The Zone Gamer: Zelda’s Lack of Character Customization

Zelda002Zone Watts over at The Zone Game has published an article about customization in the world of Zelda. It is rather obvious that while Nintendo wishes to immerse players in each new iteration of Hyrule, they don’t seem to like changing their main character. Link is sort of overdue for customization, considering how much Nintendo talks about making their fans feel like they themselves are a part of the game. Zone discusses this problem, and addresses how we should be able to choose how Link looks and acts to the level of the upcoming Fallout 4.

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Gossip Stone: What is Your Favorite Zelda Game to See a Speedrun of?

maxresdefault (1)SpeedDemosArchive’s charity speedrun marathon, Summer Games Done Quick, is coming up later this month, and Zelda fans are excited as ever to see the runners break their favorite series titles to the point of no return. Speedrunning is certainly a fascinating concept, but Zelda games display some of the most interesting ways of breaking a game and exploiting holes in their design, making Zelda games some of the most popular games to see speedruns of. What is your personal favorite? What game do like to see broken, cheated and exploited the most?

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64 Things Wrong with Majora’s Mask, part 4

RFK Title ScreenThe YouTuber who made it big with lovingly poking fun at Ocarina of Time, Josh M. of the channel Really Freakin’ Clever, has released yet another part in his series where he looks at the things wrong with Majora’s Mask. In the first three parts he did the opening of Majora’s Mask and did the first two dungeons: Woodfall Temple and Snowhead Temple. For part four he will not yet go to the lovely Great Bay Temple yet though: instead Josh will take a shot at a number of the sidequests that Majora’s Mask is so full of. Watch the video after the break!
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The Women of Legend: Din, Nayru and Farore

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All well-learned Zelda fans know the story of Hyrule’s creation, and by extension, the Golden Goddesses that brought our beloved fantasy world to life thousands of years ago. Interestingly, the Goddesses typically go totally unseen, and almost totally unmentioned, in most of the series, despite their three sacred triangles being so prominent. They have, however been seen in human form a few times, possibly with direct connections to the original gods, but other than that, they remain a mystery. Perhaps we will see them again in a more significant role in the future. Until then, hit the jump to look back at their few appearances and actions, as well as what Din, Nayru and Farore may do in the future.

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“Did You Get All That?” Weekly News Recap

kaeporagaeboraThank you all for joining me once again where I, Kaepora Gaebora take you through all the latest news and features you talked about most from the last week, here at Zelda Dungeon. This week our journey takes us through some very important news and announcements, including one from the team at Zelda Dungeon itself. But before we begin I must ask…

Did you get all that? If so, follow me past the break!

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The Legend of Zelda Mini Medley

Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 11.23.53 AMThere are so many talented musicians creating their own covers of many songs from The Legend of Zelda series, and this duo is no exception. YouTube Channel, TeraCMusic has recently uploaded a beautiful medley of music from the Zelda series in collaboration with Michelle Heafy. The duo created a compilation of songs from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, and A Link Between Worlds. The harmony of their voices in unison adds so much to the original medley and their transition in between the songs is pretty flawless!

Head on past the break to check them out!

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Machinima: What if Link had a gun?

Call me Zelda one more timeGunpowder-based weapons are not very common in The Legend of Zelda. Sure, there are bombs, cannons and the rocket launcher Auru used against that one Aeralfos in the final dungeon of Twilight Princess. But aside from those there are no handheld firearms. Of course, there are a lot of fan ideas for Zelda games set in a more modern setting with guns and such. One of the people with an idea as such is upcoming voice actor ProZD (not affiliated with Zelda Dungeon in any way), who made a sound clip about what would happen if Link had a gun. After making this the YouTube video maker Chance McMichael took this sound clip and made a video of it. You can watch the video after the break!
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Zelda Dungeon Staff Creates Beautiful Music With A Twilight Princess Trailer Cover

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 2.23.05 PMOur very own talented duo, Brooke Ferdinansen and Jessica Capps have created their own Twilight Princess Trailer Cover. The two are not only huge fans of the Zelda series, but for both of them, music holds a special place in their hearts. When the two are not giving their time to Zelda Dungeon as a writer and editor, they are both diligently working on perfecting their musical skills. Now the duo has created a beautiful cover of “Don’t want you no more” (trailer theme) from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The instruments selected for the cover will be played by Brooke and Jessica, with Brooke on the piano and oboe, and Jessica playing the violin. Head past the jump to see this talented duo for yourself!

