Protecting the mortal incarnation of the Goddess Hylia is a pretty big job, but one handled with the utmost grace in the capable hands of the very first Sheikah warrior– Impa, from Skyward Sword. Though she initially had a stern exterior and was very critical of Link, Impa turned out to be an extremely loyal and trusting individual with a heart of gold. It’s no secret that Impa is a flawed character, if she was perfect she wouldn’t be interesting, but the beauty of her appearance in Skyward Sword is that the players get to see her character develop over thousands of years. A selfless servant of the Goddess, Impa will do anything to make sure that Zelda stays safe and Demise stays sealed away. After the jump, get a glimpse at the motivations and carefully calculated actions that lead Impa to become the legendary Sheikah icon she is!
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In the grand scheme of the Zelda-verse, there are exceptionally few settlements exceeding ten people in population; the job of census-taker in Hyrule must be a cushy one. Thank goodness, then, that population was in no way a requirement for this list. To qualify, a settlement had to just feel like a village in the very professional opinion of our ZD Staff. As always, feel free to leave your own lists in the comments below; our staff had a good time with this, and we’d all love to know what you think.
I’m pleased to announce some big changes are on the horizon here at Zelda Dungeon and within the online Zelda community as a whole. Earlier this month I acquired the website, Zelda Informer, and it is now under the same umbrella company as Zelda Dungeon. We will be partnering up to bring you the best Legend of Zelda coverage on the net. Several major changes will be happening here at Zelda Dungeon in the coming months and future announcements will be made as these changes get implemented.
Effective immediately, the Zelda Dungeon front page is going to go through a significant overhaul. We will no longer be covering day to day Zelda News, along with other fan features. All of our efforts for this will be over at the Zelda Informer website. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Zelda Informer has been around for nearly a decade and is the leading Zelda website for day to day news, editorials, articles, and great exclusive features.
Every Zelda game has its own interesting way of progressing through the journey- be it obtaining Spiritual Stones, obtaining instruments, and so forth. For Skyward Sword, it became an extremely nerve-wracking experience due to the trials known as the Silent Realm. There were a few in there, but even though it may only be a few, that doesn’t make them any less terrifying (if you don’t know what you’re doing from the get-go). It makes me wonder; would Nintendo ever think of implementing a similar trial series into future Zelda games, possibly even Zelda U? I’ll explain how it goes further on, so be sure to hit the jump for more info!
Music covers in the Zelda fandom are not hard to come by, but I love finding something where someone has put their own creative twist to it. Especially with a tune as awesome as the Dark World theme from A Link to the Past. YouTube user RichaabEB has done just that, giving the theme a rock edge that makes it sound like an action packed montage or an epic fight is taking place.
Make the jump to check it out! Read more…
With just a few months left until its March 25th release, we’re beginning to see more Hyrule Warriors Legends fanfair hit the gaming scene. One gaming retailer in the UK, GAME, opened pre-orders for a Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition bundle that contains both a copy of the game and a golden Compass watch. The bundle is set at £49.99 and is said to be exclusive to GAME retailers, though it’s likely the bundle will also make its way to Nintendo UK’s online store.
The bundle is expected to release along with the game in March.
For more details and pictures of the Compass watch, hit the jump!
To top off his 2015 year of covers, Youtube’s Banjo Guy Ollie produced a cover of Mabe Village from Link’s Awakening on– you guessed it– a banjo. He also employed a host of other instruments including a U-Bass, Bouzouki/Mandola, and Mandolin. The cover really does this great tune justice, and the banjo gives it a unique and rather cozy tone that fits the song’s role in the game perfectly. Banjo Guy Ollie’s version of Mabe Village is not to be missed, so take a listen after the jump!
