Author: Charles Xavier

After much anticipation, this morning Nintendo announced that this year’s first Nintendo Direct will be tomorrow, February 8th, 2023 at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. We can expect roughly 40 minutes of game footage focused on “games launching in the first half of 2023.” A Nintendo Direct in and of itself is always an exciting announcement, although typically we never know for sure what to look forward to out of it. This Direct could be different! We know…

A few days ago, my good friend Ike over on Twitter sent me an idea pitch to spotlight streamer and content creator TriFelicia. Ike was really passionate about her ongoing series of videos over on TikTok covering theories on Tears of the Kingdom, of which she has done over a hundred! I found that devotion so impressive; I had to dig bit deeper to see these theories for myself. I watched a few of the earliest videos first. Seeing the…

There are two things in my life that I’ve always enjoyed: art and writing/storytelling. As both an artist and writer, when I evaluate games outside of just gameplay, the main two things I care about are whether there is a meaningful story being conveyed, and if there is a strong visual language/art direction being utilized. The Legend of Zelda series has many games that excel at this criteria, but perhaps among the best is Twilight Princess. It has a unique…

Scrolling through the Twitter timeline as a Zelda fan looking for Zelda-themed art is like being a kid in a candy store! However, a really cool series of art began by the artist Stoic Seraphim in September of last year has really stood out. The prompt: If Fierce Deity’s Mask was an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.   ~If Fierce Deity Mask was an Item in Smash: Sora~#SmashBros #Zelda #KingdomHearts pic.twitter.com/B6aBGXgnyt — Stoic Seraphim (@Stoic_Miiverse) September 3, 2022 It…

By now, many of us have probably seen images that have surfaced on social media of a “leaked” Special Edition Tears of the Kingdom-themed Switch OLED model. Multiple photographs of the Switch’s box, and separate photos taken of the Joy-Cons and screen still in the plastic, have sent fans into a frenzy over whether the alleged leak is real or fake.   Rumor is these are photos of the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Special Exition Switch OLED…

Millions of people across the globe know about The Legend of Zelda. The series has touched the lives of so many and has created nostalgia that we hold dear. During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct for the reveal of the second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, Seth Rogan, who will be voicing Donkey Kong in the film, mentioned that Shigeru Miyamoto’s creations have certainly impacted him, so much that he named his dog Zelda! “For my entire life I…

Rebooted media can be hit or miss, and definitely feels like it fails more times than it turns out successfully. There are times where it can work out extremely well however, and usually it’s with video games (just look at Tomb Raider, or God of War). Niether of these series had been around over 30 years, with numerous entrys like with The Legend of Zelda, though. I sometimes wonder if a reboot of such a beloved and well established series…

Yesterday, First 4 Figures (F4F) opened pre-orders for the newest addition to their line-up of statues inspired by Breath of the Wild! The Gerudo Champion Urbosa has been brought to life with the fantastic attention-to-detail that First 4 Figures is known for! First 4 Figures’ “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Urbosa PVC” is based on official artwork, featuring Urbosa posed mid twirl with her hair and skirt flowing, holding the Scimitar of Seven, with Dawnbreaker on…

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…