ZD Top 5 – Instruments

ocarinaof_time-s400x300-265646Beyond Link, Zelda, Ganon, and the Triforce, music is the bread-and-butter of the Zelda series.  Throughout its constituent titles, Link, along with those he meets on his journeys, has played many instruments, giving the player access to the beautiful music that has become the stuff of modern symphonies.  This week, Zelda Dungeon staff celebrated the music of the series by ranking their Top 5 Instruments.

Which instruments did you most enjoy playing?  What songs did you find most memorable?  What instruments might you like to see featured in future games?  Post your thoughts in the comments!

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Become Link and Get His Items In Minecraft Without Mods

mqdefaultMinecraft mods have been featured here before, and they have had some awesome effects on people’s games, but these days, Minecraft is getting more and more versatile with the growing power of Command Blocks, blocks that, with the right combinations of in-game codes, can essentially do anything. In this case, downloading a fan-created command block module into your Minecraft world will give you loads of new abilities, letting you become Link in the game without special mods. Logdotzip on YouTube has gone over all the cool new stuff you can do as Link, so check out his video after the jump!

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Zora’s Domain in Unreal Engine 4

Untitled Last week we featured a fan’s rendition of South Clock Town made in Unreal Engine 4. This time around, you should check out Vimeo user Michael Eurek’s Unreal Engine 4 creation, Zora’s Domain. The detail and lighting themselves seem quite difficult to put together. Adding the theme of the Zora’s domain and other sound effects has created an overall near perfect image of what you might think Zora’s Domain looks like in real life. Go ahead and make the jump to see Eurek’s virtual tour!

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Screenshots Of The Latest Costumes Revealed For Tri Force Heroes

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 10.16.50 AMEarlier today we shared with you a new Japanese trailer for Tri Force Heroes that was uploaded by Nintendo as well as a few additional bits of information that were previously unknown. The trailer shed some light on a few things we can expect when the game launches; such as 32 different stages, and the reveal of seven different costumes that our trio of heroes will have at their disposal. Amongst those costumes is the Zora costume which allows the player to swim through water, the Goron costume which gives your character the ability to swim through lava and several others with their special abilities currently unknown. Our heroes will also be able to don the garb of a ninja, cactus, samurai,princess, and another warrior of sorts which reminds me a little of Mega Man or one of the characters from Mighty No. 9.

To check out some screenshots of each of these new costumes, jump in past the break.

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New Japanese Trailer For Tri Force Heroes Revealed

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 9.55.44 AMNintendo has just released a new Japanese trailer for Tri Force Heroes, and talk about sensory overload! If you want no spoilers, I suggest you read no further! Not only have they released a new trailer which shows off some previously unknown things, they have also opened up the official Tri Force Heroes Japanese teaser site. We can now confirm that there are 32 stages, with the ones we have already seen in the demo’s at E3, Gamescom, and Pax being just a few. We have also now learned about 7 different costumes, all with varying benefits; such as the Zora costume that allows you to swim at high speeds, and the Goron costume which allows you to swim in lava. Those are just some of the more tame costumes, there are also ones like the cactus costume which allows you to damage an enemy that touches you.

Head past the break to check out the trailer for yourself!

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Gossip Stone: Should Link Be Able To Transform In Future Titles?

link wolf the legend of zelda artwork the legend of zelda twilight princess 1920x1080 wallpaper_www.wallpaperhi.com_52There are few games where Link is forcibly transformed into an animal or creature at some point, and following this is finding a way to transform back to his original form. However, in games like Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess, transforming into his other self is a necessity to progressing through the game. That got me thinking; would he, will he, and/or should he be able to transform again into an alternate form in future Zelda titles? I’d love to hear your opinion, so let me state mine beforehand, just past the jump!

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Tri Force Heroes Boxart Gets An Update

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 10.56.31 AMIt would appear as if the boxart for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has received an update. The official Nintendo website is now featuring an updated version of the original boxart for the game that was released at E3. If you recall the original art simply featured the three Link’s posed in front of a simple gold background. The latest boxart now shows off an image that is a variation of the artwork that was released at Gamescom, with a few minor differences. Aside from the image being cropped which led to the elimination of a few of the enemies that had previously surrounded out three heroes, it would also appear that they have removed what had been believed to be the Sky Temple from the top left corner of the image.


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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Do We Need A Guide Character That Travels Around With Link?

111212_14_Fi_06Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! In most Zelda games starting from Ocarina of Time we see Link travelling through Hyrule accompanied by another. A special guide character that gives us hints on where to go and how to accomplish things. Fi, Midna, Navi, Tatl and Celia are all examples of these side characters. Sometimes, these characters can get really interesting and start developing and growing on us more as a character with a significant impact on the game. Fi for example was an emotionless servant for the Hero of the Godess in the beginning of Skyward Sword but as the game progressed further, Fi started becoming more and more human to the point where she no longer sounded and acted simply as a human database. The point is though, would it like there is something missing if there wasn’t a character like this constantly with our hero? Tell us in the comments below.

