This is for all you ladies out there. Today we are featuring the unlikely duo, Link and Groose, drawn by Deviantart user lyiol. While this picture is somewhat awesomely goofy, it does immediately remind you of Link and Groose’s teamwork to stop The Imprisoned. In my very humble opinion, Groose’s character change in Skyward Sword is one of the strongest examples of character development in the Zelda series to date. So enjoy the totally gangsta take on Link and Groose’s relationship. The sunglasses really do the trick.
We’ve covered a number of Zelda Symphonies in the past, but this time we’re stepping up our game a bit. We’ll be sending a full-fledged camera crew to London today to cover the event, and will also be organising a Zelda Universe meetup and dinner.
If you’re interested in joining us, we have a thread on the forums with specific instructions about when and where we will be meeting up. All you need to do is to show up and have a good time. After dinner, we’ll be heading out to the Hammersmith Apollo to mingle with the crowd, where you can meet us if you can’t make the dinner.
We’re not sure where exactly we’ll be at the venue since we’ll move around to the most interesting spots to film, but we’ll keep you updated on our Twitter page throughout the evening. If you want to come by and say hello or film a short interview be sure to keep an eye out on Twitter.
For the details of the Symphony itself, you can check the official website.
If you’re new to the concept of 3D printing, it’s a constantly evolving and relatively new art form that is becoming a hobbyist phenomenon. 3D printers use a digital model and recreate it in physical form, adding layers onto material in correspondence with the digital dimensions.
The Hyrule Foundry has created every single quest item from the original NES Legend of Zelda using this very technology, and the results are amazing. Read on to see more, and find out how you can get your hands on them!
The ZU Podcast is back, and this time we’ve moved to video format and will be uploading all of our podcasts on our YouTube channel! We’ll also continue to upload audio versions, but you may miss some video aspects of episodes, such as gameplay footage or Hombre’s cool sunglasses.
Hit the jump for the YouTube version of the podcast, or you can find the audio version on iTunes here.
Joe Granato, creator of It’s Dangerous To Go Alone: The Movie, recently announced that he would be releasing his own in-house iOS game to go with the upcoming documentary. As both a fan project about The Legend of Zelda community, and an experiment in new ways to deliver films, It’s Dangerous To Go Alone: The Movie continues to stand out as one of the most interesting projects in the Zelda community landscape.
We were able to reach out to Joe and speak with him about his inspiration for the film, his views on The Legend of Zelda, and even the legalities behind creating such an intricate fan project. Hit the jump for the full interview, and don’t forget to support It’s Dangerous To Go Alone: The Movie on Kickstarter.
If you were thinking about picking up the Oracle games upon their re-release on the 3DS eShop, then it seems snapping them up as soon as possible is your best option. Today Nintendo announced during their Nintendo Direct broadcast that both Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be priced at $4.99 each (reduced from $5.99) for three weeks after their May 30th release.
Hit the jump for a new trailer, which reminds players that if you buy both games then you can link them together for the extra content. While I wouldn’t be surprised if this deal became available worldwide, for the time being this applies to North America only.
Hey, ZU! Welcome to the second creativity corner update, where I tell you all the artsy things going on in our creativity corner section in the forums.
Recently, we’ve undergone a few changes. Holden, our beloved section mod has retired, so until a few days ago, there was no section mod. However, I was promoted to the board section mod to fill his place, so now that problem is pretty much dealt with. We love you, Holden!
EzloSpirit has also retired as writing board mod, so until yesterday, we had no mod there. We slapped a super mod, Gamzee, in there to watch while we look for a new one. Two days ago we decided on the newest edition to our team, blackbird, to fill EzloSpirit’s role. She’s doing great so far and already has ideas to make the writing section a much more fun place to be, so be sure to check things out there in the next few days (or minutes, if you’d be so inclined)!
Lastly, our competitions and collaborations board in the creativity corner has been removed after much debate. We’ve decided to move the competition archives to the graphic design board as they’re currently the only board running contests (but the other ones will be too, soon). Any contests specifically for one board, i.e. signature of the week or the monthly writing contest will take place in their respective boards. This should make figuring out where things are a bit easier for everyone.
Okay, so that’s all of that. Now, let’s talk about the Silk Contest! This is a monthly graphics design
contest that anyone can (and should!) enter, because everything you could possibly enter can’t be unappealing; you’ll have just as good of a chance of winning as everyone else, too! Using the app called WeaveSilk you can create fantastic pieces using different types of symmetry. Check it out!
Other important events are the signature of the week voting and signup threads going on in GD right now as well! You should check it out, in the same place as always.
