Posts Tagged ‘Zelda’
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. The goblins. The ghouls. The Tootsie Rolls. The opportunity to dress in cosplay. It’s incredibly fun.
My favorite costume, as an adult at least, is this Link outfit you see above. It’s fairly simple compared to some of the more detailed Zelda-inspired costumes I’ve seen. The tunic is just green fabric sewn together with a small slit near the collar-bone. The hat is the same fabric, stuffed with a small amount of tissue paper so it would keep its body while remaining flexible.
The more detailed aspects were the shield, bow and arrows, boomerang, and sword. Again opting out of spending a fortune on detailed weaponry, I simply cut and painted foam core. It was definitely the cheapest option, though they’re all a little rough around the edges. Here’s a picture of my interpretation of Link’s array of weaponry below.
This week Nintendo of Europe has just released another trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Sure, the game has been out for months now, but does that mean we can’t get hyped up all over again by a new trailer.
The above “Epic” trailer is a 3-minute clip of the game’s many heroic battles, set throughout a diverse landscape of lava filled caverns, cloudy skies, and green pastures. Leaving behind the game’s storyline for action-packed sword slinging, there is little to no chance of you watching this trailer and not being enticed to pick up a copy — or a Wii Remote — and giving Link’s latest adventure a try.
At this point with the plethora of The Legend of Zelda anniversary ads, you’re likely well aware that actor Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the iconic video game property. In a new interview, Zelda Williams has revealed that she’s not the only child in her family to be named after a gaming character.
Robin’s son Cody is actually named after the fighter in the Final Fight video game franchise. Zelda stated:
“Yes, my brother, mother and father named me after the game, and my little brother (Cody) is named after a character in Final Fight I believe. I consider us lucky though: we both love our names and, thankfully, neither of us ended up as Chun-Li or Captain Falcon.”
Crazy right? I’m actually impressed. Williams and his children have forever earned my respect.
- 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure– 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure invites you to explore the world of Dream Land in a whole new way. The landscape comes to life as Kirby crosses land, sea and sky in his quest to restore the Star Rod. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare
- Escape Trick: Convenience Store – When our main character tries to leave the convenience store where he works, he finds that the door won’t open and the store looks somehow different. Who would lock him in here? Can he get out of this place? (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
- Play and Learn Chinese - Play & Learn Chinese is the fast, fun, and friendly way to learn to speak Chinese! (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
- Pinocchio’s Puzzle – Solve increasingly difficult puzzles as you progress through the classic tale of Pinocchio. In addition to developing sensory skills and hand-eye coordination, you’ll enjoy an endearing and enchanting story told puzzle by puzzle. (For Wii)
Think you really know Link and Zelda? Well, you’re wrong. Today, Nintendo has given us a brief look at a few of the characters from the upcoming Wii adventure The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and just from a short description, it’s clear this game is going to give us a whole lot more insight into Link and Zelda’s childhood. We’re also learning about other characters, including a look at Zelda’s father.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading now. Here’s what Nintendo had to say about a few of the characters:
- Link and Zelda: Friends since childhood, Link and Zelda have always shared a special bond. Events in the new game will add even more depth to their relationship.
- Groose: Link’s nemesis at school, Groose, plays a significant role in the early moments of the new game. This bully of a character not only threatens Link’s chances to win the bird-flying competition, but he also reveals a jealous streak toward Link and Zelda’s special bond.
Nintendo isn’t just relying on this week’s tremendous price cut to boost Nintendo 3DS sales. Hot off the heels of the drop in price, Nintendo is kickstarting their marketing efforts, starting with this new trailer for the handheld.
Aside from the new price tag of $169.99, Nintendo is also promoting their impressive lineup of titles, with one great release planned for every month until end of the year. Having Link, StarFox, and two Mario games in our hands by December is truly a reason to celebrate!
Check out the trailer below.
It takes a lot to really impress me in terms of fan artwork. After all, we’ve all seen the mediocrity that’s scattered around Google images. But as a lover of fan gaming artwork, I always keep my eyes peeled for pieces that dare to tickle my fancy.
Fumbling around Tumblr, I discovered the artwork of “Suo,” a member of the art website Pixiv. This guy (or girl?) is absolutely incredible at creating pieces that add a welcome anime touch to The Legend of Zelda series. I would say that these just might be my favorite Zelda fan pieces of all time.
Aside from the image to the left, I included some of my favorite Zelda pieces that Suo created below the break. If you like them, make sure you check out more of the artist’s portfolio here. Incredible!
During their E3 2011 keynote, Nintendo broke news to fans that the company would be celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise in different ways. Aside from the orchestra concert series being held worldwide, and the release of Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword this year — not to mention Link’s Awakening on the eShop — Nintendo also surprised fans by announcing their plans to release The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords as a free download to DSi and 3DS owners.
Today, Nintendo confirmed that the game’s release is near, available next month in the DSiWare and eShop channels. The game focuses on multiplayer fun, and is said to be a port of the original GBA version of the game.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the greatest video game franchise of all time, Nintendo will be treating fans to quite a celebration. As teased at E3, Nintendo has announced a special concert tour that will take place around the world, featuring the music of The Legend of Zelda played by a live symphony orchestra. The tour will kick off at the Pantages Theatre in L.A. on October 21. A full tour will follow, starting next year. Touring locations both in the U.S. and around the world will be announced at a later time.
If you’re interested in tickets to the L.A. show, they will go on sale on Ticketmaster starting August 1, with prices starting at $35.
For more information about the special concert series, check out the official Nintendo press release below.