Video games have powerful impacts on children and adolescents, with some people hanging on to their favorite franchise into adulthood. For many people, "The Legend of Zelda" had this effect and to this day, they're still die hard fans. "The Legend of Zelda" made its debut on February 21st, 1986. It was created by Japanese video game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, who each went on to hold prestigious titles at Nintendo. The game's main protagonist is Link, whose purpose is to defeat the game's monsters, particularly the main antagonist Ganon, while attempting to save Princess Zelda. Zelda is the princess of the kingdom of Hyrule and the guardian of the Triforce of Wisdom. Zelda possesses some magical powers and during "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword," it was revealed that she's a reincarnation of the goddess Hylia. Zelda is named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Since the game's original release in 1986, the franchise has released 24 sequel games. The most recent game, "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" was released in 2019 for Nintendo Switch. As of March of 2020, the game had sold over 4 million copies, making it one of the most successful Switch games of all time. The next game will act as a prequel to 2017's "The Legends of Zelda: Breath of Wind" and has been named "Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity." The game is set to be released on November 20th, 2020 and will be the franchise's 25th game. In honor of the upcoming game, take a look at some of our favorite "The Legend of Zelda" tattoos in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite part of this game in the comments section on social media.