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The Legend of Zelda community news and discussion

ZUCast Zelda Universe

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The Legend of Zelda community news and discussion

    ZUCast XX: Celebrating What Was, What Could Have Been, and What Could Still Be!

    ZUCast XX: Celebrating What Was, What Could Have Been, and What Could Still Be!

    Hey, Zelda fans! 2021 has been a rough year for many of you—this has been, like, the longest year for me—and the general lack of Zelda stuff has not made it any easier. Hopefully, the five episodes we put out before this one this year have made it just a little bit more tolerable!




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    If you found us through Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, or some other podcatcher, then I encourage you to check out our website, zeldauniverse.net; we publish Legend of Zelda- and Nintendo-related news, exclusive editorial content and features, game guides, and more. You can also subscribe to ZeldaUniverseTV on YouTube and Twitch, or join our large, welcoming forum community!





    This is actually our twentieth episode since we returned from the dead in 2018! While I had wanted to do a little more for it than what we ended up doing, I did get to co-host this episode with my friend and yours, Elias Thompson, and had a great time doing it. Plus, we have a slate of thought-provoking content, including the return of a segment that we haven't had in a while, as well as a guest segment from former Zelda Universe and Zelda Wiki "tech guy" Justin! So, without further ado, here's the rundown for this episode:



    (due to time constraints, the segment timestamps are not yet available below but will be added in the coming week)



    Zelda History, Part 6: 2011-2015
    Presented by Shona
    Hey Listen!: Reflecting on the 35th Anniversary
    Presented by Brian
    An Introduction to Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
    Presented by Justin Folvarcik, former ZU DevOps head
    What If Zelda Was…an Unpacking Game?
    Presented by Randy
    Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    Oops! I Crapped My Pants (Bloopers)




    Zelda Universe also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok (@ZeldaUniverse), and Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch (@ZeldaUniverseTV). We also have a website, zeldauniverse.net, which is older than any of those social media sites. You can leave feedback about the ZUCast on said social media sites, in our email inbox at podcast@zeldauniverse.net, or on the Zelda Universe Forums, which again, has been around longer than those social media sites. We're old, is what I think I'm getting at.



    With the Breath of the Wild sequel (probably) out next year, you can look forward to some particularly awesome episodes from us coming in the near future! As to what else awaits all of us, only time will tell. In the meantime, thanks to all of you for sticking with us for all this time, whether you started with our first episode in 2018 or this one! Happy new year!





    Special thanks to Joshua Lindquist for putting together the static graphics for this episode!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    ZUCast 19: When Life Happens, We Still Make Podcasts!

    ZUCast 19: When Life Happens, We Still Make Podcasts!

    Good news, everyone! The ZUBC is still alive! We've been away for a bit on account of I started my career back in August like an adult, but we're back in the nick of time or something or whatever. Anyway, cue the shenanigans!




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    If you found us through Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, or some other podcatcher, then I encourage you to check out our website, zeldauniverse.net; we publish Legend of Zelda- and Nintendo-related news, exclusive editorial content and features, game guides, and more. You can also subscribe to ZeldaUniverseTV on YouTube and Twitch, or join our large, welcoming forum community!





    You waited with bated breath for the next installment of ZUCast, and we're here to deliver. We've got Amanda and Cody back in the studio-we-definitely-have to host this shindig, plus the fifth part of Shona's Zelda History retrospective, a Piece of Heart-warming ode to the online Zelda community, a nostalgic look back at Cody's shovel% run at Oracle of Ages during this year's ZUthon charity event, a Dreadful picture of what a Zelda Metroidvania could look like, and of course, your absolute favorite part of every episode, the credits!



    It's a short but fun-dense episode, and in case you don't like reading paragraphs, here's the rundown in list form:



    Zelda History, Part 5: 2006-2010
    Presented by Shona
    02:46-12:30Piece of Heart: ZUthon and Community
    Presented by Connor
    14:35-22:09What If Zelda Was…a Metroidvania?
    Presented by Randy
    25:09-34:04Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    39:05Bloopers…



    In addition to the podcast world, you'll also find Zelda Universe elsewhere on teh interwebs: on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok (@ZeldaUniverse), and Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch (@ZeldaUniverseTV). We also have a website, zeldauniverse.net, where this all began. You can leave feedback about the ZUCast on our social media, in our email inbox at podcast@zeldauniverse.net, or on the Zelda Universe Forums. "Please do not swear."



    We're already putting together our 20th episode! So far, I can promise some new and long-lost voices! As for anything else, you'll just have to wait. You're very good at waiting. Because you're a Zelda fan. And you listen to us. 😎 TTFN!

    • 43 min
    ZUCast: Looking Back at E3 2021!

    ZUCast: Looking Back at E3 2021!

    We're back with our first episode since this year's E3, and we've dedicated a significant portion of it to dissecting Nintendo's E3 Direct and all the juicy stuff we saw! I know it's been a hot minute since then, but some of us are still riding high from that hour or so, so please suck it up!
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    If you found us through Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, or some other podcatcher, then I encourage you to check out our website, zeldauniverse.net; we publish Legend of Zelda- and Nintendo-related news, exclusive editorial content and features, game guides, and more. You can also subscribe to ZeldaUniverseTV on YouTube and Twitch, or join our large, welcoming forum community!





