Posts Tagged ‘Legend of Zelda’

Three Classic Nintendo 3DS Games Are Now Only $29.99 Each!

Starting on Feb. 3Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, two of the most acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games of all time, and Ultimate NES Remix, a wildly fun mashup of classic NES games starring classic Nintendo characters, are joining the Nintendo Selects library and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $29.99 each.

The Nintendo Selects library features a wide variety of games for various Nintendo systems, which can each be purchased for the suggested retail price of only $29.99. In addition to the newly added Super Mario 3D LandThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix games, other games in the library include classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiiboKirby: Triple DeluxeMario & Luigi: Dream Team and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. For a full listing of games in the Nintendo Selects library, visit https://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/nintendo-selects.

“For people that received a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system as a holiday gift, these three games are ideal ways to start their gaming library,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager. “We’re excited to offer these must-have games for a new, low price.”

In Super Mario 3D Land, players run, jump and power up with Mario through multiple colourful worlds. The game is a fun combination of 3D gameplay combined with the more traditional linear designs of classic 2D Super Mario games.

Set in the world of the classic Super NES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds continues the adventure of the legendary hero of Hyrule. In this critically acclaimed tale, Link can transform into a living painting to cross into a dark parallel world, travel along walls and solve challenging puzzles.

Fans who love retro games and the NES Classic Edition system will also love Ultimate NES Remix, which features rapid-fire challenges and mashups from some of the most recognizable games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Players take on creative and nostalgic challenges from classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3MetroidThe Legend of Zelda and Punch-Out!!

Anyone looking to play these games on a shiny new system can pick up one of the many systems in the Nintendo 3DS family: 

·      A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game is available at a suggested retail price of $109.99.*

·      A blue-and-black Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the Mario Kart 7 game is available at a suggested retail price of $109.99.

·      A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system that plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D is available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

·      A black-and-turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL system is also available at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

·      The space-themed New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL is available at a suggested retail price of $239.99.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

*Nintendo 2DS plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D only.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca/.

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Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC News Revealed During the Game Awards!

VANCOUVER, B.C, Dec. 8, 2017 – Nintendo received a number of honours at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, winning the awards for Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Best Family Game for Super Mario Odyssey and Best Handheld Game for Metroid: Samus ReturnsThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also won the awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game.

But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the Bayonetta 3 game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16. Players who purchase the game in stores will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game. Canadian pricing details for each title will be announced at a later date. Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.ca. BayonettaBayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.

Fans of The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild game got a new look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, as well as the surprise news that it launched shortly after The Game Awards livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never-before-seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a new high-mobility means of transportation. Once players complete the adventure, they will have the opportunity to traverse the enormous world of Hyrule on top of a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armor items for players to find, as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for $28.19 receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Trial of the Sword DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year. For more information about what is included in the Expansion Pass, visit http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass.

Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Explorer’s Edition, a limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

In addition, some of the games that were nominated for awards this year are from franchises featured in the Cyber Deals sale currently featured in Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.ca. 

The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song from the Super Mario Odyssey game, with vocals by the game’s original singer.

“We are absolutely humbled that voters chose Nintendo for these awards,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “We plan to continue this strong momentum as we head into 2018.”

The Game Awards can be viewed in their entirety by visiting http://thegameawards.com/. For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.ca.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.

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Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda!

For the first time ever, Nintendo will run an ad during the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot, which along with a 90-second spot can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/nintendo, builds on the worldwide excitement for the new Nintendo Switch video game system and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, both of which launch March 3.

The star of the ad, which is scheduled to run during the game’s fourth quarter, is Nintendo Switch, which combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a hand-held video game system for seamless gameplay anytime, anywhere. The ad also shows off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which breaks conventions to become the next defining moment in the classic franchise.

The extended cut features Nintendo Switch games including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3), 1-2-Switch (March 3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April), ARMS (spring), Splatoon 2 (summer), Just Dance 2017 from Ubisoft (March 3) and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers from Capcom (launch timing TBD). Nintendo Switch launches March 3, 2017 and will be available at a suggested retail price of $399.99.

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Critically Acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Arrives on Wii U!

VANCOUVER, B.C., March 4, 2016 – The best-reviewed game in The Legend of Zelda series from the past 10 years is making a spectacular comeback. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches for Nintendo’s Wii U home console today, complete with enhanced visuals, new challenges and a Wolf Link amiibo figure that is included with the physical version of the game.

“Fans of the original game will want to check out this version and see a familiar story enhanced in beautiful HD with new game features,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo ofCanada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “Yet people who never played the game are also in for a special treat, as they get to explore a true masterpiece in the series for the first time.”

Fans of the game, which was originally made for both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube systems, will remember how they took on the role of heroic Link, who fought to restore light to a world that was shrouded in darkness. Link joins forces with the impish Midna as he fights his way through dungeons, solves puzzles and goes on a legendary adventure. One of the most distinctive features of the game is Link’s ability to transform into a wolf. As Wolf Link, he can access places he normally can’t. Plus he can use his senses for tracking.

Aside from the enhanced visuals, some new elements in the HD version of the game include improved controls as well as Hero Mode, a tougher challenge in which Link takes double damage.

