Posts in category: A Link to the Past

Viz Media’s Link To The Past Manga Panel At Comic-Con

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 7.05.54 AMAbout a month ago, we shared with you that Viz Media and Perfect Square would be hosting A Link to the Past manga panel at this years San Diego Comic-Con on July 11th. The panel was going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the republication of the manga that originally appeared in Nintendo Power magazine, answer fan questions, and even have some Zelda goodies to give away. The panel was hosted by Chris Kohler, founding editor of WIRED Game Life. In attendance was also Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director from Viz Media. The pair discussed some of the history behind the manga and Beth shared some details of how this republication came to be and how they rushed to get it into fans hands as soon as possible. Viz Media has now uploaded the full recording of the panel for those that were unable to attend SDCC to enjoy.

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Animation Domination: Songs You Didn’t Know Had Lyrics

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Who doesn’t love the music of the original 2D Zeldas? Do you ever find yourself humming that sweet victorious melody while you sprint around in your Pegasuses boots? Wouldn’t you love to have some catchy lyrics to go along with you as you desperately try to find that tree that is burnable? Now you can! Animation Domination High Def has composed, and animated, some great lyrics to go along with the Hyrule Field theme that you can jam to all day long. Hit the jump and get dancing. Read more…

Zeldamotion Project is Cancelled

zmc Zeldamotion has been struggling to stay afloat since 2012, and in mid-July Aeipathy Industries launched another Kickstarter to help Zeldamotion produce a Link to the Past anime Episode 2 and a 90 minute film if stretch-goals were met. However, Producer Michael Patch has cancelled the Kickstarter campaign altogether. He did this as a result of community feedback and not because of a cease-and-desist order from Nintendo, as in a survey conducted earlier this week the majority of people didn’t want the project to move forward. To read Patch’s official statement, hit the jump!

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Fan Made Zelda Anime Kickstarter Launches

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 12.40.31 PMAeipathy Industries has just launched a Kickstarter to help fund an anime series with its story and design based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga written and illustrated by Akira Himekawa. The Kickstarter will fund the continuation of production on Zeldamotion: A Link to the Past anime. The project will start with the second episode (first episode is already complete) if it is able to raise $24,000 but would then be able to create a 90 minute film (11.5 8 minute episodes) if their stretch goal is reached. This endeavor is being created by fans who are immensely passionate about The Legend of Zelda so if you would like to know more about the Kickstarter or want to help fund this fantastic creation head past the break for more details.

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Shigeru Miyamoto and A Link to the Past Used to Educate Aspiring Game Directors

ws At E3, Nintendo Life sat down for an interview with game producer and college professor Warren Spector. Best known for his work on the recent Epic Mickey titles and the original Deus Ex, Spector is now the director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at the University of Texas. One of the courses he teaches focuses on management and leadership of a development team, and Spector admitted that he evokes Shigeru Miyamoto as a prime example of how to influence a team and get one’s creative image across accurately. He also praises A Link to the Past for its ability to execute a feeling of exploration in a game that has been planned out step-by-step.
For Spector’s quotes concerning Miyamoto and A Link to the Past, or to hear more about his program at the University of Texas, hit the jump!

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A Link to the Past Manga Panel Announced for San Diego Comic-Con

com2LTTP VIZ Media and Perfect Square will be hosting a San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic. The session is to take place on Saturday July 11th from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM in Room 5AB. At the panel, VIZ Media will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic novel and its republication, answer fan questions, and give away a selection of Zelda related prizes! To read VIZ Media and Perfect Square’s official statement and see the announcement tweet, hit the jump.

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Art Styles Over the Ages – an Analysis

Wind Waker LinkThe art style of each Zelda game can turn into a hotly debated topic; while some think that Twilight Princess has a dark and mature visual tone, others see it as dark and drab. I believe that in these debates, the most important aspects of the art are lost, namely how well they mesh with or add to the rest of the game.
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Zelda Inspired Quilt

YuHz6v9 It’s bedtime, and between the Boogeyman in your closet and the monsters under your bed, to say the least, it’s dangerous to go alone. So take this! Well, check it out at least, as one of your fellow fans has created a beautiful Zelda inspired- and A Link to the Past themed- quilt. Make the jump for a close up!

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A Link to the Past Comic is a Best-Seller in Canada

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It comes as no surprise that the the recently republished A Link to the Past comic was a big success within the Zelda community, but it also appears to be a big hit in Canada. Toronto based Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, placed Shotaro Ishinomori’s A Link to the Past comic on its Top 10 Fiction Best-Sellers List for the week of May 23rd. The comic took the number ten spot, but to be recognized by The Globe and Mail— Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper with a readership of 985,000 people a week– is a great honor; it’s basically the equivalent of being a New York Times Best-Seller in the US!

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Game Grumps: A Link to the Past

Legend of GrumpsArin “Egoraptor” Hanson and Leigh Daniel “Danny Sexbang” Avidan, also known as Grump and Not-So-Grump, are the Game Grumps. The Legend of Zelda is no stranger to the Grumps, with Daniel having played the original Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link to completion on the channel. Arin meanwhile has completed the HD version of Wind Waker. Now the Grumps turn their attention to A Link to the Past, with Danny taking control of Link Smeef in their attempt to save Hyrule. Watch the video after the break!
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A Link to the Past End Credits Acoustic Cover

lttp-ending-triforceYouTubers ThunderScott and 8BitBrigadier have put together a simple, but impressive, cover of A Link to the Past‘s end credits theme. The song itself is already amazing, so their video only made it more awesome, using flute, guitar and percussion. They were even kind enough to offer the song file of their cover up for download!

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A Link To The Past Manga Video Tour

Viz-Media-A-Link-to-the-PastWith the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, you are sure to be seeing reviews and images surfacing all over the internet. We at Zelda Dungeon have already brought you a Photo Gallery of some of the illustrations inside the manga, if you missed it you can check it out here. Now, the YouTube channel GameXplain who covers analysis, discussions, and review videos on many different games has just released a video tour of the manga. The video shows you in a little more detail some of the images within its pages, and might help out those that are still on the fence about picking it up.

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A Link to the Past Comic Photo Gallery

Viz-Media-A-Link-to-the-Past In case some of you Zelda fans weren’t aware, earlier this week Viz Media released the new publication of  A Link to the Past comic that had originally appeared in Nintendo Power, over the span of a few month back in 1992. A few of us crazed fans here on the ZD staff already have our hands on it, and soon we’ll be discussing our opinions on the comic during one of our future ZD Talks. To gear up for that- and to make up for the absence of this week’s ZD Gallery piece- I’m going to take you through some of my favorite panels from the comic.

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A Link to the Past Event Footage at the Nintendo World Store

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 2.38.03 PMJust this past Friday evening at the Nintendo World Store in New York City, there was a special launch event held in honor of the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga by Shotaro Ishinomori. During this special event there was a Q & A session with Viz Media, a special cake cutting ceremony and tons of other goodies to be had. Fortunately for those of us that were not lucky enough to attend KirbyGCN17 was kind enough to film the event an upload it to his YouTube Channel!


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Exclusive A Link to the Past poster to be given out at tonights Nintendo World Store event

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 2.53.51 PMTonight at the Nintendo World Store there is a special event to mark the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga by Shotaro Ishinomori. This special evening will be filled with several festivities for attendees to enjoy, including a Q&A with Viz Media and a cake cutting ceremony. Among the goodies to be had, there will be a free gift with purchase, while supplies last.


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