    As mentioned, this month, we've got a lot of stuff related to E3: Randy's finally returned to us to break down and offer his personal opinions on everything we saw during the E3 Direct, Realm and Ann tell us their predictions for the Breath of the Wild sequel based on the E3 teaser trailer, and episode hosts Peyton and Andrew have their own E3 opinions, as well. (So many opinions…) Plus, Shona presents the fourth part of her ongoing franchise history segment, covering the years in which people got excited for a GameCube Zelda, became enraged at what they were actually getting, and then realized that they had overreacted. (Basically, the best time to be a Zelda fan!) And to top it all off, Connor details, rather convincingly, why he believes that no game has yet treated the Master Sword as well as A Link to the Past did. This episode is sure to make your day Zeldarific, which, incidentally, should be a dictionary word.



    Here's the full rundown for the episode:



    Zelda History, Part 4: 2001-2005
    Presented by Shona
    0:02:36-0:13:07Hosty discussion: The early oughts in Zelda
    Presented by your hosts, Andrew and Peyton
    0:13:08-0:25:19A Review of Nintendo's E3 Direct
    Presented by Randy
    0:25:23-0:39:42Hosty discussion: Nintendo's Zelda 35th anniversary "celebrations"
    Presented by your hosts
    0:39:45-0:46:46TheZeldaRealm: Deconstructing the 2021 BotW Sequel Trailer
    Presented by Realm and TheZeldaAnn
    0:46:47-1:06:15Hosty discussion: Possibilities for the BotW sequel
    Presented by your hosts
    1:06:16-1:15:37Piece of Heart: The Master Sword of A Link to the Past
    Presented by Connor
    1:15:39-1:24:00Hosty discussion: Peyton isn't an ALttP fan
    Presented by your hosts
    1:24:02-1:32:58Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    1:35:00-1:38:27Shenaninanigans (Bloopers)
    1:38:29-1:43:05



    If you like what you hear today, you're welcome to check out our other media, both social and otherwise: on Facebook and Twitter (@ZeldaUniverse), and Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch (@ZeldaUniverseTV). And it was bound to happen eventually, but we're also officially on TikTok now (@zeldauniverse). LOL! Please also send us feedback. You can do so on our social media, in our email inbox at podcast@zeldauniverse.net, or on the Zelda Universe Forums. Please feed our delicate yet ravenous egos!



    We also post these things on YouTube, but up until now, the visual component has basically amounted to an hour-long view of our logo, with the occasional visual gag courtesy of our very own Kelly the Editor. I am happy to announce that we are in the process, starting with this episode, of spicing up our YouTube releases a bit! On that note, please join me in giving a warm welcome to th

    • 1 hr 43 min
    ZUCast: Gearing Up for E3 2021!

    ZUCast: Gearing Up for E3 2021!

    This year's virtual E3 conference is just around the corner, and we're all really excited for whatever Nintendo has in store for us on Tuesday! (If you're listening to this after the Direct, feel free to laugh at our ignorance.) We even brought in a couple of very special guests to talk E3 hype and other stuff, so you'll definitely want to check out this episode of the ZUCast!




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    If you found us through Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, or some other podcatcher, then I encourage you to check out our website, zeldauniverse.net; we publish Legend of Zelda- and Nintendo-related news, exclusive editorial content and features, game guides, and more. You can also subscribe to ZeldaUniverseTV on YouTube and Twitch, or join our large, welcoming forum community!





    Cody and Elias are back to host our pre-E3 ("prE3"?) episode, and because Cody is involved, you can safely expect some shenanigans! Besides shenanigans, Shona continues her ongoing Zelda History segment, looking at what are probably the five most legendary years in the franchise's 35-year history, 1996-2000; Elias trolls all of the timeline theorists with his latest Fake Zelda History factoid; Ann and Realm return to talk about what they want to see in the sequel to Breath of the Wild, particularly with regard to dungeons; and as I alluded to before, the hosts chat with a couple of their kindred spirits about Zelda podcasting, E3, and more!



    Was all of that in order? No, it was not, but you can see the proper rundown below:



    Zelda History, Part 3: 1996-2000
    Presented by Shona
    0:05:48-0:13:38Interview/Roundtable: Andy and Alasyn from Zelda Dungeon's Champions' Cast
    Presented by the hosts
    0:16:51-0:41:36TheZeldaRealm: Dungeons in the Breath of the Wild Sequel
    Presented by TheZeldaAnn and Realm
    0:45:42-1:05:51Fake Zelda History: Where the Zelda Timeline Really Begins
    Presented by Elias
    1:09:58-1:11:26Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    1:16:01-1:20:22Everyone Makes Mistakes (Bloopers)
    1:20:23-1:21:32



    Don't forget to follow Zelda Universe on social media for all of the breaking E3 news! You'll find us on Facebook and Twitter (@ZeldaUniverse), as well as Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch (@ZeldaUniverseTV). And while you're at it, please leave us feedback; without your feedback, we can't tell if we're bringing you good vibes or if we're making your ears bleed! If social media doesn't appeal to you, you can also send us feedback directly at podcast@zeldauniverse.net or in our thread on the ZU Forums. In the words of a greedy raccoon right after you give him your precious gold, "thanks much!"




