legend Of Zelda 3DS

22 Apr

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Excited about the new The Legend Of Zelda installment on your Nintendo 3DS? Worried about the nightmare-ish stylus controls? Don’t despair! Here’s the fist gameplay off-screen video of the game. Obviously this is hust the demo version, but 9+ minutes of in-game footage is not bad at all! Take a look.

Enjoy all the awesome games presented at today’s Nintendo Direct

17 Apr

Enjoy those 30+ minutes of pure Nintendo awesomeness, from today’s official Nintendo Direct!

For those who are in a rush, or too lazy to press play, it is safe to say that Nintendo has plenty of good games coming this year.

First of all a brand new The Legend Of Zelda title for the 3DS, set in the same world of A Link To The Past and featuring a wall-walking.

the legend of zelda a link to the past 2 nintendo 3ds

 

the legend of zelda a link to the past 2 nintendo 3ds

 

And what about the american and european digital release of Earthbound? The was released on the Japanese Wii U virtual console on March 20, 2013 and till today there was no word on an international virtual console release. 

earthbound us europe wii u digital release

 

earthbound us europe wii u digital release

 

Obviously there was a lot more…but, c’mon, watch the damn video!

Not enough video games with female protagonists? Check those hacks

18 Mar

Mike Mika has a three year old daughter and they play a lot of old games together. Mike’s daughter favorite is Donkey Kong.

Some days ago, she asked him if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She’s played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. The good Mike told her she couldn’t in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that. So what else is a good father supposed to do? Mike decided to hack the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline. He used the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM. He has redrawn Mario’s frames and he swapped the palettes in the ROM. He also replaced the M at the top with a P for Pauline.

Now, the little girl can play as Pauline in her unique Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition!

Here’s the DK Pauline patch for download.

This is what Mike Mika told to Wired in a recent interview:

“She was excited! But for all she knew, I just figured out how to get Pauline to work. And that was fine. I wasn’t expecting it to change her life. We played for a bit. And some more. And again later. You know what? She really did seem to enjoy the game more. For whatever reason, she was more motivated to play as Pauline than as Mario. I can’t read into that too much, because it does feel a bit like a new game to her still. So we’ll see how she does after a week with it.”

But this isn’t all folks. Inspired by Mike Mika’s hack, professional animator Kenna W. decided to hack The Legend Of Zelda, in order to make Zelda the main character!

She changed the sprites for the ROM of the decades-old, 8-bit NES game so that Princess Zelda was the hero of the story, playable through the campaign, instead of just being the titular character of the series, and obviously save the poor Link.

“I wished I had someone who could have done that for me. Then I remembered. I’m an adult now. If he could work it out, I could too,”

Enjoy you version of The Legend Of Zelda starring…Zelda!

Download this patch for The Legend Of Zelda here.

Hyrule Historia book is finally available in English

5 Feb

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We know you love The Legend Of Zelda, we also know that you probably don’t speak a single word of Japanese (you ignorant!). Anyway we got great news for you! The long-waited HYRULE HISTORIA book is finally available in a language you can actually understand: English!

We should thank Dark Horse Comics for letting our dreams come true. Unfortunately Dark Horse is an American publisher, and there’s no plan for an European release. But don’t worry, you can buy it on Amazon (or thousands of other websites), and you can also find it or at your local Forbidden Planet (we checked this morning in the London store, and they got plenty of them. Picture below).

hyrule historia english

In case you are not understanding what we are talking about, here’s a little description about the book and the preorder trailer:

“Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda™ franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!”

Ah…if you’re wondering how much it costs, here’s the price tag from the cover: $34.99 ($38.99 CAN), but you cand find it for less on the net.

We hope you’ll enjoy your reading.