Recently Clyde “Tomato” Mandelin released his first Legends of Localization book. This volume treks through the original Legend of Zelda game for the Famicon, comparing how the game was originally made for the Japanese market and how it was localized for the North American market. I was privileged to receive a copy of this 200 page work, and I wanted to share some of this masterpiece with you. Hit the jump to take a look and find out how you can get this legacy for yourself. Read more…
Time to gather up all your rupees; the Twilight Princess HD bundle including the Wii U game and the Wolf Link and Midna amiibo is once again available for pre-order on Amazon. Although the game’s release isn’t until March of next year, this is a great holiday gift idea for any of your Zelda friends out there or even just for yourself. It might not be under the tree next week, but the promise and the knowing that you’ve snagged this bundle is enough of a gift for any true Zelda fan. That said, if you don’t already have your hands on a pre-order and you or a friend are dying to own Twilight Princess HD and the Wolf Link amiibo on March 4th, 2016, then don’t hesitate and get on over to Amazon to make your purchase now!
When thinking up editorials, my mind tends to stray towards the same games: The Wind Waker always seems like a good option, I always have something to say about Skyward Sword or Twilight Princess, and I never tire of talking about my personal favorite title in the series, A Link to the Past. I try to avoid repeating myself, but it keeps getting harder and harder to think of something fresh. So, when brainstorming for my latest editorial I thought that it would be fun to go completely outside of my comfort zone and talk about a game I hear little about, and what I hear is generally negative.
Welcome to the first installment in my new editorial series, Revisiting Phantom Hourglass. In this edition, I will be getting through the introduction of the game, up through the meeting with Astrid just before entering the Fire Temple.
That Hyrule Warriors Legends livestream yesterday was chock full of delicious details about the upcoming hack-and-slash 3DS title and as translations come through, even more interesting tidbits make their way to us. In this case, Linkle’s opening cinematic and first battle’s narrative have revealed much about our new heroine. She believes she’s the reincarnated hero thanks to a momento given to her by her grandmother, and she’s a bit impulsive– which leaves her lost in the woods with a familiar Zelda foe.
Read the story’s direct translation after the jump!
During the half hour Hyrule Warriors Legends livestream that Koei Tecmo held today, the team showed off the game’s snazzy character-filled 3DS theme. The theme is basically just a background image on the home screen that slides along with the 3DS when swiped to reveal more of the picture before looping back around. As mentioned, the image is chock full of characters from the game; all of the playable characters reside on the top screen, and the bottom screen is occupied by enemies.
While the theme is shown on a Japanese 3DS it can be inferred that it will be available outside of Japan sometime closer to the game’s release, though no date has been confirmed yet. Check out the theme after the jump!
In a recent interview with Amy Anderson, the conductor of Symphony of the Goddess, several great questions were asked with befitting answers. These range from questions such as how she is feeling about the tour and and if she had played any Zelda games prior to the tour. The music that she conducts is very well done and a great extension of the games music itself. It would be great to attend an event as exiting as that and it would be one of the best things a Zelda fan could do.
Check out some of the questions after the jump! Read more…
A Legend of Zelda anime series is something that the Zelda community has desired for a very long time. But what if instead of an action-packed serious anime based around our blonde hero, we got a comedy based anime that followed the red, green, and blue Links from Tri Force Heroes? No need to imagine it, animator CharlesCBernardo gives us a taste of the hilarity that could ensue in his fan animation “The Legend Of Zelda – Tri Force Heroes – Ambitious Trinity.” In the five minute clip, the Links discuss what keeps them motivated and get into a duel with both Moldorm and each other.
The story ends with a shocking twist that shouldn’t be missed, so check out the video after the jump!
In celebration of 4-years online and 5,000 articles, the Zelda Dungeon Wiki is hosting our annual giveaway. As of this post we have given away eight Link plushies, and we will continue giving them away throughout the month of December. We are giving away plushies to all new editors of the Wiki that make notable contributions. Editing the Wiki won’t just give you a chance, or put you in a drawing to win a plushie. It will almost guarantee that you will win a plushie as we are giving away up to 50 of these plushies. Make the jump for all the details.