More Majora’s Mask 3D Footage: Dog Race Mini-game.

Dog Race Mini-gameWe’ve got some more footage for you guys courtesy of Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube channel. Again, an English translated version of the video isn’t presently available. However, witnessing Eiji Aonuma struggle with the dog race mini-game is well worth a watch. There is something very disturbingly satisfying in watching the producer of the franchise attempt this mini-game several times and have victory continuously slip from his fingers. Especially while he’s cracking himself up the whole time. Make the jump to see for yourself.

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Majora’s Mask 3D: Friday the 13th TV Ad

TV-AdAdvertisements for Majora’s Mask 3D are starting to pop up, including this 30-second commercial set to air in the UK. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that Nintendo decided to release Majora’s Mask 3D on Friday the 13th, and their marketing team has labeled this the Friday the 13th TV Ad. Check out the commercial after the jump.

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Collection Spotlight: The Modern Collector

1Greetings fellow Zelda fans! My name is Ty and I am just now 18. I am quite the committed collector, and my collection is getting quite large. My love for Zelda started back in 6th grade with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It was the first Zelda game I had ever played and I instantly fell in love. However, I soon found eBay and got myself the Ocarina of Time Master Quest and that would be the first game I beat.

I really just liked the games at first and would play them when I had the chance. But I had the opportunity to play Majora’s Mask in 8th grade and that instantly became my favorite game of all time, and still is to this day. After I beat Majora’s Mask I just started buying and collecting everything and anything Zelda and I have been collecting for 6 years now.
But since I own every Zelda game and almost every version of every Zelda game (and yes, I have beat them all), it is harder and harder to add to my collection.

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Amazon Selling Majora’s Mask 3D Collector’s Edition: Prima Official Game Guide for $20.99

Majora's Mask 3D Collector's Edition Game Guide The collector’s edition game guide for Majora’s Mask 3D looks phenomenal. Whether you own the rest of the collection or not, this is a must have among Zelda fans, and Amazon has it available for $20.99. With a list price of $34.99, Amazon can save you 40%! Jump for more information from Amazon on this steal of a deal.

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Gossip Stone: Should the Four Sword Return?

Four-Swords-Adventures-Artwork As most Zelda fans know, Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures are not typical Zelda games. Neither contain an overworld, both are multiplayer, and wouldn’t you know Link splits into four. The emphasis on multiplayer mechanics in these games shifted focus away from compelling story lines which made them feel less welcome in the series. But, technology has come a long way since 2004 and we’ve yet to see another multiplayer Zelda. With the recent outcry for Vaati to return to the series, there is reason to cry for a return of the Four Sword.

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Eeno

EenoBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask as part of our Enemy Artwork Project. This is a collaborative fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Eeno. These are snow-based creatures that are found in Snowhead Temple, as well as other cold regions of Termina. They attack Link by lifting large snowballs and chucking them towards Link. You can see a thumbail 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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GameXplain – The Worst Change in Majora’s Mask 3D?

zelda-majoras-mask-3d-zora-link-artwork-3ds-officialThe folks over at GameXplain recently posted a video highlighting one of the more unexpected changes in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D that revolves around swimming as Zora Link. The video explains the changes and shows a comparison between the older N64 version and it’s newer 3DS counterpart.

Hit the jump to find out more.

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Why Link Cannot Draw His Sword From His Back: An Illustrated Guide

Sword on Back OpeningFor anyone who has played a 3D Zelda game it is a familiar sight: as you watch Link run around you see his shield on his back, and his sword hilt sticking out on one side. If you have to haul a sword around on long trips it is a good way to carry one, but is it the best way to use it on the battlefield? A number of inventive people have managed to rip the models from various Zelda games and put them into Garry’s Mod, a physics sandbox that runs on Valve’s Source Engine. By messing with the models I have managed to make a demonstration just how difficult drawing a sword from his back would be for Link. Watch my findings after the break!
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1980’s Synthesizer Style Remix of “Gerudo Valley”

gvWe’ve all got our list of favourite tracks from the Zelda series and with how good the soundtracks are, it’s not surprising the songs regularly get remixed by fans. I mentioned a rather long time ago that I tend to avoid remixes because they rarely turn out as good as the original track. Of course there are a few that take a great tune and manage to make it even better. Such is the case with YouTuber MajorLeagueWobs/Holder’s 1980’s techno remix of “Gerudo Valley” from Ocarina of Time. Hear the remix after the jump!

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Brendan Milos Majora’s Mask Artwork – Hiploop

HiploopBrendan Milos has continued his journey of creating artwork for many of the enemies of Majora’s Mask as part of our Enemy Artwork Project. This is a collaborative fan project to create artwork for all of the Majora’s Mask Enemies in the game.

This time around he tackles an enemy Hiploop. These are the games variation of the common Zelda enemy, the Helmasaur. In fact, the Japanese name for Helmasaur is Hiploop, so they decided to keep the original name when Majora’s Mask was released. The enemies are first found in Woodfall, just outside of the Woodfall Temple. They are later encountered within the Stone Tower Temple where they then have large blue protective masks. You can see a thumbail 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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Zelda Dungeon Talks: The Implementation of Second Quests In Zelda Games

Second-QuestThe idea of a second quest was first introduced in the original Legend of Zelda. Upon completing the game, the player had the option to take a second journey through Hyrule, with this time the dungeon locations being somewhat cryptic and in many cases, incredibly difficult. I feel that Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages had somewhat of a second quest as well, but I think it wasn’t until the Ocarina of Time Master Quest that we got another true second quest. Since then however, more recent Zelda games have had Hero Modes, including Skyward Sword, The Wind Waker HD, and A Link Between Worlds where the difficulty was toggled by limiting the amount of recovery hearts, or increasing damage done by enemies.

In this weeks Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members look at what we think about Second Quests and which ways we think they are best handled.

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1-Hour of New GamePlay Footage of Majora’s Mask 3D

3DS_ZeldaMajoras-Mask_1107_02The folks over at GameXplain recently did a 1-hour live stream of Majora’s Mask 3D and have since uploaded the video to YouTube. Rather than spend a lot of time in any single area of the game, the player does a run through much of the overworld showcasing areas of Woodfall, Snowhead, the Great Bay, Ikana Valley, and Clocktown. It goes without saying that this is 1-hour of actual gameplay, so if you haven’t plated Majora’s Mask before, there likely is quite a few spoilers to be seen. If you’d like to check out the video, go ahead and make the jump.

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Viz Media to Release A Link To The Past Comic

Viz-Media-A-Link-to-the-PastViz Media, known for its English publications of titles such as Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist, has announced that they will be publishing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic that originally appeared in Nintendo Power. It was first published in January 1992 and ran for 12 issues until December of 1992. The series was then adapted into a graphic novel for both American and Japanese audiences in 1993. Hit the jump for more details and how you can pre-order your own copy.

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New Legend of Zelda Speedrun World Record of Just Over 30 Minutes

LoZ-World-RecordWe have a new world record for the fastest completion time for the original Legend of Zelda. Zelda Speed Runner Darkwing Duck has completed the original Legend of Zelda in just 30 minutes and 29 seconds. While this run does have its fair share of glitches, it isn’t as completely broken as the recently completed Ocarina of Time World Record. The previous world record time was also held by Darkwing Duck, coming in at 30:37. Darkwing was able to shave off 8 seconds of his world record time and you can watch after the jump.

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