The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 165 - Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer Thoughts and Other E3 Reactions!

Episode 165 - Breath of the Wild 2 Trailer Thoughts and Other E3 Reactions!

June 15, 2021

E3 finally happened and it did not disappoint! We got a brand new look at the still-untitled sequel to Breath of the Wild, the first footage we've seen in over two years! Come hear our thoughts on the trailer, what we noticed about Link's hand, speculation over the new ruins, our thoughts on Hyrules sky and much more! Plus, we talk about Age of Calamity's DLC, the lack of special Zelda 35th Anniversary stuff, and more!

All that, plus we give our two cents on Metroid Dread (!!!), the newest Smash fighter, and all the big games revealed at E3!

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Episode 164 - The Highs and Lows of Zelda at E3 + Twitch Giveaway Details!

Episode 164 - The Highs and Lows of Zelda at E3 + Twitch Giveaway Details!

June 7, 2021

We're so close we can TASTE it. Eight days away from E3 and the potential revealing of Breath of the Wild 2, Age of Calamity DLC, and Skyward Sword HD details in what seems like it could be a very Zelda heavy presentation has over the moon. Of course, the best way to know where you're going is to know where you've been, so this week, Andy and Al take a look at some of the high points and low spots Zelda has found itself in over the years at E3.

This, plus BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME. We have started a Twitch channel and our first stream will be post-Nintendo Direct on the 15th at 10 am PST. To get our channel kicked off in the right way, we are GIVING AWAY a Champions' Cast t-shirt - all you need to do to enter the draw is go follow the channel. That's it! Click here to go follow and make sure you're hanging out with us live next week!

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Episode 163 - Will Breath of the Wild 2 Be Show at E3 2021 and Other E3 Predictions

Episode 163 - Will Breath of the Wild 2 Be Show at E3 2021 and Other E3 Predictions

May 31, 2021

It seems like forever since the last time we got to say this, but it's E3 Predictions time! Of course, the million dollar question for Zelda fans and Nintendo fans everywhere is after two long years will we finally see Breath of the Wild 2?! The gang disagree on that, but that's not all we're putting money on the table for. Will there be new Zelda amiibo? What's going on with the Age of Calamity DLC, Pulse of the Ancients? Have we seen everything there is to see in Skyward Sword HD, or is there more to be revealed? What new character might join the Smash Ultimate roster? Could we see the reveal of the Switch Pro? And what else might Nintendo have planned beyond Zelda?

Come predict with us and tell us if you're #TeamAndy or #TeamAlasyn on the Breath of the Wild 2 debate!

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Episode 162 - Guess That Zelda Character in 16 Questions Returns!

Episode 162 - Guess That Zelda Character in 16 Questions Returns!

May 24, 2021

A fan favorite makes its triumphant return this week as the gang play a game of "Guess That Zelda Character in 16 Questions" on this week show! Joined by Celeste Roberts of Another Zelda Podcast and Boss Rush Games, they pull out all the stops trying to one up each other. Come play along, and listen to Andy and Al die a thousand slow deaths on one character, Celeste's amazing Hail Mary guess, and Andy pick maybe the most obscure Zelda character ever!

The gang also give their two cents on the Skyward Sword Loftwing amiibo controversy and opine on what gameplay features if any should be hidden behind the amiibo "paywall". Come check out this weeks episode and get ready for next weeks E3 predictions!

 

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Episode 161 - Examining the Best Trailers in Zelda History

Episode 161 - Examining the Best Trailers in Zelda History

May 17, 2021

With E3 just around the corner, and Andy ready to bet his house, his dog, and his shirt on the fact that we'll be seeing a new Breath of the Wild 2 trailer there, we felt like what better time to talk about some of the most impactful and memorable trailer in the Zelda series! We offer commentary, insight, context, memories, and reactions as we reminisce about 11 of the greatest trailers ever, including of course, that Breath of the Wild trailer, which may stand in time as being the greatest trailer for anything, ever!

Al this, PLUS we have some contest teases to plug! Come hang out with us!

