- Zelda Eternity
The next-to-be-released Zelda game Triforce Heroes recently got a new trailer posted to the Nintendo JP Youtube channel. It features footage of new areas, depictions of new game features, and a script entirely in Japanese, which actually makes the first two things somewhat hard to discern. Nevertheless, this is to-date the most information about Triforce Heroes that Nintendo has dropped in one place, so if you don’t mind spoiling some of the game for yourself, you can take a look.
Wait a minute, this isn’t Legend of Zelda! Oh, never mind that. Our friends over at Shinesparkers have recently announced their latest entry in the “Harmony of…” series with Harmony of a Champion, a non-profit fan-arrangement album to mark the 20th anniversary of the beloved Pokémon Red and Green titles, which were developed by GAME FREAK Inc. and published by Nintendo.
“For almost twenty years, Pokémon has been a beloved franchise for gamers across the world, and one that shows no sign of slowing down. Our aim has been to create a fitting tribute to mark the 20th anniversary since the release of these iconic games, and connect with the audience that first experienced them all those years ago. Development for the album began in December 2014, just after the release of Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash.”
This entry proves to be different from their previous Harmony of a Hunter and Harmony of Heroes albums as it takes a narrative approach of presenting the music. Harmony of a Champion will tell the story of Red and his journey from a ten year old boy who grew up in Pallet Town to becoming a Pokémon Champion and the most powerful trainer in Kanto. Focusing on chiptune and sound effects from the original games, Shinesparkers have recreated sample libraries to mimic the original Gameboy sound chip, incorporating “sound design across the album to add narrative and express the story more effectively.”
After a recently dismissed rumor of a Legend of Zelda Netflix series that went around earlier this year, the idea of a live action rendition of a famous Nintendo game franchise sparked hype for many fans. Imagining how nice it would be to see a modern series or movie of their beloved characters in real life and in action is what a lot of fans really desire to see from Nintendo today. It seems however, that many fans have forgotten why Nintendo has stayed away from the filming business for such a long period of time.
A perfect example of their retreat from film would be the infamous movie, Super Mario Bros, which was one of Nintendo’s first experiments on gaming in Hollywood in the early 90’s. By many, it is better known as a “disaster.” Having a surprising 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an average of 4/10 stars on IMDb, the movie was considered a flunk by fans and critics alike. Due to this unfortunate downfall of games being turned into film, Nintendo has been careful to stay out of the movie scene since.
Recently however, one of Nintendo’s famous game designers, Shigeru Miyamoto, stated in an interview with Fortune that the game company is considering movies in the future. Being warmed up to the idea again after positive reactions to Nintendo characters appearing in American films Wreck-It-Ralph and Pixels, Miyamoto shares that Nintendo will be open once again to film discussions:
“As we look more broadly at what is Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company, we’re starting to think more and more about how movies can fit in with that—and we’ll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future.”
What do you think about Nintendo being open to film business again? Do you think it is something they should try out once more or should they continue to stay away? Which Nintendo game franchise do you think would make a great movie? Let us know in the comments!
That’s a wrap, folks! The sixth annual Zelda marathon for charity has ended, and plans for next year’s stream are already in the works! We had a few technical issues this year, but hey, that’s live TV for you, and ultimately, everything worked out in the end. Luckily we have community members like Iamthefusedshadows and AkiraZXE (Joey) who stepped up to help out when we were having some streaming issues early on. Fused later went on to stream an after-party with Ocarina of Time: Master Quest, continuing the fun for those who hadn’t gotten enough.
As far as we know, we helped raise at least $880 for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation thanks to your donations! Our donation widget stopped working near the end of the marathon, but thankfully we were able to guide people directly to the nonprofit’s page. And if you still want to donate or you missed the marathon altogether, our fundraiser page is back up and running! [UPDATE: The fundraising period has closed, but you can still donate here.] Maybe we can still hit our goal of $1000 like last year.
If you want to send any screenshots or videos you captured from the stream, head over to our Contact page and send us an email, or leave a comment below. Be sure to let us know any memorable moments/quotes/memes you caught as well, because we like to compile those things on our Zelda for Eternity history page.
