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Ever felt like the Zelda franchise could use more funk? YouTube collective Flipside certainly think so, and they’ve transformed the Legend of Zelda main theme into a sterling four-minute-twenty funk-rock hybrid, complete with keytars, epic trumpet solos, and a jazzy drumbeat to back everything up. This sextet of musicians have combined “Title” and “Overworld” from The Legend of Zelda with elements of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl versions and a dash of the overworld theme from Link’s Awakening. Even the…

There are many a story of how we were each impacted by a Zelda title; how Ocarina of Time made us feel adventure for the first time, how Majora’s Mask made us weep, and how Breath of the Wild gave us a feeling of pure freedom. These are fine and dandy, but all these games have one significant failing — something that makes them incomplete as games. There is a not a single, “My boy,” to be found, and not…

Out of the 21 games in the Zelda series, only five can really be considered a true sequel to a previous game. Zelda II is a direct sequel to the very first Legend of Zelda game, Majora’s Mask follows the events of Ocarina of Time, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks form a sort of trilogy with The Wind Waker, and A Link Between Worlds is a pseudo-sequel to A Link to the Past. The other 75% of the games in the series, while they hold important places in the much-disputed timeline, generally tell…

I’ve found that there’s generally an overlap between fans of Zelda and fans of the works of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. Fantastical themes are present in both, and it’s not hard to imagine any of animator and director Hayao Miyazaki’s worlds translating into a brand new Zelda adventure given a few tweaks. Our own Michaela El-Ters shares this sentiment, as she’s discussed at length how my personal favorite Ghibli film, Princess Mononoke, reminds her of our favorite Hyrulean franchise. Artist and…

Spoiler Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. If you are avoiding information about the contents of this game, please bookmark our story and enjoy it at a later date. Rumors of possible DLC material for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity have surfaced as more content has been unearthed by data-miners. While it is nothing more than speculation at this point, fans of the new game will find these files very intriguing. As reported by…

Tracking down that next weapon or key item in a Zelda game is so exciting and motivating. The series’ developers have a knack for surprising the player with how a new piece of kit unlocks and enriches the game. How awesome was it to realize the Step Ladder in The Legend of Zelda did more than just let you climb? Have you seen all the things Breath of the Wild pros can do with Bombs and Magnesis? I loved it…

It looks like more The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild merchandise has hit the shelves, ready to make a few fans short a few rupees. This officially licensed Breath of the Wild Collector’s Box is packed with goodies perfect for many different types of Zelda fans. For the adventurer, there’s a messenger bag and glass water bottle featuring the game’s “Z” logo, and a Sheikah Slate bento lunch box, all perfect for daring quests, or days at school…

From their inception, video games have always had a little bit of a relationship with chaos. Many games of the earlier eras of gaming were often pieced together with metaphorical duct tape and dreams. While some might turn their nose up to these things as relics of their time, they’ve given birth to the wild world of speedrunning. At this point, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know about the existence of speedrunning, but speedrunning has a…

Group projects are daunting undertakings. Even when you have the best team assembled, individuals will have their own vision on what they believe the best end result will look like. Now, imagine you’re in a group project, wanting to live up to Nintendo’s standards, to create a Zelda game. That is a daunting undertaking few outside developers have ever attempted. In this final installment of our deep dive into Famitsu‘s interview with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and members of Age of Calamity‘s development…

In the wide, wonderful world of fan art, figure photography is a genre that is often overlooked. It’s a craft filled with handmade props, worrying about the weather, and, of course, playing with your favorite figures. I recently had the joy of interviewing ohgreatmoreboats, a toy photographer specializing in Zelda Nendoroid and Figma figures. Both of these figure lines are created by Good Smile Company — a Japanese company that has most likely produced at least one figure in your collection!…