Category: Games

The Legend of Zelda series offers many different musical styles, with soundtracks ripe with potential for covers, remixes, and re-imaginings. In the video game music (VGM) scene, one can find all styles of music represented, from soothing orchestral covers, to chill lo-fi, to heart-pumping metal. The VGM scene is filled with collaborations among musicians that result in some truly unique takes on everyone’s favorite tracks from across the gaming landscape. In 2023, VGMCon, a video game music convention in Minneapolis,…

The amount of days until we are powering on the next Nintendo console have become slightly more defined, as Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has recently made an “announcement of an announcement” regarding the successor to the Nintendo Switch within their fiscal year, which ends in March 2025. While this break in the silence over the new console is a welcoming word from Nintendo, it doesn’t necessarily narrow the timeframe in which it will be released. Some may feel safe assuming…

With Breath of the Wild‘s version of Zelda having appeared in three different games showcasing her fantastic character arc, she has now become my favorite incarnation of the Princess of Hyrule. Recently, I have been revisiting the start of her story in Breath of the Wild and it’s been fascinating to see how far she has come when compared to her future self in Tears of the Kingdom. However, something that I have always wondered about is this powerful princess’…

Even years after I first played it, The Wind Waker remains one of my all time favorite video games. The Wind Waker has a beautiful art style, a lovable cast of characters, and some of the best music in the Zelda series. Additionally, The Great Sea is one of the most distinct settings in the Zelda series, and sailing across the vast waters is a spectacular experience that very few games (if any) have recreated. While we may never get…

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has announced a June Nintendo Direct in the same X post as the update pertaining to the successor to the Nintendo Switch. One could argue that, since we’re still more than a few weeks from the start of June, it may be too early to speculate on what Nintendo has in store for the event. However, I doubt such an argument will stop hype and hopes for specific announcements from building. So, let’s get a jump…

In commemoration of Tears of the Kingdom‘s one-year anniversary, Nintendo of America has announced via a post on X that they will be rolling out Tears of the Kingdom icons for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. These icons, some of which were made available earlier this year, feature the characters Link, Zelda, King Rauru, Queen Sonia, Ganondorf, and a Korok, as well as a variety of elements such as borders and backgrounds. This comes following the release of A Link to…

Hang ten, Small Fry! The Wind Waker’s soundtrack is a perfect accompaniment to Link’s seafaring adventure. The game’s music features boisterous sea shanties and Spanish guitar-inspired melodies, with a wide array of adventure, introspection, and melancholy in between. More than simply serving its purpose of providing ambiance against which the game is set, the music itself is an intrinsic part of The Wind Waker‘s experience. One sea-centric genre the game’s musical score doesn’t explore is surf rock. Luckily for us,…

Having just replayed Breath of the Wild, I have to say that the Champions’ abilities are generally much better than those of Tears of the Kingdom’s Sages. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Tulin’s Gust ability, and his skill with a bow and arrow. However, would I choose that over Revali’s Gale? I missed being able to do a turbo-charged jump to get to high places. I know when I was in the Muctorok fight, I gave up trying to…

LEGO has dashed the hopes of Zelda fans multiple times. A Breath of the Wild set from its community-based voting platform, LEGO Ideas, made it to the review stage but unfortunately, it never became a reality. In fact, LEGO stopped accepting Zelda submissions in 2022 because of licensing conflicts.  Because LEGO has yet to address the supposedly leaked Deku Tree set, fans have resorted to drafting MOCs (My Own Creations) of their dream Zelda sets. Content creator and LEGO fan…

We here at Zelda Dungeon have been excitedly awaiting The Stable Trotters: a Zelda Tribute Album by composer Giovanni Rotondo for a while now! Rotondo, composer of the 8-bit Time Adventures collection of fan albums, was inspired by Tears of the Kingdom‘s traveling bard group the “Stable Trotters,” with the album envisioned as something the Stable Trotters themselves would sell at the end of their shows in the universe of the game. Throughout production, Rotondo has asked for Zelda fans’…