“Astral Observatory” Music Video by Epic Game Music

Astral_ObservatoryA few months back, YouTube channel Epic Game Music created a music video for the “Astral Observatory” theme in Majora’s Mask. The channel focuses on all of the most loved video game music and remixes them into original pieces. They shoot their music videos in locations that help to enhance the tone of the tunes they play. In this video they take on the “Astral Observatory” theme, this is probably the only place of solace in the chaotic world we visit in Majora’s Mask and the upbeat melody bellies the impending doom outside. The guitar used in the video adds an extra layer of fun to the music and the location chosen for the video helps to transport the watcher to that beautifully colorful place in the game.

Jump in to check it out for yourselves.

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Gossip Stone: Should Non-cannon Official Stories Impact Zelda Lore?

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With The Legend of Zelda boosting a current gaming line-up of fifteen games and counting, you would think that all the history we would ever need would be contained within. But that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from releasing a fair amount of side stories, or even complete retellings, of over half of the games. But should these ‘after thoughts,’ as I like to call them, be considered cannon for lore and analysis purposes? Let’s take a look at a few of the different sources, and you can weigh in on what you believe in the comments below. Read more…

Zelda Fans Happily Tie the Knot in a Local GameStop

Ybh4DLAlThis Memorial Day weekend, a pair of Zelda fans decided to tie the knot at a local GameStop, dressed as their favorite video game duo, Link and Zelda. The couple walked down the very isle where they first met, were engaged, and where their closest friends and family would witness the holy matrimony appropriately dressed as various Nintendo characters. Take the jump to take a look! Read more…

Zelda Symphony Adds More Tour Dates

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 11.56.16 AMThe Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest has been going strong with performances all over the world. Some of you might have already had a chance to check out this amazing symphony, whether you were lucky enough to have it travel to your city or if you took a special trip just for the symphony. Now they have added even more tour dates and cities, so for those of you that haven’t seen it come to your town yet, you just might be in luck! With the addition of music from Majora’s Mask 3D those that saw the original version just might want to check it out again!

Head past the break for a list of all the upcoming tour dates and locations.

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Which Dungeon Creates The Best Atmosphere

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 11.16.37 AMAs with many things that have to do with The Legend of Zelda franchise, we can spend quite a bit of time talking about Dungeons! There are many reasons fans become hooked on the Zelda series, whether it is the lore that inspires you, the characters, or the gameplay, there are many things that keep us coming back time and time again. It is all a part of a fantastic little puzzle that began long ago, and dungeons are an essential piece of that puzzle. It is probably safe to say that it would be almost impossible to pick your absolute single favorite dungeon and if you are anything like myself, I might be able to narrow it down to my Top Ten favorites. But they would all be on that list for different reasons! Some I enjoyed because of their mechanics, some were because they were the most challenging, and some might be on my list because they were the most visually appealing. No matter why you enjoyed a particular dungeon the fact remains the same, they are a huge part of what makes the Zelda games fantastic!

In this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks, several staff members comment on which dungeon had the best atmosphere and why. Please feel free to share your own thoughts on the topic as well!

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Link amiibo Can Be Used In Yoshi’s Woolly World

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 9.27.06 AMYoshi’s latest adventure, Yoshi’s Wooly World will be releasing this year, and we have just learned that in the title we will see an appearance of some character costumes from The Legend of Zelda franchise. Nintendo of Europe has just released a video that shows off the ability to use amiibo to unlock different costumes for the little Yarn Yoshi in the game. There will be a total of 40 amiibo able to be used and several Zelda amiibo are on that list! So far it looks as if you can use the Link, Toon Link, Sheik, and Ganondorf amiibo to unlock costumes that the yarn Yoshi will then be able to wear. The video only shows off what Yarn Yoshi would look like wearing Link’s costume, but I can’t wait to see what he will look like when you use the other amiibo, Ganondorf’s outfit might be pretty hilarious!

To check out the video and see Yoshi transform into the garb of our green clad hero, head past the jump.

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How to Make A Wooden Hylian Shield

UntitledIn the past, we have covered creations by YouTube woodworker HappyAtom, as he makes some very cool and simple wooden Zelda creations, but now he is tackling something a bit more chalenging: Skyward Sword‘s Hylian Shield. He has thus far released the first part of the building process, and says that the second part will be out soon, so hit the jump to see the first video on making your own version of Link’s famous shield!

