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Name That Zelda Contest Winner

After a suspense-filled weekend of number-crunching, we're finally ready to reveal the winner of the Hyrule Historia book!

Last weekend I started a contest for you guys to try and guess what the next Zelda game would be named, as well as discuss some concepts you thought would make for a great game. We got an overwhelming amount of responses, with the contest post receiving a whopping 528 comments before the end of the deadline on Friday. I spent the weekend going through all of your thoughts and ideas and tallying up the entries and then pulled a random number to decide who won. I’m happy to announce that the winner of the Hyrule Historia book is Eric Turgeon. His contribution was:

The Legend of Zelda: Gatekeeper’s Secret

Of course, many of you had great ideas and great names combined, so I wanted to highlight some of the best from the comments we received on here. The most upvoted comment by you guys was from The Clockwork Being, whose chosen name for the next game is The Legend of Zelda: The Arcane Tetraforce. The premise of that game as stated is:

The Legend of Zelda: The Arcane Tetraforce

The trifore has always had 3 pieces left by the goddesses that left Hyrule but the only reason for the hole in the middle of triforce is because there is a hidden goddess that never left earth. Ganon learns about this and decides to quest after it. Link possessing the triforce of Courage, Ganon the one of power and Zelda the one of Wisdom they cant find the last triforce unless they are leaded by someone not possessing a triforce but that possesses Power, Wisdom and Courage regardless of if he is evil or good. Ganon seeks this goes to find the person possessing all the attributes

Commenter Sequoia jokingly submitted the name, The Legend of Zelda: Swag of Tingle. Commenter The Unknown Legacy also had a fleshed out idea, called The Legend of Zelda: Path of Despair:

Legend of Zelda: Path of Despair

or Path of Darkness
In this Zelda, link finds a forbidden item which is a mirror when he looks through it he see’s himself covered in darkness and evil of course, its dark link dark link manages to nab him and take him inside the mirror and goes to normal link’s world he pretends to be normal link and is attempting to destroy Hyrule while link is trapped in the other world his whole adventure is finding a way to get away from there in this game you also take control of Zelda since of course she suspects the dark link in the end you learn that the dark link was the first ever link from legend of Zelda who wants to get revenge on the goddesses for putting them on an endless cycle with Zelda and Ganon.

My personal favorite of all the ideas and descriptions provided falls to commenter Tom Brandow, who submitted the idea The Legend of Zelda: United Scribes. He describes the game as follows:

The Legend of Zelda: United Scribes

Have a new item like a magic pen which can utilize the tablet. Draw symbols to open doors or make your own maps like in Phantom Hour Glass. At specified locations drawing a symbol of wind or a snowflake could effect the whole area making new areas accessible. United for the miiverse integration which would allow the ancient scribes (actually data from other wiiUs) to leave clues in temples like old maps or scribbles on the walls, or even create a new interesting mail system. Worth a shot.

Many of you shared ideas for the same concepts, such as shifting dimensions, involving the wind, or even having other characters in the series be the main protagonist, such as Zelda and Navi. All in all it was a great contest and we were more than thrilled to see so many people interested in Nintendo’s upcoming works. We’ll have more contests coming your way soon for many different things, so keep reading Wii U Daily!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004766431201 Barney Stinson

    That person won. I knew. Or did I? A leprechaun?!? WRONG!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004766431201 Barney Stinson

      This is a line from my upcoming book. “The life of an insane guy.” Preorder now of Amazon,and get yourself a free pair of socks-Signed by me.

      • Nintedward

        No.

  • Levi Johansen

    Swag of Tingle… OOH BOY!!! :D

  • Tom Brandow

    Congrats to the winner. Do more things like this in the future. This was fun.

    • Guest

      winner had a HORRIBLE TITLE AND DOESNT PLAY ZELDA

      • bizzy gie

        It was a random drawing.

  • Revolution5268

    how the hell did i not win? and are suposes to wright a description as well? thats not what the rules said.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      It was not required to write a description. As you can see, the winner didn’t. The winner was chosen randomly from everyone who submitted a name. I merely highlighted some of the concepts people posted.

      • CaesarGood

        Did you all not get my email that I sent??

      • Revolution5268

        ok i get it now.

  • http://twitter.com/MajestyXXII MajestyXXII

    The Legend of Zelda: Yolo

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiftyraccoon Luke Evans

    I didn’t win for my lazy submissions :(

  • WarioForever

    Congratulations, Eric! :)

    • Guest

      Eric sukcs

  • Only a few are true gamers

    This contest was boring beside i already own the book.Now im waiting for the new zelda game

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004766431201 Barney Stinson

      Same here.

      The U LoZ is meant be focusing on adventure,no? That’s the one thing I hated about SS.We were limited to 3 worlds.

  • bizzy gie

    Maybe my title was too real for people to handle.

    Conrats Eric!

    • Guest

      your title was too gay for this contest fagget

      • bizzy gie

        *faggot If you’re going to troll a forum, please do so with proper grammar.

