The Legend of Zelda has been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. In a ceremony held at The Strong on May 5, six games were announced as this year’s honored inductees. Selected by a committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members, inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame are recognized for their iconic status, longevity, geographical reach and influence.
Launching in 1986 at the start of the NES's legendary lifespan, The Legend of Zelda broke new ground by popularizing non-linear gameplay found in many action-adventure games today. The intricately designed series has spawned numerous games in the franchise and introduced the world to classic characters like Link, Zelda and the evil Ganon. A new entry in The Legend of Zelda series is being developed for Wii U and Nintendo's next system, code-named NX, and scheduled to launch simultaneously for both in 2017. The Wii U version of the game will also be the focus of Nintendo's presence at the E3 video game trade show next month in Los Angeles
Check out the trailer for the Zelda game that started it all as well as the one currently in development to truly appreciate how far the franchise has come. Are you a Zelda fan? Will you be playing the new one? Tell us what you think below.