Hey, guys… that was totally Link in the trailer for the new Zelda game at E3.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma finally put the rumors rumors to rest as to whether or not the character shown in the new Zelda Wii U trailer is actually Princess Zelda or Link.
Via MMGN:

"It’s a rumour," Aonuma said with a chuckle when I asked him about the speculation buzzing around online.
"Actually that comment I made jokingly," he said. "It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.
"It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement."
However, he doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance in the trailer.
"I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game," he said.
"I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player."

Link or Zelda, all that matters is that this game looks gorgeous and it’s coming out and we should all be excited/thankful.

Hey, guys… that was totally Link in the trailer for the new Zelda game at E3.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma finally put the rumors rumors to rest as to whether or not the character shown in the new Zelda Wii U trailer is actually Princess Zelda or Link.

Via MMGN:

"It’s a rumour," Aonuma said with a chuckle when I asked him about the speculation buzzing around online.

"Actually that comment I made jokingly," he said. "It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.

"It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement."

However, he doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance in the trailer.

"I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game," he said.

"I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player."

Link or Zelda, all that matters is that this game looks gorgeous and it’s coming out and we should all be excited/thankful.

8-BIT PERLER BEAD ART TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
8-bit Perler Bead art on its own? Pretty cool. 8-bit Perler Bead art of a tiny Link slicing up some apples? Flippin’ awesome! Photographed by Daniel Alba. See more here.
(via Insanely Gaming)

8-BIT PERLER BEAD ART TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

8-bit Perler Bead art on its own? Pretty cool. 8-bit Perler Bead art of a tiny Link slicing up some apples? Flippin’ awesome! Photographed by Daniel Alba. See more here.

(via Insanely Gaming)

8-BIT AVENGERS

Here’s a cool little t-shirt design by artist Robert Retiano featuring classic characters that have survived the 8-bit era of gaming as Marvel’s Avengers. There’s Donkey Kong as the Incredible Hulk, Link as Captain America, Mega Man as Iron Man, and Mario as Thor.

What oldschool video game characters would be Black Widow and Hawkeye?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Impressions
Hey gang.
Just picked up my copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds the other day and I’ve been managing time between crazy holiday hours at my day job and sleep to play this title. Not much time to write a full review, and I’m not too sure if I will since everyone else in the gaming world already has, but here are my impressions of the title.
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Off the bat, it’s weird seeing Link not in Wind Waker form. Maybe it’s just me, but it took a bit of getting used to seeing our hero back in a smoother 3D form.
Definitely gives off a nostalgic trip by revisiting the old land of Hyrule that existed in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but it has enough new spark to it to give the old land an amazing fresh breath of air.
I’m really loving how the puzzles in A Link Between Worlds are actually making me feel somewhat dumb in some parts of the game. The nostalgia aspect makes me believe I was a smarter child than I am an adult gamer, being I can’t figure out half of any dungeons out without looking a guide up on Game FAQs.
The graphics are awesome and the 3D looks pretty great. It’s terrific to see an updated/old school Hyrule.
Tons of new characters and the ability to visit dungeons in any order at all makes this title a huge expansion from previous reiterations. Definitely loving this new range provided by producer Eiji Aonuma.
The 2D Link/merge mechanism works well in this title. Innovative, though Nintendo seems to love making a bunch of their older characters flat pieces of paper. The ability to merge into walls as a flat Link doesn’t feel off from the game at all and makes me hopeful for a 2D Link addition to future Smash Bros. games.
This is 1992 in 2013 and it feels as great as it sounds.
Looking to finish this title in the next two weeks. Super happy with this newest addition to the 3DS' awesome catalog.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Impressions

Hey gang.

Just picked up my copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds the other day and I’ve been managing time between crazy holiday hours at my day job and sleep to play this title. Not much time to write a full review, and I’m not too sure if I will since everyone else in the gaming world already has, but here are my impressions of the title.

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Toon Link Returns in New Smash Bros. Game

Wind Wakers Link is returning to Smash Bros., as Nintendo revealed Toon Link as a new challenger on their official Smash Bros. website today. These screens are from the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, as labeled. 

Zelda Stained Glass Wall Decals

Blik Surface Graphics now has a collection of eight stained glass removable wall decals. Each decal tells a story and features Link with a different iconic item from the Wind Waker game. Get them here for $37 each.

"A Sunday Link," by Nicolas Ménard

"A Sunday Link," by Nicolas Ménard

Custom Steampunk Link Action Figure

Video game toy customizer KodyKoala does his own take on what the Zelda games would be like if they were set in a steampunk universe.

