Midna’s Helmet is Coming to Breath of the Wild

Nintendo just unveiled the specifics of Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack. Set to release this summer, this initial wave of content includes a Cave of Ordeals-inspired trial, Hard Mode, and eight pieces of armor inspired by previous Zelda titles.

Majora’s Mask and a Tingle outfit are enticing enough, but the inclusion of Midna’s helmet — hair and all! — just has me over the moon. Honestly, when the Twilight Princess Link amiibo was revealed, this armor piece was exactly what I was hoping we’d get. Of course, that ended up not being the case, but at least DLC Pack 1 came through!

Head over to Nintendo’s official site for the full details, and be sure to share your thoughts on this announcement in the comments below!

Check out Zelda Universe’s Twilight Princess: English Dub

Last month, fellow fan site Zelda Universe launched one of its most ambitious projects to date on its YouTube channel: a cinematic re-editing of Twilight Princess that features full-fledged English voiceovers. The overall presentation showcases a deep reverence for the source material, with the performances in the first chapter alone being top-notch.

That said, the most recent entry, which released just yesterday, is particularly noteworthy for its introduction of Midna. Based on the handful of fan-dubs I’ve watched throughout the years, this actress’s performance offers the most convincing portrayal of the mischievous imp yet. Her tone is often condescending enough to sympathize with the perpetual snarl on Link’s face, yet playful enough to remain endearing.

Hit the jump to check out the first two chapters of Twilight Princess: English Dub, and definitely share your thoughts in the comments below!

Read more…

Nintendo Minute Shares Favorite Zelda Games, Gives Shoutout to Midna

This past weekend, Nintendo Minute hosts Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang celebrated Zelda’s 30th anniversary with a rundown of their top three favorite entries in the series. Although there is some overlap — Skyward Sword is on both lists — this video highlights how the franchise as a whole has managed to attract people with radically different tastes.

Yang praises Twilight Princess as her No. 1 pick, and attributes much of the game’s brilliance to everyone’s favorite mischievous imp. Indeed, the air of mystery that surrounds Midna throughout most of the adventure was one of the driving factors of my first play-through.

Check out the video itself after the jump, and be sure to share your top three favorite Zelda games in the comments below!

Read more…

Nintendo releases official illustration for Zelda’s 30th anniversary

Appropriately capping off today’s Zelda festivities, Nintendo released a logo and illustration for the series’ 30th anniversary. The piece showcases iconic characters, including Midna herself, from across the saga’s rich history. Really takes you back, doesn’t it?

Check out the full image after the jump!

Read more…

Midna is Reggie Fils-Aime’s Favorite Zelda Companion

Among the mayhem that was E3 2016, YouTuber The Completionist got a chance to sit down and record an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime. However, the Nintendo of America CEO quickly turned the tables and began to test the interviewer’s Zelda know-how.

Like the best of the Nintendo Direct skits, this charmingly bizarre video boasts more than a handful of great moments. However, the highlight for me is when Reggie kicks off a lightning round of Zelda-related questions.

When asked who his favorite Zelda companion is, The Completionist snaps “Fi!” However, Reggie simply responds “Eh, Midna. Sorry.” The guy’s got it figured out.

The video is chock-full of little moments such as that one, though — definitely give it a watch after the jump!

Read more…