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When you look at this image of Link, what colors make up his clothing? Think you know the answer? Well, what if I told you that the internet just can't decide on the colors of this mysterious garment? These are the Hero's New Clothes, and no one can agree on their actual color. Some say the outfit is simply blue and white, but others swear they see a different set of colors. Through countless hours of heated arguments and fruitless analyses, we still can't figure it out. No matter how sick we are of these types of arguments, we still want a good reason why each person perceives the Hero's New Clothes differently...

UPDATE: The data gathered and analyzed for this particular playthrough of Skyward Sword will not be included in my final evaluation of Handholding in 3D Zelda Games on Home Consoles because it was not held to the same standard as my audits of Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, and The Wind Waker. As a result, my verdict in the Hey, Look, Listen series has been delayed and a new article that reanalyzes handholding in Skyward Sword will be released once I can complete another playthrough of the game and write an analysis.

This decision has less to do with the fact that my first analysis of Skyward Sword excluded certain elements from consideration (listed in the Other Handholding Factors part of this article) and more to do with the fact that I did not judge Skyward Sword by the same criteria as I judged later games in this series. As a result, I am strongly considering a second playthrough of Majora’s Mask for the same reasons...

Today marks the 14th birthday of Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons! These games were Nintendo's first and only attempt in releasing two separate but interconnected games on the same day, each with their own distinct gameplay experience. So in honor of these games' birthday and continued legacy, we're going to decide which of these two is the better game...

Majora's Mask replicas have been floating around the site lately, but one in particular has caught the eye of not just the Zelda fan base, but the Zelda Informer staff as well. The following is an interview with James Sharp, owner of the popular Etsy shop Masenko Props. Masenko Props has sold a slew of merchandise, with latest of which is a highly detailed Majora's Mask replica...

Usurper, usurper! This week's wonderful Cosplay feature is by the lovely Melanie Colley (A.K.A. shinigami714 on deviantArt). The detail and personality put into this costume is superb! You can see the crazy side of Zant, and the costume is very true to form.

Zelda U, slated for a definite 2015 release according to Eiji Aonuma, is going to rock the socks off of many Zelda fans. This open-world adventure taking place in the land of Hyrul–er, wait a minute. Do we really know that Zelda U will be in Hyrule? Could it be in a separate kingdom, or even a separate continent?

Before the flood's creation of the Great Sea in The Wind Waker, we don't really know much about the land masses of the Zelda universe. The entire planet could be one land mass, surrounded by ocean or no ocean at all.

I’ve been part of the Zelda theorizing community for a long time. While I have only on rare occasion come up with my own theories, I have always enjoyed discussing others'. Most of my own personal theories surrounded the Timeline and the order of the games. Of course, my point to theorize about the timeline ended when Hyrule Historia came out. The fun of timeline speculation was that the goal was to try and create the most accurate timeline that Nintendo themselves is actually using. It was a way of truth seeking.

Of course, theorizing in the Zelda kingdom has gone well beyond the timeline, which arguably started the theorizing movement. We have Messages in Majora’s Mask and Philosophy in The Wind Waker, all the way to the debunked Link is Dead theory. There are tetraforce theories and really…far too many to count.

Theorizing is fun and interesting, and gives fans something to enjoy while we wait for the next Zelda game. Still, I feel it is important to understand the two bases on which Zelda theorizing is built. That way we stay as informed as possible as fans and don’t start accepting fiction as reality...

One of the most popular and prevailing theories in the Zelda kingdom today is the Link is Dead theory, which stems from Link dealing with purgatory and the acceptance of his death during the events in Majora’s Mask. In other words, Majora’s Mask never happened, as it was a twisted part of Link’s own mind in purgatory as he went through the five stages of grief, eventually accepting his own death. I'm here to tell you why Link is very much alive during and after Majora's Mask...

Fans of Zelda Informer, The Legend of Zelda games, and of video-game music may have heard the name Jeremiah Sun. Or they may have heard of his self-titled internet soubriquet “The Second Narrator.” He composes and arranges pre-existing video-game music, and he also develops his own games. In addition, Sun’s interests have spurred him to try his hand at digital-music production, which resulted in original soundtracks to the demo game Borealis and his own game, The Gentle Sword.

Yet what has garnered most attention, certainly among Zelda fans, is his most ambitious project to date, the one where he learned how to work with digital music: the Link’s Awakening (LA) orchestration. Sun orchestrated every single one of the 70 original tracks and virtually transformed the 8-bit soundtrack into something on par with an epic film score, replete with full orchestra and vocals. Talk about a monumental undertaking for someone who’s just learning to digitally orchestrate!

On this week's ZI Podcast Adam (your usual host) is joined by Caleb (back again, hopefully for good), Gwen (one of our Copy Editors), and Special Guest Mei-Xing (You can call her Jessica). This week, we discuss the recently released New Nintendo 3DS XL, RPG elements in Zelda, and much more!