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Heroic music fills the airspace, Link soars down from the sky, and–what?!? The surprise ending of this animated short from DeozWorld will have you laughing out loud. By now the trailer for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been widely viewed and is very recognizable. The familiarity of what is supposed to happen in the trailer makes this comedic short all the more entertaining, particularly with its references to aspects of the 2017 game….

When I was 8, Ocarina of Time was quite literally the most awesome game I had ever played. I mean, you could transform from innocent child Link to angsty, teenage Link. You could ride an adorable horse (which is a plus from a little girl who loved ponies) and you got to go on a quest to help a princess (who was secretly a cool ninja) take down a super-terrifying bad guy. What an epic story! But that was just the start of…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Nineteen The trio raced hurriedly toward the border of the Gerudo Desert, reunited with their steeds by the courtesy of the Great Fairy’s grace. It felt to Link and Jenoa as though each horse had been freshly invigorated, as their gait had reached a level of zeal they hadn’t experienced before. Perhaps their mutual desire to leave the arid, scorching desert and the rejuvenating effect of fairy magic had something to do with it?…

If there is anything I learned from the music courses I took in college and my brief stint in trying to compose video game soundtracks, it’s that music is complicated. The entire process is a unique mix of both creative freedom and the logical underpinnings of music theory. Even as someone who doesn’t fancy themselves a composer, I find joy in understanding music and why it makes me feel a certain way. This comes double for orchestrations I hold dear,…

Although Hyrule has been host to many common household pets, such as dogs and cats, there are also a variety of animals unique to the series that you perhaps would want to take care of as one of your own. Despite their nocturnal tendencies, perhaps you would like a Remlit as a pet, the creatures from Skyward Sword with the ears of a mouse, the tail of a raccoon, and the behavior of a cat. Maybe you like the Keaton…

Skyward Sword is on all of our minds again following its recent release on the Switch. This rang true for Adam from North of the Border Craftworks, who channeled his anticipatory energy into meticulously recreating Skyloft in miniature form for his Tiny Nerdy Thing series. In his step-by-step video of the creation process, Adam demonstrates every tiny detail that went into making this impressive little sculpture. Those looking for a new art project or simply want to admire the art…

The Olympics opening ceremony is a time during the games wherein the hosting country gets to show pride in their country and culture. Considering what we saw from the handover at the Rio Olympics, it seemed that Nintendo would be heavily featured during Tokyo’s games. If you watched the opening ceremony this year, however, you may have noticed the lack of Nintendo’s presence, and you may have been a little disappointed, especially when thinking of that iconic appearance from Shinzo…

Combat has come a long way since the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Combat originally required only one button for the sword and another to use an equipped item. For awhile after, combat evolved steadily. The spin attack was introduced in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and eventually special techniques would also appear in games like Twilight Princess and The Minish Cap. Overall though, combat in Zelda was fairly simple up until the Wii’s release. With Twilight…

Throughout the Zelda series, Fairy Fountains have served as places of respite and relaxation. Often concealed underground or within dank caves, these hidden grottos tend to be filled with fluttering, friendly faces, while maintaining a sense of mystery and obscurity. The difficult balance of those feelings has been struck perfectly by this vocal and harp cover of the “Fairy Fountain” theme, sung by Jillian Aversa with Harpsona accompanying on harp. Iconic and instantly recognizable, “Fairy Fountain” has appeared in the majority…

Bosses — these magnificent monsters or sinister sneaks are the principle threat awaiting Link at the end of each dungeon. They often guard a magical Macguffin that is required to save Hyrule from the forces of evil. Many in the Zelda community have spoken at length about the designs and difficulty levels of the various bosses, however, the locations where these monsters are battled are not as often discussed. Granted, there is not much in the way of spatial variety…