December 18th, 2013 by Parker
If there is any proof that the Zelda series’s popularity remains strong , this is it. Online retailer Amazon has released its 2013 list of top 100 adult print books sold during the year, and the Zelda art book Hyrule Historia has made it into the top ten.
More after the jump.
December 17th, 2013 by Keaton
There are many series of video games I love, such as Mario, Pokemon, Dead Space, Borderlands, Super Smash Bros., and more. I of course believe that Zelda is the greatest of them all. That’s why I couldn’t allow myself to let the opportunity of applying to write for Zelda Dungeon slip by. Now that I’m here, I need a first editorial to kick things off. I know that anybody reading this has surely read their fair share of articles about why Zelda games are so fantastic, which is why I did not want to simply write another. While scouring my brain for ideas for my introductory editorial, I found one that enabled me to convey a broad opinion of the series without rehashing an idea as old as Zelda itself. That idea was to write about why Zelda has such a great deal of my respect.
Hit the jump to read why I find Zelda to be such a respectable franchise!
December 17th, 2013 by Brian
Hello readers! Brian here with the eighteenth edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” It’s amazing to think that I’ve written eighteen of these editorials already, so I’d really love to thank all of you who keep returning to read every week! Today’s topic was my own personal idea, but I think with the recent release of A Link Between Worlds, it’s certainly fitting. Don’t forget to put in your ideas for next week’s Christmas-themed editorial!
With a series such as the Legend of Zelda, which has been around for multiple decades and is associated with a plethora of different games, it’s only natural to repeat certain aspects from older games. Sometimes, this can be interpreted as the repetition of a formula, but when its purpose is obviously to pay homage to classics of the past, it can invoke an invaluable nostalgia in the player. This can come in many forms; it can be anything from a little extra, like a painting or design, or something as big as an entire dungeon! Done right, it’s a powerful way to reach the biggest Zelda fans, but done poorly, it can turn those same people off through boredom of repetition.
December 16th, 2013 by LukeSaturn
Those who notice my writing probably know I mostly write about art on Zelda Dungeon, and you may know I am always browsing deviantART for art and artists to feature. Occasionally, however, reddit will come through with a great piece to feature. Thanks to Davey for pointing it out. An artist, redditor Svezzz812, has created a portrait of Twilight Princess Link in the style of stippling. In case you may not know, stippling is the drawing style of individual dots of varying shades being placed together to create an image. Hit the jump to view the impressive representation of the thumbnail image!
December 16th, 2013 by Angel
Majora’s Mask is definitely my favorite Zelda, though for different reasons than most. While I love the side-quests and the depressing themes present, what sells the game for me is the dramatic and serious elements in the game. The Moon is going to crash and kill everyone in Termina if you, the hero, do not intervene and save them. Nothing in Termina will remain. All those characters, with their intricate routines and side-quests… gone. Tragic, isn’t it? Except for the part that all of this simply happens in Link’s mind as he comes to terms with his possible death. Hit the jump to see my thoughts!
December 16th, 2013 by Davey
Did you ever wonder why the bird themed weather vanes encouraged you not to play too long? It’s not out of concern for your health and to remind you to not spend too long looking at the 3D screen, the bird has a much more important message. In fact, in A Link Between Worlds, there’s a very good reason why the bird reminds you to save and quit every once in a while.
Curious? Hit the jump to read!
December 15th, 2013 by Jen
The website, Only Duck has been making custom made rubber duckies for a little over four years now. The creators have transformed many rubber ducks, including Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who (or Ducktor Who), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and much more! So what does this have to do with The Legend of Zelda? Read more to find out!
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December 15th, 2013 by Brawlingwolf
Back in 2011, Nintendo released on their new handheld system, the Nintendo 3DS, a long-awaited graphical remake of one of the most well-known, widely renowned titles in both Zelda and video game history: Ocarina of Time in glorious 3D. The remake was positively received by fans, both old and new, to see such a classic game return with new life in the updated environments that simply seemed to fit nearly perfectly with the world established back in 1998. Not long after, however, fans began to wonder: now that we have Ocarina of Time 3D, is a remake of its direct sequel, Majora’s Mask, coming? Hit the jump for more!
December 15th, 2013 by Parker
Changes to a game almost unavoidably take place between its first trailer and the date it is released. Game play features, characters and entire areas will often be altered or left on the cutting room floor. The result can be an experience markedly different from what the public was shown when the game was originally unveiled.
Popular YouTuber Yuriofwind frequently examines lost beta content in his Gaming Mysteries video series. His most recent video segment takes a look at The Wind Waker’s pre-release content. What changes did Nintendo make to the seafaring GameCube Zelda adventure over the course of its development? Click the jump to find out.
December 14th, 2013 by Rabbit
We are all proud of our Zelda merchandise and maybe even put the time in to make something of our own, whether it be drawing a still of our favorite battle scene, embroidering a Zelda theme on a pillow or making our own Link cosplay outfits. There are some lucky people with fine skills who are able to make some of the best and most coveted pieces of fan material on the internet and one of those glorious creators is at it again!
Hit the jump to see what another Zelda enthusiast put together.
December 14th, 2013 by MaanavLink
There are three games that most fans of the series tend to leave in the past. Those are the CD-i games. The CD-i games were a three game series created for the Phillips CD-i after a partnership between Phillips and Nintendo. From this, three Zelda games were created for the CD-i. The games were called Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda’s Adventure. The games were released highly negative reviews, and many years later, were heavily parodied on YouTube. I am here to show that those three games do fit in on the official timeline, just hidden by Nintendo in shame. Hit the jump to see where they fall on the timeline!
December 13th, 2013 by Davey
Following some gameplay video, NiNTENDOMiNATiON tweeted about the Wii U Virtual Console version of A Link to the Past. Apparently the game plays at 50Hz, which is a bit strange. It probably has something to do with the fact that this is the PAL version of A Link to the Past and because A Link to the Past came out in 1992.
Hit the jump to see the tweet and for some more information!
December 13th, 2013 by Rabbit
Hello Zelda Dungeoners and welcome back to “Would You Rather!” I loved your comments and reasoning for our warrior edition last week, so keep up the enthusiasm! We haven’t looked at creatures for a while so I’ve put together a real-life scenario for you that would literally change your whole world. We all know someone who thinks that seaweed is a sea monster or refuses to smell tulips for fear of camofluaged spiders between the petals. But what if there actually were something in the water or the flower worth giving space? Hit the jump to find out!
December 13th, 2013 by Davey
Nintendo recently released the popular title, A Link to the Past, for the Wii U Virtual Console in the European region, so the YouTube channel NiNTENDOMiNATi0N uploaded a video of the first 25 minutes of the game. Most of us will be familiar with A Link to the Past already, but it’s cool to see the Wii U menu for those of us who don’t have a Wii U yet. Plus the game is in German, which will certainly be different for most of us. Hit the jump to watch the video!
December 13th, 2013 by Davey
The London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus are teaming up to play a Zelda concert in July. The tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM London time, which is just in a few hours. If you’re hoping to attend this concert, make haste because the tickets could sell out pretty fast!
If you’re curious, and if you want to buy tickets, hit the jump for more!