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Everything We Know About Hyrule Warriors

Joe GajewskiAugust 28th, 2014 by Joe Gajewski

Hyrule-Warriors The folks over at Nintendo Everything have recently put together a video highlighting everything that we know about Hyrule Warriors.

At just over 7 minutes, the video covers all the known characters, stages, gameplay, weapons, merchandise and even the games’ production. The video also dives in the plot, pre-order bonuses and a bit more. Go ahead and make the jump to check out the video for yourself.

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Hyrule-Warriors-141As many may know, Hyrule Warriors is nearing its release in North America, and many fans have gotten to try the installment from various events.  Zelda fans in Japan are lucky enough to already have the game, and thus, tons of new information keeps makings its way online.  Game analysis enthusiasts GameXplain managed to get their hands on a Japanese Import of the title, and have been releasing Hyrule Warriors videos every other day.  Recently, GameXplain published a video showcasing gameplay of Princess Ruto taking out hoards of enemies in the Free Play Mode of Hyrule Warriors, which you can see after the jump.

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Hyrule Warriors ArtworkLeading up to the game’s release, the Hyrule Warriors website has been receiving updates nearly every weekday with new characters, stages, videos, screenshots, and more. Meanwhile at Zelda Dungeon we’ve been hard at work trying to keep up with all the new information and media. One result of this is our collection of over 200 Hyrule Warriors screenshots and artwork. These screenshots are at the game’s source resolution, larger and more detailed than what you’ll find on the official website. Hit the jump for a few previews.

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hyrule-warriors-logoThe latest trailer of the upcoming Hyrule Warriors from Techmo Koei has finally surfaced today at E3. This time we get a look at the gameplay of Princess Zelda, Midna, and Impa. We even get a few glimpses at some of the items they get to use in game and a few special moves. Keep watching because near the end we get a chance to see yet another familiar face.

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256+3Zelda fans might appreciate one of the latest projects to appear on NexusMods, a fan made Crescent Island region from Oracle of Ages for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is still in beta but fans can download part one and the Crescent Island beta from NexusMods already. A video showing off some of the landscape and mobs found within has been posted on YouTube so that you can see it for yourself before you try it out.

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98789465413Is the continued success of the series due to exploitation of nostalgia? This is the question that Jamin Warren of PBS Game Show has asked to the audience and he takes a look at the series as a whole and discusses what exactly keeps fans coming back.

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Zelda Lore in a Minute

DjinnJanuary 11th, 2014 by Djinn

41211586The Zelda series consists of many sequels over a twenty year long history and definitely creates very deep and complex history with many twists and turns. The confusion caused by the lengthy history has created much debate between the fans for years before Nintendo finally released the official timeline a year ago. But all of this might still be confusing for a beginner to the series. Fortunately YouTube member Lore is here to help out anyone who might be a little confused with a minute long look into the lore of the series. The video might only be little over 60 seconds long but it does a pretty good job of covering everything from the creation of Hyrule and the Triforce to the founding of the kingdom and the split timelines.

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415465489There are many Zelda fans out there replaying and recreating many of the memorable songs from the series. YouTuber iPlay video game music has recently posted his latest piece, the theme from the Lost Woods in Ocarina of Time.

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Hilda’s theme on Piano

JenNovember 30th, 2013 by Jen

hildaThe 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!

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First Look at One of the Sages

DjinnNovember 16th, 2013 by Djinn

787979Quite a few videos showing off some of the gameplay from A Link Between Worlds have been appearing online over the last few weeks. The latest one brought to you by NiNTENDOMiNATiON shows a meeting between Link and one of the sages he has rescued from a boss. A few fans might recognize some of the visuals and sounds if they look closely. It appears to be the little witch commonly seen in early titles in the sage room from Ocarina of Time commenting on Link’s punctuality in rescuing her.

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16113132Nintendo has recently updated their Official Japanese A Link Between Worlds site and with the new update come all new peeks at the contents of the game. Within the latest update we get two new videos covering some new unrevealed content. The first video displays the gameplay in various locations and shows a few portals between Hyrule and Lorule. The second video shows the introductory story for the game however it is in Japanese. Also included in the update is a side-by-side map of both Hyrule and Lorule together.

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54658Direct from GameXplain we now have another new video showing off some of the gameplay from A Link Between Worlds. This time the familiar turtle rock dungeon that many might remember from A Link to the Past. The quality might be a bit lower than normal since this is taken straight from the player’s hands but we do get an excellent look at some of the traps within the dungeon and see that it still maintains the same fire/ice theme it originally had from the first appearance.

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Official Nintendo animated Zelda videos

BrianOctober 31st, 2013 by Brian

the_legend_of_zelda_the_misadventures_of_link-656x281The Zelda fanbase is constantly talking about it; the creation of a movie or series based on our favorite franchise is a hotly debated topic. Over twenty-five years of popularity, and the closest thing we’ve had was an infamously terrible cartoon (although this isn’t everyone’s opinion). Recently, game director Eiji Aonuma made a statement saying that a Zelda movie would require a 3DS to view, if one were ever made, and it seems we’re getting pretty close. Nintendo announced today that through the free 3DS application Nintendo Video, fans will be able to view animated shorts following the adventures of everybody’s favorite green-hatted hero!

