Fan Art- Hyrule’s New Threat

Mother MaiMaiHave you ever been curious about the origins of Mother MaiMai in A Link Between Worlds? There’s a reason she was sealed away in that cave you carelessly bombed open. In this illustration, created by Jesse Oldershaw (otherwise known as DaifukuKid), Mother MaiMai’s true intentions are revealed.

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Right to Left: Volvagia’s Tale of Sorrow

Hello and welcome to Right to Left, a new series I’ll be writing comparing and contrasting characters and aspects of the Legend of Zelda video game series, to that of their manga counterpart. For those of you who don’t know, there are ten manga books for the Zelda franchise, written by Akira Himekawa, covering eight of the main series titles. Reading about Link solve endless puzzles in various dungeons probably wouldn’t sell well, so the stories told in the manga series tend to differ from the video games, but still keep the plot of their respective game. This time I’m going to take a look at Volvagia from Ocarina of Time, which is one of the best examples of how the manga will add depth to a character within the series. Needless to say, this article contains spoilers for the manga. Jump the link if you’d like to read more!

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Secret of the Ruins Live Action Fan Trailer

Screenshot at Dec 20 14-25-04Let’s face it, no matter how much it wouldn’t work out, we all still want a Zelda film. Various fan projects have been released through-out the years, notable ones being the IGN April Fool’s Trailer and The Hero of Time, yet it never seems that they fill our need for a Zelda film, but rather make us want one more. This has led to a small community of various Zelda short films, usually 3-6 minutes long, and they sure do have their gems. Independent film company, Microbin Films, has released what I think is the next gem. Hit the jump to check it out!

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Revisiting Touch Based Zelda Gaming

spirit-tracks-stylusFive years removed from the release of Spirit Tracks, Nintendo has shifted gears on the handheld front with re-releases of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. With A Link Between Worlds being a drastically different title from the original Nintendo DS games, it begs the question of whether touch-based Zelda gaming is now a thing of the past. This week the Zelda Dungeon staff looks back at the touch based gameplay mechanics from the Nintendo DS era.

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Zelda Badges Coming to the 3DS Badge Center

nintendo tweetNintendo recently announced collectible badges that you can buy and customize your 3DS home screen with. The original badges featured images from Mario and Animal Crossing games; however, now Nintendo has announced Legend of Zelda badges. Find out more about these badges after the jump.
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Hyrule Warriors DLC Set Available in Europe

Hyrule-Warriors-24-07-14-DLC-001Several months ago, the pre-order exclusive for the Hyrule Warriors DLC was announced. These sets are now available on the European eShop for 0.99 EUR for those who didn’t pre-order. The DLCs that are available are Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, and “Demon King.” These purchases are currently available in Europe right now, so keep your fingers crossed for a North American release! Read more…

12 Days at Snowhead: a Zelda Christmas carol by Really Freakin’ Clever

Zelda Christmas CarolIt’s the holiday season, and we all know that part of the season is caroling. Some people stick to the classics, others try and write their own while yet others translate the classics into something fitting their interests. YouTube channel Really Freakin’ Clever, known for its tongue-in-cheek series 64 Things Wrong with Ocarina of Time has changed the classic 12 Days of Christmas to fit Majora’s Mask. What 12 things can your true love give you in Termina? Watch the video after the break and see for yourself!
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Zelda Games at AGDQ 2015

games done quickAGDQ, or Awesome Games Done Quick, is the Spring event of the Games Done Quick series where high level speed runners for games of all kinds, including the Zelda series, come together to help raise money for charity by live streaming their runs nonstop for a week. With January 4th drawing nearer, the schedule of games to be run is quickly coming to completion. Which Zelda games will we see run, when will we see them ran, and by whom? Make the jump to find out!

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How to Make a Plush Piece of Heart

20140927_205758 Need a pick me up after a fight with your boss? Looking for a heartfelt homemade gift to give for the Holidays? Or just need something to hold above your head while you shout “DA NA-NA NA!”? Well, blogger Geek Girl Fi has just the thing, a homemade plush Piece of Heart! Hit the jump to see how it’s made!

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Upcoming Jakks Pacific Figures Includes Several Zelda Characters

jkp2Jakks Pacific toy company is currently producing several new lines of Nintendo figures, including a handful of characters from The Legend of Zelda series. Just a few months ago, the toy company had only released a single Link figure in the form of Skyward Sword. In a reveal of their upcoming wave of figures, you might be pleased to hear that Skull Kid, Toon Ganondorf, Ocarina of Time Link, and a Wind Waker Micro World play set will be released throughout 2015.

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RPG Elements in Zelda

KefkaFor nearly as long as the Zelda franchise has existed, so has the debate as to whether or not any game in the series is an RPG. Though I would not go so far as to call any game in the Zelda series a straight-up Roleplaying Game, the incorporation of elements from the genre is an inarguable facet of Zelda’s structure, as well as its progression into the modern age of gaming. Now, let us wade through murky waters and look at the RPG elements that made it into the series and some that didn’t.

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Miyamoto Details How Much There Is To Do In Zelda Wii U’s Overworld

SMShigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma recently showed us some gameplay for the upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U. While most people loved the look and are now more excited than ever for what the rest of the game could be like, other people expressed concern that there didn’t appear to be much to do in the overworld. One of the big complaints about Twilight Princess was that, although the was a vast Hyrule to explore, things to find were too few and far between which has led to a certain amount of worry that Zelda Wii U will have the same problem. However, YouTube channel iJustine has managed to obtain some information from Shigeru Miyamoto about what will make Hyrule worth exploring.

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Koji Kondo’s Favorite Theme

Hyrule-FieldSince the very beginning, Koji Kondo has been the man behind the many melodies that have in many ways helped define the Legend of Zelda as we know it. From the title screen themes, to a few notes that turn back time, or even the simple sound effects that ring in our ears. Kondo has composed piece after piece to accompany our adventures with the most fitting tunes. What about Kondo’s Adventures? What song do you think he finds most enjoyable through his quest in Hyrule? If the thumbnail wasn’t enough of a hint, Kondo’s favorite theme is Ocarina of Time’s “Overworld” theme. Hit the jump to find out why. Read more…