In the late summer of 1987, “The Legend of Zelda” made its North American debut.
What started as Link’s hero’s quest to rescue Hyrule’s beloved Princess Zelda from the wicked clutches of Ganondorf, the King of Evil, has become one of the most popular and influential video game franchises of all time.
According to USA Today, Nintendo had sold 62 million games from “The Legend of Zelda” as of April 2011. That was before the November 2011 release of the series’ 16th installment, ”The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.”
In honor of this summer’s 25th anniversary of Zelda’s North American debut, please enjoy the entertaining, slightly ribald short film “Zelda: The Musical.”