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During today’s Nintendo Direct, the long-rumored remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was finally revealed for the Nintendo Switch. Capping off the presentation, Nintendo released a trailer for a re-imagining of Link’s Game Boy classic that featured gameplay footage and an exceptional looking animated intro sequence. The trailer also gave us our first look at the remake’s art style, which is sure to be a talking point among fans. Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch will feature a cutesy, almost…

In the 20 years since its release, Ocarina of Time has become the standard for measuring what makes a video game great in the eyes of many. From the way it transitioned from its 2D predecessors, to the way it innovated third-person combat thanks to Z-Targeting, to the story that would go on to shape Zelda lore forever, it’s no wonder it holds such a high mark for so many. In a recent video, YouTuber Good Blood analyzed Ocarina of…

The Zelda fandom is no stranger to the concept of shipping, or romantically pairing characters with each other. The writers of each Zelda installment take no hesitation in providing possible “partners” for Link. In some instances, such as with Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild, each Link has multiple potential mates. When a surplus like this occurs, fans who take part in shipping often divide into subgroups based upon whom they ship Link with. There begs a question, however, whether or not Link…

Ladies and gentleman, my name is Kristen. Rosario. And I am your host for the CAVE OF TRIALS! Now before we talk a little about what’s to come for this week, let’s get into the winners of last week’s bouts. Let’s start off by announcing that STILL your NEW ERA Cave of Trials Champion, Midna! She is now currently the longest reigning Champion of my NEW ERA. As for the battle of the “Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride” it…

Zelda was a generally quiet and reserved girl, but one who would voice herself where it was important. She was the most recent reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, linked to a line of the reincarnating Spirit of the Hero, which possessed her friend and hero, Link. To her dismay, Zelda had come to develop feelings for Link. When she thought about it, she realized they were probably rooted as far back as the time before the Great Calamity. A century…

While power, wisdom, and courage may be cornerstones of the Zelda series, there’s no denying that love is also ever-present. Love — whether it be plutonic, romantic, or otherwise — motivates characters throughout the series in myriad ways. Dozens of truly touching examples of affection exist in this series, begging the question, which of these bonds most exemplifies love? When I think of love there are three types that stand out as particularly admirable. First, a romantic pairing in which…

Everyone is of course abuzz over the recent announcement of the Link’s Awakening remake coming to Nintendo Switch. There’s been much chatter over the new and unique art style it is bringing to the table. Of course this was the first thing that struck us about the trailer as well, so in our newest entry into the Hyrule Compendium Mases and I gave our thoughts on this seemingly divisive direction they have taken. As always feel free to let us…

A part of her had known this day would come. It was destined to. And still, even knowing that… She was sad. Gone would be the days of walking amongst the woods; of laughing with the forest and exploring the leaves. There would be no more time to get lost and simply enjoy each other’s company. Everything was about to change. She had known the very first time that she had laid eyes on him that theirs was a friendship…

There are certain songs that can bring a smile to your face. These songs fill your soul with an infectious joy and each listening experience feels special. The Legend of Zelda is fortunate to have an abundance of wonderful songs that give fans these incredible vibes. This list includes Wind Waker’s title screen theme, which has entered mythic status in terms of Zelda music. This arrangement by Banjo Guy Ollie completely captures the joyful and adventurous atmosphere of The Wind Waker. Banjo…

Dear diary, He came into the shop again. Why does he have to come here so often? Sometimes, it’s all I can do to stop myself from — It would be easier if he wasn’t so handsome… I wish I could speak to him as eloquently as I can to you: His deep, mysterious eyes enfold me, In the way I fantasize his arms would, The glittering blue gaze setting me free, I feel his silence is misunderstood. He can…

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…