When A Link to the Past was released in Japan in 1991, they released a commercial themed to a Japanese hip-hop song in order to promote the newest installment in the Zelda franchise. 22 years later, Nintendo is at it again, creating two commercials in the same likeness to promote A Link Between Worlds. These wacky hip hop themed commercials harken back to the days of the Super Famicom and are nostalgic for all those familiar with the original commercial for A Link to the Past. Hit after the jump to see these two crazy commercials in action!

And now for the original commercial that inspired it in 1991.

What do you think of Nintendo of Japan’s marketing strategy? Will it manage to attract any new (or old) fans to pick up A Link Between Worlds?

Source: Nintendo of Japan [1], Zelda Dungeon [2]
Via: GoNintendo
  • kenshinfan

    thats too funny. 🙂

  • Nathan Maddox

    I was JUST saying how ALBW should have had some crazy japanese commercial

  • Brandon Begg

    The actress for Zelda in the original has black hair…it must be Hilda!!

    [/fake stupid fan comment]

    But really it’s cool how they upheld that tradition.

  • zansouki

    they even got the same singer and everything, that’s pretty cool xD

  • drnedaj

    So is a link between worlds called. Triforce of the Gods 2 in japan?

    • darklink28

      yes it is. 🙂

      • drnedaj

        Thats too bad. I would hate having just a #2 and not an original name.

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