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Alongside all of the other innovations Breath of the Wild brought to the Zelda series, it also saw the return of the Fire Rod (alongside various other elemental Rods). The Fire Rod’s first appearance was all the way back in A Link to the Past and, aside from one-offs here and there, magical items and weapons have been few and far between ever since. Some of the earlier 3D games featured a Magic Meter, but this was used mainly for spells, rather than weapons. Breath…

Hello everyone! How’s it going this week? Welcome back to Artists of Legend! I was looking through some of my previously-used submissions earlier today, and I was reminded why I love this series so much. It’s so cool to see the work of such talented people, and it’s an honor to be able to feature what they do. Thank you to everyone who submits artwork for helping to make this series awesome! Now, let’s get right into everything! Submitted Artwork…

The bird-like Rito in The Legend of Zelda make up one of my personal favorite races in the series. However, they’ve only made an appearance twice, and in vastly different locations, as well. In their first appearance in The Wind Waker, their home was on Dragon Roost Island, with the birdfolk living around the base of a large volcano. While there wasn’t much to see looking out from Dragon Roost Island, it certainly had great music. Meanwhile, the Rito, in their most recent…

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the well-known face of Nintendo in North America, is retiring. Announced in a press release by Nintendo and then confirmed in an official message from Reggie on Nintendo’s Twitter (embedded above), the long-time Nintendo of America president will be leaving his position on April 15th, 2019. Reggie, who has been with Nintendo for 15 years, released a statement through Nintendo’s PR saying: “Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever. It’s a part that is filled with gratitude —…

One of the best things about loving music from the Zelda series is that there’s never a shortage of new and amazing covers of the classic themes. Whether it’s a new metal version of the Goron City theme or a jaw-dropping, epic medley of songs from Majora’s Mask, fans can always expect to find something that will move them in ways that only music can. The folks that contribute over at OverClocked ReMix are no exception to this either, and…

In our newest “Definitive Ranking” series, Mases and I will be going through each dungeon in the Wind Waker and discuss then rank them together. In our newest episode, we finish ranking the first four dungeons of the game. What do you think of our list? How would you have ranked these dungeons? Let us know in the comments. Head on over to our Youtube channel and subscribe for more! For more of our thoughts, check out Mases’ Twitter and Gooey’s Twitter.

So in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the Link’s Awakening remake headed to the Nintendo Switch at some point this year. You’ve probably already watched the trailer a million times, weighed in with your thoughts, and maybe even dusted off your old copy of Link’s Awakening on your Game Boy Color to get you in the mood. This remake (which I’m dubbing as Link’s Reawakening to avoid confusion with…

Music is an integral part of the Legend of Zelda experience. From the classic Overworld theme from the 1986 original, to Breath of the Wild‘s extensive five hour soundtrack, music has always been a key part of establishing the tone and mood for different moments in Zelda games. In this fascinating video, 8-bit Music Theory analyzes odd time signatures in video game music, including Ocarina of Time‘s iconic “Ganondorf Battle” by Koji Kondo (starting at 9:15 in the video).8-bit Music Theory does…

In an article a couple of weeks ago from Kotaku’s Peter Tieryas he did an editorial on why Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is his favorite game in the Zelda series. He goes into very deep details on what makes the game so special to him. However, that’s not what caught my eye when it came to this article. It was the title of said article that got my attention, “Zelda’s ‘Black Sheep’ Is My Favorite In The Series”….

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly instalment of everything Zelda speedrunning. This week, in celebration of the newly announced Link’s Awakening remake, I’ll be delving into the world of the original’s “Kennel Glitch”, and I’ll also be chatting with an Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest runner. Sound good? Grab your tea and biscuits, get comfy, and read on… Now Playing Here’s what’s been going on this week: A new Majora’s Mask randomizer was released. Functioning in a similar manner to the Ocarina of Time counterpart, unfortunately the release version…