Best Zelda Commercials & Trailers (1986 – 2021)


In celebration of Zelda’s 35th anniversary we thought now would be a good time to look back at some of the best trailers and commercials from Zelda’s history.

Zelda is officially 35 years old, dating back to the original Legend of Zelda’s launch on February 21, 1986. When a series has been around for that long there’s bound to be different advertising styles. From rap commercials in the 80’s to found footage ripoffs in the 2000’s there are a lot of approaches the Zelda series took when advertising over the decades.

In this video we’ve selected the best of them all, and at least 1 from each mainline game. This includes trailers and commercials, and those aren’t limited to just US or Japan. Some are comedic, some are epic, and some are just downright memorable.

In terms of what Nintendo is doing for the 35th anniversary of Zelda, it recently revealed that Skyward Sword HD will be making its way to the Switch 10 years after its original Wii release. It also revealed that more information about Breath of the Wild’s sequel will be revealed later this year.

00:00 – Intro
00:13 – The Legend of Zelda
01:13 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
01:43 – A Link to the Past
02:53 – Link’s Awakening
03:54 – Ocarina of Time
05:29 – Majora’s Mask
07:47 – Oracle of Seasons/Ages
08:17 – Four Swords
08:47 – The Wind Waker
09:47 – Four Swords Adventures
10:17 – The Minish Cap
10:47 – Twilight Princess
11:45 – Phantom Hourglass
12:00 – Spirit Tracks
12:57 – Skyward Sword
14:13 – A Link Between Worlds
14:44 – Tri Force Heroes
15:24 – Breath of the Wild
19:09 – Breath of the Wild Sequel
20:28 – Outro

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