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Welcome back to another week of blathering with your favorite Zelda nerds! This week, we go face-to-face with the hardest hitting topics known to Zeldakind! After playing Stranger Things: The Game, Andy is convinced that a mobile Zelda game should not only happen, but will be great! Is he crazy? There was an apparent leak suggesting that Skull Kid is going to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Do we think this is legit? And most hard…

With fandom comes lore debates and with lore debates, quite often come statements or responses from the creators of the art. If you’ve been paying attention to Nintendo releases lately, we recently got a new addition to their trifecta or Triforce if you will, of Zelda knowledge tomes in the form of the Hyrule Encyclopedia. This complete’s their current release plans, having already put out the Hyrule Historia and Hyrule Arts and Artifacts. With this, our knowledge of the wide range of topics introduced over the…

Nintendo did a neat crossover a couple of years back with the Animal Crossing series, in which Zelda-themed amiibos could unlock characters and items from the series in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Players could have Wolf Link, Medli, Epona, and Ganondorf move to their towns and also trade coins for unique furniture items while they were camping. It was a collaboration that I would love to see continue with additional characters. My first picks would be either Revali or Kass…

Zelda is widely renowned for its horde of creative, cinematic and engaging boss fights. From a duel with a golden, corrupted, clockwork Buddha statue hellbent on your demise, to the almost Lovecraftian, bongo playing hell-beast that lurks deep in the catacombs of Hyrule. Each of these stands as a conquest to remember. Then there are mini-bosses which span from promoted Lizalfos, to creatures I feel worthy of far more than mere Boss Key guard or item guardian. I’d like to…

Gerudo Valley is one of the most iconic songs in the Legend of Zelda series. Despite appearing in Ocarina of Time twenty years ago, it remains a fan favorite melody, even making appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. There have been many impressive versions of the song, most noticeably a boisterous orchestrated rendition that was included in the Zelda 25th Anniversary CD and has been played at the Symphony of the Goddesses live concerts. While the orchestrated version utilizes an entire…

Throughout all of her reincarnations in the Zelda series, Princess Zelda retains a strong sense of duty and honor. She takes her role within the Royal Family seriously and strives to maintain peace whenever possible. She is defined both by her strong personality, but her unique character design as well. Zelda’s regal attire embodies her status as royalty, and each design presents different facets of her personality and leadership. From Zelda’s sword serving as symbolism for Zelda’s ability to approach…

Kass is one of the most memorable characters from Breath of the Wild. The Rito musician is a fellow traveler you meet numerous times throughout your journey. As an accomplished musician, it is fitting that Kass also has one of the best musical themes in the entire game. In this string quartet cover by Patti Rudisill (with IsrafelCello), the musicians captures the energy and playful nature of Kass’s theme. This arrangement of Kass’s theme is based on traditional Romantic era…

There’s no better time than the end of summer to spend a lazy afternoon doing arts and crafts, especially if that craft is a rustic, aesthetic recreation of Zelda iconography. Youtube’s GandaKris recently uploaded a NerdyDIY video showcasing how to make a pinboard wall decoration in the shape of a Triforce using wire nails, a woodboard, and yarn. It’s a pretty simple design so whether you’re looking to get one last creative project in before school starts or just want…

The Nintendo DS brought a unique “blue wave” to gaming. But would we ever like to see a return to the simple yet fun gameplay of Phantom Hourglass or Spirit Tracks? In our newest entry into the Hyrule Compendium, Mases and I talk about the touchscreen controls of both these games, if they should be remade without them, and if there should be more like them in the future. How about you? Are you a fan of these controls? Or do you hope to…

Breath of the Wild not only brought back staple characters we Zelda fans know and love, it also introduced a decent list of brand new characters, many of whom have earned several fans of their own.  Arguably the two most favored of these new faces are Kass, the Rito minstrel traveling the lands to complete his teacher’s song, and Sidon, the Zora prince who guided Link to the Domain and helped him tame Vah Ruta enough to enter.  Both were adorable positive influences…