Humans have, for centuries, enjoyed hobbies that allow them an escape from the toils of everyday life -- whether through paintings of magical other realms, stories of universes beyond our own, or songs of mystical plains and the gods who rule them. Through the advent of videogames, we are lucky enough to be alive in the golden age of escapism,...
Charge up your 3DS and get yourself to your nearest Nintendo Zone, because this weekend is another National StreetPass Weekend for North America. Between September 30 and October 2 you can visit any Nintendo Zone and have the chance of swapping StreetPass data with people from all across the country. It's a perfect opportunity to fill in your...
The NX rumor mill shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. In fact, it appears to be picking up speed with every day that goes by without an announcement from Nintendo. One of the latest rumors claims Foxconn Electronics, alongside Pegatron, have begun trial production runs for the mysterious console. Sources speaking to DigiTimes claim that...
If you're an artist, or you surround yourself with art both in real life and through your social media channels, you've likely heard of the yearly event Inktober. It's a 31-day challenge where artists are encouraged to create one piece of art a day, every day, during October. Often specific themes or topics are assigned to each day, but it all...
There's no real shortage of Zelda merchandise out in the world, and the Figma line from Good Smile seldom disappoints. That being said, it is with great delight that I inform you about a set of Twilight Princess figures that have been announced and are available to pre-order! These figures were first teased at WonderFest 2016 and are now revealed to be of excellent quality and reasonably...
Eager NX fans over on Reddit have gone traipsing through the code for the Nintendo of Europe website and have uncovered a possible tidbit of information regarding the release date of the Breath of...
Videogame code is complete gobbledygook to me; I'm much more comfortable with Hylian. But for those of you who understand the crazy magic that allows us all to hunt Bokoblins and slay Octoroks you...
Happy Monday everyone! If anyone is suffering from the common Monday blues, I have the perfect video for you to check out. Back in June, David Ramos released this beautiful cover of the main theme...
Any fan of The Legend of Zelda has heard the joke. You see it on memes, comic strips, even T-shirts. It's the running gag that, to every person telling it, is hilarious and, to every person hearing...
With the buzz of Breath of the Wild still lingering among Zelda lovers, many fans have been turning to art and music to express their excitement for its anticipated release. Some of the most...
Welcome Ladies and Gents to this week's Throwback Thursday, where yours truly remembers when he visited the house that Link (and Mario) built. In 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to travel...
It was almost a year ago when we shared with you Matt Vince's wonderful movie posters imagining a crossover between the beloved Studio Ghibli and The Legend of Zelda, when rumors of a Netflix deal...
Third Edition Books is a French publisher that focuses on publishing books detailing video game sagas. Since 2015, the team at Third Edition Books has published more than 40 books covering many...
Minuet of the Forest is a piece I scarcely find covered or remixed and I can not seem to understand why, especially when I listened to RebeccaETripp’s rendition. "Dance of the Fairies" is a...
Ever since I saw the teaser art for Fi, I had a good feeling about her. When I finally played Skyward Sword, I found myself enjoying her character. Many things about her stood out to me, both...
Hyrule Warriors has added quite a variety of characters to the Zelda universe, including Linkle, the lady hero of legend. She is said to be a female version of Link, but still existing in the same...
Ocarina of Time will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the first Zelda games I have ever played. I vividly remember the excitement that I felt when Ocarina of Time 3D was released on...
Following our review of Legends of Localization yesterday, we had a chat with its author Clyde "Tomato" Mandelin about the process of writing the book and the surprises he uncovered along the...
Iwata's passing is something that still causes some Nintendo fans pain and sadness. Since his passing, we have learned various stories of him, like how he kept working on Pokémon Go even in his...
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about the decision to bring Mario to smartphones in the form of the recently unveiled Super Mario Run. Much of this...
A recent update to My Nintendo now shows you which of your feverishly acquired My Nintendo Points shall be disappearing over the next 6 to twelve months. Your Points History page will now tell...
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has added its voice to the numerous outlets suggesting that the upcoming Nintendo NX will mark a return to cartridge-based storage media in lieu of discs. The...
Ever since the reveal of Clyde Mandelin's latest and most ambitious Legends of Localization project, a book devoted to the original Legend of Zelda, my curiosity had hit its peak. Exploring and...
The Wii's swansong, Skyward Sword, is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console, and NintenDaan has shared the first thirty minutes of the game. Like many Wii games, Skyward Sword's graphics...
The 2016 GameStop Expo is set to begin tomorrow, September 14, and Kevin Pereira has shared a few pictures of the presentation on his Snapchat. While there isn't anything concrete to go on, there's...
I have never been a fan of the Gerudo Valley section of Ocarina of Time.    I will admit to being an incredibly impatient gamer -- I love to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible,...
At Zelda Universe, we are always looking for gracious, talented volunteers to help improve, build, and push the site toward our goals. Most recently, we sent out a hiring call for features writers...
Last month, the 30th Anniversary Legend of Zelda game music collection went up for pre-order, and the track listing has been revealed at last. The two-disc set holds 93 tracks in all, and they are...
Last weekend at PAX West, the Legend of Zelda inspired game Secret Legend quickly entered into the conversation of coolest titles on display at the annual gaming festival. The video below features...
The Monster Hunter games have garnered a faithful following around the world, and with the upcoming 3DS spin-off Monster Hunter Stories the franchise looks to recapture fans young and old with its...
This week was an interesting one for Nintendo. First, everyone's favorite Italian from Brooklyn turns out for the Apple press conference and announces Super Mario Run. Then while looking for someway...
If you asked a thousand Zelda fans which of the many franchise installments was their favourite, I’d bet you’d hear the answer "Oracle of Ages/Seasons" less than five times. Whether it’s...