Category: Hyrule Warriors Legends

Twitter account Kazzykazycom recently uploaded pictures from retro Japanese magazine Shonen Captain that depicts our favorite hero as a female. The magazine showcases a female Link with long, red hair, sporting that iconic green tunic that we have come to know and love. This particular edition of the magazine dates back to 1986 — the same year that the original The Legend of Zelda was released for the Famicom. A section of the magazine, titled “Famicom Information Bureau”, features artwork of…

Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Tingle has a certain mystique about him. What is it about this spandex-clad, rosy-cheeked, fairy obsessed gentleman that we just can’t get enough of? Is it the way he helps us navigate in Majora’s Mask? Those spellbinding magic words he created himself? Perhaps it’s that the long march of time makes us relate to him more and more with each passing year? Despite his numerous appearances—including the amazing Tingle-centric trio of games that…

Let’s get one thing out of the way first; ships are a tricky business. Of course, I’m not speaking about your standard river and seafaring vessels. I’m talking about the internet shorthand for a “relationship.” More specifically, the special pining fans do when they long for two characters to fall in love. Earlier this month we celebrated a Week of Love, in which we talked about relationships in The Legend of Zelda. Now, let’s think a little bit about relationship don’ts! Be…

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…

One of my favorite Zelda games of all-time has to be Hyrule Warriors. As someone who is a fan of the gameplay style of Dynasty Warriors, the Zelda variation was a very entertaining and fun experience throughout. Getting to see the heroes of multiple timelines come together and show off their abilities was really enjoyable. The story, while not the best in the series, was still a good enough adventure that I was proud to be a part of. Speaking…

Gorons: a stout race. Known for their stony hides, fraternal social structures, and penchant for dang delicious rock sirloin, they’ve been a series staple for many years. But what of the culture of our bouldering brothers? How do they fashion themselves? Just how much does their biology allow? In some games like Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and even Breath of the Wild, we see them sprout little tufts of hair from their lil’ dumpling heads, some even sporting billowing beards…

Enemies. We all have our favorites, the ones we love, and the ones we love to hate. But, have you ever considered which you would want to be? Let’s say, hypothetically – everyone loves a good hypothetical, right? – you find yourself transported into the land of Hyrule. Darkness has fallen. Things aren’t looking so great; they’re bleak, and covered in the blackish-reddish-pinkish ichor of Malice. Ganon reigns supreme now. And you…aren’t the hero. In fact, it is your mission…

Can the Zelda timeline actually be articulated? Since the timeline’s official release in the Hyrule Historia back in 2011, this is a hot question that has been pondered, sworn by and over, and debated by fans of the series until we turn blue in the face. And then, you know, when we finally think we somewhat have the grasp of it, Nintendo has to go and throw a couple wrenches into their own mess with the Encyclopedia and the revelation of Breath of the Wild’s…

The Zelda series has always knocked it out of the park with its games’ box art and external packaging. The talented artists of Nintendo have time and time again delivered an inviting and endearing glimpse at the adventure that awaits in each title, whether they present a striking mural / collage of characters and set pieces, or they represent the class and majesty of the Zelda brand through a gold-centric design. But we can’t have a debate if we all…

I like to think that I have some degree of self control, but every biannual Steam sale and every big Humble Bundle seems to be a huge temptation for the binge gamer that lives within me. When I see every game in a given series for sale at a reasonable price, I can barely stop myself from dumping the contents of my wallet right then and there. And I’m easily enticed by fancy series collections put out by big developers,…