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No Zelda this Year for First Time this Decade

"For the first time this decade, the gaming world has gone without a single new entry in the long-standing, and much beloved Zelda franchise. Not since 1999 during the gap year between the fabled Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and the love-it-or-hate-it Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has an entire calendar year passed by that didn't bear witness to a Zelda game."

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cain1413636d ago

Hard to believe there are that many. Then again, these are for multiple platforms.

italianbreadman3636d ago

It definitely is kind of incredible that only two years in that time span have been Link-less

Mini Mario3636d ago

"I think it's funny that the Zelda series hasn't yet gotten a reputation for being pimped out (like Madden of Final Fantasy) when in reality they have been one of the worst offenders.

They've got Japanese coders working sweat shop hours to get these games out annually."

O dont worry Zelda could never be pimped out like madden. Changing those yearly stats must take up a real...sweat.

Windwaker - 2002
Twlight Princess - 2006
Phantom Hourglass - 2007

Since 2002 these are the only "core" zelda games to come out...the GBA/gamecube versions of four swords were spin offs (but good spin offs...especially if u loved link to the past, like me) so i wouldnt put zeldas "pimping" out anywhere near Madden.

Viewtiful3636d ago

I think it's funny that the Zelda series hasn't yet gotten a reputation for being pimped out (like Madden of Final Fantasy) when in reality they have been one of the worst offenders.

They've got Japanese coders working sweat shop hours to get these games out annually.

cain1413636d ago

Well madden does one a year on a bunch of consoles.

Nintendo does a zelda on alternating platforms... So they still get a couple years to incubate.

Viewtiful3636d ago

That is kinda true. It isn't AS BAD as Madden, but in terms of games as a whole it's a reliable cash crop that Nintendo seldom passes on.

Mini Mario3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

"That is kinda true. It isn't AS BAD as Madden, but in terms of games as a whole it's a reliable cash crop that Nintendo seldom passes on. "

Yeh coz no other machines have rehashes on their systems-

GTA 3, GTA4, GTA Vice city, GTA San Andreas, GTA Libert City stories.

Call of duty, COD 2, COD 3, COD Modern Warfare, COD World at War, COD Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty: Roads to Victory, Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts

Yep, Zelda's a whore in comparason. Heres the tag line for the game:-

"Run and shoot, again and again with the NEW Call of Duty....Just in a different war!"

Shnazzyone3636d ago

shame links crossbow training and four swords had to be tacked on that list. It's amazing the main releases of zelda have had such great play value. I'm eager to see the next LOZ release. It looks like they might be devoting alot of energy into making it great.

Smacktard3636d ago

It's funny, cause I enjoyed Link's Crossbow Training more than I did TP itself.

peedie163636d ago

Its because Nintendo is making an ass load of cash from the casual market and it doesn't NEED a Zelda game right now

ChickeyCantor3636d ago

*facepalm*

IT takes time, we already got a DS zelda game. after TP so this title article is a bit off though.

it takes taimmmm

Mini Mario3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

"Its because Nintendo is making an ass load of cash from the casual market and it doesn't NEED a Zelda game right now"

No its because of the same reason it took the new GTA4 to make...

Answer....

It Takes Years! Come on man, look deeper

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