Taking a break from the spoiler heavy posts, we bring you news of a special event being held in honor of Zelda’s twenty fifth anniversary. On Saturday the 29th of October, video game festival GameCity will be hosting a Zelda Takeover day, transforming Nottingham’s Old Market Square into a Hyrule market, a la Castle Town found in Zelda games Like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. Read on for details.

Along with being able to play Skyward Sword before its release, many other activities are being held by GameCity:

Zelda Canon World Record
GameCity is looking for six individuals to set the record for speed playing every Zelda game in canon, from start to finish, as a tag team. If you’re interested you can find information to enquire on their site.

A Hero’s Quest
In this activity participants essentially become Link, tasked with collecting the Triforce and get to make their own sword and shield, play the ocarina, and procrastinate on your quest just like Link in LonLon Milk Bar.

Ocarina Orchestra
Anyone who shares in this experience gets a limited edition Zelda branded Ocarina to learn the iconic songs from Zelda with others.

Zelda Zine
Zelda fans are invited to submit their fan works to a dedicated magazine to be edited by video game culture graphic designer Cory Schmitz and be available that Saturday.

A Link to the Past: The National Videogame Archive Celebrates Zelda
Throughout the day, visitors will have a change to record their thoughts, feelings, and memories about The Legend of Zelda on video to be preserved by the National Videogame Archive.

For anyone who lives nearby this will be an event of a lifetime. If any ZU visitors have a chance to attend, send in your experiences while the rest of us sulk in jealousy.

Source: GameCity
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  • I want that limited edition ocarina >.< – why England, are you so far?
    this all sounds so epic.

  • Disciple of Midna

    For the first time in… mayhaps ever, I am extremely jealous of the British. =(

    • Disciple of Midna

      *looks at date again* *le sigh* The day after my birthday too… D=

  • I am so jealous of this not being in my area.

  • If I had a way to hop the Pond, I would do that now in a heartbeat.

  • Pentagram

    i hate all people in England right now…

  • Keimori

    This is epic!
    I hope they're hired people to dress like the NPCs.
    includeing couple of lovers to waltz endlessly in the square.

    If i could I'd totaly go, unfortuenately, I've no means to do so.

  • Mushu

    OMDDDDDD I LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • GorCoronSumo

      You lucky person!

  • i just moved to nottingham a week ago (i go to nottingham uni). im so happy πŸ˜€

  • Alectronic

    I i'm going to try and get there but its a epic trip from my place this would be the first time i do anything like this. Does anyone know what time this this zelda thing would end that day?

  • Merq

    ………………………….wish I could go πŸ™ England's not even far, but… I'm saving my travel money for the Zelda concert tour….. This would be so cool though! There should be more things like these.

    Someone go and tell the rest of us what it was like πŸ™‚

    • demonlordghirahim

      same here, if it was a farther away date from the concert tour i may have been able to manage

  • GorCoronSumo

    "…and procrastinate on your quest…"

  • GorCoronSumo

    I wish I had a warp song that took me to Nottingham.

  • MoronOfTime

    I live in England, but at practically the opposite end >.>

    • lowri ratrat

      and i live in wales so not 2 far 4 me : 0D

      • MoronOfTime

        Where abouts? I love Wales C:

  • Dan

    This is great news to me, I LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM!!!

  • Asheisaurus

    living two hours away from nottingham is great, can't wait to try and convince my parents to let me go.

  • Yes! i live in England! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ <3

  • Spirit

    I cannot fly to England, for I has no monies. They should do this somewhere near me. Somewhere that doesn't involve a plane, I can do it if there is no plane! I will walk if I have to.

  • GrantBrown

    I LIVE IN TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! POR QUE?!!!?!?!

  • cherryduck

    you cannot BELIEVE how happy i am to live in nottingham right now πŸ˜€

  • Dan

    This is a good opportunity for a lot of people in England (not the rest of the UK though). Nottingham is less than a 2 hour train journey from London, Birmingham and Manchester. So it's should be easy enough for people living in the South East, Midlands, and the "pseudo" North (apparently different to the "real" north which is basically Northumbria, Carlisle, Newcastle and Durham).

    Market Square isn't very far from the train station, about a 10 minute walk.

  • Jen

    Awww, boo. :o( I won't live in England until next year… Interesting they chose Nottingham. Is it because Robin Hood and Link sport similar clothing? Just a thought…lol.

  • Jimbo

    OMG, I live in Nottingham! YEY!

  • Dan

    @Jen Market Square is used for different things all the time, last weekend there was an international food court, before that there was a giant tent that I have no idea what was inside because when I saw it it was being taken down, there's sometimes a giant ferris wheel there, in the winter it's an outdoor ice skating rink, during at least one summer they turned it into a beach.

    Also it's a few minutes walk from Nottingham Castle, where else you would you set up a location for Castle Town πŸ˜›

    • Jen

      Yes, I understand. I was just making a bit of a joke, but over the internet, sometimes humor doesn't translate well. πŸ˜› Lol.

  • Me and my friends are going to the concert in London on the 25th… We had already bought flight tickets from Italy to come back on the 26th, but now we made other ones for the 30th in order to go to Nottingham too…
    I need some help from somebody living in England, though… We have the flight at 6 AM from Stansted on the 30th, so we have to travel back to London just after the Zelda Takeover Day. I found this timetable but I'm not sure if is it valid and I need to have a confirmation for that bus at 00:15 from Nottingham (04:05 to Stansted Airport). http://www.intalink.org.uk/Timetables/tt/767_A_AT
    Also, I would like to know how much is the fare and how can I book online if possible…

  • wesley

    lol i live in mansfield woooooooooohoooooooooo i cant wait though thee weathers a bit poo right now but i dont care LOZ market here i come i wander if they do the crazy masked guy to hes awsome crazy peeps are the best.

  • OneLoveForZelda

    why do you do this to us england
    u need to share the zelda happiness with us
    now on the 29 i gonna cry cuz london gets everything man.

    • Brit

      It's in Nottingham, not London. England is more than just London, you know!

  • Luigifan11

    WHY!!! Why is england so far ?!?!? I really envy my high school band going there now :'(

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  • tom

    i really want to go but it's up north and im in the south it sound's legendary and i want to play ocarana and skyward sword befor the release date i have preorderd the limetid edition but i cant wait

  • shakuvendell

    first greedy false kings, and now greedy Gerudo kings. This town must have a really low resulting view of royalty…. It'd be fun to see, but I don't look to get to England anytime soon… my girlfriend is in Ireland this fall. I'll see if she can get there, and bring some pictures for me to share here!

  • shakuvendell

    by the way, how many flippin zelda gamers are there in nottingham?!?

  • BOOYEAH! I'm going :3

  • NintendoWolf

    wooooo. live 20 mins from Nottingham. i'll be there, with hat and tunic. and a shit tonne of rupees

  • Linsey

    I live in Scotland but dammit Im gonna try and go!

  • Morton

    Dont worry it wasn't worth it at all