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Netflix + Nintendo’s New Legend of Zelda Digital TV Series In The Early Stages of Development

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The unfortunate part of doing business with Nintendo is that it may take a very, very long time before it becomes clear to fans whether this project became cancelled or was fully realized by a staff with a creative vision worthy of the Nintendo Seal of Approval. The Wall Street Journal and large, well known video games publications are reporting on this as if it is pure fact, which typically means that there is more known about this behind the scenes which may currently be protected by NDA contracts (Non-Disclosure Agreements) signed by the press. There’s also the chance that this is just a very early business discussion which hasn’t fostered into a full production yet.

Given that the Film and Game Industry are melding together more and more with Assassin’s Creed, Ratchet & Clank, and many others all getting their own film re-incarnations, it’s safe to say that this is a 50 / 50. Even though many are asking “is it real?” it’s clear that some form of business arrangement is being made even if Nintendo + Netflix would later deny such claims. Editor’s Note: Fact or Media Spin Fiction Day? A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment. A Nintendo spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Filed Under: Film / Television, Nintendo, Rumors

[Some Info Sourced: The Wall Street Journal]

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Hyrule Warriors First Commercial in Japan

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The long awaited Game “The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Warriors” got it’s First Commercial in Japan.  The 30 seconds video shows a little bit of game play in a game mode that is based of classic Zelda.   In the video it shows a brief bit of fighting with Zelda and Link in the midst of it all.   So far the two locations shown in the video are Hyrule Field and Skyloft.  This commercial may be 30 seconds long but like all other Japanese commercials, got straight to the point.  It may not of revealed much but from the looks of it seems to be a very exciting game that I for one cannot wait to play.

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MONOPOLY: The Legend of Zelda Game Stop Exclusive Edition

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A Zelda version of Monopoly has been announced to the fanfare of many who still enjoy board games and have a special place in their hearts for Link and his many adventures. USAopoly is responsible for bringing this title to the forefront for the Nintendo-licensed product fan-base and GameStop will be selling their Exclusive Edition of it including the following items:

  • Bow
  • Hookshot
  • Boomerang
  • Triforce
  • Hylian Shield
  • Ocarina of Time (Game Stop Exclusive token)
  • Houses renamed Deku Sprouts, Hotels renamed Deku Trees
  • Chance and Community Chest cards are renamed Empty Bottle and Treasure Chest
  • Custom Deed Cards
  • 6 Item Power Cards for added game play (Game Stop Exclusive)
  • Goddess Harp
  • Wind Walker
  • Minish Cap
  • Spirit Flute
  • Phantom Hourglass
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Zelda themed money
  • Custom rules including Item Card instructions
  • 11″x17″ Hyrule Map Lithograph in Treasure Chest Holder (Game Stop Exclusive)

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The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Review and Retrospect

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The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is a remake of 2003 Gamecube title, The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker. It debuted September 20th, 2013 digitally via the Nintendo Store and October 4th, 2013 via Wii U Optical Disc. It essentially is the same game as the original but expands on it with redone visuals and music, new lighting and shading and some subtle changes such as the addition of the Swift Sail to speed up sailing for casual gamers and Hero Mode, a game mode that tweaks the difficulty, doubling damage taken and removing the ability to regain hearts except from potions and fairies, a mode added for the long-time players. It allows the player to play utilizing either the Gamepad or Pro Controller.

Gameplay: Those who had previously played Wind Waker for Gamecube are familiar with how the game is played. Not much has been changed from the original formula of Wind Waker but where this game flourishes in its changes is how it is controlled. On the Gamepad, you can play Off-Screen play or use it as your map and inventory screen which allows for seamless play with little to no interruption. Whereas, with the Wii U  Pro Controller, the game feels authentic to the original game’s control scheme with the sacrifice of the seamless play of the Gamepad. Nintendo has added two features to Wind Waker HD that make interesting changes. The option of the Swift Sail, which can be bought at the auction house prior to completion of the first dungeon skips the wind replication for sailing and speeds the sailing process, which speeds up the game with the sacrifice of the experience. Also, the option of either the normal game and Hero Mode allows for a classic adventure or the difficult option.

