Category: Skyward Sword

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’…

Therapy is fantastic. In fact, as someone who has done a lot of inner work with a therapist, I am a huge advocate for therapy! I have also been playing through Breath of the Wild again recently and it’s had me thinking: Link and Zelda have been through so much trauma in so many lifetimes. Honestly, they are such resilient characters. Every incarnation has to face unimaginable difficult challenges and circumstances. In Ocarina of Time, Link loses seven years of…

Today marks one year since the launch of Tears of the Kingdom, and what a year it’s been! Even now, players are still pouring hundreds of hours into this game, and yet there are still new things to discover. The in-game tools Tears equipped players with and its immense allowance of creative freedom has spawned hours upon hours of online content, and has led to the creation of groups completely dedicated to flexing their creative muscles and pushing the game…

Happy release of Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department! For anyone in the center of the Taylor Swift-Zelda fandom Venn diagram, this editorial is for you. Swift is arguably the world’s most popular superstar, donning the cover of Time magazine as Person of the Year. Her long list of musical accolades has solidified her legacy, including her recent triumph of being the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammy’s four times. Her record-breaking Eras…

Fans of The Legend of Zelda are fortunate that they have 21 games spanning over 35 years to play and experience their favorite series. For those who start their Zelda journey with newer titles, they are lucky that most main games in the series are easily accessible via Nintendo Switch Online or through re-makes such as Skyward Sword HD and Link’s Awakening (2019). Recently, I was playing Ocarina of Time through Nintendo Switch Online. I played the original on the Nintendo 64…

When the release of Skyward Sword HD was announced, it was pitched as solving the controls issue that plagued the original Wii version and had held back an otherwise masterpiece in the Zelda saga. Motion controls were retained and improved with the Joy Con controllers, but most importantly button controls were introduced for those who preferred a more traditional control scheme, or were playing in handheld mode. The movement of Link’s sword was mapped onto the right stick allowing for…

While a lot of conversations and debates in video games are focused on the best or most popular games, sometimes discussing games with noticeable flaws or design problems can be an extremely fruitful and revealing activity. Fan and critical feedback can be a valuable tool for developers as they continue their journeys in the industry or as they refine a game. Speaking openly and honestly about criticism of game after its launch can potentially lead to improvements in future projects…

Australian clothing company BlackMilk has announced on X their new BlackMilk x The Legend of Zelda Collection.  Back in 2021, BlackMilk released a collection of dresses, pants, sweaters, and shirts featuring designs from multiple Zelda games, including Majora’s Mask, Skyward Sword, and even Breath of the Wild. Some items were limited-run release, meaning once they were sold out, they did not make any more.  Other pieces from that collection have stayed around and are still available to purchase. According to the information provided…

One of the most thrilling parts of my favorite Zelda games is the iconic moment where Link retrieves what is known as the “Blade of Evil’s Bane,” or sometimes the “Sword that Seals the Darkness,” or its most common name, the Master Sword. Link has a whole bunch of different weapons in his arsenal in every entry in the series. Sometimes those weapons are even other magical swords, but there is something about a Zelda game that includes the Master…

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