The Legend of Zelda is a special franchise for many. Through Hyrule, we’ve seen glorious vistas, groundbreaking narratives, and epic boss battles that we’ll remember for years to come. But now, take this The Legend of Zelda holiday gift guide as it’s dangerous to go alone.
The Best Zelda Games On Nintendo Switch
Some of the greatest The Legend of Zelda games are on the Nintendo Switch. One of those includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has transformed the series with an open world. In fact, the open world is cleverly a puzzle in and of itself as you need to figure out how to get from A to Z. You’ll have to master the elements and learn how to climb to reach new horizons. The puzzles are well-implemented and the bosses are exceptional in Breath of the Wild.
If your friend, family member, or loved one would like a flashback, you may want to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. The game has been retooled for a modern controller system and has better visuals overall. While some may want Twilight Princess and Windwaker more, Skyward Sword is still an entertaining game that would be a great gift for a Zelda fan. Both games have been on sale during Black Friday, so keep an eye out for discounts in the future over December.
The Legend of Zelda Toys And Merch
One of the coolest devices you can get for your The Legend of Zelda fanatic friend is the Game & Watch tied to the franchise. It’s a small portable device that plays three classic games: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. In addition, there’s a nifty clock and timer app on it. It’s usually $59.99 US or £44.99 in the UK.
If your friend or family member really likes The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, they may be interested in having a statue based on the titular item. Standing at 14 inches, this statue from Dark Horse/First 4 Figures lights up its beaming yellow eyes at you. It has an epic amount of detail on the mask and looks directly ripped from the game. At the time of writing, you can find this collectable on Amazon for $70.82 US + shipping or £95.00 at Amazon UK. First4Figures also offers a range of PVC figures based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which looks detailed.
The Legend of Zelda Books For Holiday Gifts
There is all manner of books you can get for a dedicated The Legend of Zelda fan. First is the excellent manga series that has covered multiple games in the series. There’s an awesome legendary box set that comes in a treasure box. Included are the stories of The Minish Cap, Four Swords, Majora’s Mask, Ocarina of Time, and Oracle of Seasons.
A fan of the series will enjoy reading through these and looking at the art behind them. The cost ranges between $90-120 USD (£73.03-100 in the UK), depending on when you buy it. It’s on sale at the time of writing. There is also an ongoing Twilight Princess series of manga books you could get
Those who want to dive deep into the lore of The Legend of Zelda will want to get Hyrule Historia. It’s a pretty popular book, so check to see if your friend or family member has it first. If they don’t, they’ll get a grand surprise. The book “contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more,” according to Dark Horse Comics on the book’s Amazon page.
There are also Encyclopedia and Art & Artifacts books based on the series as well. They are usually around $40 US or £33.50 each, but they are on sale at the time of writing.
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