E3 2011: The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary [update: trailer]

It's Link and Zelda's 25th anniversary and Nintendo has a lot of plans for the franchise.

With the Nintendo eShop online for the Nintendo 3DS and the first virtual console game from the GameBoy line-up is The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Next weekend The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launches with an improved framerate, enhanced graphics, hint movies for those who get stuck and need a helping hand, Mirror Master Quest mode and a boss rush mode.

The DSi will be getting some love with The Legend of Zelda; Four Swords which will be available for free so keep an eye out and get it as soon as you can to play with your friends.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be launching this holiday season. 1 to 1 motion using Nintendo's Motion Plus for Link's sword and items will definitely be a different experience. A special gold wiimote will be released to help promote the game, possibly a pre-order bonus item?

The Nintendo Press Conference opened with an orchestral performance of tunes from The Legend of Zelda series along with a montage of scenes from various Zelda games. Legend of Zelda Symphony concerts will be happening around the world starting this fall.

An OST CD of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be available as a gift for Club Nintendo members who pre-order the game.

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