Zelda Dungeon Staff Creates Beautiful Music With A Twilight Princess Trailer Cover

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 2.23.05 PMOur very own talented duo, Brooke Ferdinansen and Jessica Capps have created their own Twilight Princess Trailer Cover. The two are not only huge fans of the Zelda series, but for both of them, music holds a special place in their hearts. When the two are not giving their time to Zelda Dungeon as a writer and editor, they are both diligently working on perfecting their musical skills. Now the duo has created a beautiful cover of “Do you want no more” (trailer theme) from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The instruments selected for the cover will be played by Brooke and Jessica, with Brooke on the piano and oboe, and Jessica playing the violin. Head past the jump to see this talented duo for yourself!

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Beedle’s Bazaar

Beedle/TerryWelcome back for our latest installment of Beedle’s Bazaar, where our friendly neighborhood salesman and I help you spend some rupees, and show off your love for The Legend of Zelda series. Each week we aim to bring you some of our favorite finds of fan made or officially licensed gear that you just might want to add to your Zelda arsenal. Whether you like jewelry, clothing, or home decor we will have it all as each week we feature three of the latest Zelda goodies we have found. So if your ready to spend some rupees follow us past the break!

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Wind Waker HD Now Being Sold Without Gold Cover Art In North America

Screen Shot 2015-07-04 at 12.28.57 PMWhen The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was first released in North America the cover art displayed a beautiful gold overlay to the design. In Europe and in Japan the cover art was more colorful, it released in both countries without the additional gold detailing. Now it would appear as if Nintendo has started releasing this more colorful design in North America as well since the packaging has now been spotted in the wild. There is no word on why we would now be starting to see the different cover art after the game has already been out for almost two years. But if this is true and for some reason you haven’t picked up The Wind Waker HD yet, you might want to get it now before the gold packaging is all gone!

Source: Twitter (via: Nintendo Everything)

Zelda Merchandise in Loot Crate’s July Box and Mega Crate

Capture3 This month, Loot Crate, a service that mails subscribers a monthly gift box full of unknown nerdy merchandise, is sending out a box dubbed “Heroes 2” as a sequel to last year’s “Heroes” themed box. This time around our hero of legend is being honored with a “a licensed Legend of Zelda wearable” in Loot Crate’s standard July box. But that’s not all, as the one lucky subscriber who receives July’s Mega Crate will be sent a “Legend of Zelda shield backpack, Triforce wallet, beanie & scarf set.” Also, non-subscribers still have 15 days to order July’s crate! For more details, hit the jump.

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Gossip Stone: Should We See The Return Of New Hyrule?

The flooding of Hyrule is a sad story, with the land that everyone loved from Ocarina of Time, now at the bottom of the Great Sea. This left us with The Wind Waker, an excellent game that followed up the events after Hyrule’s flood. A direct sequel to the game was released named Phantom Hourglass featured the same Link, travelling the Great Sea in order to find a new land to christen New Hyrule. After getting a bit side tracked on this journey we find a direct sequel to Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks featuring a close descendant of the Link from The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. Now that New Hyrule had been discovered and purged from a great evil that prowled the land, we are left with nothing. Since 2009, we have been left without a new adventure in New Hyrule and I really can’t wait for a sequel to Spirit Tracks to be released. However, is this what fans want? Do we want a sequel or are we content with where it was left at? Personally, I NEED a sequel and that is what we are going to be talking about in today’s Gossip Stone.

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Ocarina Of Time Recreated In Far Cry 4

Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 10.09.27 AMMany Zelda fans across the world are desperately hoping for the release of Zelda U, as well as the promise of the beautifully open world that was shown to us in footage from the Game Awards Show last year. But since thus far more footage and information about the game has continued to elude us some are resorting to creating their own version of Hyrule. The YouTube channel GameChap has used a map in the PS4 game Far Cry 4 to recreate the world from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this recreation you will see many familiar landmarks such as the mighty Deku Tree, Death Mountain, and much more.

Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and see what else you might find familiar!

