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[[caption-width-right:350: "Who's the man? [[Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto You]]'re the man!"]]

''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is one of Nintendo's flagship franchises, and the quality of each game -- save for the execrable ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' -- lives up to such fame. However, sometimes, things go awry: you [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker try a different art style]], and fans complain. You turn back and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess go for realism]], and parts of the BrokenBase that was caused by the previous game either rejoices or doesn't. What to do? You try out ''these'' announcements and wait for the hypefest to begin. Let's see together what happened when Nintendo announced this and that, SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced.



[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time ]]

* Did you say we're getting a remake?! HELL YES!
* On the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS?! [[MemeticMutation OMG YAY!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjq2L9ebos0 They're including the "Master Quest" layouts from the GCN port?]] BOOYAH!
* Many of the {{Good Bad Bug}}s from the original also work in the remake? [[SequenceBreaking Hells]] [[{{Speedrun}} yeah!]]
* BossRush!? FINALLY!
* And you can choose any boss you wish, complete with boss selection screen, as well.
* You can ''skip through [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Kaepora Gaebora's messages]]!''
* Water Temple's ThatOneLevel status has been lessened thanks to some minor tweaks![[note]]First, the Iron Boots were moved to the item screen, like in ''Wind Waker'', making puzzles involving putting them on and off a lot less tedious. They also added glowing symbols on the walls leading to the water level switches.[[/note]]


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Majoras Mask ]]

* We will ''finally'' get the long awaited and anticipated Majora's Mask remake for the 3DS and 2DS!
* Fans who felt that the ''Ocarina of Time'' remake was [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks too similar to the original]] were pleased when Aonuma revealed that they would be making some big changes to this game, such as bringing back the FishingMinigame.
* The Song of Double Time now allows you to choose a specific hour you want to skip to instead of skipping to the next sunrise or sunset.
* Gyorg, [[ThatOneBoss/TheLegendOfZelda one of the most frustrating bosses]] in the series, was changed to be less annoying.[[note]]Before, when Gyorg was stunned, you had to go into the water and zap it as Zora Link to damage it, leaving you very vulnerable to Gyorg's attacks. Now, when Gyorg is stunned, you can attack it from dry land.[[/note]]


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Oracle Games ]]

* ''Oracle of Ages'' and ''Oracle of Seasons'' are coming to the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Virtual Console on May 30th. Oh yeah! And they're only five dollars each for the first few weeks!


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda The Wind Waker ]]

* Okay, so this Nintendo Direct has been pretty cool so far. What else are they going to...wait, is that a HD rebuild of Windfall Island? Why are they showing us -- '''''WIND WAKER'' HD REMAKE FOR WII U!!?!?'''
** ''Wind Waker'' is great and all, but the sailing parts were so tedi--YOU CAN GO FASTER WHILE SAILING?!
** While not known how, it's been confirmed the even more tedious Triforce collection quest will have been condensed.
*** It has been confirmed that the Triforce shards will be found where the charts were.
** There is now a Hero Mode in ''Wind Waker'', much like ''Skyward Sword'', except it's now available at the start of the game.


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwMdcESljqg You bet your ass.]] "WOOOOOO!" "OH, SHIT!" "WHO'S THE MAN? [[Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto YOU'RE THE MAN]]!"
* On November 12, 2015, Nintendo confirmed an HD remake/remaster for the UsefulNotes/WiiU set for release on March 4, 2016. First print runs will even come with an exclusive Wolf Link Amiibo!
* People aiming for HundredPercentCompletion were pleased that the HD remaster doesn't force you to put Rupees back into chests anymore if your wallet is full. The game also doesn't remind you how much each Rupee is worth when you restart it anymore.


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Spirit Tracks ]]

* The trailer and plot summary released in November of 2009, which caused one article writer at Zelda Informer, [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks who had dismissed the game as a tired retread of Phantom Hourglass almost as soon as it was announced,]] to '''[[http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/comments/an_open_apology_to_nintendo issue a public apology to Nintendo]] for ever doubting them.'''
* Not to mention that the fact [[spoiler:Zelda is an actual playable character and she helps Link throughout the entire game]] made lots of fans go nuts. Specially shippers.
* [[spoiler:Linebeck]] is in the game. [[IdenticalGrandson Sort of.]]


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword ]]

* Even those initially [[TaintedByThePreview put off]] by the new visual style got excited once the color scheme was toned down slightly and richer, more variegated areas were shown.
* The new Item Upgrading mechanic seems to have caused this, in part because of the idea that this would let the developers make the game more challenging.
* The new overworld design has caused this as well, especially for people who were not fond of the lack of anything to do in the overworld of previous 3D ''Zelda'' games, and want a richer experience.
* The fact that this Link actually shows something akin to a ''personality'' through a wide range of emotional responses, facial expressions, dialogue trees, even giving off some Grade-A death glares, was much appreciated.


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds ]]

* Dungeons can be done in almost any order. Which is great for those who have been feeling that recent Zelda games have been becoming a bit too linear.
* Aonuma himself stating that the game will have significantly less hand holding (something that increased more and more from ''Ocarina of Time'' and onward), even going so far as to state that he had to fight for having LESS hints in the game. He even said that he and Miyamoto agree that games nowadays have gotten too easy, and that getting lost can be fun in it's own way. The older ''Zelda'' gamers who've been craving more of a challenge from the series are quite happy to hear that this new game really is sticking close to what made gamers of the late 80s and early 90s fall in love with this series: the adventuring.
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Dark Link]] [[http://nintendo3dsdaily.com/nintendo3dsnews/the-legend-of-zelda-a-link-between-worlds-new-screenshots-and-artwork-2 returns in this game!]] And so does Trinexx from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysbUGXUv0sw The Hyrule Field theme]] sounds amazing.
* Wait, is that Blind the Thief from ''A Link to the Past'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtQDEV1RPYU this GameXplain video?]] Retro boss much?


