Monday, February 21, 2011

25th Anniversary of Zelda

Today, 25 years ago The Hyrule Fantasy: The Legend of Zelda was released in Japan for the Family Computer Disk System spawning one of the most popular video game franchises ever created. It was succeeded by 14 other main games, several re-releases and remastered versions, some spin-offs and cameos in popular fighting games.

It is unknown, what Nintendo will do to celebrate this anniversary. But we'll see many new Zelda releases this year including Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS, Link's Awakening DX on the 3DS Virtual Console, a Zelda augmented reality card shipped with the 3DS and of course the newest title in the series, Skyward Sword on the Wii. And there might be other surprise releases, which Nintendo hasn't announced yet. So, it's going to be a great year.

Happy Birthday, Zelda!

25 years of Zelda @ IGN
25 years of Zelda @ Kotaku


Romplayer said...

You might also like this amazing picture:
(click on the picture to enlarge)

Making-Of video:

Though I've played nearly all Zelda games, there are a few figures I can't recognize.
How about you?

TourianTourist said...

Yeah, thanks, I've seen this, it's amazing.

I'm not sure about the old man next to the Ezlo and Oshus, the one with the green cap and the staff. Is that Sahasrahla? Or Ezlo's true form? Dunno. And the robed figure at the bottom, that looks like Zelda in TP, is holding a baby. Don't know what's that all about.

But the rest is fairly recognizeable. Just ask.

TourianTourist said...

Ah, according to ZU forums the old guy is indeed Sahasrahla. And the robed figure with the baby is supposed to be Link's mother from Ocarina of Time...