All the BoTW details
Posted by Kaynil - January 13, 2017
Something that probably most of us saw coming, this Nintendo Switch Presentation brought us a new Trailer. It starts deceptively simple but soon enough it takes a more dramatic turn. If you haven't watched it yet, you definitely ought to see it:
This trailer confirms some rumours and definitely opens the door for even more speculation.
* Voice acting is present but it seems to not included Link.
* It seems that The Great Deku Tree makes a comeback (we saw Koroks before, so perhaps it is not that surprising).
* The "open your eyes" voice we've been hearing belongs to Zelda.
* The plot seems like is going to involve some very loaded moments.
BREATH OF THE WILD RELEASE DATE
Perhaps the most important detail shown is that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has been confirmed to be a launch title so it is coming out on March 3, 2017. A few months ago there was a strong rumour that the game was being delayed for more testing and due translation process to other languages. Either they were unfounded or Nintendo considered the importance of having a huge franchise be part of the launch library and decided to scrap their plans to release the game later on. Whether that means we will be getting a future language patch or the idea of dubbing to other languages has been discarded, we can't relly know.
MORE BREATH OF THE WILD AMIIBO
Although not only mentioned in the presentation, fans were quick to discover on the official Nintendo website for the game, that the Amiibo section had been updated to show two new figures:
They are available from launch date. That makes a total of 5 Breath of the Wild Amiibo available from the 3rd of March.
THE MASTER EDITION
A preorder deluxe edition has been made available. According to EB games, it includes:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game
- Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map
- Master Sword Statue
- Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case
- 24-Song Soundtrack CD
- Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin
But you better act quick, rumour has it that Amazon has already sold out all their preorder allocated slots.
Make sure to visit our Zelda Community to discuss the fantastic news.
Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017
Posted by Kaynil - January 12, 2017
So today is the big day, with just a few hours remaining. I thought it would be a good idea to have Nintendo's Youtube streams linked here.
This is Nintendo of America:
This is Nintendo of Europe:
To avoid spoilers I won't discuss the details of the presentation in this post but don't worry we definitely will be talking about it. It'll be great if you join us.
During the event I recommend Zelda's Cavern Discord Group to discuss everything as it is being shown in real time.
If you want to give your insights in more detail or after the event, then go to our Zelda Community's thread about this presentation.
Alright. Let's get ready!
Posted by Kaynil - January 01, 2017
With great anticipation, we welcome the new year 2017. This is the year we have been promised to be able to finally step on the promised land of Hyrule with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
2016 was a rollercoaster of a year for many. For The Legend of Zelda, it meant 30 years since their very first title came out to the world. We sincerely hope that many more to come. The games have made us experience a vast range of emotions and adventures and I am still pretty proud to denominate myself as a Zelda fan.
Looking back into 2016, we had a year packed with Zelda excitement!
February: Twilight Princess manga
In February, Akira Himekawa started releasing the chapters of their Twilight princess Manga. they had let us know they were working on it since the year before and seeing glimpses of their work here and there was quite a pleasure.
March: TwilighT Princess HD for Wii U
This was part of the reason for the manga. Although the game didn't have anything radical, the textures and higher detail definition really helps the experience and give us an excuse to both, relive the game and put our Zelda Amiibos to some use. Many people tackled with Glee the hard mode of the game with the Ganondorf challenge of duplicating the damage received. This makes TP HD become quite challenging and it was a smart way by Nintendo to answer the complaints of the franchise becoming too easy. This game also featured a new challenge: The Cave of Shadows (not to be confused with the Cave of Ordeals).
June: E3 2016 dedicated to Zelda Wii U
I remember waiting with anticipation for the E3 2016 where we would finally be able to see more than a few seconds of footage for the game. We were thirsty for details and unsure if Nintendo would be able to live up to the hype that their hush-hush approach has created. But they did it! Not only did they opened up about the game what they showed us was beyond our expectations and grabbed the interest of people that weren't even thinking in the game before the event. We learned the game's name: Breath of the Wild. Since then we've been biting our nails and waiting for the game to come out.
July: Merchandise for BotW starts to show up
Medicom shows an impressive figure in true clothing and very detailed. Nintenroid also jumps with their chibi figure.
September: Hyrule warriors DS Zelda games DLC
Spirit tracks and Phantom Hourglass were the targets for this DLC featuring Link's train and Zelda ghost.
November: eShop Cyber deals and DLC
3DS themes and some Zelda titles offered to an up to 50% discount.
New Leaf got a free update which included Zelda related residents.
Hyrule Warriors released their ALbW DLC.
December: Special Zelda Amiibos
Since the E3 we were told that to commemorate the anniversary we would be able to find four Amiibos, Ocarina of Time adult Link, 8-bit Link, the Windwaker Link and Zelda. I got mine on the first opportunity I had.
This is, of course, not a comprehensive list, just a few highlights. And we cannot close the highlights without mentioning one of the coolest Nintendo moments when Eiji Aonuma was awarded "Lifetime Achievement" during the Joystick Golden Globes in November.
So as we see, for the franchise this was a pretty nice year. I am looking forward what 2017 will bring. Many things we could pre-order in 2016 we will be able to enjoy in 2017: Nintendo switch, Breath of the Wild, Zelda merchandise... What are you looking for the most this new year?
Posted by Link - December 30, 2016
Doing alot of changes to the site adding pages and layout upgrades. I hope you enjoy it when it is done. Until then you can register on our forums and get involved.
BotW Holiday Wishes
Posted by Kaynil - December 20, 2016
Nintendo decided to release a video to send you your best wishes for this Holiday season with a bit of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild. It is new footage, although nothing amazing, just Link enjoying his time in the snow.
What do you think?
Nintendo Switch Presentation
Posted by Kaynil - December 14, 2016
Nintendo of America communicated through twitter that there is going to be a Nintendo Switch Presentation near the middle of January. Here are the details for the presentation so you know which day to mark in your calendar.
US: Thursday, January 12, 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET
UK: Friday, January 13, 4 am
JP: Friday, January 13, 1 pm
AU: Friday, January 13, 3 pm AEST
It is very likely we will finally be getting all the remaining information on the games, prices and possibly starting bundles that will be available to launch the Nintendo Switch next year. So stay tuned to the official Nintendo website of your region to watch the presentation.
Revamping things around
Posted by Kaynil - December 14, 2016
How is it going? Today I wanted to let you know that our websites are being improved to make the HTML5 compliant, so there will be a few changes to improve the way we present information to you on the website, and of course we are still working on adding content to Zelda Cavern. Please bear with us while we get things ready
This doesn't mean you have to wait by twiddling your fingers with nothing to do until then. We have a Zelda community that you can be part of. We have plenty of room to talk about the Nintendo Switch and the amazingly looking upcoming Zelda game: Breath of the Wild.
To reach the community all you have to do is click on 'Forums' under our Main menu. Hope to see you there.