MHQthon 2015

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Elias Thompson

Metroid HQHeya ZEternians, it’s Elias again back for your yearly post about our close affiliate Metroid HQ’s annual MHQthon, a Metroid marathon put on for Child’s Play Charity. The marathon starts at 3pm PT/6pm ET on metroidhq.com. You may or may not see some familiar faces on the stream (me), and we’ll be playing through all the Metroid games, going through at least Saturday (if you guys donate a lot, it may even go longer). So be sure and swing by and check it out. It’s always a fun time.

Iwata

Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. This sudden development is the result of a bile duct growth, for which he took a leave of absence in 2014.

The announcement came in the form of a notice to investors. No other information is available at the time.

Iwata has worked on Zelda games in the past, and it is with great sadness as both Nintendo and Zelda fans that we accept news of his passing. Our thoughts go out to family, friends, and colleagues that he leaves behind.

Source: Nintendo World Report

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 craig@idigmusicfest.com. Also check out Noone’s twitter, as well as the iDIG Music Festival twitter for updates.

Photo Source: Eimear Noone Presents “Songs of Zelda: A Link to the Celts”

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In just a matter of weeks, the team here at Zelda Eternity will be bringing back its famous marathon for the sixth year in a row!

That’s right. Days and days of pure Zelda gaming in an effort to raise money for Child’s Play Charity (and of course – to come together with the community!). Last year, generous donors helped us raise quite a lot of money. We hope even more fans will join in this year and raise even more for this amazing charity!

This year’s marathon kicks off on August 8th @ 5 PM EDT. The full list of games is below, so read it and get hype!

Twilight Princess
Phantom Hourglass
Link’s Awakening
A Link to the Past
Hyrule Warriors / Super Smash Bros. (online)
The Wind Waker HD
A Link Between Worlds
The Minish Cap
Majora’s Mask 3D
Ocarina of Time
Zelda I
Skyward Sword

Hope to see you there!

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.

Zelda Developers Host Tri Force Heroes Gameplay

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Daisuke909

At E3, Nintendo announced a new Zelda game called Tri Force heroes, which looks something like a cross between A Link Between Worlds and Four Swords, focusing on 3-player co-op puzzles. Many were skeptical of the new game, thinking that the puzzle solving didn’t look fun or that it wasn’t Zelda for Wii U, but it has been somewhat vindicated in the eyes of critics by the gameplay that was revealed in the following weeks.

This video, featuring commentary by Japanese and English speaking developers of the game, shows off many of the cooperative and fashion-based elements of the game. It also shows the communication panels, which, being quite a bit more extensive than the communication in Splatoon, work to compensate for the lack of voice chat without any of the negativity.

What do you think? Will you be picking up Tri Force heroes when it launches later this year? Or will you be petitioning to have it cancelled? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE: As it turns out, this is not a Legend of Zelda project, rather a “Zelda” project about novelist Zelda Fitzgerald. We apologize for the misunderstanding (although perhaps some of you are relieved to hear this).

A few months ago the internet was abuzz with rumors that an unprecedented live action Legend of Zelda series was coming to Netflix. A few weeks ago we reported that those rumors were being discredited by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

Well, just now, the folks over at Season Zero reported that the series is still a-go, this time being produced by Amazon for their streaming service. Not only that, but the series is already in production, with filming of the pilot happening in August.

The pilot is apparently going to air in early 2016, possibly to go along with the eventual release of Zelda for Wii U.

What do you think? Is this pilot a great idea, or the worst thing ever to happen to the series? Or do you not think it will happen at all? Let us know in the comments below.

We’re Hiring!

Posted on June 20, 2015 by alanmsk

Hey! Listen!

Zelda Eternity is hiring! We are looking to fill the following positions: News Writer, Video Specialist, and Content Writer! Interested? The requirements for each position and how to apply can be found on our “Staff Openings” page in the bar to the right, or by simply following this link here! Apply and become a member of our awesome team!

Also, be on the look out for some new stuff coming to Zelda Eternity and a special announcement some time next month!

Until next time!

Don’t Forget to Tune in to Zeldathon Deluxe

Posted on June 20, 2015 by Daisuke909

At the time of this writing our friends over at Zeldathon are already over 24 hours into their most recent charity marathon, Zeldathon Deluxe. This time, they have the goal of raising an unprecedented $150,000 for Charity Water, who provide water and infrastructure to developing nations.

This time, the Zeldathon team are spicing things up by implementing the Deluxe Adventure system, which requires games to be unlocked by reaching certain donation goals, but they can then be upgraded by reaching stretch goals before the game is started, for example, running the original Legend of Zelda without the sword.

Be sure to check out the stream and donate if you can. Spreading the word is also much appreciated. Read more about Charity Water right here.

LEAK: Hyrule Warriors Coming to 3DS

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Daisuke909

Earlier today, a video accidently marked as public on Youtube showed that Nintendo’s E3 digital event is going to reveal a 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors.

The port is expected to feature all DLC characters out of the box, as well as two new characters, Tetra and The King of Red Lions complete with boat transformation. The port will also add the ability to switch characters on the fly during battle. A mysterious new Ocarina item is also teased at the very end of the trailer.

You can watch the trailer where it is currently being hosted here, as well as the GameXplain take on it above.