Well EXCUSE ME for just a second of your time and allow me to showcase to you a rare occurrence: Fan creations based on the Zelda animated television series! Whilst a travesty in the minds of many a Zelda fan, this program from the late 80’s did have some cool aspects, and Link’s signature sword was certainly one of them. Make the jump to check out some in-depth pictures of the creation process behind Imgur user KevlarGorrila’s Crissword!
Every collector is willing to do anything to make a collection that much bigger and better. An announcement of a pre-order is a godsend that allows someone to secure ownership. Nintendo’s new customization for fans takes the form of cover plates for the New 3DS. Sadly the latest update from the earlier announcement of two Zelda-themed cover plates set to release on March 6th has just become unavailable. Pre-orders are no longer being taken as the last ones sold out a couple of days ago. Stay tuned into the site for more information on a second release of more. More product will most likely be restocked before or after launch day.
YouTube user MandoPony relays to fellow Zelda fans a rather interesting perspective of Majora’s Mask in his own original song, “Just 3 Days”. Inspired by the game– which he claims to possibly be his favorite Zelda game– MandoPony sings from the Skull Kid’s point of view, expressing a side of the story that no one has really seen before.
Brendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.
This time around he tackles an enemy Gomess. This scythe wielding enemy serves as one of the mini-bosses found within the Stone Tower Temple and he protects the treasure chest that contains the big key. Surrounded by bats, Link must shoot him with Light Arrows to cause his weak spot to be revealed. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork.
The Cucco is one of the most lethal enemies in the Zelda series. While initially docile and not afraid of people, picking them will spook them and have them run away. If you attack them, and heavens forbid that you do, you can expect Link to die a very painful and fluttery poultry-induced death if you don’t escape quickly. All the way from A Link to the Past to Hyrule Warriors these feathered fiends have been Link’s allies, obstacles and even quest items. But did you know that there is a real life equivalent of the Cucco? Sure, they don’t tear people apart if they are bothered too much, but they exist. Akiterra, the wife of Gaijin Goombah, has started a new web series called Aki’s Pixel Pets in which she takes a look at various animals in video games. On the first episode she takes a look at the Cucco, and you can watch the video below!
Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo recently interviewed Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma about the process of constructing dungeons in different Zelda games, as well as the rather dark mature nature of Majora’s Mask. In the interview, Aonuma talks about the different strategies and considerations for the creation of a Zelda dungeon. He also gives insight into the inspiration of the Lover’s Quest in Majora’s Mask and explains why the game strays so far from the typical Zelda atmosphere.
When Majora’s Mask 3D released two weeks ago, many of us were lucky enough to snag the limited edition, which came with Skull Kid figurine. The design was based off the official artwork from the game, but was also remarkably similar to the Skull Kid First 4 Figures Statue. How do they stack up, side-by-side, well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve created a video showcasing the Majora’s Mask 3D figurine, right alongside the First 4 Figures Statue.
Link has transformed into several different forms over the whole series, and people often have extremely mixed reactions to each one. From ones that are simply used as a transition to another major part of the plot, like A Link to the Past‘s Bunny, to ones that are pivital to the whole game, like Majora’s Mask‘s transformation masks’, everyone has their favorites, but which ones truly deserve the praise?
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As we reported yesterday, the Majora’s Mask 3D update went live in Japan and we expected it to arrive imminently in the West. We are now able to confirm that the update is live in both Europe and the US as of today. If you are wondering what was included in the update, you can find it right here. Hit the jump to find out more!
If you missed your chance at getting a Majora’s Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL Collector’s Edition console, you might be in luck. One of the staff members here at Zelda Dungeon was one of the lucky few who was able to get one of the initial shipments of the console. However, after just a few days playing with the new console, some unfortunate news occurred as his console stopped working. It was as if the circle pad was being permanently held down, and no buttons were operational, other than the home button. After a number of failed attempts at repairing it, the console was broken.
The next step was to call Nintendo support to get it repaired. The worry was that he’d instead get a regular ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL’ and not the Majora’s Mask Mask Collector’s Edition. However, Nintendo support mentioned that this was just the first wave of consoles and that a second wave of consoles was soon to come.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was released two weeks ago and is one of the most unique games in the franchise. Game Informer recently had a chance to interview Eiji Aonuma about the production of Majora’s Mask, as well as ask some questions about the lore and mechanics of the series as a whole. However, Game Informer also had the opportunity to grill Aonuma about other topics, such as his hobbies outside of video games and what games he enjoys playing on consoles not made by Nintendo. Some of his answers may surprise you!
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As reported last night, there is a Majora’s Mask 3D update coming our way imminently for 3DS after some EU users were seeing a prompt for it too early. Well, Nintendo of Japan have now announced the update on their website, which entails minor bug fixes as expected. Please note that the update is still not live in the West. Hit the jump to see the details.
The Game Grumps are a group of YouTubers that do playthroughs of a variety of games, as well as creating other game-related content. One of their latest projects is a playthrough of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Not only that, but in their latest video, the Game Grumps gave us here at Zelda Dungeon a bit of a shout-out, indicating that they are using our guide for the game, as well as having used it for a playthrough of the Wind Waker. Cool beans! You can check out their latest video after the jump.
Ganon is an absolute beast in the DLC for Hyrule Warriors. Towering over the minuscule enemies, Ganon is very over-powered, able to defeat 1000’s of enemies in just a matter of minutes. With the DLC now available in both Europe and Japan, there is plenty of footage popping up showcasing Ganon in all his glory. For us in North America, we have to wait a little while longer, as the DLC doesn’t release here until March 12th. For now though, go ahead and check out some awesome gameplay footage.
Arguably one of the best things about Hyrule Warriors is the DLC packs that have been coming out, which add additional content to the game such as new levels, alternate costumes and extra playable characters like Young Link and Tingle amongst others.
The latest of these DLC packs is called the ‘Boss Pack’ which includes a new game mode and Ganon as a playable character… Awesome! There is however, a surprise unlock-able character in this pack which will strike fear in the eyes of even the most veteran players. Hit the jump to see footage of it in action!