Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Black Boe

Black-BoeBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Black Boe. These pesky creatures first appeared in the Woodfall Temple, often times found in dark corridors where they become very hard to see. T Hey usually travel in packs, but fortunately, they don’t give Link too much trouble. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork.

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Legend of Zelda Remade in Minecraft’s Adventure Mode

MinecraftZelda_OldMan Despite having the basic concept of ‘build stuff,’ Minecraft has become a very popular game over the years. Having never played it, there’s probably a lot more to it than I realize, but people all over the world have spent countless hours putting their constructions together. In fact, two people from New Jersey embarked on a project to re-create the entire original 1986 Legend of Zelda map in Minecraft.

The project is still under way, but hit the jump to see the progress these two dedicated gamers have made so far.

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Gossip Stone: Favorite Means of Communication in Zelda

gossip stone wind wakerFor a game series centered around a ‘silent protagonist,’ Zelda certainly doesn’t have a shortage of available means of communication. Every game offers some way for the story to be communicated to Link, and the ways people get in contact with him is as creative as it is varied. From Gossip Stones to songs to howling, you can always be sure of a unique way to interact with the people around you. Let’s take a look at a few of the different communication tools, and weigh in with your favorites in the comments below! Read more…

Making Majora’s Mask Using Chainsaws

Screenshot_12Here’s another custom fan art post based on Majora’s Mask, this time made in a seemingly more dangerous manner than the last. Make the jump to check out a video of wooden artisan and YouTuber Griffon Ramsay using a chainsaw to create the eponymous and ever-mischievous Majora’s Mask. Don’t try this at home!

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Voidcast #12 – Zelda, A Conceivable Tell Tale Game

ZD Posting GraphicWelcome back to the Voidcast! This month, we look at what might come out of a collaboration between the minds behind The Legend of Zelda, and praised development company Tell Tale Games. Tell Tale has produced many critically acclaimed titles in their recognizable story-telling style, but what if a Zelda spin-off dawned this style? What could occur if a radically different kind of gameplay like this hitthe Zelda series?

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Aonuma: Why We Haven’t Seen Any Other Zelda Title Quite Like Majora’s Mask

004 Majora’s Mask is one of the most unique Zelda games ever created. The constant threat of being timed, the creepy storyline, and the different variations of Link not included in other titles.  All of this was created just one year after Ocarina of Time, using the same character models and overall feel of the game. How did they do it? Why haven’t we seen newer Zelda titles with the same feature? Hit the jump to hear the answer from producer Eiji Aonuma!

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Custom Crissword From the Zelda Animated Series

ringerWell EXCUSE ME for just a second of your time and allow me to showcase to you a rare occurrence: Fan creations based on the Zelda animated television series! Whilst a travesty in the minds of many a Zelda fan, this program from the late 80’s did have some cool aspects, and Link’s signature sword was certainly one of them. Make the jump to check out some in-depth pictures of the creation process behind Imgur user KevlarGorrila’s Crissword!

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Zelda 3DS Cover Plates Sold Out From Nintendo UK site

B9KozwsCYAA0PZwEvery collector is willing to do anything to make a collection that much bigger and better. An announcement of a pre-order is a godsend that allows someone to secure ownership. Nintendo’s new customization for fans takes the form of cover plates for the New 3DS. Sadly the latest update from the earlier announcement of two Zelda-themed cover plates set to release on March 6th has just become unavailable. Pre-orders are no longer being taken as the last ones sold out a couple of days ago. Stay tuned into the site for more information on a second release of more. More product will most likely be restocked before or after launch day.

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“Just 3 Days” – Fanmade Majora’s Mask Song

Just 3 Days YouTube user MandoPony relays to fellow Zelda fans a rather interesting perspective of Majora’s Mask in his own original song, “Just 3 Days”. Inspired by the game– which he claims to possibly be his favorite Zelda game– MandoPony sings from the Skull Kid’s point of view, expressing a side of the story that no one has really seen before.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Gomess

GomessBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask. This is part of a fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies that appear in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Gomess. This scythe wielding enemy serves as one of the mini-bosses found within the Stone Tower Temple and he protects the treasure chest that contains the big key. Surrounded by bats, Link must shoot him with Light Arrows to cause his weak spot to be revealed. You can see a thumbnail version of the image to the left, but go ahead and make the jump to see the full sized image, along with where you can find some of Brendan’s other pieces of enemy artwork.

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Aki’s Pixel Pets: Cuccos and their real world equivalent

Link VS CuccoThe Cucco is one of the most lethal enemies in the Zelda series. While initially docile and not afraid of people, picking them will spook them and have them run away. If you attack them, and heavens forbid that you do, you can expect Link to die a very painful and fluttery poultry-induced death if you don’t escape quickly. All the way from A Link to the Past to Hyrule Warriors these feathered fiends have been Link’s allies, obstacles and even quest items. But did you know that there is a real life equivalent of the Cucco? Sure, they don’t tear people apart if they are bothered too much, but they exist. Akiterra, the wife of Gaijin Goombah, has started a new web series called Aki’s Pixel Pets in which she takes a look at various animals in video games. On the first episode she takes a look at the Cucco, and you can watch the video below!
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Eiji Aonuma on the Process of Making a Dungeon and the Influences Behind Majora’s Side Quests

Majoras-Mask-3D3-760x428 Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo recently interviewed Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma about the process of constructing dungeons in different Zelda games, as well as the rather dark mature nature of Majora’s Mask. In the interview, Aonuma talks about the different strategies and considerations for the creation of a Zelda dungeon. He also gives insight into the inspiration of the Lover’s Quest in Majora’s Mask and explains why the game strays so far from the typical Zelda atmosphere.

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Skull Kid Figurine and Statue Side by Side Comparison

Skull-Kid-ComparisonWhen Majora’s Mask 3D released two weeks ago, many of us were lucky enough to snag the limited edition, which came with Skull Kid figurine. The design was based off the official artwork from the game, but was also remarkably similar to the Skull Kid First 4 Figures Statue. How do they stack up, side-by-side, well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve created a video showcasing the Majora’s Mask 3D figurine, right alongside the First 4 Figures Statue.

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Gossip Stone: Which of Link’s Transformations Was the Best?

Gfs_17356_2_46Link has transformed into several different forms over the whole series, and people often have extremely mixed reactions to each one. From ones that are simply used as a transition to another major part of the plot, like A Link to the Past‘s Bunny, to ones that are pivital to the whole game, like Majora’s Mask‘s transformation masks’, everyone has their favorites, but which ones truly deserve the praise?

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