Why is there a rapier in the logo?

25 years ago this very day, the very first Legend of Zelda game on NES hit Japan, starting one of the most-loved gaming series of all time.

Recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed the possibility of a Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary collection, though there have been no announced plans to celebrate Link's special day in the manner similar to last year's Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary.

Link, Nintendo Life tips its floppy green hat to you. Here's to another 25 years of Triforces, dungeons, ancient resurrected evils and being so hungry you could eat an Octorok.