A continuation of last week’s episode, TJ Smith and crew gather around a campfire in the Lost Woods for a Zelda-style dinner. Episodes two and three go over themes, design and new gaming features. You can watch both videos after the jump.
I’m a huge fan of stained glass art. The final product, the material, the effort that goes into it, it’s a really beautiful form of art that can create gorgeous products. For people that like stained art glass, or any form of arts and crafts, artist Rick Daniels is showcasing his work on the site Etsy. Rick is a self-taught artist for over two years, and has developed quite a portfolio of Zelda and Nintendo stained glass art. If you have the cash, you can even purchase his works directly from the site! Still not convinced of his craftsmanship? Then hit the jump to view some of his spectacular works!
Last time on the Operation Moonfall saga, we heard that the Majora’s Mask posters, made from a Kickstarter to campaign for a MM remake, were ready to be sent to Nintendo’s offices. Now, they’ve officially been sent to Eiji Aonuma, Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, and Reggie Fils-Aime. It sure will be interesting to see if, should any of these individuals receive their posters as planned, they will respond to the operation in an official statement. It’ll be even more interesting to see if this influences their decision in releasing the highly desired remake.
The update also address any of you who may have backed the Kickstarter. “All of the Fierce Diety, Orange Rupee, Terrible Fate, and handbill prints” are in the process of being packaged and shipped. As always, you can catch more photos over on the Kickstarter update page!
ZeldaUniverseTV is now home to a brand new series featuring one of our very own webmasters, Cody, in a weekly series called Cody’s Rant. Because of Cody’s passion for the Zelda franchise, he loves to take the opportunity to complain about it and find ways to improve upon it. In this inaugural episode, Cody rants about the uselessness and novelty of most block puzzles and how they aren’t truly “puzzles”. Hit after the jump to view Cody’s latest rant in its entirety!
For ladies who are looking for a classy way to express their love of Majora’s Mask, Koala Art & Design is releasing a stunning dress based on the Zelda cult classic. With a custom fabric print featuring an incredibly detailed design inspired by the game, the dress is not only captivating but incredibly aesthetically pleasing. The dress is priced at $65.99 and is currently available for pre-order. Sizes range from extra-small to extra-large, and if you are a taller woman, don’t worry! They can make any dress up to 35 inches in length.
Pre-orders are expected to be shipped out in January.
Prima’s Zelda Box Set contains a certificate of authenticity that is signed by Eiji Aonuma, and it also contains a message from Aonuma himself. The message thanks fans for their dedication to the Zelda series, and how much he appreciates it. However, Aonuma managed to sneak in a bit regarding the next Zelda game, likely to be Zelda on the Wii U. Read what Aonuma had to say after the jump!
Nintendo Life recently did an unboxing of Prima’s Zelda Box Set which showcases all six guides that come in the set. Well, now Nintendo Everything has now posted detailed photos showcasing the contents of the box set, including comparison photos that compare the size of the box and bookmark included in the set to a 3DS XL. Hit the jump to view all the photos!
If you’ve never listened to the incredible Zelda covers by Taylor Davis, you’re in for a treat. Miss Davis is an insanely talented violinist with several albums out on iTunes, including the recently released Melodies of Hyrule. This week we’re putting the spotlight on Taylor Davis, showcasing two of her Zelda arrangements.
Want to showcase your love for the newest Zelda game? Featuring both the Triforce of Hyrule and its Lorule mirror version, this shirt found at Teepublic comes in both men’s and women’s fits and makes a great Christmas gift for your favorite Zelda fan. Oh who am I kidding, go ahead and get it for yourself and show off that Zelda pride!
Collector’s editions are always fun and special, but when you get a whole set of collector’s items and you own awesome carrying case for those items, well then you’ve got a party. Some of you will already have received your Prima guide collector’s box and delved inside to its sweet, sweet contents, but for those flip-flopping or uncertain about whether or not to buy, this video may decide you. Hit the jump to check it out!
Episode 5 of the Misadventures of Link is now available on Nintendo Video! “Barrels of Fun” has Link going for a high-flying ride. There have been reports of corrupted video data when trying to view this video on your 3DS device, but luckily the video is widely available on Youtube. Take a look after the jump!
With the release of Wind Waker HD a few months ago, Wind Waker has been getting a lot of love in the gaming community lately. This extends to the newly released Forza 5, which gives the player an insane amount of car customization options. Kotaku put up an image of a car whose design is heavily inspired by Wind Waker, while IGN posted a video on their Youtube channel showcasing this beauty in action. This amazing design was created by user Nil31, and oh my does it look glorious. You can tell that a lot of time and effort was spent designing this Wind Waker-themed car, from Link’s design to the beautiful meshing of sky blue and metallic gold colors. It’s a sight to behold, so hit the jump to view the video of this creation in all its glory!
