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Video gamers have had countless adventures over the past few decades. The y defeated archenemies, saved worlds and found their great love. Hardly any other adventure series was as influential and popular as “
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It all started in 1986
While the young protagonist Link took up sword and shield for the first time in Japan on February 21, 1986, Western video game fans had to be patient until 1987. Only then could they hold the game module for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in their hands for the first time, which attracted attention with its unusual golden color.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, the latest installment in the main series, which was released in 2017 for Nintendo Switch and Wii U, sold more than 21.45 million copies by December 2020 alone.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” originally published for the Nintendo 64 is considered by “Metacritic”, a website that aggregates ratings, to be the best video game ever published. This puts it just ahead of “Breath of the Wild”, which with a score of 97 – with a maximum of 100 – also ranks at the top of the comparison.
What’s next for the anniversary?
The Legend of Zelda” series, said that the group would not like to share any news about the successor announced at the E3 video game fair in 2019 these days. However, development is progressing smoothly and fans will receive new information later in the year. Many are currently still hoping that “Breath of the Wild 2” will be released by Christmas business 2021 at the latest.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” published in 2011 for the Nintendo Wii is to get a new HD version for the Switch, which will be available from July 16, 2021. Among other things, this should also offer a revised control system. Joy-Con controllers in the Zelda design should also appear on this day.