The Legend of Zelda

Lost Zelda screenshot reveals NES classic was almost in first-person with a dungeon select screen

Lost Zelda screenshot reveals NES classic was almost in first-person with a dungeon select screen

Ron Duwell

The Legend of Zelda is still a defining title to this day, and many fans point to it as the entry that was the most “open” in terms of letting players solve the world for themselves. For an 8-bit game that is over 30 years old, it still feels fresh in today’s expanding market. Nintendo might have rewritten the book on open-ended design, but recent discoveries show that this almost wasn...

Scrapped Legend of Zelda concept art is radical and probably would have enraged fans

Scrapped Legend of Zelda concept art is radical and probably would have enraged fans

Ron Duwell

The Legend of Zelda fans don’t like change. It’s never been an easy request of them to swallow their pride and see Link, Hyrule, and the adventure ahead of them in a new light. Maybe from a new perspective or through a new gimmick, but Legend of Zelda games rarely changes because its fans expect certain elements. Link wears green, he has a sword, he adventures around in a fantasy world...

Nintendo turns the nostalgia up to eleven for New Years with Breath of the Wild teaser

Nintendo turns the nostalgia up to eleven for New Years with Breath of the Wild teaser

Ron Duwell

While the rest of the world nags and claws at the company for constantly repackaging its old franchises, Nintendo proves once again that it knows how to please its fans. The nostalgic pull of its classic series is a pleasure that only those who let themselves be suckered in can possibly understand. This New Year’s, the company’s official Legend of Zelda Japanese Twitter account put out...