Exclusive: Interview with Member of The Fire Emblem 12 Translation Team

Check out this exclusive interview with one of the main 3 translators on the Fire Emblem 12 translation team!

Fire Emblem Awakening Wallpaper Featuring Official Logo

With the official logo of Fire Emblem Awakening having just been released, we decided to make a wallpaper out of it after adding a few neat little effects to it. Download it for free right here!

Get Ready for the Twilight Symphony!!

Zelda Reorchestrated, also known as ZREO is getting closer and closer to the release of their amazing new album, the Twilight Symphony. This 3 and a half hour album will feature over 50 songs from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess all fully reorchestrated.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Info!

Here's everything you need to know about New Super Mario Bros. 2! If you're still debating whether or not you're gonna get this game, you really need to read this post!

Five Reasons I'm Disapointed with the Wii U

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to have a Wii U gifted to me and my brother. At the time we got it, we were both extremely excited, knowing all about the thing. We just happened to get the deluxe edition which was even better! However, it didn't exactly live up to expectations. Don't get me wrong, I love the HD graphics, the style of playing, and all sorts of other things, but there are 5 things that really made me not like the system.
  • Loading Times
    • You wouldn't believe how long some of the things on the system load for. No, the loading times aren't unreasonable, but they are longer than they should be. It seems like it takes longer for the Wii U games to load than it does for the Wii games, or even 3DS games to load. And when you want to post to Miiverse, it takes a good 30 seconds to fully open up the program and load everything on the page. Perhaps some of this is due to my not so great internet connection, but it's still longer than it should be.
  • Wii to Wii U transfer tool
    • Another bad move by Nintendo, the transfer tool. The first problem is if you choose to transfer, everything is going over. You can't control what does and doesn't, it's an all or nothing deal unlike the 3DS. If you wanted to keep certain software on your DSi, you were able to do that, but on the Wii to Wii U transfer, it's the exact opposite. What's even worse is how to transfer it. You need two TVs, or you need to keep setting up and taking down the two consoles to read all of the directions in the weird tool. It's really hard to explain, but once you get the system, or see it for yourself, you'll understand. 
    • One other problem is that a lot of my data didn't transfer for an unknown reason. For example, we put Super Smash Bros. Brawl into our console afterwards, and went to play it, but none of our achievements or unlockables were still around. So we had to go and unlock all the characters, stages, songs, trophies, and all that all over again. Strangely enough, our custom stages, snapshots, and replays were all saved. Probably because these were all on the SD card, but that's all we had.
  • Wii and Wii U seperated in Console
    • The title says it all. Inside of the Wii U is the Wii system, but not in a good way. On the 3DS, there is only one menu, and DSiWare and 3DS Downloads, DS games, and all of that can be played directly from the menu that is first shown when you power the system on, but on the Wii U, if you want to go play a Wii game, WiiWare, or Virtual Console title, you will have to go open up the Wii Menu (which is the exact same Menu seen on the Wii), and play it from there. Now for some, this is nice, but in my personal opinion, it's stupid and makes Nintendo look pretty darn lazy for not putting it all together. I like being able to open up my software from the first page, but no, if you want to play anything on the Wii, you have to go to the Wii Menu and do it from there.
  • Can't play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad
    •  The thing that made the Wii U such a great concept was how it could play games on the GamePad without the use for a TV. I have a reasonably large family, and it is hard to find time to play games I want to play when I want to play them, so I loved the idea that Nintendo introduced. Sadly, you aren't able to play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad. As a matter of fact, the Wii U GamePad is powered down (unless you want to change the TV channel or something like that) while you are playing Wii games. I understand that would take a lot of work, but it would be so much fun to play Smash Bros, or race Mario Kart Wii, or play any other game while someone else is using the TV. I mean, come on Nintendo, if you can make New Super Mario Bros. U work, I'm sure you could make a simple fix to playing Wii games on the Wii.
  • It's hard to stop playing
    • I couldn't bring myself to make a post that was completely negative about Nintendo, so I decided to have my final point be about how much fun it is. Despite what you saw at E3, Nintendo land is actually a pretty fun game, especially if you're playing with friends or family. You'll be playing those games for a long time but it feels so short because you're just having so much fun. That's why I love Nintendo, because even when they make something as weird and poorly constructed as a Wii U (you know I'm joking!), they still find a way to make it fun. The mini games are easy at first, but as you get farther, you'll find that they are somewhat challenging (especially if you want to master them). See, even as bad as this system is, there's still so much fun in it, it's hard to stop playing, and 2 or 3 hours will have passed in what feels like 20 minutes. Plus, it'll empty your wallet pretty darn fast
So there you have it. Five reasons I'm disappointed with the Wii U. I'd love to hear what you guys think of the system, tell me in the comments, and as always, have a nice day!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE *Regular Viewers Should Read*

