Return of Cartoons on Monday, July 11, 2005 by Barry
For the past weeks I haven't really been able to access the ftp from my
computer. It goes off and on for some reason. Anyways, we should be on
that new server I spoke of a while back very soon.
G4TV is showing the trailer of Twilight Princess saying the release date is November 11. No official confirmation yet.
Return of Cartoons on Saturday, June 19, 2005 by Barry
DVDtoons has the latest on the announcement from Sony Music that DVDs
for The Super Mario Brothers Super Show, The Legend of Zelda: The
Complete Series, and Heathcliff: Uncut are on the way. The 4-disc Super
Mario Brothers Super Show DVD set will arrive in stores on October
25th, while the 3-disc Legend of Zelda: The Complete Series DVD set
will be available to own on October 11th. In addition, the 4-disc
Heathcliff: Uncut DVD set will be released on September 20th.
From Animated News
Behind the scenes on Saturday, June 13, 2005 by Barry
As it may appear that Zelda Central has been dead, it's quite the
opposite. Here at ZC we've been working greatly on getting ZC over to
another server -- and we're almost done.
Meanwhile, the Forest Haven, Zelda Central's forums, had exceeded the 10,000 members and 100,000 posts marks.
I've been having quite a hard time accessing the ftp from home, so that
explains my lack of posts. We should be on the other server very, very
soon along with new features, so please be patient with us and hope for
a smooth transfer.
New site feature: Monthly comic on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, by spit A fan comic has been added to the "For the fans" section. Thanks to Linkmaster30000 of our very own Forest Haven forums, we bring you this month's comic entitled "Link and the Golden Squirrel". Enjoy!
On a side note: Be sure to check out this nice Zelda parody (Link) if you haven't seen it already, thank yous go to Knuxman from the FH forums for the link.
E3 2005: Nintendo roundtable on Tuesday, May 18, 2005 by spit During a Nintendo roundtable today more information about the Twilight Princess was revealed:
There will be a kind of light/dark world
element in the game. The twilight represents the dark and evil
spreading throughout the world of Hyrule. Some puzzles will require you
to go back and forth through through the two worlds much like time travelling did in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
Midna, the magical and mystical person/creature seen riding on Link's back while he is in wolf form, was originally an enemy, but teams up with Link to fight a common enemy.
It was confirmed that Link is able to communicate with animals and that they can teach him abilities. The size of the game is said to be much larger than Ocarina of Time, and features more dungeons than Ocarina of Time. The game will feature orchestrated music, but only in places and situations where the directors feel it will enchance the gaming experience.
Other news: Two official art images have been added to the Twilight Princess
official art gallery. The official logo, and a beautiful image of Link
and Zelda. Go to the Twilight Princess official art section by clicking
on either of the images below.
E3 2005: Zelda trailer direct download on Tuesday, May 18, 2005 by spit The Zelda 2005 E3 trailer is now avaiable for download here at ZC. Link can be found here or through our Twilight Princess section.
Site news : Twilight Section added on Tuesday, May 18, 2005 by spit
A brand new Twilight Princess section has been added. It can be found
under "The Games" on the menu to the left, or directly through this
link: Twilight Princess section.
E3 2005: Zelda trailer, screens and info on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 by spit
A new wave of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess screenshots and official artwork have just surfaced on the internet.
The entrie E3 2005 Zelda trailer is now avaiable to the public! (Quicktime format, Nintendo's official Zelda pages). See links below.
Quoted description of the game from Nintendo's own www.zelda.com: "When an evil shadow stretches from the heart of Hyrule to its peaceful borderlands, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero within and stand tall in defense of his village. Lead Link and his beloved steed into battle against hordes of foul creatures with an incredible horseback combat system, then take on massive bosses that have to be seen to be believed. The last ray of hope for a dying realm, Link finds himself on an epic journey that will challenge him endlessly and transform him in ways unimaginable."
