The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 144 - Midna’s Return, Ganondorf’s Inclusion, “Ugly” Art Styles and More in Twilight Princess Q&A!

Episode 144 - Midna’s Return, Ganondorf’s Inclusion, “Ugly” Art Styles and More in Twilight Princess Q&A!

January 19, 2021

Buckle in for one of our longest episodes ever as the gang take YOUR questions on and about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess! Would we like to see Midna return? What would we have changed about the story? Did Ganondorf undercut Zant? Was the Wolf gimmick used to its full potential? What is the games legacy? And of course, what does Andy think about the art style and what really makes it "ugly"?

There are a couple good rants and a whole lot of interesting Twilight Princess insight. Come and hang out, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook so the next time we do a game Q&A, you can get your questions answered!

 

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Episode 143 - Discussing Everything We Want and Don’t Want From Zelda in 2021

Episode 143 - Discussing Everything We Want and Don’t Want From Zelda in 2021

January 11, 2021

We're kicking off the year 2021 with a bang! We tasked the Writing Team over at Zelda Dungeon to give us their most wanted happenings from the Zelda series in 2021 (obvious stuff like Breath of the Wild 2 and Skyward Sword HD coming out aside) and they did not disappoint! We're going long to cover all of the ideas suggested! Zelda Dungeon Maker, different amiibo, virtual concerts, Twilight Princess Master Quest, embracing randomizers, Four Swords Adventures Online and more! Come tell us what you think is likely, and what YOU want to see go down in 2021.

Hang out with us here, and make sure to get a question in over on Facebook for next weeks episode: Twilight Princess Q&A! Until then!

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Episode 142 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC: Our Hopes and Expectations

Episode 142 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC: Our Hopes and Expectations

January 4, 2021

Welcome to the first show of the new year! 2021 is shaping up to be quite the year for Zelda, and with it's 35th Anniversary looming, who knows what kind of announcements we could be in store for this year! One announcement that seems pretty likely is that we're going to get some downloadable content for Age of Calamity, so this week, the gang break down exactly what they want to see and what they think is likely to happen!

New playable characters, new maps, new enemies, and maybe even a new Divine Beast! Come hang out and tell us what you think is coming down the pipe for the Warriors title! As with previous episodes, watch out for Age of Calamity spoilers!

 

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Intro remix song by SilverTom!

Episode 141 - Imagining a Cyberpunk Zelda Game

Episode 141 - Imagining a Cyberpunk Zelda Game

December 28, 2020

Open your eyes.

All around you, tall, sweeping skyscrapers everywhere the eye can see. Dark, gritty streets. Neon lights illuminating the night. The potion shops, open and selling luminescent brews to anyone willing to pay for them. Round the clock surveillance by the flying Guardian drones. A frightened people, scurrying about, desperately trying not to be noticed. 

The land of Hyrule has changed over the centuries. Using the Sheikahs technology, the world has advanced further than anyone ever thought possible. The legends and the gods of old were forgotten, and in their place, new gods rose up: the gods of technology, media, and progress. Gone was the Kingdom of Hyrule. Replacing it was GanIncorpotated, the largest conglomerate in the world who was secretly controlling everything and everyone. Presidents, mayors, leaders, were all nothing. GanIncorp were the men behind the masks. 

Citizens living in fear. GanIncorp running the world. No hope. No tomorrow.

Open your eyes.

You are Link. Welcome to Hyrule 2149.

... I mean, you'd play that game, right? Come listen as we pitch what a really cool Cyberpunk Zelda might look like, and how there's a lot more cyberpunk in Zelda already - maybe more than you think!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

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Episode 140 - Reviewing EVERY Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Episode 140 - Reviewing EVERY Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

December 21, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! This week, the gang gives you a little early Christmas gift as they sit down and discuss every single playable character in Age of Calamity! Which ones did we like? Which ones did we not? Is it worth it to unlock them all? We break it down and let you know exactly where we stand!Of course, be weary of spoilers, because this episode holds nothing back If you're waiting on Hyrule Warriors from Santa, bookmark this and listen after you're done!

All this, PLUS, some very quick Sephiroth chat and Patricia Summersett followup! Make sure you check it out. From the entire Champions' Cast team, Merry Christmas everyone!

