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Link from Legend of Zelda ousts the trusty Pegman in Google Maps

Nintendo fans have spent decades exploring worlds as Link from the Legend of Zelda. Now, for a limited time, they can do so within Google Maps.

For the next five days, the iconic Pegman has been replaced by the more notorious Link within Google Maps on the web and within mobile apps.

Appearing with his little green tunic and sword, Link will even rotate as you move within Street View.

The tie-in appears to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which is on sale today for Wii U gamers in Europe and North America.

Related: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review

As the game goes on sale in Japan on 10 March, Link will be hanging around within Google Maps until the eve of the release, according to the Japanese Zelda Twitter account (via Engadget).

The Legend of Zelda itself celebrated its 30th birthday last month.

In addition, the first version of the game will soon be released for the new Nintendo 3DS consoles within the next few weeks, as announced in Thursday’s Nintendo Direct stream.

Still, there’s no news on that long-awaited new game for Wii U though…

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