- Zelda Eternity
Long time no see, Zelda Eternity readers! Today I’ve come here to let you all know of our latest endeavor.
Behind the scenes, the team at Zelda Eternity is working to provide a better experience for our community. We’re busy redesigning the ins and outs of the site, while also planning the future ahead. As part of this, we are currently looking for someone who would be interested in engaging the Zelda Eternity community.
The Community Manager would be responsible for all aspects of community, acting as a liaison between fans and site staff. The position would entail running Zelda Eternity’s social media outlets and outreaches, as well as the forums for on-site discussion. Additionally, the manager would be organizing community events (anyone remember our Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament?). A Community Manager would need to set time aside to regularly engage and reach out via the aforementioned mediums. The manager would also be representing Zelda Eternity, so it is imperative to have good writing and social skills.
So if you have a passion for Zelda and feel this is your forte, visit the Staff Openings page for application info and to send a message our way.
A recent Miiverse post from Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the highlight of the new DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, the Twilight Princess pack, will be the inclusion of Midna in her true, “twili” form.
This is the form that Midna assumes at the very end of Twilight Princess, when she finally goes back to being a breathtakingly beautiful princess.
She will use the Mirror of Twilight as a weapon. Aonuma said that it’s pretty amazing. In fact, he “can’t describe in words what’s so amazing about it.”
It was also confirmed that there will be many other features in the Twilight Princess pack, including new weapons, costumes, a new adventure map, and a costume for Link that will let you dress him up “as a certain familiar character from the Zelda series.”
For those who blazed through the on-disc content of Hyrule Warriors and just want to play more, this will definitely be a great purchase. Big fans of Twilight Princess will also probably get a kick out of it.
So, what do you think? Will the inclusion of Twili Midna affect your playstyle? What do you think that new Link costume will be? Leave us your thoughts in the comments or on Zelda Eternity’s forums!
The latest Zelda spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, is almost here, and how fitting that I should be the one to bring you a review of it! To give you the most basic rundown, Hyrule Warriors is a crossover between Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda. The aim of the game – primarily from the Dynasty Warriors system – is to maintain control of a vast battlefield. Each map has its own goal for success, and you’ll receive missions throughout the battle which progress you toward the ultimate goal of each scenario.
A quick note from the reviewer before we begin: I didn’t think it wise to give this game a number score. My idea of a good score may be different from your idea of a good score, and it would just boil all I have to say about the game down to an arbitrary number.
Just hours ago, Zelda For Eternity V came to a conclusion. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but the long days and nights you spent with us as we raised money for charity were a blast. Thank you to everyone who attended.
During this 135 hour nonstop marathon, Zelda Eternity was able to raise our goal of $1000.00 for Child’s Play Charity. We deeply appreciate those of you who were able to chip in. Currently, you can actually still donate here (by the way, many donation rewards and requests are now available to watch on the updated Zelda For Eternity page!).
As usual, I must thank the people listed below for their help in this year’s marathon:
Additionally, thanks to Zelda Universe (especially for the exclusive Timeless Haven beta demo preview), Hidden Triforce, Zelda Sanctuary, and Shinesparkers for advertising.
Now, on to some announcements after the jump!
“Wait, what? The marathon’s tomorrow?”
Don’t worry, I didn’t know either. Kidding, but really, it’s tomorrow. Our fifth annual Zelda for Eternity marathon begins tomorrow at 6 PM EST. As always, expect 120+ hours of nonstop Zelda, all in the effort to raise money for Child’s Play Charity and entertain our always appreciated fans of the marathon.
Although I’m sure you know by now, let’s recap on the featured games this year!
