- Zelda Eternity
Hello everyone, I am a new addition to the Zelda Eternity staff! My name is Sophie, but feel free to call me Xaili instead. I will be working as a news writer. Expect to see more Zelda news written by me in the future!
To many fans’ excitement, it was announced just a couple days ago that a Virtual Console release of the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is now available to purchase on the Wii U.
The game is considered a “timeless masterpiece” and is claimed by many to be the best Legend of Zelda game in the series. Being such a beloved game, it comes as no surprise that it would reappear on a newer console such as the Wii U, as it did previously on the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS.
Ocarina of Time is currently priced at $9.99 on the Nintendo eShop. If you’ve previously purchased this game on the Wii console however, you will have the opportunity to get it at a discounted price for $2.
Every once in a while, the Zelda fanbase puts out something that is just really awesome to look at. Take, for example, this creation by Michael Eurek.
What we have here is a complete recreation of the Temple of Time as it appears in Ocarina of Time using the cutting-edge technology offered by Unreal Engine 4. The result is beautiful and awe-inspiring.
It’s not just the polygon count or texture resolution, but also the remarkable lighting that make this piece really stand out. Nathaniel Arnold’s original arrangement of the Song of Time doesn’t hurt, either.
Pretty much everyone who has played Ocarina of Time hates Kaepora Gaebora, that wise old owl who dumps tiring amounts of exposition on the player at the worst possible moments. Well, the folks over at the Z. M. S. Youtube channel feel your pain, and have created a short animation to express it, ending with a macabre twist.
If you liked that video, be sure to check out their other two Zelda related animations, as well as their other videos in general. Also be sure to check out their website here.
This guy can’t seem to keep himself out of the news around here, and it’s not hard to see why. Mr. McGroove’s highly unique style is something that pretty much anyone can enjoy and, once again, he has turned his skills at one-man acapella to Zelda.
This time around it’s Ocarina of Time’s Kokiri Forest, a song that will surely bring back memories in long time Zelda fans.
If you liked the video be sure to take a look at Smooth McGroove’s channel here and check out his other videos.
I’m sure many of our readers are already familiar with the Game Theorists YouTube channel and one of their 3 main shows, Game Exchange. For the uninitiated, Game Exchange is a show about cultural references and influences in video games. This episode, the second related to Zelda, covers the more controversial cultural elements of the series, including the infamous Manji dungeon from the original game, and the most in-depth explanation of the Fire Temple chants that I’ve ever seen. Be sure to give it a watch if you’ve ever wondered about those things.
If you liked it, be sure to subscribe to the Game Theorists channel for more videos like that one.
Youtube musical sensation Taylor Davis just recently posted a video of her interpretation of the fan-favorite Gerudo Valley theme from Ocarina of Time on violin. Davis is already famous for her work in video game music, Zelda in particular, but this project shows a new level of production value, effort, and skill unparalleled across much of the internet.
If you liked the video, be sure to check out Davis’s Youtube channel, as well as the video description, where there are a number of links related to her music (far too many to list here).
Hey, guys. Can’t remember the last time I got to make a content update, but here it is! The long-overdue first chapter of the Ocarina of Time Site Walkthrough is now available here. It’s currently missing screenshots and maps, but rest assured that those will come later. For now, the focus is on actually getting the guide done.
So if you’ve never played this fantastic game before and you want some help, or you just want to check it out for giggles, go ahead and hit the link. We’ll still be here when you’re done.
Hey, folks! Boy, we’ve been gone a while, but we’re back today with something interesting to report on! If you’ve ever wondered how much the great Hyrule Castle would cost in real money (because you’ve wondered that before, right? RIGHT??), the folks at Movoto Blog (a blog focusing on real estate– of all things!) have weighed the information and have determined the most likely price of Hyrule Castle. Disregarding the fact that they didn’t account for the Rupee/US Dollar exchange rate, their estimates are worth a look if you’re in the market for a fictitious castle of your own! Heh heh. Fictitious real estate. A bit of an oxymoron, no? Anyway, click “read more” for the scoop!
Hey, guys! Know what’s cool? Jumping on the games journalism bandwagon! And that’s just what we’re going to do today! As I’m sure you’ve heard before if you frequent any of our affiliate sites, Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto was recently interviewed by ABC about his game designing forays, the newly released Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and other general interview-y questions. This interview is a follow-up to a slightly older interview, in which Mr. Miyamoto speaks of gaming culture and his memories developing previously released video games. The interviews are meaty, and have plenty of interesting tidbits about Miyamoto’s career, so any Miyamoto enthusiasts (myself included) would be daft not to view them! I highly recommend viewing the original interviews over at ABC, but if you’re strapped for time, we’ve already nailed down the important Zelda-related bits, for your viewing pleasure. Hit “read more” for all the juicy quotes!
Recently, on our affiliate Zelda Informer posted a guest-written article submitted by Tom-Olav Hundstad on Dark Link, a miniboss that he considers to be “the conclusively best miniboss of the series.” Says Hundstad:
“Dark Link is easily one of the most iconic enemies of Ocarina of Time, probably leaving a bigger impact on players than Morpha, the actual boss of the dungeon in question, did. This is odd when you consider that Dark Link’s fight was ridiculously simple, stripped of all build-up and with no designated weak spot to hit for massive damage. People have found various ways for how to best tackle the dark menace over the years, but upon encountering him you’re given no guidelines or helpful pointers that tell you what to do. For some players, myself included, it was a fight that yanked me out of a mindless state of boredom (the Water Temple will do that to most people) and left me almost shaking in my boots as I died for the first time since, well, ever.”