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Link Adventures Through Your Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th Anniversary

Link Adventures Through Your Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th Anniversary:

Fire up the browser version of Google Maps today and you’ll find an interesting addition: Link, the legendary green-clad hero of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise.

You’ll find Link toward the bottom of the map, as part of the interface that lets you access Google Street View images. Click and drag on Link and you can drop him onto the map, which will instantly take you to the Street View of that spot, and put Link on the minimap in the left corner of the screen. Then you can click around, with Link representing the spot on the map you’re seeing.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the release of the first game in the Zelda series, and today marks the new HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which explains this fun little stunt. Nintendo’s Twitter account hints that there might be more secrets to discover as well—probably some Zelda-specific locations hiding out there in real-world maps—for people to discover. The Zelda Easter egg will reportedly last for the next five days, so you’ll have some time to adventure around and find out.

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