March 12, 2019
Andy and Taylor are back taking in a bunch of fan questions. Should Nintendo remake the Oracle games? What about making that long rumored third game? Which Zelda has the best ending? Did Breath of the Wild's high tech take away from the fantasy element? And do we actually believe the rumors of another Zelda game coming out in 2019?
This weeks show is a light and breezy one, full of fun! You won't wanna miss it!
March 5, 2019
It's a busy week in The Champions' Cast, as Andy and Taylor reflect upon the two year anniversary of one of the most impactful and important games Nintendo ever released: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We discuss it's legacy among other Zelda titles and wonder if we'll ever see another release quite like it. Also on the docket: Honoring the 3DS and how it brought old school Zelda to so many new fans, asking whether the 3DS will be more remembered for it's N64 remakes or original Zelda titles, and just a little talk about the recently announced Pokemon Sword & Shield!
This will be one you don't wanna miss!
February 26, 2019
After a bit of a break, and more importantly after some time for the dust to settle on the Link's Awakening announcement, the lads are back and tackling the biggest issues and comments around Nintendo's dreamy announcement (sorry, that was horrible...). Will this be The Wind Waker 2.0? How much is this gonna cost? Do we find the anime to chibi style jarring? Is this remake connected to Breath of the Wild at all? And most importantly, did this remake need to happen at all?
We go over all this and more, plus pay tribute to the legend himself, Reggie Fils-Aime, in this weeks can't miss show!
February 14, 2019
Wow. Wowowowowow!! Talk about a way to end a Nintendo Direct! YES, the long rumored remake of Link's Awakening was FINALLY revealed today and Andy and Taylor dive full steam ahead into it! Did we like the trailer? What's up with those graphics?? Is it going to get a subtitle? When do we expect it to be released? Does this put the kibosh on the Skyward Sword HD rumors? All this and so much more!
We also cover everything else presented in the Direct, so buckle in for a very special mid-week edition of The Champions' Cast!
February 11, 2019
Welcome to a very special loooove themed episode of The Champions' Cast. With Valentines Day right around the corner and Zelda Dungeon celebrating it's Week of Love, Andy and Taylor pick up this perfect opportunity to talk all things romance in the Zelda series and run with it! Do we even like romance in Zelda? Do we like choosing your partner or a predetermined narrative? Who do we "ship" together in the series? What are the greatest romantic angles the series has ever produced? Where do we stand on Midna, Anju, Kafei, Marin, and... Navi?? And most importantly, are we #TeamMipha or #TeamZelda??
Love is in the air in this episode, so sit back and enjoy our deep dive into all four pieces of the heart!
February 5, 2019
WELCOME BACK to another week, another episode, another great time hanging out with us over at The Champions' Cast. Since thing last week got a bit testy, we brought in friend of the show / middle man / fight breaker-upper Gooey Fame to give us his two cents on The Wind Waker. The boys relax and run through a bunch of Nintendo news, including new Dr. Mario, Darksiders, and Switch sales numbers, before having a chat about what Zelda game needs the 'Resident Evil 2' treatment and how cool it would be to have Sora and co. from Kingdom Hearts explore Nintendo worlds instead of Disney!
You'll wanna check this out for sure! It was a fun and breezy episode after last weeks storm, so come hang out with us!
January 29, 2019
It's Andy vs Taylor this week as Taylor FINALLY gets down to the nitty gritty of why he believes The Wind Waker is the worst Zelda game of them all... but if you thought Andy was going to let him bury Toon Link and his cell-shaded adventure without a challenge, you thought wrong. Full of tense arguments, swift debates, and a little shouting here and there, this will be one you don't want to miss!
Also on the dock, we discuss the bombastic announcement from Nintendo about Metroid Prime 4 and speculate if the same thing happened to Breath of the Wild, only privately. Come join in on the fun!
January 22, 2019
Taylor is out sick this week, so we had to push back our Wind Waker spectacle, but never fear! In his place is some Zelda Dungeon royalty: Copy Editing Legend Alasyn Eletha and the big cheese himself, Mases Hagopian! This week, the crew embrace the user generate Daily Debates to answer some pretty heavy hitting questions: Which Zelda game has the best ending? Do the graphical styles influence our initial opinions? Which game is the hardest? Could we ever see that fabled third Oracle game? Would anyone buy a CD-I Zelda collection? What would Link's finishing move in wrestling be??
We had an absolute blast this week and got pretty in-depth, and there's even some Angelfire love! Come and laugh with us!
January 15, 2019
Andy and Taylor are back to cover a wide variety of different fans questions. On the table is Link's Reawakening, our thoughts on Lana from Hyrule Warriors, which Nintendo 64 game needs a sequel, Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions, and... what each Zelda race smells like??
It's another episode full of fun and shenanigans, and just because it's Taylor's birthday, Andy doesn't make fun of Young Link... that much! Listen here, and get ready for next week as Andy finally makes Taylor explain why he hates The Wind Waker! You won't wanna miss that!
January 8, 2019
With the New Year fully underway, Andy and Taylor delve into the nitty gritty of prior mistakes, controversial Nintendo statements, and a sort of 2019 wish list for the Champion's. Taking inspiration from some other games, the boys discuss what Zelda games might look like if they weren't action adventure titles. Not only that, but Nintendo made a statement recently that has the community all stirred up. Addressing those concerns, Andy and Taylor share their thoughts on what it might mean for the future of Nintendo consoles. What would one of these episodes be without some wild speculation? We've got all this and more on the latest episode of the Champions' Cast!