Author: Rod Lloyd

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), perhaps the largest annual event in video games, is set to return as an in-person event in June 2023, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic changes to the expo over the past few years, including cancellations in both 2020 & 2022 and an online-only event in 2021. However, according to a new report by IGN, E3’s glorious return to the Los Angeles Convention Center may be without the industry’s three biggest players. Multiple industry sources…

Greetings, all you Zelda fans! Are you ready to kick off another excursion into Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest? After putting in a lot of work for last week’s Dungeon Week festivities, I’ve felt it necessary to kick back a little bit the past few days. And while searching my contest folder for this week’s featured image, I found a screenshot from The Wind Waker that perfectly reflects my relaxed state of mind. Now, let’s get this contest started before…

Zelda fans looking to spice up board game night need not look far, as an awesome Zelda-inspired tabletop RPG is just beyond the horizon. Heroes of Cerulea is an upcoming tabletop role-playing game that draws heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, particularly the 8-bit and 16-bit classics The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening. Set in a fantasy world threatened by an evil Shadow King, Heroes of Cerulea will let you and your…

Hey there, Zelda fans! I hope you’re enjoying Dungeon Week so far! As promised, our talented writing staff will be highlighting the Zelda series’ biggest and best dungeons all week long. And, of course, our weekly Caption Contest is part of the festivities too! In fact, our special Dungeon Week contest is here to spotlight one of the only living, breathing dungeons in the Zelda series.   Our Last Contest: We received so many fantastic entries in our last contest….

From the very start of the series, dungeons have been intrinsic to the identity of The Legend of Zelda. Whether they be levels, palaces, temples, cisterns, or Divine Beasts, these structures are in many ways collectively a crucial ingredient of the whole Zelda franchise. These areas, more than any other, sell the heroism, adventure, fantasy, and sense of discovery for which we come to Zelda again and again. “Dungeon” is in the name of this website for a reason, after…

The Nintendo Switch has maintained its global sales dominance for another year. Beyond being the top-selling console in Japan in 2022, the Switch officially earned the same title in the United States, for the fifth year in a row, according to data analytics firm The NPD Group. The Nintendo Switch led the pack in terms of total units sold in 2022, with second and third place going to Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, respectfully. However, the PlayStation…

Back in 2021, YouTube content creator Storm Dain reviewed — or, rather, adventured through — Twilight Princess HD and Skyward Sword HD. Amidst that “adventure,” Dain took a brief aside to discuss Nintendo’s recent pattern of remaking, from the ground up, older titles for modern hardware, such as with 2019’s Link’s Awakening remake. With a somewhat controversial take, Dain questioned why Nintendo has “resorted to remaking spinach-green games [such as Game Boy titles like Link’s Awakening and Metroid II: The…

All you avid Zelda collectors out there might have something exciting waiting for you at your local Walmart store. In what seems to have gone under the radar until just recently, toy company and frequent Nintendo licenser Jakks Pacific has released new Link and Zelda action figures, based on the characters’ appearances in Breath of the Wild. Eagle-eyed Zelda fans, including Zelda Dungeon’s own Heather Beard, have spotted these new figures at Walmart stores in North America over the past…

Nintendo Switch’s world domination continues! Japanese publication Famitsu has published their annual sales report for video game hardware and software in Japan, and, wouldn’t you know it, the Nintendo Switch led the pack as the highest-selling piece of hardware last year. With a four-to-one lead over the second-best, Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Switch family of consoles sold over 4.804 million units in Japan in 2022. This total adds to the Switch’s over 27.724 million lifetime sales in the country.  …

Zelda-like adventure Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince, developed by Castle Pixel LLC and published by Playtonic Friends, released digitally for Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, and Linux in August 2022. The sequel to 2017’s surprise hit Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, The Minotaur Prince received positive reviews from both critics and fans, even receiving a score of 7.5 out of 10 from Zelda Dungeon. Players anxiously awaiting a physical release of Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince on Nintendo Switch…