The Legend of Zelda: The Evolution of Link

With the release of the Nintendo Switch this week comes a brand new Legend of Zelda game, this one subtitled Breath of the Wild. The Zelda franchise is now over 30 years old, since the original debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. Over the decades, the look of the game’s hero Link has changed dramatically, as technology improved graphics and new styles replaced old ones.

To celebrate the new game, the good people at have put together this excellent infrographic that shows the evolution of Link, from his days as an 8-bit sprite to the new blue tunic he’ll be sporting in Breath of the Wild.

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