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Episode 217 - Our Best Ideas For A Zelda/Metroid Crossover!

Episode 217 - Our Best Ideas For A Zelda/Metroid Crossover!

June 20, 2022

Unfortunately, Andy and Al both managed to come down with Covid, so they weren't able to record a new show this week, but fret not! We didn't want to leave anyone hanging, so we dug into the Omega Metroid Podcast archives for a never-heard-before episode featuring Andy and Zelda Dungeon's own Rod Lloyd breaking down what they would want to see in a potential crossover between the two Nintendo franchises!

Be sure to tune in next week as we get back on schedule and answer all of your Twitter questions! For more Metroid podcast content, make sure to head over to Omega Metroid!

 

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Episode 216 - Zelda’s Percentages: What Are The Odds Of These Statements Coming True?

Episode 216 - Zelda’s Percentages: What Are The Odds Of These Statements Coming True?

June 13, 2022

Good day, good day, and welcome to yet another show where we still don't know anything about Breath of the Wild 2 or when the next Nintendo Direct might be. It's not all bad news though, as this week, we participated in Linktober's Zelda Creator Con and had a really fun show, debuting a new segment called Zelda's Percentages. The premise is simple: we read a statement and then assign a percentage on the likelihood of it coming true or not! Does the sequel sell less than half of the original Breath of the Wild? Is there any way that corpse isn't Ganondorf? Is Zelda next in line for a movie? Are we paying full price each for The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD?

All this and more, plus a little movie talk! Come and hang out with us on this rainy Monday!

 

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Episode 215 - Breath of the Wild 2 Will Finally Be Fully Revealed and Other Nintendo Direct Predictions!

Episode 215 - Breath of the Wild 2 Will Finally Be Fully Revealed and Other Nintendo Direct Predictions!

June 6, 2022

Welcome to the Zelda Cast! This week, we are laying down some heavy predictions for the as-of-yet unannounced Nintendo Direct that we're presuming will slot in the usual E3 time frame (if E3 was happening this year, that is). Andy and Al argue about whether or not it's finally time for Nintendo to pull the lid back on Breath of the Wild 2 and completely show us what this game is all about, plus, have differing opinions as to if any ports of classic Zelda games will get revealed or not. Plus, is it finally time to get a glance at Metroid Prime 4? How about the long rumored Super Mario Odyssey 2? And what kind of presence will Mario Kart have? New courses only, or maybe more?

All this, PLUS predictions about Donkey Kong Country, Xenoblade, Advance Wars, My Time in Portia, Goldeneye, and more! Let us know what you think of our predictions on Twitter and who you think will come out on top!

 

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The Champions’ Cast Is Getting A New Name: The Zelda Cast!

The Champions’ Cast Is Getting A New Name: The Zelda Cast!

June 3, 2022

To everyone that's been following the Zelda Dungeon podcast for the last four an a half years, we've got some news for you: the podcast will be undergoing a name change! Four and a half years ago when I decided I wanted to revive the Zelda Informer Podcast (that's going waaay back!), the hip and happening thing in the Zelda world was The Champions' Ballad, the last piece of downloadable content for Breath of the Wild. Wanting to play on that name, The Champions' Cast was born! For over four years, we've podcasted weekly about all things Zelda, from Breath of the Wild to Ocarina of Time to Wand of Gamelon to Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland to literally anything even kind of associated with The Legend of Zelda. With that in mind, we thought it was fitting that with the upcoming Breath of the Wild 2 around the corner, we establish a name that better represents what our show is all about: The Zelda Cast!

So what does this mean for longtime listeners of the show? Are there any earth shattering changes you should expect? In a word: nope! All that will change is the name and the logo of the show (which I have to admit, I've wanted to do for a while. I love me some blue, but when I think Zelda, I think the color green. Is that just me?). You'll still get weekly episodes, you'll still hear Al and I on our grind every week, you'll still have episodes download automatically if you're subscribed. There's no change!

One new thing is that the podcast is now on Twitter! We plan on having lots of show clips and other discussion points, so make sure to give us a follow: @TheZeldaCast. We're also planning on live streaming EVERY SHOW on Twitch going forward, @TheZeldaCast, so make sure you're following to check out the podcast in real time! Furthermore, new merch will be available soon!

Check out all of our existing social media and podcast channels and make sure you're following and subscribing (you can even advertise on the show!). Thank you for all the support and we can't wait to keep bringing you weekly Zelda content!

 

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Episode 214 - Would A Playable Princess Zelda Make Breath of the Wild 2 Worth The Wait?