So, it has been confirmed that the story does takes place in Hyrule
as expected, Link is now a young farm boy, and sets out to defend his
village. He will be transformed (if you have seen the trailer, you
might remember Link transforming into a wolf), and the realm is dying,
as usual :). Very interesting information indeed.
E3 2005: Zelda named! on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 by spit The name of the next Zelda game for the GameCube will be:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess A new Zelda trailer was shown on the Nintendo E3 press
conference today with a darker, more mature setting. More info will
follow, stay tuned!
-> It was mentioned on the press conference that a new Zelda game was in the making for the Nintendo Revolution.
the new trailer shown today, Link transforms into a wolf in one of the
sequences, and some mysterious guy was riding on his back.
-> The Nintendo Micro is a new portable console smaller than an iPod mini, capable of playing all GameBoy Advance games.
E3 2005: Welcome to the revolution! on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 by spit
The frist few images of the Nintendo Revolution have arrived!
There you go! The new home for the Zelda series and
future Nintendo gaming. Read more info on it in an USA Today article
posted today at: http://www.usatoday.com.
The Nintendo Revolution (I assume this is the name of the machine, as
this is printed on the side of it) is said to have 2-3 times the power
of the Nintendo GameCube, sports DVD playback, wireless compabilities,
and backwards compabilities with the GC (plays GC games as well as the
new Nintendo revolution DVD format. It is said that online play is for
free. Nintendo officials state that their new machine is not all power,
what matters is what you do with it. Please do note the very sleek
design, and the fact that the machine is no bigger than 3 DVD covers
stacked on top of each other. We will have more news and pictures as it
breaks, so stay tuned!
As darkness falls, a hero has risen in the staircase on Sunday, May 15, 2005 by spit
Possibly the world's coolest staircase? The entrance to the E3
Convention Center has been decorated in the stylish colours of the next
Zelda game, including a huge picture of adult Link awaiting anyone who
wishes to enter. See for yourself by following this link and clicking
on the pictures: jeux-france.com.
IGN and Nintendo on Friday, May 13, 2005 by Barry
Nintendo has teamed up with IGN to bring online capability via GameSpy.
REDMOND, Wash., May 10, 2005 - Nintendo is
partnering with IGN Entertainment to create an innovative network for
portable video games that is not only expansive but also extremely easy
for everyone to use. Set to debut later this year, the wireless service
for Nintendo DS™ will use IGN's GameSpy Technology to let people around
the world link easily and wirelessly to play games, just as if they
were playing face-to-face.
"With minimum setup procedures, Nintendo DS owners will be able to
enjoy Wi-Fi gaming just as easily as if they were playing with their
friends in the same room," explains Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of
America's executive vice president of sales & marketing. "To
realize this simple and seamless transition to Wi-Fi gaming, we're
partnering with one of the leaders in the multiplayer gaming world.
Accessing the service will require no added Nintendo subscription
charges, whether users hook up using a home broadband Wi-Fi connection
or access a Wi-Fi hotspot at a coffee shop, library or elsewhere. It
doesn't get any easier than that."
The service will be used by a variety of upcoming games, including the
previously announced Animal Crossing® DS. Other titles will be revealed
in the coming weeks. When using the service, DS owners can choose
whether they would like to play with friends or strangers, whether
nearby or on the other side of the world.
The service represents the first foray by IGN's GameSpy into portable games.
"We're excited to bring the technology that powers more than 300 PC and
console video games to Nintendo's innovative wireless platform. Now
developers can easily and confidently add advanced matchmaking,
community and other multiplayer services to their Nintendo DS games,"
says Mark Stieglitz, general manager of IGN Entertainment's GameSpy
Technology Group. "We're honored that Nintendo is choosing IGN's
GameSpy as their middleware partner, and look forward to a very long
Entertainment: IGN Entertainment provides many of the Internet's
leading destinations for video gaming, entertainment and community
targeted at teens and 18-34 year-old males. The company's properties
include IGN.com, GameSpy, Rotten Tomatoes, FilePlanet, GameSpy Arcade,
GameSpy Arena, Direct2Drive, TeamXbox , 3D Gamers, more than 70
community sites and a vast array of online forums. IGN Entertainment is
also a leading provider of technology under its GameSpy brand for
online game play in video games, providing developers and publishers
with cost effective solutions for matchmaking, community building,
piracy prevention, and in-game marketing. The company's paid content,
download and game play services are among the most popular game-related
subscriptions available on the Internet. The privately held company has
its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout
G4 and E3 on Sunday, May 8, 2005 by Barry
G4TV is promoting coverage of E3 every night of the event at 7pm,
giving everyone a chance to see what's going on.