From this point forward, most everything on this site will be changing. If you are a regular viewer, I suggest reading!

Because of everything that's going on I have almost no time to do anything on this site anymore. However, I am NOT leaving. I, along with IkeFE will continue to update this site, but we can't promise that it'll be very often. We will NO LONGER be posting anything on upcoming games, current Nintendo News, or anything else of that sort. From here on out, here is what you can expect to see from us:
  • "Legal" Stuff To Share
    • Recently I had to take many of the soundtrack downloads off of this site because of some potential legal issues (no, nothing bad happened). However, I still want to share stuff with you guys, and I know you like it as much. For that reason alone, I will find some stuff that's still legal to share, and upload it as much as I can. For example, the Mutant Mudds Soundtrack has it's own Bandcamp page where you can download in any format for whatever price you wish (even if that's $0).
  • Wallpapers
    • The whole idea of wallpapers is really what got this site started in the first place. I will continue to create them in hope that I can get better and more recognition for them, and of course give you guys something.
  • Fan Works
    • I'm all about helping others, and helping them get more popularity. If you remember a while back, I made a post that was all about ShineSparkers and their fan made Soundtrack known as Harmony of a Hunter which was made as in honor of the Metroid sereies' 25th anniversary. I also recently posted an interview with the Heroes of Shadow (Fire Emblem 12 Translation Team). I want to help support projects like this and help them earn a little more recognition.
  • Interviews
    • I haven't posted very many interviews on this site, but I hope that will change. The cool thing about interviews is that you get to learn more about someone in a way you never really did before. And again, it not only benefits those of you who come on and read them, but it also gives the interviewee a little more recognition. 
  • Reviews (?)
    • Though we don't post a lot, I think we will be posting a few reviews, more-so to make an excuse to make a post than to actually share anything with you. But hey, and extra opinion on something can never really hurt can it?
  • Fire Emblem Stuff
    •  'Cos we're Fire Emblem Die-hards and we would die if we didn't :P
  • Rarely - Nintendo News
    • And this only accounts for extremely important things, such as Nintendo Directs, or a new gaming system. But other than that, don't expect much relating to current stuff. 
  • Random Stuff
    • By random stuff, I don't mean spam or lame crap that you don't wanna read. If you really wanna know, go to the ARCHIVE section on this site, and click just about anywhere in 2011 and just look at the posts we made. That type of stuff is what you can expect. It'll probably benefit you more though. For example, I'll show you a fan made Zelda film, or a MegaMan painting, or something for you to actually benefit from in some way.
Well that's it. I hope you guys understand. We could always use another writer or two, so if you are interested, please comment, email me, anything works! Thanks so much, have a nice day!

Interview with Member of the Fire Emblem 12 Translation Team

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Hey everyone. So, for those of you who are big-time fans of Fire Emblem, like myself, waiting for Awakening really sucks right now. But, I found something for us that will make the wait just a little less painful. You see, there is a group of fellows known as the Heroes of Shadow who have been translating Fire Emblem 12 (which was never released outside of Japan). Right now, they are just days away from releasing the final patch which you will be able to download and play for yourself. Assuming you're reading this relatively closely after I uploaded it, you can use it as an excuse to wait for the patch which is helping us wait for Awakening. I just happened to be lucky enough to interview Agro, one of the 3 translators on the team all about his project, and himself as a Fire Emblem fan. He's a pretty great guy. Just read the damn thing!

