Viz 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.
Posts in category: A Link to the Past
A Link to the Past is widely regarded as one of the Zelda series’ finest entries, and its game world is one of the primary reasons why. It’s beautiful and its compact, which ensures that there is something hidden in every nook and cranny. Anyone who’s played the game knows the map by heart, and everyone who does certainly has a long list of their favorite locations.
Welcome to the third installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This weeks lesson is titled “Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires”, and believe it or not many of the enemies in Zelda are actually life-sucking creatures of the night.
Though they may not show up in mirrors, literary vampires are very easy monsters to spot– you won’t even need to Z-target!
Just as a disclaimer, I will be answering this question in regards to design choices I feel were discarded when the Zelda series moved into 3D space. I’m not here to lament the death of 2D sprite gaming for the franchise, or suggest in any way that 3D Zeldas are an inferior experience. With that said, hit the jump for my views on what aspects of the franchise I feel were lost, broken up into sections.
“Don’t be such a Cucco!” You’d probably be offended to be accused of acting like a Cucco, wouldn’t you? But perhaps you shouldn’t be. Cucco are incredibly strong creatures that are loyal and protect their own from harm; these are endearing qualities, so why the negative connotation on the name? Well, aside from the Cucco being the Zelda form of a chicken, and the phrase “Don’t be such a chicken!” being an insult in reality, Cucco can be seen as unimportant to the series. What should be thought of these small creatures?
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If Christmas were celebrated in Hyrule, what sort of gifts do you reckon Link would receive? Perhaps he’d get another tunic, a shiny new hookshot, or maybe a new pair of socks! Whatever the gift he’d probably just be glad he doesn’t have to go adventuring to acquire his new items. Instead he can just find his presents under the tree and open them while sipping his morning coffee. That is unless his wife happens to be Imgur user MangaGurl.
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Great levels make for a great game, but what are the elements of good level design? YouTube game analyst Sunder has a series titled LevelHead devoted to just this question. In his latest video he has teamed up with Todd Schlickbernd from Rated S Games to examine the level design in A Link Between Worlds. You can watch the video after the jump.
YouTube member Mr Dinarius has recently posted a video showing off some of the gameplay of the fan project Ocarina of Time 2D. In the video we see the first few minutes of gameplay recreating the kokiri village and introduction in the style of A Link to the Past.
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Zelda has one big baddie who tends to rule them all: Ganon. Sometimes he does this quite literally. It isn’t uncommon to play through a Zelda game only to find out in the last act that the villain you were fighting the whole time was just a puppet in Ganon’s evil schemes, for better or for worse.
As if the original Link to the Past 16-bit soundtrack weren’t amazing enough to hear during your playthroughs of the SNES classic, some fans just couldn’t help but make the tracks even better than you remember. That’s right, this fanmade patch contains wonderfully orchestrated soundtrack to make your nostalgic adventure that much more enjoyable. You can hear the differences from the demo after jump. Read more…
Zeldamotion, a group wishing to bring the A Link to the Past manga to life through animation, has finally revealed their first episode! Charming voice-acting and smooth visuals make this look like the whole series will turn out great.
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We’ve all thought at least once, some time or another, about “Why isn’t The Legend of Zelda actually ABOUT Zelda? Where’d Link come into the name?” Well, this Bit from Dorkly will show you exactly what it would be be like if The Legend of Zelda, was actually all about Zelda. See it after the jump!
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