        • Guest

          Ur idea wasnt nominated u sucjk you fagget

          • bizzy gie

            And you’re STILL spelling faggOt wrong. I wasn’t being serious. Just so you understand, my title was Legend of Zelda: Zelda Finally Gets Off Her Lazy A** And Lives Up To Her “Legend” Status.

            You on the other hand seriously attempted a submission, failed, and are now lashing out because you can’t accept that your idea was garbage.

  • CaesarGood

    none of those, not one sounds like a zelda game…

    • The Clockwork Being

      Come on mine does…

      • dylanbob121

        legend of zeld:swag of tingle was the best

        • The Clockwork Being

          LOL funniest one

        • Guest

          Gayest one LOL

  • The Unknown Legacy

    Hey that’s my idea! :D
    Although I didn’t win, I’m really happy I was mentioned. I’m happy to have participated! And congrats to the winner! I hope there are more contests!

    • Guest

      Well your idea was stupid you dont know anything about Zelda you dumbfuck

      • The Clockwork Being

        Whats wrong bro. Just because you didnt get nominated doesnt give you the right to insult a honorary mention. Go home troll you suck

        • Guest

          Dude your idea isnt better dumbfuck. And plsu my idea at least made sense dont defend this guy just let him defend himself fagget

          • The Clockwork Being

            Dude, sorry. TROLL GTFO YOU DIDNT GET NOMINATED YOU LOSE JUST GET OUT. There is no worth arguing this matter

          • Guest

            Your idea SUCKS fagget i cant believe you got nominated. Troll? Im just stating the obvious gay boy. if you were in charge of a zelda game, with your ideas you would destroy the franchise. The arcane tetraforce, its triforce you dumbfuck im sure you never played zleda at allls

          • Silent

            Says the guy who cant spell a curse right. Or the majority of other words.

          • Guest

            well you didnt event get nominated silent shit heaads!! you suck as much as your bofriends LOL get off of here you troll

          • The Unknown Legacy

            says the one who wasn’t not nominated. and really? calling others gay and faggots? please do carry on spreading the butthurt. you’re also calling others trolls when they are defending those who are RIGHT. your comments are only filled with hatred and anger and you’re trying to put the others down to your level. you’re pretty much the troll here…

          • Silent

            Not only that, his trolling is a complete failure and it is obvious he is crying over a small contest. I call 10 years old for this one. Strike that, five. Yeah, thats more like it. Btw, Nice Idea. I didnt participate in the contest but your idea is brilliant.

          • Guest

            contest that tyou are trolling on you not getty nominated so you suck. Im sure i ocuould have gotten nominatted but you know ideas like the fagget being and fagget legacies were in the wyan of muine so you suck troll. Silent sex

          • Guest

            Troll boy fagget you dont even play zelda sooo suckss uit up you losser

          • Silent

            Lol, do you see me raging about just because i didn’t get nominated. LOL I didn’t even participate. You are an arsefaced girl that’s crying over a contest. Aww….cant stand the smell of loss, heh buddy.

          • Silent

            Aww…U mad sis?

          • The Unknown Legacy

            you dumbass tetra = 4. he clearly explained : “The trifore has always had 3 pieces left by the goddesses that left Hyrule but the only reason for the hole in the middle of triforce is because there is a hidden goddess that never left earth.” good job you made yourself look like a complete idiot who didn’t even give the chance to read other people’s ideas.

          • Guest

            Htere was always a triforce why change it. Stop defending your boyfriend you fagget. his idea=horrible. just admit y our boyfriend sucks and doesnt even play zelda like you and i will be happy. #faggetsarealwayswrong

          • The Unknown Legacy

            He didn’t change anything, He only added. It would’ve been better if you started this argument in a more civilised way. You could’ve told me why you’re against my idea and how you would change it. And also maybe ask me which zelda games I have and haven’t played. But I shouldn’t expect much from a 5 year old who cant spell. Let alone the name of the game…. And although I’m not gay, sexual orientation does not change the fact that you’re wrong and it shouldn’t be used as an insult. This only proves my point that you’re a little kid who probably only plays COD.

          • Guest

            your still gay because you defend your boyfriend

          • Silent

            U mad sis?

          • Silent

            U mad little sis? Perhaps want us to laugh at you some more?

          • The Unknown Legacy

            lol thanks! although the idea does have some flaws, i do believe dark link should be more than just a boss battle in water temple. again, thanks! it really makes me happy seeing someone sharing my vision!

          • Guest

            Bitch my idea was bosss yours idea sucks SUCKS just get it alredy gosh just go with your gay boyfriends

          • The Clockwork Being

            Just handle the truth its just a contest calm down man. You are a really bad troll plus get your grammar upgraded.

          • Silent

            Well, if your idea was better than his, why didnt it win? U mad sisie?

          • Guest

            your obviouskly a troll bro GTFO

          • Silent

            You are obviously a fake. Seriously, get an elementary education, maybe you will fake someone better. Btw, The psychologist says he can treat your bipolar problems. He says to come ASAP before….you know….him….takes over.

