Author: Charles Xavier

Two years ago, I had absolutely no clue what a fan zine was. Now it’s hard for me to imagine a time where I wasn’t either trying to apply to one, or just keeping up with one because I have friends working on it! The latest Zelda fan zine that piqued our interest here on Zelda Dungeon is Goddess Reborn, which features various women throughout the series who are often integral to Link’s success in his adventures, but can sometimes…

It feels like it’s been an eternity since we’ve gotten news on the sequel to Breath of the Wild, and now that the drought has been eased, the Zelda fandom is in a frenzy! Although the trailer was short in the recent Direct, it has plenty to unpack, and perhaps the most interesting speculation I’ve seen is whether the focal character on the mural that the trailer opened with is Hylia, any previous character, or perhaps a new one? Hylia comes…

It feels like the buzzing around last week’s Nintendo Direct is still going strong! The highlight moment for many was perhaps the title reveal of Tears of Kingdom, its brief trailer, and the announcement of a release date! According to Streams Charts, the Direct had a peak viewership of over 2.1 million! The data shows that 81% of the views came from YouTube, and that the highest performing streams were via official Nintendo Channels; though the Direct was streamed on…

Fall is on the horizon! With that, as usual Nintendo fans are restless with the prospect of a Nintendo Direct. Besides that, here at Zelda Dungeon we have our annual Fall Brawl Tournament to look forward to! Our very own Tier Force Heroes gang, consisting of Gooey Fame, Skull Kid Nico, and Corey Richmond, got together to discuss the latest Zelda rumors that are a byproduct of the hopes of a Direct, and to fill out a Fall Brawl bracket!…

Back in 2020, the internet was set ablaze when concept art for the long rumored Skeikah-inspired Zelda game from Retro Studios was discovered on the ArtStation account of Sammy Hall, a former pre-production concept artist for Retro. After the story began to get around, he deleted the account, adding an extra layer of mystery to the story. Before the account was deactivated, quite a bit of info was unearthed about the project, but the burning unanswered question on everyone’s mind…

Being a metalhead, I’m always on the lookout for cool metal-infused Zelda music. It’s always a pleasent surprise when I hear Zelda music that has been given lyrics, and performed with unique musicianship: that’s what the song Shrine of Resurrection offers, off the album Glory and Ruin! This is the second album by Texas based power progressive metal band Flame Imperishiable. While Shrine of Resurrection is the only Zelda-themed song on the album, the band is very much influenced by…

Ever since its release in 2011, Skyward Sword has been a divisive title within the Zelda series. A lot of fans loved it, some hated it. As much as the motion controls were a big contribution to this polarization, the game’s story was also a factor when it came to opinions. Some people did not like chasing after Zelda, and I definitely think that is a valid issue. Artist and YouTuber Elmushterri recently tackled rewriting Skyward Sword to fix the…

Over a year ago, we interviewed Zelda YouTube theorist Cuccolover about the first Zelda theory on her own channel, titled Sacred Salvation, as well as the differences between self-publishing videos and writing for other channels (which she had done previously). Sacred Salvation was only the first part of an overall theory which was planned to be split into three parts. With time, we’ve finally gotten the second video titled Divinity’s Doom, which you can watch above! Beginning where Sacred Salvation…

Mods can often breathe new life into older games, whether it’s upscaling the graphics or simply adding some kind of new experience. Recently The Wind Waker received a mod titled “The Wind Waker Rewritten,” which adds over 10,000 new lines of dialogue to the game! Created by a modder named aproxm, this ROM hack completely changes the vibe of The Wind Waker through the in-game text. It looks to add a lot more humor, aimed at an older audience. Think…

While in this drought of Breath of the Wild sequel news, fan projects can be an oasis for many Zelda fans. One project that has caught our eye here on Zelda Dungeon is Hyrule Apocrypha, a Zelda fan zine with a focus on expanding on canon lore to tell the “lost tales of Hyrule”! As the overview of the zine states: “Hyrule is full of unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions. There are battles and histories we’ve heard of but have…