Author: Alexandria Weber

The time has finally come! The September Direct has come and gone and left us with some exciting news about the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Named Tears of the Kingdom, the highly anticipated title will release May 12th, 2023! The new trailer teases an open world in the sky, featuring gameplay staples from the first game such as climbing, yet adding some new gimmicks as well. There are mysterious Zonai marking on cliffs and amidst the skies Link…

September is definitely a stressful month for a lot of people, amidst the breach of the school year, new jobs starting, and all those new and wild beginnings that come with Autumn. It can be a frightening time, and one of the things that is easy to forget is staying calm and allowing ourselves the time to relax. Marcus Hedges, the musician and content creator who arranged a song for our very own Zelda Dungeon Marathon this past July, reminds…

Update: A second Linktober 2022 calendar, called “Linktober Quest,” has been released, with alternative prompts encouraging content creators to take their Zelda-based original character on a 31-day journey.   Do you have an OC? Take them on a journey to save Hyrule! Each day builds the story. Read the Quest Manifesto on our site for full details.#linktober #inktober #zelda #legendofzelda #nintendo #ゼルダの伝説 #任天堂株式会社 #リンク #ゼルダ姫 #campaign #originalcharacter pic.twitter.com/dKALeSpqcu — Linktober | Black Lives Matter (@linktober) August 27, 2022 Original: The…

Sometimes when I play Majora’s Mask, I think about the tragic futility in Clock Town citizens fleeing to escape the crashing of the moon. Not only do I doubt they would be able to get very far, but the moon falling seems to have quite the massive range, if not destroying the entirety of the planet. So, in that situation, when you have days or maybe even hours to live, where do you go? Where do you greet the morning…

Minecraft is a game where you use resources to build your own livable situation, yet there is a creative mode where players have unlimited resources and often undertake massive builds. When seeing the amazing things people have created and recreated in Minecraft, it’s easy to forget how much effort must have gone into it. A picture by itself doesn’t reflect the hours, the commitment, and the artistic decisions behind it. Luckily, this time-lapse video showcases it all in full, as…

The Demon Lord Ghirahim is one of the more chaotic elements in Skyward Sword. While nothing in that game is entirely expected for a first-time player, characters like Groose, Ghirahim, and even Demise tend to throw wrenches in the gears of an expected Zelda formula. A prime example of this is how the development team handled the boss fights for the Skyview Temple and the Fire Sanctuary. While some may say this is lazy of the developers to place Ghirahim as…

It’s been over a week since the end of the 11th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon. The event was a smashing success, gathering dozens of ZD staffers and special guests over the course of eight days and resulting in $16,212.61 USD raised for the charity Starlight Children’s Foundation. It is an overwhelmingly positive result for such a chaotic week, however the chaos still remains in Twitch archives as well as our memories. As an attendee, it is especially hard for me…

I love to harp on about the Temple Of The Ocean King and how it pulls Phantom Hourglass down my ranking list of Zelda games. However, I will acknowledge that Phantom Hourglass is one of the Zelda games that are unfortunately overshadowed because of the amount of stupendous Zelda games it gets compared to. In my preferring of Breath of the Wild, The Wind Waker, and even Spirit Tracks, I often forget how much I enjoyed the charm, intelligence, and wit…

Inside The Deku Tree was a far too complicated dungeon for me when I first picked up an Nintendo 64 controller as a wee toddler. Thus, most of my time in Ocarina of Time was spent in Kokiri Forest hopping over streams, falling off bridges, and picking up rupees in hedges Link could barely see over. Kokiri Forest is an anchor for many Zelda fans as the early beginnings of not only one grand adventure, but also the other Zelda…

A prevalent struggle for Zelda in Breath of The Wild is the absence of her mother. The late queen’s death was described as “sudden and unexpected” in the journal of King Rhoam, which makes me wonder at the cause of her death. Because she died before Zelda was meant to start her training, as described in Zelda’s diary, I tend to think the Yiga Clan may have had something to do with it. The Yiga Clan is an organization of…