... and if you want to watch all the trailers we're talking about, check them out here! In no particular order: Breath of the Wild 2, Ballad of the Goddess, Link's Awakening Reveal, Twilight Princess Title, Twilight Princess E3 2004 Reveal, The Wind Waker HD Launch, Skyward Sword E3 2010, Zelda Wii U E3 2014 Reveal, Majora' Mask 3D, Breath of the Wild E3 2016, Breath of the Wild 2017 Switch Presentation

 

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Episode 160 - Discussing Our Favorite Versions of Princess Zelda

Episode 160 - Discussing Our Favorite Versions of Princess Zelda

May 10, 2021

Another week in the bags as we get closer and closer to E3 and (hopefully) Zelda's return. To help pass the time, we are talking about a different Zelda this week... or actually, a bunch of them! Andy and Alasyn are discussing all of the different appearances of Princess Zelda over the years and which ones they liked and disliked. Everything from the character design to the story to the character arcs and everything else are on the table here, so make sure you check it out and weight in on your favorite versions of Zelda. Unsurprisingly, Andy has an particularly harsh opinion of one of the series' most beloved incarnations of Zelda, so you'll definitely want to check this out!

All this, PLUS some TV talk! House of Cards, The Expanse, Castlevania, and more! Come hang with us!

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Episode 159 - Definitively Ranking Every Boss/Mini-Boss from Ocarina of Time

Episode 159 - Definitively Ranking Every Boss/Mini-Boss from Ocarina of Time

May 2, 2021

Welcome back to another DEFINITIVE RANKING. This time around, we're talking the bosses (and mini-bosses!) of Andy's favorite game, Ocarina of Time! With no fewer than 16 (woo!) creatures to rank, the gang has some pretty dastardly conversation about which bosses rule, and which bosses are a little average. Is steak more important than sizzle in a boss fight? And can Andy and Al compromise to determine the greatest fight in the game? We'll see!

Ganondorf, Dark Link, Bongo Bongo, Dead Hands, Twinrova and SO MUCH MORE! Come tell us what you think about our rankings, and of course, let us know where you stand!

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Episode 158 - Thought Experimenting the Biggest “What If” Scenario’s in Zelda History

Episode 158 - Thought Experimenting the Biggest “What If” Scenario’s in Zelda History

April 26, 2021

Imagine if certain things had turned out differently in the history of Zelda, if just a couple changes had been made in the "real world timeline", how different the Zelda series might look today? It's kind of a mindbend, thinking about how history might look completely different, so this week, the gang goes full bore into the thought experiments to speculate and hypothesize what would have happened if certain things had been different over the years. What if Skyward Sword's E3 demo worked? Would Zelda fans like it more? What if Breath of the Wild had come out for Wii U as intended? Would it have saved that console or doomed the Switch? What if The Wind Waker had used the Spaceworld graphical style? What if the 80's cartoon had more heavily influenced the series going forward?

All these questions discussed and so much more! Come play along with us and let us know YOUR biggest "What If" questions!

 

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Episode 157 - Rental Systems, Wall Merging, Copy Cat Syndrome, and More in A Link Between Worlds Q&A!

Episode 157 - Rental Systems, Wall Merging, Copy Cat Syndrome, and More in A Link Between Worlds Q&A!

April 19, 2021

Another week, another Legend of Zelda game specific Q&A! This week, we asked our community on Discord and Facebook to ask us anything they wanted to about one of the most overlooked games in the franchise: A Link Between Worlds!

Cody Davies of Zelda Universe joins the gang this week to tackle topics like our thoughts on the rental system, was the map too similar to A Link to the Past, who was our favorite Sage, what did we think of the big twist at the end, how much time did we spend in the Milk Bar, and so much more!

Come hang out with us and make sure you're following us so that you can get it in on the action next time we have a Q&A!

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Episode 156 - Is Breath of the Wild 2 Losing Hype, Ilia as a Love Interest, E3 is Back, and More Daily Debates Answered

Episode 156 - Is Breath of the Wild 2 Losing Hype, Ilia as a Love Interest, E3 is Back, and More Daily Debates Answered

April 11, 2021

This week for the show, we do what we always do when there's nothing particularly pressing to talk about: steal the great ideas of our Zelda Dungeon writing team and answer some of their Daily Debates! Tune in and hear our two cents on topics like: is Breath of the Wild 2 losing anticipation? Which Zelda game offers the most replay value? Should the series introduce post game content? Would we name a kid after a Zelda character? Which game do we wish we could experience again for the first time? And Ilia... well, we haven't heard a good Twilight Princess rant in a while, so if you're a fan of that, you're in luck!

All this, PLUS we give our takes on E3 coming back and what that means for Breath of the Wild 2! Come listen!

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