Nintendo Fans Celebrate Legend of Zelda’s 35th Anniversary

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On February 21st, 1986, The Legend of Zelda was launched for the NES in Japan. The game was eventually released in the United States the following year in 1987. Since the first game there have been 18 sequels with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being the most recent mainline game and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity being the most recent spinoff.

While Nintendo has not officially stated anything about the 35th anniversary of one of their most popular franchises, earlier this year they did announce a remastering of 2011’s  Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Switch. Many fans believed that Nintendo would do something similar to last year’s  Mario’s 35th Anniversary Collection.

Despite Nintendo’s silence, many fans have taken to twitter to celebrate the anniversary of one of their favorite video game franchises. Cosplayers, artists, and fans of all kinds have been posting about their favorite memories, games, characters, and hopes for the future of the franchise.

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