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading, and we hope you participate in any activities we have going on now and in the future.
Over the last five years, online video streaming has changed a lot about how players find and share videogames, making such an impact on the games industry that Sony has announced it will be adding a dedicated “share” button to its upcoming DualShock 4 controller to make it easier for players to share game footage online.
Unfortunately, it seems that Nintendo is going down quite a different path, with several YouTubers recently reporting much of their Nintendo-related content tagged with a Content ID match.
So, what is a Content ID match, and how is this going to affect those in the games industry who make a living from Nintendo-related content? We reached out to Josh Jepson, a Nintendo-focused YouTuber with more than 100,000 subscribers, to find out.
We’re all eager to know more about the upcoming Wii U remake of The Wind Waker, with details since its announcement remaining extremely scarce. What exactly are Nintendo planning to add into the game, or change from the original? According to a press release recently issued by Nintendo UK, the company may want its fans to decide.
Read on for the full press release, and make sure you sound off your ideas in the comments–Nintendo might be listening!
You’ve probably heard tons of Zelda fans say that they wish they could live in the games. I’d wager that many would love to live in Hyrule Castle specifically, with its elegant architecture and scenic surroundings. Obviously, any castle is going to make a huge hole in your Giant’s wallet, but this one in particular is even pricier than you may think.
According to a very interesting and humourous infographic from Movato Blog, if Hyrule Castle from Ocarina of Time existed in reality, it would cost you a whopping $113,807,400. There are some very clever methods used to come to this large sum, including compaisons to real-life castles and in-game measurements. It’s pretty expensive, but maybe after Ganondorf destroys and corrupts the area in seven years the value will go down. Hit the jump below and get your mathematics on!
Welcome back to Fanart Friday! Today we have a simple, yet heartwarming piece by deviantart user nuv. For those of us who have completed Skyward Sword, it no doubt reminds us of one of the ending cut scenes. While there are not a bunch of things to notice about this picture, I did lock onto Link’s shield rather quickly. In this piece of art, Link has the Goddess Shield equipped which got me to thinking about how many people prefer that look to the Hylian Shield look. It fits this picture really nicely though, as the theme is the Goddess.
This picture already gives off a peaceful feeling, but it means so much more because of the game it portrays. As the title suggests, this is a literal picture of the chronological beginning of the Zelda series. As the first legend ends, it begins many others. The moment captured here represents what all other Zelda stories are based off of. I immediately took a liking to this fanart when I ran across it because it gave off a true ‘Zelda feel’. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Music has always played a huge role in the Zelda series, and Skyward Sword is no exception. I have always loved the music for the ending credits in every Zelda game, but the Staff Roll from Skyward Sword totally blew me away when I first heard it! It sounds incredible with an orchestra, and the same is true for the piano. The Super Piano Brothers have uploaded a piano duet of this piece on Youtube recently, and I must say that I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The music is downright epic, especially as the duo uses three pianos during the piece. Read on to view the video!
Last year, we witnessed the release of Figma’s impressive Skyward Sword Link figurine. Good news for all of you who missed pre-orders or held off on paying the absurd eBay prices–Figma Link is now headed to the US!
Online retailers Big Bad Toy Store and Anime Island have listed both the Skyward Sword Link figure and a Metroid Samus figure to release in the fourth quarter of 2013. This will be a completely new production run, and previous licensing issues preventing an official American release have now been resolved. You can pre-order now for $49.99 at Big Bad Toy Store or $46.89 at Anime Island.
Source: Big Bad Toy Store (via Tomopop)
If there’s a Zelda fan at your school, your janitor is probably the last person you’d expect it to be. Yet, somewhere in some unspecified school, there is a custodian not content with only cleaning the building, but also gifting students with awesome artwork. That is, assuming he/she is actually working, and not just drawing and sneaking in another go at Ocarina of Time 3D when no one’s looking.
Spotted on the cafeteria whiteboard were these amazing drawings of Link, Wolf Link and Midna from Twilight Princess. Not just simple doodles, either–fully-fledged, incredibly detailed and huge illustrations. Nothing tells students to pick up their garbage quite like a big, serious-looking Link.
There is nothing like that moment in a Zelda game when you run into Ganondorf. It evokes an intense feeling of challenge, and sometimes fear! So what if you were to run into hundreds of his personage at the same time? Well, these pictures may make you want to run away from your computer. First 4 Figures has begun selling incredibly detailed replicas of Ganondorf from Twilight Princess. Along the way, we got a hold of some production images of a bunch of Ganondorfs all chilling side by side. Read on to view a more comprehensive picture of this scene!