December 8th, 2013 by Jen
Queen Gohma is a famous Zelda boss. Her first main appearance in Ocarina of Time led to a similar boss in Twilight Princess called Armoghoma. Even though Queen Gohma is an enemy, that doesn’t stop people from creating fantastic pieces of artwork inspired by her!
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December 5th, 2013 by Tyler
During the 2013 Fangamer X Attract Mode show, many artists created fan art for their favourite games of all time and it is no surprise that Zelda artwork was featured at this event. But now there is an even bigger surprise, one of the Zelda artworks from the Fangamer X Attract Mode Show is for sale! The 14″ x 19.5″ print is made by Mingjue Helen Chen and it is on just in time for the holidays if you want to get it as a gift for your friends, family, or if you want to give it to yourself.
See pictures and price after the jump.
November 30th, 2013 by Jen
The Legend of Zelda series is known for its beautiful music and memorable character themes. Our newest Zelda character, Hilda, is no exception to this tradition. Hilda’s theme sounds very dark and sad, almost like her theme is a lament. While this isn’t the most uplifting theme, it is also beautiful and Hilda’s appearance fits it – her dark hair and dress match perfectly with her sad theme. The theme is also very pretty on a piano, and that’s exactly what someone did! Jump in to read more!
November 29th, 2013 by Jen
Forza 5 is a game about cars and racing. The new game for Xbox One only came out a few days ago, but already people have found an interesting way to put a little Zelda spin on it. Jump in to read more!
November 29th, 2013 by Timothy
Glitches have always been a minor or major occurrence in video gaming since the establishment of the entertainment business and our modern titles are no exception. Legend of Zelda titles are notorious for their various glitches and A Link Between Worlds is just another example we have for you today. YouTube user MasterOfHyrule has stumbled upon a glitch which allows you to skip the entire boss battle of the Skull Woods dungeon and free one of the seven sages automatically.
You can view the Skull Woods boss battle glitch after the jump!
November 28th, 2013 by Timothy
With the release of the latest Zelda handheld title, A Link Between Worlds, now beyond us, many fans of the series are exploring and have finished one of the 3DS’ greatest games. In case you’re one of those still sitting on a fence wondering whether this is the right Legend of Zelda game for you or just want to see Link in another action-packed trailer, then be sure to check out Nintendo UK’s launch trailer for A Link Between Worlds. This trailer showcases plenty of the elements which constitute the game’s gameplay structure and should give a clear idea of what you will run into while playing.
You can view the Nintendo UK launch trailer for A Link Between Worlds after the jump!
November 27th, 2013 by Kaine
Well, today is the day. I just received my Legend of Zelda Boxed Set Prima Guides. It’s a rather large box weighing in at just under 23 pounds. Upon opening the box inside is another box. This is the box we really want! It is desigend to look similar to the many chests found throughout the Legend of Zelda series. Included in the boxed set are six hardcover books, each one pertaining to a specific game. They are: Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time 3D, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks and The Wind Waker HD. Also inside is a golden, laser-etched double-sided bookmark. And finally also inside is a Certificate of Authenticity, “signed” by Eiji Aonuma.
November 27th, 2013 by Kev
In every series there are running jokes, gags and phrases that pop up every now and then. From Homer’s “doh” in The Simpsons to Sheldon’s *knock, knock, knock* “Penny” in The Big Bang Theory, certain things become synonymous with the franchise and games are no exception. With a series as long running as The Legend of Zelda it’s only natural that it would pick up a few, too. Some Zelda games have references to other franchises, like bob-ombs and chain chomps from the Mario series where as others make reference to previous Zelda games with the recently released A Link Between Worlds being one of them. It may just be a single line someone says but what they say has become a pretty well known.
Find out what was said after the jump!
November 15th, 2013 by Djinn
In a new announcement from Nintendo all fans are invited to a special event at Rockefeller Plaza for an early release of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D World, and Mario Party: Island Tour. The event begins on Thursday November 21 at midnight at Nintendo World.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
November 14th, 2013 by SkyruleArcher
Nintendo is starting off a series of themed E-Shop discounts with Zelda games. There are discounts for both Wii U and 3DS E-Shops, but only on Virtual Console games.
Hit the jump for more info!
November 13th, 2013 by Timothy
The hype for Nintendo’s highly anticipated Legend of Zelda title, A Link Between Worlds, has been quite extensive over the last few days as gaming sites gear up to publish their official reviews. Thankfully, as these reviewers continue to analyse the game’s every twist and turn, we gain the reward of seeing the gameplay videos which each site uploads.