Up Next on Friday, May 6, 2005 by Barry
Time to kick it into high gear with Zelda Central. We have started the
process of making Zelda Central again your #1 resource for quality
zelda information and news. So keep checking back daily for new
features and information on what to expect.
Next gen Zelda news! on Thursday, April 21, 2005 by Barry
I apologise for the lack of updates. My laziness has got the best of me.
Nintendo has closed the Pokemon Center and New York and will
replacement with the "Nintendo World Store", which will feature
showings of unreleased games and such.
Information is also circulating that Nintendo will not show the
"Nintendo Revolution" (next gen console) at E3, unlike the competitors.
Perhaps this is to have all the focus on Zelda? Or maybe to keep their
plans a secret?
Alot of attention has been focused on the Nintendo DS on the reference
to "future software." Right now what is being said about it is pure
Finally, Spanish magazine scans of the upcoming Zelda game have been
circulating. You can view these at the gallery of our affiliate, Zelda Universe.
Next gen Zelda news! on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 by spit
We've had an official confirmation by Nintendo saying that there
actually is a Four Swords game in the making for the Nintendo DS.
Although the game has previously been announced by Eji Aonuma, this is
the first time we have an official Nintendo statement on this. Expect
more FSDS info as soon as E3 kicks off. Source: Gamespot
According to video gaming site spong.com there'll be a bonus pre-order
disk which'll come with "The Legend of Zelda". Nintendo are also said
to be making three versions of the highly anticipated game, though
"only" two versions are going to be released. Hopefully you can make
some more sense out of these confusing news than I did. Source: Spong
April Fools! on Saturday, April 2, 2005 by Barry
That's right! Yesterday was a cruel April Fools joke ;)
Closing ZC on Friday, April 1, 2005 by Barry
It's time to move on....
IPB 2.0 on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 by Barry
I have upgraded the forums to Invision Power Board 2.0.3, the latest version available. This version has enhanced security, more features, and just plain looks better.
If you haven't already, be sure to register there. Your donations made
this upgrade possible, so I'd like to encourage everyone to donate for
more features like this one!
LegendOfZelda.net on Thursday, March 24, 2005 by Barry
Yes, that's right! You can now access ZC from LegendOfZelda.net.
Now when you tell your friends about ZC, it's easier for them to
remember the address to get here. Thanks goes out to Blackburn, who is
our former host and owner of our new affiliate, FFNet.org. The numerous people that donated made this possible. Many thanks to you if you did.
Note: This is NOT a URL change -- just an addition!
E3 2005 on Monday, March 21, 2005 by Barry
Representatives of the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) have
announced that the exhibit has been completely sold out of space -- the
fastest in 5 years. Could Zelda be responsible for this? probably. :)
Broadband at last on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 by Barry
Finally! I have finally got cable all set up -- my step dad recently
purchased it, and I have moved my computer over to his house, where I
will be staying from now on! Yes, this does mean I've been managing
this site on dialup for those of you that didn't know.
I feel that this opens up new windows for ZC. It will let us add more
media and allow me to update faster, but I also feel that it will be a
bit destracting for me, as I will be able to play (with lack of
uberlag) the ever-growing list of great online games.
Hype for Zelda 2005(6) has expanded even more as a result of the
extended trailer. It allowed us to observe more gameplay in the game,
and of course, allowing us to conclude new facts. Talk about it at the forums!