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UPDATE: This tweet from the Nintendo of America Twitter confirms October 23rd as the release date for North America as well.
Today at the European videogame exposition Gamescom, Nintendo UK announced that the upcoming 3DS Zelda game Tri Force Heroes will be releasing on the 23rd of October 2015. Please note that this information can only be confirmed for the European version of the game, and as such may not be accurate to the Japanese or North American release dates, as staggering releases based on region is fairly commonplace for Nintendo-produced videogames. Nothing else pertaining to the game was officially announced at Gamescom as of yet, but the omnipresent and staggeringly reliable news staff at Zelda Eternity promise to update you if new information surfaces.
If you’re excited about the proposed release date or disappointed that Tri Force Heroes won’t be launching sooner, you can post your hype-and/or-rage-fueled rants in the sweet little comments section we hand-crafted just for that purpose. Personally, I’m practically dying to start parading around in my Princess Zelda outfit just thinking about this news. Not because of the game, mind, I just like doing that.
Source – Nintendo UK
The folks over at Did You Know Gaming are no strangers to Hyrule. In fact, they’ve taught us a few things about the series over the years. Now, however, they’re going to Termina for one of their first ever videos about an individual game rather than an entire series.
The video reveals quite a few little known facts, many of which fit into the cult classic’s macabre themes. Not only that, but the usual viewer poll for the topic of the next episode teases more individual Zelda videos to come, so if you aren’t already subscribed, be sure to do so here.
Did you know any of the facts in this video? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
Summer Games Done Quick is speedrunning Zelda games on stream for charity and you might want to watch it unless you don’t want to. I’m speedrunning writing this post. The low quality is because I’m using a special glitch that allows me to skip World 5 – Effort. SGDQ is streaming for the benefit of Doctors Without Borders, and you can donate to that cause (and watch the stream) at this link. Alternatively, you can watch the stream right here on our humble website by performing a skip of your own and hitting the “read more” button. I promise you won’t get stuck in the floor. Probably.
As many of you know by now, Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo, passed away earlier this month. The passing of Iwata left fans heartbroken and many showed their respects to him online in many different forms. Unfortunately, Iwata passed before the new The Legend of Zelda Wii U could reach completion, and so fans thought it’d be right for Nintendo to honor him inside the game.
Up on Change.org is a petition named “Immortalize Satoru Iwata” asking Nintendo to do just that, honor Iwata in The Legend of Zelda Wii U. The description for this petition does not ask for much but for Nintendo to “immortalize [Iwata’s] legacy in stone.” The petition at this time has over 4,000 signatures, and is roughly 600 away from reaching the 5,000 signature requirement. If you’d like to add your signature, the fill out requirements are on the petition page.
Long time fans of the Zelda series have many fond memories of the days before Hyrule Historia, when debates and theories about the Zelda timeline ranged from speculative to absurd. Hyrule Historia did eventually provide a canon explanation for the Zelda series chronology, confirming the split between child and adult timelines, but also raised more questions, with the addition of a third downfall timeline.
For the uninitiated among you, the downfall timeline states that Link failed in his quest in Ocarina of Time, leaving Ganondorf to conquer the world, and leading into the events of A Link to the Past. It is a bit of a depressing option, and one that even the most fanciful timeline theorists had never come up with.
This video, by Youtuber VortexxyGaming, attempts to shed some more light on this confusing split, all while tying it in to A Link Between Worlds, which came out after Hyrule Historia and takes place on the aforementioned downfall timeline.
It’s quite an elaborate theory, and I’m not sure I can wrap my mind around it, but those of you yearning for the glory days of speculation may find it quite an enjoyable watch. And if you do, be sure to check out VortexxyGaming’s Youtube channel here.
Over the years, people have had ideas upon ideas for Zelda games and stories set in someplace other than the traditional fantasy setting. Well now, beatdownboogie, the folks behind other nontraditional interpretations of video games like Mario Warfare, are bringing us Hang Em Hyrule, a spaghetti-western Zelda short film.
With costumes by Volunte Design and music by Robert Kincaid, this is sure to be one to impress.