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We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. The Legend of Zelda released on the NES in Japan on February 21, 1986, and it began a series that many regard as one of the best in all of video games. As its 35th anniversary drew closer, many. Zelda Arrow Nintendo Switch Lite Skin, Legend of Zelda Nintendo Switch Lite Console Vinyl, Breathe of the Wild Cover, 3M Vinyl LuxSkinsOfficial 4.5 out of 5 stars (15). Since the initial release of The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, there has been a slew of titles released in The Legend of Zelda series. Each game in the Legend of Zelda series is an adventure. Some games are all about a certain type.

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The Legend of Zelda turned 35 on Sunday, February 21, but Nintendo let the anniversary pass by without making much noise. If you’re a fan of the publisher’s major adventure series, you might find the silence distressing. But if you look at the anniversary as marketing, Nintendo’s decisions make more sense.

When a corporation celebrates an anniversary, it is with the purpose of selling more products. And the way that Nintendo is going to maximize its return on these marketing efforts is to spread them out and let them breathe.

The first consideration when it comes to the timing of a Zelda anniversary is Mario. Nintendo’s 35th anniversary celebration for Super Mario is still ongoing. It’s unlikely that Nintendo would want celebrations for Zelda and Mario to overlap. It would get more from each if it put some separation between the two events.

The company is ending the Mario anniversary on March 31.

In addition to Mario, Nintendo is also worried about getting the most from each and every new Zelda product going forward.

Skyward Sword is the first step on the Zelda 35th Anniversary journey

Even if Nintendo does start rolling out the party balloons and birthday cake for Zelda, don’t expect it all to come at once. This is still marketing. And Nintendo will want to position The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD out in front.

This is one of the biggest reasons that Nintendo didn’t talk about other Zelda beyond Skyward Sword HD in its latest Direct video event. The company doesn’t want other Zelda games to distract from its attempts to bring back Skyward Sword.

Sure, it could’ve released Wind Waker and Twilight Princess at the same time, but the company wants Zelda fans all focused on Skyward Sword.

So instead of creating a situation where other Zelda releases on Switch cannibalize sales that could’ve gone to Skyward Sword, Nintendo will create a steady cadence of releases to celebrate the series. That will start with Skyward Sword HD in July, but we should hear about what is coming soon after that this summer.

Again, the key word here is marketing. Nintendo wants to create a story for Zelda fans that will lead them to spending the most money possible. That begins with Skyward Sword HD in July, continues with the likely ports of Wind Waker/Twilight Princess HD, and then may culminate finally with the launch of Breath of the Wild 2.

The idea is to create key moments that Zelda fans won’t want to miss out on. And to partake in the first step of the festivities, all you have to do is drop $60 for a Wii remaster.


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The Legend of the
Goddesses and the Hero

Where a world and a hero are born.


The Era of the
Goddess Hylia

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Armed with the Goddess Sword, Link leaves his home on the floating island of Skyloft to rescue his childhood friend, Zelda, who has been kidnapped.

The Ancient Battle and the
Reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia

The Return to the Surface

Sky Era

Era of Chaos

Era of Prosperity

The Establishment
of Hyrule Kingdom

Force Era

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Link must shrink to the size of a bug to restore the Picori Sword and save Hyrule from the evil Vaati.

The Rise of the Evil Vaati

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

The evil sorcerer Vaati has risen again. Now Link must use the Four Sword to split into four heroes to defeat him and save Princess Zelda.

The Resurrection of Vaati

Era of the Hero of Time
(Child Era/Adult Era)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ganondorf has claimed the Triforce and taken over Hyrule. Link must now summon the seven sages to imprison the villain and save the kingdom.

The Sacred World Becomes the
Dark World

Ganondorf Becomes
Demon king Ganon

The fate of the hero

At this point, time splits into two paths—one where the hero of Hyrule is victorious, and another where he falls in battle.

The Decline of Hyrule
and the Last Hero

Where the Demon King rises to threaten Hyrule.

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Era of Light and Dark

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Young Link is awakened by a telepathic message from Princess Zelda, who has been locked in the depths of Hyrule Castle by Agahnim, an evil wizard.

The Resurrection of Ganon

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Stranded on Koholint Island, Link searches for eight musical instruments that will help him escape.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Link is summoned to Hyrule Castle by the Triforce itself, beginning a parallel set of thrilling adventures.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Link leaps into a 2D world to stop a mysterious villain named Yuga, who is turning people into paintings.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes

Three heroes must unite to take on a witch known as The Lady, who has cast a curse on the princess of Hytopia.

Golden Era

The Monarchs of Hyrule
Use The Triforce

Era of Decline

The Legend of Zelda

A young boy named Link must travel to Death Mountain and defeat the pig-like monster, Ganon, to restore peace to the kingdom of Hyrule.

The Resurrection of Ganon

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

A teenage Link embarks on a journey to awaken the sleeping maiden, Zelda, and learn the origin of the Triforce.

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The Resurrection of Ganon
is Prevented

Time splits again

After the events of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the timeline splinters yet again, this time between the Child and Adult timelines. Choose a path to reveal Hyrule's different destinies.

The Twilight Realm
and the Legacy of the Hero

Where both the Moon and shadow fall.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Link must travel through time to stop the moon from wiping out the entire planet.

The Demon Thief,
Ganondorf, is Executed


Twilight Era

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

A humble ranch hand named Link is thrust into battle to save the Kingdom from being engulfed in darkness.

The Shadow Invasion

Shadow Era

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

Four versions of Link must work together to defeat the mysterious Shadow Link.

The Reincarnation of Ganondorf

The Resurrection of Vaati

The Hero of the Winds
and a New World

Where a great flood consumes the land.

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Era Without a Hero

Ganondorf is Resurrected

Hyrule is Sealed and then Flooded

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Era of the Great Sea

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

A young boy named Link must travel the seas to rescue his sister, Aryll, who’s been kidnapped by a giant bird.

Ganondorf is Resurrected

Era of the Great Voyage

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Link must find the necessary items to forge the Phantom Sword to defeat a life-eating monster named Bellum.

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New Continent Discovered

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Era of Hyrule’s Rebirth

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Link and Princess Zelda set out on a train-bound adventure to uncover the mysterious disappearance of the Spirit Tracks.

Demon King Malladus is Resurrected