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The midway point of a milestone year approaches for The Legend of Zelda. With Nintendo’s E3 Direct event in the rearview and Skyward Sword HD less than a month away, fans of the series can start to paint a picture of how this momentous occasion will be celebrated and how that celebration will be remembered. Has Nintendo’s recognition of Zelda’s 35th anniversary been extraordinary, sufficient, or disappointing? In February, Nintendo announced Skyward Sword HD, a remaster of the infamously divisive 2011 Wii title. This rerelease…

Previous Volume   Volume Four: Hunting Memories   I am impatient. Not exactly the best way to start a tale, I realize, but you must realize, I am also very old. Many revolutions around the sun have passed in my life, many seasons come and gone. I do not have much time left, and I am ready to go. Truthfully, I believe I lost my sprouthood and became an adult the day the Calamity rose. I remember it very clearly,…

Video games and even computers have always had a fascinating relationship with the gender binary. In the very early days of the gaming, when names like Atari and Coleco Vision dominated the market, video games were largely viewed as a gender neutral past time. Over in computer development, some of the earliest prolific programmers were often women and some were even as bold as to assert computer development was a woman’s field at the time. The change to this idea…

If you spent the morning of Nintendo’s E3 presentation screaming your head off at the teaser reveal for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, and then proceeded to watch said clip over and over again, sometimes in slow-mo and sometimes to pause and take in the scene, all so you could analyze literally every square inch of that full minute of footage–then we have have something in common. Also. I have so many questions. Why is Link’s un-ponytailed…

In the Nintendo Direct shown at this year’s E3 it was revealed that the upcoming sequel to Breath of the Wild will allow us to return to the skies of Hyrule. There have been a few locations in the Sky over the history of The Legend of Zelda; two of the most notable being Skyloft from Skyward Sword and the City in the Sky from Twilight Princess. Do you think that we might see remnants or throwbacks to these locations…

E3 finally happened and it did not disappoint! We got a brand new look at the still-untitled sequel to Breath of the Wild, the first footage we’ve seen in over two years! Come hear our thoughts on the trailer, what we noticed about Link’s hand, speculation over the new ruins, our thoughts on Hyrule’s sky and much more! Plus, we talk about Age of Calamity’s DLC, the lack of special Zelda 35th Anniversary stuff, and more! All that, plus we…

Mases Hagopian and Gooey Fame are back to share their reactions to all things Zelda from Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct at E3. The crew from The Hyrule Compendium have their finger on the community pulse, and much like the rest of us, note their agony over that bait and switch Nintendo pulled at the beginning of the show with the Super Smash Bros. fighter reveal. For those that missed the Direct, it began with a mystery character carrying the body of…

Hoo-boy everyone, what an E3 presentation today! Everything from a new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to a brand new Metroid installment were announced today at Nintendo’s 40 minute presentation. Of course however, the big news for us over here at Zelda Dungeon was all at the very end of the presentation. After being treated to footage of the first wave of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC, a new trailer for Skyward Sword HD, and a Zelda-themed Game…

Tech demos and trailers are extremely tricky business. If you have any experience with the video game hype cycle or have read Jason Schreier’s excellent book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels,  trailer and early footage often are not representative of the final game that ultimately releases to the public. That caveat does not keep fans from losing their minds over incredible videos and demonstrations. With that being said, many of these unused tech demos and trailers end up being really interesting…

Happy E3 Week, everybody! Before the festivities really pop off tomorrow morning with the Nintendo Direct, why not have a little fun with the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest. Now, given that we’re all hoping for some Breath of the Wild 2 news this week, I almost — almost — went with an image from the game’s debut trailer for this week’s contest. But something far more important came up. In case you missed it, a beautiful human being modded a…