We have shared many different styles of musical covers all inspired by The Legend of Zelda series throughout the years. We are always happy to pass on and share the work of these very dedicated musicians and fans, we even have some on our very own ZD staff! Some of my favorites tend to be the ones with a unique twist or a cover from a more obscure song that either has not been done before or already has, but now has been given a new twist with a different instrument or tone. I must admit however that there are a few, more iconic songs that no matter how often I hear them, they will always tug on my heart strings. This time we have a cover from The Synthetic Orchestra, a YouTube channel dedicated to creating covers of various video games, movies, and anime inspired music using a virtual orchestra that has been featured previously on our ZD Gallery. The creator, Blake is a self professed “graphic designing, music composing, software programming nerdy type” that this time has chosen to create a cover based on Majora’s Mask: Music Box House.
We recently shared with you that Tri Force Heroes would be playable for European fans at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The event is happening this week and now we have heard that not only will fans be able to experience this upcoming addition to the Zelda franchise, but that it has now also picked up a nomination for a Gamescom Award! Gamescom 2015 has announced its nominations for a total of fifteen different categories and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has snagged a nomination for “Best Mobile Game” this includes iOS, Windows, and Android. There are a total of three different games competing in this category; The Airbender and Torchlight are the other two titles nominated. The winners will be announced on August 7th, so stay tuned!
Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” seems to be quite the versatile song. As with many of her popular hits, it is ripe for spawning video gae themed parodies, and versus, the YouTube channel known for it’s head-to-head game races, has answered that call. versus decided to head over to Dragon Roost Island, and drop some beats in “Sailboats”, a The Wind Waker parody of Nicki Minaj’s song.
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I think it is fair to say the Ocarina of Time has touched the hearts of countless fans in more ways than any other game in the series. What is it about this story that makes the game so memorable, and easy to get attached to? YouTuber Yungtown takes on this question, and explores the more emotional parts of the N64 classic, and tells his own tale of what he loves about it.
Check out the full video after the jump! Read more…
The recent A Link To the Past manga book was quite the success among collectors, and gave a lot of people a chance to read something they may not have had a chance to see, were they not a Nintendo Power subscriber back in the day. The manga took a bit of a different direction than A Link to the Past, or any usual Zelda game, as is expected in non-game material, but is that enough? is changing what happens in a manga’s respective game enough to hold fans over, or is it time to see a stand-alone story?
We have been talking about the upcoming title The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes since the day it was announced during Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event. Many of us have gone through a myriad of emotions about the game; excitement at its announcement, confusion as to some gameplay aspects, to now curiosity and the return of excitement as most of us Zelda fans are currently starving for new content. To help quell the curiosity and possibly expand on the excitement, GameXplain has uploaded a new gameplay footage video to their YouTube channel. The direct feed footage takes us through the Forest Temple and its boss fight that was captured during a recent preview event. To check out how they fared and maybe persuade yourself to pick up the title this fall, head past the break and enjoy some Tri Force fun.
Welcome back all my little Zelda fans! We now return to our regularly scheduled weekly news recap where I, Kaepora Gaebora take you on a fantastical flight back in time. We will be spending our time today going back through all the biggest happenings and comments from the past week in the land of Hyrule and beyond. This week we spend quite a bit of time on the most important thing we have here at Zelda Dungeon, you our readers! This past week you all shared some fantastic comments on the pieces our authors provided you with, and we want to show them off. So lets not waste any more time and get started on our journey, but before we do I must ask…
Did you get all that? If so, fly with me past the break.
Composer and video game arranger Rozen, has just released his latest musical ode to The Legend of Zelda series. You might remember the artist from his most recent Zelda inspired singles; “Midna’s Lament” and “Fi’s Farewell”. In this mini album Rozen dives deeper into the darkness that lies at the heart of the Evil King Ganondorf with five new tracks. Follow the artist on his latest journey through the last sequence of battles from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to discover Ganondorf’s plan to conquer and control the realm of Light and Shadow.
