Google Maps Adds Zelda Easter Egg on Twilight Princess HD Launch Day

From Hyrule Field to Manhattan.


Google is celebrating the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U today with a Google Maps Easter egg. As discovered by Eurogamer, the map app has been updated with an image of Zelda hero Link who is seen in his traditional green garb and wielding a Master Sword and shield.

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You will find Link in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Click on him and place him anywhere to see street view images. Link will then show up in the in the mini-map. Pretty neat.

Here he is inside of the Nintendo World Store in Manhattan.

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And in sunny Las Vegas.

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Twilight Princess HD, a re-release of the 2006 GameCube and Wii game with improved graphics and more features, is out today, March 4, for Wii U. GameSpot scored it a 9/10.

"Twilight Princess HD is unmistakably a product of its time; one that was cursed from birth with a warped identity," reviewer Rob Crossley said. "Crafted during anxious times for Nintendo, developed for two consoles simultaneously, this was the GameCube's last hurrah, a Wii launch title, and a defining test for motion controls (which have been stripped out). Perhaps now, ten years later, it can finally be remembered how it ought to be; the dark and violent showpiece of a treasured series."

For more on the Twilight Princess HD's critical reception, check out this roundup of review scores.

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