Category: Breath of the Wild

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…

I am not one for romantic situations. In fact, the most romance I got growing up was from watching romantic comedies, which my mother would watch constantly. Every romcom featured the same romantic moments at the end of the third act; two people fall in love in a beautiful location, and everything goes wrong for the right reasons. That’s how I’ve always seen romance. You’re probably wondering what I’m trying to get at by mentioning all of this. Well, I…

You trudge through the snow, up a winding, slippery path. The icy mountain air is searing across your face. You finally make it to the peak and your jaw drops. An enormous, flaming red dragon glides past you, fire billowing from its scales. It’s an awe-inspiring and mystical moment that represents the utter wonder and joy that Breath of the Wild can invoke. This cover of the Purified Dragon Theme by CelloBassett perfectly captures the beauty and spiritual nature of Breath of…

Too often I think people come to the same assumption about Link and Zelda’s relationship as they do of Mario and Peach’s. In the Super Mario Bros. games, we see the same story over and over for the most part; Peach gets captured by Bowser and Mario is on an epic quest to save her. He endures great hardship and trial to make it to her, and all for the sake of love. That love was even more manifest in…

Wedding season will soon be upon us, and it’s the one day when a woman will feel like she stepped right into a fairy tale. Now that dream is even more possible with this beautiful Hylian-inspired wedding gown! Created by Firefly Path, this Zelda-inspired gown is the perfect middle ground between elegant and geeky, and will make for the perfect Zelda-themed wedding. Zelda fans will notice the intricate details on the front of the dress that give a subtle nod to the…

In what free time I’ve had, I have been busy completing the armor for my dear friend. I hope to the Goddess that Link is pleased. I hope that the blue I chose will remind him of Zora’s Domain, and I hope that the adornments and gemstones remind him of me. Though, I cannot allow myself to get too caught up in my emotions that I do not do a good job. This is for Link, after all. I have…

Gorgeous Red-Haired Dancer in West Clock Town (Clock Town) I know you’re probably only in town for the Carnival of Time, so hopefully you see this before the carnival concludes. You and your sister have been practicing in West Clock Town for the last few nights, and I’ve been sort of… a silent spectator. I just can’t help it. You’re so lovely and talented. I feel lucky to have been an unofficial audience for your rehearsals. And you’re so good…

The Zelda series has always had small flirtations with the concept of romance. Many of the 3D Zelda games have a suggested love interests for Link, such as Illia and Midna in Twilight Princess, or Saria, Malon, Princess Ruto, and Zelda in Ocarina of Time. Even Breath of the Wild — though it seemed that about everyone was romantically interested in Link — saw romance bloom between Wabbin the Hylian and Perda the Gerudo woman at Lover’s Pond. Oh, and we can’t forget the wedding between Hudson…

Hylia plopped to her haunches in exasperation, burying her face in her hands. “How do they not see…?” she mumbled under her breath, clutching the long, golden locks that framed her face.  “I don’t know what more I can do! Calamity Ganon will rise to power in no time, at this rate!” “For one thing, Your Grace,” her hero sighed, sitting next to her in the grass, “you can calm down a bit.” Hylia glared at him, and he winked…

Welcome to a very special loooove themed episode of The Champions’ Cast. With Valentines Day right around the corner and Zelda Dungeon celebrating it’s Week of Love, Andy and Taylor pick up this perfect opportunity to talk all things romance in the Zelda series and run with it! Do we even like romance in Zelda? Do we like choosing your partner or a predetermined narrative? Who do we “ship” together in the series? What are the greatest romantic angles the…