At launch, physical versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD game will come with a Wolf Link amiibo figure. When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, this legendary lupine allows players to gain access to the Cave of Shadows, a challenging new bonus dungeon in the game. After completing the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo to beat their score at any time. Within the Cave of Shadows, players can replenish their hearts with the amount of hearts saved onto the Wolf Link amiibo once per challenge.

Some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches in 2016. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future.

Other The Legend of Zelda amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series of figures give players additional features: the Princess Zelda or Sheik amiibo figures replenish hearts on the go; the Link or Toon Link figures replenish arrows; and the Ganondorf figure doubles the amount of damage Link takes. When used in Hero Mode, the Ganondorf figure quadruples the amount of damage.

Anyone who wants to learn some behind-the-scenes information about the making of the game can check out a series of videos on Nintendo’s social media sites and at http://zelda.com/twilight-princess-hd/media/.

Canadian fans can celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD by entering Nintendo of Canada’s contest to find the country’s biggest Legend of Zelda fan. For a chance to win, fans are encouraged to create and share a video, piece of artwork, cosplay, or just tell Nintendo of Canada about an experience they’ve had with The Legend of Zelda series. Submissions can be shared on Facebook or Twitter and must be tagged with the hashtags #ZeldaFan and #NintendoContest in order to successfully be entered.

 

Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca

Are you Canada’s Biggest Zelda Fan? Prove it for a chance to win!

To celebrate the launches of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Hyrule Warriors Legends, Nintendo of Canada is running a contest to find Canada’s biggest Legend of Zelda fan! For your chance to win, create and share a video, piece of artwork, cosplay, or just tell us about an experience you’ve had with The Legend of Zelda series. Share your submission on Facebook or Twitter and tag it with the hashtags #ZeldaFan and #NintendoContest. Both hashtags must be included in order to successfully enter the contest.

The Grand Prize Winner will have their fan submission displayed at select Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Canadian shows. In addition, they’ll win a Zelda prize pack including both Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD plus a New Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U. Two additional first prize winners will each receive a Hyrule Warriors Legends and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD game!

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Make sure to follow Nintendo of Canada on Twitter (@NintendoCanada) and like us on Facebook (@NintendoofCanada) to see the contest announcement video and other fan submissions.

Good luck to everyone participating!

Form a Legendary Team of Heroes in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes!

VANCOUVER, B.C., October 22, 2015 – It’s dangerous to go alone … so don’t! In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, available for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on October 23, three heroes must form a legendary trio to tackle dungeons and defeat bosses together as a team. Presented in the same top-down style as the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, players solve inventive puzzles and dress Link in a range of outfits to enable new abilities that enhance their adventure. While playing the game with three players is part of the fun, the adventure can also be taken on solo, allowing all players to dive into the experience at any place and any time.

“We are constantly transforming our most iconic franchises to give players unique gaming experiences,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of many games launching this year that presents beloved characters in unexpected new game-play settings.”

Players can journey through the numerous levels of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes in multiple ways. In addition to playing the game’s 32 stages across eight areas solo with two statue-like figures called “Doppels,” they can also play via local wireless or use a wireless broadband Internet connection to go online in multiplayer mode with two other heroic players who also own the game. Players can choose to team up with any combination of players who are or are not part of their Nintendo 3DS friends list. With Download Play, players can connect locally with two other friends who own a system in the Nintendo 3DS family, even if only one person has the game. Only by working as a team will players be able to progress through the various hazards awaiting them on their perilous journey. And by using fun emoticons on the touch screen, players not playing together in the same room can quickly and easily communicate with each other. The multiplayer Coliseum mode also lets players battle one or two other heroes, wearing the outfits that they have collected during their adventure.

The adventure will take players through fiery volcanoes, icy caverns and beyond, with each new dungeon cleverly designed to be completed by three heroes. Co-operation is key. For the first time in The Legend of Zelda series, players can stack two or three Link characters on top of each other using a new Totem mechanic to solve multi-level puzzles and reach enemies’ weak spots. This new mechanic is one of many ways the three heroes can interact together to conquer the challenges that face them head(s) on. All three Link characters share the same heart gauge, so it pays to help each other. How players work together to clear each dungeon and reap the rewards is part of the experience!

Collecting and changing outfits in the game is not just for showing off Link’s fashion prowess – each of the outfits in the game comes with its own special abilities that help the three Link characters solve puzzles and navigate difficult terrain. For example, the “Goron Garb” allows Link to swim in lava, while the “Kokiri Clothes” let him shoot three arrows instead of one. By switching between different outfits before entering a dungeon, all three players can bring vital abilities to each new area. Players can create different outfits using materials that they collect by completing the game’s levels.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop in Nintendo 3DS on October 23 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. In addition, a Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in EB Games stores on October 30 at a suggested retail price of $259.99. The system (which does not include the game) is gold-coloured and features an intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

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About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.

Looks like Zelda U won’t be under our christmas trees this holiday season.

Eiji Aonuma announced a couple of days ago that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U won’t be ready for a 2015 release. The team have come up with some new ideas for the game and want to be able to put these into the game for us to experience.

As the team has experienced first-hand the freedom of exploration that hasn’t existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game. As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, and it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds my own expectations.

Well, here’s hoping for a 2016 release!