Posts Tagged ‘Skyward Sword’
With Link celebrating 25 years of adventure this year, it’s only fitting that the team behind The Legend of Zelda would gather to give the series a proper reflection. Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, and Koji Kondo discuss the franchise’s past and future, and talk about the qualities that set it apart from any other game. It’s truly incredible how many stellar entries there have been in the series, with no end in sight.
Written by: Daniel Salazar
Princess Zelda sure gets in a lot of trouble
Today, February 21st, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the saga that continues entertaining both young and old, The Legend Of Zelda. No doubt one of Nintendo’s most important franchises along with Super Mario Bros, Nintendo has taken advantage of every entry in the series to show off each console’s capabilities, often resulting in the most fun, entertaining and dare I say iconic experiences we’ve had on their systems.
To celebrate, this year Nintendo will release Skyward Sword, the long awaited Wii title said to make the most of the heavily marketed Wii MotionPlus technology, which increases the Wiimote sensibility resulting in more precise motion control. The controller add-on adds a depth that rivals both Microsoft’s and Sony’s latest Motion peripherals.
Shigeru Miyamoto — creator of the Zelda series– has declared that the main influence for the franchise dates back to his childhood , exploring his neighborhood surroundings, making him feel like he was on his own little adventure. The first title in the series The Legend of Zelda released for the Famicon/NES in 1986 continues to be to this day one of the most influential — and often culturally referenced — video game titles ever made. Even in last year’s feature film Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, the movie included many references to the game and even borrowed some of its soundtrack. It’s been reported that to get permission from Nintendo, Edgar Wright the director of the film described one of the songs (likely the fairy theme) as a lullaby for this generation — I have little doubt that any gamer would disagree with him.
After 25-years, it’s only fitting that we take a quick look through some of Link’s most emblematic adventures through the years. Check out the list below the break!…