Brawl in the Family, a Nintendo web comic by Matthew Taranto, recently began a new story arc featuring Link and Ganondorf. It’s a mash-up between the Mario and Zelda series in which Bowser and Ganondorf, each lamenting another defeat at the hands of their respective series’ heroes, agree to swap rivals. Any Zelda fan should appreciate the clever references throughout.
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Last week’s Collection Spotlight showcased items that many of us wish we could have but will probably never see again. We saw hundreds upon hundreds of items as well as record breaking thousands upon thousands of comments. This week exhibits a much smaller collection but still very unique. 14-year-old Aaron is a relatively young and new collector who has a vast amount of our favorite games on virtual download. Hit the jump to explore Aaron’s collection more.
After a brief respite I have returned to provide you with fun and impossible choices! Our last edition gave you a choice for pets in the real world that came straight out of classic and new Zelda tiles. From what I saw, you are all totally crazy and would love to have a murderous chicken from another dimension do your dirty work! But that’s okay, as we all know that Cuccos are awesome and need to be respected. Like pit bulls, people would walk to the other side of the street rather than pass you as you take your deceptively docile pet out for a stroll. This week has another match up for you and I’m excited for you to see it! Hit the jump to join the conversation!
Welcome back to another edition of Milk Bar Mornings! Today we will be looking at some music that is for once not in the actual games, but rather something that you could (with some practice) play at home. We will be looking at some of the tracks from the Zelda Series for Guitar book, a sheet music book containing, as the name suggests, various themes from the series. Now you might be wondering, “How could you possibly analyze those pieces? Aren’t they just the notes for the song laid out so that it can be played on the guitar?” Well not quite. Due to the slight limitations on how many notes at a time can be played on a guitar, the musicians behind the book have created covers of the song, containing their own story and overall outlook to the game the song is featured in. So without further ado, to kick off this miniseries, we will be looking at pieces from each game in the adult timeline, by analyzing the songs for their story and technicalities. So hit the jump to see what is in store!
Ever wondered how Link’s wall merging ability would look in real life? Thanks to YouTuber Talha Aamir, A Link Between Worlds has been made into a stop motion live action short featuring both 2D and 3D versions of Link. Rather than facing the familiar tektite, boss, or even Ganon, Link faces the evil of an adorable stuffed feline.
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A Minecraft map-maker named Kezsonaj is on the way to creating a full-scale remake of Ocarina of Time‘s world. Everything is set to be recreated – Hyrule Castle, Kakariko Village, all of the dungeons – every single area and structure that you can freely enter, and more. Plus, players will apparently be able to move between the two time periods that Ocarina of Time spans. This really seems like the Minecraft map that many Zelda fans have been waiting for, and you can get a preview of it in Kezsonaj’s new trailer!
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Last November, Club Nintendo released three Posters inspired by A Link Between Worlds in order to celebration the release of the game. Those posters quickly went out of stock before many of us could get our hands on them. The posters are once again available on the site!
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The award-winning 2012 Zelda fan-film, ESCAPE, will soon receive a feature-length sequel called Princess in Another Castle, and the first trailer has been released! It does not have great audio, but still gives us many details about the continued story of Danni, the girl with the troubling childhood and a special place in her heart for video games. The trailer also has some commentary from the director about how fans can help with the film’s production. Watch the trailer after the jump!
Families are important. No matter who you are, or where you come from, it is the influence of a family, or ones who are considered family, that have the most impact upon one’s growth as a human being, be it positive or negative. So, why is it that a series so steeped in the ideas of bloodlines and lineage constantly avoids the glaring issue regarding Link’s parents?
We have another Super Smash Bros. 4 screenshot this week from Masahiro Sakurai, and this time, he has revealed that Ganondorf’s loyal minions, Koume and Kotake, will be making a cameo in the 3DS-exclusive Gerudo Valley stage. It is unclear whether they will have any real effect on the battlefield, but it does raise speculation as to whether more secondary characters will show up in other stages.
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Violinist Taylor Davis is similar to Lindsey Stirling as she is well known for creating covers of songs from video games as well as themes from famous movies. Even her videos are closely identical as you may notice in this awesome music production showcasing Taylor’s incredible talent at playing well known Zelda themes. This video shows her playing the “Gerudo Valley Theme” on violin and it truly is an enjoyable listening experience. The video has also been well crafted to blend a virtual reality Zelda game into real world locations.
Take a look at this stunning Zelda composition after the jump!
The Voidcast is back once again, and today, HerosShade10 and I are discussing the sorely missed Wind Mage that we haven’t seen since The Minish Cap: Vaati. We’ll talk about what Nintendo did right with him, whether he was better than other Zelda villains, and most importantly, if he should be used again.
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Game-Art-HQ, the mastermind behind the famous Link’s Blacklist which was an art collaboration that consisted of artwork showcasing the enemies from The Legend of Zelda series, has now released a new collaboration of artworks. This time around however, instead of the showcasing the enemies, it is showing the friends and allies that Link encounters on his journey. This new collaboration is called Link’s Friendlist.
To see some of the artwork that has been submitted to this collection thus far, please take the jump below.