Users worldwide got a pleasant surprise on March 4th when they found Link instead of Pegman, awaiting them to explore Google Maps. This is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s video game, The Legend of Zelda.
Like Pegman, users will drag Link from the lower right corner of the page towards the map to access Street View mode. Nintendo tweeted about it last night.
It’s dangerous to go alone. The browser version of Google Maps has a familiar fellow to help you along today. pic.twitter.com/o76kzID4Ep— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) March 4, 2016
Mashable reported that a Google spokesperson said that the cute Link figure in the Google maps was made by a group of Zelda fans to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda. The figure carries a shield, Master Sword, hat and satchel and sports sideburns.
Although the Link figure’s main use is to enter Street View like Pegman originally does, some users have found fun ways to enjoy the latest feature. Here are some of them.
According to Slashgear, Legend of Zelda’s tiny Hero of Time will be seen for the next five days on Google Maps.
Nintendo also tweeted the official release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on Wii U on March 4th. Twilight Princess is so far the most remarkable game of the Legend of Zelda franchise as it is the only game that has been fully released on three consoles: GameCube, Wii, and now Wii U. See trailer below.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD - Launch Trailer (Wii U) - Nintendo
The game is available in Nintendo Official Store and Nintendo eShop.
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