Category: The Legend of Zelda

Remakes have become a staple of the Zelda franchise ever since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 – excluding the more obscure BS Zelda no Densetsu, Link’s Awakening DX, and Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Since the N64 classic first hit the 3DS, five remakes have been released in the forms of Four Swords Anniversary Edition, The Wind Waker HD, Majora’s Mask 3D, Twilight Princess HD,  and the recent Link’s Awakening. Every remake has its fair share of additions and changes, big…

Link is not meant to have a personality. As detailed by his original creators, he is meant to be a blank slate, connecting the player to the game in a way that allows their mind to be creative, to insert words and emotions where there is none and have their own unique experience. Yet, Link’s personality seems to have taken shape, even if accidentally.  At first glance, he is the stoic hero, staying strong in order “to silently bear any…

In life, we don’t all wind up where we thought we would. Some of us have led lives in directions different than what we expected and have wound up for the better. Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma, for example, started as somebody who knew next-to-nothing about video games and started in a career as a woodworker. And now, Aonuma helps lead one of the biggest franchises in video game history. The folks over at Did You Know Gaming? recently produced…

Apart from being a beloved actor and comedian, the late Robin Williams was also an avid fan of The Legend of Zelda. Recall for a moment the 2011 commercial for Ocarina of Time HD featuring both Robin and his daughter, Zelda. We are reminded, as Robin had mentioned in previous interviews, that he named his daughter after the princess — and the series’ namesake — because of the love he had for the games. It was a sweet, touching moment,…

When Nintendo shocked fans with the announcement of a completely remade Link’s Awakening for Switch, it joined a growing list of popular video game remakes, such as Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy VII. Opinions on the game’s new design were varied but the general consensus was great! With such a positive reception around the Link’s Awakening remake, it’s fair to wonder what other Zelda games could use a new coat of paint. Staying inside the idea of a remade…

The spooky season may be over, but the Zelda season is in full swing when the calendar turns from October to November as “Zelda Month” begins. Born under YouTube content creator PeanutButterGamer, or PBG, in 2011 as a celebration for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, “Zelda Month” has become a staple part of many fans’ experience. Each run from PBG consists of about four videos, or one per week, focusing on a myriad of things, from…

Never in my right mind could I ever have conceived how many times I would legitimately tell people, “Yes, there’s a floppy disk drive cover of the Zelda main theme.” I mean it’s truly spectacular how people find different ways of playing iconic Zelda scores. That rings true for the cover we’re looking at today, as mathematical devices get their time in the entertainment sun. This rather unique cover of the Zelda main theme comes to us from musician Atarime. What makes…

Today marks the release of Overwatch on Nintendo Switch. And while this news may not normally be relevant on a Zelda website, a recent fan-made trailer has us excited for a dream crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Blizzard’s popular team shooter. Moon Studios’ visual effects artist Etienne POV recently unveiled an exciting what-if trailer featuring Link as a guest character in Overwatch. Based on a concept by Shiro Games’ Jeremy Vitry and a follow-up 3D render by Super…

Strap in for a wild ride with the gang as they take a trip through Zelda history and talk about which games they would want to see remade. We power rank each game up until the Wii era and discuss if they need a remake, what quality of life improvements each game could make, what art style would be best for each one, and so much more! Make sure that you don’t miss this one!   Podbean | iTunes | Download Follow the Champions’…

The Legend of Zelda has some of the most recognizable music in video game history. The series main theme from 1986 has been used in almost every Zelda game so far, but amazingly it almost didn’t exist. Originally, Koji Kondo wanted to use “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, but the song was still under copyright. So instead of using that song, Kondo created the now-iconic main theme for the series. This arrangement of the main theme by Game Music Collective uses…