Posts in category: Ocarina of Time

Ocarina Of Time Recreated In Far Cry 4

Screen Shot 2015-07-03 at 10.09.27 AMMany Zelda fans across the world are desperately hoping for the release of Zelda U, as well as the promise of the beautifully open world that was shown to us in footage from the Game Awards Show last year. But since thus far more footage and information about the game has continued to elude us some are resorting to creating their own version of Hyrule. The YouTube channel GameChap has used a map in the PS4 game Far Cry 4 to recreate the world from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this recreation you will see many familiar landmarks such as the mighty Deku Tree, Death Mountain, and much more.

Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and see what else you might find familiar!

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Ocarina Of Time Arriving On Wii U Virtual Console For North America

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 6.37.49 PMLast week, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would arrive on the European Wii U Virtual Console this week, and now fans in North America can enjoy the N64 classic as well. Starting tomorrow Ocarina of Time will be available for download in North America on the Wii U Virtual Console for $9.99.

“The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made –returns on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U™. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link™ and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce.”

Source: Nintendo (via: Nintendo Everything)

Ocarina Of Time Heads To Virtual Console For Wii U In Europe

Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 11.33.37 AMNintendo of Europe announced earlier today via their Official Twitter account that the Wii U Virtual Console will be seeing a new addition from The Legend of Zelda franchise. Ocarina of Time will be heading to the Virtual Console for the Wii U next week. Starting on July 2nd Zelda fans across Europe will be able to enjoy the classic N64 title.

 

Source: Twitter

 

Culture Shock: The Origins of Epona

Epona and LinkDespite appearing in only three core Zelda games as a mount (and in The Minish Cap as an NPC owned by Malon and Talon), Epona has left quite the impression on fans of The Legend of Zelda. She’s a way to move around quickly, circumvent certain obstacles and allows Link to engage in awesome battles in Twilight Princess. In the three adventures she appeared in she has been a faithful companion of Link, helping him save Hyrule and Termina, in two cases on nothing but a diet of carrots. Of all of Link’s red animal companions (Dimitri, the King of Red Lions, Link’s Loftwing) she is by far the most beloved of the bunch. But is there any real-life basis to her name and what she can do? The YouTube channel The Game Theorists take a look at this, with the latest video in their Culture Shock series. Watch the video after the break!
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ZD Gallery: Shadow Folk

tumblr_nplricwlXE1rd2eazo4_500 Welcome back to ZD Gallery where every other week we feature an artist and their works of art that pay homage to our beloved Zelda series. This week, we are pleased to introduce Streaac, an active Zelda fan who’s been creating pieces for the franchise for the past year or so, including prints and even a couple comics that are still in the works.

Go ahead and make the jump to see more of Streaac’s work and catch our interview with her!

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Zelda Oil Paintings

hWQt2Vk It takes some talent to paint something Zelda related and make it look as if it could actually be a screenshot from one of the games. That’s basically what reddit user benthunderbolt did with a few of his oil paintings that he shared with fellow Zelda fans over on Imgur. This one here is of the opening screen from Ocarina of Time. It’s so well done, and so identical to the real deal, I can almost see Link and Epona trotting over Hyrule field as if I were about to start playing!

Make the jump to see the other two that benthunderbolt shared!

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Ocarina of Time Orchestral Medley

Ocarina-of-Time-1_2In these prosperous days of Zelda players being able to see live orchestras play their favorite in-game music in concert halls full of fellow fans, it is cool to see the awesome orchestrations a singlew person can make from the comfort of their home. Technology is good. YouTuber RebeccaETripp has put together a long and impressive orchestral medley of songs from Ocarina of Time, and it is a great way of hearing orchestral versions of many of the tracks that were not in the Symphony of the Goddesses’ Ocarina of Time movement.

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Zelda Manga Artists Release Unused Art

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 7.28.30 AMThe manga artist duo known as Akira Himekawa (A. Honda and S. Nagano) who worked on The Legend of Zelda manga series have recently released several unused images of art. The images include Link from Ocarina of Time as well as Oracle of Seasons and were posted on their official Facebook page. They were not used at the time of production for an unknown reason, however Akira Himekawa felt that they were “very special and hope that fans enjoy it”.

To check out a few more of these rare and unused images, head past the jump.

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HMK: Hyrule’s Civil War & Interloper War are NOT THE SAME

HMK promoThere are quite a few wars that are detailed in the series, but are never seen in the actual games, and apparently, even after the release of Hyrule Historia, people are still debating about what occurs during and after each war, and which wars referenced in the games are which. Two specific wars that are often mixed up are the Interloper War referenced in Twilight Princess, and the Civil War spoken of in Ocarina of Time. HMK on YouTube has made a full video explaining the detailed occurrences, and major differences, of each war, and why they are not the same.

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Song of Storms Gets Crazy Dubstep Remix

dsg Music in Zelda usually isn’t the type of thing one would headbang to or yell “DROP THE BASS” about, but thanks to Will & Tim of DubstepGutter the Ocarina of Time’s Song of Storms now has an ear-popping EDM counterpart. This version starts off with a play through of the original song, then springs to life with pounding bass and electronic turntable manipulation. Some of Link’s grunts and Navi’s chimings are sprinkled in throughout as well. The best part is, the song is free for download!
Give this pumped up remix a listen after the jump.

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Art Styles Over the Ages – an Analysis

Wind Waker LinkThe art style of each Zelda game can turn into a hotly debated topic; while some think that Twilight Princess has a dark and mature visual tone, others see it as dark and drab. I believe that in these debates, the most important aspects of the art are lost, namely how well they mesh with or add to the rest of the game.
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Song of Time Cover with Latin Lyrics

Temple of TIme I will never get tired of fans covering music from the Zelda series! It’s always so amazing to see- well, hear– the creative ways fans go about showing their love for the musical attributes of the franchise. In this instance, a fan has written their own lyrics for the Song of Time and combined them with the song in a Latin translation to make it sound as if the song was sung by a Latin choir.

Make the jump to hear for yourself!

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Gerudo Valley Kazoo Cover

UntitledYou can go to the Symphony of the Goddesses, you can watch awesome covers of Zelda songs on YouTube, and you can make your own creative renditions of the series music, but nothing – NOTHING – quite reaches the majesty and musical prowess… of the kazoo. YouTuber Tsuko G. tasked himself wiyth making a Gerudo Valley cover on this marvelous instrument, and he did an awesome job.

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VIZ Media Offering Free Hylian Shields at SDCC

VIZ thumbnailJeez, Comic-Con is next week? That’s the first time I’ve heard…! Then again, I don’t really keep up with Comic-Con or anything, so I’m not surprised- but I’m sure all of you knew!  So if any of you are going to Comic-Con next month, be sure to stop by the VIZ booth (2813)- they’re offering a free Hylian Shield to anyone who visits!  That’s a pretty sweet surprise, if you ask me.  To read the full tweet, hit the jump to check it out.

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