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It’s a pretty well known fact that the Zelda fanbase is often known to disagree about just about anything in the series, with people arguing all the time about whether this game was better than that one, whether cel shaded graphics or realistic graphics were better or whether the games were better when puzzles consisted of walking through mazes and pushing single blocks. But just a few days ago, the good people at Zelda Informer released a survey for the Zelda fanbase, to see exactly what fans wanted. And surprisingly, the results aren’t all what you’d expect…
First of all, let’s start with the obvious. I’m not going to repost the data here, because I think Zelda Informer deserves the readers more. After all, they held the survey, it’s only right the full information is kept exclusively on their website. So if you want to see all the results, click the link below:
But with that out of the way, here are a few interesting things they found in the results…
1. People do not hate the Wind Waker’s art style
Yeah, I know. It’s almost become a meme that the game’s art style annoyed a lot of Zelda fans and garnered it the akward nickname of ‘Celda’ in the process. But guess what? According to the data, the amount of people who actually hate the art style in the game is…
2% of the fanbase
No, I’m not kidding. Look at the data for yourself. It also interestingly has the amount of people who dislike the Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword art styles as equally low, with about 1% hating Skyward Sword’s art style and less than 1% hating Twilight Princess’s. Looks like the haters really are just a tiny percentage of the population after all, a vocal minority who assume more people agree them than actually do so.
This time, it’s a game called… yes, get this… Bird Jesus. And who exactly does this game (illegally) star?
Pidgeot from the Pokemon series of course! And while the description of ‘Bird Jesus’ may or may not be particularly accurate when applied to this beloved Pokemon, it still doesn’t hide that the app itself is illegal and stealing a character from a Nintendo game in its desperate attempt to make money as a shoddy Flappy Bird knockoff.
So yeah, guess they can expect to see a cease and desist order from Nintendo or the Pokemon Company soon enough. Good riddance.
In a raffle. That you get an entry for by spending over 1000 yen at the Denny’s and Famil family of restaurants in Japan. Apparently, there are ten of said systems to be won via the raffle, and another five to be won via an email campaign on the official website. Here’s a picture of the system design in question:
As you can see, it’s a pretty nice design! Decent colour scheme, decent styling around the edges, a pretty neat picture showing off Yveltal and Xerneas (alongside Ash and Pikachu from the Pokemon anime series). Pity it’ll never be released to the public, or made available to buy or win outside of Japan.
So yeah, what do you think? Are you a bit jealous that Japanese Pokemon fans are getting yet another exclusive 3DS XL design? Do you wish Nintendo would sell these outside of Japan, like through Club Nintendo or something? If so, post your thoughts here or at Nintendo 3DS Community.com now!
It’s not entirely new (about 90% of clips in the video are found in older videos of the game), but it does seem this trailer introduces some new content. So if you want to see a preview of a Steel Diver stage, the Animal Crossing Villager riding a gyroid like a DKC rocket barrel and very small parts of what seems like an adventure mode (not smash Run), watch the video below!
And by cross buy, I mean a game which you can buy on one platform and play on either without buying it again. Something which many of their competitors have figured out years ago but which Nintendo seems too scared to actually embrace.
That game is Squid’s Odyssey. Buy it on the 3DS, get it for free on the Wii U. All assuming your Nintendo Network ID is the same between consoles mind.
So yeah. There’s now a game on a Nintendo system which can be bought on one system and played on another. Perhaps now this’ll lead to a future where we don’t have to say, rebuy Super Mario Bros 1 for every system’s seperate virtual console library.
It’s a pretty good implementation of the character too, with his model being custom and his speed being at least somewhat altered to match. Here’s a video:
So if you want to try playing through Super Mario 64 as Sonic the Hedgehog for whatever reason, you can view the full post and use the download link provided. Hey, it’s got be better than most attempts at 3D Sonic games prior to Sonic Adventure…
Yeah, take this with at least a grain of salt given that it’s a rumour related to Super Smash Bros 4, but apparently, a magazine given out at the World Hobby Fair (an event which is ending tomorrow and has is being held in Japan) indicates a new character is going to be revealed for the game. Here’s a picture of the magazine in question:
There’s apparently something there asking about a newcomer, one who isn’t listed on the page. And given that Nintendo is apparently present at this event, the chances that they’ll show something off at it are pretty good.
So yeah. We could be seeing a new Super Smash Bros 4 character revealed tomorrow. Hopefully someone decent like King K Rool.
It’s Japan only so far, but features costumes for Link and Zelda based on their appearances in the Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. So hey, if you don’t like Link’s spiffy new scarf and want to see him looking as he does in Twilight Princess, you’re soon going to get your chance. Here are some pictures of Link and Zelda’s appearances in this DLC set, if you’ve somehow forgotten what The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess used to look like on the Gamecube/Wii:
This DLC for the game will be released around the same time as the game, with different costumes available in different versions of the game and the sets with Link and Zelda being called the ‘Courage’ and ‘Wisdom’ sets respectively.
So yeah. Looks like Nintendo’s planning for a lot of references to Twilight Princess in this Zelda game.