Special Promotion on Sunday, March 13, 2005 by Barry
Reggie has stated that there will be a special premium edition
promotion of Zelda 2005(6) in a recent interview with GameSpot, as we
would expect with any Zelda game.
"We want them to leave feeling that "Wow, Zelda is going to be as huge
hit and I want it now. And I'm going to go to my local retailer and put
a deposit for the super premium edition of the game," which we'll make
Here it is on Thursday, March 10, 2005 by Barry
Well, the rumor has been confirmed -- here it is, the new trailors (from IGN & Nintendo.com):
Nintendo has also confirmed the Fourth Quarter 2005 release of Zelda
2005 has been confirmed by Nintendo.com's press section and in an
interview with Reggie Fils-Aime:
Nintendo previously stated that Mario 128 could be a GameCube title,
and then it suggested that it might instead be for Revolution. Is Mario
128 for GameCube or Revolution?
going to answer that question at E3. You know, we at Nintendo are
probably waffling back and forth on what's the best thing to do. Legend
of Zelda is going to be on GameCube. We're going to launch that this
holiday. And there's more to come on what happens with Mario 128."
Trailer on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 by Barry
Rumors are going around stating that we can expect the previously
unreleased trailer (that we had heard of during last years E3) will
become public tomorrow. Remember, this is a RUMOR.
A tad bit of everything on Thursday, March 3, 2005 by Barry
Not much has been going on Zelda-wise lately. Minish cap is old news,
but there has been some controversy over EGM's April Fools joke, saying
that there will be a bonus disk on April 1st for Zelda 2005(6), & a
game, Wiki, that is quite similar to the Wind Waker visually.
Be sure to check out HTLOZ II -- it's a remake of the old Hylian Legends of Zelda, which left us a couple of years ago.
Zelda 2005(6) = Sequel to Wind Waker on Saturday, February 18, 2005 by Barry
Aonuma offers reconfirmation of the upcoming Zelda game being a sequel to the Wind Waker.
18, 2005 - In an interview with the French publication Liberation,
Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma commented on the next installment in the
series for GameCube, and confirmed that a DS Zelda title is underway.
Aonuma, who was the level designer for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of
Time and directed the follow-up Majora's Mask, is currently overseeing
the new GameCube Legend of Zelda. "I'm two-hundred percent involved in
its development," he told the publication.
Shigeru Miyamoto's right-hand man was slim on details about the game.
"The next episode in the Zelda series for GameCube is already coming,
but I can't say absolutely anything about it," he explained. "You know
the deal -- even the title and theme are still secret."
However, he did confirm two never-before-known facts about the project.
"The next grand Zelda game, which follows chronologically after the
Wind Waker, will be released at the end of 2005 in Japan," Aonuma
revealed. The late 2005 release date in Japan would indicate that a
simultaneous launch in the US could be planned.
Quizzed for more specifics on the game, Aonuma held firm, but did say:
"I can reveal one lone secret: it'll be very, very beautiful."
Aonuma also spoke on a Legend of Zelda title for Nintendo DS. "There's
no doubt about a Zelda game for the DS," he said. "In fact, know that
our ideas for Four Swords have greatly contributed to the concept
behind the DS."
The producer also noted that his work on the GBA-based Four Swords
influenced the direction of the DS. "The gameplay ideas we came up with
for Four Swords provided examples on what kind of games would be
possible on the Nintendo DS and what kind of advantages the
double-screen would enable. It was all theoretical, but today we
realize it's a pity -- a real shame -- that we haven't created a
demonstration of a real, great Zelda game for DS."
In addition, Aonuma spoke briefly about his career. The 40 year-old
producer revealed that he had never touched a videogame before he began
work at Nintendo as a designer some 17 years ago. "My first experience
playing a game was Zelda: A Link to the Past. A great memory that still
influences me to this date."
So what does the man who helped shape the Legend of Zelda series think
of its faithful hero? "Link reminds me a lot of the little boy I just
had: always happy, playful, and talented enough to get himself out of