[[folder: [[Creator/Retro Studios Zelda Prime ]]
* Many ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fans are keen on the idea of a proposed game that would be developed by Creator/RetroStudios, known for fan-favorite series revivals ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''. Then news broke of Retro getting their new UsefulNotes/WiiU development kit, with a comment of their upcoming game being "a project everyone wants us to do", implying their involvement. But just recently, Shigeru Miyamoto himself stated in an interview that he was interested in letting Retro take a crack at the series. Cue cries of "MAKE IT HAPPEN!"


[[folder: Video Game/Hyrule Warriors ]]

* ''Zelda'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''? ''For real!?'' I think Mr. Creator/JoshScorcher [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KHOKpY4lbo expressed it best (the joke in the end not withstanding).]]
* You can play as a variety of characters instead of just Link. Not only are series mainstays Impa and Zelda playable, there are also characters from specific games, such as [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia]]. That's right, ''Hyrule Warriors'' is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover for the ''The Legend of Zelda''!
* The game's villains include Volga, a warrior whose armor looks like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Volvagia]]; Wizzro, an EvilSorcerer that looks like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Poe Collector]]; and Cia, one of the few female {{Big Bad}}s in the series. The game also has villains from existing ''Zelda'' games, such as [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Zant]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Ghirahim]], both of which are also playable.
* Link's Gauntlet moveset uses the [[EpicFlail Ball and Chain]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''!
* Did [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Great Fairy]] just use the Moon from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' to knock [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Argorok]] out of the sky?!
* The [=08/04/2014=] Nintendo Direct showed off several features - an Adventure mode like the original ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'', upgrading items and characters, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Bow-Wow]] the [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Chain Chomp]] returning, and weaponizing the infamous [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment Cucco Revenge Squad]] - but the biggest reveal was at the end: '''Ganondorf''' DualWielding [[OneHandedZweihander Great Swords]] as a playable character!
* The [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/27/hyrule-warriors-ver-1-2-update-adds-challenge-mode-fixes-bugs/ September 1st update]] fixes a few of the game's bugs, and also includes a challenge mode, the ability to change BGM during missions, and a new weapon in the form [[http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/01_05_big.jpg 8-Bit]] [[http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/01_06_big.jpg sword and shield.]]
* A number of DLC packs were announced for the game, including a [[http://linkshideaway.com/2014/9/18-majoras-mask-pack-amongst-recent-hyrule-warriors-dlc-details/ Majora's Mask pack]] with two characters!
* [[EnsembleDarkhorse Twili]]!Midna [[https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAADMUKmKGDgYTg confirmed]] for the ''Twilight Princess'' DLC!? JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.
* For Majora's Mask DLC, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Young]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Link]] is confirmed as playable, with [[EleventhHourSuperpower Fierce Deity Link]] as a transformation to boot! Also, [=OoT=] costumes for [[{{Bifauxnen}} Sheik]] and [[AmazonianBeauty Impa]], FINALLY!
* The Majora's Mask DLC allows players to sell weapons whenever they like, delete skills from weapons, and the option to restart missions immediately.
* The Boss Pack DLC allows players to play as '''Ganon''', complete with his [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]].
* A 3DS version is being made, with playable [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Tetra and King of Hyrule]]. Not only that, but buying the 3DS version can transfer the new characters to the Wii U version. [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames Mah Boi, these contents are what true fans strive for!]]
** Also joining them will be [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Skull Kid]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link and Phantom Ganon]] (with the latter confirmed only as a Boss, but will likely be playable like the other bosses).
* And as if that weren't enough, Hyrule Warriors Legends continues the DLC for this series, starting with a character download for [[TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Medli]] coming out May, as well as a [[TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]] pack complete with [[UnexpectedCharacter Marin of all characters!]] Oh, and Linkle gets a new weapon based on the various boots across the series, complete with some Roc's Feathers!
* The surprises keep on coming; come the [[TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]] and [[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]] pack, we're given Toon Zelda complete with Phantom armor as well as a new weapon for Toon Link in the form of the Sand Wand! And the pack based on [[TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]] is said to give us Ravio and Yuga!


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Tri Force Heroes ]]

* Oooh, a new multiplayer Zelda game. First one since Four Swords Adventures on Gamecube.
** Three players? That kind of stinks... BUT WE CAN GO ONLINE?! Hell yeah!


[[folder: Video Game/The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild ]]

* This game will be an [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] ''Zelda'' and the world looks huge.
* [[CoolHorse Epona]] is back!
* The game has full voice acting for the supporting characters, while Link remains a HeroicMime. Given Nintendo's [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising recent]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening track]] [[VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX record]] with voice acting, many fans are excited about this.
* Link can climb more surfaces than before, like trees, mountains, and buildings. This really aids the player in exploring the world.
* You can wield a variety of weapons in this game, like spears, axes, and hammers, among others.
* People who like customization were thrilled by the addition of more RPGElements. This also means players have the option to play as [[WalkingShirtlessScene a shirtless Link]].
* Fans who enjoy the series for its puzzles were pleased that the game's shrines, of which there are more than a hundred, feature very elaborate and creative puzzles.
* So what does the Wolf Link amiibo do? It summons Wolf Link in the game to serve as your ally!
* After all of the constant delays, the game finally has a concrete release date: March 3 of 2017, ''the same date that the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch will launch!''
* Fans were happy to find out that the two versions were quite comparable, sparing many concerns.