With Halloween just around the corner, Hot Topic has put a nearly complete Link costume up for order on its website. It has listed a The Legend of Zelda Costume which contains Link’s hat, tunic, belt, and chest strap for $34.50 plus shipping. And a Link Accessory Kit with Link’s hat and ears for $19.50 plus shipping. Additionally, it’s selling a 27 ” plastic Master Sword with a sheath for $19.50 plus shipping. And a 14 1/2″ by 19″ plastic Hylian Shield with wrist straps for $16.50 plus shipping.
Take a look at these invaluable cosplay accessories after the jump!
Club Nintendo Europe just re-added “The Legend of Zelda Carry Case” to its Nintendo Stars program at the price of 4000 stars. The case is dark green with a gold Hylian symbol in the center, and can be used as a toiletry bag or pencil case or what-have-you. It also features a gold zipper with slider grips, one of which is stamped with a Heart Container symbol. If you have any leftover stars make sure to grab yours while supplies last and before the Stars program expires on September 30th. See the case and read a full item description after the jump!
I’ve always thought that the scantily clad Great Fairies of Ocarina of Time didn’t quite match the serene and pure beauty of the Great Fairy Fountains, but that may have had everything to do with the Fountains’ theme. Composer Alan Gee took the Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme and turned it on its head by giving it a sick beat and remixing it hip-hop style! While the song still sounds traditionally peaceful, it gives the Fountain a more urban atmosphere– far more befitting of those video-vixen Fairies. Give the remix a listen after the jump.
It has been over six months since our last recruiting drive, but we are currently in need of a few additional volunteers. In particular this time around we are looking for some additional help covering daily news and weekly editorials. Additionally, this is a rare opportunity where we are hiring to spruce up some of our game guides and walkthroughs. Specifically, we could use a few people that are proficient in image editing software, but we are also looking for writers. Make the jump for more information.
While excitement mounts over the Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid figure, we still have not been given a release date for the delectable collectible. The Good Smile Company did show off the final version of the figure at The Summer Wonderful Festival in July, but we were only provided with a front-facing view. Finally, we’ve got a full coverage video of the figure from every angle, and it looks magnificent if I do say so myself.
Check out the Nendoroid in all its glory after the jump!
IGN’s YouTube series, History of Awesome, held a roundtable discussion about the success of the original Legend of Zelda. The facilitators hit upon its being one of the first games to adopt an open world concept, Miyamoto’s inspirations when creating it, the sense of community that came from needing to look to others for help finding secrets and items, its lack of a solid narrative, and of course its golden cartridge. They also touch on the impact of the Legend of Zelda both at the time of its launch and in the world of modern gaming. Hit the jump to listen to the table’s insights regarding our beloved series’ founding game!
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!
Welcome back to what has now become our Saturday ritual at Zelda Dungeon, Beedle’s Bazaar. Where Beedle and I show off some of our favorite Zelda goodies that we have found in the last week, and of course, help you unburden yourself of all your rupees (trust me, I spend mine too)! I hope you have all been saving some rupees in the last week because we have some pretty spectacular things to show you. From two different items to help you get some much needed rest in true Zelda style, to the perfect way to show off your love of Zelda games and music at the same time, you are sure to want to spend some of your hard earned rupees.
Head past the break to check out what we have for you this week!
Majora’s Mask has turned into the fan-favorite Zelda game in recent years, and it isn’t hard to see why. Even though I’m not one who reveres the game to the extent of seeing it as a sacred item, I can respect both its gameplay and plot themes. Take for instance one of the game’s primary mechanics, the masks in Majora’s Mask are incredibly creative and well-implemented. Therefore, on this week’s ZD Top, we had our staff members count down their favorite masks with one small catch: no transformation masks.
As per usual, feel free to leave your personal lists in the comments!
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.
As most gamers already know, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away last Sunday. For those of us who may not know how to express our grief over this loss, a good idea would be to put your thoughts down in writing. Tokyo Otaku Mode is sending fan messages of thanks, farewell, and support concerning Iwata’s passing to Nintendo and to Iwata’s family members. All you have to do to be a part of this is add your message to the comments on Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Facebook post, here.
Akira Himekawa, creator of many official Legend of Zelda mangas has contributed heartwarming artwork to honor Iwata’s memory. Accordingly, you may also contribute original artwork with your message. Messages will be accepted until July 20th at 11:59 am PDT. To read specific procedures and see Himekawa’s full tribute artwork, hit the jump!
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!
The Zelda Dungeon Marathon is well under way, and we’ve already had a couple of great playthroughs. There are still several days worth of Zelda games to play, and plenty of shenanigans along the way. So far, the pre-show had some awesome times in Mario Kart 8, as well as some really fun Super Smash Bros. battles, while waiting for more people to arrive for the official start of the marathon. During the pre-show, we were also shown the time lapse of the actual marathon setup. After that, the real show began, and Mases graced us with a Phantom Hourglass run, ending off at 5:56:30, beating last year’s time by 10 minutes. After that, Mases and Moseley had a Link’s Awakening race, with Mases winning with a time of 2:59:50. Right now, we are between games, but Hyrule Warriors is about to hit the screen, so head over there to see that, as well as the full marathon schedule!
The big surprise of Twilight Princess is still a mystery, and A Link to the Past could have any number of racers once the last stream day comes around, so hit the stream, and stick around! Don’t forget to donate for file names, Hyrule Warriors fighters, and more! The money goes strait to Child’s Play, and we are currently at a donation total of $1291.38!