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New Tri Force Heroes Screenshots

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 7.47.24 AMThe Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will release next month and it seems as if the past few days we have seen a flurry of new information. From a new area revealed,  to a new weapon shown off in more detail, and a limited bundle with the just announced Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL being made available at Gamestop; there seems to be no end to the news. But now we are seeing a whole new set of screenshots to help wet our appetites even further for this upcoming Zelda title. When will the information cease, can we really handle all this hype?


Head past the break to check out the newest screenshots of Tri Force Heroes.

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Hyrule Warriors Legends Will Be Playable At Tokyo Game Show

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 7.36.19 AMTokyo Game Show, an annual gaming convention held every year in Japan is just a few weeks away. Although Nintendo historically passes on this event each year and will be doing the same this year, fans attending the event will still be able to check out one of its upcoming titles. As its developer Koei Tecmo will be featuring Hyrule Warriors Legends, the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors. At the Koei Tecmo booth attendees will be treated to a playable demo, new trailer, and a special event all in honor of Hyrule Warriors Legends. The Tokyo Game Show 2015 will be held on September 17th – 20th.

Stay tuned for more details and information on Hyrule Warriors Legends!

Source: Perfectly Nintendo (via: Nintendo Everything)

Digital Codes For Select Zelda Titles Now Available On Amazon

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 7.09.11 AMStarting today Amazon will be selling Digital Codes for a select number of Zelda titles for the 3DS and Wii U. The Digital Codes you can purchase will include titles available on the eShop, Virtual Console, and DLC. The codes will be made available immediately after purchase and on average looks to be giving you a few dollars savings for some of the titles listed. Currently for 3DS you can get; A Link Between Worlds, Majora’s Mask, and for the Wii U; Hyrule Warriors: The Hero of Hyrule Pack, and The Minish Cap. The list is a little light at the moment but they are sure to add more titles in the future.

What do you think about Amazon selling Digital Codes for the 3DS and Wii U? Will you be taking advantage of this? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Amazon (via: Nintendo Everything)

Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL Now Available In Tri Force Heroes Bundle

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 6.40.48 AMYesterday, we reported on the announcement from Nintendo about a Limited Edition 3DS XL, dubbed the Hyrule Edition. This special gold covered glory was being sold exclusively at Gamestop and it would appear as if while some of the world was sleeping, it sold out! But never fear, you can now preorder the Hyrule Edition 3DS XL bundled with The legend of Zelda:Tri Force Heroes at Gamestop for $239.98. If you missed out on the chance to preorder it alone yesterday, then get it in the bundle while you can as this one is sure to sell out fast as well! To preorder one for yourself, check out Gamestop’s website here.


Source: Gamestop


Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL Coming October 30th!

117419bGameStop just announced that a special edition New 3DS XL with a Hyrule design is up for reservations, and will be releasing October 30th, just after the release of Tri Force Heroes! At this point the only image we have is what you can see in the image to the left, but from what can be seen, it is about as awesome a design as the elusive Majora’s Mask 3D Edition 3DS. You can reserve you own here for $199.99, so head over there and get one while you can!

Update: New image added after the jump.

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Gossip Stone: Why Do You Think a Love Affair Between Link and Zelda Has Never Truly Evolved?

UntitledCharacter shipping will likely always be a trend in any form of media, but Zelda, being a highly popular series with a male and female pair of protagonists, is a prime candidate for fan-created love affairs. As for Nintendo’s thoughts on this topic, the river is running rather dry, so to speak. Sure, there is a surprising number of female characters as compared to male ones, several of which have hit on our favorite green-clad manly man, but it is rather odd that for almost three decades, Nintendo has not had more than a small hint of a relationship between the hero and the princess, the ones who have always been brought together by destiny, quite literally. Why is this, and should it even ever actually happen?

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Officially Licensed Zelda Patterns Available At Joann Fabrics

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 10.43.03 AMJoann Fabric and Craft stores are currently offering a variety of Exclusive Nintendo licensed fabrics, including three inspired by The Legend of Zelda. The fabrics are all made of 100% cotton and can be purchased in the length desired. All three fabric patterns are completely different in design and are each inspired by a different part of the Zelda series. Currently the patterns are all sold out online but a quick search of your local area might find you a stash available in your local shop. You can also take advantage of their current 40% off Licensed Character fabric deal. While your there you can also pick up a few of your other fabric Nintendo game fabrics as you will also find some based on Pokemon, Mario, and more.

Head past the break to check out the Zelda patterns they have available.

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