Zelda

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Zelda series
DeveloperShigeru Miyamoto
PublisherNintendo and Philips Interactive Media
SystemsAs noted below
Released1986-present (video games)
Added to
museum
As noted below

Zelda is a character that is part of a multimedia series consisting of video games, television series, comics, and music.

Zelda first appeared in The Legend of Zelda series, where she usually has to be rescued by Link.

Zelda is also a playable character in the Hyrule Warriors series and in most games of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Fictional character biography

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Zelda is the Princess of Hyrule.

She is reborn several times over the centuries but retains the same basic features during each lifetime.

She is saved by the legendary hero Link, who is reborn several times over the centuries as well.

The evil Ganon kidnaps Zelda because she guards the Triforce, an ancient relic that contains a power that Ganon wishes to harness.

Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon. Each time he does this, he ensures that the Kingdom of Hyrule remains prosperous and relatively peaceful.

Video games wherein Zelda is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Animation Magic CD-i 1993 Not yet Zelda rescues Link.
Zelda's Adventure Viridis CD-i 1994 Not yet Zelda rescues Link.
Super Smash Bros. Melee HAL Laboratory GameCube 2001 Not yet Zelda is one of the fighters.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sora Ltd.
Nintendo
GameCube 2008 Not yet Zelda is one of the fighters.
Hyrule Warriors Omega Force
Team Ninja
Wii U 2014 Not yet Agitha, Lana, Link, Midna, and Zelda save Hyrule.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U
2014 Not yet Zelda is one of the fighters.
Hyrule Warriors Legends Omega Force
Team Ninja
3DS 2016 Not yet Agitha, Lana, Link, Linkle, Midna, and Zelda save Hyrule.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
Switch 2018 Not yet Zelda is one of the fighters.
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Brace Yourself Games Switch 2019 Not yet Cadence, Link, and Zelda save Hyrule from Octavio and Ganon.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Omega Force
Team Ninja
3DS 2020 Not yet Daruk, Link, Mipha, Revali, Urbosa, and Zelda attempt to save Hyrule from Calamity Ganon.

Video games wherein Zelda is a non-playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo R&D4 FDS/NES 1986 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Link rescues Zelda from Ganon.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Nintendo R&D4 FDS/NES 1987 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Link collects six crystals to awaken Zelda from a magic slumber and prevents Ganon from returning.
Zelda Nintendo R&D1 Game & Watch 1989 Not yet Link saves Zelda from eight unruly dragons.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD SNES 1991 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
Link: The Faces of Evil Animation Magic CD-i 1993 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganon.
BS The Legend of Zelda Nintendo EAD Super Famicom Satellaview 1995 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64 1998 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
3DS: September 8, 2017
Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64 2000 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003 Zelda told Link to take the Ocarina of Time away from Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color 2001 3DS: December 1, 2017 If linked with The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Zelda appears after Link defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color 2001 3DS: December 1, 2017 If linked with The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, Zelda appears after Link defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest Nintendo EAD GameCube 2002 3DS: September 8, 2017
GameCube: November 25, 2019
Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Nintendo EAD
Capcom
GBA 2002 Not yet Link saves Zelda and defeats Vaati.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo EAD GameCube 2002 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganondorf.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Nintendo EAD GameCube 2004 Not yet Link saves Zelda and defeats Vaati and helps seal away Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Capcom
Flagship
GBA 2004 Not yet Link stops Vaati from recovering the light force from the deceased Zelda's body.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo EAD GameCube
Wii
2006 Not yet Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganondorf.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS 2007 Not yet A pirate known as Tetra doesn't know that she's actually Zelda. After Link defeats Bellum, she and Link return to her pirate ship.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS 2009 Not yet In spirit form, Zelda helps Link defeat Malladus.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Wii 2011 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ghirahim who plans to use her to resurrect his master Demise.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo EAD Nintendo 3DS 2013 Not yet Link rescues Zelda from Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo EPD Wii U
Switch
2017 Switch: July 17, 2017 Zelda traps Calamity Ganon and herself, and is freed after Link defeats Calamity Ganon.