Link and Epona PBM Statue

For whatever reason, Nintendo has never really gotten as detailed with or as dedicated to detailed, collector-friendly merchandise as you’d expect from a company with so many characters. Given that game franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Metal Gear Solid have tons and tons of high-quality items, one might expect Nintendo to follow suit with some of its signatures. It’s a shame, then, that they’re taking the “few and far between” path with their releases, but maybe it’s worth it for statues like this:

Limited to 1500, we’ve opened pre-orders for this stunning 17-inch statue of Link and Epona, designed by Siamak Roshani and Goran Sadojevich. It’s a celebration of the Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary crafted with a faux-bronze finish. Stunning–and well worth the wait.

Legend of Zelda Movie Trailer Premiere

Legend of Zelda LinkOk…maybe it is not a real official movie trailer of the most popular Nintendo RPG: Legend of Zelda. It is supposed to be an April Fool’s Day release done by IGN. Check it out and you be the judge:

Do you want to check out what Legend of Zelda products we carry….click the image and see the toys, figures, plushes and all other goodies related to Zelda.

 

Link Legend of Zelda Plush Figure

Legend of Zelda Statues and Figures


There are some great new items over in our Legend of Zelda section at Cmdstore.com. Two brand new 7-inch sculptures of Link in both red and blue tunics, wielding his blade against any creatures that should threaten the safety of Hyrule.

The statues look great, and add a touch of extra class to an already impressive licensed collection including action figure, plush toys, soundtracks and wall scrolls.

But for anyone who wants to cut out the chaff and get right to gaming, here’s some good news! There’s a brand new Wii adventure in the cards for Link and co. and it’s heading our way sooner than later! From CNET:

With Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M already on their way to the Wii console this year, it seems that Nintendo has a full release calendar ahead. But in a recent interview with Wired, published on Thursday, Nintendo Vice President Cammie Dunaway said a new Legend of Zelda title for the Wii might also be released this year.


Dunaway said Nintendo’s release calendar for 2010 is “night and day,” when compared to its releases in the first half of 2009. “And from some of the things that (Nintendo chief Satoru) Iwata has talked about, and that we will talk about at E3, like Zelda–you know that we’re going to have a good back half of the year, as well,” Dunaway continued.


As Wired pushed for more information on Zelda, Dunaway stopped short of explicitly saying a new title from the famed franchise is indeed coming this year. When asked if Nintendo would release Mario, Metroid, and Zelda “all in one year,” Dunaway was coy, saying jokingly that Wired owes her “a steak dinner,” since the publication predicted earlier this year that Nintendo wouldn’t release all three titles in a single year.
Based on her responses, it seems awfully likely that a new Zelda game will be coming to the Wii this year.
Over the past few weeks, rumors have swirled that Nintendo would release a new Legend of Zelda game this year. CNET’s Jeff Bakalar and Mark Licea, hosts of CNET’s preGAME show, discussed the possibility of a new Zelda title coming out in 2010, in their inaugural episode earlier this month.

Dunaway’s comments have officially added fuel to those rumors.
At this point, it’s still too early to say for sure that a new Zelda game is on the way this year. But if I had to guess, I think that we’ll see it by the end of 2010.

Spirit Tracks: Nintendo Makes it Official!

If you checked out this post this past summer, then you’ve already seen the trailer for the upcoming Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo DS. Entitled ‘Spirit Tracks’, its development and release were very hush-hush. But fortunately, Nintendo has thrown away the veil and given out some more details on the hotly-anticipated adventure!

In my humble opinion, the most interesting new piece of information is definitely the player’s ability to control the eponymous Princess Zelda, who is transformed into a Spirit and can use her new powers to control some of the villains Link faces. It’s a very cool addition to the plot and should add a new twist to the franchise.

You can watch an updated trailer here to see what ‘s being brought to the newly revised land of Hyrule.

And if you’re really itching for the new game, we might be able to tide you over with a pretty decent selection of figures and toys from The Legend of Zelda section of CmdStore.com.

And for those just looking to get their hands on some of the previous LoZ adventures or pre-order the new one, Amazon.com’s got what you need.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Legend of Zelda News + Plush Toys!

The Legend of Zelda, along with Metroid and Star Fox, make up the three most memorable non-Mario franchises Nintendo has to offer. And soon, they’ll be adding a new game to follow Phantom Hourglass. Originally mentioned here in this post (which features a look at the trailer), Spirit Tracks is still chugging along towards its release this winter. Of course, it is with jealous agony that I can also report that the game was available to be played at E3 2009, which was probably a torturous kind of pleasure for fans who were able to try it out.

Having become even more enamoured of my DS thanks to GTA: Chinatown Wars, The World Ends With You and Hotel Dusk, I can’t wait for the sequel to what remains one of my favourite entries in the Zelda timeline.

Now, Spirit Tracks is being brought to us in the same cel-shaded style as Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass (in fact, it takes place 100 years post-PH) and features the adorable cartoonish Link that we’ve come to embrace. It should be known, however, that before he came along, the only way to get your Link in Chibi form was by picking up one of the Legend of Zelda Link Plush Toys.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask — Now on the Wii! Plus, toys!

From RPGamer. . .

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 64 is often forgotten due to the critical acclaim given to its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Many consider Ocarina the best game in the series. Majora’s Mask may also have fallen by the wayside because of its North American release taking place on the exact same day as the PlayStation 2. Nevertheless, RPGamers now have a second chance to experience Majora’s Mask, as the game was released on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console this week.

Majora’s Mask is unique in that it gives Link just three in-game days to complete quests and dungeons. At the end of the three days, time must be restarted and most of Link’s effect on the world is undone, but Link still retains some items and abilities. The game takes place in an alternate version of Hyrule, called Termina, in which citizens have their own unique time schedules throughout the three days. Link also collects various masks that each have their own use or power.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is priced at 1000 Nintendo Points. The title was originally released on October 26, 2000.

Naturally, that’s great news for Zelda fans everywhere, who have been starved since Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass. Spirit Tracks is up next, but Retro Studios (famous for their Metroid work) recently said that there are no more plans for them to make the next Wii-Zelda follow-up. Bad news!

Better news, of course, is that we’ve still got a bunch of Legend of Zelda merch in case you want to dry your tears in one of our awesome plush Links. Check out the whole collection here!

New Legend of Zelda game on its way!

Announced at GDC 2009, there’s a brand new Zelda game headed for the Nintendo DS. Called The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, the design matches that seen in Link’s previous adventures in Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.

Check out the trailer!

According to an E3 2008 talk by creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the people behind Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass are working on bringing a new Zelda title to the Wii as soon as possible, but that players can expect some major changes from the formula we’ve all gotten used to. And it isn’t that the series is tired, but there are few who would still call it ‘fresh’.

And perhaps the best part of a new game would be that Wii-owners wouldn’t have to feel that mild disappointment that came with Twilight Princess: given the potential inherent to something as new and dynamic as the Wii’s control system, it was unfortunate that it was merely a Gamecube port.

But whatever comes next, it’s sure to have a more organic feel and could very well be Nintendo’s new “Ocarina of Time”.