In the original game, of course you were limited to the Gamecube controller, still one of my favorite-designed controllers and Nintendo’s choice to offer the Pro Controller functionality and the more difficult Hero Mode adds draw to classic players to return to the world of Wind Waker ten years later. The addition as well of the Swift Sail can draw casual players to Wind Waker, a game that some complained in 2003 was slow due to the Great Sea’s expanse, so the Swift Sail speeding up travel attends to that complaint.

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Graphics: Wind Waker HD’s largest change is its graphics (whoa, really?). Not only did Nintendo redesign the Gamecube classic’s cel-shaded graphics into 1080P, they changed the shadows and shading associated with the art, which really makes the game pop. The ten years in between Wind Waker and its HD counterpart can be really seen today. Wind Waker, as one of my personal favorite titles in the series as well as for the Gamecube was beautiful when it was released and looking at it now, Nintendo has perfected what I thought was already perfected.

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A comparison video of the title screen (seen below) shows the huge differences and how it pushes the Wii U graphically.

Online Capabilities: Wind Waker HD uses Miiverse with something called the Tingle Bottle. In Wind Waker HD, after rescuing Tingle, you are given the Tingle Bottle, which allows the user to upload pictographs (including selfies :P) or text posts to Miiverse which are then broadcasted to someone else’s Great Sea to be collected like a message in a bottle.

Tingle’s purpose outside the story in the original however was with the Tingle Tuner, which connected the Gameboy Advance (second screen technology way before this gen, kudos to Nintendo) which allowed players to aid themselves with hints and bombs from the use of the Gameboy Advance.

Personally, I was hoping more for a Tingle Tuner-esque ability to be utilized in Wind Waker HD but the MiiVerse adds a fun diversion and the selfie function is very entertaining.

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Replay Value: Nintendo made some very intelligent changes which I brought on in my Gameplay section. The addition of Hero Mode is especially important to note as something important to replay value. I completed my first run of Wind Waker HD and took it upon myself to do a Hero Mode run the second time along, which is currently in progress. 

Like previous Zeldas, there is also the draw of collection such as all the treasures from the treasure maps present from the original as well as new ones, all the heart containers, the merchant trading side-quests for all the city block customization and the Deku Tree side-quest of speeding across the ocean with the expiring water.

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Final Verdict: Anticipating this game’s release from announce gave me high expectations due to the nostalgia the original gave me. This remake did NOT disappoint. The addition of Hero Mode, the redone visuals and music, the ability to play authentically with a controller or take the Gamepad, the Gamepad’s way of making play seamless, it all makes Wind Waker HD that much better. This is what a remake should be. Developers everywhere trying to make some money off your old titles? Call Nintendo for some lessons.

And Nintendo? This is the type of encore I wanted for Wind Waker.

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Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.8/10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Developers: Nintendo EAD3, Hexadrive, Digitalscape

Publisher: Nintendo

Available On: Wii U (Digital or Physical)

Review Copy Info- This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

(Bonus: Matt’s Score Breakdown)

  • Gameplay- 30/30
  • Graphics- 5/5
  • Online Capabilities – 4/5
  • Replay Value- 10/10
  • Overall- 49/50, an 98%.

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Wii U’s Potential Failure Imminent

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With the Wii U having been out for more than half a year now, many would assume that it would have gained a huge lead over its competitors. But this is not the case, Wii U sales have been lacking at best and disastrous at its worst. Wii U sales have clocked in at around 3.5 million units worldwide whereas Nintendo expected to shift 2 million Wii U’s every month. Many fingers have pointed and many people are saying various key points with the Wii U are to blame, lack of advertising, lack of hardware power, the name, its controller, but I think the issue is more simple than any of these; GAMES, it needs them, and now.

I have a Wii U myself, and since its release, I’ve acquired three games for it, New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU and Nintendoland, everyone knows why this is, it’s not because I’m not interested in any of the games that have come out for it, the problem is deeper than that. There ARE no games for the Wii U. While many have been announced to come out for it the future such as Zelda, Donkey Kong and Super Smash Bros, none of this helps the console now.

While I hold the firm belief these games will jump start sales, consumers shouldn’t have had to wait more than a year for any decent key games to come out for a new console. The Wii launched with its highly popular title Twilight Princess on its release, the GameCube launched with its New IP Luigi’s Mansion with Super Smash Bros Melee coming out soon after, even the Nintendo 64 launched with Super Mario 64. Now look ahead to the Wii U, we had New Super Mario Bros U along with late ports with nothing else to come afterwards. And now you see the problem.

