Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition

Feature: A Hero's Journey

Zelda: 25 years of music and magic with Nintendo's legendary fairytale.

London, October 2011. Thousands are crowded into the Hammersmith Apollo, one of the city's most famous theatrical venues, to hear a concert of music commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. It's an emotional night. Host Zelda Williams recalls how much the series she was named after meant to her growing up, and her voice audibly cracks at the memory. As Koji Kondo plays a delicate piano solo of Grandma's Theme from The Wind Waker, grown men can be seen dabbing their eyes. Kondo rises from his seat and the audience stands, too, applauding wildly, a number of them clad in the familiar green tunic, tights and pointed hat of their hero.

Out This Week - 30/09/11

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Nintendo eShop update - 29/09/11

Nintendo eShop update - 29/09/11

Zelda: Four Swords! Super Mario Land 2!

This week's eShop update gifts gamers a free and updated version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.

Nintendo also adds Game Boy classic Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Four Swords is a multiplayer-focused flavour of Zelda for up to four players. This new Anniversary Edition adds single-player support and two extra areas.

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Zelda Four Swords DSiWare date, details

Zelda Four Swords DSiWare date, details

Anniversary Edition adds single-player.

Free DSiWare download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be released on 28th September, says Nintendo.

It's an updated version of the multiplayer Four Swords mode included in Game Boy Advance version of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Four Swords was, as the name suggests, designed for four people to play co-operatively. The Anniversary Edition, however, adds a single-player option where solitary adventurers can control two Links.

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