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The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past has always been a part of my life, I’ve been told my dad would put me to sleep as a kid by playing it at night. I continued to watch my father play various games, as I got older, but I always wanted to watch him play The Legend of Zelda game he had. Although it was the only Zelda game my father ever played, he is the reason my love for the Zelda franchise blossomed….

The Zora and Rito tribes are two species in Zelda games that are tied together through evolution. According to Nintendo Director and Producer, Eiji Aonuma, the Rito evolved from the Zora in Ocarina of Time. The Zora have been a really great fixture in Zelda games and their storylines were enjoyable too. I loved the Zora’s design as well as their environments, which Nintendo created to make Link’s quest all the more interesting, especially in Majoras Mask and Twilight Princess, because the adventure took place underwater. The Rito have had very interesting…

Chapter Two: A Voice in the Dark “Link… Link, wake up” Who… Who’s there? Link shifted, reacting and recognizing the voice. Kaden? “Link, wake up! There’s something out there and I’m scared..” He woke up, squinting his eyes as he did, to see Kaden. “What’s wrong…?” At that moment, his eyes widened, seeing Kaden filled with fear, clutching the pendent around his neck. “I think I heard your friends yelling.” “Yelling…?” Kaden glanced fearfully out the window.  “There’s an attack….

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! We have more great art to share with you this week, and a new challenge as well! Remember that we have partnered with the artist EternaLegend, so be sure to keep an eye out for her work to appear in this series! If I’m not mistaken, we should be getting something before long. You can follow her to find her terrific artwork on her DeviantArt page and her Twitter! With all of that said, let’s get…

In Skyward Sword, the threat of the Imprisoned being released is an important component of the story. With the Goddess’s seal beginning to wane, allowing darkness to swallow the Surface, part of Link’s quest is to prevent this evil from escaping. From a story perspective, this is a great way to create urgency and excitement. Unfortunately, gameplay wise, this came with the task of fighting off the Imprisoned multiple times throughout the game. While the three battles are varied from…

Breath of the Wild has been released for a little over a year now, and some would say it is the best in the franchise. Untraditional for a Zelda game, Breath of the Wild broke away from typical Zelda norms in its style of gameplay and story-telling aspects. The question lies that for the few of us who didn’t think it was outstanding, what can be improved? Dr. Wily, well-known for covering Nintendo games on YouTube, recently published a video that covers five things that would have made The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the…

Breath of the Wild has been out for over a year now, yet players are still finding secrets, references, and continuity nods to other parts of the storied Zelda franchise. One such nod is in the Trials of the Sword DLC. Redditor kamuilyn found this great shoutout to Ocarina of Time, as the monks within the final room are resting in the iconic poses of the Seven Sages from the climactic final battle of Ocarina of Time. Fans may well remember…

A Japan-exclusive Breath of the Wild book has revealed some stunning concept art created during Breath of the Wild‘s development. Some of the beautiful images from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was released late last year, have started to make their way online through My Nintendo News and other sites across the web. These images depict early designs for Divine Beasts, in-game characters, and so much more. Because Nintendo is usually quite secretive and guarded about the development…

A recently recurring puzzle motif in The Legend of Zelda series is collecting various “Tears.” This collection style puzzle first appeared in Twilight Princess as the Tears of Light, a quest in which you had to scour a brand new area of the dark and gritty Twilight Realm, hunting down Twilit Insects for their Tears. This puzzle mechanic returned in Spirit Tracks in the Tower of Spirits, though there were less tears, to aid you against battling the various Phantoms during your ascent. Collecting…

What piece of music do you think of when you think of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? For me, Breath of the Wild‘s title theme, which was first revealed during the 2017 E3 trailer, is the most iconic piece of music from the game. The title theme has moments of pure ambiance and, along with its distinct instrumentation, the song helps to differentiate Breath of the Wild from many previous games in the Zelda series. Despite only being…