- Zelda Eternity
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!
A recent “Pic of the day” Miiverse post from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game the classic bottled fairies from The Legend of Zelda series will be appearing as an item. Not much is known about their use, although Sakurai stated that they can “even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage.”
It’s unclear what exactly this means, although it is something for Zelda fans to look forward to when the game launches for Wii U and 3DS sometime this year.
Check out the original Miiverse post here.
Source: My Nintendo News
Nintendo uploaded a video today that reveals an interesting secret from the original The Legend of Zelda game. In the video, the player easily destroys the Dodongo lurking in stage eight by simply setting a bomb in front of the Dodongo’s path, destroying it as it approaches said bomb. Take a look at the video and Nintendo’s other videos let us know if you were surprised at this strategy.
Early this morning an interesting and revealing article about Eiji Aonuma’s role in The Legend of Zelda series was posted by Computer and Video Games (CVG). In said piece, Aonuma reveals some interesting tidbits, such as his role in creating Majora’s Mask and not even finishing the original The Legend of Zelda game! Aonuma also opened up about the Triforce challenge in The Wind Waker (“At the end of the production we fought against the clock and there were parts that I was forced to approve even though it didn’t feel complete[.]“) See the original article here for some more fun facts about him (including a slideshow of other games he had a hand in creating).