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It may be hard to believe, but The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary in a few short days. Released on November 21st, 1998, this Nintendo 64 epic not only ushered the Zelda series into the modern 3D landscape, and it not only set the stage for future games of the franchise to find success, but it helped shape the game industry during a pivotal time in history and effectively capitalized on the endless…

So far, one of my favorite additions to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the recently announced Spirits system. Through this, hundreds of Nintendo characters — both popular and obscure — can lend their strength to the game’s massive fighting roster. Some can be equipped to increase a fighter’s attack power, while others grant special abilities such as falling immunity and starting the battle with a particular item. Spirits are looking to be not only a terrific way to represent seemingly every…

Ladies and gentleman, my name is Kristen. Rosario. And I am your host for the CAVE OF TRIALS! Folks, we have an interesting predicament on our hands. Just last week, I announced that Ghirahim won the NEW ERA Championship, basically winning the Halloween Havoc Tournament. He would not leave the CAVE OF TRIALS last week though without having to defend his title. His opponent would be Urbosa, successful after winning the Best Zelda Ever Triple Threat Match. With these two…

Breath of the Wild represented a new milestone for the Zelda series with the addition of proper voice acting. As charming as the basic grunts and unintelligible speech of characters such as Midna and Fi are, it was refreshing to see the series experiment with traditional performances — even if it was restricted to only a handful of characters. Baby steps, people. Like I said, there’s something inherently endearing about Zelda’s approach to voice acting in games past. That said,…

Update: Adi Shanker made his big announcement on Friday. While rampant speculation suggested that the producer was working on a Legend of Zelda adaptation, it was revealed that he is instead working on a new animated series based on Capcom’s Devil May Cry. This may come as a disappointment to some Zelda fans, but if Nintendo’s upcoming feature film projects are successful, we may still see our favorite fantasy series hit the small or big screen. Original: IGN have reported a rumor that was exclusively published by The…

Mases and I discuss what we think makes certain Legend of Zelda games more re-playable than others.  Do you agree? Do we play the games too many times? Are they even meant to be replayed? Let us know in the comments! Check out more of our discussion videos in the Hyrule Compendium. Also feel free to check out the other videos on our Youtube channel and subscribe! For more of our thoughts, check out Mases’ Twitter and Gooey’s Twitter.

Of all the tribes in the Zelda series, there is one in particular that I feel should get more recognition that it actually receives and that tribe is the Kokiri. The Kokiri Forest was home to Link in Ocarina of Time and this was the only era that it’s tribe were seen in their human child-like form before evolving into Koroks during the time of The Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild. When Link defeated Ganondorf during the events of Ocarina of Time, the end…

Warning this story contains mature content. Continue at your own peril… Beth’s body was caked with the sweat by the time she made it to the enormous front door of the Forest Temple. With a hiss of pain, and a slow but steady effort, Beth put her hand on the front door handle. With all her might, the weary girl heaved it open. She stepped into the dark courtyard, squinting into the musty darkness.   Beth limp passed the enormous…

Heya! We are back this week with more awesome artwork and a new prompt here in Artists of Legend. I wanted to briefly say that I’m grateful that Linktober brought more attention to this series, even drawing the attention of a few fantastic artists to be regular submitters! I can’t help but wonder how next year might go, but that’s looking further ahead than I probably should. Let’s just enjoy what we have now, shall we? So let’s get right…

The fantasy genre is a diverse and vibrant area of literature. Thousands of authors have published stunning and imaginative stories. Any of those could possibly influence current and future film, television, and other literature. Within The Legend of Zelda series, one can see the influence of the classic play and story Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, whose title character clearly influenced another famous green clad hero. The influence of other properties is an essential part of all creation. All…