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Guitar Collaboration Rocks the Great Sea

Radio Hyrule artists Jam2995 and TheDelRe team up once again to make an awesome guitar arrangement of a favorite Zelda song. Last time they tackled Twilight Princess's Hyrule Field. This time they set sail and made their own rendition of The Great Sea from Wind Waker. Have a listen!

Check out the rest of these talented individuals' videos on their channels: Jam2995 | TheDelRe

Nintendo Drops Skyward Sword Character Backgrounds

In a recent press release, Nintendo revealed some general background information regarding some of the major characters in Skyward Sword. There's nothing particularly revealing announced, making it a safe read for those of you who are trying to avoid major spoilers. This is coming straight from Nintendo; they're not going to want to spoil their own game.

Nintendo also reiterated their plans to include a special bonus CD featuring recordings of select songs from the upcoming Zelda Symphony concerts. More details are said to be on the way, so stay tuned!

Hop inside for the full announcement.

Zelda Symphony LA Sold Out

Well folks, after two months of being on sale, tickets for the Zelda Symphony concert in Los Angeles appear to have completely sold out. The Pantages Theater will be jam-packed with over 2,600 of Zelda's biggest fans to have what is expected to be the biggest single celebration of The Legend of Zelda in Nintendo history.

If you still have your heart dead-set on finding a ticket to the concert, your best bet would be to search online. Here is an offer posted on Craigslist, and there's also a listing on StubHub as well. Those of you who are looking to be welcomed as a VIP guest still have the option available, assuming you have $5,499 to buy the ticket off eBay.

That might not be a bad deal for someone who can afford the price. The fall concerts are said to be unique to the tour that is to start next year, making this a once in a lifetime concert opportunity. Not only that, but VIP packages include: "premium orchestra section seating plus a post-concert Meet and Greet, autograph session and photo opportunity with the conductor, producers of the show and other special guests, as well as exclusive memorabilia."

Source: Zelda Symphony Ticketmaster Page

Skyward Sword Trailer: Tools of the Trade

Nintendo has released yet another trailer for Skyward Sword, this time focusing on "tools of the trade." It's a pretty short video, contains no spoilers, and has some amazing music to go with it! The music has a very celtic feel, reminiscent of Wind Waker, yet distinctly different. Check it out!

You would think that after waiting 5 years for Skyward Sword, 50 days wouldn't make much difference. Yet, I'm sure if I asked any excited Zelda fan, it's going to feel like the longest 50 days ever.

Source: Zelda Informer

Win Tickets to Zelda Symphony UK from Classic FM

British radio station Classic FM is giving their listeners a chance to attend The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert. Ten lucky winners will be the recipients of a pair of tickets to the October 25th at London's Hammersmith Apollo! What's the catch?

First, you have to be a resident of the UK or Northern Ireland. But here's the real kicker: You must be able to correctly answer the age-old question, "What is the name of the main character in the Zelda series?" I could see this question being quite vicious if one of the four choices of answers was "Zelda," however, that is not the case. Good luck figuring that one out!

Source: Classic FM Contest Page | Zelda Symphony Homepage

Can You Name This Zelda Song?

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary released a photo on their Facebook profile of one of the pages of the scores from the symphony! Only some of the parts are readable, but given the clues, you should be able to figure out what song it is and what game it's from. Take a look!

Are you stumped? Hop inside for the answer.

Zelda News from the 3DS Conference

On Tuesday, Nintendo held a conference to primarily focus on the future of the 3DS. Before getting to any 3DS information, the event opened up right away with more Zelda announcements.

First, they showed off a new CGI trailer of Skyward Sword Link flying with a loftbird. Next it was Shigeru Miyamoto's turn to play through portions of Skyward Sword. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition was also announced to be released later this month! The game is not just a port of the GameBoy Advance or the Gamecube versions, as it will now include a singleplayer mode, new environments in the style of past games such as Link's Awakening and A Link to the Past, and local Wi-Fi multiplayer. This will be available to download free of charge at the DSi Shop and 3DS eShop for a limited time from 28th September, 2011 to 20th February, 2012. To help promote eShop sales, Nintendo 3DS Prepaid cards featuring Zelda artwork will be available to buy from the October 3rd through February 20th.

Read more for new Skyward Sword and Four Swords videos.

Video Game Heroes Concert Overview

September 2, 2011, British video gamers were given a chance to immerse themselves into their favorite video games as a full symphony orchestra performed their favorite songs. The evening offered a rare opportunity to enjoy a captivating experience that conjures up both a taste of nostalgia and a sense of adventure.

Video Game Heroes

Video Game Heroes was performed by the famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted by arranger Andrew Skeet. The set list included music from game sounds never before played live on stage until recent times, such as Modern Warfare, LittleBigPlanet, 007: Blood Stone, and even Angry Birds!

Of course, there were the all-time favourites too like Mario, Final Fantasy, Halo and Metal Gear Solid. Let's not forget Zelda too! Videos inside.