Opening the Nintendo press conference today, Shigeru Miyamoto (attempted) to order an orchestra to play their “ITEM GET” song to intro their celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. As part of this celebration, Zelda will be available on each of their hardware platforms, in one form or another.
First up: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening from the ol’ GameBoy days will be available for download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, starting today. Next week, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D releases world wide for the Nintendo 3DS (but you already knew that!) Later this year, the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords will be available for free (!) download on the DSiWare, and lastly, and most importantly, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be released this holiday season on the Nintendo Wii.
In a cool twist, Miyamoto also announced that Zelda symphonic concerts will be occurring all over the world in celebration of this gaming anniversary. No details of what orchestras are playing or where, but more details will be released no doubt as the concert series approaches.