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Hey Agro, thank you so much for doing this interview with us! So to start, would you mind introducing yourself, as well as tell the viewers of this site what exactly the Heroes of Shadow do?
You are most welcome! I'm Agro (sometimes known as Agromono, earlier Wander, and even earlier, Angelix), one of the translators for Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes and Light and Shadow~(hereafter referred to as "FE12"), and I've been a fan of Fire Emblem for a very long time. The Heroes of Shadow is basically the Fire Emblem 12 translation team. Since Nintendo so kindly decided to not localise Fire Emblem, our goal is thus: to deliver the game to the English-speaking world at the highest standard we can manage.
So what role did you play in the development of this project?
Well, as previously mentioned, I was one of three translators for this project. I joined around this time last year (November, or something) and it became my job to translate the scripts for the main story; that is, the (very long) prologue, and the 24 chapters that follow. I took over from Snow, who was the original translator for these chapters and went AWOL some time ago. I suppose you could also say that I was brought in to relieve some of the duties of TheEnd, another translator, since he was only supposed to be the "assistant translator".
Why did you originally choose to join the Heroes of Shadow translation team?
I had literally just finished secondary school ("high school" for anyone outside of Australia) and wanted a way to keep connected with Japanese, which I had really just spent the last 6 years learning. I remember that it was pretty much the very morning after my Japanese exam that I got to work on the Prologue. I was a little hung-over from my post-exam celebrations, but don't tell anyone that. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to study Japanese at university so I guess I was desperate for an opportunity to keep in touch with the language. And, of course, I love Fire Emblem. It's probably the only video game that I regularly play now outside of the occasional PC games I get. I've been in and out of the Fire Emblem community for about seven years as well so when I saw a chance to contribute, I jumped at it.
So how long has the project been going on for?
If you look at the oldest, oldest post on the blog, it's dated July 13, 2010. I guess this makes that the official starting date. It was around this time that Blazer released the first patch, which translated menus, allowing people who don't understand moonspeak (i.e. most of us) to play the game without making the selection of "Attack" or "Wait" a coin flip. But then, Blazer (the official head of the project) didn't start looking at translating the entire thing until May, 2011. By then I surmise that he and the rest of the community had gathered that Nintendo wasn't planning on an English release, and so discussions began on what, exactly, we were going to do. We didn't undergo searches for a translator and such until July, 2011. So in one sense the project has been going for well over two years, and in another, just a year and a half. Of course, I didn't join until later in 2011 so everything I've just said is guesswork and hearsay. And archived blog posts.
While translating, what were some of the main problems you and the group came across?
On an individual level, my main problem was my lack of experience in translating. I'd never done something like this before and my qualifications weren't ideal. I was small fry compared to TheEnd, who has a great deal more experience in Japanese than I do. I ended up having to make a whole forum topic dedicated to asking TheEnd how to translate some of the more complicated stuff. Still, I was determined to learn. The hardest thing was trying to get past some of the weird Japanese expressions and finding a way to phrase them and accurately portray the same message in English. Also, this is going to sound really bad, but my kanji (Chinese characters) vocabulary is pretty awful so I ended up having to go to a bunch of online dictionaries to look words up. A lot of the times they were just words I knew; I just didn't know how to write them.

As a group? The infamous "Vergil" incident and subsequent character naming fiascos. You see, one of the characters in FE12 is named "Belf" (Berufu, or ベルフ). It was widely accepted that this was a very odd name--to quote Arch, a "comic-book sound effect"--and on top of that, didn't appear to resemble any name used in a language that used the English alphabet. It didn't appear to be French, English, German, Italian, Swedish... it wasn't anything. The team decided to put it to a poll. This was a bit of a mistake, to say the least. Many (67%) voted in favour of the name "Vergil", but it was a huge departure from the original and this angered a lot of people. Some argued that it's nothing the official translators wouldn't do, while others argued that it wasn't our place to make such a change. Take, for example, the character "Mia" from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn. You'd never guess that her original name was "Wayu" (ワユ).Or Bastian, whose original name was Ulysses. Name changes have been far from uncommon in the series, but people were nonetheless upset when we attempted to make Vergil an "official" change. The ensuing argument led to some falling out amongst the team and an enraged bunch of fans and... well, you get the point.
So what did we decide to go with? You'll just have to play to find out...