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Beedle’s Bazaar

Beedle/TerryWelcome back for our latest installment of Beedle’s Bazaar, where our friendly neighborhood salesman and I help you spend some rupees, and show off your love for The Legend of Zelda series. Each week we aim to bring you some of our favorite finds of fan made or officially licensed gear that you just might want to add to your Zelda arsenal. Whether you like jewelry, clothing, or home decor we will have it all as each week we feature three of the latest Zelda goodies we have found. So if your ready to spend some rupees follow us past the break!

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Wind Waker HD Now Being Sold Without Gold Cover Art In North America

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 12.28.57 PMWhen The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was first released in North America the cover art displayed a beautiful gold overlay to the design. In Europe and in Japan the cover art was more colorful, it released in both countries without the additional gold detailing. Now it would appear as if Nintendo has started releasing this more colorful design in North America as well since the packaging has now been spotted in the wild. There is no word on why we would now be starting to see the different cover art after the game has already been out for almost two years. But if this is true and for some reason you haven’t picked up The Wind Waker HD yet, you might want to get it now before the gold packaging is all gone!

Source: Twitter (via: Nintendo Everything)

Zelda Merchandise in Loot Crate’s July Box and Mega Crate

Capture3 This month, Loot Crate, a service that mails subscribers a monthly gift box full of unknown nerdy merchandise, is sending out a box dubbed “Heroes 2” as a sequel to last year’s “Heroes” themed box. This time around our hero of legend is being honored with a “a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable” in Loot Crate’s standard July box. But that’s not all, as the one lucky subscriber who receives July’s Mega Crate will be sent a “Legend of Zelda shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set.” Also, non-subscribers still have 15 days to order July’s crate! For more details, hit the jump.

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Gossip Stone: Should We See The Return Of New Hyrule?

The flooding of Hyrule is a sad story, with the land that everyone loved from Ocarina of Time, now at the bottom of the Great Sea. This left us with The Wind Waker, an excellent game that followed up the events after Hyrule’s flood. A direct sequel to the game was released named Phantom Hourglass featured the same Link, travelling the Great Sea in order to find a new land to christen New Hyrule. After getting a bit side tracked on this journey we find a direct sequel to Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks featuring a close descendant of the Link from The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. Now that New Hyrule had been discovered and purged from a great evil that prowled the land, we are left with nothing. Since 2009, we have been left without a new adventure in New Hyrule and I really can’t wait for a sequel to Spirit Tracks to be released. However, is this what fans want? Do we want a sequel or are we content with where it was left at? Personally, I NEED a sequel and that is what we are going to be talking about in today’s Gossip Stone.

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Ocarina Of Time Recreated In Far Cry 4

Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 10.09.27 AMMany Zelda fans across the world are desperately hoping for the release of Zelda U, as well as the promise of the beautifully open world that was shown to us in footage from the Game Awards Show last year. But since thus far more footage and information about the game has continued to elude us some are resorting to creating their own version of Hyrule. The YouTube channel GameChap has used a map in the PS4 game Far Cry 4 to recreate the world from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this recreation you will see many familiar landmarks such as the mighty Deku Tree, Death Mountain, and much more.

Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and see what else you might find familiar!

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Symphony of the Goddess Piano Book Now Available for Purchase

00-44550-Zelda---Symphony-of-the-Goddesses-sample-pages_Page_0_1024x1024Fans subscribed to the Symphony of the Goddess mailing list were notified this morning of the restocking of several items. Additionally, the email showed-off an all new item — The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess Piano Book. Composed by a group of our most beloved Zelda musicians, the piano book contains all four movements as heard from the symphony itself.

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Beta64 Covers Four Swords Adventures

mqdefaultYouTuber Beta64 has recently released a new video in his series detailing the beta elements of classic games, and this time, he covers Four Swords Adventures. The Gamecube title is not the most popular of Zelda games, but it is still a notable one, and the developers seemed to have really worked hard on it, judging by the major changes it went through. Some things ahhown in the bideo might surpeise you.

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