Category: The Legend of Zelda

When asking a Zelda fan to picture a map of Hyrule, chances are they are able to accumulate a variety of maps from across the series’s many iterations of the kingdom. The geographical layout of the Hylian landscape has followed a similar pattern since the very first game and nearly every time since that a new location would be introduced. Going beyond the recurring locations such as Death Mountain and Lake Hylia, these landmarks seem to find themselves in similar…

The topic of Zelda spinoff titles has been a popular one with the recent release of Cadence of Hyrule. Brace Yourself Games’ rhythm roguelike has opened the doors for other studios to get their hands on one of Nintendo’s prize IP’s, but we also shouldn’t forget the Zelda spinoffs that have come before. One such series that is generally brushed over by fans is the Tingle family of games, a trilogy of spinoffs that starred The Legend of Zelda‘s favorite…

Recently, Nintendo promoted some key staff members inconspicuously, including The Legend of Zelda series Producer Eiji Aonuma. He will maintain his role as Producer of the Zelda series, while also serving as a Deputy General Manager within the company. Besides Aonuma, Hisashi Nagomi, renowned for being the Producer of Splatoon, was also promoted to a Deputy General Manger. Further, Ayu Kyogoku, who is known for her involvement with the Animal Crossing series, is now a “Manger of Production Group No….

So this is what a post-E3 world looks like huh… Well, once you’ve picked your jaw off the floor, and rehydrated your Ganon-plants, it’s time to delve back into the world of Zelda speedrunning. What have I got in store for you this week? You’ll just have to read on and find out… Now Playing Big Zelda news this week? Nope, nothing. Not that I can think of anyway. New game? Nope, don’t think so? Look, unless there’s a HD remake of Triforce Heroes, I’m…

E3 2019 was certainly another fantastic event for Zelda fans, with three games from the franchise shown during one of gaming’s most popular expos. Nintendo’s bombshell announcement regarding a follow up to Breath of the Wild surprised many. A short announcement trailer teased a dark sequel, which brought up more questions than answers. Mysterious music, a skeletal form, and many more details have sparked numerous theories and predictions. The video above from Zeltik, a well known Zelda YouTuber, attempts to break down what…

The new Breath of the Wild sequel trailer may have been brief, but it was a fantastic opportunity to see where Nintendo plans to take the sequel. Not only was the trailer dark and ominous, but I enjoyed seeing Link and Zelda traveling together to face a new threat. In particular, I loved the decision to have Zelda sporting a significantly shorter hairstyle than what we’re used to seeing of our titular princess. With the exception of the original The…

Throughout many discussions among the writers here at Zelda Dungeon, we have always found it bizarre that there hasn’t yet been an officially licensed Zelda tabletop RPG. Not only is the money there, but there is a vast part of the Zelda fanbase that loves playing tabletop games too. Members of the fanbase have therefore created their own Zelda-inspired tabletop RPG’s, and today we’re looking at one of the newest ones to enter the fray. Created by Elemental Knight, The…

In a recent video, YouTuber The Duke of Dorks gives his ideas on how to improve the concept of Princess Zelda as a playable character. The Duke of Dorks goes all-out when tackling the possibilities within a Zelda-led game. The primary focus of the video is how such a game could improve upon the tired formulas of Link-driven games. The narrator does this by taking to the trait represented by Zelda throughout the entire franchise’s history: wisdom. As the Duke…

Award winning cosplayer, HikikoMuri recently brought our favorite princess to life in a The Legend of Zelda themed photo-shoot, with the help of photographer, Arielle Somberg.  Princess Zelda is a staple in the cosplay world, with many attempting to do her character justice over the years, and it looks as though HikikoMuri has certainly pulled it off!  The Chicago area cosplayer told us all about her passion for the Zelda series, and how one of her favorite games, A Link…

With over two years having passed since Breath of the Wild’s release, I often find myself wondering more and more about how the game has affected me. While initially it held a pretty high place on my list of Zelda favorites, its place has gone up and down since then. Naturally that means I’ve thought a lot about why it’s proven such an elusive game for me to rank. Instead of pondering the large reasonings however, I’d like to question some of…