Your journey’s throughout the Zelda titles have mostly taken place in the Light World already, as it’s just simply Hyrule. However, in a few Zelda titles, there also exists a Dark World (but I’m pretty sure you guys knew that already). The Dark World belongs mostly to A Link To The Past, where Link travels between the Light and Dark World in order to complete certain objectives. Both worlds have their own fitting theme, with altered terrain and music that very well suits their appearance. So the question I’d like to ask you guys is, which do you prefer? I’ll be talking about it a bit further in here, so if you’d like to check it out, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!
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The Legend of Zelda series is known for its several iconic elements, with the majority of the games featuring the vast world of Hyrule. We know currently that Triforce Heroes, the new Zelda title for the 3DS, will not take place in this legendary setting. Additionally, Zelda U has not confirmed the setting of Hyrule, so it is entirely possible it will feature a different world. Game Informer published an article discussing the other worlds present in Zelda games, showing the relationship to the timeline and other elements. Hit the jump for more! Read more…
The Yetee, a custom geek clothing site that features new designs everyday at discounted prices, is featuring two Zelda inspired shirts today only. Today’s designs feature a Tiki inspired Majora’s Mask, with earthy tones and exotic flowers, and an interesting take on Hyrule in the shape of the Triforce (Wind Waker Triangle Island’s anyone?) Hit the jump for the link to getting these great designs. Read more…
The creators of the Zelda series have often stated that Link is so-named due to his role of being the link between the gamer and the gaming world. Even Shigeru Miyamoto has explained Link as being mute so that the gamer can feel like it is their story. Ever since the first title in the series, players have been able to rename Link to their own name. But what if the player was able to take this one step further by changing Link’s appearance to physically match their own?
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It has been reported at NeoGAF that Nintendo has applied to trademark the term ‘Hyrule’ in Japan, Europe, and the United States. This of course has led to some speculation as to why; or why now in particular. Hit the jump for the details.
Hyrule is a classic kingdom that has gone down as one of the most memorable places in gaming history, in any one of its many iterations. Nowadays, it even has Hyrule Warriors named after it. As much fun as it is to revisit, though, is it time to move on to new and interesting places with different elements? Join the discussion after the jump!
Every now and then we show the huge collections of Zelda paraphernalia fans have been able to acquire over the years. From figurines to breakfast cereal, there’s a huge range of products waiting to be snapped up by collectors. USAopoly have several awesome looking items but now you can get your hands on a jigsaw puzzle map of Hyrule.
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Greetings and salutations! You have found yourself once again at another Zelda Artist Exposition—the feature series where I exhibit a new artist for your viewing pleasure. In case you are new these writings, suggestions are always welcome. If you know of an artist you would like featured, please comment. And if you do not know of someone, comment anyway and show some support. Anyway, our feature for this week is the esteemed UNIesque.
Hello readers! Brian here with the twenty-second edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” Today we’ll be covering the second half of the Zelda series’ overworld themes, beginning with the Great Sea and making it all the way to Hyrule and Lorule from A Link Between Worlds. I’m really appreciating your feedback and opinions, and I’d love to see some more topic suggestions for the future, so keep them coming!
The newer Zelda games feature more game-specific music. By this I mean that there’s a lot of deviation from that classic Hyrule theme to further emphasize each game’s specific themes. For this reason, this batch of games will be a bit more interesting to analyze. So, without further ado, let’s begin!
Ocarina of Time has been claimed to be one of the most popular games of all time. Part of its fame is due to its central plot mechanic: Link’s seven year period of unconsciousness, which separates the two time periods of his life; child and adult. Players may travel back and forth between the two eras, each presenting a different atmosphere as well as varying mini-games and activities. But there is a third section of time which is often overlooked: those seven consequential years of Link’s sleep, during which the land of Hyrule was revolutionized. Hit the jump to read about the changes that occurred during this time period and the general order in which they happened.
Companions have been a near constant feature in The Legend of Zelda ever since Ocarina of Time, when Navi was introduced. Since then, there have been many other companions featured within the world of Zelda. But what defines a companion, and what exactly are their roles throughout the games? Does Epona qualify as a companion? What about your Loftwing? Hit the jump to find out what I think!
Majora’s Mask is definitely my favorite Zelda, though for different reasons than most. While I love the side-quests and the depressing themes present, what sells the game for me is the dramatic and serious elements in the game. The Moon is going to crash and kill everyone in Termina if you, the hero, do not intervene and save them. Nothing in Termina will remain. All those characters, with their intricate routines and side-quests… gone. Tragic, isn’t it? Except for the part that all of this simply happens in Link’s mind as he comes to terms with his possible death. Hit the jump to see my thoughts!
Hello readers! Brian here with the sixteenth edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” This week’s theme has been specially chosen to coincide with the release of A Link Between Worlds just this past weekend. Don’t forget to comment your ideas for next week, but remember that the next few editorials will likely revolve around the newest entry to the series.
With the release of A Link Between Worlds, I was left thinking about the game’s theme of duality, and how it has been used throughout the series. It certainly isn’t the first theme that comes to one’s mind when Zelda is mentioned, but it is undeniably an important component of numerous games, and more specifically, their worlds. But how does this duality affect the continuity of gameplay, plot or pacing of the game? That’s exactly what we’ll be delving into today!
Nintendo has recently updated their Official Japanese A Link Between Worlds site and with the new update come all new peeks at the contents of the game. Within the latest update we get two new videos covering some new unrevealed content. The first video displays the gameplay in various locations and shows a few portals between Hyrule and Lorule. The second video shows the introductory story for the game however it is in Japanese. Also included in the update is a side-by-side map of both Hyrule and Lorule together.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.