December 21st, 2013 by LukeSaturn
Hello everyone! This is Zelda Artist Exposition, an editorial series where I feature exceptional artists. In case you have not read these before, although I have done many of them, suggestions for artists are always welcome. The only criteria is that they need to have at least three Zelda-related pieces, and you need to think they are a fantastic artist. The goal of these posts is to spread the joy of art wherever possible and to expose artists to a larger audience. This week I am featuring one of my personal favorite artists, lulles.
December 20th, 2013 by Tyler
Yesterday during the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that Koei would be making a new Koei-Tecmo Warriors meets Zelda universe spin-off game with Link fighting his way through Hyrule. There has been a lot of hype and excitement over this game, and we have another thing to be excited about. In the screenshots of the game, a famous character that is not Link can be seen. hit the jump to see the screenshot and who we might see in the next upcoming game!
December 20th, 2013 by Rabbit
Welcome back to another edition of “Would You Rather!” Last week we talked about creatures and although there was some disparity, it looked like the majority of you would rather have giant, carnivorous plants forever attempting to eat your feet. I still can’t decide, but if you missed out on the action, you can find last week’s edition here. It’s almost Christmas so this week there is a special holiday twist to our match up. If you are completely excited about opening up that mountain of gifts next week, it might just take you a bit to decide between our two options. Hit the jump to read more!
December 20th, 2013 by Jonathan
GameSpot just named A Link Between Worlds their game of the year, find out why and who it beat out, after the jump!
December 19th, 2013 by Dathen
The Wind Waker from The Legend of Zelda series is known for being a game with a message. It is a tale of letting go of the past and washing away the bitterness of regret. A tale of not being held back by the circumstances of the present and living for the future to come.
However, The Wind Waker goes further than it is often given credit. The game conveys that life is not about simply remaining optimistic, but also that direct and proactive action must be taken to seize the desired future.
The Wind Waker also makes a distinction between truly earning the future of your dreams and trying to take it by force out of jealousy. The game uses the Kingdom of Hyrule as a metaphor for the ideal paradise, both the paradise that has been lost to the past and the paradise yet to be obtained in the future.
December 19th, 2013 by Tyler
A couple of years ago, Nintendo came out with their book Hyrule Historia which included Nintendo’s official Zelda timeline. There has always been controversy, but I have been trying to see how each game’s events and characters lead into the next game in the timeline.
While looking through the timeline, I saw that Ocarina of Time led to Majora’s Mask which led to Twilight Princess. I had always thought in my head that Ocarina of Time could have just led straight into Twilight Princess and Majora’s Mask was nothing more than a fabulous sidequest. But as I got to thinking about in-game events and characters in Majora’s Mask, I came to the conclusion that Majora’s Mask is required for the storyline of Twilight Princess. Hit the jump to see why.
December 19th, 2013 by Tyler
Nintendo is bringing back some of the oldies from when A Link to the Past came out. The famous rap commercial from the 80′s has made a comeback, but this time it is for A Link Between Worlds. It makes sense that this would be brought back to advertise for the sequel of A Link to the Past. There are currently two commercials done by the same music artists, but have had the lyrics edited to fit the gameplay of A Link Between Worlds. Hit the jump to see the videos!
December 18th, 2013 by Jonathan
Hip Hop Gamer recently interviewed David Young on Nintendo, particularly David Jaffe’s comments on the company. What he had to say was nothing short of classic Nintendo.
If you’re curious, hit the jump for more!
December 18th, 2013 by SkyruleArcher
Welcome once again to another Christmas editorial! This is the second and last part of the Christmas in Hyrule series. This time we will be covering the Hidden Village, Zora’s Domain, and Castle Town.
Hit the jump to read more!
December 18th, 2013 by edufish
With the somewhat recent release of The Wind Waker HD, there’s been a lot of discussion about the launch of the original The Wind Waker on the Nintendo Gamecube. Zelda games have often fallen victim to incredibly hyped launches, which seems to set expectations ridiculously high for every Zelda game. Hit the jump to read more!
December 18th, 2013 by Asa
According to my 10th grade English teacher (and I dare not doubt her), the Holy Bible is the most commonly alluded to piece of literature in the world, and the Zelda series has its fair share of nods to the Word of the Lord. It is no secret that the team behind making the Zelda games at Nintendo uses various religious themes and symbolism as elements that add to the lore of the Zelda Universe. A continuing motif of the “spiritual side of Zelda” is the existence of the Old Gods, Din, Nayru, and Farore, which draws parallels to western religions, such as Christianity and its many sects. If you want to read on, hit the jump for more!
December 18th, 2013 by Jonathan
Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, a new Koei-Tecmo Warriors meets Zelda universe game featuring our favorite hero.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
December 18th, 2013 by Parker
If there is any proof that the Zelda series’s popularity remains strong , this is it. Online retailer Amazon has released its 2013 list of top 100 adult print books sold during the year, and the Zelda art book Hyrule Historia has made it into the top ten.
More after the jump.
December 17th, 2013 by Keaton
There are many series of video games I love, such as Mario, Pokemon, Dead Space, Borderlands, Super Smash Bros., and more. I of course believe that Zelda is the greatest of them all. That’s why I couldn’t allow myself to let the opportunity of applying to write for Zelda Dungeon slip by. Now that I’m here, I need a first editorial to kick things off. I know that anybody reading this has surely read their fair share of articles about why Zelda games are so fantastic, which is why I did not want to simply write another. While scouring my brain for ideas for my introductory editorial, I found one that enabled me to convey a broad opinion of the series without rehashing an idea as old as Zelda itself. That idea was to write about why Zelda has such a great deal of my respect.
Hit the jump to read why I find Zelda to be such a respectable franchise!
December 17th, 2013 by Brian
Hello readers! Brian here with the eighteenth edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” It’s amazing to think that I’ve written eighteen of these editorials already, so I’d really love to thank all of you who keep returning to read every week! Today’s topic was my own personal idea, but I think with the recent release of A Link Between Worlds, it’s certainly fitting. Don’t forget to put in your ideas for next week’s Christmas-themed editorial!
With a series such as the Legend of Zelda, which has been around for multiple decades and is associated with a plethora of different games, it’s only natural to repeat certain aspects from older games. Sometimes, this can be interpreted as the repetition of a formula, but when its purpose is obviously to pay homage to classics of the past, it can invoke an invaluable nostalgia in the player. This can come in many forms; it can be anything from a little extra, like a painting or design, or something as big as an entire dungeon! Done right, it’s a powerful way to reach the biggest Zelda fans, but done poorly, it can turn those same people off through boredom of repetition.