Category: Zelda Fan Content

Happy October 1st, everyone! If you’ve been in the Zelda community long enough, you’ve likely heard about a little art challenge that happens in the month of October called Linktober. Linktober has been around for a number of years, and it is loved by many in the community, myself included. Linktober’s creator, Joel Siegal, has curated two different challenge calendars this year for artists to participate in. All forms of art are accepted, and any level of artist is welcome…

The latest trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may not have been out for long, but that isn’t stopping fans from already getting creative with it. From YouTube’s Jackarte comes a Nintendo 64-style “demake” of the new Tears of the Kingdom trailer. This isn’t Jackarte’s first go-round with demakes, and it shows. The graphical work certainly looks the part, but Link’s wonky movements, truly representative of a game from that era, are what really stand out. The…

Artificial intelligence programs are getting scary-good at generating artworks with varied amounts of human direction. Look no further for proof of just how skilled these tools are becoming than these posters generated by Dan Leveille using the Midjourney A.I. program. The images depict Tom Holland as Link with blue eyes, pointy ears and all. In fact, the posters are so good that they have tricked some folks across the internet into believing a Zelda movie really was in development at…

Celebrated video game music arranger and composer Rozen, who worked on music for the hit game Kena: Bridge of Spirits, has announced an upcoming project. Rozen is composing a new album featuring The Legend of Zelda. The work is called Shadows of Hyrule and will tell “the legend of the fallen hero, who is brought back to banish the shadows dwelling within the realm of lost souls.” Shadows of Hyrule is the latest in Rozen’s Hyrule series, following stellar releases like Sins of Hyrule and…

Two years ago, I had absolutely no clue what a fan zine was. Now it’s hard for me to imagine a time where I wasn’t either trying to apply to one, or just keeping up with one because I have friends working on it! The latest Zelda fan zine that piqued our interest here on Zelda Dungeon is Goddess Reborn, which features various women throughout the series who are often integral to Link’s success in his adventures, but can sometimes…

Attention Zelda fans and creative writers! Hyrule Apocrypha, a lore-centric Zelda fan zine, is now taking applications for contributors. The zine is primarily fan-fiction focused, and aims to explore the many mysterious and unwritten eras of Hyrule’s history. Writers and artists will collaborate to create an anthology dedicated to expanding the canon and “filling in the blanks” with interpretations of how major events unfolded.   📝 Contributor Applications are OPEN! 📝 We’re looking for scholars interested in shaping the history of Hyrule! Join…

Despite some of its pacing and gameplay flaws, The Wind Waker has always embodied the spirit of adventure in a special way. The ocean setting, sailing mechanics, and beautiful art style all work together to create an incredible backdrop for Link’s spectacular journey. The game’s incredible setting is augmented with some of the best music in the series. Whether it is the joyful main theme or the soothing theme for Link’s grandmother, The Wind Waker‘s soundtrack is one of the…

The momentum of Zelda news continues to soar! Music producer Mikel has announced the release date for the upcoming sequel to their Zelda & Chill series. As long as we have Zelda music, the possibilities are infinite for lofi remixes!  And so Mikel blesses us once again with Zelda & Chill III, which is ready for release on October 28th, 2022. As previously reported, the producer had provided us with a teaser of the project earlier this summer. Now, they…

The 3D computer graphics creation tool Unreal Engine has enabled Zelda fans to create a lot of great fan content. Ocarina of Time seems to get the Unreal Engine treatment every time a new version comes out, and one contribution for the game in Unreal Engine 5 is being worked on by creator CryZENx. This build is beautiful and the video CryZENx recently uploaded takes you across much of the field, showing off daytime and nighttime sights like waterfalls, rock…

After nearly eighteen months of work, the Hyrule Redrawn project has finished. Organized by artist IllusionOfMana, the massive collaboration features art by dozens of artists who worked square by square to re-imagine the overworld from the classic NES game, The Legend of Zelda. For the past year, artists have revealed their individual work through social media with the hashtag “#HyruleRedrawn”; now the map can be explored in its entirety.   #HyruleRedrawn is live! Check out all the works created by…