Posts in category: Fan Material

Zelda Theory: Where Does Demise Really Come From?

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 11.47.26 AMDemise is very well known to most Zelda fans but do we really know his “real” backstory? Where did he really come from, why is he willing to launch an army upon innocent people and cause much death and destruction, all to just possess the Triforce? His story seems very reminiscent to another character that we are also very familiar with, Ganondorf. Hyrule Historia even uses Demise’s flaming red hair to draw a connection between the two. But what about his sword, doesn’t that look familiar too? In one of GameOver Jesse’s latest video, he and his guests try to draw a few parallels in some of the stories found within a few of the Zelda titles that could answer some of these questions. Jump on in past the break to check out one of his latest theories.

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Free Nintendo Power T-Shirts from Nintendo World Store

IMG_41102 Starting tomorrow, November 28th, all Nintendo World Stores will be offering a free Nintendo Power T-shirt to anyone who spends $25 or more in store. There are two shirts, both bear the classic Nintendo Power logo on the front, but one is grey with an 8-bit Mario on the back and the words “YOUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!” while the other is black with an 8-bit Link on the back accompanied by the phrase “IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE!” This offer stands only while supplies last, so if you’re eager to snatch one of these shirts up be sure to get to your nearest Nintendo World Store early– before they’re gone.

For a better look at the t-shirts, hit the jump!

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Legends of Localization Book Ready for Pre-order

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The holidays are coming closer and closer, and trying to find the perfect gift for the gamer in your life can be trying. You want to get them something unique and yet something you know they will love. Just in time for our winter celebrations is Clyde Mandelin’s Legends of Localization book. This detailed volume discusses in depth the differences between the original Legend of Zelda for the Japanese Famicon and the English localized version for the Nintendo Entertainment System. We have been anticipating this book all year and now it is ready for pre-order! Hit the jump to see the official Fangamer commercial and find out how to pre-order your copy today.
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Zelda Universe Releases Part One Of Skyward Sword: The Movie

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 9.18.10 AMOur friends over at Zelda Universe decided almost a year ago to embark on the awesome task of putting all the cutscenes from Hyrule Warriors Legends, hiring voice actors, and creating a multi-part movie. his allowed all of us to really experience the story within the game in a pretty spectacular way. With the successful completion of that project and the positive feedback they received from fans they decided to embark on another project, this time with Skyward Sword. Now, Part 1 of Skyward Sword: The Movie has been released with NateWantsToBattle as Link and the return of Heidi Tabing as Zelda. Follow along past the break to check out the latest project from Zelda Universe.

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PeanutButterGamer Revisits Zelda Cartoon, and Lists Top 8 Worst Items

imageAustin “PeanutButterGamer” Hargrave’s fifth annual Zelda Month continues with not only the first countdown of the lot, but also a deeper look at an infamous cult gem. The former, specifically, is a collaborative video in which he and Game Theory’s Matthew Patrick run down their least favorite pieces of equipment from throughout the series. From downright useless items such as the Deku Nuts to those with particularly frustrating properties — I’m looking at you, Giant’s Knife — it’s a solid selection. Meanwhile, PeanutButterGamer’s most recent video is a follow-up to his look at the first episode of the 1980s Zelda cartoon.

Check out both videos after the jump!

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Is Zelda Wii U a Mistake for Nintendo?

zelu With the recent Nintendo Direct confirming Zelda Wii U’s release on the Wii U console in 2016, many have been wondering, what about the NX? Nintendo has been reluctant to share more information about it, but Forbes contributor Paul Tassi sees no other option for the console than a 2016 holiday release. Therein lies the problem, if Zelda Wii U releases in fall of 2016 for only the Wii U it will be disastrous for sales once the NX launches. The best solution for this case would be to adapt the game for both consoles, but the NX likely won’t make use of a gamepad, so this offers up more problems than solutions.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the NX’s launch, the fate of Zelda Wii U is still unwritten, but much will be speculated after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Which is the Best Zelda Game to Watch Someone Play?

004_2 As a girl who grew up with a twin brother, I was typically either his player two or his backseat driver when it came to video games. In Zelda, I’d nag him if he passed mindlessly by a torch puzzle (even if it just gets you rupees, why not do it?), I’d cheer him on during boss battles, or I’d scold him for harming a poor cucco that never once did him wrong! I had some great times watching my brother play Zelda, so I came to wonder what my fondest Zelda-spectator memories were. I figure the best Zeldas to watch are the most visually and auditorily pleasing, the funniest, or the ones with deeper plots. Take a closer look at my experience as the player two in a traditionally single-player series after the jump!

