The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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A quarter of a century of hidden easter eggs.

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Misty-eyed Miyamoto's Nintendo nostalgia.

Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma

Extensive video and text interview with the spirit of the Zelda series.

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Speedrunners discover way to skip over half of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

I made it over the great divide, now I'm comin' for you.

Speedrunners, more than most people, don't like walls. They stand between a runner and their single-minded goal of making it to the end zone. As a result, the speedrunning community will stop at nothing to find a way to glitch through a barrier, especially one that if overcome would allow you to skip half of a game.

Nintendo cancelled a home console Zelda: Wind Waker sequel

Nintendo once had plans for a full console sequel to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - and it would have been set more firmly on dry land.

This follow-up would have allowed Link to ride a horse - a feature missing in the GameCube's seafaring entry.

But the idea was canned - for a number of reasons - and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess entered production instead.

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The Wind Waker inspired me to build a boat

And other stories of taking games too seriously.

Playing The Wind Waker inspired me to build a boat. There, I've said it. It still sounds a little silly - to me at least - and I'll get to that. But can we at least acknowledge that the game made a convincing case for the joys of sailing?

See how classic Nintendo games look with the Oculus Rift

Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Ocarina of Time and Mario Kart!

Ever wondered how classic Nintendo games would look in first-person with a VR headset? Well wonder no more as YouTuber Chadtronic has made videos detailing his experience combining the Oculus Rift with modded version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Another Legend of Zelda concert announced for London

Another Legend of Zelda concert announced for London

London Symphony Orchestra prepping their ocarinas for next July.

Another musical celebration of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series will be held next year in London.

The Symphonic Legends London concert will take place at the Barbican on 13th July 2014 and feature both the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus.

The event is a separate venture from Nintendo's own Zelda concert tour - which began in London in 2011 and returned to the capital earlier this year.

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Nintendo announces Zelda: Wind Waker HD re-make for Wii U, out this year

Nintendo announces Zelda: Wind Waker HD re-make for Wii U, out this year

All-new Wii U Zelda game also in the works "but may take some time".

Nintendo has just announced an HD re-make of much-loved GameCube classic The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker in a packed Nintendo Direct conference.

The re-make will launch this autumn, Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata said, while another all-new Wii U Zelda game is also in the works. That one, however, "may take some time".

Wind Waker on Wii U comes with overhauled graphics, Miiverse integration and GamePad play.

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Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

"The wind… it is blowing…"

A lot of discussions surrounding the Wind Waker end up preoccupied with the surface of things: with the clear, white-crested waves that smother almost the entirety of the series' beloved landscapes, and with the round-headed, squat-bodied art style that replaces the murkier, more organic visuals of Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask. Let's duck all of that for a minute, though, and slip beneath the surface: down into the depths of Hyrule's freshly poured oceans, where a chunk of the old world survives, sealed tight inside a neat little bubble.

Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma

Extensive video and text interview with the spirit of the Zelda series.

If you're going to start working in games development, you might as well begin on one of the greatest games of all-time. That was the rather serendipitous position Eiji Aonuma found himself in, hired by Nintendo to work on the momentous first 3D instalment of the Zelda series.

The History of Zelda - Part 2

Gratuitous Linkage.

A brief word of warning: Anyone who hasn't played Wind Waker yet (where have you been?) should be aware that there are rather hefty spoilers nestled in the first and last paragraphs. If you don't want the ending ruined for you, you might want to avoid it. And another brief word: Looking for part one? Da-da-Da-DAAAH!

Nintendo man talks new Zelda

Plus: more 3D Mario for DS?

It's not even out in Europe yet, and 2D DS title New Super Mario Bros. is already earning Nintendo a huge pot of gold coins - with half a million copies sold in the US so far.

Zelda movie rumour rubbished

Reggie said nothing of the sort.

Following the emergence of rumours that a Legend of Zelda movie adaptation is in the works, Nintendo has informed Eurogamer that said rumours are in fact utter lies.

Zelda producer slags own game

Wind Waker "dull", says Aonuma.

Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Wind Waker director Eiji Aonuma have admitted that the last instalment in the GameCube series wasn't quite up to scratch - promising they'll do a lot better with Twilight Princess.