Nintendo Celebrates The 25th Anniversary Of The Legend Of Zelda In Style

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2011 is the year of The Legend of Zelda™ with Nintendo celebrating 25 years since the beginning of the critically-acclaimed franchise.

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary

The Legend of Zelda was first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System™ a quarter of a century ago this year, and Nintendo is planning to celebrate in style!

2011 is the year of The Legend of Zelda™ with Nintendo celebrating 25 years since the beginning of the critically-acclaimed franchise. The Legend of Zelda was first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System™ a quarter of a century ago this year, and Nintendo is planning to celebrate in style.

On the 25th October The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert Tour comes to the HMV Hammersmith Apollo for one night only. A 70 piece orchestra will be joined by a choir which will play beautiful and iconic music from the franchises 25 year history. The sell-out performance will include music hand-picked by Nintendo composer Koji Kondo and his team and guests will be able to preview the latest upcoming installment in the series - The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword at the performance.

And the celebrations don’t stop there. Download and experience The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on your Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DSi™ or Nintendo DSi™XL system; with additional new areas to play and a single player option this is a must for fans of the original game and newcomers alike. The classic multiplayer adventure becomes available to download for free* on the 28th September for a limited time exclusively on Nintendo DSiWare™.

On 18th November Nintendo will be releasing a special limited edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game represents one of the deepest and richest experiences ever produced by Nintendo, taking more than 100 staff members over five years to produce. The limited edition bundle features a copy of the game, a CD featuring selected orchestral arrangements from the The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony performance and a rare golden** Wii Remote™ Plus controller bearing the Hylian Crest. Pre-order*** now to avoid disappointment and to secure your copy.

For fans of one of the greatest legends in gaming history, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be playable in advance of its November 18th release at the following locations:

  •     Eurogamer Expo: 22nd – 25th September, Earls Court London
  •     GameCity6: 29th October, various venues, Nottingham

For more information about The Legend of Zelda visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk/zelda

For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword visit http://www.nintendo.co.uk/skywardsword

For more information on The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary visit http://www.zelda25th.co.uk

Dates for your diary

22nd- 25th September             Eurogamer Expo
28th September                     Download The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition
25th October                            The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert
29th October                            Gamecity6
18th November                        The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  •     Sold out symphony concert to be held at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo as part of the anniversary celebrations
  •     Enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords anniversary edition as an exclusive Nintendo dsiWare download for free
  •     Limited edition bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to be made available

Note to Editors:

*The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available as a free Nintendo DSiWare download until 20th February 2012

**The golden Wii Remote Plus will simply be golden in colour and will not contain any actual precious metals

***Stocks are limited and the limited edition bundle will mainly be available to fans who pre-order. It is possible that part of the stock will be available at retail following the pre-order period.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword can be pre-ordered with or without a Wii Remote Plus, but players will need either a Wii Remote Plus, or Wii Remote™ and Wii MotionPlus™ accessory to play.

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. http://www.nintendo-europe.com/

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