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The Hope Of Zelda Wii U By M. Productions

newzWith the announcement last week about Twilight Princess HD launching next year and the snippet of Zelda U that we saw in the Direct, many are wondering what this could mean for the future of Zelda U. Could there possibly be a “link” between the two, could we see some amiibo compatibility between the titles? Could the fact that Eiji Aonuma worked on Twilight Princess and is doing the same with Zelda U, mean that we will see similarities from the two titles? The art style seems a little more reminiscent to Skyward Sword then Twilight Princess, but what is the true story behind Zelda U? Why has it really taken so long to release, and what is Nintendo willing to do, how far are they willing to push the envelope with the next chapter in the Zelda franchise? These are some of the questions that M. Productions ponders in one of his latest videos. Join him and a couple of guests in the discussion of “The Hope of Zelda U”

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Twilight Princess HD Boxart and Screenshots

tpbaI No doubt many of us are excited for March 4th– the day when we’ll be able to hold in our hands the coveted Twilight Princess HD for the very first time. But as with any HD remake, some things have changed, one such thing being the game’s boxart. Instead of the traditional Wolf Link and Link split side view, we’ve got a couple more of our beloved characters donning the cover. True to the HD label as well, the game has received a visual upgrade and we’ve got the screenshots to prove it. See the new boxart and screencaps after the jump!

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Zelda Wii U Teaser Analysis and Reaction

newz During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, many Zelda fans had scrambled to collect themselves after the spasms that occurred following the breaking Twilight Princess HD and Zelda Wii U news. One such fan was Youtube’s HMK; once composed, he produced both analysis and reaction videos for the Zelda Wii U news. He scrutinized the mere thirteen second teaser and detailed every aspect of it that may give us an impression of the upcoming title as a whole. Some of what he found was quite easy to miss, so hit the jump to see the analysis!

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Fan Made Amiibos Found On Etsy

amiibo tfhOn Etsy shop NintendorkCorner is selling sets of three customized Toon Link amiibo in the style of Tri Force Heroes. Green Link is in the Tingle costume, Red Link is in the Goron costume and Blue Link is in the Big Bomb costume. The three figures look nice, with the Tingle outfit looking the best in my opinion. For $30.00 plus shipping it is quite a tempting offer,but whether it is worth it or not is up to you.



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Is Now the Right Time for Twilight Princess HD?

lrn Despite Tri Force Heroes just having been released and Hyrule Warriors Legends swiftly heading our way, some Zelda fans already have their eyes set on the rumored Twilight Princess HD. There are good pieces of evidence supporting the possibility of this game being released on Wii U fairly soon, but nothing has been confirmed. Nevertheless, the Zelda community can’t stop talking about it. Thus in a recent Podcast, IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat asked a question that struck me, “Do We Really Want Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Right Now?” In my opinion, it’s too early to be remaking this game, but IGN had some different ideas.
Watch the Nintendo Voice Chat panel’s discussion after the jump!

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Operation Rainfall Artist Makes Prints for Fan-Made Legend of Link Game

208391-moonfallOperation Rainfall, the popular campaign to bring Majora’s Mask to the 3DS, is a thing of the past now, but looking back at it, there was a lot of great artists that created some awesome material to bring more attention to the Operation. One of them, Lyndon Willoughby, made easily some of the most notable contributions through the successful Kickstarter and distribution of Operation Moonfall printed posters. There were a few different ones, and they sold quite well. Nowadays, though, he has made some great new prints for Rose Colored Gaming, for sale separately, and included with orders of their fan game bundles. there were only 60 made, so get them now!

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Gossip Stone: Could the Legend of Zelda be Adapted into a Classic Horror Flick?

hf1 In anticipation of the wonderful celebration of Halloween, I have been watching copious amounts of classic horror films– mainly The Omen, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and my personal favorite, the Michael Myers’ Halloween series. With all the frights I’ve been experiencing, I’ve pretty much got the cheesy-horror-formula and tropes down pat. That being said, I figured why not see if I could merge my two great loves and fit The Legend of Zelda series into the confines of a scary movie? To see how I’d turn our beloved series into a behowling thriller, hit the jump!

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