A glitch has been discovered in A Link Between Worlds by Youtube user Master0fHyrule that allows for the player to skip the boss fight in the Skull Woods dungeon in Lorule. Master0fHyrule writes in his description of the video that the trick is relatively easy to pull off, and that this glitch will be particularly useful in speedruns of the game. Wanna learn how to perform the glitch and see the glitch in action? Hit the jump, and possible spoilers ahead!
You might recall Link getting his scream on as LinkYe West in last month’s video by Kryptick Bidoof. This time, the YouTube user has recorded another musical treat by our pint-sized performer. This time, Link moves away from his rap career and mellows out with a classic from Phil Collins.
As before, the video takes advantage of the Picto Box “selfie” feature in The Wind Waker HD to sync Link’s mouth with the lyrics, as well as allow him to lay down some sick drum beats with the Wind Waker in hand. It gets a little strange and dark at the end–kinda like the official music video.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was unveiled on April 17, 2013 during a Nintendo Direct presentation. The official title and release date, November 22, 2013 (December 26, 2013 in Japan), were announced on June 11, 2013. A Link Between Worlds is a direct sequel to the Super Nintendo title A Link to the Past.
We are working on a walkthrough to be published when its ready, but our friends at Zelda Dungeon have already published an early walkthrough for the game. If you're looking for puzzle solutions or boss strategies, please visit Zelda Dungeon for solutions.
Link is a young boy living in Skyloft, a land that floats high above the clouds. Although the people of Skyloft are oblivious to the existence of a world below, Link realizes that is not the case when he and his close friend Zelda encounter a tornado and Zelda falls below the clouds. When the mysterious Fi appears before him telling him that Zelda is still alive and asks for his help, it’s up to Link to save the world below.
A young boy named Link is plagued by recurring nightmares. He dreams that he is standing outside a castle on a dark and stormy night while a frightened young girl races by on horseback, pursued by a wicked-looking man in black armor. Little does Link know that these are more than just dreams, until one morning he is woken by a fairy messenger to begin the adventure of a lifetime.
Widely considered to be one of the best video games of all time, this Nintendo 64 classic brings the legend to a whole new generation with a Nintendo 3DS remake.
Those who pre-ordered The Wind Waker in 2003 received a two-game bonus disc which contained the original Ocarina of Time along with a slightly different and more difficult version of the game, entitled Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Ocarina of Time was also included on the Collector’s Edition Disc later the same year.
Ocarina of Time was recently remade for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and released on June 19th, 2011 in the US. The game recieved a full graphical upgrade in addition to the conversion to 3D and various new modes of play including a remake of Master Quest.
As the new day dawns, a young apprentice named Link makes his way to his train engineer certification ceremony at Hyrule Castle. During the ceremony, the lovely Princess Zelda takes him aside and tells him the terrible news that the spirit tracks are disappearing! En route to visit the wise woman Anjean, the two are apprehended by some rogue characters who attack Zelda and carry away her body! Luckily, her spirit manages to escape and she accompanies Link to the Tower where Anjean reveals the terrible truth that the Demon King is breaking free of his prison and may soon plague the land again.
Can Link find and restore the spirit tracks in time to stop this happening? Can he reconnect Zelda with her earthly body? Only time and true courage will tell...
Super Smash Bros. Melee was the Nintendo Gamecube’s hottest title, which made Super Smash Bros. Brawl the most anticipated title for Wii. The Super Smash Bros. series pits everybody’s favorite Nintendo franchises against one another to duke it out and answer one question: Who is the ultimate warrior? Brawl extends the gameplay and features of previous Smash Bros. incarnations, making it not only the most action-packed and complete Smash Bros. game to date, but also the most compelling and intense battle experience the gaming world has ever seen.
Oh, and Link’s in it, too.
Link returns from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to pick up the Wii Zapper and take aim at a host of targets in this shooting-gallery-style game. Bundled with the Wii Zapper peripheral, Link’s Crossbow Training offers a wide variety of gameplay, from shooting stationary targets to defending a supply wagon from onrushing hordes of enemies. Multiplayer modes let players and their friends share a Wii Zapper to shoot for the high score.
