Link from the Zelda games is hanging out in Google Maps today 5 years ago

Link from the Zelda games is hanging out in Google Maps today

Anyone who's decided to do a bit of online route-planning today may well have stumbled upon a geeky surprise.

You will all be familiar with the little man who sits in the bottom right of the screen on Google Maps. Clicking him enables the Street View feature.

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Go looking for that man today, however, and you'll see that he's been replaced by a pixelated version of Link, star of The Legend of Zelda seriesHe's even holding his famous Master Sword.

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Quite why this is, we're not entirely sure.

Google are no strangers to dropping gaming-related Easter eggs into the Maps program - Pac-Man munched his way in once too - but we suspect it has something to do with Zelda celebrating its 30th anniversary not long ago.

Today also marks the HD re-release of The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii U, so it could be a clever piece of marketing from Nintendo.

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Either way, it's not every day that you can take arguably gaming's most beloved adventurer on a world tour, so we thought we'd be really imaginative...

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Imagine a boss battle in there...

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