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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.”
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.
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.
Well known video game composer and conductor Eimear Noone has brought her Legend of Zelda passion up to the stage once again, this time with a classic Irish twist. Noone was inspired to share with the world an astounding Irish Zelda music rendition when the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble stole her breath away and brought her to tears with their Zelda performance at the 2015 Dublin iDIG Music Fest.
So deeply moved and motivated, Noone and the DIT have decided to collaborate to create “Songs of Zelda: A Link to the Celts,” an independent The Legend of Zelda music album. In order to bring their dreams to life, they have started a Kickstarter campaign, which you can find here. Up on their Kickstarter page is a video explaining Noone’s motives, a preview of DIT’s wonderful talents, and everyone showing their passion for this project to come. In this video, a wonderfully smiling Noone cheerfully encourages donors:
“So please, support these beautiful young Irish artists, who were inspired by these incredible, timeless, culture-crossing themes by Koji Kondo, to create something pure, something beautiful, something magic.”
Currently, they have surpassed their $30,000 goal, reaching over $40,000, and have over 1,000 Kickstarter backers. The campaign has 3 more days left, so if you are planning to donate to this project, time is almost up. Please also read their FAQ, which is on their Kickstarter Page, if you have any other questions or concerns you can email them at email@example.com. Also check out Noone’s twitter, as well as the iDIG Music Festival twitter for updates.
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Here at Zelda Eternity, we’ve reported on many fan comedy videos featuring the Legend of Zelda universe. Racing for Rupees, however, uses Source Filmmaker to take the whole idea to the next level. Created by Youtuber Callegos-Y, this one follows Link trying to scrounge up the cash for a new shield, and landing himself in deep trouble.
Found it funny? Check out Callegos-Y’s Youtube channel here, and maybe consider subscribing.
A little while back, we reported on rumors that Netflix was producing a live action original series based on The Legend of Zelda. More recently, we reported that it had come out that these rumors were false.
That, however, didn’t stop famous Youtube comedy channel Smosh from making a “leaked” trailer. It’s quite a good laugh, so be sure to give it a watch.
Be warned, it is slightly adult.
If you enjoyed that, be sure to check out the Smosh Youtube channel here.
These Zelda livestream marathons for charity just never seem to get old. Right now, you can head over to hyrulehustlers.com to check out their marathon (or just watch the embed here), playing 30 years of console Zelda games for Child’s Play charity.
The amount of time that the marathon goes on for depends on how much is donated, so if you like what you see, be sure to donate to the cause!