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"Who's the man? You're the man!"

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's flagship franchises, and the quality of each game — save for the execrable The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games — lives up to such fame. However, sometimes, things go awry: you try a different art style, and fans complain. You turn back and go for realism, and parts of the Broken Base 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, And the Fandom Rejoiced.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

  • After all this time, Link's Awakening is getting a remake on Nintendo Switch!! And for those worried that it might lose some of that oddness it had originally, fear not. Link still gets to kill Goombas.
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  • There will be a full fledged dungeon maker included!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's 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 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 Fishing Minigame.
  • 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, one of the most frustrating bosses in the series, was changed to be less annoying.note 

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games

  • Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on May 30th. Oh yeah! And they're only five dollars each for the first few weeks!

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

  • You bet your ass. "WOOOOOO!" "OH, SHIT!" "WHO'S THE MAN? YOU'RE THE MAN!"
  • On November 12, 2015, Nintendo confirmed an HD remake/remaster for the Wii U set for release on March 4, 2016. First print runs will even come with an exclusive Wolf Link Amiibo!
  • People aiming for 100% Completion 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.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  • Even those initially 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.

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.
  • Dark Link returns in this game! And so does Trinexx from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!
  • The Hyrule Field theme sounds amazing.
  • Wait, is that Blind the Thief from A Link to the Past in this GameXplain video? Retro boss much?

Zelda Prime

  • Many The Legend of Zelda fans are keen on the idea of a proposed game that would be developed by Retro Studios, known for fan-favorite series revivals Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country Returns. Then news broke of Retro getting their new Wii U 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!"

Hyrule Warriors

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!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • This game will be an open world Zelda and the world looks huge.
  • Epona is back!
  • The game has full voice acting for the supporting characters, while Link remains a Heroic Mime. Given Nintendo's recent track 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 RPG Elements. This also means players have the option to play as 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, 2017, the same date that the Nintendo Switch will launch!
  • Fans were happy to find out that the two versions were quite comparable, sparing many concerns.
  • The bomb that was dropped at the end of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct: they're working on a direct sequel!

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