Nintendo will be unveiling a Loot Crate style subscription service in the near future that will produce “N-Boxes.” As of now the service is limited to the UK only. According to MCV, “The ’N-Box’ will feature toys, clothes and other merchandise inspired by and branded with Nintendo icons such as Mario, Zelda and Pokémon.” Nintendo will operate this service through The Hut Group that runs a similar service called Zavvi which is sending out a Nintendo themed box in September, there’s a chance some Zelda related goodies will pop-up in there as well. To hear more about the N-Box subscription and Zelda merchandise it may contain, hit the jump!
Posts in category: Legend of Zelda
Volante Designs is going to be releasing a full line of Zelda inspired clothing from the costumes it has provided for the upcoming Hang ‘Em Hyrule mini-series. It has dubbed the line “Legends of Time” as an extension of its Legends collection of designs inspired by other video games, comic books, films, and animes. The Legends of Time line has not launched yet, but Volante Designs has a self-hosted crowdfunding platform set up to get it ready for production, here. See some of the already showcased designs after the jump!
Throughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!
Ever wonder what the Legend of Zelda would be like had the whole series been made in a cheesy Western style like the Hidden Village? You’ll only have to wonder for a little while longer, because we’ll soon be seeing a Spaghetti Western style Legend of Zelda tribute series from Youtube’s beatdownboogie. For a little taste of the bearers of the Triforce as cowboys and cowgirls, check out the trailer for the aptly named Hang ‘Em Hyrule film series after the jump!
In games like Ocarina of Time, designating a specific element to each dungeon made perfect sense because each corresponded to a Sage of said element. In many Zelda games a similar pattern is followed, either by having the player collect element specific items within the temples or placing them in provinces that bear the same elemental traits as the dungeon residing in it. This made receiving and using specific weapons in each temple viable, but with a new age of nonlinear open world Zelda games dawning, can and should this gimmick remain a staple of the series?
In Ocarina of Time, the main mechanic of the game was that it allowed you to go 7 years into the future and back, in order to become either a child or adult to solve specific puzzles throughout Hyrule. And in Majora’s Mask, you have a three-day timer over your heads the entire game. The choice is yours to go back to the first day, though it’s highly suggested (seeing as you won’t get very far without going back). Both of these games featured one similar mechanic; Time Travel. And that’s what this Gossip Stone is about. If you’d like to read further into it, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!
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 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!
Dreams are typically joyful escapes from reality, journeys into worlds with limitless potential and lifted restrictions. Most people would jump at the chance to live in a dream, but that apparent freedom we as humans find in our dips into the surreal turn to enchaining and stagnant nightmares when there’s no way out. When stuck in one place without the possibility of growth nor fulfillment, one would likely go insane and just give up. But Marin isn’t one to conform. Trapped on the island of Koholint like an evergreen in a snow globe, this girl remained vivacious in the face of confinement. She was always encouraging to those around her and expressive through music and her fixation on flight. But above all, she was hopeful. Let’s further examine the significance of our precious seagull without wings: Marin.
Zelda fans were able to see a lot of Tri Force Heroes footage during E3 2015, and Nintendo World Report has isolated the Forest Level boss fight clip from the conference. In this video you can hear epic boss fight music that is unique but also very fit for the Zelda universe. Whether this is the tune that plays during every boss battle, or just during this one fight with a souped-up giant Buzz Blob, is not known for sure at this time. Give the battle theme a listen and watch the Forest Level boss battle after the jump!
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!
Akira Himekawa recently announced that they’d be producing another full length Legend of Zelda manga, however, they did not reveal off of what game the manga would be based. Well, Brian Gabriel of Hammerspace has deducted that the likeliest candidate is Twilight Princess. Himekawa had released scrapped concept art for a Twilight Princess comic some years ago, and looking at the silhouette of Link in the recent announcement picture, it’s clear that the design was pulled straight from the Twilight Princess concept art, sans Wolf Link.
This could be purely coincidental, chosen for convenience, or the silhouette may not actually be a match, but it seems way too precise to me. You be the judge, compare the pieces after the jump!
After Tri Force Heroes was presented at E3, IGN sat down for an interview with the game’s director, Hiromasa Shikata. One important piece of information that Shikata shared with IGN was the fact that Amiibo will be not be supported in the 3DS co-op Zelda game. Shikata explained, “…this game isn’t a natural fit for [Amiibo]… because we’re focused on giving players the ability to choose different outfits to impact their experience within the game.” He added, “There’s no reason to shoehorn it in.” Shocking coming from a Nintendo staff member considering how profitable Amiibo have been and the way Zelda fans eat up merchandise. Hit the jump to let us know if you think it would’ve been smart to include Amiibo support in Tri Force Heroes!
A huge 20-inch Skyward Sword Link figure from Jakks Pacific has been spotted at San Diego Comic-Con by IGN. The figure is for sale exclusively (at least for now) at the 2015 SDCC. The figure comes boxed in golden packaging with images of Link from Skyward Sword on either side, and “Limited Edition” emblazoned on the front. Whether or not this means we won’t see the figure up for sale elsewhere is yet to be revealed, but if you are in attendance at SDCC then be sure to seize this opportunity and pick one up! Hit the jump to check out the video, showcasing the packaged giant figure in all its glory.