25 Years of Zelda in 25 Days

With less than a month to go until Skyward Sword is released you may be getting rather impatient. Despite all that’s been happening in the Zelda world this year for the series’ 25th anniversary, the fact remains that it’s been two years since the last original Zelda title was released, and five years since Twilight Princess landed. Often, the last few weeks of waiting for a new Zelda game can feel like forever!

Meanwhile, we at Zelda Universe have been enjoying everything that Nintendo’s been throwing at us for Zelda’s anniversary, but we haven’t actually taken time out to celebrate it ourselves – until now. Zelda Universe is going to help you keep your Zelda cravings satisfied while you wait for Skyward Sword by launching a special project tomorrow. To help count down the days until you get your hands on the game, we’re going to celebrate Zelda’s anniversary by spending the next 25 days looking back at the past 25 years.

So make sure you check back tomorrow as we embark on this fascinating journey. Strap yourself in and throw on some leg warmers because you’re about to be sent back in time to 1986!

  • So you'll also be counting down the days to Skyward Sword? I love that idea, and can't wait to see what's in store.

  • Karadom

    I remember my first experience with Zelda. I recall watching my dad play it on our NES. The biggest plot twist of all games was that Link's name wasn't Zelda. Yeah, I was really young, you can't blame me, can you? We played every console Zelda game together, except Majora's Mask for some reason. I have a feeling that Skyward Sword will be the last game we play together, considering how I'm close to graduating. Man, it's going to be weird playing the next Zelda game alone..

    • mcdude910

      I'm sorry, bro. Make sure to enjoy it for all it's worth. I'll surely be playing Zelda far beyond my graduation (I'm in eleventh grade), and I hope you will, too.

    • For the very first game, my friends and I used to talk about "Playing Link" instead of saying "Playing Zelda." XD

  • super-vaati

    great idea! With this i could problably survive these 25 days…CAN'T WAIT!!! @[email protected]

  • Hei

    I have to say, I love this idea! It'll make the 25 days pass even quicker!

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  • pololmejor

    WOW! Les than a month? Yesterday it seemed like a b'zllion years were left! YAY!

  • mcdude910

    This is a great idea. I can't wait until the twentieth. I've spent my entire day NOT paying attention in class. Instead, I was drawing Zelda pictures (one of them being a simple doodle of a Triforce within a Triforce within a Triforce within a Triforce, etc. Another being a picture of the four Links in Four Swords) in preparation for Skyward Sword. The only concern I have is… well, not every year from 1986 had a major event in the Zelda universe (No pun intended). What will you do for those years? I can't wait to find out! This whole project excites me so much! I can't wait for tomorrow!

    NOTE: Not all of the time I spent NOT paying attention in class was spent drawing Zelda pictures. Some of it was also spent reading "The Walking Dead" comics. πŸ˜›

    • I really hope you'll enjoy what we've got planned! For those years where there wasn't a major Zelda release, there was usually something going on. In fact, we had so many ideas for things to put in these articles that we couldn't even use them all!

  • mini link

    If Jason did a mail bag this would go by even faster! And good idea by the way πŸ˜›

  • Ok, It just cant be me, This site is SOOOOOoooo Laggy, are you sure you have fixed the server issues?

    • themisssinglink

      We had a bit of trouble yesterday right when this all started, but that should have been the exception rather than the norm. So hopefully subsequent days you won't see this.

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