- Zelda Eternity
- Zelda For Eternity
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.
In light of recent events, the Zelda Eternity video game stream organizers have decided to make an alteration to our previously-announced marathon plans. While in years past we have streamed for the benefit of Child’s Play Charity (a lovely organization that I thoroughly suggest donating to), unforeseen and exceptional circumstances have prompted us to this year marathon for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation— in other words, for a charity specializing in researching and improving the lives of patients affected by Bile Duct Cancer.
Satoru Iwata’s contributions to Nintendo during his career were uncountable– not only did he have numerous programming and production credits spanning the entire Nintendo canon, but he specifically influenced the world of Zelda through his work as an executive producer on titles ranging from Twilight Princess to Skyward Sword. Though in recent memory many of us remember him as the jovial face of Nintendo Direct, before having such a prominent face, Iwata was considered a phenomenal programmer with a remarkable work ethic– some reports citing him as the savior of Earthbound and the reason Super Smash Bros. Melee shipped on-time. In memory of his profound effect on Nintendo and videogames overall, we at Zelda Eternity have decided to honor him during our annual Zelda marathon by raising money for an organization seeking the cure for the rare form of cancer that claimed his life.
More updates about the marathon (including player names and another game addition) can be found after the jump.
Heya 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out Noone’s twitter, as well as the iDIG Music Festival twitter for updates.
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!
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
Hope to see you there!