Category: Zelda Fan Content

Ilia occupies a strange place in Twilight Princess‘ narrative. In the first few hours of the game, Ilia seems to be an important part of the community within Ordon Village, and she seems to have a special connection with Link. Unfortunately, as the game enters its second half, Ilia’s role in the story is greatly reduced. By the time the writers and designers of Twilight Princess bring her story to a close, many players have already moved on from the…

Swedish musician Neon X Music recently dropped a fantastic and exciting remix of the classic Overworld theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The synth music video features an undulating image of a futuristic Hyrule that looks like something out of the Tron films; the image also includes the title “Hyrule Nightlife.” Fans will appreciate the many loving riffs that hearken back to the SNES classic, while also finding themselves adrift in the what-if possibilities of…

Disclaimer: This article discusses Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Some information may be construed as hints to events within that game. If you want to avoid all Age of Calamity-related discussion, bookmark this page and visit again soon. With the release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, fans were treated to a version of Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule, set 100 years before the Great Calamity. While the main story of the game played out a little different than what…

Link’s Awakening has an important role in the history of the Zelda series. Not only was the 1993 title the first handheld Zelda game, but the limitations of the Game Boy resulted in a smaller scale Zelda project that was filled with unconventional characters and gameplay experiments. In many ways, Link’s Awakening set the stage for a game like Majora’s Mask, which would present a host of unusual characters and unconventional gameplay ideas. One of the charms of the game…

The music of the Zelda series is among the top reasons why I return to the games over and over again. The series has some of the best music in the history of gaming. Additionally, fans have built a thriving community around adapting and enriching the music of the Zelda series. For me, there is a great joy in hearing artists create new interpretations of the songs that I cherish. The music community that has developed around the series is…

Ever wonder why Masahiro Sakurai added Breath of The Wild’s Link to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but not Princess Zelda’s new iteration? YouTube channel Video Game Story Time dives deep into the topic in this new animation, explaining how Sakurai played an early build of Breath of The Wild only to come to the conclusion that Zelda’s scholarly incarnation wasn’t fit for a fighting game. But what’s that, I hear you ask? If Breath of The Wild’s Zelda isn’t fit…

There’s no shortage of Legend of Zelda desk candy out there. From amiibo to triple-digit resin statues, there are myriad ways to shut up and give Zelda your money. One of the most endearing of those choices is Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid line. But once you have your bookshelf mascots, are you going to just let them sit there looking pretty? Japanese animator Kenta Shinohara definitely does not. Going by the name Animist on his Twitter profile and YouTube channel,…

It’s no secret that Ocarina of Time has arguably one of the best OST’s in the Legend of Zelda series. I’d say Twilight Princess is a close second, but Ocarina of Time ultimately takes the cake for me. The music at every moment is seemingly perfect and appropriate for the corresponding situation, whether the music is being used to evoke heartwarming or uncomfortable feelings. YouTube user Around The Monitor has created a video series that analyzes some of the best original…

Breath of the Wild has one of the most distinct soundtracks in the Zelda series, using more piano than every other modern Zelda soundtrack. Additionally, Breath of the Wild avoids many of the iconic musical themes from previous games. Instead, much of the open world is filled with ambient melodies that flutter in and out of empty fields and lonely mountaintops. Overall, the game is filled with surprising musical moments but the best musical surprise was the inclusion of “Zelda’s…

Although this past year coming to an end is surely a cause for celebration, we must not forget that the year was not all bad. In fact, as we look upon 2020 with a retrospective view, there are likely things that came out of the time that were actually very good. One of those things is this fan-made album by musician Aaron Grubb, which includes twelve remixed Zelda songs in total. The album, entitled The Legend of Zelda Collection, Vol….