Tag: Hyrule

The timeline for the Zelda series has been under a lot of scrutiny since it was published in the Hyrule Historia. As a result, all sorts of theories have sprung up about how the games are interlinked and, as an extension, how all the incarnations of Zelda, Link and Ganondorf are connected. In Ocarina of Time we hear the tale of how three golden goddesses created the land of Hyrule but what if that wasn’t the only land they created?…

Hi all, and welcome to the week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! Throughout The Legend of Zelda series there have been many different art styles used be developers to portray Link and Hyrule (or other lands). People often seem to recognize the art style of The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess and I don’t blame them. Wind Waker  has an art style that really stands out due to it’s cartoonish look. Twilight Princess is the most realistic looking Zelda to date. These are just a…

Your journey’s throughout the Zelda titles have mostly taken place in the Light World already, as it’s just simply Hyrule.  However, in a few Zelda titles, there also exists a Dark World (but I’m pretty sure you guys knew that already).  The Dark World belongs mostly to A Link To The Past, where Link travels between the Light and Dark World in order to complete certain objectives.  Both worlds have their own fitting theme, with altered terrain and music that very…

The Legend of Zelda series is known for its several iconic elements, with the majority of the games featuring the vast world of Hyrule. We know currently that Triforce Heroes, the new Zelda title for the 3DS, will not take place in this legendary setting. Additionally, Zelda U has not confirmed the setting of Hyrule, so it is entirely possible it will feature a different world. Game Informer published an article discussing the other worlds present in Zelda games, showing…

The Yetee, a custom geek clothing site that features new designs everyday at discounted prices, is featuring two Zelda inspired shirts today only. Today’s designs feature a Tiki inspired Majora’s Mask, with earthy tones and exotic flowers, and an interesting take on Hyrule in the shape of the Triforce (Wind Waker Triangle Island’s anyone?) Hit the jump for the link to getting these great designs.

Remember Demise? The main villain of Skyward Sword whose hatred is later reincarnated into what is now known as the The Great King of Evil Ganondorf? Sure you do.

Most think he is just a one-time villain who was created by Nintendo just so they had a new and exciting villain in Skyward Sword, but I know the truth. After reading this editorial, so will you…

  The creators of the Zelda series have often stated that Link is so-named due to his role of being the link between the gamer and the gaming world. Even Shigeru Miyamoto has explained Link as being mute so that the gamer can feel like it is their story. Ever since the first title in the series, players have been able to rename Link to their own name. But what if the player was able to take this one step…

No matter how far away a new Zelda game is, or how little we know about the next entry in the series, thoughts and theories are always swirling in our minds. What will the next game be like? Will it be top-down or 3D? Will it be set in Hyrule or somewhere else? How in the world can we possibly know what will come next in the series? 

Welcome to a new set of articles designed to do just that: extrapolate on past Zelda games to inform us about potential future entries. To do this, I’m taking a close look at the Zelda timeline; in particular, each of the three eras: the Era of Decline, the Child Era, and the Adult Era. Why only look at those eras, and not the Unified Timeline from Skyward Sword to Ocarina of Time? I think it’s time to move the timeline forward and explore the future of the three different eras brought about by the events of Ocarina of Time. Let’s start this off with a look at the Era of Decline.

Zelda U, slated for a definite 2015 release according to Eiji Aonuma, is going to rock the socks off of many Zelda fans. This open-world adventure taking place in the land of Hyrul–er, wait a minute. Do we really know that Zelda U will be in Hyrule? Could it be in a separate kingdom, or even a separate continent?

Before the flood’s creation of the Great Sea in The Wind Waker, we don’t really know much about the land masses of the Zelda universe. The entire planet could be one land mass, surrounded by ocean or no ocean at all.

It has been reported at NeoGAF that Nintendo has applied to trademark the term ‘Hyrule’ in Japan, Europe, and the United States. This of course has led to some speculation as to why; or why now in particular. Hit the jump for the details.