Wind Waker HD Trailer

At the most recent Nintendo Direct conference, the first trailer of Wind Waker HD was released. Here it is:

While maintaing the core of the original gamecube game, the graphics look absolutely phenomenal. This game is bound to bring out a lot of nostalgia, and I am sure fans will appreciate that.

“It’s Dangerous To Go Alone” – A Zelda Documentary

“It’s Dangerous To Go Alone” is a project to create a documentary about The Legend of Zelda series. The producers had a kickstarter up to raise money, but sadly, it was unsuccessful, raising only $15,000 out of their $50,000 goal. On their kickstarter page, you can find project details as well as a teaser trailer and behind the scenes footage. Although the team did not raise as much money as they would have hoped to raise, they state on their Facebook Page that they have not given up:

“Hey everyone – thanks so much for your support with this project! It’s unfortunate it just couldn’t gain the ground we’d hoped, despite some great press and a fun marketing idea.

But, we DO plan to continue with this project. In fact, it’s strengthened our resolve and even generated a few fun narrative ideas. To use an appropriate cliche – what doesn’t kill this documentary will make it stronger. We have more than a few interested financiers, and we’re right now in talks to figure out our best course of action.

Please sign up for the newsletter (and like the FB page if you haven’t already) so that we can give you updates as we move forward. Thank you again so much for your support…it’s you and your interest that will keep this project alive!”

Let’s hope we can help to keep this project alive, because it appears that it will be a great contribution to The Zelda Community!

3D Models of The Legend of Zelda items

The guys at Hyrule Foundry have 3D printed all the items from the original Legend of Zelda! Items ranging from Swords to Rupees were modeled and printed as replicas. However, the items are fairly small and in some cases are comparable to the size of a Quarter. Hyrule Foundry has some of these replicas up for sale on their Zelda Fan Art Store. They also offer tutorials on how you can make these at home, but the process is very time consuming and hard to perfect:

After hour upon hour, day after day of staring at my computer endlessly clicking and shaping I was about half done. But I couldn’t stop now halfway through.  A little break to play the game of my inspiration and then back to work click by click until there it was rendered and ready to 3D print. – Hyrule Foundry

Not only that, but a 3D printer is also very expensive, and can cost over $2000. It’s definitely easier and cheaper just to purchase the set from Hyrule Foundry.

Here are some notable models:

Do you think Nintendo will use this as an opportunity to make some money? Will they start making their own models, in hopes of bringing in customers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Zelda Minecraft Texture Packs

Zelda Minecraft Texture Packs

Welcome to our zelda minecraft texture packs page! If you want your texture pack featured, simply post up a comment or send us an email!

Majora’s Craft
This is a very nice pack based on Majora’s Mask. Has some very neat features, such as Termina’s Moon and many items and blocks being skinned on familiar items from the Zelda series! So far, this is my favourite Zelda-themed texture pack.
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Ultimate ZeldaCraft
Features Zelda-style items, villagers and mobs as well as an impressive set of blocks.
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Oracle of Seasons Texture Pack
Love the Oracles series? This texture pack is for you!
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Miyamoto Interview on Legend of Zelda

Recently, Shigeru Miyamoto admitted he never expected the Legend of Zelda would become a ‘mainstream’ genre. Said Miyamoto, “A world of swords and magic really wasn’t considered mainstream at the time.”

Miyamoto: When I was making The Legend of Zelda, it was very plain. (laughs)

Iwata: (laughs)

Miyamoto: I didn’t think that genre would be seen as something so mainstream. I really didn’t expect the response I got when I first made The Legend of Zelda. A world of swords and magic really wasn’t considered mainstream at the time.

Iwata: Was it? Miyamoto: The Neverending Story almost got really popular around that time. It was a world started off with such a message as: “Here kid, Take this sword.” (laughs) In a word, it was plain.

Iwata: In that sense, The Legend of Zelda and Steel Diver are the same to you.

Miyamoto: I think so. But when I said they’re both plain, I only meant it in the sense that they’re not attention-grabbers. I believe they’re the same in the way that they’re both something fun. It’s just a matter of presentation to get more people interested in it. I think the original themes are relatively plain for most of the games.

Source: GoNintendo