Sunday, November 20, 2011

Zelda turns 25

A quarter of a century ago a game was released that changed everything. It was the first of its kind and it started a franchise that continues to this day and is perhaps one of the most celebrated series of games of all time. To show just how special it was, the cartridge itself was made to look as if it had been crafted out of pure gold. No matter how many games you had you could always spot the gold cartridge glinting. That game, of course, was The Legend of Zelda.

A series of such legendary proportions is bound to spawn dedicated fans and fan projects. I have just discovered one that I feel MUST be shared. A while back on a previous season of America's Got Tallent there was a young woman who played "Hip-Hop Violin". Her name is Lindsay Stirling and chances are, unless you watched the show, you haven't heard of her.

WELL, that needs to change right now. She was just featured in a Youtube video dressed in Link cosplay and playing a medley-mashup of many of the fan favorite Zelda tunes. It may not sound it from my description, but this video and the music featured in it are beyond beautiful. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Check it out:

Amazing right!!! Heres hoping she does more. I'm gonna keep an eye on her homepage/youtube channel/Facebook fan page for more awesomeness and I urge you to do the same. I've already watched the video a few hundred million times and plan on buying the track from iTunes on payday.