From the artist:

I wanted to make a futuristic Link, but still keep some of the classic things that we all know about him. I also wanted to have a fun way for him to carry all of his inventory. Can you count how many items are on there? I count 55, but I may be one or two off. For “Epona”, I used a Wreck it Ralph Hero’s Duty figure. The Link is a figure that I got off of eBay, and the accessories were parts from my parts bin and some things I ordered. This wasn’t a long build, but it was parts intensive, so ended up being a bit more expensive than I wanted. This figures stands about 6 inches tall.

This one-of-a-kind handmade custom is available for $300 on Etsy. Check out more pics on the artist’s Flickr page.

Check it: More custom toy posts from Albotas
Buy: Hyrule Historia
Daily Graffiti
Link swashbuckles like a boss while a mini 8-bit Mario gets his jump on in this Nintendo inspired graffiti mural by all the way from France.
Check out the Daily Graffiti archives for more geeky street artJoin Albotas.com's Geek Graffiti Flickr group

Daily Graffiti

Link swashbuckles like a boss while a mini 8-bit Mario gets his jump on in this Nintendo inspired graffiti mural by all the way from France.

Check out the Daily Graffiti archives for more geeky street art
Join Albotas.com's Geek Graffiti Flickr group
Daily Graffiti: Link With A Mustache
This Zelda themed wheatepaste by Combo is what I imagine LInk’s dad would look like.
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Daily Graffiti: Link With A Mustache

This Zelda themed wheatepaste by Combo is what I imagine LInk’s dad would look like.

Zelda Rupees Re-imagined as Paper Banknotes
Here’s a clever series of paper banknotes that were created to represent Hyrulian currency from the Legend of Zelda series. The rupee bills were imagined by Deviant Artist g33k1nd159153 (really dude?) and show each value in writing, as well as color, true to to the series.
Check it: More Zelda on AlbotasBuy it: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Zelda Rupees Re-imagined as Paper Banknotes

Here’s a clever series of paper banknotes that were created to represent Hyrulian currency from the Legend of Zelda series. The rupee bills were imagined by Deviant Artist g33k1nd159153 (really dude?) and show each value in writing, as well as color, true to to the series.

Check it: More Zelda on Albotas
Buy it: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Link & Princess Zelda Dunnys

These wonderful custom Dunnys come to us from Jenn and Tony Bot. Check out their Flickr for more freshness.

Check it: More custom toys on Albotas
Buy: Blank Kidrobot Munny figures
Cute Legend of Zelda and Adventure Time Crochet Dolls
From Beauty in the Geek shop owner Amanda Laven, these great dolls of Finn and Link would be a fantastic addition to any Adventure Time or Legend of Zelda fans’ collection.
Also, I absolutely love Link’s face. It is quite adorable and brings him into the Adventure Time universe. I’d love to see a crossover episode.
Beauty in the Geek also has a few other adorable pieces including LSP, a Creeper and Pikmin.
Check It: Exclusive Sneak Peak of the New Adventure Time SeasonBuy It: Knits for Nerds

Cute Legend of Zelda and Adventure Time Crochet Dolls

From Beauty in the Geek shop owner Amanda Laven, these great dolls of Finn and Link would be a fantastic addition to any Adventure Time or Legend of Zelda fans’ collection.

Also, I absolutely love Link’s face. It is quite adorable and brings him into the Adventure Time universe. I’d love to see a crossover episode.

Beauty in the Geek also has a few other adorable pieces including LSP, a Creeper and Pikmin.

Check It: Exclusive Sneak Peak of the New Adventure Time Season
Buy It: Knits for Nerds
New Hyrule Historia Cover Is Pure Class
Hey, listen! The book detailing the history of The Legend of Zelda just got a new and improved cover. I was able to flip through the Japanese version, and while I wasn’t super impressed, I’ll definitely be picking up the English version. The book more heavily covered the recent games and only had a few pages dedicated to the pre-N64 titles. I’d love to play a magic ocarina to travel back to 1985 and ‘86 while the original game was being developed, but since that’s probably not going to happen, I’ll settle for the few pages of insight this book provides.
Source: Tiny Cartridge
Buy it: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

New Hyrule Historia Cover Is Pure Class

Hey, listen! The book detailing the history of The Legend of Zelda just got a new and improved cover. I was able to flip through the Japanese version, and while I wasn’t super impressed, I’ll definitely be picking up the English version. The book more heavily covered the recent games and only had a few pages dedicated to the pre-N64 titles. I’d love to play a magic ocarina to travel back to 1985 and ‘86 while the original game was being developed, but since that’s probably not going to happen, I’ll settle for the few pages of insight this book provides.

Source: Tiny Cartridge

Buy it: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Samus and Link Figmas up for Pre-order at Entertainment Earth

I totally missed out on the first wave of the Samus Figma. Luckily I won’t have to pay $100 on eBay for one. Entertainment Earth has them up for pre-order, as well as the Skyward Sword Link figure. They both ship out in January.

Pre-order: Metroid Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure
Pre-order: Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure
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