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TGIF! It's time to celebrate the end of a long work week with Zelda Informer's Photoshop Contest. This week we're going to climb straight to the top of the corporate ladder and look at Zelda in the most business-like way possible. It may sound too serious, but it might be a good idea to restore our professionalism after the outrageousness that was last week's contest: Loftwing Evolution...

It's been quite a few years since the Hyrule Historia's release in 2011, meaning it's been quite a few years since fans were given an official Zelda timeline. The timeline seemed like a godsend to the many fans that fervently theorized and debated the chronology of each Zelda game. But how did the release of an official timeline - a conclusive chronology - really affect Zelda fan theories and Zelda fan culture in general. We're here today to debate whether the official timeline ultimately helped or hurt fan theories...

Link has been known as a silent protagonist since the very first game that came out. Sure, over the years he’s had his various grunts and even audibly says “come on” in The Wind Waker, but he’s been one of gaming’s poster children for a silent protagonist. But is Link actually mute? Does he truly not say anything at all?

Link actually does speak and he speaks fairly often, but how come there is a perception that Link “shouldn’t be speaking” every time a comic, fan made short, or really anything related to Zelda comes into existence? Why do fans actually think Link is a mute...

The year of 2001 saw the release of two handheld Zelda titles: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. These two games were unique in many ways; the games featured settings and characters not seen anywhere else in the series, they connected to each other via a password system, and they were primarily developed by Capcom. While aspects of the Oracle games have survived in future titles, these games have not been revisited since they were released. Today, we ask if this pair of Zelda games should be expanded on, perhaps even as a full-fledged sub-series...

It's that time again for the cosplay of the week and this time we are featuring the fabulous Ghirahim from Skyward Sword! This cosplay was made by KoryXIII and modeled by cosplayer dtrreu, who embraced his inner Ghirahim. KoryXIII and dtrreu are from Spain, and share the hobby of cosplay - KoryXIII even takes commissions! KoryXIII did an amazing job crafting this costume, while dtrreu proved to be quite the model...

Nintendo does not often offer its classic franchises to third-party developers. Only with a precise combination of quality, consumer appeal, and creative control will Nintendo even consider handing off one of its big IP's to an outside company. The Legend of Zelda is no exception. Only a few rare third-party studios have had their hands on Zelda, each with a varying degree of success. However with the third-party success of Hyrule Warriors, we should discuss what other developers deserve a chance to make their own Zelda game...

Hello there, it's time again for the weekly ZI caption contest! Rod is here filling in for Jei this week, and that means I get the pleasure of presenting all the winners from last week. The provided image may have featured the absolute worst character in the Zelda series, but that didn't stop fans from putting some hilarious words in Fi's mouth. Jei has a set of very strict rules that entries should follow, but that doesn't mean I couldn't bend the rules a bit to choose the winners...

It doesn't feel like all too long ago that The Wall Street Journal reported Nintendo partnering with Netflix to produce a live-action Zelda series. Amongst a whirlwind of speculations, Satoru Iwata finally commented on the proposed series by stating that "the article in question is not based on correct information." While not a complete confirmation that the series isn't in production, the statement means that whatever comes of this supposed deal won't be what was initially expected. Whatever the outcome, we want to know how you will feel if the series never sees the light of day...

Earlier this year I talked about 3 huge reasons I am frustrated with Nintendo to start 2015 and all of these reasons still hold true today. While I do talk about Nintendo a lot, specifically when it comes to the The Legend of Zelda series since it is my all time favorite video game franchise, I do so because of how much I enjoy them overall. Obviously I wouldn't be Editor-in-Chief of Zelda Informer if I wasn't, at the core, a pretty big Nintendo fan. So even though I have what I feel are some very valid reasons to be frustrated with them (and I know many of you have others, such as amiibo...


Zelda U has been pushed back to 2016, and this just gives fans more time to speculate about potential villains, gameplay mechanics, and even timeline placement. The majority of Zelda fans have placed Zelda U right after Skyward Sword, but it could just as easily slide into other areas on the timeline...