Posts in category: Zelda News

Akira Himekawa’s New Manga is Probably Twilight Princess

himebo Akira Himekawa recently announced that they’d be producing another full length Legend of Zelda manga, however, they did not reveal off of what game the manga would be based. Well, Brian Gabriel of Hammerspace has deducted that the likeliest candidate is Twilight Princess. Himekawa had released scrapped concept art for a Twilight Princess comic some years ago, and looking at the silhouette of Link in the recent announcement picture, it’s clear that the design was pulled straight from the Twilight Princess concept art, sans Wolf Link.
This could be purely coincidental, chosen for convenience, or the silhouette may not actually be a match, but it seems way too precise to me. You be the judge, compare the pieces after the jump!

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Reggie Fils-Aime Talks to Gamespot About Zelda Wii U

Reggie-PuppetYesterday, Gamespot posted their interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, talking about upcoming games spoken of during the Digital Event, and asking about his thoughts on the overall conference. Early in this interview, Gamespot asked about Zelda Wii U, and why it was not shown at the conference.

Hit the jump for the full video, and to hear Reggie’s responses about Zelda. Read more…

Zeldathon Deluxe Has Officially Begun!

Yesterday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time this Summer’s semi-annual Zeldathon started streaming to the public. For those who aren’t familiar, Zeldathon raises money for a charity of its choice twice a year by playing Zelda games straight for as long as fan donations meet the goals set to extend playing time. This summer, the Zeldathon team is raising money for Charity: Water, with the mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe. Zeldathon worked with Charity: Water back in 2012 to raised $45,874. The goal this time around is to raise $150,000 so head over to the stream to share your support, join the chat, and donate!

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Eimear Noone Planning New CD: Songs of Zelda – A Link to the Celts‏

maxresdefault (1)Irish conductor Eimear Noone, popular among Zelda fans for her conducting at Symphony of the Goddesses concerts, is planning a new album, called Songs of Zelda: A Link to the Celts‏! Attendees of the recent 2015 Dublin International Game Music Festival got to see the musicians put a traditional celtic spin on the classic adventure music we love so much, and now Ms. Noone wishes to make a full CD in this style! Eimear is very good at her job, so this album is sure to be a hit, if it gets funded.

Hit the jump for a preview video with footage from the festival in Dublin! Read more…

Zelda Wii U Plot Rumors and Possible E3 Appearance

caballo The Zelda fan-base was collectively vexed when Nintendo made the announcement that Zelda Wii U would no longer be released in 2015 nor be shown at this year’s E3, but Nintendo may be applying a bandage to at least one of these sore wounds. Zelda publication The Hidden Triforce was tipped off by a GameStop employee who overheard his store’s Nintendo Representative spilling fact after fact about Zelda Wii U, and amassed a nice list of rumors. The game is said to be compatible with several Amiibo, will not place Ganondorf as its main antagonist, and will be shown at E3 with a trailer and official art.
That’s only a taste of these rumors, devour the rest after the jump!

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Miyamoto Will Appear at E3 This Year, But Iwata Will Not

e3gamersbliss_small1IGN has gotten word of Nintendo’s presence at E3, and there is apparently good news and bad news. The good news is that Shigeru Miyamoto will most certainly appear at the Expo. Miyamoto has proven to be the best person to show off Zelda materials on the E3 at live confrences, so let’s all hope he hits that subject this time around. Unfortunately, Satoru Iwata will not be there. After his health-related absence from last year’s E3, it is a shame to not see him there again. This time it is strictly for business purposes. Many of us love to see his digital self on E3 Directs and such, but this may mean we won’t get something like that this year.

Check out Nintendo’s quote on the matter after the jump! Read more…

The Legend of Zelda is a 2015 Finalist in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

487063dc81157f477495ca027b087b4eThe Strong National Museum of Play, home to the World Video Game Hall of Fame, has chosen several classic video games to be finalists in the final decision of who makes it into the prestigious Hall this year, and The Legend of Zelda is among them! Zelda has not only run for over 25 years now, but has clearly been hugely influential to the entire gaming industry, so why shouldn’t it be in the Hall of Fame? It does have 14 games as competition, though, so let’s all hope that the NES’s classic Action-Adventure pioneer wins the judges’ votes!