Its that time again! The time where Beedle and I help you spend all your unwanted, and even some of your wanted rupees. Each week Beedle and I scour the wide, wide internet looking for the most fantastic and must-have Zelda goodies just for you, and this week is no exception. We have found a nice variety for you today too, from a collectible item that is pretty rare and for a good price no less, to a nice birthday surprise for that Zelda fan in your life. So if your wallet is ready for some more rupee spending, follow us on past the break!
The series Did You Know Gaming takes a look at famous games from the days of yore, digs up factoids that are not commonly known to the fans and shares them with the viewers, all to the voiceover of a YouTube gaming personality. For their video on Majora’s Mask they asked the help of Yungtown. Majora’s Mask is, because of its bizarre story and recursive nature, one of the most analyzed games in the Zelda series.
If you want to know what the original face of the moon looked like, why the developers didn’t go with the initial idea of a 7 day cycle, among other things you possibly do not know about the game, watch the video after the break!
IGN’s YouTube series, History of Awesome, held a roundtable discussion about the success of the original Legend of Zelda. The facilitators hit upon its being one of the first games to adopt an open world concept, Miyamoto’s inspirations when creating it, the sense of community that came from needing to look to others for help finding secrets and items, its lack of a solid narrative, and of course its golden cartridge. They also touch on the impact of the Legend of Zelda both at the time of its launch and in the world of modern gaming. Hit the jump to listen to the table’s insights regarding our beloved series’ founding game!
Few Zelda games in the Zelda series have reached the kind of emotional impact that Majora’s Mask has. It certainly has its blatant aspects that encourage you to urgently hurry through your quest (*cough* *cough* moon *cough* *cough*), but the truly emotional parts are the characters that need your help in fixing their extremely broken lives. Some, like Pamela’s father, Anju and Kafei, and Lulu, go through the worst of tragedies, and their respective quests display great emotional response through pleasant subtlety. But there is one little girl, living at the ranch south-west of Clock Town, that goes through truly unspeakable trauma, unless you can help her, and her story is certainly a powerful one.
Hit the jump to look back at the brave young ranch protector, Romani. Read more…
It has now been four weeks in a row, the entire month of July, that Ocarina of Time has dominated the #1 spot in the Wii U eShop charts. Each week the titles landing in the top 20 have shifted around, but one thing has remained true, ever since the release of the original The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii U eShop it has held the #1 spot! By doing so the much loved Zelda game has continued to beat out Nintendo’s latest title Splatoon, which has seen a constant hold on the top spot almost since its release in May – with exception to a one week hiatus when it was beat out by Earthbound Beginnings. We speculated last week if the game could continue on this dominating trend, and it seems it can! Many of you shared your excitement to see Ocarina of Time continue hold the top spot, but some weren’t so sure as to why being the fact the title has seen a remake for the 3DS in 2011. Although I do prefer to play it on my 3DS, you can’t go wrong with a classic and even though I still own the original for the N64 as well, I still found myself shelling out more rupees!
Head past the break to see the full list of Top 20 eShop titles.
Nintendo will be unveiling a Loot Crate style subscription service in the near future that will produce “N-Boxes.” As of now the service is limited to the UK only. According to MCV, “The ’N-Box’ will feature toys, clothes and other merchandise inspired by and branded with Nintendo icons such as Mario, Zelda and Pokémon.” Nintendo will operate this service through The Hut Group that runs a similar service called Zavvi which is sending out a Nintendo themed box in September, there’s a chance some Zelda related goodies will pop-up in there as well. To hear more about the N-Box subscription and Zelda merchandise it may contain, hit the jump!
Volante Designs is going to be releasing a full line of Zelda inspired clothing from the costumes it has provided for the upcoming Hang ‘Em Hyrule mini-series. It has dubbed the line “Legends of Time” as an extension of its Legends collection of designs inspired by other video games, comic books, films, and animes. The Legends of Time line has not launched yet, but Volante Designs has a self-hosted crowdfunding platform set up to get it ready for production, here. See some of the already showcased designs after the jump!