Link turns 25, throws insane kegger.
Nintendo has teamed with Jason Michael Paul Productions to create The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a concert series paying tribute to the classic music from the beloved game series. Symphony of the Goddesses has already taken Dallas by storm, with a sold out show last week. Find out if you live close enough to some of the arbitrarily chosen venues, and see if you can detect my bitterness that the closest one for me is an eight+ hour drive away, plus a recap on some of the other Zelda 25th Anniversary shenanigans after the jump!
Here’s the list of venues pulled from the official site:
March 14 Vancouver
March 26 Seattle
March 28 San Francisco
April 7 Denver
April 20-21 Phoenix
May 12 Atlanta
May 31 Montreal
June 22 Austin
July 14 Orlando
Sept. 29 Toronto
…No Chicago? No New York City? You know, the biggest city in the world? Luckily, it looks like they’re in the process of adding dates. Rumors abound, but so far it appears the show is making a stop in Philadelphia on July 25th.
Not surprisingly, the show is getting rave reviews. If this thing came anywhere near me I’d love to post my impressions as well, but I’ll have to wait and hope that Link can grace us suckers in “fly-over country” with his presence. If you’re one of the douchebags that can actually get to one of these cities in a reasonable amount of time without plane tickets, a magic ocarina, or a giant bird that is your best friend, be sure to use the discount code “HOOKSHOT” to knock 15% off the ticket price.
Symphony of the Goddesses is part of the on-going 25th anniversary celebration for The Legend of Zelda series, and there’s actually a lot of cool stuff to check out yet. Nintendo’s official site has video clips of Symphony of the Goddesses, celebrities reminiscing about Zelda, individual sites for the current games and a bunch of other neat stuff. The “celebrities” are a mixed bag, ranging from legit A-list movie stars like Chris Evans and Elijah Wood, to people I’ve literally never seen or heard of before in my entire life. Also Seth Green seems a little sloshed and brings his hot wife (also sloshed?) into the booth with him. I’d think the guy that makes the nostalgia-fueled Robot Chicken would have something to say about Zelda instead of just hanging over his wife. At least she seems to dig Zelda games though!
And if you missed it, be sure to give Penny-Arcade’s Skyward Sword comic a look! It does a great job of combining the art-styles of Penny-Arcade and Skyward Sword. Sadly none of PA’s trademark dick humor made it’s way into Link’s six page illustrated adventure.
As for me? For some reason I downplay or forget how much I love the Zelda series. Though having finally beaten Link to the Past recently, I’m psyched to take on another 2D Zelda adventure. I recently downloaded Link’s Awakening DX, and am eager to explore the weird world of Koholint. Unfortunately I already know the twist, but like any Zelda game, the fun is in the journey itself, not the completion. Here’s to another 25 years of Zelda.