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Sigh. After having little to go on for the past year, I really thought that June would be the month when we would see more details on a certain upcoming Zelda masterpiece…but nope. The Nintendo Zelda news stream is running drier than the Gerudo Desert. So what gives? You would think with the sequel to Breath of the Wild being slated for release next spring (less than a year now) that we would have a little more footage, or at…

Previous Chapter   Chapter Two: The Buried and the Damned   “We will hide here for now.” “Impa, we have to go back! We can’t just-” “No, Highness, we will hide here.” “But Link might need help, and my father is still in the castle! We can’t just leave them!” “Highness, please understand-” “Take me back, Impa! I can’t just hide here! What about my father, my people?” “We will stay here.” “You want me to just hide as everything…

Iconic main themes are some of the most memorable pieces of music that our ears are ever graced with hearing. Largely, this is because they’re, well, iconic. The Legend of Zelda is no exception to this fact. While each game in the series may have its own individual title track, when it comes to the franchise, there’s only one main theme. Admittedly, the number of covers and takes on the main theme is nigh uncountable, but so many of them…

As fans, sometimes we just want to share our favorite media publicly! Usually it’s by wearing a shirt, or bringing along some kind of accessory, but some fans make it a little more permanent. Recently on the Moore Motorsports Garage YouTube channel, a car was customized with a carved out hood shaped as the Royal Family’s Crest, and LED lights were added to illuminate the carving! The video found above is actually a full length DIY process video for anyone…

The Master Sword has seen better days. The blade of evil’s bane has a long history in the Zelda series, and its condition has noticeably deteriorated in the most recent installment. After Link’s final stand in Breath of the Wild, the Master Sword was returned to its pedestal where it rest for 100 years. In that time, the blade began to rust and chip. Gameplay wise, when Link was able to wield the weapon again, there was a time limit…

Gotta say, I needed to hear this song today. Some days just start off stressful and when you realized that the day had only just begun, that’s when life starts to feel a bit overwhelming. The load of life can weigh you down to the point that your legs will buckle and break. And, when you have others who depend on you, you have no choice but to carry on. That’s not to say life isn’t good, it is very…

I’ve always loved looking at the official artwork and concept art for Zelda games. Groups of the games have their own unique art styles that sometimes aren’t very apparent from the in-game art style, which also can have it’s own unique renderings: from pixel art, to attempts at realism, as well as cel-shading. Overall, with both the game art and official artwork, I find myself sometimes wondering what the future could hold for this series. So what styles do we…

While I absolutely love lo-fi remixes for everyday listening, working, and studying, sometimes I prefer classical renditions of my favorite tracks when I’m in a more thoughtful or reclusive mood. This month, GameChops helped fulfill my need for classically reimagined Zelda tracks with their new album Zelda & Piano. GameChops is a listener-funded record label that licenses video game remixes and covers. Some of the most recent GameChops-licensed Zelda and Zelda-inclusive albums we’ve covered here at Zelda Dungeon include Ocarina…

At the time of its release in 2006, Twilight Princess was a departure from the cartoony graphics and light-heartedness of The Wind Waker, landing closer to Majora’s Mask with its tone and dark, mature storyline. In many respects this works to Twilight Princess‘ advantage, with Zant imprisoning Princess Zelda and Hyrule overtaken in the twilight, it allows for a unique opportunity to approach the story differently. Most notably, Link allies himself with a group called The Resistance who are working…

I love coming across relaxing instrumental covers of my favorite video game music. I sometimes use it to unwind after a long day, it’s also not uncommon for me to pop in my earbuds during my day to get a little bit of escapism out of the music. While listening to this piano and flute cover of “Ballad of the Windfish” performed by cover artist MusicMike512, featuring Madalyn Music, I knew this would fit perfectly into my rotation of video…