Every Weapon in Hyrule Warriors – GameXplain

hw_update03_01Hyrule Warriors has been out for over half a year now, and finally all of its DLC has been released to the public. This not only allows us to make sure we get full value in our investment towards said DLC, but it also allows people to show off their collection in Hyrule Warriors. And of course, we can always rely on GameXplain to give us the full rundown. GameXplain recently uploaded a video of all weapons in Hyrule Warriors, and if you were ever curious about one, you can check it out after the jump!

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Graphic Designer Creates A Zelda-Themed Aquarium

9kkfRStAlright, we’ve all seen a thing or two when it comes to fans making cool Zelda items. There are tons of things, like lamps, pillows, replica swords and shields, custom consoles, or even masks.  But, have you ever seen a Zelda-themed aquarium…? If not, you have to check this out. It’s one of the coolest Zelda-themed fanmade projects I’ve seen a very long time. Oh, how I’d krill to see tons of fish in this… an infinite scale of them would be dolphinitely nice.  Anyways, if you want to sea what this aquarium is all about, hit the jump to dive in (don’t dive into an aquarium, that’s nuts)!

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Gossip Stone: Which Zelda Title Has The Best Soundtrack?

zelda-screenshotOne thing that’s usually accounted for in a game is its soundtrack. Depending on its quality, that may improve thoughts/opinions of the title. It’s a huge part of the game, and will hardly go unnoticed. There are some that are good, and some that are bad- it all depends on the effort given and the composer in-charge. The Legend of Zelda has had quite a few games, and their soundtracks are pretty hard to overlook. That’s why I’m going to talk about the game’s music, and maybe even get opinions on which Zelda title has the best soundtrack. Hit the jump to tune in!

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Nintendo on Their Evolving Approach to HD Development

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After the announcement of Zelda WiiU’s delay, there have been many different reactions. No matter what your reaction, it’s hard not to appreciate the sheer honesty from Nintendo about why they felt they needed more time with the first true HD Zelda title. With Nintendo being a company that has historically focused on gameplay first, story second, and graphics last, it’s not hard to imagine the growing pains they must be experiencing during this process. Nintendo EAD general manager Katsuya Eguchi has given us some insight on what those growing pains actually look like and how their focus is still on providing top quality games upon release.

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Exclusive: Preview of Scarlet Moon Record’s “Prescription For Sleep” Vol. II Album

UntitledNotable game-based record company Scarlet Moon Records will soon be releasing their newest album, Prescription For Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II, a sequel to their popular album released about a year ago of the same name. There will be several remixed versions of the relaxing tunes from many classic games, including Majora’s Mask‘s Oath to Order, which we now have a short snippet of!

Hit the jump for the music preview, as well as some bits from the album’s press release. Read more…

Tadtone Tuesday: “Ballad of the Wind Fish”

tumblr_lilf8sy6UK1qbscr0o1_500Welcome to our second installment of Tadtone Tuesday! This week we will be lending our ears to the ever-so nostalgic “Ballad of the Wind Fish” from Link’s Awakening. For anyone who missed out on last week’s introduction to the series, we will continue to analyze, feature, and openly discuss our weekly Tadtone. Today, the spotlight goes to the one and only Wind Fish!

Take the jump for more on this week’s Tadtone!

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Nintendo World Store Hosting Publisher Q&A During the Launch of The Legend of Zelda Graphic Novel Event

indexZelda fans fortunate enough to be in the Nintendo World Store area come May, will have the opportunity to openly ask a Viz representative questions regarding the highly anticipated reprint of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past graphic novel. According to the official Nintendo World Store Twitter account, the re-launch event will take place on May 1st from 6PM-8PM. Although the re-launch event takes place on May 1st, the actual retail release is May 5th.Thanks to publisher Viz Media, anyone who missed out on the 1993 release can now add a fresh copy to their Zelda collection.

Zelda Dungeon Talks: What Would Make Your Favorite Zelda Better?

As of now, there have been seventeen Zelda games released (not including remakes). Out of these sixteen, most people have just one that has stood out of the crowd and become their favorite. The question is today however, if you could change anything in your favorite Zelda game, what would it be? Would it be story related or graphics related, possibly in the form of a remake?

In this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share what they think could make their favorite Zelda game better. Read more…

Which The Legend of Zelda character should be the next amiibo?

Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 7.25.39 AMIf you had the ear of Nintendo and they asked which The Legend of Zelda character should be the next amiibo released, what would you say?

The Zelda series has so many fantastic characters that although I am the one asking, I am having a hard time deciding for myself! With four different Zelda characters out already and another on its way, who could be the next amiibo we see announced?

With how difficult some of these amiibo are to find this leads me to another question. Do we even want another Zelda amiibo?

 

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Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest in Germany

Screen shot 2015-04-21 at 6.31.55 AMMany of us are planning to check out the latest addition to the Zelda symphony, The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest and some of you might have been lucky enough to have already seen it come to your area. Zelda fans all over the world are taking part in this Master Quest and lucky for us the official YouTube channel for Gaming Boulevard has loaded a video with snippets from the symphony in Germany!

Hit jump if you want to see for yourselves.

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Serenade of Water English FanDub

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Serenade of Water ranks up there as one of my all time favorite tunes from the Zelda series. It pulls at your soul while calming your mind. YouTuber Iruka Same has written and recorded beautiful English lyrics to go along with the Serenade of Water that will leave you in a wondrous trance. Hit the jump to listen to the melodious tune. Read more…

Awesome Custom Zelda-Themed Keyblade

KingdomHeartsKeybladeKingdom Hearts/Zelda crossover fanart is not at all uncommon. There are loads of drawings and paintings of custom keyblades and Kingdom Hearts-style outfits for Zelda’s characters, but crafts and large-scale builds are often some of the coolest projects. This keyblade in particular, made by Sephiroths-Shadow on deviantART, is called the Guardian of Hyrule Keyblade, and it has a beautiful design. Sephiroths-Shadow has even posted a few pictures mid-way through the whole project to show off the build process.

Check out the making-of pictures, and the final outcome, after the jump! Read more…

Gossip Stone: What Might A Non-Zelda Amiibo Do In A Zelda Game?

nintendo-shows-off-another-wave-of-amiibo-toys-1415695991897Nintendo seems to be implementing Amiibos in as many ways as possible these days, with Amiibo of a certain game series being usable in totally different series. Of course, this has lead to no more than small optional items or equipment in nearly every case, but perhaps Nintendo should think a bit bigger, and concider that fact that people will likely have many different Amiibo, allowing bigger rewards for using Amiibo of one series in a game from another, including with Zelda.

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Link’s “House” Theme Gets a Fan Recorder Rendition

thumbnailMany covers of various Zelda tunes have been uploaded and shown around the internet for many years now, and as always we’re welcoming more into the world day by day. They are pretty fun to listen to, after all! Since any instrument of the musician’s  choice can be used there’s always a large selection of covers to listen to. Recently, a YouTube artist who creates Nintendo covers, known as ALBEDO, has uploaded a cover of Link’s “House” using the recorder – a total of five recorders, to be exact. Check out all five after the jump!

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The Legend of Zelda series music inducted into Classic FM “Hall of Fame”

Screen shot 2015-04-20 at 10.18.36 AMEarlier this month Classic FM, the UK’s leading classic radio station with over 5.6 million listeners began their Annual “Hall of Fame’ countdown. They invited listeners to vote on which classical music moved them most. This was the first time that the music from The Legend of Zelda series was considered. Once their countdown was complete, the entire series’ music had placed 84th out of 300.

Hit jump to see what Classic FM had to say about Koji Kondo and Nobuo Uematsu.

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