Zelda U; New Artwork!

Hmm, this seems to be a bit of a trend for this game, doesn’t it? First we had the new picture with Epona, now we’ve got yet another single image posted on Amazon.com. So what is the picture this time?

Well, it’s a very neat piece showing Link climbing up the side of a cliff with a sunset in the background. Here it is:

Zelda U New

As you can see, it’s certainly a lot more interesting than the last piece of art released. Why? Because it shows that:

  1. Some sort of rock climbing mechanic might be introduced here. Or that the stamina system from Skyward Sword could make a comeback.
  2. Death Mountain seems to now be proven as in the game, since a volcano can be seen in the distance (note the smoke)
  3. There’s someone (or something) mysterious on the cliff to the near left, and they look quite a bit like a sword too.
  4. A dungeon like location is possibly visible in the middle of the picture. Note the weird skull like building with various pillars pointed inwards
  5. A church or other mysterious location is located near the odd figure and hints at either a new temple or another important location in the story

Either way, it gives away a lot more about the game’s world that just about any other piece of artwork or screenshot released since its reveal. That’s pretty impressive for a random picture that Amazon simply stuck in the game’s gallery, isn’t it? I mean, someone at Amazon obviously thinks so, since the picture was swiftly pulled from the page after it got out to the press. Guess someone at Nintendo flipped out after seeing a piece of E3 exclusive Zelda artwork online two days early!

But what do you think about the new artwork? Is the view impressive? And what hidden secrets have you found scattered throughout the picture?


Amazon Revealed Gorgeous New Artwork of Zelda U With an Incredible Overworld – Gamnesia

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U; New Artwork!

It’s been a while since we got anything for this game, hasn’t it? Either way, here’s a new piece of art released in anticipation of the game’s E3 showing:

Zelda U Horse Artwork

It’s not much, but it should at least get you a tiny bit more excited for the reveal next Tuesday. Oh sure, it’s only a picture of Link riding Epona in the typical Zelda U art style. But it also marks less than a week before one of the biggest game announcements of the generation. So hey, consider it an early bonus before Tuesday’s all day Zelda presentation and coverage.

What do you think of the new artwork?


The Legend of Zelda Wii U/NX – one new piece of art – GoNintendo

Mario & Luigi Paper Jam; More Screens and Pictures (Famitsu)

For the longest possible time, it’s seemed like information on Mario & Luigi Paper Jam wasn’t really forthcoming.  Oh sure, you had the odd area video and a couple of pieces of artwork were released somewhat near to E3, but nothing more was ever really shown.

Well, fortunately, it seems like this has just changed.  Indeed, the newest issue of the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has posted new pictures of Mario & Luigi Paper Jam, including some character artwork and screenshots of various aspects of the gameplay.  So here it is.  Here’s the latest media for Mario & Luigi Paper Jam, in magazine scan form:

Mario & Luigi scan 4 Mario & Luigi scan 3 Mario & Luigi scan 2 Mario & Luigi scan 1

So what can we see here?  Well, first up… some bad news.  Seems like the game doesn’t really contain much content from Paper Mario titles other than Sticker Star, and the only Mario & Luigi characters we can see (other than Starlow) still seem to be the usual bland cast of Mario regulars.

On the bright side… well, the gameplay doesn’t exactly look half bad.  The puzzles and overworld moves seem to be inspired by Dream Team, and still involve the bros working together to overcome obstacles.  The characters all talk and have personalities, including the Lakitus (aka its not all generic Toads any more). And the overworld, despite some worrying New Super Mario Bros esque theme design, seems to look and feel a bit more interesting than the ones in Partners in Time and Bowser’s Inside Story.  It’s at least not a big square with stuff in it at least.

The rocket based Bros Attack looks cool too!

But that’s the latest from Mario & Luigi Paper Jam.  Is it looking any more promising?  Well, kind of.  But it’s still a bit too close to Sticker Star for our liking.