Category: The Legend of Zelda

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’…

It’s that time of the year once again! We’re very happy to officially announce that the 13th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon will be taking place next month, and it’s sure to be a big one! Join us over on the Zelda Dungeon Twitch channel starting Saturday, June 15th at 11 AM Central Daylight Time for an entire week of nonstop Zelda action! You can expect competitive races, fun gimmick events, trivia, puzzles, and way, way more! And, as always, it’s…

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…

Joined by Zelda & Chill creator Mikel, German music producer Jokabi brings us a new Zelda fan album distributed by video game music label GameChops: Zelda’s Lofi Kingdom. The album boasts 14 tracks, clocking in at a total of 40 minutes, and includes Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom fan favorites such as “Hateno Village” and “Colgera.” The album artwork, an open scene depicting Link by a Goddess Statue, was created by illustrator Voyager Spirit and captures the serenity…

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…

Back in late 2023, it was revealed that the Master Sword would become available as part of Bandai Spirits’ Proplica collector’s line. Information on the prop was limited, although it would be displayed at Tamashii Nation’s toy expo, where fans could get a special glimpse of the blade in all its glory. Now, at last, there’s been an announcement to confirm that the replica will release in September 2024. Preorders are available via the Japanese My Nintendo Store, where the…

TerminalMontage’s “Something About” team has returned with another highly-anticipated, hilariously unhinged entry in their Ocarina of Time animated retelling. They have already done a number on Child Link’s journey, and the Adult Hero of Time’s journey to the Forest and Fire Temples. Now they have taken on depicting a spoof of the the infamous Water Temple. This video is full of easter eggs, and most of all, it encapsulates the frustration we classic (Nintendo 64) players of Ocarina of Time…

Announced via Nintendo’s official Zelda X account, a Tears of the Kingdom Master Works book will be coming to Japan on August 30th, 2024. This stunning 464-page A4 hardcover book will include artwork, storyboards, and design concepts from Tears of the Kingdom, as well as comments from the game’s developers. The book will have three sections exploring the creation of the Tears of the Kingdom universe from the perspectives of art, materials, and story, respectively. Nintendo promises to give readers…

Recently, we ran a series highlighting some of the personal pets and animal companions of our staff here at Zelda Dungeon (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3). Our furry (and sometimes not-so-furry) friends remind us of the bond that can transcend species and experienced worlds, finding common ground in the concept of love and all our shared quirks. These collections of companions got me wondering if we could build a similar bridge with the monsters and enemies we so often find…

Nintendo’s habit of dropping big news out of nowhere seems to be as strong as ever. Following yesterday’s announcement of “Switch successor” news coming within this fiscal year, the company released a trailer this morning for a new retro-focused title coming soon to Switch. Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition brings the spirit of competition to a collection of classics from the NES era, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Metroid, and more. Inspired by Nintendo’s in-person championship events…