Nintendo Minute Li Kovacs Interview
Li Kovacs (aka Pikminlink) is arguably the most famous cosplayer in the Zelda community. Li has made tons of different costumes for Zelda and Nintendo characters, and even made the (still active) layout for The Hylia.

Li sat down with the folks at Nintendo Minute to talk about her costumes, how she got into cosplay, and some advice for aspiring costume creators. You can check out the video here, or in the full story.
DekuLink on February 28, 2014 in Community
Interview Cosplay Zelda Nintendo
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Discontinuing in May
Nintendo seems to be moving on from their previous generation consoles. The big N recently announced that it will be discontinuing their Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiWare, and WiiWare games are affected.

Starting May 20, 2014, over 60 titles will no longer be able to be played online; including Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Phantom Hourglass. For many games (like Brawl), it's less worrying because you can still play it locally. However, things like Wii Speak will be entirely defunct.

It's always sad when online services go down. I'm reminded of when Microsoft ended online functionality for the original Xbox games, like Halo 2. I'm sure that there will be a surge in online play for all the affected games in the coming months. Personally, I will be playing quite a bit of Battle Mode in Phantom Hourglass over the next few months. It will still be possible to play locally with two DSes and one cartridge, but that requires a friend with another DS (Also, game results played locally are not saved).

For a full list of affected games, go here. RIP Nintendo WFC.
DekuLink on February 28, 2014 in Nintendo
Nintendo
Hey look, a bottle!!
Today, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai's daily SSB4 picture features a familiar Zelda related item: a fairy in a bottle. The fairy in the bottle will heal damage for fighters. Here's what Sakurai had to say about the picture:
Pic of the day. Hey look, a bottle!! This is a special item that can even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage.
His comment, "can even heal fighters [...] over 100% damage" is a bit ambiguous. The famous heart containers, which have been in each SSB game, heal 100% damage. It seems that the bottled fairy will heal more, but we won't know exactly how much until we get our hands on the game later this year.

Be sure to check back for more Zelda related Smash 4 updates!
DekuLink on February 18, 2014 in Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Zelda Nintendo
Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding the first Nintendo Direct of the year at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. The Nintendo Direct will focus on Wii U and 3DS games being released by the end of spring.

Tune in here!
DekuLink on February 12, 2014 in Nintendo
Nintendo Direct Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Updates
Sakurai recently resumed the daily updates for SSB4. On Monday, Sakurai confirmed that Trophies will be making a return in both of the new SSB games, adding that, like the stages, the 3DS version will feature trophies primarily from handheld games; and the Wii U version will feature trophies primarily from console games. With the update, we see that Saria (from OoT 3D) will be one of the 3DS trophies.

But that's not all! Click the title for more.
DekuLink on January 7, 2014 in Nintendo
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo
SkullKid in SSB4 as assist trophy
Today we got an update from Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai. This update at first glance will stir a lot of excitement from fans, and then slightly let them down. The image to the left was posted on the official SSB website, as well as the SSB Miiverse community. Sakurai had this to say about the image:
Pic of the day. Here's a new Assist Trophy--the Skull Kid! I repeat, it's an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters!
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DekuLink on December 6, 2013 in Nintendo
Majora's Mask Super Smash Bros. Nintendo
Wii U Pro Controller
Last E3 we were all introduced to the new Wii U. Among the many other awesome features, one thing in particular stuck about the controller and it's tablet-like appearance.

The tablet-like controller for the Wii U is an extremely interesting idea, especially with the ability to play a console game on the controller on the go. Its design opens up another world for drawing games, puzzle games, or new features that could be added to the kinds of games everyone likes, such as role-playing games or even first person shooters.


However, the RPG and FPS games may be a bit difficult to play on this kind of controller. Luckily, a new kind of controller, the Wii U Pro Controller (pictured above) has been announced by Nintendo. Notice it's similarity to controllers that consoles like the Xbox have adopted.

What this means for the Wii U is a hint towards a promise of a bigger market for games. Not only does the Wii U have the tablet-like controller available for casual gaming and for lighter gameplay, but there is now the Wii U Controller Pro used for more traditional games like those found on Playstation, Xbox, and those reminiscent of Nintendo's past.
Link Triforce on June 3, 2012 in Nintendo
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