The Legend of Zelda series

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The Legend of Zelda series
DeveloperCharacter creator: Shigeru Miyamoto
Video game developers: see below
PublisherNintendo
SystemsAs noted below
Released1986-present (video games)
1989 (television)
1990-present (comics)
Added to
museum
As noted below

The Legend of Zelda series a Japanese multimedia series consisting of video games, television shows, music, and comic books.

It was spun off into the Link series, Zelda series, the Tingle series, and the Hyrule Warriors series.

Characters from The Legend of Zelda series also are playable in the Super Smash Bros. series, and in some games in the Mario Kart series and the Mario sports series.

Fictional character biographies

A struggle between good and evil happens throughout time, with the people involved in this struggle having their souls constantly reborn into new bodies, while retaining the names and appearance of their former selves.

Link, the hero of Legend, is reborn to save Princess Zelda, also reborn, from the evil Ganon. Princess Zelda is the key to obtaining the legendary Triforce, and Ganon strives to collect its pieces, as the Triforce can grant the wishes of anyone who holds it.

Video games in The Legend of Zelda series

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo R&D4 FDS
GameCube
FC Mini
NES CE
1986
2002
2016
2016
GameCube AC: January 20, 2003
GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
The NES version was included in Animal Crossing for GameCube in 2001.
The NES version version was emulated on the GameCube in 2003 in a Collector's Edition.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Nintendo R&D4 FDS
FC Mini
NES CE
1987
2016
2016
GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
The NES version version was emulated on the GameCube in 2003 in a Collector's Edition.
Zelda Nintendo R&D1 Game & Watch 1989 Not yet Released as a multi-screen version in 1989.
Released as part of the Nintendo Mini Classics miniature LCD game line in 1998.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD SNES
Wii
SNES CE
SF Mini
1991
2006
2017
2017
SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
The SNES version of A Link to the Past was emulated on the Wii in 2006.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Nintendo EAD Game Boy
GBC
3DS
Switch
1993
1998
2011
2019
3DS: February 19, 2018 Remade for the Game Boy Color in 1998 as The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX.
The Game Boy Color version, Link's Awakening DX, was emulated on the 3DS in 2011.
Remade for the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
BS The Legend of Zelda Nintendo EAD Super Famicom Satellaview 1995 Not yet Episodically broadcast in two maps, over the course of four weeks each.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64
GameCube
3DS
1998
2002
2011
GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
3DS: September 8, 2017
The N64 version was emulated on the GameCube in 2002, bundled with Ocarina of Time Master Quest.
The N64 version was emulated on the GameCube in 2003 in a Collector's Edition.
Remade for the 3DS as Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64
GameCube
3DS
2000
2003
2015
GameCube CE: December 25, 2003 The N64 version was emulated on the GameCube in 2003 in a Collector's Edition.
Remade for the 3DS as Majora's Mask 3D in 2015.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color
3DS
2001
2013
3DS: December 1, 2017 The Game Boy Color version was emulated on the 3DS in 2013.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color
3DS
2001
2013
3DS: December 1, 2017 The Game Boy Color version was emulated on the 3DS in 2013.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest Nintendo EAD GameCube
3DS
2002
2011
3DS: September 8, 2017 Bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on GameCube in 2002.
Based on the cancelled Ura Zelda for the Nintendo 64DD.
Remade for the 3DS as part of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011, available after completing the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Nintendo EAD
Capcom
GBA
Nintendo DSi
2002
2011
Not yet Bundled with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Game Boy Advance in 2002.
Remade for the Nintendo DSi as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition in 2011.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo EAD GameCube
Wii U
2002
2013
Not yet Remade for the Wii U as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in 2013.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Nintendo EAD GameCube 2004 Not yet
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Capcom
Flagship
GBA
Wii U
2004
2014
Not yet The Game Boy Advance version was emulated on the Wii U in 2014.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo EAD GameCube
Wii
2006
2006
Not yet
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS
Wii U
2007
2015
Not yet The Nintendo DS version was emulated on the Wii U in 2015.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS
Wii U
2009
2016
Not yet The Nintendo DS version was emulated on the Wii U in 2016.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Wii
Wii U
2011
2016
Not yet
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo EAD Nintendo 3DS 2013 Not yet
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Nintendo EAD
Grezzo
Nintendo 3DS 2013 September 8, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo EPD Wii U
Switch
2017
2017
Switch: July 17, 2017