Category: The Legend of Zelda

Life is rough. No matter our circumstances, everyone has something that they have to struggle with. To counterbalance the strife, mankind has used stories of heroes and their virtuous deeds to serve as a source of inspiration. Feeling inspired increases our hope and confidence, which helps us trudge through moments of difficulty. As each inspiration fades, we can turn to our rich history of lore to fine new sources. As an epic legend, the Zelda series is full to bursting…

Across the world, fans are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Zelda series. While Nintendo’s own support for the 35th anniversary has been mixed (with Skyward Sword HD and Game and Watch: The Legend of Zelda being the only major releases), content creators and artists have made this a very special year for Zelda fans. Whether it is unique crafts and merchandise or musical covers, fans have truly carried the torch for Zelda‘s 35th anniversary. It has been a great experience…

The Legend of Zelda has come a long way since its original release in 1986, and since then the games have only improved as time as gone on. New gaming consoles, better graphics, a wider variety of music, and more have come to make what we know and love about our favorite Zelda games. In the past I have personally written and discussed my favorite Zelda games and why, as have many of the staff here, but today I want…

Greetings and welcome to another Artists of Legend! Dragons. These mythical beasties capture our imaginations and make any video game instantly feel cooler and more epic. Last month, I challenged our artists to share some draconian work. And our artists rose to the occasion! Rose? Get it? Because dragons fly? Whelp, thank Hylia you’re not here for my awful dad jokes. Now, let’s look at some art! Sibling duo powerhouse AriLuci submitted a whopping six illustrations this month! Here, I’ll…

Tactical games frustrate and fascinate me. I have been enthralled by several of them over the years, but have never been good at a single one. And they seem to be having a moment: Mario + Rabbids is getting a sequel. Project Triangle Strategy will be a Switch exclusive. The makers of XCOM are tossing some deep cut Marvel characters into the breach with Marvel Midnight Sons. And even one of the most frenetic series of the arcade run n’…

A few months ago it was announced over on the Zelda Dungeon YouTube channel that there would be a return of the Snail Mailbag. 9 years ago Mases created a P.O. Box where people could send stuff via mail, he would then open the packages on Twitch, as well as upload the videos on YouTube. People used to send letters, artwork, even video games that Mases would play live. Eventually the segment faded away, but now it is back in…

One-Pack Comic was a Japanese manga digest originally released in 1984 and serialized monthly beginning in May of 1985, with its targeted audience being children from that time period. With the rise in popularity of the Nintendo Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) in that era, the magazine’s content was related to video game culture. Beginning back on August 16th of this year, the magazine has begun receiving digital reissues as single volume e-books with the title One-Pack Comic Revival via Tokuma Shoten…

I still remember taking a family trip as a child, my Game Boy on the seat next to me, listening to Marin sing the “Ballad of the Wind Fish” like it was my own personal soundtrack. Nintendo has always had special music in their games, and The Legend of Zelda is certainly no exception. For gamers that grew up in my generation (and even for those who didn’t), the music from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening holds a special place in…

YouTube creator CaptBurgerson is creating a series of videos that take a deep look at each of the dungeons in Skyward Sword HD. The first episode delves into the depths of the mysterious Skyview Temple. Throughout the video, CaptBurgerson analyses the themes, design, soundtrack, progression, and boss fight of the dungeon. Personally, I think the Skyview Temple is good for an introductory dungeon. It has a hauntingly luminous aesthetic and an eerie score that could fit perfectly in a Metroid…

Ah, Hyrule. Beautiful, scenic, and trapped in the eternal conflict between good and evil. But what exactly is Hyrule? While it is often described as a kingdom, game maps label the entire explorable area as Hyrule. This suggests that all races and all locations, despite their presumed independence from the Hylian crown, are still considered part of Hyrule. Yet the races Link encounters during his adventures also swear fealty to the Hylian crown, and share the same currency. So is…