"30 is the new 20" is a phrase that has been ringing in the ears of thirtysomethings across the globe for some time now, and its eternal optimism does actually ring true what with the current socioeconomic climate we're living in. But if there's anyone that that saying is most applicable to, it has to be the Hero of Time himself.
Link has been strafing, backflipping and spin attacking his way into our hearts for over thirty years now, and looks better than ever if his impending turnout in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is anything to go by. So in order to celebrate 30 years of Link kicking butt and saving the princess, a set of very special concerts were held in Japan late last year. And one of them you can now own in a super special CD/DVD boxset from February 15th.
Performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo Art Theater Concert Hall on October 16th, listen as the world famous troupe takes us on a journey through the most renowned musical motifs and themes to come from the series. But that's not all, gamer! If you choose to spring for the full boxset, you will receive a DVD containing the images and snippets of gameplay projected on backdrops whilst the concert played in person. How's that for immersion?
Also included in the full boxset is a CD stand with an image of 8-bit Link conducting the orchestra with his Wind Waker wand, and a set of badges containing Zelda's harp, Conductor Link and a very special badge commemorating the franchise's 30th bday.
The boxset, which goes on sale February 15th, is currently only available via preorder from Amazon Japan for ¥4,826, which roughly translates to around $40, but is a must own for any die-hard Zelda fan. There's no word on whether this will be releasing in the west, but that's never stopped any of us before now, has it? Well, maybe sometimes.
So will you be getting a copy? Or five?