Jump inside to read all about the videos!

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Custom gold Zelda themed SNES console

DjinnOctober 27th, 2013 by Djinn

custom_zelda_themed_super_nintendo__pal___by_zoki64-d6rk8n4YouTube 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.

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Musical legacy of the Legend of Zelda

DjinnOctober 6th, 2013 by Djinn

IGN-LogoAfter 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.

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xbox-oneApparently even Microsoft can appreciate the impact The Legend of Zelda has had on gamers, even though it isn’t one of their franchises. The official Xbox Facebook page has been caught mentioning Nintendo’s popular fantasy adventure series in a recent post, and -believe it or not- the reference wasn’t meant as a snub.

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5778Hollywood prop maker and blacksmith Man at Arms has been recreating a large number of various weapons and items from movies and video game series. This week he updated his YouTube channel AWE me with a video of his latest project, creating a replica of the master sword from the Legend of Zelda. In the video he goes over the whole process from designing it, casting the hilt and pommel out of bronze, to finishing those minute details such as the texture on the handle and the amber gems on the hilt. After it is complete we get to see it in action slicing through just about anything they can get their hands on.

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Zelda question appearing on Jeopardy

DjinnJuly 14th, 2013 by Djinn

If any fans were watching Jeopardy recently they might have been a little excited to see the last Final Jeopardy question this week. The question was The title princess of this game, which launched a best selling franchise, was named for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife.

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Zelda reference in Donkey Kong

KyleMay 29th, 2013 by Kyle

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D launched this past week, and with it a surprising reference. Nintendo certainly isn’t a stranger to hiding references to their games in other games, but this one is kind of obvious, and definitely unexpected. Hit the jump to be surprised.
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Suni Some of you may or may not have heard of an upcoming game known as Road Redemption. It is a game being made by DarkSeas Games, who have also works on big name projects such as God of War, and being funded through Kickstarter. Surpassing its goal of $160,000 by $13,803, the project is currently in the works. The game is a racing combat game with multiple modes. However, it is being developed more for its gameplay than the typical racing game and uses a style and engine similar to the Road Rash game series. The developers are hoping to make it a skill-based game such as those that defined the Nintendo 64. The game will also incorporate online play. It will be released for the Wii U, Xbox 360, and computer.

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You had to have seen this coming. Just as they recently did a video on the best bosses from the Zelda series, the folks at ScrewAttack have made a new video where they list what they believe to be the worst bosses in the series. Hit the jump for the video! Read more…

An action-oriented game is nothing without good bosses. And the Zelda series has some of the most iconic video game bosses from Ganon to Dodongo. ScrewAttack recently posted a video in which they ranked what they believe to be the top 10 bosses in Zelda history.

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Animated Skyward Sword cake

DjinnMarch 10th, 2013 by Djinn

YouTube member willturnbow recently uploaded a video showing off their latest creation, an animated cake decorated with scenes from Skyward Sword. The cake includes not only Skyloft above the clouds but the world beneath the clouds complete with a Sealed Temple and Faron Woods. There are little details everywhere in the pastry landscape if you look around. Near the end we are shown what was used behind the scenes to make all the little parts move on their own underneath the table and behind the backdrop. Then the step by step process of actually forming each part until the entire project is complete.

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Celebrities Show Zelda Fandom on Instagram

Chelsea G.February 12th, 2013 by Chelsea G.

Instagram has become a staple application for almost every smartphone user. This application serves as a photo journal, allowing members to post photos of everything related to their daily lives. It’s grown in popularity that even celebrities are becoming apart of the photo-enthused community. Now, how does this relate to Zelda fandom you may ask? Well, follow the jump to find out more about this.

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Zelda Trivia Animated Parody

TroubadourFebruary 4th, 2013 by Troubadour

Many Zelda fans probably think they could smoke the competition in a Zelda Trivia Gameshow. However, when you’re up against the Hero of Time himself, things probably get a little more… challenging. YouTuber Anthony Fazio, who created the by now well known video of Link learning how to “absorb” heart containers, has written up another Zelda animation. Contestants Charlie, Anthony and.. eh… notLink… are pitted against each other for the grand prize of fifty thousand rupees. Make the jump to check it out!

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Ever since it was first announced over a year ago fans have been wanting to get their hands on the Hyrule Historia. Well now that it has been released in North America the Nintendo World store in New York held a launch event celebrating the release. Fortunately YouTube member KirbyGCN17 recorded the whole thing for those of us who did not get the chance to go. In this video we get a brief glimpse of the decorations, giveaways, and the costume contest held there.

