The Legend of Zelda is Now 25 in The U.S.

Celebrate with a fake 3DS Zelda image

Yesterday brought a major anniversary for The Legend of Zelda, as it was released in the U.S. on 22nd August 1987, making it another 25th anniversary. Of course, Nintendo has already celebrated the series a great deal with orchestral concerts, a free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition and a rather nice soundtrack CD with copies of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: all to celebrate the original Japanese anniversary. Nevertheless, we doff our Link-themed hats to the series for yet another notable landmark.

With it being a major anniversary, the image below also appeared on Gamefaqs.com with the subject heading "Merry Christmas. Don't ask", causing a mini-frenzy of speculation and attempts at translating the text. The general conclusion, after translation efforts that seem to suggest that it's subtitled 'Shrimp Shield', is that this may be a mock up produced in something like Colors! 3D.

We do know that Nintendo is working on an all-new Zelda title for 3DS, as it's been teased and semi-confirmed by Eiji Aonuma, amongst others. We doubt, however, that the image below is it.

[via gamefaqs.com, uk.ign.com]

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