          • Guest

            Yeha thank your boyfriens fagget

          • Guest

            Im laughins at your mom. I bet your entries was damn horrible gay bioy

          • Silent

            You are an idiot. I DID NOT PARTICIPATE Lol what a complete whore.

          • Guest

            your an idiot you were a pussy to participate go with your boyfriend now

          • The Clockwork Being

            Dude STFO you suck at trolling

          • Guest

            Dude STFO you suck atrolling and at Zlda ok now stop playing the game you fagg

          • Silent

            Btw, please make sure to change your picture so that they bippie guy right here does not end up confusing others.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Oh sure. Hey maybe ill put a Zelda image like that the troll can remember my idea was better than his when he looks at it. LOL

          • Guest

            talk to your gay boyfriend in bed

          • Silent

            It is so easy to tell which of you is the civilized one.

          • Guest

            Your right, im a whor asshole who cnat controll himself over a contest. Im sorrry for being and ideot gay guy.

          • The Clockwork Being

            LOOOOL yeah you’re an idiot.

          • Guest

            that is not me obviously slient used a fagget gay boy trick just admit your all gys and dont play zleda

          • Silent

            Are you bipolar then? LOL, omg you are so funny.

          • Guest

            are you gay then

          • Silent

            Still bipolar. Cant handle the truth heh sis?

          • Silent

            Apology rejected. I dont change my views about an idiot.

      • The Unknown Legacy

        Made it on the list. don’t care. Why you angry though? seems to me you’re letting out your anger because your idea wasn’t mentioned? Either way, I don’t need to put up with a coward hiding behind his screen.

        • Guest

          Im angry because your ideas dont make sens you faggat

          • Silent

            Youre just jealous.

          • Guest

            Your just gays..

          • Silent

            What? What was that? I can’t understand you with all your crying. Please cry louder and try again.

          • The Clockwork Being

            This guy is obviously a troll. He just comes on this site to troll what a loser.

          • Guest

            Dude check the comments in 5 min. You’ll see something funny.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Fine ill wait.

          • Guest

            yeah wait for filthy animal sex with Unknow legacies and silent fagboy

          • Man

            Okay, you know what, stop. Just stop. It’s easy; just turn off the computer and walk away. There is no point in saying “You’re idea sucks” or “You’re a retard.” It’s absolutely pointless. Can’t you understand that? It’s over, move on! I don’t give a damn if you call me gay, or a faggot, or anything else. It doesn’t matter to me. Can you act like an adult and just keep quiet? Jeez, why do I even have to give this lecture? Seriously, you should know better. I feel like I’m talking to a three-year old.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Silent this guy is just wasting our time. Lets get out of here and talk to him later. This guy is obviously a horrible troll.

          • Silent

            True

          • Guest

            true that your a fag?

  • The Clockwork Being

    Happy to see my idea was a bright one and that it was a honorary mention. Thanks Ashley K for mentioning me, thanks for this contest and hope there are more of these.

    • Guest

      Gay name anyways but you know you still got mentioned out of pity

  • Fuzunga

    What was the point of this contest if you just picked a number out of a hat?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.hendrey Joe Hendrey

    “The Legend of Zelda: The Arcane Tetraforce”
    I actually had a similar idea a couple of years ago but the 4th element of the triforce was to be the twilight piece and be something wishy-washy like “love”. Then I’d bring midna back (in her princess form) as the 4th triforce bearer and have her team up with Link, Zelda and a descendant of Ganondorf and have them all fight off some evil from outside Hyrule completely. The thinking being that the gods originally created the triforce for a reason (I’m not that up with the lore) that must have been important enough that it was worth all the trouble it caused.

    Mostly I just want a co-op zelda though. Portal 2 co-op was amazing. I think applying the zelda formula to that sort of thing could be super cool

  • Tekina Sibawo

    I love Arcane Tetraforce. The concept anyway. I don’t like the idea of playing as someone else other than link…though Link doesn’t ALWAYS have the triforce or courage. Maybe on his path he discovers the triforce of courage and the other goddess…it’s a really cool idea

    The dark link one is cool too though personally I wouldn’t like a game where the entire premise is escaping. Though something set before the time split where ganon tries to get the triforce and in your quest you stop him (like somewhere by dungeon 2) and THEN you get trapped by dark link. You know, the legend of Zelda has never done a metroid-type thing (where you start with tons of power, then lose everything and have to rebuild). That would be cool

    It sucks that I missed this. I was away and out of contact for a while

    congrats to the winner.

    • The Clockwork Being

      thanks im glad my idea was a good one in your eyes. And hey if you would have participate what would you have name yours

      • Tekina Sibawo

        I’ll need a few days to get back to you on that one, lol. The downside of going away…is when you come back…all your work is there and nobody does it for you!

        and your idea is awesome. The second I read it I imagined cutscenes and story plots, how the mythology of the series would fit, even a dungeon or two.

    • Guest

      tthose 2 ideas suck as much as their gay users

  • djf

    the Legend of Zelda: Shards of The Past

  • djf

    Warning TROLLS ahead