Can you believe it? Time sure flies – it seems like just yesterday that our founder and savior Lars was planting his flag in the soft, untrodden turf of the Zelda fansite realm. Fast forward to today, and Zelda Universe is the hustlingest, bustlingest Zelda fansite out there.

So much has happened in the last year – we’ve had and won tons of contests, we’ve gone through the first Zelda game release since Phantom Hourglass in 2007, and our community has grown by several thousand members. We finally passed the 3,000,000 post mark, Nintendo recognized us by sending us a copy of Spirit Tracks, and we got mentioned in an upcoming issue of Official Nintendo Magazine. There’s so much more that’s happened, and we hope you were here to experience ZU’s 9th consecutive year with us. If you’re new, it’s going to be an exciting future!

To celebrate our ninth year of existence, we’re updating our history page to include some of the most important events from the last year. We’d love to bake you all some cake, but that’s just not our style.

To another healthy year of ZU! And perhaps we’ll actually have something ridiculous planned for our ten year anniversary. A group staff cosplay shot? Dreams could come true!

We lied, we made a cake for you guys. <3

  • Happy birthday, ZU! I've only been with ya for 6 out of the 9, but it's been a trip. Here's to many more! =)

  • ZeldaGurl_

    With my buddie Alonely on this. Only been here for….not as long….. but still. Wish many more years to come. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZU!!!! XD

  • ZeldaGurl_

    With my buddie Alonely on this. Only been here for….not as long….. but still. Wish many more years to come. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZU!!!! XD

  • ChainofTermina

    ooohhh……..That Triforce cake looks goooooood…….[droool]

    ah, well, Happy, uh, Site Creating Day, ZU! I've been here for……..umm, well, I remember I first came here looking for information on an then-upcomeing Zelda game called "The Minish Cap." soooo, hm. MC came out in Jan of 2005, you say? so then, I probably came here sometime in 2004. wow I had no idea I had been coming here for that long. Time DOES fly.

    next year we should have Zelda's (true) Wii title! That should make the next year VERY healthy indeed! WOOT!!

  • Zavara

    Every body make a wish…

  • Zavara

    Every body make a wish…

  • Aniday

    Omnomnom. Delicious cake.

    • ChainofTermina

      HEY!

  • Aniday

    Omnomnom. Delicious cake.

    • ChainofTermina

      HEY!

  • Linksoer

    HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY ZELDA UNIVERSE!!!
    I first came to this site around mid 2004 somewhere around TP's first E3 trailer, but I didnt' become a member till 2005. wow it's been some time now. Well congratulations for everything and for being recognized by Nintendo!

  • Dom

    9 years, really?! I’ve been here way too long…

  • Dom

    9 years, really?! I’ve been here way too long…

  • Happy Birthday ZU!

  • Time flies!

  • Time flies!

    • James

      Wow, look at that! A STICK.

      I mean, a Lars.

  • Jimes

    Happy Birthday ZU. I've been here nearly 7 years of the 9. Each time i visit, there is always something new to chat about.

  • Jimes

    Happy Birthday ZU. I've been here nearly 7 years of the 9. Each time i visit, there is always something new to chat about.

  • Link2009

    Noms cake Happy Birthday ZU

  • Link2009

    Noms cake Happy Birthday ZU

  • Happy Birthday Zelda Universe and hopes to good few more years!

  • Z-MAN7

    Cake without milk? Blasphemy!

    BTW What is the founder, Lars doing right now? I think I was here when ZU ownership was passed to Jason.

  • Z-MAN7

    Cake without milk? Blasphemy!

    BTW What is the founder, Lars doing right now? I think I was here when ZU ownership was passed to Jason.

  • Teengamer

    Congrats guys! 😀

  • Teengamer

    Congrats guys! 😀

  • Feri-san

    lol Zu's birthday is same day as mine! Congrats!

  • Marcus

    Happy Bithday to you ZU! Keep the work up and watch out for grey hair;)

  • Business Shrub

    Is it really been that long? I remember back when TP wasn't even yet called TP it was just a rumour. Time really flies.

  • ZeldaGurl_

    I'll take some of that cake too, Chain…just as long as I don't get a piece that has drool on it. Lulz. 😛

  • ZeldaGurl_

    I'll take some of that cake too, Chain…just as long as I don't get a piece that has drool on it. Lulz. 😛

  • That One Guy

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang…Happy Birthday!

  • James

    9 Years, huh? I have been here for 7 of those and wouldn't trade it for anything. Here is to next year!

  • James

    9 Years, huh? I have been here for 7 of those and wouldn't trade it for anything. Here is to next year!

  • Alcidus

    Woo!! Go ZU

  • Happy birthday! I've been following you guys since years ago and you sure have grown!

  • Happy birthday, all you crazy people out there! You all keep my nerd power strong x3

  • Happy birthday, all you crazy people out there! You all keep my nerd power strong x3