My apologies, by the way, to anyone named "Belf". I'm sorry, no amount of googling led me to believe that anyone has that name. Except as a surname, at least. Fun fact: "belf" refers to "blood elf" in some other gaming language, apparently...
Does the team have any plans to work on any other patches, or will they all go their seperate ways?
Not as far as I know. Most of the team are fairly prominent members of the community doing other not-so-important stuff so we've all got our own things to work on. We haven't organised anything and if I wasn't so pressed for time at the moment between work and school I'd love to do another game. 
I take it you're a Fire Emblem fan. What's your favorite game in the series?
Radiant Dawn [FE 10]. The music is some of the best in the series and the translation is top-notch. On top of that, it has some pretty nice gameplay improvements over the past few games, even if some of the characters are so bad it's almost not funny. Still, Part I and the rest of the Dawn Brigade chapters remain my favourite in the game even if no one else seems to enjoy them. 
How does this game compare to the others (or at least the ones you've played) in your opinion?
It's like a better version of Shadow Dragon, really. Everything that was wrong with Shadow Dragon is righted in this game. Anyone who whined about lack of character development in SD will get their fair share this time around. Given that a lot of the fantasy games of FE3's era had very similar stories--those being "evil empire attacks!", FE12 has aged pretty well. Oh, and there's My Unit--though I suppose thanks to Nintendo I should start calling him/her "Avatar"--a really awesome addition to the game. I'd say it's probably the best portable FE to date, and one of the best and most enjoyable games in the series overall.
Well, thanks so much for agreeing to do this interview with us. Any last words you'd like to say to our viewers?
No worries! I'd just like to let everyone know that we've poured our blood and sweat into this translation and making sure it's the best it can be, so I hope you all enjoy it! It's been a fun year, if busy, and I haven't regretted my work on this (yet). Last but not least, buy Awakening when it's released! It's really the best way to support the creators of the game and stronger sales will hopefully eliminate the need for stuff like a translation patch.
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So there you have it. They've done an AWESOME job on this project, and I honestly cannot wait for it to be released. Fire Emblem 12 is the sequel to Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon (DS), and as Agro claimed, this one fixed everything that Shadow Dragon got wrong. If you are a Fire Emblem fan, you're gonna love this, if you are new to Fire Emblem, what better way to start than to get a free copy of one of the best games in the series? For more information on the project, you can visit it at http://www.heroesofshadow.net/. I can't wait!

For Members of the UK: Win a Copy of Paper Mario: Sticker Star!

http://www.mariowiki.com/images/d/d5/PMSSEUboxcover.pngAs you all know, Paper Mario: Sticker Star was released about 2 days ago for those of us in America. If you are anywhere else, it won't be released until December 6th in Japan, December 7th in Europe, and December 8th in Australia. Well, in celebration of the release of the game, NintendoLife has teamed up with Nintendo to give away not one, not two, but THREE copies of Paper Mario: Sticker Star to those of you in the United Kingdom! Sadly, anyone else isn't allowed to enter, but hey, good for you guys! Well, here's how the competition works.
  1. Head over to this page: http://www.nintendolife.com/competitions/paper_mario_3ds
  2. Login or register (only takes a few seconds) and fill out the question they ask. The question they are asking is: WHAT IS YOUR 3DS FRIEND CODE?
  3. If this is done fast enough (only 100 entries will be accepted) you'll be emailed with NintendoLife's friend code.
  4. You will then send them a creative Letterbox (Swapnote) message that somehow relates to Paper Mario: Sticker Star in some way.  Note: This must be done within 24 hours after receiving the email from Nintendo Life, otherwise your spot will be given to the next entry. Hurry!
  5. All entries must be turned in by December 5th. Winners will be announced on December 7th.
The guys over at Nintendo Life will choose the best 3 entries. The best entry will be sent the game along with a Nintendo 3DS XL while the next two best entries will receive free copies of the game. Again, this is ONLY for residents of the UK. For more information, click on the link in step 1 of the process!

