Tag: Zant

With Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition just two weeks away, Nintendo is nearing the end of its weekly Character Highlights trailer series. This week’s video puts a spotlight on the Twilight Princess characters ready to join the fray, including Midna and Zant. Additionally, the character ends with a brief look at Toon Zelda from Spirit Tracks in action. Despite putting more than 100 hours into the Wii U version of this game, I’m admittedly excited to do it all over again…

In anticipation of the wonderful celebration of Halloween, I have been watching copious amounts of classic horror films– mainly The Omen, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and my personal favorite, the Michael Myers’ Halloween series. With all the frights I’ve been experiencing, I’ve pretty much got the cheesy-horror-formula and tropes down pat. That being said, I figured why not see if I could merge my two great loves and fit The Legend of Zelda series into the confines…

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 back to a 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. This time, we’re looking at the Child Era.

From the very inception, Ganondorf has stood as the iconic villain of the Zelda franchise. Memorable as he may be, many fans appear to be in favor of new and diverse villains. Vaati, The Skull Kid, and even Girahim are loved by fans near and far. So why does Ganondorf still await us in the final dungeon of so many games…

Usurper, usurper! This week’s wonderful Cosplay feature is by the lovely Melanie Colley (A.K.A. shinigami714 on deviantArt). The detail and personality put into this costume is superb! You can see the crazy side of Zant, and the costume is very true to form.

Welcome to the second installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at “The Legend of Zelda” series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “More than it’s Going to Hurt You: Concerning Violence” and in a game series where the main protagonist is a swordsman, you can bet there are plenty of violent instances available for analysis. Ever been told to stop playing video…

Zelda games have always had at least one villain, usually consisting with the return of Ganondorf/Ganon. But what about the ones that don’t have Ganondorf in it? Such as, Skyward Sword, Link’s Awakening and Minish Cap! Well, I think that makes for an interesting discussion. Who do you think is the best Zelda villain? And for what reason? Insanity? Pure Evil? Or even Fashion? You can read more after the jump!

In just about every Zelda game that we have seen, there seems to be some sort of world-changing incident that rips normal life from Hyrule’s citizens and confronts Link with a depressing situation. We have seen a variety of choices in the past, but it might be time for Nintendo to start mixing it up a bit. Hit the jump to read more!

A new Hyrule Warriors video has been released containing gameplay of Zant in Faron Woods! The channel GameXplain has posted the extremely long video. Click the jump to find out more!

Would you be as excited for Hyrule Warriors if Zant and Ghirahim weren’t playable? According to an interview between GameInformer and Youske Hayashi, one of the game’s producers, Koei Tecmo only made them playable because of fan outcry. Check out the short quote after the jump.