Author: John Piland

The upcoming Zelda movie could be the first Zelda project in years not related to a game. Aside from the infamous 1989 television show and obscure 90s comic, the closest Zelda has come to an original story outside the games is with the manga adaptations. As such, the prospect of a brand-new Hyrule, a brand-new Link, and so on completely independent from a game feels strange. The prospect of a Zelda movie has me thinking about how Nintendo will try to capitalize on its release. Other than…

Last year saw the public debut of life-sized Link and Ganondorf statues based on the characters’ appearances in Tears of the Kingdom. Link saw his reveal shortly before the release of Tears of the Kingdom, with Ganondorf surfacing last November. Now, the lineup of the game’s big three is finally complete, with the recent reveal of the final player! Here Princess Zelda makes her debut, coinciding with the recent Zelda orchestra concert, completing the trio. The union of these statues was originally planned for…

Whether you’re heading back to school, returning to work, or just missing December’s holiday cheer, the start of a new year can be a stressful time. For that reason, it’s always important to unwind and find a sense of calmness. For many, that pursuit often takes the form of listening to music. Musician Lucas Cooper recently released this bundle of lo-fi Zelda remixes “to study or relax to,” celebrating the third anniversary of his first album, A Storm of Songs….

To the surprise of many a Zelda fan, Nintendo recently announced an online The Legend of Zelda Orchestra Concert for February 9th at 5 AM Pacific Time on Nintendo’s YouTube channels. This was quite shocking, as there’s been nary a word of Zelda‘s orchestral return since the last concert in 2018, save for one appearance in 2023. Since 2018, two major installments have made their way into the Zelda franchise, namely Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and The Legend of…

November 22nd, 2013 — that day marks one of the biggest days in Zelda history. It wasn’t the release of the hotly anticipated Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom, nor was it the release of a remake for a series classic like Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princess. Rather, it was the day the spiritual sequel to the third-ever Zelda game came out. And that game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, would come to revolutionize…

Another year has come and gone, and with it, one of the Zelda franchise’s biggest years in recent memory. This year marked so many things for The Legend of Zelda, not least of all the release of the long-awaited Tears of the Kingdom. After four long years of delays, theories, and sparse trailers which were few and far between, we finally got to experience the sequel to 2017’s revolutionary Breath of the Wild. Still, that’s barely scratching the surface. Shortly…

Lurelin Village beware! The latest Godzilla film just released internationally, and it seems one Zelda fan was ahead of the game with hype, bringing the monster straight to Hyrule. It didn’t take long after Tears of the Kingdom’s release for fans to realize the boundless potential of the Ultrahand ability. From Gundam to TIE Fighters, creative fans have engineered all sorts of contraptions. One such engineer by the name of sumogori2323 on X (formerly Twitter) has taken to recreating a…

Believe it or not, but The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds turns ten today. Feel old yet? I know I do. The year A Link Between Worlds came out is the year I took my first steps into Hyrule, as I played through countless Zelda games from February all the way through December. By the time it came out, I’d gone from Zelda noob to… a pretty well-seasoned player. I even played A Link to the Past in…

Tamagotchi, those cute, digital creatures that took children by storm in the late 90s and early 2000s — what if there was one for Zelda? For those who don’t know, Tamagotchi are interactive virtual pets that “live” inside a little device, small enough to carry on your keychain. Like a real pet, they require attention and nourishment, or they’ll die. Take care of them, though, and you’ll unlock new ways to play with them as your bond strengthens. Nowadays, there…

Zelda fans across America and Europe might somewhat enviously remember the release of the Nintendo Statue line, which features well-known icons Mario, Isabelle, Inkling Girl, and our favorite hero Link. The statue series, which is usually only available in the official Nintendo store in Japan, has just incorporated a new product: a Pikmin Statue! In an exciting collaboration with Premium Outlets, the figures are now available at Nintendo pop-up stores across Japan until January 21st, 2024. Each location will have…