Zelda Artist Exposition: yagaminoue

LukeSaturnJuly 21st, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everyone! Here we have—yet again—Zelda Artist Exposition! This series is designed to spread the joy of art and promote a sense of artistic community. I feature fantastic Zelda fan artists who I believe deserve more recognition. I keep a list going so if you have a suggestion please let me know. Just leave a comment detailing the artist you love and hopefully I will see it. Plus, remember to always be amicable in the comments. Today’s artist is the enigmatic yagaminoue.

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SuniWith all the well-deserved hype for Hyrule Warriors, we are being blessed daily with many new images of the game’s contents. I was practically drooling over the Twilight Princess material that came out recently, but a new mega batch has emerged that shows the Skyward Sword side to the game more explicitly. With the set we also get tons of new information about the game to enjoy. Hit the jump to see!

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Fi picThere is a 100% chance that this week’s Famitsu has confirmed that Fi, the spirit of the Master Sword, is playable in Hyrule Warriors. While the official Twitter has been hinting at it for the last couple of days, it is now official. In addition, Famitsu has released a few other details concerning Skyward Sword representation in the game.

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Skyward Sword First ArtThe announcement of a new Zelda game holds the potential to shock, surprise, underwhelm and alienate -sometimes all at once. Earlier this month, Nintendo’s E3 event injected the Zelda fandom with a healthy dose of excitement. Alongside a flood of new Hyrule Warriors details and gameplay footage, the Japanese gaming company finally revealed the newest main installment in the venerable fantasy franchise.

Now, with the dust kicked up by E3 finally settled, we can fairly judge whether Zelda Wii U succeeded at wowing gamers with its debut appearance. First impressions matter. How the game  presented itself last week will shape speculation on Zelda forums for months to come. To determine its effectiveness, we need to look back on the unveiling of past console Zelda games for comparison. How does our first look at Zelda Wii U compare to the reveals of its recent 3D predecessors on the GameCube and Wii? Hit the jump to find out. Read more…


downloadIt’s been awhile since we saw a Zelda-related Miiverse post about Super Smash Bros. from Masahiro Sakurai, but he’s back with a new alternate costume for Link! It is designed after the initial outfit Link wears in Skyward Sword, before he gets his signature tunic.

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Ganondorf (TWWHD)Gamers know that no matter how many times you defeat a boss, there is always another story, another reincarnation, that brings our heroes face to face with the same evil all over again. This is what makes up many ongoing franchises, particularly with Nintendo. There seems to be little to no explanation as to why Bowser, Ganon and other villains won’t just stay dead, leaving our heroes to live in peace, except for the obvious need for the creators to continue making more games to sell. This might be the only reason, but I think there’s more to it than that.

Hit the jump to read more about why Hyrule and its “neighboring” kingdoms just can’t seem to keep a lid on evil.

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1SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are now live on Twitch.tv for their joint effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For the next full week, 24 hours a day, speedrunners will play games from loads of different series, and giving out awesome prizes to people donating for the cause. Make sure to look out for the Zelda games coming up throughout the marathon!

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Ballad of the Goddess on Rubber Bands

MaanavLinkJune 11th, 2014 by MaanavLink

zelda-skyward-sword_xq4n2.T1280-640x360YouTube user Sp0ntanius has recently released another Zelda cover video, this time of Ballad of the Goddess from Skyward Sword. Sp0ntanius is known for covering Zelda songs through some strange mean. From Saria’s Song of beer bottles all with sped up footage to the original Game Over theme with scissors, using stop motion the has produced many eccentric covers. His newest piece, done with rubber bands, lives up to his previous videos. So hit the jump to check it out!

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Link_E3_2004Ten years ago, the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) saw one of its most jaw-dropping reveals in a long history of memorable video game announcements. At the tail end of Nintendo’s press conference, the Japanese game company had one last surprise in store. The throng of game enthusiasts crowding the auditorium sat in near-silent anticipation as it set its final trailer in motion.

The lights dimmed as heroic music played over scenes of an unknown hero galloping towards a hostile force gathered on the horizon. As the camera finally panned around the lone horseman, cheers erupted from the audience. There was Link, the timeless hero of Hyrule, seated on his trusty stead, Epona, with his sword raised in triumph. Overwhelming applause and hoots of enthusiasm filled the room as Link dispatched enemies with bow and sword. As the trailer concluded, Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Nintendo’s most popular games, took the stage to bask in the ovation, wielding the Master Sword and displaying his trademark grin. Read more…


Zelda Artist Exposition: Fernosaur

LukeSaturnJune 8th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everyone. This is Zelda Artist Expostion. You all probably know the deal by now, but in case you do not, this is an editorial series that aims to expose fantastic or underappreciated Zelda fan artists. Your suggestions are always welcome so leave a comment if you would like to see a specific artist featured. I choose who I write about from a vast list I have compiled so I apologize if you do not see your suggestion for a while. The featured artist of today is Fernosaur!

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UntitledLeading up to E3, the latest episode of the GT Countdown over at GameTrailers lists their top 10 biggest train wrecks they remember from E3′s past, and hard as it is to admit, Zelda has not escaped the list. Skyward Sword‘s horrendous control demonstration took the number one spot.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: stephenb19

LukeSaturnMay 25th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

Snow is the Secret Ingredient Stephenb19Hello to all you Zelda fans out there! Although you have probably heard it far too many times, welcome everyone to another installment of Zelda Artist Exposition — the feature series where I shine a spotlight on a Zelda fan artist that I believe deserves more recognition. The goal of these is to spread the joy of art and Zelda as much as possible. In the traditional fashion, if you have an artist you would like me to feature, please leave a comment and I will add them to the list. The only criteria I require is that they must have at least three Zelda-related pieces of art and you must think they are wonderful. You might not see them presented for a long while since my list is rather long, but I try to catch all the requests possible. I encourage your suggestions so do not be shy. Today’s fantastic artist is the photographer and designer, stephenb19.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: finni

LukeSaturnMay 10th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

Dark Link finni smallHello, fellow Zelda Dungeoners, and welcome again to Zelda Artist Exposition! This little feature series aims to bring great artists from the Zelda fan artwork community to greater recognition. I search through deviantART, reddit, and blogs to find artists to feature and I’ve compiled quite the list to continue featuring. If you know an artist you think should be featured, leave a comment with the artist’s information. The only requirements are they have to have at least three Zelda-related art pieces and you must love what they do. Today is one of my personal favorite artists: finni of deviantART!

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Octoroks to Appear in Super Smash Bros.

LukeSaturnMay 10th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniIs anyone else as excited for Super Smash Bros. as I am? Personally, I still get excited when their website is updated. One great thing about this new game is its ability to satiate Zelda fans. The franchise’s heavy stake in Nintendo makes it one of the central aspects and central fanbases Super Smash Bros. relies on.

In a recent Miiverse post, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Octoroks would be joining some of the enemies in the new Smash Run mode. Hit the jump to see the actual post.

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LinkThere have been many figurines of pretty much every character from the Zelda series. As the design of some characters change between games, more and more figurines have been released to represent the new incarnation. While there have been a few figurines of Link himself since Skyward Sword was released back in November 2011, a new one is now available which also comes with a few extra goodies.

Take a look after the jump!

 

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