Hit the jump for more details, and the full list of finalists! Read more…

Phantom Hourglass Style Game “Oceanhorn” Moves to PC

Oceanhorn-wallpaper-GOTY In 2012 the heavily Zelda-inspired game Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas released in the app store, but now its adventure and JRPG elements have made it popular enough to be picked up by Steam. It is available for purchase in the Steam Store for $14.99 and has received very positive reviews. Oceanhorn is an adventure game set in a world that blends fantasy and technology, its story surrounds an ancient sea monster that tirelessly tries to hunt down the player; Siliconera spoke with the game’s Creative Director, Heikki Repo about his inspiration, the move to PC, and the chance for a console release of the game.

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The Symphony of the Goddesses Merchandise for Sale on its Website

zelda-symphony The Symphony of the Goddesses recently updated its website and has added a “Shop” tab. That’s right, the Symphony is now selling its merchandise online. Unfortunately, all three of the posters on the shop are already sold out. However, the three shirts are not. These include a black Skull Kid tee, Wingcrest logo tee, and the official Symphony of the Goddesses golden logo tee. Head here to get yours before they’re gone!

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Gossip Stone: The Potential Role of Amiibo Cards in the Zelda Franchise

linkcard Now that Nintendo has proven the almighty power of Amiibo figurines, it’s attempting to capitalize on the craze with new Amiibo cards. The figurines have been especially good to the Zelda community, being compatible with multiple games and yielding rewards each day when scanned for Hyrule Warriors, so will Amiibo cards be equally beneficial to us? Not much has been revealed about these cards as of yet, but some people are already looking at them like re-branded AR Cards. However with so much unwritten, there comes plenty of fodder for speculation. The cards have got potential especially because they’ll have to set themselves apart from the Amiibo figurines, whether this happens to be through function, exclusivity, or collectability.

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Nintendo Direct 4.1.2015: All Zelda-Related Content

maxresdefaultHappy April Fool’s Day! Nintendo was more than ready to celebrate with a brand new Nintendo Direct! News for many upcoming Wii U and 3DS material, and well as updates for current games, got many exited, but some are disappointed because of a serious lack of major Zelda news. Still, though, there are a few things to mention, and even some stuff that we could theorize about and get excited for, if Nintendo is on our level and thinks the same way!

Check out the Direct itself, as well as the Zelda-related news, after the jump! Read more…

Zelda Wii U Will Not be Shown at E3 This Year

photo Along with the announcement that Zelda Wii U is no longer aiming for a 2015 release date comes the news that the game will not be shown at E3 this coming June. Eiji Aonuma made the announcement via Miiverse and Nintendo of America tweeted the news. Hit the jump to see the Miiverse post and tweet.

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Minute Long Legend of Zelda Minecraft Parody

zm There have been a good deal of Zelda related buildings, icons, and maps spotted floating around the Minecraft universe; in this particular bit of fan material though, the plot of nearly every Legend of Zelda game has been packed into a minute long Minecraft-style parody of the series. The video pokes fun at some of the series’ idiosyncrasies and Link’s sleepy tendencies. In the end, Link goes a little haywire and makes some rash decisions.

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The Master Sword Appears as an Easter Egg in Dying Light

master-sword-dying-lightDying Light is a survival horror game that was released in late January and apparently the developers over at Techland are Zelda fans as they have included a cool little Easter Egg from the Legend of Zelda. This comes in the form of the Master Sword making an appearance. The Nintendo references don’t stop at just the Legend of Zelda, as they also made reference to the original Super Mario Bros.

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Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series

netflixUsually a newstory like this would fly under the umbrella of complete nonsense, but the source here is a notable writer from the Wall Street Journal. I’ll jump straight to the point and quote the article in question.

“The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on “Zelda,” about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience, this person said.

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