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Over the past several months, Nintendo has made a strong push to hire new designers for the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel. As part of this high-profile recruitment process, the company has promoted certain job listings multiple times and has even released fascinating developer interviews in order to entice potential candidates. Nintendo recently shared to its careers website a crop of behind-the-scenes images from the game’s reveal trailer, no doubt as a way to further attract talented designers. The…

Midna is one of the most beloved characters in the Zelda universe. The eponymous Twilight Princess is easily one of the most complex and nuanced characters in the series. The journey Midna takes from reluctant ally to beloved friend is the highlight of 2006’s Twilight Princess. In addition to her narrative importance, Midna receives key music themes in the game, which show up in key story and gameplay sequences. One of these key sequences is the heart breaking “Midna’s Lament” (sometimes…

One of the most recognizable pieces of equipment in all of video game history is the Hylian Shield. This shield was originally introduced in Ocarina of Time, with its iconic design emblazoned in many gamers’ minds. Now if you want your very own Hylian Shield, you either have to be the chosen hero Link himself or you have to pay a hefty price online. Luckily, thanks to some DIY artists online, you can now create your very own and feel…

As people with a lot gaming experience under our belts, we tend to forget what games are like for people who are unfamiliar with the medium. We may not realize how certain games, like Breath of the Wild for example, communicate to non-gamers. A recent analysis video by YouTuber Razbuten looks into this topic, citing his own experience watching his wife play the 2017 title. A follow-up to an experiment Razbuten and his wife conducted earlier this year, this video…

The Trial of the Sword was one of the main features of Breath of the Wild‘s first DLC pack and featured 51 challenges for players to overcome in order to power up their Master Sword. The Trials are accessed by placing the Master Sword back in its pedestal in the Korok Forest, but where exactly do they take place? Zelda theorist Zeltik may have the answer. In his recent analysis video, he points out similarities between the trials and the game’s Shrines,…

The creativity that Zelda fans show off can be truly amazing, but some fans take their appreciation to the next level. The folks over at Beyond the Brick recently shared this impressive LEGO diorama showcasing an iconic Breath of the Wild structure, the Sheikah Tower, which they discovered at this year’s Brickworld Chicago event. Created by Max Philippe, this impressive LEGO diorama features not only the very well-detailed Sheikah Tower, but a couple of other notable details as well. These…

The Guardians from Breath of the Wild are a menacing, multi-armed robotic menace to Link’s journey through Hyrule. What makes matters worse is that, when you first encounter them, the music that plays for them is both eerie and creepy. Once you’ve gotten deep into that music and a laser is pointed at you, it’s already too late. Just imagine though if that music had a heavier tone that made it even tenser. That’s exactly what you get when listening…

We’re all familiar with the famous Link verses Dark Link battle in Ocarina of Time, but what if it was Princess Zelda who took on her dark counterpart? Japanese animator @Narukami_anim has made that scenario a reality with an awesome animation short. Utilizing a rig created by @artsoff , the video gives us an awesome glimpse at Breath of the Wild-era Zelda wielding the Master Sword and the unsettling red eyes of Dark Zelda. This short, action-packed sequence will leave…

All kinds of glitches run rampant throughout the Nintendo 64-era Zelda games. Anybody who has ever watched a speedrun of Majora’s Mask, for example, knows the bugs that dominate an average run. Now one such glitch that has been recently found takes players to none other than the test room used by the developers of Majora’s Mask. In order to achieve this feat, players must perform a glitch called the “Stale Reference Manipulation” in the Japanese version of Majora’s Mask….

When you think of music associated with The Legend of Zelda, does the genre of rap spring to mind? Well, prepare to be surprised as you listen to this catchy Link’s Awakening rap, which follows Link on his mission to save Koholint from the nightmares that have befallen the island. This creation comes from the NerdOut! team, with a shout out to Zach Boucher who helped to put the song together. The team worked hard to include as many Link’s…