The Symphony of the Goddesses: Then, Now, and Later

homepageLogoI just got back home from Montreal, and between seeing the sights and eating smoked meat sandwiches, I had the chance to see a performance at the Master Quest edition of the Symphony of the Goddesses. Things have certainly changed a fair bit since I last saw it in 2012, and I thought I’d give my two cents on what was, is, and could be done with the show, for anyone still on the fence about grabbing some tickets.

Hit the jump for my memories, current experience, and future hopes for this amazing concert series! Read more…

Zelda Dungeon Talks: Which Puzzle In The Series Did You Have The Most Fun Solving?

 The puzzles we get to solve in the Legend of Zelda franchise are unlike any puzzles we have ever seen. From the start of the game, all the way up until the very end these puzzles get progressively harder. Puzzles are there to make dungeons harder. They add a lot of challenge to what would normally be a simple task. Seeing a block right in front of an otherwise unreachable ledge wouldn’t be any fun, would it? Wouldn’t you rather have to reflect the light coming into the room against a tile on the wall to make the block appear? Or wouldn’t you rather have to hit several switches in a certain order in a limited amount of time to open the door? Most people would answer yes to those two questions. People want a challenge, playing through a game with minimal difficulty wouldn’t be nearly as good as a game that is a bit tricky at times. 

With all that being said, in this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share their favorite puzzle across the whole Zelda series. As always, feel free to leave your opinion also. Read more…

Minor 3DS System Update Now Live

3ds-majora-frontNintendo is always looking for ways to ensure the stability of its systems as well as the functionality of its many apps within consoles such as the 3DS. A new update is now available for the entire family of 3DS systems. The update version 9.8.0-25U is now live and although there is not much information as to what this update includes, it seems to be a minor one. All that Nintendo has stated is; “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.” If you haven’t seen the update yet you will the next time you open your 3DS and remember you will need to complete the update to access the 3DS eShop.

Source: Nintendo

Zelda Equipment Drawn in a Unique Style

OOT_Inventory2Marie Bergeron on tumblr has drawn some classic Zelda equipment in a very interesting style, and though the prints of them she was offering are now sold out from her store, these Ocarina of Time items still look great, and maybe she will make more at some point.

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Voidcast #15 – Zelda, With a Side of…

ZD Posting GraphicWelcome back to the Voidcast! This month, we take a short look at what Nintendo can learn and try out now that they have made Hyrule Warriors, a successful spin-off from the Zelda series. There are near-endless options, so what could come of another Zelda side game? What other kinds of games could Zelda’s central content work in?

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Nintendo World Championship Contestants Will Compete In The Original The Legend of Zelda

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 9.23.12 AMJust a short while ago, Nintendo surprised us with a Nintendo Direct Micro that was uploaded to their YouTube Channel and hosted by a “micro” Bill Trinen. In the short Direct Bill talked about several new games that would be releasing this year as well as a few brief details about their focus and activities at E3. One of those topics included talk about the Nintendo World Championship 2015 that will be held on June 14. The full lineup of games contestants will compete in won’t be announced until the big event, but a PR memo released alongside the Direct shows us Zelda fans that we will be seeing our green clade hero in the competition! Bill also talks abut a secret that no one knows… I wonder what that could be! For right now I am excited that “contestants can prepare to compete in the original The Legend of Zelda”.

To check out the PR statement and the full Nintendo Direct Micro, head past the jump.

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Gossip Stone: Which is Your Favorite Enemy Gauntlet?

Skyward-Sword-LanayruZelda has had a handful of games with extreme challenges where you must do nothing but survive an onslaught of enemies from all across the game. Simple concept, and yet not at all easy by the end of the often very long trial. Enemy/boss gauntlets are some of the greatest challenges Zelda has to offer, but which is the best? Among the major fighting gauntlets, which would you most prefer to return to?

Join the discussion after the jump!

