The new ‘Zelda’ DLC is all about exploration and survival

The Nintendo Switch is a neat little console — but its debut was almost overshadowed by its flagship launch game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game was lauded as a long overdue evolution on the Zelda formula, and it deserved the praise, too — it’s an objectively excellent adventure game that brings the classic Nintendo franchise …

Nintendo is releasing amiibo for a ‘Legend of Zelda’ add-on

Nintendo doesn’t just want you to download add-on content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: It wants you to snap up more figurines too. The gaming giant has unveiled four amiibo designed with the DLC (most notably The Champion’s Ballad) in mind. Each represents a champion from one of Hyrule’s races: Mipha (from the zora), Daruk (goron), …

2017 is already an incredible year for video games

Every now and then, it’s wise to stop and recognize the good things in life. And right now, it doesn’t get much better than the video game industry. After dozens of Slack conversations about all the exciting titles and hardware coming out this year, a handful of Engadget editors got together to formally celebrate the year in gaming so far. …

‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ makes open-world games exciting again

At this point, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a video-game phenomenon. Much has been said about how it’s a new take on the dusty old Zelda formula, or on how it represents a fresh direction for Nintendo in general, by buoying its new Switch console. But Breath of the Wild deserves just as much credit …

‘Breath of the Wild’ creators explain how they bucked tradition

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn’t just the series’ best game in years, it’s also unlike any title in the series — it’s an open-world experience where you’re free to find your own solutions to challenges. But just how did Nintendo manage to pull off such a radical change in direction? Don’t worry — it’s happy to …

The Switch is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo history

If you’ve had a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch at the store, there may be good reason for that. The Friday through Saturday sales for Nintendo’s latest console surpassed the first two-day sales for any system “in Nintendo history,” according to tweets from the New York Times‘ Nick Wingfield. The info comes from an interview with Nintendo of America …

‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ has a $20 DLC season pass

If you thought Nintendo’s next Zelda game didn’t look expansive enough, then you might be intrigued / already sold on a $20 season pass that will go on sale March 3rd. Producer Eiji Aonuma took to YouTube to explain how Hyrule will benefit from the first main series expansion content pack. (Games like Triforce Heroes have seen extra content after …

‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ lands on Switch at launch

Game consoles don’t tend to have stand-out, killer software at launch, but Nintendo is bucking the trend again. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will be released in concert with the console itself on March 3rd. Not picking up the new console? The game comes out the same day for the Wii U. If this seems familiar it’s …