Episode 214 - Would A Playable Princess Zelda Make Breath of the Wild 2 Worth The Wait?

May 30, 2022

Recently, we ran a staff feature asking our writing staff what one specific thing Breath of the Wild 2 could do that would make the 6 year development time worth the wait. Answers varied from having a playable Princess Zelda to introducing a Dark World to featuring underwater exploration to an emphasis on Malice and its origins and much, much more, so this week, Andy and Al dissect each answer and react and give their own analysis on how likely our staffs wishes are.

Come hang out with us, as we're also talking Star Wars, Stranger Things, Avatar, and a big announcement coming in a few weeks!

 

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Episode 213 - Tri Force Heroes Q&A: Is This The Worst Zelda Game and More Questions Answered

Episode 213 - Tri Force Heroes Q&A: Is This The Worst Zelda Game and More Questions Answered

May 23, 2022

If you've listened to the Champions' Cast even a little, you probably know that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is Andy's least favorite Zelda game, so this week, we asked YOU to send us questions about the 3DS title for us to unpack. In addition to explaining why Andy thinks Tri Force Heroes is a bad Zelda game, the gang answer questions like what did they think of the totem mechanic, what their favorite outfit from the game was, if Lady Maud is an underrated villain, what their opinion on the music is, what could have been improved in the online play, and thoughts on playing solo versus with friends.

You won't want to miss this show, as we cover all this PLUS weigh in on the Mysplaced / Link's Awakening controversy. Come enjoy a holiday Monday (well, for us Canadians anyway!) with us!

 

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Episode 212 - Interviewing Tunic’s Lead Developer Andrew Shouldice

Episode 212 - Interviewing Tunic’s Lead Developer Andrew Shouldice

May 17, 2022

We’ve got a special show for you this week as we catch up with Andrew Shouldice, the lead developer of Tunic, a game we called on this very show “maybe the best Zelda-like game we’ve ever played”. We pick Andrew’s brain about the origins of Tunic, how the project started, how he met his collaborators, the state of Canadian indie developers, what other games inspired Tunic, the manual concept and where that was born, his reaction to the positive reception, what his gaming backlog looks like, and if there’s a chance we see the little Fox back in action again someday.

If you haven’t played Tunic, check out our review and listen to our podcast episode and believe us when we say it’s one of the best Inspired By Zelda games you’ll play.

… PLUS, get ready for a special treat next week, as we are taking YOUR questions about Andy’s least favorite Zelda game: Tri Force Heroes! Submit your questions for next weeks Tri Force Heroes Q&A show on Twitter or Discord!

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Episode 211 - Revisiting The Best Ganon/Ganondorf Fights

Episode 211 - Revisiting The Best Ganon/Ganondorf Fights

May 9, 2022

This week, we had some scheduling snafus that lead us to not being able to record a new episode, BUT instead of taking the week off to relax, recharge, and sip Pina Colada's, we're instead releasing an episode from the vault, one of our best shows, where we are ranking all of Link's showdowns with the King of Evil himself, Ganondorf!

Joined by the amazing Mallo Photography, we get talk all things Ganon in this blast from the past!

 

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Episode 210 - Daily Debate Roundtable!

Episode 210 - Daily Debate Roundtable!

May 2, 2022

With absolutely nothing going on in the world of Zelda, Andy and Al spend this week answering some of the Daily Debates the Zelda Dungeon Writing Team have come up with, and the conversation is fantastic! How long is too long to wait for a sequel? Does that Breath of the Wild 2 footage look a little too good for the Switch? How are choosing as our party if we can pick any Zelda NPC's to back us up in a RPG? What unique dungeon theme should be revisited in the future? What would be the spot in the Zelda world we would just like to chill out in?

All this and a ton of other questions answered in a light and breezy show this week! Don't miss out!

 

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Episode 209 - Tunic Review: Is Tunic the Best Zelda-Like Game Ever?

Episode 209 - Tunic Review: Is Tunic the Best Zelda-Like Game Ever?

April 25, 2022

You know how much we love us a good Zelda-like game, and with Breath of the Wild 2 being delayed, there was no better time for arguably the greatest ever Zelda-like game to grace our consoles: Tunic! The cute adventure of a little fox on a lonely island wears its inspiration on its sleeve and offers an incredibly dense, challenging, fun, at times obtuse, nostalgic adventure all at the same time. The gang are joined by Rod Lloyd, who penned the official Zelda Dungeon review of Tunic, to discuss anything and everything about the game!

Tunic is available on Steam and Xbox right now, and we couldn't recommend it enough! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this touching adventure, so let us know what you think!

 

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