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Kakariko Village Jazz Cover

Kakariko_Village_(Ocarina_of_Time)Most Legend of Zelda fans have a location in the game to relax or unwind, and for many of us that place is Kakariko Village. YouTube musician insaneintherainmusic created a multi-instrument arrangement of this theme, capturing the quiet and calm atmosphere with a jazz style. This cover features typical jazz instruments such as a piano, tenor saxophone, bass, and drums, and even vocals—with lyrics! Hit the jump to take a look! Read more…

Majora’s Mask Replica on Kickstarter

4f61b9c81c4673822aa0d1b70cece064_originalWith the release of Majora’s Mask 3D, merchandise has grown high in demand as more and more people want to get a hold on their very own Majora’s Mask. Kickstarter campaign by Christiane Gohring aims to create a silicone Majora’s Mask replica, complete with casting resin to maintain strength and resistance without the heavy weight. This project is about half-funded with several days remaining, so click the jump to hear more! Read more…

New Zelda T-shirts Spotted On The Yetee

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 11.00.22 AMFor those of you that are unfamiliar with the Yetee, its an awesome website that selects designs that have been submitted from around the world and then offers the limited edition design on a T-shirt for only 24hours! The prices are amazing and its possible because they only print what is actually purchased. For today’s shirts they have selected two different artists designs to feature, and the designs were both inspired by The Legend of Zelda! They are both available in several T-shirt sizes as well as a tank top option. Remember this is a very limited time offer so if you like the designs, act fast!

Head past the break for more details.

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Gossip Stone: What Other Classic Zelda Content Would You Like to See Remade in a New Game?

468px-Boss_RushHyrule Warriors did many things that hardcore Zelda fans were not used to, most of which regarding the actual gameplay, but one thing many approved of was taking the original series bosses from The Legend of Zelda, and remaking them into awesome, high-definition creatures. They stayed quite true to their original forms, while feeling very new, and of course, they looked great. Should Nintendo do this with more of their classic Zelda content? If so, what else from the old games other than bosses could be remade/upgraded in a new modern Zelda game?

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“Did You Get All That?” Weekly News Recap

kaeporagaeboraWelcome back and thank you for joining me on our second installment of our Weekly News Recap where I, Kaepora Gaebora take you through all the news and most talked about articles of the last week. For those of you that missed our first adventure please check it out here. Now before we begin our journey back in time, let me remind you that we will be reviewing not only any Zelda news that might have happened in the previous week but also the things that you were most passionate about. So please remember to be good little boys and girls so that I may share your wise words from the comments each week. Now that we are all caught up with what our journey will consist of, lets get started. No more dallying, so I must ask… “Did you get all that?”

If  your answer is yes, join me past the break.

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Zelda Universe Presents: Hyrule Warriors: The Movie Act 2

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Zelda Universe’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie is back with Act II, and this time we pick up during the timeline split to continue our adventure. If this is your first time seeing the Hyrule Warriors Movie, let me give you a little background. Zelda Universe has hired actors to portray Hyrule Warriors as a voice acted movie, giving more depth and life to its unique storyline. If you have yet to see Act I, you can check it out here. Once you’ve done that and got caught up, hit the jump to check out Act II. Read more…

Dragon Roost Island Cover Duo

wind-waker-HD1In what has now officially become my weekend of “An ode to The Wind Waker“, we will now see the latest cover from the YouTube channel, SadToyCats. The YouTube channel is a music project based out of New York and has taken on the Dragon Roost Island theme for their latest cover. I love the musical arrangement they created and the fact that you have a little bit of gameplay intermixed to really evoke the feel of your surroundings at Dragon Roost Island.

Head past the jump and hear it for yourselves!

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Zelda Easter Egg Found in Splatoon

splatoon Nintendo fans may as well call this the Year of the Squid because its most anticipated game happens to be the third-person ink shooting break-out hit Splatoon. With less than a week before its international May 29th release, the hype is reaching its peak. In the wake of this excitement, GameXplain has sweetened the deal for Zelda fans by finding a classic Zelda enemy displayed in Invader style street-art on one of Splatoon’s maps. An old school Octorok makes an appearance alongside a classic Blooper from the Mario series.
Hit the jump to check them out!

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