To those of you who are going to participate, good luck, I hope you win! As for the rest of you, will you be picking up a game or waiting some time? I personally am gonna wait until Christmas or once I get some money. Well, that's all for today! Good luck to all participants, and as for the rest of you, have a nice day!
~JTA777

Paper Mario Sticker Star Wallpaper

With Paper Mario Sticker Star releasing today, I thought, "what better way to celebrate than by making a wallpaper"? Haha, lame right? Well, whatever! Here's the wallpaper I made for the occasion! It's a little cluttered, but I kinda like it that way seeing as it's kinda like a sticker book. I could've done better, but whatever, I'm still happy with how this one came out. Well, tell me what you think! Click the text under the picture to download.



Nintendo Land & NSMBU Recieve First Reviews

File:Nintendo Land Logo.pngHey! How's everyone been doing? It's been a while since I've written about anything related to the Wii U on this site, and I just saw something on the Wii U Blog which was talking about the first reviews of both Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U by GamesMaster Magazine. Honestly, I'm surprised by how high the ratings of the games were, but hey, we haven't played them yet, so how can we judge? Well, here are the basic reviews for the games.

New Super Mario Bros. U received an 82%. Much of the features from New Super Mario Bros. Wii returned, but the new controller and high definition graphics enhance the gameplay. It's also said that there is a lot of innovation in the later levels of the game.

Nintendo Land received an even higher score of 86%. According to the reviewers, the games seem to have much more content in them compared to what one would think. It was also stated that it had “...some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fuelling fun we’ve ever had with a console...” and it is “an essential purchase for party lovers.” I think it was mentioned that it really isn't for hardcore gamers, but it'll be pretty fun when you're just hanging out with friends.

 So there you have it. Apparently, these games are gonna be really good. Looks like Nintendo wasn't over excited with Nintendo Land like we saw at E3. Then again, what if these reviews are just being generous? We're gonna find out sooner or later. Be sure to tell us what you think these games will be like, we always love to hear what you have to say! Also be sure to follow us on Twitter for previews of wallpapers, news on who we'll be interviewing, and much more!

Origin of Link

When you really think about it, Link from the Legend of Zelda series is quite the odd figure. He's a cross between a medieval knight and an elf, but he fights to save a princess in a strange never before seen land. How on Earth did Miyamoto come up with the idea for him, and where did they get that name: "Link"? Luckily for us, the guys over at Game Kult interviewed the one and only Miyamoto about all sorts of Nintendo stuff, and one of the subjects that came up just happened to be Link and the origins of his name. The original interview wasn't actually in English (I believe it is in French) so what you are about to read was just the quick translation put through Google Translate so some sentences might not make perfect sense, but for the most part you should be able to figure it all out. (Link for the original and translated interview is included at end of post).

Finally, I would like to ask you a question which, I think, you never answered. You told repeatedly creating Mario, but never the hero of Zelda. Do you remember the birth of Link?
(Thinking) Actually, the sprite of Link was designed by Mr. [Takashi] Tezuka (right arm Miyamoto on Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, in charge of the series New Super Mario Bros.). At the time, as you know, the NES was very limited, and we had only allowed three different colors. And yet, we wanted a recognizable character. What I wanted above all is that it uses either his sword or his shield, and it is visible. We have therefore made it big guns for them to be recognized on the screen. He then had to create a hero that we can distinguish these weapons, despite its small size. We thought a long hat and big ears. This has raised a magical character, so we left in the direction of an elf. At the time, saying, with pointy ears character as Peter Pan said, and as I love Disney, we started to inspire us. Not completely, of course, otherwise it would not have been super ... From there, I thought that the green Peter Pan suited him perfectly. But as we were restricted to three colors, and there was a lot of forest environments in the game, green to green, it suited quite well, so we continued this track.

