Category: Skyward Sword

Every October, Zelda fans rejoice as our social media feeds light up with a plethora of new fan art thanks to Linktober‘s annual art challenge. Linktober is more than a month-long, daily drawing challenge though. It’s a community of artists that continuously show their love and passion for the Zelda franchise every day of the year. Be that through monthly drawing challenges or by sitting down to discuss their love of Linktober. Before Linktober 2020, I had a chance to talk…

Those sparkly, shimmering Heart Pieces are a funny bunch; sometimes so close and yet so far. One might be in plain sight, but until you pick up that specific piece of equipment it will continue to elude you. I confess to getting quite gleeful when I can finally backtrack to pick up a Heart Piece. There is nothing like that triumphant sound when you fill a Heart Container either. I missed having them in Breath of the Wild, Spirit Orbs…

It’s finally over. After what seemed like several years worth of time in the last 365 days, we’re finally leaving the year 2020 behind us — a year that began with such promise and potential, but didn’t turn out the way anyone expected. As well as offering a big congratulations to everyone for simply making it through the year, we wanted to celebrate with one of our favorite annual traditions here at Zelda Dungeon: laying bare our hopes and dreams…

The Zelda fandom continuously proves to be a wonderful batch of creativity, and this past year was no exception. Especially considering that people may have had extra time on their hands with quarantine, and that it may have been a rough year, the amount of fan work generated in 2020 is truly tremendous. From art to animation to music to fiction, the creations of the Zelda fandom grow by the day. Although there are many to choose from, one of…

Whilst many Zelda fans will be sinking their teeth into Age of Calamity over the holidays, I decided to go in a different direction entirely. Recently, I picked up a Wii and a copy of Skyward Sword with the intention of experiencing the game that may as well have “Marmite” plastered all over it. For a game that was released back in 2011, it is surprising how passionate players become when engaged in discussion about the merits and frustrations of…

Disclaimer: This article contains information linked to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.  As part of a New Year Resolution, I’m looking to complete any Zelda games from quite an extensive back catalogue. One such game is Skyward Sword on the Wii, which was released back in 2011. In this game, we are introduced to a technologically advanced race known as the Ancient Robots, who at first, are nothing more than piles of debris in a dusty landscape. With the help…

Shigeru Miyamoto is one of most successful and iconic figures in the video game industry. The innovative designer has been a part of Nintendo since 1977 and in the past four decades he has helped create iconic games like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. For much of his life, Miyamoto has been a integral part of Nintendo, working as a part of the company through both success and failure. Miyamoto’s long career in video games,…

Princess Zelda, heir to the throne of Hyrule and keeper of the Triforce of Wisdom (typically). The namesake of our favorite series has made some important decisions for her kingdom, each with its own consequences, and it could be argued that some choices were smarter than others. It makes me wonder, which incarnation of Princess Zelda was the wisest? Let’s look at Princess Zelda from Ocarina of Time. This incarnation made one of the most impactful decisions ever by splitting…

Mario fans like me are surely excited at the glimpses we have gotten of Super Nintendo World, a new section of Universal Studios Japan that will be open to the public on February 4, 2021. It seems a truly marvelous experience to step into the world of a franchise that has been brought to life and, although I love the Mario Bros. franchise, I can’t help but wonder as a Zelda fan what the Zelda version of that experience may…

Next year marks the 35th anniversary of the Zelda franchise, and 35 years is a lot of time for a video game series to evolve and change. The Zelda series features a robust library of games that transform with each installment from leaps in graphics to more nuanced storytelling. But as much as the series has evolved over the years, some core tenets of the Zelda experience have not. With each main game, you always play as the hero Link,…