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E3 2014, This Happened...
First of all, long time no see! I haven't been great about updating Zelda Sages the past few months, but I hope to change that. With graduate school and a full-time job, my life just hasn't had a lot of free-time. With that said, we have some great news for you today!
As many of you likely already know, E3 2014 will, yet again, be an E3 without a live Nintendo press event. We'll again be treated to a Nintendo Direct, but with a twist. Nintendo has announced a large Smash Brothers tournament that will take place at Best Buy locations throughout the United States during the event. The E3 broadcast is also being billed as a "Digital Event" that leads me to think there may be more than just the Smash Brothers event alongside a number of game announcements.
There's also...this video. Click the read more link to see what I'm talking about...
Zelda WiiU Bundle is Here
It's new, it's shiny, it's available September 20th! Nintendo today announced the release of the WiiU Zelda Edition featuring two limited edition controllers, a free copy of Wind Waker HD, and more all for the price of about $300.00. You may be wondering how Wind Waker HD can be included in the set given its official release date of October. Nintendo is sweetening the deal by offer the game for free download to all those that purchase the bundle, two weeks prior to the official release date. There's more to this bundle than meets the eye.
We Promise, We're Fixed!
As many of you likely noticed the last day, we've had a few database issues. Don't worry, it was our (ok, rather my) doing! In response to an attack on the server zeldasages is hosted on, I took the opportunity to change all the backend passwords (database passwords, etc). Unfortunately, I neglected to update the connection files which allow our CMS software to connect to our database. Hence, we had a lot of failed connection errors. Don't worry, it only took until the 278th connection error email for me to figure out what the problem was.
Very sorry for the inconvenience! It happens to the best of us :).
New Legend of Zelda for 3DS
Today's Nintendo Direct revealed a number of new insights into the future of the Nintendo 3DS and its games, but most notably for us Reggie announced a new, original, Legend of Zelda game to be released for the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season! Are we excited, you bet we are.
Luigi is Back on 3DS
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last few years, Luigi is back in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon which was released only a few days ago to retail and the Nintendo E-Shop. With the amount of work I've had recently, I have not had the ability to really get in-depth, but from what I have seen thus far the game is a lot of fun. Dark Moon builds on the concepts that made the first Luigi's Mansion so enjoyable, while improving in lackluster areas (such as control). It is not our policy to write reviews for non-Zelda games, but I have included IGN's review below. What are your thoughts on Dark Moon?
Oracle of Ages and Seasons to be released before Summer?
The two classic Game Boy games may hit the state-side Virtual Console before the summer.
Housekeeping and New Affiliate
First, before I get into additional announcement material, I'm proud to announce our newest affiliate "Want Midna Back". Want Midna Back is a great site campaigning to see Midna, in some form or another, in the release of future Nintendo games, specifically The Legend of Zelda. They have a lot of great content, and are certainly worth your time.
Now, onto a few housekeeping matters. First, thank you all for your patience during the odd series of bugs we've had recently. We recently upgraded our content management system, and it appears that there were a few error we did not catch before going live again. Thank you for your patience, and as always if you find something that looks wrong or a website feature is not working as expected, please alert us via the technical issues area of the forums. In addition to all this, rest assured that a lot more content for Skyward Sword will be coming in the next few weeks. We are still working on a few elements of our new design, and once those are implemented we can better share our content with you. Thank you all again for your patience.
Also we know there are a lot of lurkers out there, and you should all sign up for a Zelda Sages account. This will allow you to download special content, submit fan art and stories, and participate in our community forums.
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