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Taylor Davis: Midna’s Lament Violin Cover

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Taylor Davis, a beautiful violinist with a passion for video game and anime music, has uploaded one of the most beautiful songs from her album Melodies of Hyrule to her Youtube channel, Midna’s Lament. Taylor is a classically trained violinist who started practicing at the age of 8. She has since gone on to cover dozens of anime and gaming songs, and is even starting a 20 city tour in September. Her talent shines as she plays, bringing new life to an already beautiful and mysterious song. Hit the jump to be swept away. Read more…

“Did You Get All That?” Weekly News Recap

kaeporagaeboraGood day and thank you for joining me as I, Kaepora Gaebora once again take you through all of the most important or talked about topics of the last week. Here, at Zelda Dungeon we post many different things that relate to the fate and lives of the various characters that live and breathe within the realm of the Zelda franchise. Some stories we share might move or inspire you more than others. So we ask, if we share with you a tale of a fan-made item, a piece of news, or even our own opinions as to various aspects of the Zelda series, please do the same yourselves! If you come across a story that speaks to something within your mind or heart, share that with us, comment on the things you are most passionate about so that I will be able to share those with all right here, as I come back each week to take you on a journey back in time.

Now I must ask; Did You Get All That? If so, join me past the break.

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ZD Gallery: Unsung Heroes

iPFnT4B Hello Zelda fans, and welcome to the newest installment of ZD Gallery, where every other Sunday we showcase an artist and the work they’ve created in tribute to the Zelda franchise. For today, allow us to introduce Ronan Lynam, a freelance illustrator and designer who’s passion is creating promotional and retail pieces of art for several different franchises. Naturally, since this is Zelda Dungeon, we zeroed in on his Zelda inspired creations and fell in love with his unique style.

Make the jump to see our interview with Lynam and to check out several of his creations based on some of the more unconventional characters of the Zelda series!

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Zelda Inspired Quilt

YuHz6v9 It’s bedtime, and between the Boogeyman in your closet and the monsters under your bed, to say the least, it’s dangerous to go alone. So take this! Well, check it out at least, as one of your fellow fans has created a beautiful Zelda inspired- and A Link to the Past themed- quilt. Make the jump for a close up!

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A Link to the Past Comic is a Best-Seller in Canada

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It comes as no surprise that the the recently republished A Link to the Past comic was a big success within the Zelda community, but it also appears to be a big hit in Canada. Toronto based Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, placed Shotaro Ishinomori’s A Link to the Past comic on its Top 10 Fiction Best-Sellers List for the week of May 23rd. The comic took the number ten spot, but to be recognized by The Globe and Mail— Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper with a readership of 985,000 people a week– is a great honor; it’s basically the equivalent of being a New York Times Best-Seller in the US!

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Zelda Fan Continues His Quest To Complete Ocarina Of Time While Blind

t1larg.zelda.ocarina.time.3d.nintendoBack in 2011 we shared with you the story of MegaTgarrett, an avid video gamer who also happens to be completely blind, that was embarking on chronicling his journey through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He uses sound to help him painstakingly navigate his way through games that might otherwise be impossible for someone in his position to enjoy. Most of us can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to lose one of the senses that we most rely on, not only to get through our daily lives but what most of us rely on to enjoy our hobbies as well. The fact that this amazing individual has taken what most would classify as a game changer and turn it into something completely different is truly inspiring. He is now relying on another one of our most important senses to help guide hime through what might otherwise be unattainable, and at the same time still enjoy the thing he loves, no matter his circumstance. I think this is something we can all truly learn from!

Head past the jump to check out one of his latest videos!

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Zelda Themed Content Will Not Appear In Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 In The West

hyrulewarriorsSamurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 is a “hack and slash” style game in similar fashion to Hyrule Warriors and Dynasty Warriors. The game has already been released in Japan and is making its way to the West. When the title released in Japan you were able to unlock Link and Zelda costumes from Hyrule Warriors. Now Siliconera has reached out to Koei Tecmo to find out if these costumes would be made available in the West and have sadly confirmed that they were Japan-exclusive. It’s strange that even with the success of Hyrule Warriors, we still wouldn’t see this great content come to the West.

Source: Siliconera