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After being out for more than three years, the Nintendo Switch has quickly become a fan favorite. And the Switch’s ever-growing popularity shows us that the system is not going anywhere any time soon. On November 30th, Nintendo released a new system update for the Switch with some major new features. Most notably, the newest update allows for Switch users to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the Switch to their smartphones. Once a photo or video is taken, a…

Hello and welcome to the first new installment of Randomizer Thoughts! Where we unravel the mysteries and complexities of Zelda randomizers and discuss what’s new in the world of randomizers. This week, we’re diving in to the first thing most people will see when they begin their randomizer journey: the settings menu. From there, we also have an update on Season 3 of SpeedGaming‘s Link to the Past Randomizer Invitational, and our first ever official Zelda Dungeon Randomizer seed! A…

A new hardware generation is here! Sony and Microsoft’s hype generators are at full steam. Gamers of every stripe are making their choice of which console will usher them into the future of their hobby. Beyond choosing the PS5 or new Xbox, early adopters need to decide which version they will spill coin for. Disc drive, or no? Series X or S? Iterating on existing hardware is common practice within a console’s lifespan, but this is the first time I…

First 4 Figures has long since staked its name in the world of collectibles. They specialize in incredibly detailed statues of popular and cult-favorite game characters, which are rendered by individual artists. And their latest releases update the exquisite figures of our favorite Triforce bearers, Link and Zelda! Teased a few weeks back by First 4 Figures, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild – Link (Exclusive Edition) is an updated version of 2017’s Breath of the Wild Link figure….

Update: The announcement video for Dopply’s remasters of Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon is currently set to private, and the games are no longer available to download from the link provided below. Readers have reported that the games are still available for download if you join the Merlin’s Palace Discord server here, but we have not yet verified that claim. Original: There are many a story of how we were each impacted by a Zelda…

What’s up everyone! We’re giving you one more week to finish Age of Calamity so you can join us for next week’s spoilercast, but fret not! We’ve got a great show for you this week! We’re chatting with Mikel, who joins us all the way from Germany, to walk us through the creation and release of Zelda & Chill! You’ve heard the music on the podcast before, so come meet the man behind the tunes! Listen as we chat about…

There are many different races in the world of Hyrule and each has its own leader of sorts. Leadership brings great responsibility, and having the right skill set to help your people prosper is absolutely essential. But who is the best leader in the Zelda universe? This will vary greatly from game to game, and sometimes we may make decisions on the hearsay of other characters. We could find ourselves swayed by how antagonistic they are towards Link. No leader…

Warning: This post contains minor spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Skip the opening paragraph, I guess, if you’re worried about that type of thing. Guess who’s back, back again! That’s right, it’s Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest! And as we’ve done the past several weeks, we’re highlighting another screenshot from the recently released Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity! One character that I am certainly disappointed wasn’t part of the game’s playable roster was Robbie, the Sheikah mechanist and…

For a couple of years, the ringtone on my phone was “Vamo Alla Flamenco,” a catchy tune from Final Fantasy IX that plays during an exciting sword fight in front of a cheering crowd. I bring this up because I’ve always enjoyed flamenco tunes for their catchy rhythms and beats. And this cover of “Gerudo Valley” from Ocarina of Time perfectly captures the genre while being a perfect fit in the Zelda universe. This cover of “Gerudo Valley” by LucasGitanoFamily…

“Great Fairy’s Fountain” has always been an iconic Zelda tune. No matter how it’s covered, it always has a way of making one feel relaxed. I find it being a tune that I can easily drift off to sleep to. It’s a tune that seems to put my mind at ease with its peaceful melody. Harpist Emily Hopkins creates this beautiful arrangement of “Great Fairy’s Fountain” with her harp and accompanying cellist, James Acampora. The duet is short, but the…