Today, we have three more gameplay videos containing a new boss battle, fiery mini boss battle, and all-new vision of the hint ghost which appears in certain areas. If you do not want to be spoiled then do not click the jump below. Otherwise hop right on into the post for all the videos!
November 13th, 2013 by Timothy
Reviewers around the world are currently deciphering everything about A Link Between Worlds to determine how worthy this latest handheld Zelda title is. We know it closely resembles its predecessor, A Link to the Past, yet how long has Nintendo allowed this 3DS title’s gameplay to extend to? A Dutch website knows the answer as it has held a review copy of the game for a little while now and, by completing A Link Between Worlds 100%, has determined the approximate length the game actually takes to finish.
Hit the jump to find out how many hours you’ll need to spare to complete A Link Between Worlds!
November 8th, 2013 by Timothy
In case you’ve been living under an octorok, Nintendo is all set to release the next handheld Legend of Zelda title, A Link Between Worlds, for 3DS and 2DS consoles on November 22nd in North America. We’ve seen the box art, the cool character artwork from Nintendo, even some gameplay trailers, but I bet you haven’t seen the cartridge yet. Associate editor for IGN, Jose Otero, has posted an awesome pic on Twitter showcasing the A Link Between Worlds cartridge in all its Zelda glory and it’s simply incredible!
Click the jump and start dreaming of another adventure in Hyrule as we come so close to A Link Between Worlds’ release!
November 8th, 2013 by Kaine
Ever since The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past were ported over to the Game Boy Advance, with the original Zelda game making an appearance on Nintendo’s e-Reader, I have been intrigued and excited at the prospects of playing all of the Legend of Zelda games on nearly every console, be it portable or home-based.
We then received Ocarina of Time along with a Master Quest version as a pre-order bonus incentive for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It looked as if Nintendo was going to keep adding content to it’s back catalogue of Zelda games: The Legend of Zelda got updated translations; Zelda II got a “minorly-major” upgrade (which has since been removed for the 3DS) with the experience points remaining where they were when or if Link died on his quest (also, they removed the Water Dungeon shortcut); and A Link to the Past added the Four Sword Dungeon and enabled Link to do a whirlwind slash.
November 3rd, 2013 by Timothy
Are you the proud new owner of a Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo’s latest revision of the 3DS console family? Are you looking for a cool new method to decorating your 2DS or protecting it from any scratches? If “yes” is your answer then you may be in luck! Game skin designer, Skinhub, currently has a listing for a vividly colourful Ocarina of Time 3D skin specifically created for the Nintendo 2DS console. The skin resembles the European box art for the critically acclaimed remake of the video game industry’s greatest game.
If you’re interested in this awesome 2DS skin and would like to learn more then be sure to click the jump!
October 29th, 2013 by Knowlee
Throughout the years Link has made many cameos in different games. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, he’s found sleeping at an inn in Rose Town. In the first Final Fantasy there was a tombstone in Elfheim that reads, ‘Here lies Link’. These are just a few of the many games that that the hero makes his appearance in. Usually these cameos tend to be easily found, but in some games it takes some digging to bring them out into the open.
One cameo in particular appears in the Gameboy Advance game called Golden Sun: The Lost Age. In that game it was discovered that upon hacking, there was an unused character sprite that looked a lot like the famous hero of Hyrule.
Click on the link below to see the picture showcasing the unused sprite.
October 27th, 2013 by Cameron
I know I said I was taking a break, but I had enough spare time to write up this news post to celebrate some recent milestones achieved by our very own Zelda Dungeon Wiki! Some of these announcements are a tad late due to the recent server move, but, better late than never!
On October 22nd, the Wiki celebrated it’s second birthday with a server move that should hopefully run things a little more smoothly. And as an early birthday surprise, a few weeks ago, we broke the 4,000 article mark! Currently, we now have 4,083 articles, almost 10,000 images, and over 25 million page views! And now you can share pages that you find interesting with your friends around the world with the recent addition of social media links near the bottom of the sidebar!
In closing, I should also mention that with the upcoming release of A Link Between Worlds, we could do with some more editors for the wiki so that we are able to have extensive info on characters, locations, dungeons, items, etc. as soon as possible after the game is released. If you are interested in contributing to everybody’s favorite wiki for The Legend of Zelda, just go to the wiki’s front page to find out how you can help!