And where does his name [come from]? 
This is a story that is not well known, but at the time, when we started the design of The Legend of Zelda, it was believed that the fragments of the Triforce would actually chips! It was supposed to be a video game that happen in both the past and the future. As the hero was the link between one and the other, called the "Link" link in English. But ultimately Link never went into the future and it remained a game of fantasy . One can even say that it has absolutely nothing futuristic (laughs)
 Well there you have it. Link was inspired by Walt Disney's very own Peter Pan, and his name is all about how he is the hero who links from the past to the future hence the name Link. Pretty creative, huh? Well, for those of you who can read French, you can click here to go to the actual site and read all about it, but if you want it in English (or any other language) click here (if you want to read in a language different than English, click the drop-down box that says English, and switch it to whichever language you want). Well, that's about all there is for today, until next time!!

Fire Emblem Awakening Logo Wallpaper

Hey everyone! Nothing big here, just a small Fire Emblem Awakening Wallpaper which features absolutely nothing except for the logo from Fire Emblem Awakening. I stole the image from the latest Nintendo direct, put a few effects on it in Photoshop CS5, and then saved it, and here it is! Nothing special, but hey, we haven't had a wallpaper in forever. I'll do my best to make a few for you guys before 2013 comes around. Sound good? Well, that's all I have for you for now. Here's a preview, click the text under it (that says 1280x800) to download it!

Get Ready For the Twilight Sympony!!

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/13357631/ZREO+Team+zreo2007.jpgHey everyone. So a really, really, long time ago, I made a post about a bunch of great Zelda music, and one of the many groups/artists listed in that post was none other than ZREO (Zelda Reorchestrated). So, before I get into the main point of this post, I'm just gonna explain what ZREO does. They basically re-create the music from many of the Zelda games, and they do it by re-orchestrating it. This is quite unlike anything else, mainly because it's orchestrated instead of being remixed (for a fanmade remixed Metroid Album, click here). They have done hundreds of songs from a wide variety of Zelda games, and put them all up on their site for free streaming and downloading. They've even reduxed some of their re-orchestrated pieces (basically made it even better). Interested? Well check out all of their current stuff right here: http://zreomusic.com/listen

Now that I've got all that out of the way, I can actually explain what this post is about. Basically what's going on is, the folks over at ZREO are making a 3 disc album known as the Twilight Symphony. Based on the name, you probably guessed that his album is a re-orchestrated version of many songs from Twilight Princess. Well, that's exactly what it is. But this is far more than just a fan-made album. The ZREO team has put hundreds of hours into the making of this album. They are using a real choir, have teamed up with many other musicians (one of which being Jam2295 from Youtube) and much more. There will be 51 songs on the album which will last for just under 3 and a half hours. When it's released, it will be a 3 part album, meaning it will be on 3 CDs over just one.

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This all sounds amazing right? Well, it is, but the album costs roughly $50! I know that sounds crazy, but I'm sure it'll be worth it! The album has not been released yet, but it is scheduled for a WORLDWIDE RELEASE sometime this November. When it is released then, it will be released via download, NOT on a CD.  If, however you want a CD instead of a download, there's still hope! You can pre-order the CD's for $49.99 (+ shipping) on the official website: http://twilight-symphony.com/. But hurry, they are going FAST!! Originally, only 500 copies were up for download, but it ran out within 14 hours!! Luckily, the ZREO team made an extra 1500 copies since the demand was so high. But it's already down to 1000 copies when I wrote this post, so if you want one, you better hurry and hope for the best!

Well, that's about all I have on the subject for today. I'll be sure to let you all know when this album is released digitally! For a preview, plenty of artwork, and the track list, continue scrolling down! Thanks for reading, and tell me what you think!



