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An image from the newly released Hyrule Encyclopedia has given us a glimpse into what the original Legend of Zelda looked like during a very early stage of development.

The screenshot, which is from an extremely early build of the game, shows what appears to be a dungeon select screen in a first-person view. Obviously, the original Legend of Zelda contained neither of these features, so this would likely have been taken during a time when the development of the game had only just begun. Zeldapower.com posted the image on Twitter, stating the screenshot is from a “super old build” of the game.

Capcom just released a new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories which showcases the game’s collaboration with The Legend of Zelda. You can dress up the main character as Link, ride Epona and let your Felyne companion wear Majora’s Mask.

In a recent interview with publisher Nnooo, The Legend of Kusakari developers Librage talked about their inspirations for the title, confirming that their game is indeed inspired by the Legend of Zelda series, and elaborated on their interaction with Nintendo and how they felt about such clear inspirations.

When asked about how the team was inspired to make the The Legend of Kusakari, Librage said:

The inspiration is the Legend of Zelda itself as you can see from the title logo and its game elements!

Furthermore, when asked about the kind of reaction Nintendo had to the clear inspirations the The Legend of Kusakari has to the The Legend of Zelda series, Librage said:

This is just our subjective impression, but they seem to be very favorable about this game. We visited Nintendo headquarters for a meeting and explained our project. They said this game was easy to understand because the title and content are consistent, and praised us.

You can read the full review below.

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Nintendo has announced a new promotion for Europe that allows new 3DS owners to obtain a free game. You’ll find all of the information you need to know below.

To take part in the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion all you have to do is;

Register a Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system with Club Nintendo between 11th September 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time); and…
Register a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (releasing 3rd October ), Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (both releasing 28th November) with Club Nintendo between 3rd October 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time), and fill out the software registration survey – a required action if the copy of the game is purchased at retail.

Once you complete that you can select a free download code of one of the following games;

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Yoshi’s New Island
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mario Golf: World Tour
Mario Party: Island Tour
Pokémon Art Academy

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