Twitter Giveaway: Get a Chance to Win a Copy of the Twilight Princess Manga

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally out in the open and it’s every bit as addicting as I hoped it would be. Seriously, it’s been a long time since I’ve played a game almost 10 hours straight. I need help!

Link’s long-awaited adventure isn’t the only piece of Zelda content this month, though. On March 14, the first volume of Akira Himekawa’s manga adaptation of Twilight Princess releases in English.

Based on what I’ve seen of the book so far, it looks like a refreshing take on a familiar story — one with its fair share of entertaining character moments. Midna’s introduction in particular is something that I would’ve loved to have seen in the game itself — you’ll know what I mean when you see it.

In any case, what better way to celebrate the manga’s release than with a Twitter giveaway!

It’s pretty straightforward: follow us at @WantMidnaBack and tweet to us your favorite moment from the Zelda series. This can be just about anything — a particular cutscene, a boss fight, a dungeon, simply walking out onto Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time for the first time. Whichever moment from the series is the most powerful to you, let us know! Lastly, be sure to include the hashtag #ZeldaMemories at the end of your tweet. Three people will be picked at random and sent a copy of the Twilight Princess manga. The deadline for submitting a tweet is March 12 at 7 p.m. CST.

Looking forward to hearing everyone’s responses!

Breath of the Wild DLC Expansion Pass Announced

Well, here’s something I never thought I’d see. Nintendo just announced a $20 DLC expansion pass for Breath of the Wild. The first chunk of DLC will release this summer, while the other — which contains new story content — will arrive in winter. For the full details, check out the video after the jump!

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Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Embarks on a Quest

Although I try to not get too caught up in companies’ marketing strategies, the way in which Nintendo has communicated with its fans has just been infectious throughout the past few years. From Reggie Fils-Aime hiring a child as his successor to Bill Trinen’s donut escapades, the company has exhibited a refreshing sense of showmanship.

There’s just something inherently endearing about seeing the CEO of a video game company either act like a complete doofus or present himself with such childlike enthusiasm. I get that it’s all done with the end goal of selling a product, but it’s a form of presentation I wholeheartedly welcome nonetheless.

That said, Nintendo just released a couple of videos chronicling Twilight Princess director and Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma’s heroic trek through the frozen wilds. Throughout his adventure, he encounters not only one of Breath of the Wild’s Guardian enemies, but also the Master Sword itself. Take a look after the jump!

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Smooth McGroove Performs A-Cappella Arrangement of Lake Hylia from Twilight Princess

With Breath of the Wild a mere month away, I figured there’s no better way for me to emotionally prepare myself than by revisiting Link and Midna’s seminal journey. I popped in Twilight Princess HD yesterday and began the refreshingly grueling Hero-Mode-Plus-Ganondorf-Amiibo Challenge.

Coincidentally, YouTuber Smooth McGroove had a somewhat similar idea, albeit one steeped more in artistic expression and effort — y’know, beyond trying to beat a video game. Known for his a-cappella arrangements of classic video game music — including Midna’s Lament — he’s produced some of my favorite fan renditions out there.

His latest piece is none other than the Lake Hylia theme from Twilight Princess. Perfectly capturing the “nostalgic fantasy feeling” that McGroove references in the video description, this is an arrangement that I could listen to on loop for hours. Head past the jump and give it a listen!

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