October 27th, 2013 by Djinn
YouTube member zoxsk8 has gained a reputation for his custom painted themed controllers and consoles. Well he has posted a video of his latest commission, a custom gold Zelda themed Super Nintendo system. The console has been repainted with a gold theme including triforces on the controllers and glittery gold painted exterior with bright reflective gold replacing the normal dark gray areas. The video starts out showing off a few still images of the console then goes on to show a complete turnaround showing you the entire case while also giving the viewer a better look at the paint job in another light.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
October 26th, 2013 by Timothy
There’s no denying that A Link Between Worlds could become the Zelda series’ most successful handheld title in years to come and, with the inclusion of a specially themed bundle, the chances could never be higher. With three major regions, Europe, Japan, and Australia, all receiving the stunning A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle on their respective launch days, the wait for the next 3DS Zelda title is excruciatingly painful.
Anyway, last night Amazon Japan released preorders for the gold-themed Zelda 3DS XL with an allotment of 700 bundles awaiting eager buyers. It seems that more than 700 eager buyers were waiting for the preorder to open up as the A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle sold out in record time!
You’ll be amazed to see how hungry our Japanese friends were in picking up this collector’s bundle so hit the jump to read more!
October 19th, 2013 by Knowlee
Over a month ago, Link’s Blacklist got a huge update and released the artwork that many artists and fans of the series had been working on over the summer. Just like previous releases for this project, this batch has some awesome artwork that shows off many of Link’s adversaries that he encounters throughout his adventures.
For those that don’t know what Link’s Blacklist is, it is an ongoing project run by Game-Art-HQ that is a group effort by artists to showcase the many different enemies that appear in the Legend of Zelda series. It is a project that has been going on for quite a long time and features over 150 different artworks!
To see some of the artworks that have been recently added, please click the link below!
October 18th, 2013 by Knowlee
It is a well known fact that the Legend of Zelda isn’t a type of game series that has a new release every year. Many years can go by and there will be no new Zelda game for its fans to play. Some fans can find this to be annoying and wish that there was less of a time span in between the games. Fans usually tend to think that some of the reasons it takes a long time is because either that the developers are making sure the game has high quality before releasing it or that they are still in the development stages of it. However the case, it still makes one wonder exactly what it is their doing.
Because of this, in a recent interview that Shack News had with series producer, Eiji Aonuma, they asked the question of why it takes so long to develop the games. His simple answer was that it was due to quality.
Click the link below to see what he said!
October 17th, 2013 by Knowlee
Cakecrumbs is a well known Zelda fan who has made cakes out of many different Legend of Zelda character and enemies for a well known project known as Link’s Blacklist. The cakes she has made comes from a couple of games in the Legend of Zelda series such as Skyward Sword and Majora’s Mask. A few examples of those that she has made for the project is Beamos, Scrapper, and Majora’s Mask.
All of those cakes look simply amazing and the newest submission to Link’s Blacklist, the Mad Deku Scrub, looks just as good as the rest. She went through a painstaking process to make it happen, but the end result looks as if it was well worth it.
Click on the link below to see a picture of the finished product!
October 17th, 2013 by Knowlee
A couple of days ago a website called Salon posted an article that talked about the Legend of Zelda series more specifically that of Ocarina of Time. In the aforementioned article, the writer spoke that the game possessed traits of classicism, sexism, and racism. To show his reasoning behind the claims, he shows examples taken from scenes and quotes from the game.
To see what examples were shown, please click the link below.
October 17th, 2013 by Timothy
It seems that even us Aussies will be able to indulge in some Zelda goodness as it has been announced by Nintendo Australia that the special gold and black Zelda 3DS XL will be launching in the nation on November 23rd. This stunning limited edition 3DS XL features the triforces from the light and dark world on the top and bottom of the console and will be bundled with a digital copy of Link’s upcoming new handheld adventure, A Link Between Worlds. This amazing limited edition A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle will price at AUS$269.95 and will be available exclusively from EB Games.
You can read the full press release concerning the Zelda 3DS XL bundle from Nintendo Australia after the jump!
October 6th, 2013 by Djinn
After twenty five years the Zelda series have many memorable moments and elements that fans admire. Well the folks over at IGN have recently posted an interesting new video talking about the music of the series. The video covers the evolution of the catchy tunes of the original Legend of Zelda and how it eventually evolved into a major aspect of the series that later inspired a concert series across America.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
October 4th, 2013 by Timothy
Currently, Saturdays seem to be the top day for Nintendo gaming launches in Australia and the release for A Link Between Worlds is no exception. Nintendo Australia has just sent out the latest press release stating that the upcoming Zelda title for 3DS will be launching on November 23rd in the land down under.
