Our friends over at Zelda Universe decided almost a year ago to embark on the awesome task of putting all the cutscenes from Hyrule Warriors Legends, hiring voice actors, and creating a multi-part movie. his allowed all of us to really experience the story within the game in a pretty spectacular way. With the successful completion of that project and the positive feedback they received from fans they decided to embark on another project, this time with Skyward Sword. Now, Part 1 of Skyward Sword: The Movie has been released with NateWantsToBattle as Link and the return of Heidi Tabing as Zelda. Follow along past the break to check out the latest project from Zelda Universe.
Each year Zelda Dungeon hosts our annual 100+ hour Summer Zelda Dungeon Marathon. Additionally, we have plans for some other site and game related live events that are in the works. Right now we have a rather unique opportunity as we are looking to grow our base for future live events. Have you ever wanted to attend one of our Zelda Dungeon Marathons or other events? Well now could be your chance to do so.
Hello everybody and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! We haven’t really been given much information on Zelda U, but it that a good thing or a bad thing? Working towards the release of Tri Force Heroes we got quite a bit of information on the game. The complete opposite is happening with Zelda U. Is this the path Nintendo should be taking though? If we get frequent small updates on the game then we do know quite a bit about the game by the time it’s released but how much information is necessary. Some people don’t like having anything revealed at all so when they actually play the game themselves they are in for a complete surprise. Which of these is better for you? Frequent and small, or less frequent but large?
In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks various staff members will share with us their opinion on what they believe is the best path is for reveals during the development stage and why. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. Next week’s question is ‘What Console/Handheld Presents the Best Way to Play Zelda?’ so if you are interested in having your response featured put send an email to email@example.com. Read more…
The past few weeks Koei Tecmo has been releasing a new character trailer for the upcoming title, Hyrule Warriors Legends. This week’s trailer features Ganondorf and his latest weapon, the Trident. He is already a pretty intimidating foe and now with his latest toy even more! Watch as he works his way through hordes of enemies mercilessly shipping them away with his evil eyed Trident. The weapon seems to do some pretty serious damage, especially with a few particular moves. Head on in past the jump to check it out!
Miiverse recently hosted Part 2 of its Tri Force Heroes Miiverse Miiting and there was quite a bit of interesting discussion going on! In the Miiting we hear from Hiromasa Shikata, Director of Tri Force Heroes and Mikiharu Oiwa from Grezzo. During the course of the discussion the pair answer numerous questions that helps to give you a better understanding of the working relationship between Nintendo and Grezzo as well as some of the thought processes they worked through during the development of the game. The pair talk about their favorite outfits, some ideas of outfits that were ultimately cut from the game, concept art for Princess Styla and quite a bit more. Jump in past the break to check out the discussion.
Lately, I have been trying to find some good deals on the Japanese Tingle spin-offs, Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland and Color Changing Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love. I am a collector, after all, so well-known spin-offs like these are a must in my books. The trouble is, as good as they are to have, I would have loved to be able to play them. I can’t, of course, with my North American 3DS, and that’s kind of sad, because the large amount of gameplay that I have seen, especially that of Rupeeland, looks decently fun, and I imagine that I am not the only one who would think so. Should Nintendo localize these games?
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With fall already having arrived for most of you and the full brunt of winter just around the corner, many of you might be thinking about adding some extra layers to your wardrobe. Or maybe you have a special someone in your life that could really use a beautiful new infinity scarf from her favorite video game series! Think Geek currently has a new officially licensed Skyward Sword infinity scarf. The scarf features the crest of Hyrule in silver foil on a black background and measures 36″ long. The price is not bad either at $24.99, and they are currently running a 20% 0ff special with a minimum of a $40 order but that deal ends on 11/25. You can pick something up for yourself and that special someone! I know what I will be doing shortly, I could use a Zelda scarf in my life!
With the announcement of the new, although not unknown character Linkle, the Zelda fan community has had quite a bit to talk about as of late! Some find the addition of her character as a source of excitement and some not so much. We know very little about her story except for a few basic things… She is a very positive and cheerful girl, who cherishes a compass that has been handed down to her by her grandmother. She hears about the turmoil happening in the Kingdom of Hyrule and decides to embark on a journey to help save the kingdom and become like one of the Hero’s of Hyrule told of in legend. Along her journey she meets Skull Kid and Midna and seems to arrive in Hyrule without too much trouble. But who is she really? Why is she so desperate to save the people of a far off land? What is the full story behind the compass and what appears to be a map she carries with her? What is she really searching for? These are questions that are pondered in the latest video from GameXplain, where he analyzes the latest screenshots to help find some answers. Jump on in past the break and see if you can help answer these some of these questions and more.