About three months have passed since the events of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Link, Tetra and Tetra’s band of pirates have set sail in search of new lands. They come across a patch of ocean covered in a dense fog, in which they discover an abandoned ghost ship. Tetra falls into danger when she explores the ship alone, and Link falls into the ocean when he attempts to rescue her. After washing up unconscious on the shores of a mysterious island, he is awakened by the sound of a fairy’s voice. With the aid of this fairy, he sets off to find Tetra – and his way back to the seas he once knew.
Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a rural village, is given his task by one of his friends, Rusl; Link must take a special sword and shield to Hyrule Castle, as a gift from Ordon Village.
But before he can even leave the village, he is pulled into a disastrous series of events which put his and his friends’ lives in danger. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free, and with the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.
A long, long time ago, when the world was on the verge of being swallowed by shadow, the tiny Picori appeared from the sky, bringing the hero of men a sword and a golden light. With wisdom and courage, the hero drove out the darkness. When peace had been restored, the people enshrined that blade with care...
Long ago in the inner reaches of Hyrule, an evil wind sorcerer known as Vaati began kidnapping beautiful young maidens, one after another. Nobody could stop Vaati, and the people of Hyrule despaired. Then, a brave young wanderer carrying a single sword appeared. When the young lad took out his sword, he split into four separate beings...
This is but one of the legends of which the people speak. Long ago, there existed a kingdom where a golden power lay hidden. It was a prosperous land blessed with green forests, tall mountains, and peace. But one day, a man of great evil found the golden power and took it for himself. With its strength at his command, he spread darkness across the kingdom...
Princess Zelda of the land of Hyrule was a beautiful young girl born with the mysterious power to sense approaching forces of evil. For this reason, she was assigned with the sacred duty of protecting the shrine of the Four Sword and the blade itself. One day, Zelda was in Hyrule Castle when she sensed that something unusual was occurring at the Four Sword Shrine...
Link awoke one day to find himself deep in a strange forest. As he started to walk through the woods, he heard cries for help coming from just up ahead of him. Link hurried toward the voice, only to find a group of monsters surrounding the woman who was screaming. When the monsters saw Link, they immediately fled. The woman who was being attacked was none other than Impa, nurse to Hyrule’s Princess Zelda. Impa said she had come to the forest to search for a singer named Nayru...
One day in Hyrule, a strange force drew Link deep within Hyrule castle, where he found the Triforce resting, glittering brilliantly as it awaited him. "Link... Link... Accept the quest of the Triforce!"
Suddenly, Link was enveloped in a circle of light, and the next moment, he vanished. When Link awoke, he found himself in a forest he had never seen...
In the land of Hyrule, there echoes a legend. A legend held dearly by the Royal Family that tells of a boy. A boy who, after battling evil and saving Hyrule, crept away from the land that had made him a legend...
Though you fulfilled the Hyrulian prophecy of the Legendary Hero and destroyed the evil tyrant Ganon, the land of Hyrule enjoyed only a precarious peace. "Who knows what threats may arise from Ganon’s ashes?" the restless people murmured as they knitted their brows and shook their heads. Ever vigilant, you decided to journey away from Hyrule on a quest for enlightenment.
In 1998, five years after its original release, a color version called Link’s Awakening DX was released which featured colored graphics and additional content.
One night, a girl's voice awakens you from your sleep telepathically pleading for help. You jump out of your bed, not knowing whether the voice was part of a dream or reality. Upon leaving your bed, you find your uncle, who should be fast asleep, preparing to go out, girded for battle. "I'll be back by morning," he says as he departs. "Don't leave the house!"
In late 2002, A Link to the Past was re-released for GameBoy Advance. Included with the game was the multiplayer game Four Swords.
Hyrule was on the road to ruin. The power that the vile heart of Ganon had left behind was causing chaos and disorder in Hyrule. What's more, even after the fall of Ganon, some of his underlings remained, waiting for Ganon’s return. The key to Ganon's return was the blood of Link – the valiant lad who overthrew the King of Evil. Ganon would be revived by sacrificing Link and sprinkling his blood on the ashes of Ganon...
The Adventure of Link was included on the Collector's Edition Disc for the GameCube in 2003, and was also part of the second edition of the Classic NES Series for GameBoy Advance in 2004.
A long, long time ago the world was in an age of chaos. In the middle of this chaos, in a little kingdom in the land of Hyrule, a legend was being banded down from generation to generation, the legend of the 'Triforce'; golden triangles possessing mystical powers...
The Legend of Zelda was first re-released in 1992 as BS-Zelda for the Super Famicom, then as part of the Collector’s Edition Disc for GameCube in 2003, and once again as a part of the Classic NES Series for GameBoy Advance in 2004.