Category: Hyrule Warriors

As Zelda fans, we live in a wondrous time. Between the mainline entries, remasters, and spin-off titles such as Hyrule Warriors and the upcoming Cadence of Hyrule, there’s something to look forward to just about every year. If you ask me, this more recent content has been varied enough and spread just enough apart from one another so as not to dilute the franchise overall, but that’s a discussion for another time. No, today, with Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation just…

Excluding spin-offs such as Hyrule Warriors or Super Smash Bros., the Zelda series has only ever dabbled in letting the player control characters other than Link. In The Wind Waker, for instance, the Hylian Hero gains the ability to telepathically control Makar and Medli within their respective dungeons. Although their abilities were fairly limited — used only to solve puzzles rather than fight enemies — these brief segments still provided a neat novelty. Several side quests and mini-games throughout the…

With the recent inclusion of Persona 5‘s Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the possibilities for new, unexpected characters are endless. While I look forward to seeing more surprising characters like Joker join the fighting roster, I also think it would be a good opportunity to include some never before seen representatives of series juggernauts like Mario and Zelda. In particular, my mind goes to Hyrule Warriors iteration of Impa. Based on her appearance in Skyward Sword, Impa acts as…

Not since the 1980s has Dungeons and Dragons enjoyed such a prominent place in pop culture. There are podcasts, livestreams, record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns, and a whole Dungeons and Dragons themed Voltron: Defender of the Universe episode. Yet, Dungeons and Dragons is only the tip of a much larger iceberg filled with tabletop role-playing goodness. The world of tabletop role-playing games is vast and filled with all kinds of ways to play. Want something more science fiction? There’s an RPG for…

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…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

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…