Hyrule Castle on the reality market

KyleMay 9th, 2013 by Kyle

Ever wanted to live in Hyrule Castle? Of course you have, who are you kidding? Well, ever wonder what its property value is? No? Well you can probably be forgiven for that. Not many would think of something like that, but Natalie Grigson of the real estate blog Movoto did. Jump over the moat and crawl through the delivery area to see what they had to say about Hyrule Castle from Ocarina of Time!

The post began with an amusing infographic that we were able to embed below, and was followed by an article that outlined the process used to determine the conclusion of the infographic.

Buy Hyrule Castle

Particularly amusing is the revelation that Hyrule is supposedly fifteenth century Tuscany. Why do I get the feeling that explains a lot?

One thing that I’ve never understood however is why people use video game characters to determine the scale of the locations they’re in. I’m not sure that that’s the priority in the minds of the designers and developers. Grigson’s method of determining the soldier’s width is solid enough, but how on earth would she determine that 120 of him would take up one wall?

Anyway, you can read the article for yourself at the link below. So what about it? Who wants to start a castle fund?

Source: Movoto

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  • SuperNintendoNigga

    DAMN! Thats rly expenzive

  • heatherspeaks493

    that’s a lot of rupees…

    • balloonofwar4

      Not only is it a ton of rupees, it’s an ass-load of rupees. Almost as much as that hideous diamond link pendant a couple posts ago.

      • itsameluigi1290

        Almost as much? That pendant was $3,600, this castle is $113,000,000. You’re a couple million Rupees off XD

        • balloonofwar4

          Oops. :)

          When you are poor, everything above 1,000 dollars seems the same.

          • itsameluigi1290

            Pffft, I know that feeling XD

    • Nikokiri

      Time to take a sword and cut through grass. It’s gonna take a looooong while… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.soza.343 Daniel Soza


  • http://twitter.com/TylerODO Tyler O’Sullivan

    Do you mean “realty market” and not “reality”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/linkthehero2007 Rachel Duece

    Damn way to pricey only the richest bitch would own Hyrule castle…..Bill Gates

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004047914984 Krishna Moorthy

      no… princess zelda

  • AnonymousGX

    I was considering linking “Darn Vader no”, but found this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUsl-gu-tb4

    • Hyrule’s Hero

      That was the biggest waste of my time. What was the point of doing that?

    • balloonofwar4

      Really man? Really?

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.delarosa.378 Julian Delarosa

    lets not forget, a rupee is about the equivalent of 0.01 USD (100 rupees for about 4oz of milk on OoT, and 16oz of milk costs about 4 USD) so it would take 11,380,740,000 rupees to buy it

    • Dark Majora

      dude the rupees in LoZ aren’t the same as indian ones…

      • http://www.facebook.com/julian.delarosa.378 Julian Delarosa

        I clearly said OoT in my post

    • Random Internet Loser

      …milk is free in Ocarina, just play Epona’s song. Unless you buy it for like 10 rupees from Talon. And that’s 16 oz, because it is 2 servings of (I would assume) 8 oz each. 16 oz of milk is around 1 USD (1 milk chug is more comparable to a bottle than a full gallon of milk, because buying in bulk decreases the price), maybe more depending on where you live, so the purchasing power of a rupee would be at least 1/10 of a USD.

      • http://www.facebook.com/julian.delarosa.378 Julian Delarosa

        Ah, thanks for the correction, math hasn’t always been my strong suit, and i could of sworn milk was 100 rupees on OoT…

        • Likeanonion

          *song of math*

  • balloonofwar4

    “Oh honey, what about this place? It’s only a couple million over budget.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/SpiritReika Scott Reika Ripberger

    I always thought that wooden overhang had something to do with a vineyard. I WAS RIGHT!!

  • LinkyKins

    So…much…learning for a videogame castle…

  • bluetoo

    But what about liability costs? Y’know, since Ganondorf and other evil forces keep on trying to take over.

  • RubyDragonCat

    I find it the most interesting that Hyrule = Italy.

  • Random Internet Loser

    Hyrule castle? Land there is super cheap, ’cause the whole place is underwater right now, thanks to Ganon sinking the economy. See what I did there?

    • itsameluigi1290


  • itsameluigi1290

    This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life regarding Zelda XD

  • JeredenDonnar

    Time to smash the old piggy bank…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Barb/100000894145017 Thomas Barb

    Im down…i always wanted a castle. And anyone can live there as long as theyre willing to work around the place a bit

    • Likeanonion

      Pfft. Leave the gruntwork to the, well, grunts.

  • christburner

    I like that Hyrule is in Italy :) i also would have been very ok with it being in Germany

  • baileygirl99

    dang. they did a lot of reasearch! and math…

  • Shadowhunter

    I wish i knew the song of Math… :(

    • http://twitter.com/patrickSluss Patrick Slusser

      First you must learn the Sonnet of Education!

      • balloonofwar4

        Then the Minuet of History!

        • http://twitter.com/patrickSluss Patrick Slusser

          The Ballad of Higher Education!

          • balloonofwar4

            But before all this, you must learn the Requiem of Worthless Comment String Continuation!

          • http://twitter.com/patrickSluss Patrick Slusser

            C-c-c-c-combo breaker! ^^^^^

    • itsameluigi1290

      It would make school (or in my case, home school) a lot easier, heh heh.

  • leynard

    Hyrule is not in tuscany…

  • LinkInMyHead

    I want to go to Italy and see how valid this is…

  • Aaron hill

    Wow this is suprising.

  • oozy the wolf

    thats something i thought game theory would do first. guess i was wrong

  • jackhlawson

    It makes so much sense now, that Hyrule is in Tuscany. I’ve actually always thought that 15th century Florence was strikingly similar to Castle town, especially in Ocorina of Time and Twilight Princess.