The comic adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori’s original pages of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past– published in 1992 through Nintendo Power– have been republished. It’s a refreshing difference to the current manga scene, by offering classic 90’s style artwork that will be sure to fill you up with nostalgia. IGN UK have provided a review of the graphic novel, and apart from an apparently anti-climatic ending, the comic is done really well and gives a bit of personality to Link’s character– a worthy tribute to the legendary game. Will you be picking up a copy?
Adaptations to another medium always bear the burden of expectations. But the graphic novel of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past strikes a fine balance between rehashing the story of a video game and building its own take on this epic Hyrule Adventure. Ishinomori’s interpretation of Link and Hyrule has significant voice and personality. Even though the ending is abrupt, it’s not hard to enjoy this effort to transfer the video game story to an epic comic book adventure.
Fans who attend the Symphony of the Goddesses concerts will get a chance to pick up a new collection of Zelda comics in a Zelda: A Link To The Past graphic novel, available to concert-goers ahead of its release next week.
The new novel collects a series of comics by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) that was first serialized in Nintendo Power magazine back in the 1990s. Long out-of-print, this stunning, full-color edition is available once again for the first time in more than two decades, and Symphony visitors will have the chance to check it out early! VIZ will also be selling a series of collected Zelda manga by Akira Himekawa at performances, featuring adventures from Majora’s Mask, Ocarina of Time, and more.
Featuring brand new music and visuals, including pieces from the recently remasteredThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and the addition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Symphony of the Goddesses has been touring its “Master Quest” across North America, Japan, and Europe, with new concerts and locations recently added to the tour. Upcoming performances include:
- Miami, Florida, James L Knight Center; May 5
- Edmonton, Alberta, Northern Jubilee; May 20
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; May 22
- Calgary, Alberta, Southern Jubilee; May 23
- Montreal, Quebec, Place des Arts; May 30
- Las Vegas, Nevada, The Venetian; June 10
- Los Angeles, California, Walt Disney Concert Hall; June 14
- Austin, Texas, The Long Center PAC; June 20 (two shows)
- San Diego, California, Copley Symphony Hall; July 11
- Orlando, Florida, Dr. Phillips Center; June 18
- San Francisco, California, Davies Symphony Hall; Aug. 29
- Durham, North Carolina, Durham Performing Arts Center; Sep. 10
- St. Louis, Missouri, Powell Hall; Sep. 11, 12, 13
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mann Center; Sep. 18
- Providence, Rhode Island, Providence Performing Arts Center; Sep. 25
- Chicago, Illinois, Auditorium Theatre; Oct. 1
- Indianapolis, Indiana, Old National Center; Oct. 2
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Theatre; Oct. 3
- New York City, Barclays Center; Oct. 13
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Do you love The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past? Then you’re going to love this. This is combining my two most favourite things– a fun little mash-up of two legendary worlds, and really well made. If Netflix ever did make a live-action Zelda series styled like Game of Thrones, maybe they should steal this intro!
If you saw our previous post, you’ll know there’s a little rumour going around that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess could be coming to the Nintendo 3DS, after someone apparently got a hit on StreetPass of someone who’d recently been playing Twilight Princess 3D.
Obviously being assumed to be a fake, twitter user TaDavidID then posted a photo of his full console to add some credibility.
But, we still weren’t convinced. So, as he promised, he posted a Vine of him bumping into the Mii on StreetPass again. It’s enough to get your heart racing a bit, especially when other people have tweeted about finding the same thing.
A reddit user pointed out that these can easily be faked through the use of Homebrew applications, to make it look like you’re playing any game which, according to this report, looks like what happened.
They had me going for a minute there, but this is likely to be fake, as much as we’d all love to see a remake of Twilight Princess.
Ah, it’s good old rumour time! Turns out someone apparently got a StreetPass hit at The Legend of Zelda Symphony Concerts. Nothing unusual about that. What is odd is that the game they were apparently previously playing was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Nintendo 3DS. Now we all know the game hasn’t been announced, but if it’s legit it’s likely to be for the New Nintendo 3DS.
We have yet to get the Collectible Badge Centre over here, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting some footage of the lovely new Legend of Zelda themed pins and badges that have popped up. Let’s hope that it eventually makes its way over the west sooner rather than later, as I’m sure a lot of you would love to collect them.
If you’re a fan of Nintendo merchandising and don’t live in the United Kingdom then you might want to check out The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess online store. There’s a range of Zelda themed t-shirts and posters on offer which are being sold for a reasonable price. You can check out all the lovely goods, here.