Category: The Legend of Zelda

Composers for Zelda games do a fantastic job of immersing the player in the moment. Whether it is large, choral tracks for big lore moments or softer melodic tracks for emotional and vulnerable moments, auditory cues are utilized to trigger the emotional response of the player. Thus, music offers a grander picture of the situation at hand and accompanies the visuals and gameplay to cement the idea of escaping into a fictional world. When it comes to combat music, Zelda…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Six Link clenched his body as tightly as he could as he plummeted downward, anticipating a sudden, deadly impact with unrelenting ground below. He estimated that he had only been falling for several seconds at this point, but the anxiety from his expected demise had made it feel like an eternity. “I’m sorry brother!” he heard from a ways below him. He couldn’t see Rukio in the pitch blackness of the chasm, but he…

It’s safe to say that times have been rough for the last several months. It’s stressful without a doubt, and acclimating to the new norm hasn’t been easy for a lot of folks. Speaking personally, I’ve found myself listening to a lot of lo-fi playlists and chillwave music to cope throughout the day while I’m stuck at home glued to my desk. In short, it’s a wonderful genre of music to relax to. I’ve found that classic Zelda tunes lend themselves…

Hi again! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! As always, we have more great artwork to share this week, and if you would like to participate, we have another challenge for you! Speaking of which, please let me know if you have an idea for a weekly challenge – it might show up at some point. Now, let’s get right into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of unusual places where characters live in the Zelda series….

Dice are the junk food of the tabletop world. I will always, always have an insatiable hunger for more. It doesn’t matter if I already have 10 sets of dice for a particular character. Sometimes they roll bad, or you’re just not vibing with a particular set. And, sometimes, you just need to treat yourself to something ludicrously pretty. Enter the fantastic dice-smiths at URWizards, an Etsy shop dedicated to some the most jaw-dropping die sets you’ve ever seen. Now,…

If you’re living outside the Americas, there’s a high probability that you’ve never heard of mariachi music. Originating in Mexico, mariachi is a popular folk style of music that is high-energy and rich, and it just makes you want to dance. No joke, Darunia would totally get down to this genre of music. As a child of the southwestern United States, mariachi music was everywhere for me. Weddings, funerals, high school graduations, you name it. If there was a cause for…

In celebration of thirty-five years of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, Nintendo has made many Mario games available to play on the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All Stars in particular features three of the franchises biggest titles: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. With the 35th anniversary of the Zelda series approaching, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Nintendo to do something similar with our favorite franchise in 2021. In order to celebrate…

When I think of turn-based video games, I think of Final Fantasy, and most recently Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The Legend of Zelda has been considered an RPG by some fans, but it has also made its mark as a hack and slash game via Hyrule Warriors. There are many different styles of video games and I recently began to wonder if a Zelda game would work in an adventure, turn-based style. After some consideration, I think it would. Three…

The Twilight Princess manga, created by Akira Himekawa in 2016, has spanned multiple years of publication and is still receiving new volumes – even into the year 2020. Recently, VIZ Media, publisher of the manga’s English translation, posted an interview with the women who created the manga onto YouTube. Akira Himekawa, the creative duo, have done interviews and panels in the past; though it is exciting to see the two actively promoting their manga. For those unfamiliar with its creation,…

Back in the 1990’s, after Nintendo decided not to partner with electronic giant Philips to create a CD add-on for the Super NES, some interesting negotiations took place. Nintendo agreed that Philips could use Nintendo characters in third-party games developed for the Philips CD-i format, and by 1993, The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon, developed by Animation Magic, released in North America. These action-adventure games featured characters from The Legend of Zelda with very little funding and input from…