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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Should Link Have A Companion In Zelda Wii U?

In most Zelda games, Link has a companion that accompanies him throughout the journey. These characters provide more characterization for our hero, usually doing all the talking for him and most closely interacting with him. These characters all play an important role in their respective games; whether it be Fi delivering messages, Navi and Tatl giving advice, or Proxi somewhat giving voice to Link in Hyrule Warriors. It’s generally known that some people despise Navi and Fi, but with that being said, do we want someone alongside Link in the upcoming Zelda Wii U title?

In this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members give their opinions on this topic, and elaborate on their reasoning.

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Piece of Heart: It’s Baptism… or Drowning

maxresdefault Welcome to the seventh installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “If She Comes Up… It’s Baptism”. Basically, being submerged in water can represent a character’s rebirth. The Wind Waker in its entirety comes immediately to mind, leading into the lands that emerge to make up new Hyrule in Spirit Tracks.

 
Characters being dipped in water, getting soaked, or drowning also have significance. There’s a shocking amount of water in Zelda if you really think about it; there are lakes, bays, temples, oceans, fountains! A drenching or two is inevitable, so I’m going to take the plunge and analyze a few.

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Fanmade Zelda Stop Motion Vine Series

admin-ajax So there has been a rather cryptic announcement of the possibility of a Zelda television series, yet all know that it’ll be a while before we hear anything more solid about the project. For now, though, here’s something to pacify everyone’s yearning. Vine user Johnny McHone has been releasing a creative and entertaining stop-motion series based on the Legend of Zelda since January this year.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Link Costume Trailer

monster_hunter_4_linkIf you’re a Legend of Zelda or Monster Hunter fan (or perhaps both), then you will want to get your hands on the latest DLC for Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 that includes none other than a Link costume, and it looks fantastic. The latest trailer shows the in-game character looking very much the part as the Hero of Time, wielding the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, Goddess Bow and more! Hit the jump to see the trailer.

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Temple of Time Recreation in Wildstar

photo (12) Legend of Zelda fans love to mark their territory in different areas of gaming whenever possible; whether this serves as a mating call to alert fellow fans of their presence, or simply as homage to the series that nurtured them is up for interpretation. We recently reported on the recreation of the original Legend of Zelda’s map in Minecraft, yet another recreation has been spotted in a PC game. The MMORPG WildStar gives players a lot of freedom in Housing customization, so one devoted Zelda fan took advantage of this to build a beautiful and pristinely accurate recreation of the Temple of Time from Ocarina of Time.

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These Fan-Made Majora’s Mask Headphones Look Stunning

rXp0hjBI’m sure all of us know that The Legend of Zelda franchise has a huge community, so we’re bound to see fans creating various things from, or inspired by the series.  As we’ve all come to know, many Zelda fans have created their own custom Zelda-themed products, ranging from necklaces, to lamps, to an NES in-whole. And as I’m sure we’ve all seen a few Zelda-inspired headphones here and there over the time we’ve explored the internet. But the fan who customized the face-plates of this headset to make it Majora’s Mask-themed…? It’s just too beautiful for words… If you want to check it out in all it’s beautiful, shiny glory, take a hit at the jump!

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Zelda Theme Park Not Real – April Fool’s Concept Mistakenly Published

lost_woods_tavern_final_by_medders-d4t82jy-850x549 There are NO plans for a Zelda theme park, and the previous article was not meant to be released to the public for any reason other than the purposes of a traditional April Fool’s Day article. The Zelda Theme park post was written as an early concept for an April Fool’s article. It was in early development and had not even been approved by Zelda Dungeon. However, the first draft of this article was mistakenly published before the concept could be fully brought to life and determined acceptable as an article for said day. I apologize for this getting out, and for any distress it may have caused. Zelda Dungeon would never report such baseless news.

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The Man, The Myth, The… Fairy Wannabe: Tingle’s Origins

tingle2057020x20428 If you love the Legend of Zelda series, then you know who Tingle is. The middle-aged man whose vehicle of choice is a balloon attached to his back. Tingle first appeared in Majora’s Mask on the N64 and appeared in quite a few Zelda games proceeding that; specifically Oracle of Ages, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, and he is part of the Majora’s Mask DLC of Hyrule Warriors. Tingle also makes minor appearances in Phantom Hourglass as a poster on the wall of Mercay Island’s bar, in Spirit Tracks as statues in both Hyrule Castle Town’s shop and Linebeck III’s shop, and in Skyward Sword as a doll in Zelda’s room at the Knight Academy. Kotaku recently had an interview with Eiji Aonuma on how Tingle ever came to be. Check out what Nintendo’s top Zelda creator said, after the jump!

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Piece of Heart: Lost Boys and Evil Ploys

ftale Welcome to the sixth installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “Hanseldee and Greteldum” so we’ll scour the Zelda series in search of parallels to fairy tales (oddly enough I found none alluding to Hansel and Gretel, nor Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, so I changed the title rather than be misleading).

The land of Hyrule connects with the real world when it takes a page from our favorite bedtime stories. A young boy clad in green with an unruly shadow and fairy companion, a girl who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to protect her family and homeland, fairies who aid a hero on his way to slay a dragon and wake a sleeping princess– The Legend of Zelda sounds like something straight out of Disney!

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Squad of Custom Toon Link Amiibo Look Great

tumblr_njtmriuXyI1qzp9weo4_500The third wave of Amiibo are quickly flying off the shelves, and with two more Zelda characters introduced in this wave it has been one of the most popular yet among Zelda fans. So, in accordance with previous waves, custom Amiibo have begun to appear on the internet as artists get their hands on the new additions. With Toon Link’s inclusion in the third wave, some customs figures have emerged that are just too good not to share. Hit the jump to see more!

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Skull Kid Cosplayer Helps Promote Majora’s Mask 3D at GameStop

char_17649-192x220 Reddit user Cowdermon went to his local GameStop cosplaying as Skull Kid for the release of Majora’s Mask 3D. This was Cowdemon’s first attempt at cosplay, but he seems to have either a natural talent or a true devotion to The Legend of Zelda because as you’ll see the cosplay is gorgeous. In fact, it was so good that the staff members at Cowdermon’s GameStop asked him to do a little promoting while he was there!

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Cover for ‘The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide’ is Beautiful

MM3D-Perfect-GuideTHUMBThe cover for “The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide” book, published by Famitsu is a thing of beauty. Famitsu’s Perfect Guide series’ additions are the end all be all of guide books, but unfortunately this one will only be released in Japan. It contains detailed charts and maps for Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as guides to understanding the three-day cycle, and directions on where to find heart pieces and stray fairies. Hit the jump to see the cover up close!

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