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We here at Zelda Eternity may have our own Zelda marathon for charity coming up, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the remarkable work and devotion of others to put on their own Zelda livestreams for charity.
Starting today the team over at zeldathon.net will be playing Zelda games continuously for over a week with the goal of raising over $100,000 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Yes, you read that right, if the donation goal is reached, this will truly be an event for the ages.
To keep things interesting, the Zeldathon team is introducing the “Adventure System,” by which the next game to be played will be earned by reaching a certain donation goal. If all goes as planned, they will be playing every game in the Zelda series, and then some.
Don’t miss out! Hop on over to zeldathon.net where the marathon will be beginning in less than 3 hours, or, if you’re reading this in the future, it has already begun. Also, be sure to donate if you can.
A while back, we reported on an upcoming project by our good friends at the Shinesparkers called “Harmony of Heroes”, a fan-arrangement album of songs from the entire Super Smash Bros. series.
Well, just recently they launched their website and put out a second trailer for our viewing (but mostly listening) pleasure. Visit their website here, and check out the trailer above.
This is definitely something for fans of Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, Metroid, Star Fox, F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Kirby, and yes, The Legend of Zelda, to keep track of. If you are any of those things, mark your calendars, or at least leave a few pages free for marking, because Harmony of Heroes releases digitally for free this fall.
Check out one of their Zelda-related art assets by Feri Gonzáles after the jump.
For over 2 years the folks over at Game Art HQ have been working on a project called Link’s Blacklist, a collaborative art tribute to the cornucopia of nefarious creatures skulking through the hallowed halls of the Zelda series.
They just recently updated the project with a handful of new pieces, including some of the bosses of A Link Between Worlds, bringing the total count up above 200!
This massive collaboration of over 40 artists is nothing to sneeze at, so be sure to check it out here (slightly NSFW).
Gaze in awe at some examples after the jump.
Here at Zelda Eternity, we’re big fans of artsy homages to the Zelda series. It seems that if you share in this appreciation, Belgian artist Vadu Amka is your man, as his custom modded consoles are top-notch eye candy for art loving gamers.
While he mods consoles to honor many different gaming franchises, several of the pieces featured in his extensive resume are related to our beloved Zelda series, and these examples happen to be particularly easy on the eyes.
Hit the jump if you want to get that feeling of wishing you have something that you’ll never have.
Hello, Zelda Eternity viewers! If you like Zelda Music and VGM-acapella, today you’re in for a treat. Check out the video below to hear Link’s adventures with a musical twist!
Every once in a while, the Zelda fanbase puts out something that is just really awesome to look at. Take, for example, this creation by Michael Eurek.
What we have here is a complete recreation of the Temple of Time as it appears in Ocarina of Time using the cutting-edge technology offered by Unreal Engine 4. The result is beautiful and awe-inspiring.
It’s not just the polygon count or texture resolution, but also the remarkable lighting that make this piece really stand out. Nathaniel Arnold’s original arrangement of the Song of Time doesn’t hurt, either.
The artwork of Katsuya Terada is well known to many long time Zelda fans and Nintendo Power subscribers, though we have not been treated to it in a great long while.
Well, DeviantART user MrEgaku has seen to it that we will no longer need to wish for a return to Terada’s art style, as he is in the process of creating a fantastic silent re-imagining of the original NES classic in comic form, using the unique art style of Katsuya Terada.
So far, he is about up to the first dungeon, so it may be worth checking back regularly and following his progress.
The Esquirebob Animations Youtube channel just recently posted an animation of the classic Legend of Zelda storyline, but with a unique and unusual twist: Link is fat.
It may sound simplistic and silly, but with high quality animation and a fitting original score, it actually has a sense of humor and charm that can be easily appreciated. Be sure to give it a watch if you like offbeat comedy.
If you liked this, you can check out the Esquirebob Animations Youtube channel here where you can find a number of similar gaming animations.
Ever since Minecraft became a thing that people did, Zelda fans have been thinking of creative ways to take elements from the Zelda series and transplant them into Mojang’s indie phenomenon. Well just last week, a very well known Youtube personality, SethBling, figured out a way to make Zelda-style bombs in completely unmodified Minecraft.
Give it a watch to see how it works.
If you like stuff like this in Minecraft, be sure to check out SethBling’s channel here as this is pretty much what he does.
Look who’s on the homepage again! That’s right, Smooth McGroove has just given us another spectacular one-man acapella of a Zelda song. This time, it’s the dungeon theme from the original NES game.
Mr. McGroove’s work has been consistently amazing, so be sure to leave a like on his channel and subscribe if you haven’t already.