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Symphony of the Goddess Piano Book Now Available for Purchase

00-44550-Zelda---Symphony-of-the-Goddesses-sample-pages_Page_0_1024x1024Fans subscribed to the Symphony of the Goddess mailing list were notified this morning of the restocking of several items. Additionally, the email showed-off an all new item — The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess Piano Book. Composed by a group of our most beloved Zelda musicians, the piano book contains all four movements as heard from the symphony itself.

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Beta64 Covers Four Swords Adventures

mqdefaultYouTuber Beta64 has recently released a new video in his series detailing the beta elements of classic games, and this time, he covers Four Swords Adventures. The Gamecube title is not the most popular of Zelda games, but it is still a notable one, and the developers seemed to have really worked hard on it, judging by the major changes it went through. Some things ahhown in the bideo might surpeise you.

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Shikata Discusses Origins Of Tri Force Heroes And The Impact Of Outfit Choices

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 12.06.27 PMWith the recent announcement of the latest title in the Zelda franchise, Tri Force Heroes many fans still seem to be unsure about their thoughts on the game. A little over two weeks have now passed since E3 and we are continuing to see information surface about the gameplay, story, as well as some of the more unique elements of the game. One of those elements is how fashion has been incorporated into the story where a kingdom that is “fashion obsessed” will call upon a legend of three heroes to save the princess. In a recent interview with IGN, Shikata sheds a little more light on the bigger picture of the fashion choices you make and what it will mean to others. He also discusses where the idea of a multiplayer Zelda came from, and it goes back farther than you might think!

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Akira Himekawa Announces Production of a New Zelda Comic

akira At long last, Akira Himekawa has decided to produce another Legend of Zelda manga! For the first time in seven years, the duo that brought us Zelda mangas for most of the games since Ocarina of Time and was responsible for the Skyward Sword comic in the back of Hyrule Historia is at it again. Himekawa has already begun writing the new comic, though they have yet to announce which Zelda game it will be based on. Also, the comic is expected to be finished sometime this year, according to Nintendo Everything. See Himekawa’s official announcement after the jump.

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ZD Top 5 – Item Variations

MirrorShieldWith a series as steeped in tradition as Zelda, it’s hardly surprising that Link’s arsenal from game to game can feel a bit familiar in places. However, as the series has gone on, there have been more and more twists put on some of Link’s most basic equipment. From the concussive power of Bomb Arrows to the quick traversal offered by a second Clawshot, the ZD staff has a variety of favorites. As always, feel free to leave your own list in the comments below.

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Are The Triforce and Goddesses Evil?

Golden_GoddessesThere’s a certain story within the Zelda universe I’m sure we’re all familiar with: the creation of the world and Triforce. First brought up in Ocarina of Time it tells of how the three golden goddesses Din, Nayru and Farore cultivated the land, and produced the life forms and laws that govern the world. Upon their departure they created the Triforce which could grant the wish of anyone that touched it. The goddesses watch over Hyrule and have protected it from Ganon’s evil plans but there is some evidence to suggest the goddesses aren’t the caring, divine entities they seem to be. A video by ProtoMario delves into this theory and puts forth a good case.

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Gossip Stone: Should Kinstones Return In Future Zelda Titles?

Zelda-Minish-Cap-Vaati-by_starfochRecently, I had talked about whether or not the Picori should return in future Zelda titles. But as most of you have stated, they already are in most Zelda games- you just can’t see them. But what would you say if you were able to see the idea of Kinstones brought into newer Zelda games…?  Kinstones were a great mechanic in The Minish Cap, and I’m sure many fans enjoyed it- that’s what this Gossip Stone is about.  I’ll be talking about what they are and what they do further in, so if you’d like to read more on it, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!

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Ocarina Of Time Arriving On Wii U Virtual Console For North America

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 6.37.49 PMLast week, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would arrive on the European Wii U Virtual Console this week, and now fans in North America can enjoy the N64 classic as well. Starting tomorrow Ocarina of Time will be available for download in North America on the Wii U Virtual Console for $9.99.

“The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made –returns on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U™. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link™ and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce.”

Source: Nintendo (via: Nintendo Everything)