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A recent Miiverse pic of the day revealed that Skull Kid, wearing Majora’s Mask, will appear in the new Super Smash Bros. game on 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy. Note that this means he will NOT be a new fighter.
It is currently unknown exactly how Skull Kid will behave when summoned into battle, but we will surely find out when the game is released early next year.
Youtube user Marioverehrer recently uploaded a piano tutorial in Synthesia for the song “Farewell Hyrule King” from The Wind Waker. This is great for piano lovers out there, and even for people who just love music in the Zelda series.
Nill31, a player of the XBox One exclusive Forza 5, created this stylish custom skin for your cars in the game, themed around The Wind Waker. It features a gold hood, a sky blue rear, some attractively placed Hylian crests, and a motif of Toon Link as he appears in the game.
Check out this video by IGN to see the car in action.
While many of us will probably be sitting out Black Friday this year, Zelda fans who haven’t yet picked up A Link Between Worlds may want to tough out the crowds. Nintendo of America just tweeted out that between the 28th and 30th of this month, shoppers at Target will be able to get the gold 3DS XL bundle for only $149.99. That’s a full $70 cheaper than the normal retail price of $219.99.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 26, 2013
Given the remarkably high review scores that this title has been getting, this deal may just be worth standing in line.
As reported by Polygon.com, violinist Taylor Davis has recently released a stunning video of herself performing Song of Time and Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. The video is very unique, showing Davis’ dramatic performance in a forest setting whilst dressed as Shiek. The two songs are featured on her “Melodies of Hyrule: Music From The Legend of Zelda” album, which also contains a vast plethora of other Zelda songs. The album can be found here as a pay what you want purchase; definitely a great holiday gift for a Zelda aficionado, or yourself!
A new article by Damien McFerran on redbull.com provides a fantastic retrospective of Zelda games on handhelds. It starts with the almost universally forgotten Game & Watch Zelda and goes all the way through the Gameboy up to the recently released A Link Between Worlds. This is a great read for anyone who wants to learn more about the highly underrated handheld Zelda games.
Read the original article.
Hey, Zelda Eternity readers! If you’ve been around the internet recently, you’ve probably heard of Youtube a capella VGM sensation, Smooth McGroove. What has he pulled out from under his epic beard this time? Nothing short of an arrangement of the Lost Woods theme from A Link to the Past! Take a listen below!
Additionally, it seems that Master McGroove is pulling out all the Zelda stops today, holding a stream of the newest entry to the Zelda series, A Link Between Worlds. If you got the game today and want to play along with the man with the voice of a god (sorry Elias), jump on over to this link and give him a view. Be warned, however, given the unedited nature of this stream, it’s bound to be spoiler-tastic. To the spoiler-phobic, beware!
As always, have a great day, ZE fans! Weegee, out.
With the release of the new 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds just around the corner, most popular sites have put up their reviews. As it would happen, A Link Between Worlds is releasing into unprecedented critical acclaim.
Metacritic.com recognizes a staggering eight perfect scores given to the game by critics, with a total metascore of 91. In particular, Game Informer gave it perfect marks, the first time that they have done that since Bioshock Infinite. Notably difficult to please GameTrailers gave the game a 9.8, calling it “the most significant revision to Zelda’s structure since the landmark release of Ocarina of Time.”
Common areas of praise include the unusual willingness that A Link Between Worlds has to shake up the Zelda formula, the non-linearity, and the fantastic level design. Critics also noted the respect with which it treats A Link to the Past, without seeming like a rehash of the same ideas.
If you were not already sold on this new Zelda title, the tremendous praise that A Link Between Worlds is releasing to sends the message that this is a title that can’t be missed.
As we all know, A Link Between Worlds draws most of its layout and design from the classic A Link to the Past. However, we also know that there are quite a few huge differences that set the two games apart. As told by God is a Geek writer Adam Cook, The BitBlock has given us this awesome video comparing the two games side by side. It is very striking how similar the games really are! Places like Hyrule Castle and Kakariko Village are almost identical, but some other hot spots got a bit of a makeover. It can be seen that the Sanctuary has an additional room, and The Lost Woods, while almost an exact replica of the A Link to the Past version, is not covered in a blanket of fog.
So take a look here at the video and let us know what you think! Does this make you more excited to pick up your copy of A Link Between Worlds next Friday?