Nintendo Celebrates 25 Years of Zelda

September 22, 2011 by  

The Legend has quite a bit to celebrate this year…

 

SOLD OUT SYMPHONY CONCERT TO BE HELD AT THE HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO AS PART OF THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

  • · ENJOY THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: FOUR SWORDS ANNIVERSARY EDITION AS AN EXCLUSIVE NINTENDO DSiWARE DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
  • · LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE FOR THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD TO BE MADE AVAILABLE

22nd September 2011: 2011 is the year of The Legend of Zelda™ with Nintendo celebrating 25 years since the beginning of the critically-acclaimed franchise. The Legend of Zelda was first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System™ a quarter of a century ago this year, and Nintendo is planning to celebrate in style!

On the 25th October The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour comes to the HMV Hammersmith Apollo for one night only. A 70 piece orchestra will be joined by a choir which will play beautiful and iconic music from the franchises 25 year history. The sell-out performance will include music hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team and guests will be able to preview the latest upcoming instalment in the series – The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword at the performance.

And the celebrations don’t stop there. Download and experience The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on your Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi™XL system; with additional new areas to play and a single player option this is a must for fans of the original game and newcomers alike. The classic multiplayer adventure becomes available to download for free* on the 28th September for a limited time exclusively on Nintendo DSiWare™.

On 18th November Nintendo will be releasing a special limited edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game represents one of the deepest and richest experiences ever produced by Nintendo, taking more than 100 staff members over five years to produce. The limited edition bundle features a copy of the game, a CD featuring selected orchestral arrangements from the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony performance and a rare golden** Wii Remote Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest. Pre-order*** now to avoid disappointment and to secure your copy.

For fans of one of the greatest legends in gaming history, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be playable in advance of its November 18th release at the following locations:

  • · Eurogamer Expo: 22nd – 25th September, Earls Court London
  • · GameCity6: 29th October, various venues, Nottingham

 

For more information about The Legend of Zelda visit www.nintendo.co.uk/zelda

 

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword visit www.nintendo.co.uk/skywardsword

 

For more information on The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary visit www.zelda25th.co.uk

 

Dates for your diary

 

22nd– 25th September Eurogamer Expo

28th September Download The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition

25th October The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert

29th October Gamecity6

18th November The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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