Lorde’s ‘Royals’ + The Legend Of Zelda = A Sweet Love Song

Ah, young love. Check out this adorable mash-up by Nerdist of the ridiculously catchy ‘Royals’ by Lorde and Zelda — not only is the result charming, but it’s also chock full of references to the Nintendo franchise.

I apologise if this gets stuck in your head the rest of the day. At least, the original song — which is currently number one on iTunes — has a knack of doing that to me:

Thanks, Bryan!

Princess Zelda: Hy-Rulerz (LORDE Royals remix) [Nerdist]


  • The brief clips of Skyward Sword really make me wanna go back and finish it…
    …but then I remember that usage of the Wii-mote and nun-chuck is essential

    • Not really, a friend mapped all the wiimote strokes to various buttons for the Xbox controller and played through it on dolphin. Not sure how he did it but I took his controller config files and played myself. I’d finished it on the wii beforehand, and the dolphin playthrough was substantially less frustrating, especially when fighting those moblins with electric batons and the homoerotic villain whose name escapes me. Don’t know whether that was because I’d already finished it beforehand or because the game expected input delay where buttons had none though.

      • Dunno if I’d go as far as to say “added” (maybe…), but they definitely didn’t detract from it… I honestly dunno why you’d quit playing because of them.

    • Agree. I was so so happy to find Nintendo dropped (mostly) the motion control and gave me a normally controller for the wiiU. Wind Waker remake is amazing!

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