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Episode 139 - Chatting with Patricia Summersett, the Voice of Princess Zelda

Episode 139 - Chatting with Patricia Summersett, the Voice of Princess Zelda

December 15, 2020

We've got a special treat for you! This week, the gang was joined by the one-and-only Patricia Summersett, or as you know her, the voice of Princess Zelda in Breath of the Wild and Age of Calamity. Patricia was gracious enough to spend over an hour chatting with us and didn't hold back on anything! How did she find the voice for Zelda? What were her reactions to some of the negative criticisms? How did working on Age of Calamity compare to Breath of the Wild? What's working for the Big N like? How has 2020 impacted voice acting as a medium? What are her favorite Zelda games? And maybe most importantly - did Nintendo name Riju's pet sand seal after her!?

All this and so much more! I'll guarantee that no matter your thoughts on the voice acting, you'll fall in love with Patricia the actress and the person, so make sure you come and check this interview out!

 

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Episode 138 - Reviewing the Story of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Episode 138 - Reviewing the Story of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

December 8, 2020

It's finally time. We are going FULL SPOILER MODE to discuss everything story-wise Age of Calamity. DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE GAME. We break down what worked in the story, what was a miss, our thoughts on Astor, Princess Zelda, the Baby Guardian, the Champions, King Rhoam, the Yiga Clan, and the future of the Breath of the Wild Zelda timeline. There's so much meat on the bone that we'll undoubtedly be coming back to this topic in the near future, but for now, come listen and weigh in on our initial reactions!

Come listen, PLUS don't forget to tune in NEXT WEEK when we talk to Patricia Summersett, the voice of Zelda, about all things Age of Calamity and Breath of the Wild!

NOTE: Sorry for any echo - had some technical snafu's this week!

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Episode 137 - Chatting Zelda & Chill With Album Producer Mikel

Episode 137 - Chatting Zelda & Chill With Album Producer Mikel

December 1, 2020

What's up everyone! We're giving you one more week to finish Age of Calamity so you can join us for next weeks spoilercast, but fret not! We've got a great show for you this week! We're chatting with Mikel, who joins us all the way from Germany, to walk us through the creation and release of Zelda & Chill!

You've heard the music on the podcast before, so come meet the man behind the tunes! Listen as we chat about how certain songs get picked, which remakes didn't pan out, what the artwork process is like, and even try and sneak in a song suggestion for Zelda & Chill 3!

Come listen, and make sure you stream Zelda & Chill 2!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Mikel - @mikel_beats

Episode 136 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Chapter 2 & 3 Impressions

Episode 136 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Chapter 2 & 3 Impressions

November 24, 2020

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is finally out, and we have a lot of thoughts! This week, Andy and Al go through the game up until the beginning of Chapter 3! Come hear which Champions we loved playing as, which ones we didn't like, our thoughts the story so far, which boss battles we enjoyed, what side quests we've gotten around to doing, and so much more!

THERE ARE SPOILERS UP UNTIL CHAPTER 3! If you haven't gotten too far into the game, bookmark this episode and come back later! You've been warned!

Come listen to our initial thoughts and let us know what Champion is your favorite to play as, and make sure you join us next next week as we do a full spoilercast!

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Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 135 - The Animated Zelda 80’s Cartoon

Episode 135 - The Animated Zelda 80’s Cartoon

November 16, 2020

Welcome to... Virtual Theater?! We've got a special episode for you! I'm moving this weekend and Al is busy, so instead of skipping a week, we decided to pull an episode out of the vaults that up until now has been Patreon exclusive to Virtual Theater podcast listeners! If you didn't know, Virtual Theater is my other podcast, where we focus on video game movies and the stories that shape them, and one sub-series we've been doing is an episode-by-episode commentary on the ridiculous Legend of Zelda 80's cartoon!

Come and laugh with Gooey and I as we go over episode #1 "The Ringer"! If you like what you hear and want to listen to more, please consider heaving over to Virtual Theater's Patreon page and becoming a member to get the rest of the series plus tons of other bonus content!

Enjoy, and see everyone in real time next week!

 

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Virtual Theater - @VirtualTheaterX

Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Gooey Fame - @gooeyfame

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

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