Look back to the PS3 which had similar launch problems with no strong first party games besides from Resistance. The 3DS had the same problem too, no good launch titles with even less to follow up doesn’t give a console a good start. Multiple third party developers have pulled their support on the Wii U since its release whether it be originally exclusive games such as Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and Rayman Legends going multiplatform or just no plans for any releases such as Battlefield 4.

This being said, other exclusive games have remained faithful to Nintendo such as Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101, maybe this is a sign some third party developers have faith in Nintendo’s latest console. This is just hard for some developers when even Nintendo themselves seem to be unsure of they want the Wii U to do which only seems to backed up by the lack of first party games. Nintendo have announced the transition to HD graphics was challenging for them, but if they weren’t ready to make games for the Wii U, they should not have released the console in the first place.

To make my point clear, the Wii U is not a bad console, it’s unique controller makes it the best console for innovative titles and the console itself has huge potential and could go on to win the console race again like its predecessor, but Nintendo needs to show everyone what the Wii U can really do when developers try and utilize the console to the best of its abilities. At the moment no one is sure of what it can actually do, just what it could do, if Nintendo want this console to pick up, they need these upcoming games to really showcase the Wii U and make people want to buy one for its originality and uniqueness.

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New Zelda game for 3DS incoming, set in the world of Link to the Past

A new brand new Zelda game is coming to the 3DS. It is set in the same world as the Link to the Past, one of the greatest games of all time. This game though will focus on depth and the 3D abilities of the handheld. There are many new abilities and features that this title will add. What do you guys think about a Link to the Past sequel, drop a comment below.

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Google Maps Has Been Turned Into Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest has become a franchise almost as large as Super Mario Brothers to the pop culture world both in the United States and worldwide. Google has apparently taken to their own devices to help out celebrating Dragon Quest surpassing nostalgia and reaching a high-end status.

You can see for yourself right here on Google Maps! The minimap of Dragon Quest has been implanted into the Street View as well. You can even see the streets of the world digitized in 8-bit fashion! Here’s to gamers worldwide gaining prominence in the world, and Google for helping the progress along.

[Thanks to our programming guru Olly for the tip!]

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You Know You Were Thinking It! Part 2

Welcome back to You Know You Were Thinking It! a series from Deon Lofton of RealGamerNewz.com where Deon will be exposing those hidden thoughts that are in the back of every gamer’s mind.

1. Is camping really the future of First Person Shooters? I hope not.

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2. Duke Nukem? Who? Remind me who that is again? (Here’s a video  for those of you who may be a little young for this one.)

 

3. Ever wonder what’s really on Link’s mind as he is roaming through the forest?…………. It’s probably not what you think (hint, hint).

4. We all have played a game that was very difficult. For me, that game was Final Fantasy 7.  I am still stuck in the factory, 15 years later – talk about difficult.

 

5. What’s up with these video game system intial startup times? First the beep (on PS3), then the noise of the fan (on Xbox 360), then the logo. I mean, you can practically make a cup of coffee before the system finishes loading – just saying. Here’s to hoping the next generation will be faster!

6. So, who won the battle? Battlefield 3 or Call Of Duty? The numbers speak for themselves.

7. I see Fat Princess is still eating that cake! She can’t get enough.

8. Ok I mentioned him before but, didn’t Dom from the Gears of War series deserve to live? I mean, his wife was tormented by the Locust – woudn’t that be enough? I can see it now, a Gears of War spin- off featuring Dom as the main Character! But it’s probably just wishful thinking on my part, I guess.

9. Who’s really going to win the battle? Street Fighter or Tekken? I Guess we will have to wait and see.

10. Do boobs really help sell a game? I think so. We will probably find out when we see how well Soul Calibur V does.

11. With all the fighting games were seeing this year, one has to wonder, where is Virtua Fighter 6?

12. Speaking of fighting, where is Battle Arena Toshinden? Sophia’s whip will put Ivy under submission.

13. CJ has been away from the scene for a long time. He’s probably hanging  out with his crew underground. He was the best GTA character right up there next to Luis Lopez.

 You Know You Were Thinking It!

Want More? Check out Part One if you missed it.

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