Category: The Legend of Zelda

Controversy and speculation have swirled since Nintendo withdrew from the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Many fans felt disappointed and confused by the absence of the gaming giant that has so powerfully shaped the world of video games, particularly given the role the company played in celebrating Japan’s bid and acceptance of the international games. But at long last–Nintendo has made its appearance at the Olympics! First reported by Nintendeal, Belgian Olympic gymnastics coach Marjorie Heuls (the…

Every story has a beginning. It is here that characters are first introduced and the setting established. This is a crucial time in the narrative, as the begining of a tale needs to hook the player’s attention. Without establishing a reason to keep going, some might dismiss a game outright. Some games use openings to create tonal whiplash as in the case of Twilight Princess. Here, Link lives an ordinary life as a ranch hand. His principle focus is going…

Update: The 10th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon has come to an end! And after seven days and over 35 Zelda titles played, the event ended up raising a record setting total of $14,751 USD for Game to Grow! Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in to the marathon this week and to everyone who donated. Original: It’s the dawn of the final day for the 10th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon (ZDMX), a milestone for the event and another resounding…

Heroic music fills the airspace, Link soars down from the sky, and–what?!? The surprise ending of this animated short from DeozWorld will have you laughing out loud. By now the trailer for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been widely viewed and is very recognizable. The familiarity of what is supposed to happen in the trailer makes this comedic short all the more entertaining, particularly with its references to aspects of the 2017 game….

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Nineteen The trio raced hurriedly toward the border of the Gerudo Desert, reunited with their steeds by the courtesy of the Great Fairy’s grace. It felt to Link and Jenoa as though each horse had been freshly invigorated, as their gait had reached a level of zeal they hadn’t experienced before. Perhaps their mutual desire to leave the arid, scorching desert and the rejuvenating effect of fairy magic had something to do with it?…

The Olympics opening ceremony is a time during the games wherein the hosting country gets to show pride in their country and culture. Considering what we saw from the handover at the Rio Olympics, it seemed that Nintendo would be heavily featured during Tokyo’s games. If you watched the opening ceremony this year, however, you may have noticed the lack of Nintendo’s presence, and you may have been a little disappointed, especially when thinking of that iconic appearance from Shinzo…

Combat has come a long way since the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Combat originally required only one button for the sword and another to use an equipped item. For awhile after, combat evolved steadily. The spin attack was introduced in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and eventually special techniques would also appear in games like Twilight Princess and The Minish Cap. Overall though, combat in Zelda was fairly simple up until the Wii’s release. With Twilight…

Despite the criticism, divisive opinions, and underwhelming sales of the original Wii launch, after only 10 days, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has already sold enough copies to land the game at 3rd place on Amazon’s best sellers of 2021. The remastered adventure is placed just behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But with the game being released just over a week ago and with the numbers are still rising, this new release could…

Happy ZDMX week everyone! This week, our pal Alasyn is away for the 10th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon, so we’re cracking open a previously-Twitch-exclusive episode pitting Andy and Al against Zelda Universe’s Alex Trevino and Amanda van Hiel! There might be a few audio hiccups on here, but we figured it was better than skipping a week of the show, so come on and play with us! There are some epic doozeys in here, o come and see which competitor…

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…