1 – Twilight Princess (pt.1) – Elias
2 – A Link to the Past – Garrett/Danny
3 – Link’s Crossbow Training – Garrett/Danny
4 – Zelda Game and Watch – Garrett/Danny
5 – BS The Legend of Zelda – Garrett/Danny
6 – Twilight Princess (pt. 2) – Elias
7 – Wind Waker HD – Shank/Elias
8 – Phantom Hourglass – Elias
9 – Skyward Sword – Shank
10 – Majora’s Mask 3 Heart Challenge – Mike
11 – Ocarina of Time – Shank
12 – ZU Fangame Exclusive Demo Feature: Timeless Haven– Elias/Shank
13 – A Link Between Worlds– Emhave
Lots of fun stuff! I should note that come the second part of Twilight Princess, Elias and Shank will be live together in person. Definitely looking forward to that!
Anyway, Zelda for Eternity is always a blast. Don’t miss out on the fun and join us at 6pm EST tomorrow for the fifth annual summer marathon!
Note: The stream & chat will be available right on our main page (In other words, it /will/ be our main page!).
Are you excited? Well, you should be!
In just 8 days, Zelda for Eternity will return for perhaps its greatest year yet! Tune in July 29th to watch your friendly neighborhood staff members stream nonstop Zelda for days and days! That’s right, over 100 hours of pure entertainment, all for the benefit of Child’s Play Charity (and the fans too!).
Along with a variety of hosts (props to Elias and Shank for meeting up this year), ZFE will feature a variety of games. The full list is after the jump, but most notably A Link Between Worlds and non-canon games such as BS Zelda, Zelda Game & Watch, and Link’s Crossbow Training will be appearing.
But wait, there’s more!
Among the features this year will be a a very popular fan game. Exclusive to ZE, a preview of the beta demo of Zelda Universe’s “Timeless Haven” will be showcased as a blind run by Elias and Shank. ZU’s team is working hard on furthering development, so we’d like to promote their current progress!
So there you have it folks. Block your calendars out starting July 29th at 6 PM EST and join us at Zelda for Eternity V!
Oh and don’t forget to check out the list of games below!
Ladies and gentlemen,
I’m proud to announce the return of the famous Zelda for Eternity marathon!
For the fifth year in a row, some of your favorite staff members will dive into hours of fun-filled gaming to benefit the Child’s Play Charity, as well as you, the fans. Games such as A Link Between Worlds, Phantom Hourglass, and Skyward Sword will be among the crowd, but that’s not all! To shake things up, we also have some unusual additions, such as BS Zelda and Zelda Game and Watch.
The marathon will kick off on July 29th at 6pm EDT with Garrett and a few friends of his. Then, resident party animals Elias and Shank will take over the following day to bring you days of gameplay. ZE founder Mike and resident Norwegian staff member Emhave will also be lending their prowess to the marathon! The plan is to finish the stream by August 4th, but times are always subject to change.
We know this year’s marathon will be a blast with the shenanigans our players are bound to bring, so mark your calendars for July 29th and join us for days of nonstop Zelda!
Nintendo’s E3 2014 Digital Event has just aired, and, with it, came our first glimpse at the new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U. According to Mr. Aonuma, the game will return to its roots and feature a large, open world for players to explore fully, going even so far as to say that players will be able to traverse those mountains you see above that are far, far off into the distance.
As reported this morning by USA Today, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds took home an award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The GDC Awards, held in San Francisco, titled the game as Best Handheld/Mobile Game of this year. A Link Between Worlds was not the only game that won one of the many awards, so check out the article to see if any of your other favorite games took home an honor. Also, don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of ALBW if you haven’t done so already!
Stacey Mason, according to Kotaku.com, is working on a very unique project. Said project will be a very interesting twist on the Legend of Zelda series. The game, titled Adventures of Zelda, will give us a look into what our beloved Princess Zelda does while she waits for Link to save the day. The game will be based upon The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and will, according to Mason, explore “the role of women in games and the game industry through its protagonist’s unfulfilled desires.”
Adventures of Zelda does not have a set release date, but keep an eye on Mason’s website for more information about the game’s development. Hopefully we will see a finished product soon that really is just as great as it looks!