REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Last year, Super
Mario Bros. was part of an elite inaugural group of six games
inducted into the World
Video Game Hall of Fame in The Strong National Museum of Play in
Rochester, New York. This year, recognition for Nintendo games
continues, as the original The
Legend of Zelda game for NES was just added to the class of 2016.
In a ceremony held at The Strong on May 5, six games were announced as
this year’s honored inductees. Selected by a committee of journalists,
scholars and video game industry members, inductees into the World Video
Game Hall of Fame are recognized for their iconic status, longevity,
geographical reach and influence.
Launching in 1986 at the start of the NES’s legendary lifespan, The
Legend of Zelda broke new ground by popularizing non-linear gameplay
found in many action-adventure games today. The intricately designed
series has spawned numerous games in the franchise and introduced the
world to classic characters like Link, Zelda and the evil Ganon. A new
entry in The Legend of Zelda series is being developed for Wii
U and Nintendo’s next system, code-named NX, and scheduled to launch
simultaneously for both in 2017. The Wii U version of the game will also
be the focus of Nintendo’s presence at the E3 video game trade show next
month in Los Angeles. For information about Nintendo at E3, visit http://e3.nintendo.com/.
For a full listing of available games in The Legend of Zelda
series, visit http://www.zelda.com/.
For more information about the World Video Game Hall of Fame, visit http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org.
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