Need a Valentine’s Day geek gift for the Legend of Zelda fan in your life? How about checking out The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, available in regular hard copy and limited edition versions. The books contain 276 pages of never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games and an introduction by legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto. If you want to shell out a few extra rupees, the limited edition features a faux-leather hardcover bearing the symbol of the Gate of Time debossed on the cover and gold gilded pages. Hit the jump to see images from the book and to find out how you can order your own copy.
by Jason Barr Posted: October 27th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Tonight the wife and I are hosting an inaugural Halloween gathering for three primary reasons: 1) it’s an excuse to hang out with friends, 2) it’s an opportunity to watch horror classics with said friends and 3) our street name is Elm and we can’t pass on the chance to christen the get together with the least original Halloween party name of all time (I’ll let you do the math). All of this in mind, I was finding it difficult to strike a healthy balance of scary movie goodness that was equal parts frightening (for fans of the horror genre like myself) and fun/of the “Halloween spirit” (for those who don’t necessarily enjoy the genre but can appreciate the season). That was until I remembered that we owned Ernest Scared Stupid on Blu-ray. Now the biggest concern I have is making sure no one walks out of the house at the end of the night with that little gem in hand.
All Hallows Eve 2012 party plans aside, in this week’s Top 5 we’ve got a lineup that includes a visit to the New Zealand set of The Hobbit, the first trailer amongst other new assets from Iron Man 3, Cloud Atlas interviews with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and more, the first red band trailer for director Fede Alvarez‘s Evil Dead remake, and a heartfelt plea for a Hollywood adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. A brief recap and link to each lives on after the jump.
With director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening later this year, audiences are getting amped up for a return to Middle Earth where pint-sized adventurers fight alongside pointy eared elves in swords-and-sorcery adventures. Sadly, there’s another fantasy adventure property that has yet to see a feature treatment. It’s got swords and sorcery, heroes and villains, thieves and princesses, even Octoroks and Zora! So hit the jump to come along with me as I make my case for the movie adaptation for everyone’s favorite long-eared hero of Hyrule. Hollywood! Adapt this: The Legend of Zelda!
Earlier today, Steve interviewed Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen. While we’ll have the full interview for you soon, Tancharoen shared an amusing Mortal Kombat parody video that wonders what would happen if popular video game characters crossed over into the MK frachise. Fans of the series already know that Kratos from God of War will be in the upcoming game, but what if Mario, Pacman, or Link got to throw down some fatalities?
Hit the jump to check out the video.
In a despicably Ganon-esque move, Nintendo has forced BMB Finishes to stop all showings of the fan-produced feature-length film The Hero of Time based on The Legend of Zelda video game series. In a message posted today on the movie’s official website [via slashdot], the folks at BMB informed fans that December 31, 2009 was the last day their film would be displayed for public viewing in accordance with an agreement they reached with Nintendo earlier in December. Per the website, The Hero of Time “was shot mainly on weekends over the span of about two years from August ’04 through January ’06.” It premiered in Atlanta on June 6, 2009 before going on a screening run across Europe and North America throughout the year, finally hitting the net for mass consumption on December 14 at dailymotion.com. Somewhere along the way, Nintendo caught wind of it and, apparently not placated by a disclaimer, asked the filmmakers to cease and desist.
Hit the jump for my thoughts on the shutdown and to get a look at one of the film’s trailers.