East Clock Town comes off as the most “townish” part of the Clock Town. It’s the town’s entertainment hub, government center, and overall greatest tourist destination. There’s a lot to do there, some of it mandatory and some of it optional. East Clock Town is the busiest part of the town by far and is home to the most number of...
The Legend of Zelda is well known not just for its world and gameplay but also for its iconic soundtracks. From its first appearance on the NES, the Zelda series has held pieces of music that are not only inseparable from the games but also some of the hallmarks of video game music as a whole. With each new game, several songs gain massive...
Last week Nintendo fans were treated to an exceptionally good Nintendo Direct. (You can watch us talk over it on our Twitch channel!) Of course, the big news for us here at Zelda Universe was the announcement of a stupendous looking remake of Link's Awakening, a beloved side-story in the Zelda franchise. While there's plenty to look at over...
It's true what they say: taking breaks increases productivity. Getting some space from your current project can refresh your mind and provide an opportunity to view problems from a new angle, often leading to breakthroughs.For the developers of Ocarina of Time, a timely visit to a local theme park provided the inspiration for the groundbreaking...
Two weeks ago, American football fans endured the lowest-scoring, seemingly longest-lasting Superbowl ever. There is a general consensus that the most exciting aspect of the game was the halftime musical performance. Halftime is usually a time where fans get up to stretch their legs and grab a snack, but sometimes, halftime features a show you don't want to miss. The Ohio State University...
Moonlighter, from 11 Bit Studios, does well to try and combine some rogue-like style concepts with the dungeon crawling of the original Legend of Zelda. For the most part, it's actually quite...
The next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event will feature Spirits from the Zelda franchise, beginning worldwide Friday, February 15 and lasting through Monday, February 18. Titled "Power,...
Phantom Hourglass may not be one of the grandest adventures in the Zelda series, but that does not mean it is without its fair share of depth. The characters, locations, and narrative are incredibly...
Having not played Phantom Hourglass since it released in 2007, my general memory of the game is admittedly rather hazy. There is, however, one puzzle in particular that still stands out to me to...
During today's bonkers Nintendo Direct, in which a stunning remake of Link's Awakening was announced, we were treated to information regarding the next Smash Bros. Ultimate update.What all is coming...
While I’m not really big on shipping, if you’ve seen my Valentine's Day articles for the past few years, you’ll know that I do have a soft spot for ZeLink (so if ZeLink isn’t your cup of...
A reimagined version of Game Boy classic Link's Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, according to an announcement featured in today's Nintendo Direct...
When a Legend of Zelda dungeon feels like it was inspired by the movie Groundhog Day. The Temple of the Ocean King is easily one of the largest dungeons ever seen in the Legend of Zelda series....
Orchestral game music has been growing and growing over the past few years. If you're like us and you're a bit of a Zelda fan, you're probably also a sucker for the good music that brings you...
I really enjoy Phantom Hourglass's opening cutscene. The game opens with a summary of events from the game's predecessor, The Wind Waker, illustrated with a charming series of childlike pictures....
Bright and early this morning, Nintendo of America has revealed the time and date for the next Nintendo Direct. Tomorrow, 2/13, at 2pm PST/5pm EST you can tune in for "roughly" 35 minutes of...
In Nintendo's most recent investor report, Zelda and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto touched on the status of the Super Nintendo World currently under construction at Universal Studios Japan. While...
To be honest, Phantom Hourglass is one of those games in the series that didn't make quite an impression to me. I did play it many years ago, and I kind of liked the touch controls, the settings,...
When we discovered that our friend chuggaaconroy was planning a new Let's Play series on Phantom Hourglass, there was no way that we were going to let him have all the fun. This week, we'll be...
Video games have always had a knack for inspiring people’s imaginations. They take us to worlds and places we will never actually visit and allow us to see all the wonders they contain. Legend of...
This morning, the Japanese Legend of Zelda Twitter account shared details on the Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 album release, set for March 6, 2019. The album will be available in two editions: a...
A Nintendo fan in China created one of the most beautiful pieces of fan art that I have ever laid eyes on. This re-creation of Link riding the King of the Red Lions from The Wind Waker could not be...
Ocarina of Time was a blast to explore my first time around. I was a thirteen-year-old kid with an overactive imagination and an obsession with fantasy, but after rolling across Hyrule Field a few...
If you're still looking for an incentive to buy a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo of America has sweetened the pot a bit with their latest promotion. Beginning on February 15, you can grab a Nintendo...
Tucked away in the northeast corner of The Wind Waker's world map sits an island with three towers overlooking the sea. For most of the game, this island's relevant area stays out of reach for the...
Many of the enemies in Zelda games seem to be inspired by odd combinations of real-life animals. For example, on the topic of Ocarina of Time's Gohma, director Shigeru Miyamoto said in a Famimaga...
Mod DB user Exkodius recently released the project files for a first-person The Legend of Zelda fan game that runs on the Doom engine, citing a lack of time to complete the crossover. The modder...
Music is at the heart of every Zelda game. The themes of overworlds, dungeons, and character leitmotifs are ones that become permanently etched in our thoughts so that years after we’ve played the...
I’ve always thought it took a lot of guts for Bowser to take on Mario and Luigi so many times, but I guess Nintendo took idea much more seriously than I ever did. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s...
If you visit an art gallery or examine collections of personal artwork, you will eventually find a picture of the sea.  The ocean is undeniably beautiful, and it begs to be immortalized in both...
I was always that kid who had an extreme passion for video games and other geek culture, but would always get super shy and never mention it in public. I was always afraid that people would make fun...
When first treading through this dungeon, it was the bane of my in-game existence. Now, as an experienced player, it is one of my favorite dungeons featured in The Wind Waker. Regardless of what my...