Famitsu print ad - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Perfect Guide

Now here's an ad that goes to show just how much attention Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting. This advert is specifically for The Legend of Zelda Perfect Guide, a guide book to help players find anything/everything they need in the game. There's no doubt this advertisement popped up to coincide with the reveal of Breath of the Wild's sequel.

Aonuma reveals how his Zelda workload has changed over the years, and shares his excitement in working alongside Miyamoto

We don't deserve Aonuma

Game Informer had an interview with Eiji Aonuma about his work on upcoming Zelda titles, but they took a moment to chat about how Aonuma's workload has changed over the years. Aonuma has been creating Zelda games for 2 decades now, and it seems all that hard work he's put in has paid off.

"One thing that definitely has changed is that in the beginning, I had to create a bunch of things on my own, but now I have a great team with great people with different skills to help me create things together."

It's very clear that Shigeru Miyamoto very much trusts what Aonuma cooks up for the Zelda franchise, even if Miyamoto still has to pass off on the suggested ideas. It's a unique collaboration that Aonuma still gets giddy about.

"It's very interesting that you bring up Mr. Miyamoto. I've never thought of it as collaborating with him! Now that you've phrased it that way, I think, 'Oh, working with Mr. Miyamoto is a collaboration.' That's kind of exciting!"

Nintendo hid a reference to Zelda: Ocarina of Time's "Song of Storms" in Super Mario 64, and it's in plain sight (UPDATE)

How did we not see this?!

I am such a huge fan of Easter eggs in games. I just love the idea of developers sneaking in nods to other games, pop culture topics, and more. Turns out Nintendo is a fan of Easter eggs as well, and this one has taken quite a long time to discover.

The image above features a painting found in Super Mario 64. We've all passed it a million times, but never really thought mcuh of it. Twitter user Hitei ran by it plenty of times as well, but one pass gave him moment to pause. He noticed that he was speeding by a major Easter egg for all these years.

Both Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were in development at the same time, but Super Mario 64 came out first. Nintendo decided to sneak in a reference to Ocarina of Time that players wouldn't ever catch at first, because it would be some time until Ocarina of Time released. The painting in Super Mario 64 is a visual representation of the notes in Ocarina of Time's 'Song of Storms.' The spacing on the first/second not might be a bit too large, but I think there's too much other evidence in the comparison to have this be a coincidence.

I mean, I'm absolutely flabbergasted. In all my years of chronicling Easter eggs for GoNintendo, this has to be the best one I've ever seen.

HUGE thanks to Kolma for pointing this out!


UPDATE - Seems there's debate as to whether this is an Easter egg or coincidence. We'd love to know what you think. Cast a vote in our Twitter poll!

Nintendo Minute - Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Ft. The Legend of Zelda Gameplay

Got a minute?

Hi, we’re desperately trying to keep the beat this week as we play Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Ft. The Legend of Zelda. This game is so cool and really unlike any other game out there. It’s also available now so we hope you give it a try. Let us know in the comments below your favorite song from the Legend of Zelda series? As always, thanks for watching and we’ll see you next week.

Sale's house in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gets a makeover

Banana business must be booming

Sale's house has gotten a major overhaul in the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The original home wasn't much for decoration, but Sale has really embraced the island theme in the remake. With that said, I'm kind of sad Sale doesn't have a "water bed" anymore!

GAME Spain sells out of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition almost instantly, apologizes to customers

Hot ticket item

Looks like Nintendo Europe put together a Limited Edition that fans can't resist. GAME Spain seems to have sold out of their stock for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's Limited Edition in record time, leading to many customers complaining about there not being enough stock. The situation was so bad that GAME Spain actually took to Twitter to let fans know that they're trying to get more units, and also to apologize for the circumstances.

GameSpot Video - Sequel To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trailer Breakdown

What secrets are hiding?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2's teaser trailer has arrived. Here's an in-depth breakdown of the trailer, where we've gathered details, theories, and questions for this upcoming Nintendo Switch video game.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Early Graphics Tech Analysis

Looking gorgeous already

The reveal trailer for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is looking mighty fine, with substantially improved graphics and visual effects. We breakdown the technical details behind what makes it look so great on Switch in this in-depth graphics analysis in which we discuss discuss lighting, reflections, bloom effects, environmental details and more!

Cadence of Hyrule has a fourth playable character

A new hero joins the fight

We all thought that Cadence of Hyrule had three playable characters, but it turns out there's a way to get a fourth character to choose from. Obviously this is spoiler territory, so only hit the jump if you're okay with having things spoiled.

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Cadence of Hyrule - Japanese launch trailer

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Link—or even as Princess Zelda—you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and procedurally generated dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music.