Category: The Wind Waker

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

I’ll tell you what my wishes have been this year: a Zelda equivalent to all the nostalgic Super Mario games that were re-released on the Switch for a limited time in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary last year. Can you imagine a bundle with Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and The Wind Waker releasing in all their glory on the Switch? With what Nintendo did for Super Mario’s anniversary, it didn’t seem too far-fetched to wish for something like this….

Ever since Breath of the Wild 2 was first teased back in 2019, there was a great deal of speculation regarding the emaciated corpse that Zelda and Link discover. At the time I was wondering if the body was in fact Urbosa due to the red hair. It was possible that, after their deaths, the Champions’ bodies might have been imprisoned while their spirits inhabited the Divine Beasts. Nowadays, it is speculatively certain that the corpse is in fact Ganondorf….

A wise man once said, “You’re gonna stand there, ownin’ a fireworks stand, and tell me you don’t have no whistlin’ bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, donkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don’ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin’ kitty chaser?” Well, actually that’s just from Joe Dirt, but there’s a point there somewhere. American Independence Day is about a lot of things. A wildly unlikely victory against an empirical juggernaut, the…

I remember when I started playing The Wind Waker for the first time. Outside the whimsical, colorful art style, the first major difference I noticed from previous Zelda games was the fact that Link had a close-knit family! Instead of just acting as NPCs without a game-changing purpose, his family added a lot to the story, with Aryll’s kidnapping being the event that throws Link into his quest on the sea. My heart nearly broke when I returned back to Outset Island and found…

The Legend of Zelda series has a track record of creating stunningly beautiful locations. One of the most beautiful, in my opinion, is Outset Island from The Wind Waker. It is easily the place I would want to live in if the Zelda universe was real life. While Outset Island is not a real location, this YouTube video by North of the Border brings the iconic area to life with this replica diorama. North of the Border has a collection…

Chosen families are crucial to anyone who feels ostracized or in need of support that blood relatives can’t or won’t supply. But they are particularly important to members of the LGBTQ+ community who continue to face both social isolation and even expulsion from their homes. While the Zelda series does not contain much in the way of positive queer representation, it does feature quite a few examples of the value of chosen families. Not only do these portrayals serve to…

Stained glass windows have always been fascinating to me. These glorious kaleidoscopes of color are often associated with important religious buildings, both real and fictional. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, seven stained glass windows are seen in the Master Sword chamber beneath the sunken Hyrule Castle. These windows reverently depict the six Sages from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the monstrous final form of Ganon. Like most stained glass windows, the designs in The…

As someone who has played the majority of Zelda games, there’s one thing I’ve noticed through the years: Things seem to be getting… easier. Now, I might be the only one with this opinion, but the thing I remember most when I first played Ocarina of Time, was how challenging it was! Some of those bosses like Phantom Ganon and Twinrova could dwindle your hearts with only a few good hits, especially if you didn’t know what you were doing. And don’t get…

Musician Taylor Davis is known for her beautiful violin covers of many different game, anime, and film themes, including songs from The Legend of Zelda. Today, she releases her second Zelda album, Songs of the Lost Woods, and it is the Zelda anthology of my dreams. Davis’ newest album features 12 tracks, with themes from Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Link’s Awakening, Twilight Princess, and The Wind Waker. She’s offering both physical and digital versions of her album on her website….