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.
Shattering expectations: Zelda Universe reviews A Link Between Worlds
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.
If you have gotten to play the new Zelda title, A Link Between Worlds, you may be familiar with the Geldmen enemies. These Spider-Man-reminiscent creatures emerge out of the sand and wave their arms in an attempt to hit Link as he solves puzzles and wields his sand wand. Most players just slash them aside and forget about them, but if you follow a new route, the result is so much more satisfying.
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“Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” is an online comedy series hosted by game writer Anthony Burch and his sister, Ashley Burch. Beginning life on Destructoid, the show has since gone independent and become an internet cult favourite.
Their latest episode explores a day in the life of Beedle, eccentric shopkeeper of the seas in The Wind Waker. Unfortunately for our seafaring entrepreneur, some green-hooded twerp is constantly appearing to distress him; eliminating his customer base, refusing to buy anything and even mocking his non-talking boat. Read on for the video!
In today’s screenshot from the daily updated Super Smash Bros. website, Toon Link is seen fighting Fox McCloud. Our green-garbed hero deals a punishing blow to our furry friend, causing an interesting new visual effect which turns out to be a new addition to the series. Series director Masahiro Sakurai explains on Miiverse (thanks Nintendo Everything for the translation):
“A red-black effect now appears when you’re hit by a strong blow. It’ll only appear when you have high damage, so when you see this you’re in trouble–and you’re probably about to get KO’d!”
So it seems Fox is only a second away from being launched into the deathly realm outside the stage’s borders. Well played, Link!
Looks like the collectible Prima games Zelda box set strategy guide for Skyward Sword has received a massive upgrade! The guide on top is the original guide that Prima released for Skyward Sword. The guide on the bottom comes in the new Zelda box set. A reader at GoNintendo reports that the original guide had 271 pages, while the new guide has 383 pages. If you own both guides, you’ll likely find that the new edition contains much more in-depth material. If you happen to own both guides, let us know of any additions to the new guide in the comments!
Take a good look at this game in real HD! YouTube user Warialasky is a talented group of musicians and special effect artists who have recently created this stunning music video of The Wind Waker‘s title screen song. The video consists of a mix of realistic ocean and islands, and cel-shaded-style versions of Link’s house, Hyrule Castle and the King of Red Lions. It’s marvelous to behold–it’s almost like a trailer for a high-production Wind Waker movie.
Today’s daily update of the official Super Smash Bros. website confirms that Dark Trains will appear in the 3DS version’s Spirit Tracks stage. These are the persistent, possessed vehicles that pursued the Spirit Train–they cannot be destroyed, and if they succeeded in making contact with the Spirit Train, they explode and instantly destroy it.
Considering their perilous nature, it wouldn’t be too difficult to imagine that these are the stage hazards. Perhaps players will need to avoid them when they explode to avoid major damage/instant KO; though the fact that Link is jumping towards it in the image could suggest that these are safe platforms, at least for a little while.
Source: Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo made a post on their Facebook page announcing that the A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL bundle will be discounted to $149.99 from November 28 thorough November 30 at Target. Initially there was some confusion as to whether this Zelda bundle would be discounted, due to a tweet from the AskTarget Twitter. However, it has now been confirmed through another tweet that Target will be selling this bundle at a discount through the end of this week. If you haven’t gotten your hands on this bundle yet and still want it, this would be an excellent opportunity to snatch it, as the bundle is currently on sale for $219.99; you save $70, which could go towards getting more games for the 3DS this holiday season!
Via: Nintendo Everything
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You may be familiar with the CreepyPasta story “Ben Drowned“, which was a disturbing and highly intriguing story of a haunted Majora’s Mask cartridge, possessing the player with the ghost of a young boy. With its reputation as an internet legend, it’s no surprise to see fan-made media emerge based on it–just like this incredible song by SoundCloud user bbriggsmusic.
Surprisingly, it isn’t the Song of Healing played in reverse, which was a prominent theme in the original story. “Ben Drowned (Oath to Order Remix)” is just as the title suggests: a remix of the Ocarina song “Oath to Order” from MM, with a central theme of horror added in to pay tribute to the renowned folk tale. With in-game sound effects of Link’s screams, the Salesman’s laugh and the song of the Giants, as well as the use of an organ and other instruments, this is horrifically awesome. While the CreepyPasta has chilled many fans with fear over the years, I was getting chills at the sheer brilliance of this song the more it progressed.