Author: Rod Lloyd

After years of rumors, speculation, and delays, we have finally received our first official look at Super Nintendo World as it will appear in the upcoming Universal Epic Universe theme park. Earlier this week, Universal Orlando released a video introducing its version of Super Nintendo World and offered fans a taste of things to come when Epic Universe opens in 2025. Super Nintendo World will be one of five “worlds” present at Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe theme park. As outlined…

A notorious prototype copy of the NES classic The Legend of Zelda has finally made its way online. Video game archivist MrTalida (of the Keshi Corner preservation project) recently went to X to share that, following decades of ownership changes, the prototype’s ROM has been released by Frank Cifaldi (founder of the Video Game History Foundation). MrTalida’s post included a binary comparison between the prototype’s ROM and that of The Legend of Zelda‘s retail version, demonstrating just how much data…

How’s it going, Zelda fans?! Zelda Dungeon’s Caption Contest is back again to tickle your funny bone. Last week, I promised that we’d be highlighting some funny Ultrahand creations for the next several contests. Well, you can consider me a man of my word, because we’ve taken “Utrahand” to a whole new level with this week’s contest image. Rod LloydRod Lloyd is the Editor-In-Chief at Zelda Dungeon, overseeing the news and feature content for the site. Rod is considered the…

Happy Monday, Zelda fans! How about we kick off the work week with another exciting Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? We’ve been highlighting nothing but Tears of the Kingdom screenshots since the game released last year, and I only just realized that we haven’t done enough to celebrate one of the game’s greatest achievements: Ultrahand. This unique ability let’s players create just about anything their imaginations can conceive, so the fact that so few Ultrahand creations have graced the contest is…

Nintendo announced today that the next Indie World Showcase will take place tomorrow, April 17th at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST. The company promised “roughly 20 minutes of announcements and updates on indie games headed to Nintendo Switch in 2024.” You’ll be able to watch the Indie World Showcase live stream on Nintendo of America’s YouTube channel right here. Indie World Showcases have become a spring-time tradition for Nintendo in recent years, so today’s announcement wasn’t a complete…

What is up, everyone?! Are you ready to kick off another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? Truth be told: I fully to planned to have a contest ready for you all last week. But when I realized that an eclipse was to take place last Monday, I scrambled to find a Tears of the Kingdom screenshot that fit with that particular solar phenomenon. I came up short, as you could have guessed by the lack of contest, but here we are…

The game we now know as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was first unveiled to the world at E3 2019, roughly two years after the release of its predecessor Breath of the Wild and roughly four years before its eventual release in May 2023. Thanks in part to an ambition from the developers that no one could have expected and a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic, this hotly anticipated sequel was victim to a protracted development period, multiple delays,…

Last month, a panel of prominent Tears of the Kingdom developers, including Senior Director Takuhiro Dohta, Sound Programmer Junya Osada, and Lead Physics Programmer Takahiro Takayama, hosted a presentation at the 2024 Game Developers Conference. The panel offered several insights into the creation of the massive 2023 Zelda sequel and shared about the core philosophies that guided the team during development. The concept of “multiplicative gameplay,” wherein “action and objects come together to create countless possibilities,” was a particular focus…

Happy April, Zelda fans! I apologize profusely for the lack of Zelda Dungeon Caption Contests lately — let’s just say I was busy spearheading a Four Swords themed week and a big Hot Takes article. But the Caption Contest lives again, just in time for April Fools’ Day! Do you have a silly saying to go over this image of Purah from Tears of the Kingdom? Share it with us here!   Rod LloydRod Lloyd is the Editor-In-Chief at Zelda…

The internet loves a good hot take. All year round, whether you frequent Facebook, Reddit, Bluesky, or the website formerly known as Twitter, users are always ready to share their most controversial or contrarian opinions on just about any given topic. If an unpopular opinion would likely prompt an angry mob to point a dozen swords at your face or chain you in the center of crowded coliseum, you know that your average netizen will swiftly and smugly share it…