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Endless Legend enters Early Access next month

Endless Legend, the “civilization fantasy game” by Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless developer Amplitude Studios, will enter Steam’s Early Access program next month. The team told us at GDC that the plan is for the game to have its official…
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Three design lessons from working with RPG legend Ken Rolston

Before working as a script producer on The Elder Scrolls Online, Alex Horn worked with Ken Rolston of Morrowind and Oblivion fame. Here’s what Hornlearned. …


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The Legend of Zelda played through the Oculus Rift

Eurogamer.net posted this video of from YouTuber Vaecon playing the original NES The Legend of Zelda on an Oculus Rift. You might be asking yourself, “How the heck do you play an NES game in 3-D”? Go first-person.

That’s right, developer Ubiquitron is working on a first-person remake of the NES classic, and the video below shows off what you can expect from the project. The Legend of ZeldaVR is currently in beta, but a full version is expected to release next month for PC and Mac.

This alone opens the door to a ton of remakes, but Ubiquitron will see no profit from this project. Because this is a trademarked commercial product by Nintendo, the dev must release it for free. But who knows, through the proper support, maybe we could see more classic NES remakes for the Oculus Rift.


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Oculus Rift demo renders The Legend of Zelda in first-person

Sure, you might have already mastered The Legend of Zelda’s second quest, and maybe you’ve memorized where every burnable bush, bombable rock and decoy waterfall is. The new question is: Are you be the same exceptional adventurer when playing from…
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See The Legend Of Zelda In First-Person

What happens when you take one of the most iconic top-down games and adapt it for the Oculus Rift? You can see for yourself.

This version of the game is similar to the one you know and love, except you're exploring Hyrule (and attacking monsters) in first-person. Though currently available in beta, the full first-person translation of the original Legend of Zelda is scheduled to release in March. But you don't need to play it in order to appreciate it; the video below gives you a good taste of the action without all of the motion sickness of actually playing an Oculus Rift.

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[Source: Vaecon via Kotaku]

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Legend Of Zelda Turned Into Playing Cards By Artist

The mythology and artwork of the Legend of Zelda inspires a nearly uncountable amount of fan art, some good and some bad. This playing card set created by an artist going by the alias Soren Kalla is an example of the former.

The deck uses the Triforce, Arrows, Rupees, and Hearts as the four suits, instead of the traditional spades, diamonds, clubs, and hearts. Both heroes and villains alike appear in a hybrid form between Zelda character and playing card likeness, including series favorites like Link, Zelda, and Ganon.

The Hylian Court playing cards set is available for $ 12.00. There is also a bonus set of extra Royal cards for the extreme Zelda fan. This set goes for another $ 10 and includes Sheik, Midna (imp form), Happy Mask Salesman, Girahim, the Hero’s Spirit, and Epona. Other products like prints, T-Shirts, posters, phone cases, and more products using the Hylian Court card designs are being sold from the artist’s Redbubble page

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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for Nintendo 3DS is free until February 2nd

While rummaging through the Nintendo eShop to see what new goodies had been posted since the last time I was able to peek around, I came across a nice little surprise.  From January 30th to February 2, Nintendo is offering The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for the Nintendo 3DS absolutely FREE!

 

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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords was originally released in North America on December 2, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance and was multiplayer only. The The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is an updated version of that game which adds the option of a single player mode.  If you can get three of your friends to download it as well, you all can join together in the co-op adventure as you slash your way through cleverly-designed dungeons.  And as usual, you are tasked with saving Princess Zelda.  This time around, it is from the evil clutches of Vaati.

If you have never had a chance to experience the ninth installment of the Zelda adventurers, you better get over to the Nintendo eShop and download your copy today.  I’ve already got mine.  Time is running out and before you know it, it will be gone.


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The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords On 3DS Free For Limited Time

Nintendo has announced today that it’s giving every 3DS owner a free copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition. This is an update to the multiplayer mode that was available with the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past.

Now through Sunday, February 2, the title can be downloaded to 2DS and 3DS systems at no charge. Four Swords is a multiplayer title (though there is a solo option) in which players work together to save Zelda from the wind mage Vaati.

There is a competitive aspect to the game, as players are racing to collect rupees while solving puzzles together. You can play solo, but the better option is to get some friends together in the same room. 

Time’s limited, so be sure to get your copy before time is up. If it’s A Link to the Past you’re looking for, that title is now on the Wii U eShop here in North America.

[Source: Nintendo]

 

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There are now three Nintendo 3DS units in my house. I’ve never had the opportunity to play Four Swords, and I’m eager to finally get a chance (and for free no less).

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Artist Imagines A Real Life Legend Of Zelda

Nate Hallinan is a freelance concept artist and illustrator with a history at SuperGenius Studio and Microsoft Games. He also created the scariest skulltula from the Legend of Zelda we've ever seen.

Take a look below at his fresh take on the Gorons, illustrating one creeping around in a dark cave.

To check out more Zelda-related imagery and the rest of his portfolio, head to Hallinan's website and imgur page.

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Link puts on his battle face in Legend of Zelda: The Dark Mask fan film

Poor Link – guy can’t even pick up a casket full of forbidden and creepy masks without getting into trouble, as clearly demonstrated by this fan film by Mars Rising. When evil wizard Agahnim threatens the Happy Mask Salesman, it’s the green-clad hero …
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