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.


Go looking for that man today, however, and you'll see that he's been replaced by a pixelated version of Link, star of The Legend of Zelda seriesHe's even holding his famous Master Sword.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


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...