The Future of Hyrule Historia

| 2012年8月24日

Now that the official localization of Hyrule Historia has been announced, you’re probably wondering about the future of the fan translation project on the site. Here’s where I have a confession to make: I’m now involved with the official localization. As such, out of respect to Dark Horse, we will not be uploading the remaining […]

Letter to a Staffer – The Mystery of the Travelling Salesman

| 2012年8月19日

Recently, I managed to track down the contact information of a number of game developers, in the hopes of respectfully asking them about longstanding gaming mysteries. Today, I share with you the results of my correspondence with a staffer that worked on FFVII. Like most things on the site, it’s been translated from Japanese. Let’s […]

Pg. 43 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月15日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Snow. Faron Woods The Big Tree: Skyview Temple: A wide range of mould and spores covering the floor and walls. Official Art for Skyview Temple Related ArticlesPg. 222 Spirit Tracks […]

Pg. 42 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月15日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Snow. Faron Woods Faron Woods: A symbolic big tree surrounded by a vast forest, with various creatures gathering around it for its blessing. The forest is inhabited by […]

An Inside Look at Konami’s Nintendo Games

| 2012年8月15日

It’s 2003 and Kazuhiro Aoyama, a former Konami programmer, discusses several of the company’s famous NES titles from an insider’s point of view. His statements were retrieved from Game Staff List Association Japan, a Japanese website that, among other things, aims to summarize, transcribe, and categorize interviews with video game developers. Click on each game’s […]

Pg. 41 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月14日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Zeldalady. Sealed Grounds Area for Big Boss Battle 2 This is when the boss appears. Black stains appear on the ground. I want smoke to bubble out, as […]

Pg. 40 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月14日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Zeldalady. Sealed Grounds Sealed Grounds: This is where Link first falls to earth. This is where evil beings sleep. It is also where the Goddess sleeps for thousands […]

The Music of Mr. Gimmick

| 2012年8月14日

This June 29th, 2011 interview with Sunsoft composer Masashi Kageyama was conducted by Shun Arita of Cyzo. Kageyama composed the music for the little-known masterpiece Mr. Gimmick (also known as Gimmick!), a Famicom game that only saw release in Japan and Scandinavia. It was commissioned by sharc. You can listen to the Mr. Gimmick soundtrack […]

Pg. 39 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月13日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Zeldalady. Inside the Thunderhead Final Sketch for the Ocular Parasite, Bilocyte “Our first concept was “Let’s have a fight with a huge boss in the sky while riding […]

Pg. 38 Skyward Sword Concept Art

| 2012年8月13日

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Zeldalady. Inside the Thunderhead Final Sketch For the Great Spirit of the Skies, Levias Final Sketch for Levias (Possessed Form) Inside the Thunderhead: Related ArticlesWriting Systems of HyruleAs […]