 
[Slightly outdated] Track List:
  • Overture (Main Theme from Twilight Princess) † ‡
  • Back from the Spring and Ordon Village † ‡
  • Ordon Ranch
  • Midna's Theme † ‡
  • Hyrule Castle Overtaken
  • Spirit's Message † ‡
  • Faron Woods
  • Ook and the Boomerang
  • Hyrule Field
  • Renado's Theme and Kakariko Village
  • Colin's Kidnapping and the Battle of Eldin Bridge
  • Goron Mines / Death Mountain
  • Goron Guardian Dangoro
  • History of Light and Shadow
  • Lake Hylia
  • Hyrule Castle Town
  • Waltz of the Bugs (Agitha's Castle)
  • Hyrule Field at Night
  • Ralis, Prince of the Zoras
  • Queen Rutela's Wish and Zora's Domain
  • King of Shadows / Zant's Judgement
  • Midna's Lament
  • Princess Zelda and the Sacrifice † ‡
  • Sacred Grove
  • Intermezzo 1 ‡
  • Hyrulean Odd Jobs 2
  • Fishing Hole
  • Gerudo Desert † ‡
  • Twilit Fossil Stallord
  • The Sages / Ganondorf's Exile † ‡
  • Snowpeak Ruins
  • Twilit Ice Mass Blizzeta
  • Snowboarding
  • A Door to the Past / Temple of Time † ‡
  • Ooccoo, Fellow Adventurer
  • Twilit Arachnid Armogohma
  • Hidden Village † ‡
  • Ilia † ‡
  • Twilit Dragon Argorok
  • The Twilight Realm † ‡
  • Ascending Hyrule Castle † ‡
  • Throne of the Demon Thief 3 † ‡
  • Blood, Spirit, and Hatred † ‡
  • Dark Lord Ganondorf
  • End Credits, Part I † ‡
  • End Credits, Part II
What in Hyrule is with all of the superscript symbols? Find out:
1 Includes "Main Theme," "Training," "Ilia's Theme," "Twilit Igniter Fyrus," "Guardians of the Sacred Grove," "Master Sword Get," and "Hero's Fanfare."
2 Includes "Postman's Theme," "Fyer & Falbi," and "STAR Game."
3 Includes "Entering the Throne Room," "Ganon's Puppet Zelda," "Zelda Restored," "Dark Beast Ganon," and "Midna's Sacrifice."
Featuring live choir, conducted by Tim Davis (FOX TV's Glee, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and recorded by John Kurlander (Lord of the Rings, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3).
Featuring live instrumentals provided by one or more of the following: Aubrey Ashburn (vocals), David Ramos (ocarina), Marc Papeghin (french horn), Jake McCoy (guitar), Gabriel Vizcarra Carrasco (viola), as well as live violin and oboe provided by talented musicians who wish to remain uncredited.

Nintendo Direct - October 25th

http://images.nintendolife.com/news/2012/06/therell_be_a_new_nintendo_direct_tomorrow/attachment/0/large.jpgHello everyone! Wow, it's been a long time since I've made a post, I'm sooo sorry about that. But I'm amazed to see how well the blog has been doing although we've had practically NO posts. It's great to see that people are still coming to the site. But that's not what this post is about, oh no, it's all about Nintendo's most recent Nintendo Direct Broadcast, which was pretty incredible as it was all about the Nintendo 3DS. It featured information on tons of games, including, but not limited to Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Fire Emblem: Awakening (!!!), Animal Crossing: New Leaf (that's the official title for the NoA version), New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC, and tons of upcoming games on the eShop. I really enjoyed watching this broadcast, and if you haven't already, you should as well. Here it is:


This holiday season is going to be AWESOME!! These titles all look fantastic! Also, if you didn't catch it, if you download any of the following titles (from now to January 6th, 2013) you can get Donkey Kong Original Edition as a free download on your Nintendo 3DS. The titles are:
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
  • Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!
  • Style Savvy: Trendsetters
  • Crosswords Plus
Note that Donkey Kong Original Edition is NOT available for purchase, and it will probably stay that way forever. 

Well that wraps it up...Sorry it's been so long. Both I and IkeFE plan to make more posts more often. We hope you understand, life has been pretty crazy for the both of us. Well, until next time!
~JTA777