- Zelda Eternity
“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!).
When you work in a place like this, you eventually get used to seeing multiple Majora’s Mask 3D rumors per month, but even I must admit that this one, posted on Gonintendo.com on the 14th of July, bears a certain credibility.
This time around we have a photograph of a store shelf in a Canadian Target store labeled with “3DS ZELDA MSK,” an obvious reference to the long rumored Majora’s Mask 3D.
This should all be taken with a grain of salt, as it could be a hoax. This NeoGAF thread, however, seems to answer a lot of questions and lend credibility to the rumor.
Check out the picture after the jump.
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!
What’s in a Zelda game? Well, you’re on a Zelda fansite, so surely you know enough to realize that puzzles and adventuring are prevalent in the Zelda series. The hero, Link, wields sword and shield, collects tools that help him on his quest, and navigates labyrinths, defeats monsters, eventually thwarts the main threat of the story, and saves the world.
We can go on and on about Zelda games that break The Zelda Formula™ – Majora’s Mask, for example – but those are still Zelda games at heart. They have all the necessary motifs.
What I’m talking about are games that go way off base to make a game with the name Zelda (or Link, Hyrule, etc.) appended to it, without actually being a Zelda game.
Let’s start with the CD-i games.
Just kidding. Those weren’t even made by Nintendo. Those were the product of another developer having the license to make Zelda games, so they took advantage of that and made something that, to many of us, didn’t actually happen. Seriously, block those ones from your mind.
Block what from your mind?
If this screenshot from one of the CD-i games looks like a black square, you’re doing it right.
Hey, everyone! Alan is back with a new Spoils Bag episode all the way from VidCon 2014! He’s joined by our administrator Elias to talk about Hyrule Warriors, as well as answer some of your (our) questions. Check it out below!
But that’s not all! Check out two other Zelda-related videos after the jump featuring the dynamic duo again, this time doing a Zelda knowledge challenge on Alan’s channel and Elias talking about the Zelda creation myth on the All For Geek Alliance!
A while back, scans from Famitsu Magazine revealed that characters from Skyward Sword will be appearing in Hyrule Warriors.
These specifically are Fi, Ghirahim, and The Imprisoned, with Fi being confirmed as a playable character and the other two at least appearing as boss battles.
Later on, My Nintendo News reported on further details from Famitsu in this article. These include that Fi’s fighting style will feature her floating above the ground and transforming into a sword for slashing attacks, reflecting her role in Skyward Sword. We can only hope that it doesn’t feature her singing.
They also reported on Ghirahim’s fighting style featuring magical swords and enemy summoning. For further details, check out the original article here.
A short while later, Nintendo made the official reveal worldwide, and accompanied it with screenshots.
Check out some of those screenshots after the jump.
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.
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!