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Legend of Zelda's Link shows up in Google Maps

It's dangerous to go alone, please take.... Google Maps? Apparently Link has made his way into Google Maps in celebration of the release of Twilight Princess' HD remake.

Published onMarch 4, 2016


Back in 2014 Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise made its way into Google Maps through a unique mini-game of sorts. Now it appears to be Link’s turn. While a Legend of Zelda Google Maps game would have been amazing, this time Link is simply a toggle used to go into street view mode.

For those unaware, today happens to be the day that Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess got its Wii U remake, bringing the Gamecube/Wii game over into the realm of HD. While it would have probably made more sense to have this Link cameo back in February to celebrate Zelda’s 30th anniversary, this is still a pretty cool nod at what is arguably one of the most iconic video games series of all time. And happens to be a series I’ve played almost every entry in, except for a few of the handheld games – but I digress.


According to the official (Japanese) Zelda Twitter account, Link’s stay in the Google Maps software will last the next five days. To check it out for yourself, just head on over to Google Maps and you’ll find everyone’s favorite Hylian (or Hyrulian.. depending on what game…) in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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