ZREO’s Twilight Symphony: March Preview

Zelda Reorchestrated has been experimenting with their monthly preview posts these past months, so there hasn’t been a public music preview in awhile. However, March is nearly upon us and the ZREO team has not let us down. As a reminder, the preview is for ZREO’s long-awaited and much-anticipated Twilight Symphony project, in which they’ve reorchestrated all the major arrangements from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to give it that full-orchestra sound….

Mario, Kid Icarus, Metroid and More Coming To Virtual Console Next Month

Nintendo Europe has issued a press release that is boasting that this March is set to be the biggest month ever for the Virtual Console. It has a list of classic games that are the cream of the crop! The original Metroid will be available for purchase on the Nintendo 3DS, which was originally a part of the Ambassador Program. Now it looks like everyone will be able to play it. They will also have Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters available for download as well. It is released in Japan already, and now will give people waiting for Uprising a small treat. Dr Mario, Dragon Crystal, Shinobi, and Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble are a couple of the other games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Wii owners are getting a hefty list of awesome titles too, so clickity click after the jump and give it a look! It’s nice to see Nintendo really kick it up a notch for the Virtual Console! …

Will Nintendo Start Working With Other Developers On Future Zelda Games?

Last year Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned in an interview that he would like to see Retro Studies develop a new addition to the Zelda franchise. This was just an idea, but producer Eiji Aonuma has told IGN that working with other developers is something the Zelda team at Nintendo is learning to embrace. The Zelda series has worked with a few partnerships in the past. Grezzo helped out with Ocarina of Time 3D, and Capcom helped with Oracle of Seasons, Ages, The Minish Cap and Four Swords. Even Skyward Sword had outside help from Monolish Soft. The developer of Xenoblade Chronicles assisted in the graphics of Skyward Sword! There isn’t any confirmation on what the upcoming Zelda titles will be or have, but this is still fun to think about. Retro Studios has done Metroid and Donkey Kong rather well, but Nintendo seems to be evolving in partnering up for its larger titles. The quote is after the jump. What sort of collaborations would you like to see in the future? Or do you not like the idea? Clickity click and tell us!…

Allegories in Architecture II: The Echoes of Lanayru

The Kingdom of Hyrule – the origin of Hylian lore and destined inheritor of the Triforce – moves its hands with the relentless flow of time. With each new generation a new hero is born, and a new tale is woven into the canvas of its history. Behind the face of this kingdom, however, the […]

Club Nintendo Downloadable Games For February End Today

It’s the end of the month! This year February extends a day for the leap year, and has given Club Nintendo members one more day to trade in their coins for special downloadable rewards. Members can choose from Art Academy: First Semester (150 coins) and Mario Party 2 (150 coins). We’ll find out about the new downloadable rewards by this time tomorrow. Wow, Mario Party 2. Mario Party 9 is set for release on the Wii next month, but there’s not much like the first few games of the party series. …

Uncovering The Song Of The Hero

In Skyward Sword, Link finds himself traveling on the surface to get different parts of a song in order to continue his quest. The song is sung by four different dragon beings, and made just about any player giddy upon completion. When I completed the Song Of The Hero, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t quite caught on what the song was until I had to completed melody. The four parts sung by the dragons are low and majestic, but each is so different that it was difficult to figure out what exactly the melody could be. LetsongaAkemi on YouTube has put together a video that separates and combines the different dragons for further inspection. You have to really pay attention to the different notes. Each voice sings different notes of the beginning of the theme, but its sound is low due to the dragon’s voices….

Dragon Quest: Terry’s Wonderland 3D Japan Release Date

Hoho, what is this?! Brandon posting after a three week absence? I’ll tell you why in a bit, but first, let’s get the news out. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D has been given a release date in Japan for May 31st, which is awesome. I’m hoping a North American release date is going to follow it sometime soon because I love this game and I recall pumping 250+ hours into this game as a kid, getting every single monster except for Mirudraas II, which really sucked because to get him, you had to take a winding route to breed him, and he’s not even that great. As you can tell, there’s a new limited edition 3DS (which looks awful) that you can purchase with the game. The game alone sells for 5490 yen, while the system and the game costs 24980 yen. Not sure of the USD conversion rate, but it’s a lot. Screenshot from the news post is after the break. …