At long last, Akira Himekawa has decided to produce another Legend of Zelda manga! For the first time in seven years, the duo that brought us Zelda mangas for most of the games since Ocarina of Time and was responsible for the Skyward Sword comic in the back of Hyrule Historia is at it again. Himekawa has already begun writing the new comic, though they have yet to announce which Zelda game it will be based on. Also, the comic is expected to be finished sometime this year, according to Nintendo Everything. See Himekawa’s official announcement after the jump.
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Zelda Universe is holding auditions for its next film project, Skyward Sword: The Movie. This project is similar to ZU’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie, in that Lead Media Editor Alexander Trevino is auditioning voice actors who will dub over all of the cutscenes from Skyward Sword and these will be strung together into a full length film. Auditions are open to the public from June 25th through July 9th, and audition tapes can be sent in here. For more details, hit the jump!
The Ballad of the Windfish, being composed of different pieces of sound from each of the Eight Instruments of the Sirens, is a song just begging to be covered in a cappella style. And earlier this month, Youtube musician, Jaron Davis gave the Ballad the a cappella cover it deserved. Expertly covering each of the song’s layers of sound, Davis provides an entertaining take on a beloved Zelda tune– even sounding positively 8-bit at times! Watch and give the cover a listen after the jump.
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.
To celebrate the announcement of Hyrule Warriors Legends on the 3DS during Nintendo’s E3 digital event, as we reported last week a Classic Tunic costume for Link was added to the already released Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors as a small free update! YouTuber ZeldaMaster has demonstrated how awesome the costume is in a 20-minute video of gameplay with the new DLC.
Make the jump to check out footage of the new nostalgia trip in costume form! Read more…
Yesterday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time this Summer’s semi-annual Zeldathon started streaming to the public. For those who aren’t familiar, Zeldathon raises money for a charity of its choice twice a year by playing Zelda games straight for as long as fan donations meet the goals set to extend playing time. This summer, the Zeldathon team is raising money for Charity: Water, with the mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe. Zeldathon worked with Charity: Water back in 2012 to raised $45,874. The goal this time around is to raise $150,000 so head over to the stream to share your support, join the chat, and donate!
As most of us already know, Hyrule Warriors is coming to the 3DS and bringing some new friends along with it. Both Tetra and the King of Hyrule will be joining the roster for Hyrule Warriors Legends, and suitably the game will include somewhat of a Wind Waker style story-arc and new stages, according to this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. Additionally, Tetra will brandish some unique weapons and both newcomers will of course have their own distinctive movesets.
Nintendo’s E3 experience harbored a number of exciting game announcements, one of the most important to us being The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. In addition to this, Nintendo hyped up Super Mario Maker and is continuing to push the game with a recent Best Buy pin deal. If you pre-order and purchase two select Nintendo titles (one of which is Tri Force Heroes, so that’s half the battle) at Best Buy between June 17th and July 11th, you’ll receive a Limited Edition Super Mario Maker 7-Button Set.
Also at participating Best Buy stores on June 20th, just playing Mario Maker in-store will earn you a free 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin! Hit the jump for more details.
One of my favorite things about the Zelda series is just how adorable the world is, despite being knee deep in war most of the time. The colors are vibrate and the lovable cast of characters always keep you coming back for more. But we can’t forget the absolute adorableness of Link, which oftentimes transcends human possibility. And this much ‘kawaii’ inspires many adorable toys ripe for the collecting. IGN has compiled a list of 9 of the most adorable Link toys, all of which you can purchase. Hit the jump to see what is for sale! Read more…
While there are many different types of Zelda musical renditions, (orchestral, acapella, synthesizer) my favorites as of late are the electronic remixes. Youtube remixer nOkbient released two different Zelda mixes this past week, pulling songs and sounds from throughout the series and skillfully mashing them together into these electronic beauties. The first focuses primarily on manipulating the Song of Storms and does so charmingly, the second is composed around the Dungeon Theme from the original Legend of Zelda. These remixes were tastefully done, there’s a great variety to the pieces and they never get overly noisy. Listen to nOkbient’s jam-worthy compositions after the jump!
In the fantasy world of Hyrule, not much concedes to the restrictions of reality. But with Zelda Wii U’s shift into open world gaming, it wouldn’t be unthinkable for a more real economy to present itself. Modern open world games are sometimes more realistic than what the Legend of Zelda is used to, and adapting the series to fit around a true economy is one way for it to be more realistic without damaging the integrity of its fantasy elements. Fluctuating item pricing and availability due to supply and demand or the socioeconomic state of a shop’s location could add more structure to the economy.
Though this may change the usual abundance of rupees in Hyrule, it could also allow for Link’s different interactions to improve his chances of earning money or paying lower prices.
One bit of information about Zelda Wii U that was “leaked” by a Nintendo Representative was the idea that Zelda Wii U would have different enemies at night than it would during the day. This in-game day-to-night progression is nothing new to the Zelda series and was shown in the Wii U title’s gameplay trailer, so YouTube game analyst Zeltik with the help of Commonwealth Realm took things a step further and examined the evidence supporting and the implications of possibly the series’ most extensive day and night cycle.
He claims that the internal clock of Zelda Wii U contains a longer cycle than that of Grand Theft Auto V and Witcher 3, it may even run on a real-time 24 hour cycle! Hit the jump to see his analysis.
YouTube member and fan film maker Shanna May recently uploaded a new video titled A Day in Hyrule featuring Shanna and Dexter as they travel through the park with their guardian fairies on the way to Lake Hylia. The video imitates the games in that there are no voices heard from either character. Instead there are text menus containing their words modeled after those from the later games in the series.
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YouTube member Kurt Schneider recently uploaded a video covering several songs from the Zelda series appropriately titled Craziest Zelda Piano Medley. The video mixes lots of camera movement with the music to provide a professional looking recording.
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A few months ago, Aonuma announced in an update video that Zelda U was not only delayed (so to speak), but also that it wasn’t going to make it to E3 this year. I’m sure the majority of you were all bummed, while maybe a few others accepted the fact that waiting longer will make the game better (I know I’m in that boat). However, regardless of how we all feel of the situation, there is a chance we’re still getting something Zelda-related at E3. But the question is; what might it be…? Beyond this point I’ll talk about why there’s a chance, so if you’d like to check it out, delay no further and hit the jump!