Throughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!
Wonder Festival is the worlds largest figure festival that takes place twice a year in Japan, once in winter and once in the summer. During the winter event Good Smile Company announced the Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid and recently we caught a glimpse of what the prototype of the Nendoroid looked like. The Summer Wonder Festival was held in Chiba, Japan on July 26th and during that event Good Smile Company showed off what the finished version of the upcoming Link Nendoroid will look like. Don’t get too excited yet though, as we still have no release date or pricing information to share, and if you are anything like me… I can’t wait to find out!
Head past the break to check out the full size image of the upcoming Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid.
Youtube user ClassicGameJunkie has released another video in his series entitled ‘How Did They Do That!?’, in which he tackles explaining the subject of Pre-Rendered backgrounds in video games. Ocarina of Time is a game prominently featured in this video, as it was a game that utilised the technique to great effect! Make the jump to check out the video!
As time has passed, we have shared many different covers with you, all inspired by the music from The Legend of Zelda. Some with very unique or different instruments than what was originally used, some were acoustic versions, and some had no instruments at all. Many of these covers showed off the amazing talent that each musician had, and a few left us wondering why… Many of you might even have a favorite that sticks out in your mind as the one that captured the essence of the music in the perfect way, or maybe it was your favorite because it gave the tune an entirely new and unexpected feel. Well, now we have a new cover for you to feast your ears on! The newly created YouTube channel focused on creating covers of video-game music with Mariachi, DaveYardShift has uploaded a cover of the theme from Gerudo Valley in Ocarina of Time.
Head past the break to see what you think.
Even though Zelda U was delayed a little while ago now, it hasn’t let the hype for the game die down at all. If anything, it has increased how anxious everyone is to get their hands on it because of the many improvements Nintendo can now make to the game. For us fans, we’ve been given more time to speculate and express what we want to see in the game and what we don’t want to see in the game.
About a month ago, we shared with you that Viz Media and Perfect Square would be hosting A Link to the Past manga panel at this years San Diego Comic-Con on July 11th. The panel was going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the republication of the manga that originally appeared in Nintendo Power magazine, answer fan questions, and even have some Zelda goodies to give away. The panel was hosted by Chris Kohler, founding editor of WIRED Game Life. In attendance was also Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director from Viz Media. The pair discussed some of the history behind the manga and Beth shared some details of how this republication came to be and how they rushed to get it into fans hands as soon as possible. Viz Media has now uploaded the full recording of the panel for those that were unable to attend SDCC to enjoy.
Head past the break to watch the full video.
Its hard to find the right player #2, the person that will heal you when you need it most, or the person that will beat you to a pulp but yet still love you anyway. It would seem as if in Chattanooga, Tennessee Josh Spurgin has found that special someone to make sure that all his video game adventures are played with the missing piece of his heart container. Josh and his girlfriend spend their time playing many video games including The Legend of Zelda, so when it came time to pop the question Josh felt inspired to write a song based on their many gaming adventures as his marriage proposal. The special song was captured on video during an open mic night at Granfalloon Coffee Shop, and definitely captures the “it’s dangerous to go alone” quote in a whole new light… I hope she says yes!
To hear this heartfelt marriage proposal, head past the break.
YouTuber VortexxyGaming has created a video explaining her theory and thoughts on the Downfall Timeline detailed in Hyrule Historia. The timeline is known at this point for being subject to a lot of dispute, with many fans outright denying it being possible, but VortexxyGaming believes it, and has some ideas on how it happened.
Check out her video after the jump! Read more…
Nintendo has made many very dramatic decisions regarding their more popular series, but few trump the decision to reveal their three-path timeline in Hyrule Historia. Fans from all over started supporting, denying, and theorizing on the newly made-official timeline, and while several series-wide questions were answered, many more arose, one of which being where future Zelda games may fall. With Zelda titles so often appearing earlier and earlier in the series history, and three seperate branches in the later half, who knows where new games may fall?
Join the discussion after the jump! Read more…
An ordinary domestic Cucco may appear a gentle and harmless creature…That is, until a button mashing temptation to hack and slash kicks in. As many players are well aware, an enraged Cucco often guarantees a game over. YouTube game theorist Dr. Willy recently revealed the eye opening truth of a Cucco’s wrath and the endurance that only their immorality can withstand.
Take the jump to check it out! Read more…
Summer Games Done Quick, the annual summertime speedrunning marathon run by SpeedDemosArchive, has started! The runs are well underway and donations are continually rolling in, all in support of Doctors Without Borders. Of course, it would not be a Games Done Quick marathon without lots of fun donation incentives, and plenty of great prizes to win. Hit the jump for the stream, an updated schedule of times for Zelda speedruns, and a list of prizes to be won during those runs!
Here we are, back again for another edition of our Weekly News Recap. Did you miss something from the last week, or are you curious about what is being talked about most at Zelda Dungeon? Let I, Kaepora Gaebora guide you through all the most important and talked about posts and news from the last week. We will journey together back in time to visit some of the best moments here at Zelda Dungeon in the last week. So lets not delay, we may begin our journey, but first I must ask…
Did you get all that? If you are sure, follow my feathers past the break.
Every year in Cologne, Germany the worlds largest computer and video game event is held called gamescom. The event is open to both private and trade visitors and boasts an impressive amount of space that will be dedicated to showing off the latest and greatest that independent and indie developers have to offer. Nintendo has just announced their lineup for this years gamescom, and Tri Force Heroes will be among the titles there. This is a great opportunity for European fans to get their hands on the upcoming Zelda title and see what they think. Nintendo has several other titles that will be featured this year, including a few that have already released.
To see the full list of games, head past the break.
Ever wonder what the Legend of Zelda would be like had the whole series been made in a cheesy Western style like the Hidden Village? You’ll only have to wonder for a little while longer, because we’ll soon be seeing a Spaghetti Western style Legend of Zelda tribute series from Youtube’s beatdownboogie. For a little taste of the bearers of the Triforce as cowboys and cowgirls, check out the trailer for the aptly named Hang ‘Em Hyrule film series after the jump!
Welcome back to what has now become our Saturday ritual at Zelda Dungeon, Beedle’s Bazaar. Where Beedle and I show off some of our favorite Zelda goodies that we have found in the last week, and of course, help you unburden yourself of all your rupees (trust me, I spend mine too)! I hope you have all been saving some rupees in the last week because we have some pretty spectacular things to show you. From two different items to help you get some much needed rest in true Zelda style, to the perfect way to show off your love of Zelda games and music at the same time, you are sure to want to spend some of your hard earned rupees.
Head past the break to check out what we have for you this week!