Gorgeous wallpapers and more ring in Zelda's 25th anniversary

Just in case you’re not in the habit of rooting through Nintendo’s official site every day, they dropped a gross of Zelda love over the weekend in celebration of Link’s 25th B-day. WARNING: This is awesome.

Above: PURDY!

If all that ultra high-res art weren’t enough to soothe the savage Zelda fan… well, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! LOOK AT THIS!

Above: This and more await your desktop's background. CLICK HERE!

Anyhoo, also on Nintendo’s site, there’s a brief, yet life-affirmingly thorough history of all of Link’s appearances…

Above: All of these are clickable and interactive, appearing with a game screenshot and with a pic of the classic console on which each game originally appeared *drool*

As well as the full orchestral E3 performance, a tutorial on how to draw Link, and a 20-second Zelda animation contest that’ll apparently by judged by the series creators. So if you’ve got Flipnote Studios up and running, as well as the balls to submit your fan art to none other than Shigeru Miyamoto himself for review, get clicking on over there.

Above: Finally excuuuuused by the princess

Aug 8, 2011


  • tiuds50 - August 9, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Don't know if anyone else noticed they screwed up the OOT images in the timeline..... Just saying
  • veryweirdguy - August 9, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    Oh man I really hope that symphony show does Scotland. (And for cheaper than the London show...£62.50? Sheesh.)
  • 4fromK - August 9, 2011 3:52 a.m.

    Ahhh what a nice Article Brett... wait its by Chris? c-c-c-c-....
  • ChiChiRocket - August 9, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but did they mix up the OoT and the OoT 3D pictures?
  • Crabhand - August 9, 2011 2:06 a.m.

    Oh, I like very much. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Mr. Antista.
  • shawksta - August 9, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    SO FREAKIN AWESOME! @510BrotherPanda Nintendo wanted to experiment and let Team Ninja, an outside 3rd Party Try it, like how Capcom was given Minish Cap to do. If they didnt care, they wouldnt give us Metroid Prime Trilogy @db1331 again, perfect motion is the key of this game. and while your taste might be different, it doesnt mean it was bad to others.
  • TheWebSwinger - August 9, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    Agh. If only I were a Zelda fan, I would totally use that Phantom Hourglass wallpaper
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 8, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    @cultofthedreamer I wish, but Nintendo doesn't care for Metroid the same as it does for Mario and Zelda. Look at how meh Other M was, for example. @Chris They got the OoT and OoT3D pictures of Link swapped wrong. Boooooo...
  • reuben0110 - August 8, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    @db1331 What the hell's wrong with Spirit Tracks? It was a great game. Also, Zelda= best franchise ever.
  • salaryman2456 - August 8, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    Zelda symphony - London, tickets booked. I am so glad this site was pointed out as I never would have checked to see if it was happening in the UK otherwise.
  • Hydrohs - August 8, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Chris, I probably never would have known this existed if you didn't point it out, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • Gorlack312 - August 8, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    Still waiting for that amazing piece of fan art to be recognized officially so I can get it as a wall scoll.
  • db1331 - August 8, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Every time I see those birds from Skyward Sword I get so nervous that the game is going to be fucking horrible. If it's not a fairly substantial step up in quality from Spirit Tracks, I might be hanging up my Master Sword for good.
  • cultofthedreamer - August 8, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Nothing for metroid/samus?!
  • YamiLink03 - August 8, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    The last image is reminiscent of ALttP's book manual where link is sleeping at the foot of the tree trunk.
  • KuwaSanjuro - August 8, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    Woooo. Love Zelda so much, these images are great.
  • Thequestion 121 - August 8, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Aw yeah :D
  • Hobojedi - August 8, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    <3 Incredible.
  • Zepaw - August 8, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    Is the one after Wind Waker for Skyward Sword? It does not seem familiar but it is fantastic.
  • Gnilres - August 8, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    The Skyward Sword one made me forget my depression for a while. Harry Potter DH2)

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