Nintendo hails success of London's Zelda anniversary concert

Nintendo hails success of London's Zelda anniversary concert

Nintendo has stated that it was "blown away" by the success of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concert, which took place in London on October 25th 2011.

Thousands of fans from across Europe flocked to the capital to watch the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform a number of famous arrangements from the iconic videogame series, with various special guests in attendance.

Among them were veteran Zelda director Eiji Aonuma and legendary Nintendo composer Koji Kondo, while Zelda Williams - daughter of Hollywood star Robin Williams, who named her after the series' titular princess - acted as compere.

Attendees came dressed in costume as Zelda characters and queued around the block to hear performances of the classic themes, before taking to Twitter to register their praise for an "enchanting" and "magical" occasion.

Nintendo's Laurent Fischer said: "We see this as an absolutely fitting way to celebrate such an important anniversary - 25 years of The Legend of Zelda series."

This month is set to be a big one for the famous franchise, with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii and a special commemorative Nintendo 3DS bundle both set to be released.

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Release Date: 11/11/2011