Creative Custom Painted Majora’s Mask Shoes

shoes Etsy shop owner Dylan Dennison of DylansCustomShoes has hand-painted a one of a kind pair of Majora’s Mask themed slip-on shoes. The right shoe depicts young Link holding the Mask of Truth with Navi appearing on the side of the shoe, the left shoe bears a Triforce and Majora’s eyes on the side. All of Dennison’s shoes are made-to-order and he is open to changes in the design or entirely different custom orders. The shoes are available for purchase at his Etsy shop for $50 plus shipping for off-brand shoes and $90 for Vans brand shoes; they ship to the US only. Hit the jump for a better look at these beauties!

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Zelda Symphony Executive Producer Talks Changes and the Future

656412 Zelda Universe was able to sit down with the Symphony of the Goddesses’ Executive Producer Jason Michael Paul, for a one-on-one chat about the concert. Several key things about the show were discussed here, including their expansion of the tour through Europe and the additions and changes to the show over the years. Paul also imparted his thoughts on the Majora’s Mask remake and how he feels good knowing that Zelda is in good hands and is getting better and better with each release. Most importantly, though, Paul revealed that, as far as the concert goes, there is still more to come!

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Controller Analysis: Ocarina of Time

n64controller2 Regarded as the most beloved game for the Nintendo 64, Ocarina of Time has seen three different ports and at least five different controller options through the years. Each new controller has brought with it a different gaming experience, and either enhanced or detracted from the original gameplay. I have had the privilege of experiencing Ocarina of Time on all of its ports, and decided to give my take on how each controller handled the game and changed my overall impression of it. I will be starting with my tried and true favorite, the Nintendo 64 controller, and work my way to the newest in the line of Wii U Fight Pad controllers designed for Super Smash Bros. Without further ado, let’s play!

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“Leaked” Legend of Zelda Netflix Trailer from Smosh

IMG_0025 We all know that unfortunately a Zelda Netflix series is not likely to be produced anytime soon, but that didn’t keep the people behind YouTube’s Smosh from creating a hilarious hypothetical trailer for the formerly teased Game of Thrones style show. Not only does the comical video poke fun at some of Zelda’s quirkiest features (i.e. raging Cuccos, random fishing, compulsive pot-smashing), but it also integrates some of the more awkward aspects of Game of Thrones into this Zelda world. The trailer is a thoroughly entertaining parody and one any Zelda fan will love!

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Gossip Stone: Does the Ocarina’s Power Rival the Triforce?

ocarinaof_time-s400x300-265646 To celebrate our newest series, Tadtone Tuesdays, we look at one of the most powerful items in all of the Zelda canon. Link’s arsenal is made up of many powerful items that he uses throughout his quests, however, one item in particular holds a magical power that goes far beyond the abilities of just causing damage or solving puzzles. Between Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, the Ocarina is possibly the most powerful item in all of Hyrule, second only to the Triforce itself. But depending on the way you look at it, the Ocarina could in fact be seen as the more powerful legendary tool, hit the jump to find out why!

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Collectible Badge Center: New Zelda Badges

Collectible Badges The Collectible Badge Center has released a new wave of Zelda badges to unlock over in Japan. For those who don’t know, The Collectible Badge Center is an application for the 3DS in Japan with a crane-like mini game and a limited number of attempts to collect new badges. When the player runs out of attempts, they can wait a day to gain three more, or pay for more. If they’re able to acquire all the themed badges, they make an entire set that can be used in order to decorate the 3DS home screen. Now that’s some customization power! They’ve gone old school this time, as these badges are in tribute of the very first Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda. If you want to check out the footage on these new badges and how they’re acquired, go ahead and make the jump!

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Triforce Wood Burned Box

Triforce Box Ditch that old shoebox you’re using to store up all your extra rupees and check out this Zelda themed, wood burned box instead! Brandishing the Triforce emblem, this piece is definitely worth adding to your collection of Zelda goodies. Make the jump to learn more about the creator and find out where you can pick up this gem!

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Majora’s Mask 3D has sold more than 730,000 units in the U.S.

Screen shot 2015-04-17 at 7.13.18 AMThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has been out for a little over two months now and continues to inspire newcomers and loyal fans to the franchise.

