Since 1987, Link has starred in the Legend of Zelda series, taking on monstrous foes across multiple timelines. When evil rears its boarish head, you can bet Link and his long-time co-star Zelda will be there to fight for Hyrule.
Over the last 35 years, Link has had quite the career—full of numerous adventures and countless enemies. There will be more adventures to come when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on 12th May 2023.
If you’d like to learn more about this hero’s journey, grab your tunic and check out some of his starring roles in the timeline below. You can even keep scrolling to find Link fun facts and a list of games he’s appeared in that are available on the Nintendo Switch system.
What’s in a name?
According to Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, ‘We named the protagonist Link because he connects people together. He was supposed to spread the scattered energy of the world through the ages.’
Link is left-handed…mostly.
In the Nintendo GameCube version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Link maintained his left-handed swing, while the Wii version of the game was mirrored, making Link right-handed. This was done to better suit right-handed players taking advantage of the motion controls of the Wii Remote controller.
Link is quite the musician. Throughout all of his adventures, he has played numerous musical instruments, including the harp, ocarinas, flutes, and the instruments of the Sirens.