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    • 1 hr 21 min
    ZUCast: More History, More BotW 2 Predictions, and More Skyward Sword!

    ZUCast: More History, More BotW 2 Predictions, and More Skyward Sword!

    A Wild ZUCast appeared! Ready for more of everything you loved from our last episode? We've got that! Ready to meet a new addition to our roster of talent? We've got that, too! Welcome to the sixteenth episode of the modern ZUCast!




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    You can find the detailed lineup below, but here's a taster of what you have to look forward to in this episode. First off, Shona continues her look back at the history of the Zelda franchise, focusing this time on a five-year period in which Link and Zelda blasted out of the NES and onto other consoles and even beyond gaming. Realm and TheZeldaAnn sit down to discuss their predictions and desires for the hotly anticipated Breath of the Wild sequel, in their newly titled "TheZeldaRealm" segment. Finally, Connor returns with a passionate piece about Skyward Sword's immersive story. And it's all tied together and supplemented by this episode's hosts, veteran host Alex and ZUCast newcomer Andrew Fick (a.k.a. LaughingboyLP)!



    Here's the detailed skedge:



    Zelda History, Part 2: 1991-1995
    Presented by Shona
    0:02:35-0:12:57Hosty discussion: Reflecting on early-90s Zelda
    Presented by the hosts
    0:12:59-0:35:48TheZeldaRealm: Predictions for the Breath of the Wild Sequel
    Presented by Realm and TheZeldaAnn
    0:35:49-0:55:21Hosty discussion: Talking sequels
    Presented by the hosts
    0:55:26-1:06:57Piece of Heart: Skyward Sword's Immersive Story
    Presented by Connor
    1:07:01-1:16:28Hosty discussion: Remembering (and remaking) Skyward Sword
    Presented by the hosts
    1:16:30-1:37:02Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    1:40:55-1:45:11Uh… (Bloopers)
    1:45:23-1:52:41



    If you feel like it, please let us know what you think of this episode or the podcast in general! Leave us feedback directly at podcast@zeldauniverse.net, in our thread on the ZU Forums, or on our Facebook or Twitter, @ZeldaUniverse. We also have an Instagram, YouTube channel, and Twitch channel, all of which are @ZeldaUniverseTV.



    Don't forget to subscribe to ZUCast so you don't miss out on our next episode!





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    • 1 hr 52 min
    ZUCast: Kicking Off a Year of Anniversaries!

    ZUCast: Kicking Off a Year of Anniversaries!

    The ZUCast is back for 2021, kicking off a year of anniversary celebrations both for the Legend of Zelda series we all love and for Zelda Universe itself! In case you were unaware, the original Famicom game launched on February 21, 1986, and just shy of fifteen years later, on February 20, 2001, a Norwegian named Lars launched Zelda Universe. So all year long, we're going to be interspersing our regular juicy podcast content with some super-special retrospective content!




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    If you found us through Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, or some other podcatcher, then I encourage you to check out our website, zeldauniverse.net; we publish Legend of Zelda and Nintendo related news, exclusive editorial content and features, game guides, and more. You can also subscribe to ZeldaUniverseTV on YouTube and Twitch, or join our large, welcoming forum community!




    We actually have three new faces—er, voices—on our humble podcast team, and you'll hear one of them this episode: Connor Schultz, a Features Writer here on Zelda Universe and a born podcaster! Welcome to the ZUBC, Connor! Oh, and Shona, TheZeldaAnn, and Realm are back, as well as Peyton (who co-hosts the episode with Amanda), so if you've been wondering what happened to any of them, wonder no more!



    Anyway, here's what you have to look forward in this, the 15th episode of NuZUCast™:



    Zelda History, Part 1: 1986-1990
    Presented by Shona
    0:01:46-0:12:31Piece of Heart: The Music of Zelda I and II
    Presented by Connor
    0:16:45-0:25:28Opinion Corner: The Zelda Timeline
    Presented by TheZeldaAnn and Realm
    0:27:39-1:08:17Episode credits
    Presented by Eden
    1:16:56-1:21:10"Nope!" (Bloopers)
    1:21:14-1:23:00



    If you're feeling generous, please let us know what you think of this episode or the podcast in general! Leave us feedback directly at podcast@zeldauniverse.net, in our thread on the ZU Forums, or on our Facebook or Twitter, @ZeldaUniverse. We also have an Instagram, YouTube channel, and Twitch channel, all of which are @ZeldaUniverseTV.



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    • 1 hr 23 min

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So glad I found this!

I’ve been DYING to find a Legend of Zelda podcast/series! I first started with listening to the Hyrule Academy series on Radio Hyrule, and then they kinda disappeared. So happy to see that you guys are starting up a podcast again after 7yrs! I look forward to all the topics that’ll be discussed!

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