Graphic shows the history of the Zelda franchise, from its inception in 1986, to the latest instalment due out on September 20, 2019.
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GAMING

A concise history of Nintendo’s Zelda game series

By Ninian Carter

September 20, 2019 - Nintendo’s much-anticipated remake of “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” goes on sale September 20.

Early word suggests that the Switch remake of the classic 1993 Game Boy game is going to be a huge hit, with the new isometric 3D perspective and lush, colourful environments scoring highly with reviewers.

For the uninitiated, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is an action-adventure game focused on exploration and combat, with the player controlling Link across Koholint Island, while fighting monsters and exploring underground dungeons.

This iteration of the game is Nintendo’s 25th Zelda console release, the first being The Legend on Zelda on its NES console in 1986. The franchise has been an enormous success for the gaming giant – second only to Mario — selling in excess of 109 million units.

PUBLISHED: 18/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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