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Legend of Zelda’s Link Takes to Google Maps in Latest Adventure

With Twilight Princess HD officially out today, you’d think the game’s iconic Hero of Time would be busying himself with collecting Tears of Light, fending off Shadow Beasts and reacquainting himself with his wolf form, but his recent appearance as the marker on Google Maps suggests that even the pointy-hatted hero’s embraced the cyber realm (via. Polygon).

Having teamed up with Nintendo, Google have replaced Google Maps’ usual plucky yellow pointer with a fully equipped Link from The Legend of Zelda, in celebration of the release of Twilight Princess HD today. Serving as a manipulable compass, the marker shows you which direction you’re facing when dragged to any point on the Google Maps screen. The Easter Egg is visible to users of the browser version of Google’s navigation service.

This isn’t the first beguiling little nod Google have made to Nintendo’s voluminous library. As reported by Polygon in 2014, Nintendo launched an April Fool’s Day Pokémon Challenge, in which a multitude of Pokémon were released across the map for users to find and collect.

Twilight Princess HD is available now for Wii U, and includes a secret dungeon, Amiibo perks as well as the newfangled Hero Mode.

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Charlie is a platforming romantic from England, that still speaks in a fashion that died with the Elizabethan era. Having been gaming since the days of Crash Bandicoot, he champions the Playstation, and is only a little bit embarassed that Super Mario Land keeps spelling his defeat.

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