The Legend of Zelda

Skyward Sword is “deepest Zelda yet” – what does that mean to you?

In a recent promotional email (seen above), Nintendo claims that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the deepest Zelda yet. To me, depth would mean an engrossing story with characters you care about and a game world that feels alive. To others it might mean a lot of items to collect or side quests to embark upon. Dragon Quest IX had a great balance of these qualities and was able to deliver dept...

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords now available for download on Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS systems

Quick! Head over to the Nintendo eShop or DSiWare Shop to download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for free before it’s too late! Okay, so it won’t be too late until February 20th of next year. Still… I didn’t get to experience much of the original Four Swords, but, as I understand it, this version can be completed solo, while the original could not. It...

Video games as a skill?

Before I started thinking about this idea, I was easily frustrated by new gamers who couldn’t seem to grasp controls that are second nature to me. I have a friend whose family has never owned a single dedicated gaming system, handheld or otherwise. Even so, how hard can it possibly be to hold a Wii remote sideways and control the on-screen Mario with the directional pad and jump button? Even...

The Legend of Zelda Four Swords goes free next month on the eShop

Back in June, Nintedo announced that the eShop would receive a free release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise. That title is Link’s first multiplier adventure The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, the GBA add-on to The Link to the Past. DSi and 3DS owners everywhere can download the game free of charge this September. The game is not expected to have any stereoscopic 3D ...

Are you buying The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D?

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D comes out on Sunday. I’m super-excited to play it and Robin Williams is apparently a fan, but we want to know: {democracy:152} [Original image by Eli Kochalka]

Prediction – 3DS system update to include Ocarina of Time trailer

Hey, listen! When the 3DS system update that is expected to include the eShop and DSi system transfers comes out this month, I bet they replace the fun Ok Go video with a 3D version of the recent Zelda: Ocarina of Time trailer. What do y’all think?

Awesome Ocarina of Time wallpaper

Happy Thursday, y’all. Here’s a hot new wallpaper from Ocarina of Time for you to enjoy, straight outta Nintendo’s press site.

How the heck do you pronounce Ocarina?

We’re all excited to play Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 3D this summer, but depending on which dictionary you ask, it can be pronounced a couple of different ways. We want to know: {democracy:141} If these aren’t how you pronounce it, tell us what you say in comments. Then tune in to the next Infendo Radio to hear Blake and Derek address this heated debate! [Image source]

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword new trailer from GDC

An earlier post accidentally showed a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which debuted at E3 quite a while back. Here is the actual new trailer for Skyward Sword that made a splash at GDC. Personally, I’m very excited about the possibilities that the MotionPlus will open up within the traditional Zelda formula, for both combat and puzzle-solving. Combat was enhanced in Twilight P...

Nintendo President Iwata gives GDC keynote today – live stream link now available

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will give a keynote speech titled “Video Games Turn 25” today at the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The speech is scheduled for noon Eastern time, 9am Pacific. You can watch it here live and comment with all of your pals here at Infendo at the bottom of this post. The 3DS will surely be a big topic of discussion, as will The Legend of ...

25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Gaming’s Gold Standard

On February 21, 1986 — 25 years ago today — Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then, the Zelda series has gone to become as iconic, recognized and truly legendary as its trademark golden cartridges. From Hyrule to Termina and beyond, we’ve gone on some truly ground-breaking adventures with Link as each Zelda installment intricately ...

Nostalgia: The Legend of Zelda Game Manual

Do you remember when games gave you awesome instruction booklets? Not a flimsy black and white instruction manual on how to insert your game into your system, but a colorful book with story and descriptions of enemies and items? I remember those days, and it’s sad to say that it’s rare that games include anything more than cheap 8 page control book. So I decided to bring a little bit o...