Link takes over Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary

Chris Scott Barr - Mar 4, 2016, 9:35 am CST
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Link takes over Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary

Nintendo has been having a pretty big week. Just this past Saturday, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original Pokemon games. While their celebrations have been numerous for the pocket monster franchise, today marks the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD along with the 30th anniversary of the franchise, and they’ve teamed up with Google to celebrate.

Twilight Princess is possibly the most interesting game in the Zelda franchise. Not necessarily for the gameplay, but because of how the game has been released. It is the only such game to get a full release on three consecutive consoles. It was originally released on the GameCube, and then the entire game was mirrored for the Wii release, so that Link would hold his sword in the right hand (to accommodate people using the Wiimote in their right hand). And now it has been remastered for the Wii U launch.

Well, if you happen to be getting on Google Maps today, you might see that the Pegman that you’re used to is looking a little different. He’s now dressed the part of Link, and has his Hylian Shield and Master Sword equipped, so that he can save the land.

What good is Link on your map, if he can’t find his way to Hyrule Castle, or Kokiri Forest? Well, you can find their equivalent locations here on Earth, by checking out this handy map. It’ll take some time to travel to all of the different locations, as they’re spread out across the world.

The tiny Hero of Time will be appearing on Google Maps for the next five days, so you’ll have plenty of time to imagine that you’re him, as you plot your way through your city, and figure out where the next piece of the Triforce is.


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