This week, Famitsu released the results of its latest most wanted games charts. All votes were cast between November 5th and the 11th, and two different Zelda titles landed in the Top 25. The upcoming title, Hyrule Warriors Legends came in at #14 with 220 votes. Not all together a bad spot considering it has already been released for the Wii U, it would seem as if all of the newer content that will be added for the 3DS version is getting people excited. Although I am slightly biased as I would have preferred to see it in the Top 10, but that mainly stems from the fact that I find myself much more excited for this version than I was for the Wii U version. The next upcoming title to land its place in the most wanted charts is the yet unnamed Zelda Wii U, this game didn’t fair as well as it landed in the #23 spot with 177 votes, but considering this isn’t the first time we see this title in the most wanted, and it still doesn’t have a set release date, I would say it is not a bad showing. Its nice to see that a game that has been delayed is still able to inspire attention and desire from fans, though that emotion from gamers can be fleeting, and I definitely do not want to see fans loose interest because it took too long to release! What are your thoughts? Do you agree with where each title landed in the most wanted charts? What game are you most excited for? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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About a week ago, GameOver Jesse on YouTube took a look at recent happenings in Zelda, and examined what the possibilities might be for having a female lead character in the upcoming Zelda Wii U. With the new Linkle DLC for Hyrule Warriors, and possible evidence of female roles in developer quotes, there is certainly a lot to speculate on. With the help of RmfhGaming, Jesse discusses a lot of what he thinks Zelda Wii U will do to “change the conventions of Zelda”, as we have been told it will.
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Admittedly, when The Wind Waker was released back in 2003, I was not a fan. My first look at it was as a twenty minute demo on the Zelda Collector’s Edition my siblings and I got for Christmas when I was ten. At the time, I had just finished playing through Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask–my second and third Zelda games ever–and the concept of a ‘Toon Link’ was so bizarre to me, the switch in worlds so monumental that, as a ten-year-old, I irrationally decided to reject the game entirely. It wasn’t until I was much older and the HD remake was released that I decided to give the game another chance, and found that I actually really liked it. In fact, it has, up until this point, become one of my favorite Zelda titles and I find myself replaying it every four-six months; almost as much as I replay Ocarina of Time.
Beyond the jump is a video where the guys at IGN explain this common occurrence throughout the fanbase. That, in the last twelve years since The Wind Waker‘s initial release, fans have converted from hating the change in Zelda’s direction, to absolutely adoring it and eager for more re-releases of favorite Zelda titles.
Last week, in Monday’s Gossip Stone, we announced our giveaway of a digital Prima guide for Tri Force Heroes, and we have chosen our winner! Out of over 20 entries, our randomly chosen eGuide recipient is:
Congratulations! As there have been some issues with emails as of late, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be able to give you the redemption code for the digital guide!
Austin “PeanutButterGamer” Hargrave’s fifth annual Zelda Month continues with not only the first countdown of the lot, but also a deeper look at an infamous cult gem. The former, specifically, is a collaborative video in which he and Game Theory’s Matthew Patrick run down their least favorite pieces of equipment from throughout the series. From downright useless items such as the Deku Nuts to those with particularly frustrating properties — I’m looking at you, Giant’s Knife — it’s a solid selection. Meanwhile, PeanutButterGamer’s most recent video is a follow-up to his look at the first episode of the 1980s Zelda cartoon.
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According to a Reddit user, the latest Jakk’s Pacific World of Nintendo figures have been spotted at some Walgreens stores. The user lives in Texas and was able to secure several of the new figures, including an 8-Bit Link in one of the variant colors. The Link featured in the image alongside is the White Link that was found at their local Walgreens, they were also able to secure the 8-Bit Star Power Mario as well. We know these figures are available at retailers like Toys R Us and Target but hearing them being sold at Walgreens is definitely a first. Haven’t been able to inspect my local stores yet, but will definitely do that today. Let us know in the comments below if you find any in your neck of the woods!
Back in October we told you abut a brand new set of Skyward Sword statues that would be released by Dark Horse Comics, and exclusive to Gamestop/EB Games. The latest statues have now been released and are currently available to purchase, one of the statues features Link in a fighting pose and the second shows off Scervo in all his pirate glory. The two statues although sold separately, if placed side by side almost look as if they are battling each other! Both are available to order online in the U.S. and Canada, Link coming at a price of $79.99 and $124.99 for Scervo. Jump in past the break and check out an unboxing video from Dark Horse Comics of both statues.