Nintendo's Kosuke Yabuki talks about bringing Zelda: Breath of the Wild content to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Kosuke Yabuki has provided a blog update on The Legend of Zelda portal in Japan, in which he talks about the release of the Breath of the Wild content for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Details from the blog are below.

- when Link does a Jump Action, he waves a Guardian Sword++ a
- when he glides, the Paraglider pops out
- the Master Cycle Zero can go off-road, and it has powerful drifts and jumps
- plenty of developers who worked on The Legend of Zelda series ended up on the Mario Kart team
- also, plenty of developers who previously worked on The Legend of Zelda series have experience with Mario Kart games
- one day Eiji Aonuma came to see him, and told him: “I’m thinking of putting a bike in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."
- after playing “The Champions’ Ballad”, Yabuki thought that he would love to see the Master Cycle Zero in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- the wheels turn on their side during anti-gravity sections
- the team paid particular attention to the design of the mechanical parts and the Paraglider’s cloth

My Nintendo Japan - rewards update for July 20th, 2018

- 30% off The Legend of Zelda A4 Clear File (4 pieces set), available for 50 Gold Points reducing the price from ¥1,000 to ¥699.
- 30% off Legend of Zelda: BotW HD Acrylic Art Board available for 300 Gold Points reducing the price from ¥13,500 to ¥9,450

New 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition releasing in Japan

As if Japan didn't have enough in the way of 3DS/2DS selection, they've confirmed that the Hylian Shield Edition New 2DS XL is going to see release sometime in early October. Preorders are now open via the My Nintendo Store, and run through to Sept. 3rd, 2018. This special edition costs ¥17,258.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update available now, includes Master Cycle Zero, Champion’s Tunic Link, plus Ancient Tires and Paraglider parts

Looks like Nintendo wasn't kidding about those updates to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! New content is available right now, and it's all Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed!

Fan-Art: Legend of Zelda Deku-style planters

Reddit user CrackpotCrockery has done an absolutely phenomenal job creating some planters that look just like Dekus! That's all well and good during the day, but if I saw one of these suckers at night, it would freak me out. Ever since Link's Deku transformation, the things kind of scare me!

Nintendo started development on a Tingle horror game, then cancelled it

Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe revealed a really interesting tidbit in an interview with Kotaku. Tingle, everyone's favorite Legend of Zelda character, was going to get a starring role in yet another title. The game was being worked on by both Nintendo and Vanpool, who they teamed up with recently for Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.

“Looking back eight years ago, we were developing a horror game with Vanpool that starred Tingle as the main character, but that project was canceled due to a variety of reasons.”

Tanabe doesn't say what platform the game was in development for, but if they were working on it in 2010, you'd imagine the platform would be 3DS. Poor Tingle, he never got the love he truly deserved.

New details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion Hero's Edition, due out Nov. 20th, 2018

Dark Horse honors Link, the chosen hero, with the Hero's Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion.

This deluxe slipcase edition features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Champion art book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions' photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb. Bring light back to Hyrule with the Hero's Edition!

The Creating a Champion art book is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion!

This book features:

* Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada

* 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators

* 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.

* Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma

Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise!

IGN Video - The Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Edition New 2DS XL Unboxing

The Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Edition New 2DS XL is the latest handheld to join the DS family of consoles. If you're a Zelda fan, then you're definitely going to want to check this thing out. Here's our unboxing of The Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Edition New 2DS XL.

Fan attempts to adapt Zelda: Breath of the Wild into Catan

Not the prettiest Catan board I've seen, but certainly a functional one. Would the game of wood for wheat play well with an official Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild adaptation? Just seeing this basic idea makes me think a version that goes all-out would be a sight to behold. I'd definitely be down to give it a shot!

Did You Know Gaming - Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild was made for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U by Nintendo. The game's open world was inspired by the failures of Skyward Sword, and BotW development also led to the production of The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD. The game follows Link, who along with Zelda tries to combat the evil Calamity Ganon.