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Over the years Link has had plenty of companions, but most of them are fairies, imps, or even hats! Though he’s had interactions with characters from common-races (like carrying Princess Ruto around in Jabu-Jabu’s belly), Link has never had a full-length game companion that was either a Goron, Deku Scrub, Zora, or any alternate races extended from those. To have a small floating fairy companion makes sense for functionality, but would a more humanoid companion be additionally useful to Link…

As we just shared with you the full Japanese Tri Force Heroes site has now opened and along with it comes even more costumes! We now know that we will see a total of 36 costumes in all, and we have even more details and footage of some of the costumes we have already seen. New costume footage shows us the Bomb outfit, Archer, Spin Attack, Swordsman, Goron, Tingle, Cheetah, and the Zora outfit. You can see each one as…

Check out this amazing Piano rendition of ‘Zora’s Domain’ from Ocarina of Time! Youtuber ‘PPPianist’ brings us a calming version of our favourite aquatic Zelda species’ theme from Link’s days on the N64. Make the jump to listen to the song!

Earlier today we shared with you a new Japanese trailer for Tri Force Heroes that was uploaded by Nintendo as well as a few additional bits of information that were previously unknown. The trailer shed some light on a few things we can expect when the game launches; such as 32 different stages, and the reveal of seven different costumes that our trio of heroes will have at their disposal. Amongst those costumes is the Zora costume which allows the…

There are few games where Link is forcibly transformed into an animal or creature at some point, and following this is finding a way to transform back to his original form. However, in games like Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess, transforming into his other self is a necessity to progressing through the game. That got me thinking; would he, will he, and/or should he be able to transform again into an alternate form in future Zelda titles? I’d love to…

The Zora have been one of the most reoccurring races within The Legend of Zelda franchise, and as such can cause some to be a little confused about their history. We have seen the Zora as both friend and foe and depicted visually in numerous different ways. Because of their long history within the Zelda series it is easy to get a little confused as to their origin and when they can be trusted or not trusted. The YouTube channel…

Cosplay of the Week is back and this time ’round our chosen feature is a rather interesting Cosplay of our dearest Zora Princess: Ruto. Were you ever weirded out by how forward the young fishling was with our beloved hero? To be honest, I was slightly fearful of the costumes that might appear when searching for this weeks Cosplay of Ruto (I was worried we might all be scarred for life) but when I found Lexi’s sweet Cosplay I was quite intrigued…

Among the myriad changes made to Majora’s Mask in its remake, the alterations to swimming as Zora Link have drawn the ire of veteran players. Most seem to have perceived it as not only an unnecessary change, but one that dilutes the fun originally found in the feature. In his interview with IGN, when Eiji Aonuma was asked about this difference in gameplay, he briefly touched upon the matter, providing an interesting reason for the…

Majora’s Mask is a mysterious Zelda title full of many different themes and identities. The land of Termina was so surreal compared to Hyrule that it just lent itself to many interpretations and ideals. Perhaps one of the biggest themes in the recently-remade title is loneliness…

Majora’s Mask 3D features numerous changes from its original version on the Nintendo 64, and it in turn offers us unique insights into how the minds behind the Zelda series have changed over time. By examining differences between the remake and the original, we can explore the possible motivations behind these changes and learn how the perspectives and opinions of Nintendo’s finest may have shifted and varied over the past fifteen years. Specifically, through the study of certain magical abilities that have been altered for Majora’s Mask 3D, we can reveal a fundamental shift in the mindset concerning magic power in the Zelda games.

Thus far we have examined the alterations to the magical abilities of two of Link’s transformations, Deku Link and Goron Link. From the former, we learned that Nintendo now expects magic to be used more frequently; from the latter, that they have made some abilities now require more effort by the player to avoid using magic than it does to use them. Both of these shall be reiterated today, and a greater gravity towards this subject shall emerge, as we complete the triad by examining a change to Zora Link’s abilities.

Without further ado, let’s begin today’s analysis.