Link’s Ocarina of Time design was based on a ‘famous Hollywood actor’

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe. The recently released Hyrule Arts and Artefacts book is primarily stuffed to the gills with artwork from the Zelda series’ 30 year history, but that artwork is occasionally adorned with a bit of commentary from Nintendo artists Yusuke Nakano, Satoru Takizawa, and Yoshiki Haruhana. One of the more interesting bits of … Continue reading Link’s Ocarina of Time design was based on a ‘famous Hollywood actor’

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REVIEW: Doll Duncan – Hurricane EP

London songstress Doll Duncan started building a reputation for slick and emotive pop following the release of her song Roll in 2015, with Ivor Novello winning song-writer Guy Chambers tipping her as a future star. On the face of it then, dropping off the radar for a year to hole up in New York seems counter-intuitive. The decision has … Continue reading REVIEW: Doll Duncan – Hurricane EP

Dear Alastair Campbell, your 48 questions for Brexiters answered

This article originally appeared on United Politics. Following Tony Blair’s speech calling for EU enthusiasts to ‘rise up’ and try to thwart Brexit, his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell issued a challenge to Brexiters. This challenge came in the form of 48 questions that he claims us Leavers ‘can’t or won’t answer’. In the spirit … Continue reading Dear Alastair Campbell, your 48 questions for Brexiters answered

Aonuma on player perspective and building relationships in Breath of the Wild

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe. Perhaps the stand-out moment (out of a bajillion of them) in the Switch Presentation trailer of Breath of the Wild was when Zelda falls into Link’s arms, crying her heart out. I may be a fully grown, adult man, but I’m not ashamed to admit I was crying right along … Continue reading Aonuma on player perspective and building relationships in Breath of the Wild

Eiji Aonuma unboxes the European Special Edition of Breath of the Wild

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe. If you’re a European Breath of the Wild fan, you [and your wallet] have a choice to make: do you pick up the standard edition or the special edition for your new Switch console? If you’re leaning towards the special edition and want to know what it contains, Nintendo of Europe and … Continue reading Eiji Aonuma unboxes the European Special Edition of Breath of the Wild

Three Breath of the Wild guides are up for pre-order

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe. Part of the appeal of Breath of the Wild — and indeed something the creators set out to implement — is the sense of getting lost in the world of Hyrule that they have created, and to make that experience fun in itself. Sometimes though, you’re just going to want … Continue reading Three Breath of the Wild guides are up for pre-order

Aonuma: Gap between fan feedback and strategy but he does listen

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe. As Zelda fans, we all have our favourite items, characters, and features of the franchise that we hope to see more of when a new iteration comes along. Similarly there’s stuff that some of us hope never sees the light of day in a Zelda game, or any other game, … Continue reading Aonuma: Gap between fan feedback and strategy but he does listen