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This weekend marked the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda debut, which took place on February 21, 1986 in Japan with this title that was a launch delivery for Nintendo’s Family Computer Disk System. Although the Japanese company did not make a sound about it, the community went out of their way to praise the franchise and its great history and one of those who sent their congratulations was Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
Phil Spencer acknowledges the story of the Legend of Zelda
To kick off the celebrations for the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft’s games division, used the occasion to highlight the importance of the franchise in the history of the industry. During an interview with Inverse (via Pure Xbox), the Xbox boss praised Nintendo’s work on this IP, highlighting it for all the fun it has brought to many people: “gaming has a rich history of transporting us to new worlds and new adventures, these journeys fold into our own life experiences and become part of us. The Legend of Zelda is an iconic franchise that has brought joy to many people over the past 35 years and is still going strong. “
Throughout more than 3 decades, The Legend of Zelda has not only remained current, but has touched the gaming experience of millions of players from different generations. Yes, Link’s adventures may not spend much time in the commercial close-ups, something that happened with those first installments and now with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but its quality and success have ensured something more valuable: longevity in a highly competitive industry with trends that change in a short time.
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