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This week's episode of the ZI Podcast welcomes UFC Featherweight champion Cole Miller to talk about his love for Zelda and all things Nintendo. We geek out about a recent rendition of the Hylian shield, present some of our own fan theories about Ocarina of Time, and debate whether or not Epona is really a companion. Your cast for this week is...

Satoru Iwata has finally commented on the Netflix Zelda TV Series rumors. While he has nothing to announce at this time, suggesting they are indeed planning some sort of TV Show for something at Nintendo, he did want to point out that the initial news about the Zelda Netflix TV Show was based on incorrect information. However, the way it is stated suggests that the TV Show may very much be a reality, just not in the way described. It is possible that what was reported was one of merely several different ideas pitched to Nintendo. We have no way of knowing...


Our weekly podcast keeps chugging along, with special guest PaperBoxHouse. We sit down to talk about the recently released Mario Party 10, the new trailer for the movie Pixels, and the recent string of interviews with top Nintendo executives. Your host as always for this week is Adam (who can’t pronounce anything properly), and your cast of lovable adventurers includes: Jake (wants a Gold Mario Amiibo), Caleb (triggered as usual), and special guest for this week Alfred/PaperBoxHouse (he’s still holding out for Super Mario Galaxy 3). Tune in to hear our weekly news roundup, as well as Adam’s secret Kingdom Hearts/Metal Gear Solid fan fiction...

Last week, we featured an amazing stop motion video featuring none other than our hero in green, Link, using nearly everything in his arsenal to take down monsters. At the time of this writing, that video has reached over 73,000 views on YouTube, unsurprisingly. We were so captivated with this animation that we contacted the man behind it to learn a bit more about how it came to be. Not only did he answer our questions, but he gave us exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the process, and provided hints about what stop motion animation adventures could be next for Link.  Head inside for the details!

Many would agree that Majora's Mask has some of the strongest characters in the entire Zelda series. Eiji Aonuma has admitted before that the game was meant to appeal to a more adult audience, and this fact is proven in the well-developed, more serious characters. In a recent interview with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, Aonuma explained how many of the characters and scenarios present in Majora's Mask are inspired by the developers' personal experiences, some of which being extremely serious...

In a recent interview with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma took the time to speak more on the one year development cycle of the original Majora's Mask. While we may have already seen several interviews regarding the subject, this particular one gives some insight on how the team was affected by the heavy workload. He also explains how he and Yoshiaki Koizumi (current Mario series producer) divided their efforts to successfully finish the game...


This week on the ZI Podcast, we discuss how motion capture can ruin a game, Adam talks about why he thinks 3D Zelda games are better than 2D, and the problems with Frozen. Casters for this week are Adam (Normal and Post), Chris (He brings the dank memes), Caleb (He's very sleepy), and EsquireBob (We just call him Porter).

Those of you who view site frequently might have seen us cover A Quick History of Hyrule, done by the very talented YouTube channel GamesBrained. Just recently we talked about another video from the same channel, centered on two little known Zelda-titles...

Earlier today we posted a rather lengthy, mostly comedic, interview with the Happy Mask Salesman, who was most likely represented by a developer at Nintendo. No matter how you slice it, it was an official Nintendo interview, meaning what was said holds some value depending on what was being responded to. In this case, Happy Mask Salesman stated that he may be returning in a future Zelda title, all but suggesting that this is going to occur. Of course, this could mean nothing - just that Happy Mask Saleman's journey through Hyrule and other various lands...

One of the explicit goals of Hyrule Warriors was to expose those from both sides of the Zelda x Dynasty Warriors fanbase to a game series they may have not experienced.  Judging by the number of Zelda fans who experienced and enjoyed the title, it seems safe to say that this did successfully get them to try out the Dynasty Warriors franchise.  While we don't have specific numbers, the benefits Koei Tecmo enjoyed seem to be rather pronounced, and they may help revitalize their franchise.  In an interview with UK publication MCV...