Four Free Zelda Poster in Official Nintendo Magazine UK

In Zelda news on Monday 05 September 2011

At the newsagent today, I spotted the latest Official Nintendo Magazine. Now I don’t know if it’s just me, but ONM has become the kind of magazine that you buy, remove the free gift, and throw away the magazine. Their freebies seem to be much cooler that the magazine itself, what with its overly-generous review scores. Regardless, I couldn’t resist buying this month’s issue - the free gift is too good for Zelda fans to ignore!

Four Zelda posters are included, dating from Ocarina of Time right up to Skyward Sword! They are all A3-sized (think four A4 sheets of paper) portrait posters, and you get the following:

* The iconic image of Link fighting Ganondorf from Ocarina of Time (used quite prominently in the recent marketing for OoT3D).
* One of the stained-glass window images from The Wind Waker (the one featuring the purple bird).
* The well-known movie-poster-montage-style image from Twilight Princess featuring Link, Epona, Wolf Link, Midna, Zant, Zelda, shadow creatures etc.
* A new piece of artwork from Skyward Sword, showing Link flying over the lush countryside on his feathery steed.

I was quite blown away by this freebie. Each of these pieces of art make excellent posters - there are no lazy “character art on a plain background” posters included, which is often the case with magazine poster sets. They aren’t full-sized posters, but certainly big enough to look great and be appreciated from a distance. I think ONM need a pat on the back with this one. The only problem is, as with all free posters from magazines, they are double-sided. So you’ll have to choose between OoT or Skyward Sword, and Wind Waker or Twilight Princess (I went with Skyward Sword and Wind Waker). Unless you buy two copies… £8 for four great posters? not too bad a deal, really. Are you obsessed enough?


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