In November of 2011, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, on the cusp of the franchise’s 25 year anniversary. It was a momentous occasion as The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises, and the game that they had promised was to be a major departure from every other game in the franchise with the introduction of motion controls for Link’s sword movements. As such, that month, a YouTuber by the name of Peanut Butter Gamer started uploading a series of videos in which he talked about nothing except Zelda, dubbing the month ‘Zelda Month’. He has since continued the tradition, and several other YouTubers have also taken up the initiative of making Zelda themed videos every November.
This year, TechQuila will also be joining in the fun, with 4 exclusive Zelda themed articles coming up throughout this month, the first of which will be dropping later this week. All of them will deal with a particular aspect of a Zelda game that is peculiar or worth a deeper look. The Legend of Zelda is one of the oldest video game franchises in the history of gaming, and throughout its years it has left a tremendous legacy for the adventure/action genre of games that have come after it. Several of its games have been responsible for completely reworking the RPG style of play as we know it today, and it is not uncommon to find that many of their games have won ‘Game of the Year’ awards from various organizations. It goes without saying, therefore, that there’s a lot to unpack in the next month.
See you later this week for the first piece!