As with all great franchises The Legend of Zelda has many things that keep fans coming back time and time again, and one of the best things about the Zelda series is the cast of side-characters you meet along the way. Most of us could pretty easily pick out one or two of which could be classified as our favorites. But who are these characters really, and do we want to know about them? Where did their story truly begin and what trials and tribulations have brought them to the place where their paths cross with our hero? Some of these things we learn along our journey with these characters, but there are still so many unanswered questions. Do we want to know more, and if so who deserves their own story?
In this week’s installment of Zelda Dungeon Talks we have asked the staff to ponder that exact question, and a few more people will be weighing in as well. Last week we asked for input on this weeks ZD Talks, so for the first time in this edition we will also be featuring two responses from you, our readers alongside those of the staff. As always please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Love Majora’s Mask, or need a new case for your 3DS? Then you might want to head over to Best Buy. Currently you can pick up a new case for your 3DS XL, 3DS, or 2DS inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask exclusively available at Best buy for only $9.99. The new case has a similar look and design to the Gamestop exclusive case we shared with you in the past except this one has a gorgeous image on the back! Head past the break to get a closer look!
It’s that time of year again; the annual ZeldaDungeon charity marathon has been scheduled to start on July 13th and end on the 17th, this year benefitting Child’s Play. We will be playing through all of the main series Legend of Zelda games as well as the more obscure Zelda titles. Many staff members will be returning from previous marathons, along with a few new faces. Check out the video below for more info!
Austin of the ThatOneShowFun YouTube channel, well-known for his popular show, Eggbusters, has a new show called Cross Examination, and the first episode is on Skyward Sword. There are a lot of critiques of the Wii title that regularly float around the web that are of, admittedly, questionable quality. Austin discusses the weak arguements people often use in their internet reviews in the first part of his Skyward Sword episode.
Last week we shared with you an Acoustic Cover of the Twilight Princess Theme from Jonas Lefvert, this week we have another cover of his to show off for you. This time he tackles The Adventure of Link Battle Theme with a 12 string guitar. I always enjoy how he adds subtle touches to his background or his costumes to lend a more complete feel to the music. Head on past the break to see what you think of this latest piece from Jonas Lefvert.
Zelda Universe is holding auditions for its next film project, Skyward Sword: The Movie. This project is similar to ZU’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie, in that Lead Media Editor Alexander Trevino is auditioning voice actors who will dub over all of the cutscenes from Skyward Sword and these will be strung together into a full length film. Auditions are open to the public from June 25th through July 9th, and audition tapes can be sent in here. For more details, hit the jump!
It is kind of funny that after decades of video games evolving, using newer, fancier technology, and gaining more and more skiled developers, you still cannot find a single game that lacks at least a few major glitches. Zelda is no different, of course. Whether you are speedrunning, beta testing, or just looking for a fun in-game exploit to laugh at, there are some awesome and, sometimes, hilariously ridiculous glitches found all throughout the Zelda series, and some are more famous than others, so which is your favorite? Is there a glitch in a certain game that you like to revisit during playthroughs to have a good laugh, or to make your progress more efficient?
Eimear Noone’s Songs of Zelda album, A Link to the Celts, has recently reached its $30,000 kickstarter goal, and in only eight days, no less! There are still several days left until the kickstarter is closed, and you can still donate, so some sweet stretch goals have been announced. There are currently two goals listed, but more are said to be coming soon!
Thank you for returning for our latest installment of our Weekly News Recap! Where I, Kaepora Gaebora take you on a fantastic journey back in time to visit all of the most happening news and features at Zelda Dungeon from the past week. Today, we will adventure through some pondering on the benefit or not of multiplayer, interviews with a few important characters, and an offer of help for our delayed title, Zelda U. So let’s begin our trip back in time, but before I do… I must ask…
Did you get all that? If so, lets head off past the break.
Welcom back, Zelda fans, to the newest installment of ZD Gallery! Every other Sunday we select an artist who’s created something inspired by The Legend of Zelda and showcase them and their masterpieces! So this week, allow us to introduce Blake Robinson. Robinson’s YouTube channel, The Synthetic Orchestra, is the home of his many covers- and even some of his own original work- that he’s created using synthetic instruments. His covers range from television series like Dexter to video game franchises like Final Fantasy and, of course, Zelda. In fact, Robinson currently has twenty-four orchestrated songs from the Zelda franchise and has no desire to stop there.
Go ahead an make the jump to check out some of his work!
Have you seen the new Jurassic World movie yet? Well, if not, I’m sure you’ve seen the #PrattKeeping meme that has been circulating the internet in which people mimic Chris Pratt’s defensive pose against three dinosaurs but with other animals. Kayden007 seems to have joined in on the fun, as our beloved Zelda series has a fearsome creature of it’s own. The surprisingly aggressive Cucco. And Kayden007’s T-shirt design features Link prattkeeping against three rather angry-looking Cuccos.
You can find this design over on Qwertee where designs need votes in order to be sold by the website. Currently, this design is at 357 votes, and Qwertee usually decides on the most voted for design for it’s t-shirt sale of the day. If you’re interested in adding this comical piece to your collection of Zelda duds, I suggest you head on over and place your vote!
Today we return for our third installment of our weekly feature Beedle’s Bazaar, where Beedle and I help you spend some rupees and show off your Zelda love, for all the world to see! If you haven’t been inspired to drop some coin so far, maybe the selection we have to show you today will help you do just that. Warning: Spontaneous and unexpected Rupee throwing might happen, so head past the jump if you dare!
Hori is releasing a set of new MK8 wheels for the Wii U. One of the latest editions that will release on July 6 is a wheel inspired by our vey own The Legend of Zelda. The new wheel is designed with our green clad hero Link and his motorcycle steed in mind and features a sleek gold finish. The wheel releases on July 6 and will cost $14.99, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
Head past the jump to check out more images and the link to pre-order one for yourself.
YouTube Channel Nintendo Viewer provides daily video content focused solely on Nintendo related topics. Some consist of gameplay videos, while others focus on the soundtracks of those games, and there are also a handful of product unboxing videos as well. The next wave of amiibo has already released in Europe and today Nintendo Viewer gives us an up close and personal look at the evil one himself. The video also includes footage of the Zero Suit Samus amiibo, so head past the jump to check out both of these amiibo in all their glory.