Zelda and Beyond: Princesses aren’t just damsels in distress

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A few days after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on SwitchNintendo Italia has published a very interesting in-depth study dedicated as the title suggests to the famous Zelda, a princess who is more than just a damsel in distress.

Without further ado, we leave you to read the particular in-depth analysis.

When we talk about princesses and video games, we instinctively think of the classic stereotype of damsel in distress who waits helplessly for the hero of the moment to come and save her from the clutches of the evil antagonist. Over time and the evolution of this versatile medium, however, several complex, multifaceted, strong and independent female characters were born, able to overcome the now dated cliche from the damsel in distress. Among these there is undoubtedly also Zeldathe princess that gives its name to one of the most iconic sagas Nintendo and that, in 35 years past her debut, she got to grow, change and prove her worth as a heroine as well as being a key character as much as the green-robed hero the player plays. The latest adventure coming next July 16 on Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HDis a great starting point to discover the origins of this mythical princess who even inspired the actor Robin Williams for the choice of the name of his daughter, Zelda Williams.

Zelda she is the embodiment of a goddess who manifests herself in different time eras in the imaginary land of Hyrulein which the saga is set: for this, each Zelda it differs from the previous one and may vary in appearance and character from chapter to chapter. The princess is also the holder of one of the three parts of the Triforcea legendary artifact that contains a divine essence, and specifically the Triforce of Wisdom, which gives her a judgment and wisdom beyond the ordinary. The other two parts, the Triforce of Power and that of Courageare associated with two male figures, respectively Ganondorfmain antagonist of the series, e Link, the hero protagonist. The perfect balance between these three elements is what gives power to this iconic relic, a detail that well explains the importance of this character and why the legend referred to in the title is that of Zelda and no one else.

Zeldawith its unique power, it helps the hero on several occasions Link and guides him in his adventures by playing a fundamental role. Among his most iconic moments are the final duels with Ganondorf in video games The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker And The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princessin which the princess actively participates in the fight alongside Link shooting arrows of light in perfect teamwork. Always in The Wind Waker, Zelda she is also a shrewd and courageous pirate at the helm of a crew, born and raised crossing the sea. Unforgettable her role also in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Timein which, to escape the clutches of the wicked Ganondorfassumes the identity of the young warrior Sheik, appearing to help Link in crucial situations and teaching him all the melodies necessary to progress in the adventure. In the award-winning The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildwhat initially looks like one Zelda fragile and emotional, she manages to save the world from tragedy at the last minute, making it safe Link and his Supreme Sword and confining evil calamity Ganon inside its castle. In the game’s latest, thrilling confrontation, the princess will then show hers enormous power forever sealing the evil entity and effectively saving the Kingdom of Hyrule.

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, fans will be able to experience the origins of this memorable saga and its princess protagonist with an adventure that is placed at the beginning of the historical chronology of the various episodes. This is the HD version of a great classic originally released on Wii that offers improved performance, smoother motion controls and recently added button controls. An unforgettable story between earth and sky that will make gamers and gamers fall in love with one of the most legendary female charactersin the true sense of the word, of the history of the video game.

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