Nintendo Minute Shares Favorite Zelda Games, Gives Shoutout to Midna

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This past weekend, Nintendo Minute hosts Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang celebrated Zelda’s 30th anniversary with a rundown of their top three favorite entries in the series. Although there is some overlap — Skyward Sword is on both lists — this video highlights how the franchise as a whole has managed to attract people with radically different tastes.

Yang praises Twilight Princess as her No. 1 pick, and attributes much of the game’s brilliance to everyone’s favorite mischievous imp. Indeed, the air of mystery that surrounds Midna throughout most of the adventure was one of the driving factors of my first play-through.

Check out the video itself after the jump, and be sure to share your top three favorite Zelda games in the comments below!

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Nintendo releases official illustration for Zelda’s 30th anniversary

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Appropriately capping off today’s Zelda festivities, Nintendo released a logo and illustration for the series’ 30th anniversary. The piece showcases iconic characters, including Midna herself, from across the saga’s rich history. Really takes you back, doesn’t it?

Check out the full image after the jump!

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Skyward Sword releases on Wii U virtual console today

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This morning’s Nintendo Direct definitely went out of its way to celebrate Zelda’s 30th anniversary. As if the announcement of four new amiibo and the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends’ third DLC pack weren’t enough, the Wii U virtual console is adding another entry to its robust catalogue: Skyward Sword.

Considering that the game will release in its original form, you’ll need a Wii remote with Motion Plus and nunchuck to play it. If you still haven’t experienced this fantastic chapter in the Zelda mythos, now’s the perfect time.

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Hyrule Warriors’ Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks DLC Available Now

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Unveiled during this morning’s Nintendo Direct, the latest DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends is available today.

This time around, the game celebrates Link’s two DS adventures, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. The expansion not only gives Toon Link a new weapon in the form of the Sand Wand, but it also brings Toon Zelda to the playable roster. The former looks especially chaotic, as it has the ability to teleport the Spirit Train into the fray.

These aren’t the only additions to the pack, though. Like the previous two expansions, this one adds yet another Adventure Mode map. If I was skeptical about 100-percenting this game before, then this pretty much puts that dream to rest.

Take a look after the jump!

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Four New Zelda Amiibo Announced

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Long time no see! Understandably, there’s been a bit of a lull in Zelda news since this year’s overwhelming E3. That silence ends today, though.

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Reggie himself made a handful of Zelda announcements. Perhaps the most surprising was the unveiling of four new amiibo, all of which will be compatible with Breath of the Wild: eight-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, and special Wind Waker variants of Toon Link and Zelda.

Check out the announcement after the jump, and let us know which amiibo you’re most excited about in the comments below!

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