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Tate Plays The Legend of Zelda

DjinnJanuary 9th, 2013 by Djinn

The YouTube group GoldenTotProductions has recently posted their latest video which takes a humorous look at the original Legend of Zelda. Overall the video is a guide introducing the game to anyone who might not have played it. However it is filled with plenty of animations, references, and other various continuity jokes that many a Zelda fan would instantly pick up. Be warned there is a lot of explicit language in this video.

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Majora’s Memes – Inaugural Post

KyleJanuary 8th, 2013 by Kyle

Welcome to the inaugural Majora’s Memes! A weekly feature where we present you with the laughs related to Zelda we got from Memebase and other such places! Zelda is a pretty memetic franchise, spawning such hits as “I am Error!” and “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This!” And given its popularity, it’s a given that several posts from Memebase would be Zelda-related. Hit the jump to see!

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The folks over on Game Trailers have released an amazing video covering the much talked about and often debated timeline of the Legend of Zelda series. The video begins by covering the first few games in the series in chronological order giving a brief overview of each and explains how the storyline slowly evolved from a simple fantasy game manual backstory to an overarching epic covering several centuries from the creation of Hyrule to the later adventures of Link and Zelda. Then after Ocarina of Time was released fans began debating over what title really came first and ultimately leading to the creation of the timeline theorists among the fan community. Subsequent games only made the timeline more complex and often confusing. It eventually concludes with the release of the official timeline revealed in the Hyrule Historia with an explanation behind all the connections.

I warn you, this video is filled with lots of spoilers for just about every game in the series. So if there is anything you do not wish to have spoiled from the endings of the games please watch with caution.

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Ganondorf Tries Really Hard, You Guys

KyleNovember 18th, 2012 by Kyle

“And sometimes he just has a rough day” says Katie Tiedrich in the blurb beneath her newest comic. For several years now, Tiedrich has worked on the webcomic Awkward Zombie, parodying anything from video games, movies, video games, books, video games, her day-to-day life, and video games! The Zelda series is clearly one of her favorites, as she’s posted several comics based on Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and most recently Wind Waker. The latest of these Wind Waker jokes parodies the nature of the puzzles Link must solve in the sunken Hyrule Castle as well as raising the question: why couldn’t Ganondorf do it? Have a look after the jump

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DGE Community Competition Winners

DjinnOctober 3rd, 2012 by Djinn

Well we have wrapped up yet another week of the Official Dungeon Gaming Enterprises Community Competitions and we are here to show you the current winners for the latest round.

Jump inside to see the winning entries.

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Jesse’s Monday Music Box #19

JesseSeptember 10th, 2012 by Jesse

One of the eeriest games in the Zelda franchise is without a doubt Majora’s Mask. It seems everywhere you venture within Termina is just filled with mystery after mystery. This accompanied with places such as The Stone Tower Temple and enough creepy songs to satisfy the scariest of redeads makes it one of the darkest in the series. One mystery within the game that stands out to me is the secret of the four giants. Where are they originally from, how were they created, what sort of significance do they have when compared to the goddesses, etc…

The four giants are surrounded by mystery to me and the song we are given to summon them within the game seems to be a perfect match. The Oath to Order is among the eeriest of songs within the game and is often over looked when searching for classic Zelda songs. This is why it has finally found it’s spot on the Monday Music Box.

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GameSpot’s Zelda Documentary

TroubadourSeptember 7th, 2012 by Troubadour

[co-written by Alexander]

It is no secret that the Zelda franchise has a full and rich history that is continually growing year after year. GameSpot has made a video paying homage to Zelda, recounting the series’s journey throughout the last 25 years. While infamous for the relatively low score it gave Skyward Sword, not everyone at GameSpot feels that way about Zelda. In the most recent episode of their Escape From Mount Stupid web series, the Zelda franchise got the spotlight. This brief documentary describes the history of the Zelda series while at the same time making a few jokes at its expense.

Jump inside to let the nostalgia roll!

WARNING: Contains some vulgar language.

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Non-Zelda Game Using the Deku Shield?

DjinnSeptember 2nd, 2012 by Djinn

Within a recent game by EA titled Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning there are a couple enemies encountered within the forest that bear a symbol that might just be familiar to Zelda fans. The enemies called Boggarts wear a curious wooden mask on their faces with a painted swirl upon it that somewhat resembles the Kokiri symbol of Ocarina of Time. A little more closely they could be said to resemble the Deku Shield with the red design on a wooden piece.

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Expendables Nintendo Parody

Former StaffSeptember 2nd, 2012 by Former Staff

Reaching $28.6 million dollars on opening day, the Expendables 2 movie grabbed the number one spot at the weekend box office, so there is no wonder Nintendo fans made a parody of it. The video is a trailer for The Expendables 2 but with a Nintendo twist featuring all your favorite characters such as Mario, Little Mac, Fox, Samus Ash, Slippy, Kirby and most importantly Link! All these heroes come together to fight off Bowser, Luigi, and Donkey Kong. This is something you have to watch. Where else are you going to find a video like this? You can watch this video when you make the jump.

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