News and Updates

The Legend of Minecraft

Minecraft has been around for quite some time now. So how long should it take before we start to see Zelda fans creating a full 3D replica of Hyrule? Apparently not long. Members of the GenGAME community have started a project called HyruleCraft to do just that back in April earlier this year, and so far their progress is quite impressive! They've completed a number of locales around OoT's Hyrule, and are getting pretty close to being done with the overworld. Check out their latest video showing off their Kokiri Forest area.

HyruleCraft is made up of fans who must first demonstrate their crafting abilities before they are allowed to join the team. Each Friday at 9pm ET, the team hosts a live video stream so viewers can watch as they go about their work. Tomorrow night, you can join in and catch a live interview with yours truly! Sure sounds to be like a good time! Don't worry, we'll remind ya. I wouldn't want to miss out.

Source: HyruleCraft Weekly Info Page | HyruleCraft Planet Minecraft Page

Full Zelda Symphony Interview with ONM

Zelda Symphony producer Jeron Moore recently gave more details about the 25th Anniversary concerts to Official Nintendo Magazine, but now more details have surfaced and you can read the full interview.

Moore talks about how the project began, and what the direction of the music is taking. He doesn't reveal any of the songs that are to be performed, but he certainly gives enough details to stir up some excitement!

"Fans are in for a treat as they'll be hearing music from The Legend of Zelda like never before. It's everything you remember - except bigger, grander and more immersive."

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concerts are produced by Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. in affiliation with Nintendo. A tour has been announced for North America to begin sometime in 2012, but no dates or locations have been revealed. CDs of recordings from the symphony will be included with copies of Skyward Sword when it launches November 20th.

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine

Zelda Symphony Japan Pictures and Track List

Today marked the official kick off of the series of Zelda Symphony Concerts scheduled for this month. The two Japanese concerts were held earlier today in Tokyo, and thanks to the power of the internet (and Google translate!), we have found pictures from the lobby, and a track list of the songs that were performed.

Pictured above is the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Sumida Triphony Hall. In the audience area, you can see Koji Kondo sitting in front of the orchestra as they rehearse the show. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma also attended the Japanese concert.

Jump inside for more pictures and to see what songs were played!

Freshly Added to the Music Library

This has been a long time coming.. we've finally gotten around to adding a bunch of new songs to our music library! Now you'll be able to enjoy two more hours of Zelda remix splendor, which is a decent amount of fresh content. Some of the new additions were created by some people you've probably already heard, including Jam2995, FamilyJules7x, and some new artists to Radio Hyrule, including CSGuitar89, hylianensemble, and Blake Robinson.

Happy listening!

Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote Event Results Announcement

Last month, submissions for a short animation continuing the celebration of The Legend of Zelda using the Nintendo DSi's Flipnote Studio ended. The entries are now being reviewed by Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis & Development Division, including Miyamoto-san and Aonuma-san. Next week, on Friday 14th October 2011, results will be revealed and winners will be announced.

Source: Official Site of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary by Nintendo

Zelda Symphony Producer Reveals New Details to ONM

Jeron Moore, producer of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concerts recently told Official Nintendo Magazine UK that the 2012 world symphony tour will consist of four movements. Two of them will be performed this month at the three concert locations. Before you fall concert ticket holders storm off because you don't get to see all four movements performed at the fall shows, think about what this probably means.

This supports our recent speculation regarding the musical content of the shows. Since only two of the four movements are being performed at the fall concerts, that must mean they are performing other songs (like Gerudo Valley and the boss medley) to replace the two movements not being performed. Does this mean that we won't hear these other songs in the future? Who knows, only time will tell. Read more for the direct quotes.

Speculation: What to Expect from the Zelda Symphony

The time is near. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert is making its global debut in Japan this coming Monday, October 10. The sold out show is the first of three concerts worldwide being held to commemorate the series for 25 years of wonderful music. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Taizō Takemoto at the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Two more concerts are scheduled to follow, the second being at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on October 21st, and the third being at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London on October 25th.

So what kind of things can we expect to hear about the upcoming shows? Which songs are the most likely to be performed at the concerts? Hop inside and see what we think.

New Robin Williams Advertisement for Four Swords Anniversary Edition

Back before the release of Ocarina of Time 3D, we found out that American actor Robin Williams is an avid Zelda fan who went as far as to name his daughter after the series. Since then, Robin and Zelda Williams have starred in a string of commercials for OoT 3D, and now a new advertisement for Four Swords Anniversary Edition.

You can also check out an alternate edit of the commercial if you can't get enough Williams!

Source: NintendoWorldReport via Zelda Informer