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 installment 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