Remember the announcement of XEL back in 2021 and how the gorgeous sci-fi Zelda-like vibes were due to launch in 2022. Yeah, well maybe those release plans didn't hit, at least not for Xbox players - but now XEL arrives to the world, launching on the back of the behemoth that is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker differed in numerous ways to its predecessors. But what resulted was no less (perhaps even more) of an engrossing, deep and magical adventure which holds a special place in my heart.
Tunic epitomises everything great about video games: a beautiful art style, loveable character, and everything has come from the mind of just one person - Andrew Shouldice. Having recently had the privilege of talking with Andrew regarding his love-letter to Zelda and platformers of yesteryear, we have been looking forward to today with bated breath.
Up for the exploration of a highly mysterious world, one filled with puzzles, dungeons and all manner of items, powers and abilities? XEL is going to be for you when it drops onto PC and console in 2022.
As is a problem with so many games that find themselves in this revered, god-like status, there is a danger that The Legend of Zelda becomes so iconic that no-one plays it, as it gives off the dusty impression of being important but not joyful. From our perspective, it IS important, and it’s most definitely still a joy to play.
The increasingly prolific ChiliDog Interactive bring us another lo-fi treat, this time in the form of Glittering Sword. It’s an action-adventure game in the same vague area as Legend of Zelda and Ittle Dew, and it’s just as colourful. Glittering Sword is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC.
It’s been over a year since CrossCode was announced for Xbox One, but after a slight delay, the retro-inspired RPG has finally launched via Xbox Game Pass alongside a PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch release. So, let’s find out more about the huge adventure it’s aiming to take you on!
When The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time hit the gaming market, it no doubt made a cultural impact which ripples through the gaming scene to this very day. Zelda, to some, is the pinnacle of gaming and the entry point to many enthusiasts. Building upon that idea was no doubt a very hard task that would ultimately be built around a lot of hype. Coming off the heat of Ocarina of Time was the broodier, big brother known as Majora’s Mask. It was a sequel that had impossible odds to contend with, but emerged victorious in paving its way.
If you're a sucker for anything Japanese, you'll probably be interested in knowing that Kamiko has now released on Xbox One. Developed by Skipmore, this top-down action game draws inspiration from 1986's (oh, dear lord) The Legend of Zelda.
If you've been created thanks to inspiration from some of the very best games the world has ever seen, then chances are there will be just a little bit of hype surrounding the finer details. Today, Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands gets a release window alongside some tasty deets, as it prepares to launch onto Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.