You can read more information from Nintendo Australia after the jump!
October 1st, 2013 by Timothy
Update: The full trailer now appears after the jump!
Nintendo has shown off an all-new gameplay trailer during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation showcasing a wide variety of interesting gameplay elements from A Link Between Worlds. New overworld areas can clearly be seen as well. The 3DS title releases on November 22nd in North America and Europe so, with only one month and a half to go, this trailer should hype up gamers interested in picking up this highly anticipated handheld Zelda title at launch!
You can view this exciting new trailer for A Link Between Worlds after the jump!
October 1st, 2013 by Brian
The structure of a Zelda dungeon has always been rather defined: go to a dungeon, receive the dungeon item, and utilize it within that dungeon. But that changes with A Link Between Worlds, with the addition of a new shop run by Ravio. At Ravio’s shop, the player can rent items of their choice, allowing for the completion of dungeons in alternate orders! It’s a huge break away from the usual Zelda formula, and should make for an excitingly different experience!
September 11th, 2013 by Timothy
We recently heard that Nintendo tested out three different Zelda games to use as a HD remake for Wii U; The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. Of course, we all know which one the gaming giant picked for its struggling console as Zelda fans and Wii U gamers, alike, prepare to embrace for the launch of The Wind Waker HD. Interestingly, in an interview with gaming site Polygon, longtime Zelda director Eiji Aonuma has indicated that HD remakes for Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword have not been ruled out entirely as long as someone else was willing to do it while he’s working on Zelda Wii U.
You can read the full quote from Mr. Aonuma’s interview after the jump!
September 10th, 2013 by Timothy
The Wind Waker HD Wii U deluxe set is one of the most hotly anticipated gaming products going around right now and gaming site IGN has had one of the first opportunities to unbox the special Wii U console pack. This special Zelda Wii U deluxe set will release on September 20th for the MSRP of $299.99 but if you want to take an exclusive first look now then be sure to check IGN’s video as it is definitely a must see.
You can view the unboxing for The Wind Waker HD Wii U deluxe set after the jump!
September 2nd, 2013 by Parker
Do you own a Wii U? Are you in the mood for a classic Zelda adventure? Nintendo might have something for you. The original The Legend of Zelda has just been released on the Wii U’s Virtual Console.
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September 2nd, 2013 by Andrew
With the release dates of both A Link Between Worlds and The Wind Waker HD, fans of the Zelda series are becoming more and more excited about the possibility that a concrete announcement of the the next Zelda game for Wii U will be released to the public soon. The anticipation of this announcement is so high, in fact, that one German gaming website decided to post a deliberately fake “leak” of information on Nintendo’s upcoming title, to find out whether it would be interpreted as true or not. Since it is is interesting to consider the possibility of an actual Legend of Zelda game incorporating different gameplay and story elements anyway, we’ll report on this “news” story for the purpose of community discussion. Get ready, because what you are about to hear is probably like no Zelda Wii U that you’ve considered before!
Hit the jump for all of the details!
August 29th, 2013 by Timothy
Last week Nintendo accidentally released a trailer earlier than intended which showcased elements of the Hero mode in The Wind Waker HD. However, it also showed the new Zelda-themed GamePad from the then-unannounced Wii U bundle. They quickly took down the trailer when they realized their error, but now that the official announcement for that Wii U bundle has finally come, they’ve reposted the trailer!
You can take a glance at the trailer after the jump and see what all the fuss is about regarding Hero mode!
August 28th, 2013 by Jessica
According to a tweet from Nintendo of America, Vernon Shieck reminds us The Legend of Zelda is scheduled to be released on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow! The listed price on the eShop is $4.99, a fair value for anyone wanting to play this classic on the Wii U Gamepad or big screen. You can watch the demo from Nintendo here!
Hit the jump for more!
August 26th, 2013 by Kev
On August 22nd, 1987 a certain game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the USA which was to become the first game in one of the most successful game franchises in history. As we all know, The Legend of Zelda received endless praise and sold extremely well. The game was soon to be released in Europe despite having been available in Japan for almost a year by this point but, prior to its American release, the then Nintendo of America president Minoru Arakawa had concerns that the game might be too difficult for American audiences.
Find out why after the jump!