It's easy to take a series like "The Legend of Zelda" for granted. The first game arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, and with more than a dozen releases over 23 years, even the most dedicated "Zelda" fan can be forgiven for having skipped a game or two.
Some of those games - the original and 1998's "Ocarina of Time" - are justly regarded as landmarks. Some admirers prefer darker-tinged entries like 2000's "Majora's Mask" and 2006's "Twilight Princess." The one title that divided "Zelda" loyalists most was 2003's "The Wind Waker," which gave protagonist Link a younger, more cartoony appearance.