Nintendo of America has just announced that Majora’s Mask 3D sold over 184,000 copies in its second month on shelves in the U.S.

This isn’t the only title that continues to do well months after being released, Super Smash Bros. sold 110,000 units in the same time frame.

 

Lifetime sales in the U.S. for both games is looking pretty good too, hit jump for more details.

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What a real-life Morpha would look like

2015-02-28_007This Morpha wasn’t discovered in a real life Water Temple, thankfully. Believe it or not, this particular Giant Aquatic Amoeba is a real-life deep sea creature known as a Pyrosome, which is comprised of a tubular colony called Pyrostremma spinosum. It was discovered back in 2011 off the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania, Australia; one of the few locations in the world home to oceanic gelatinous plankton. Although similar in appearance, the Pyrosome lacks the red nucleus that is Morpha.

Hit the jump to see for yourself!

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ZD Top 5 – Playable Songs

Song_of_Storms_(Ocarina_of_Time) In addition to the amazing orchestrated soundtracks and enchanting overworld themes from throughout the Zelda series, come the sometimes under-appreciated playable tunes. These catchy and often short musical quips are played on a multitude of instruments and present themselves as important to players for a multitude of reasons. Some songs are elevated by their musicality, some by their functions in-game, and others by pure nostalgia. Whatever the reason, these little ditties have become the cherries atop an already magical set of games.

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International StreetPass Week Starts Today!

e8Y0HcnnBcsgEUQ752DPIiqMCFxVWd9LFor all you 3DS owners that are endlessly addicted to collecting StreetPass tags, we’ve got great news! Starting today, and leading all the way up to the 26th, you can celebrate International StreetPass Week by running down to a Nintendo Zone hot spot and collecting Miis from across the world! To go along with the fancy new StreetPass Plaza games, Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z, you can grab up to six international Miis whenever passing a hotspot. And, for North American users, you can catch a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime. Find a hotspot close to you through Nintendo’s locator page, and get ready for a full week (more than a week, even!) of tags. Enjoy your Plaza games, everyone!

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Lon Lon Ranch Milk bottle jar candle tutorial

Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 6.08.34 AMAs all of you can imagine we absolutely love things that are inspired by our cherished The Legend of Zelda, and this fantastic tutorial video is no exception. In a DIY video we found, YouTuber KesCap Fourfun teaches us how to make Lon Lon Ranch Milk bottle jar candles. There are so many iterations of Lon Lon Ranch Milk items that various crafters have made around the internet, and this one on particular I think is pretty great! I must say, I will most likely be trying to find the time to make some for myself!

 

Hit jump to check out the video for yourselves.

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New Super Smash Bros. update required to play online

Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 7.40.20 AMFor all of you that love to Smash it up with your favorite The Legend of Zelda character online in Super Smash Bros. you will need to perform the recently released update. This update impacts numerous aspects of online gameplay and will be required if you plan on taking your Wii U or 3DS online. One of the biggest changes the update has is “Sharing Mode”. This mode will allow you to share photos, videos, Mii Fighter data, and many other things on the official server to share with users around the world!

Hit jump for the full details.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Dodongo

Dodongo-ArtBrendan 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 Dodongo, a giant-dinosaur like enemy that first appeared in the original Legend of Zelda. While Dodongo’s appeared in Ocarina of Time, their Majora’s Mask iteration is much larger and takes significantly more hits to defeat. They can be found just north of Clock Town, in the snowy-regions of Termina Field. When defeated they leave Link with a hefty Purple Rupee as a reward. 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. Additionally, after the jump you’ll find a Let’s Paint time lapse video of Brendan creating this piece of artwork.

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Gossip Stone: What Real-Life Cultural Settings Could Be Emulated in a Future Zelda Game?

zelda2015Fantasy games are certainly no stranger to having medieval settings, and Zelda is the prime example of that. The whole series has been mainly built around saving a kingdom from an evil king/mage/demon/whatever else, and that pretty much screams medieval fantasy, and that whole concept is obviously based on real-life medieval English, but that is only one cultural setting. Sure the good old world of castles, knights, dragons, and other classic medieval elements are all well and good, but there’s a lot more to choose from. Its a big world out here in real life, with a long history. Should Zelda should take bigger influence from the rest of the world and different ages, like it has in quite small sections of the existing games? Join the discussion after the jump!

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