The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure video game franchise created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.
Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors.
Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes.
The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.
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It is primarily developed and published by Nintendo, although some portable installments and re-releases have been outsourced to Capcom, Vanpool, and Grezzo.
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The series' gameplay incorporates elements of action, adventure, and puzzle-solving games.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
The series centers on Link, the playable character and chief protagonist.
Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, who is the principal antagonist of the series; however, other settings and antagonists have appeared in several games.
Ganon, also known as Ganondorf in his humanoid form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series.
The plots commonly involve a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three omnipotent golden triangles.
The protagonist in each game is usually not the same incarnation of Link, but a few exceptions exist.
Since the original The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986, the series has expanded to include 19 entries on all of Nintendo's major game consoles, as well as a number of spin-offs.
An American animated TV series based on the games aired in 1989 and individual manga adaptations commissioned by Nintendo have been produced in Japan since 1997.
The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most prominent and successful franchises, selling over 80 million copies as of 2017; many of its games are considered by critics to be among the greatest video games of all time.