Posted on November 22 2023 by Alexis S. Anderson
Update: The wait is over! Nintendo’s dedicated Zelda account on Twitter has released photos of the Tears of the Kingdom Ganondorf statue. The statue is posed across from the Tears of the Kingdom Link statue that has toured the world. The announcement came with a caption in Japanese text that translates to the following:
“Ganondorf makes his first appearance! For two days starting today, a photo spot for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will appear at Lion Square in front of Fukuoka Mitsukoshi. (10:00-20:00 each day) If you are in the area, please stop by.”
— ゼルダの伝説 (@ZeldaOfficialJP) November 23, 2023
The statues will be exhibited in the Fukuoka Mitsukoshi Lion Plaza in Fukuoka, Japan from 10 AM to 8 PM on November 23rd and 24th. They are also planned to make an appearance at the Nagoya Station event space in Nagoya, Japan from 10 AM to 8 PM on December 9th and 10th. Let’s hope they come to other regions around the world soon!
Original: If any Zelda fans in Japan have been waiting for an opportunity to take a picture with the Demon King himself, now is your chance. Nintendo will be debuting a life-sized statue of Ganondorf from Tears of the Kingdom at photo events in Fukuoka and Nagoya over the next few weeks. The Ganondorf statue will appear alongside the statute of Link from Tears of the Kingdom that first appeared at Nintendo Live 2022 and made a splash at PAX East 2023.
The statues will be exhibited in the Fukuoka Mitsukoshi Lion Plaza from 10 AM to 8 PM on November 23rd and 24th. Then the statues will be at the Nagoya Station event space from 10am to 8pm on December 9th and 10th.
[トピックス]ガノンドロフが初お披露目。福岡と名古屋に『ゼルダの伝説 ティアーズ オブ ザ キングダム』のフォトスポットが登場。https://t.co/sH3ca42jIl
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) November 20, 2023
While no further details have been released, it is likely the statue will be based on Ganondorf’s Tears of the Kingdom amiibo (like Link’s is). Hopefully Nintendo will produce a live-sized statue of Princess Zelda, as well, and have them all pop-up at photo events worldwide.
Will you be lining up for a photo with the big-bad we all love to hate? Do you hope a Princess Zelda statue is in the works? Let us know in the comments!
Alexis S. Anderson is a Senior Editor at Zelda Dungeon who joined the writing team in November, 2014. She has a JD from the UCLA School of Law and is pursuing a career in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law. She grew up in the New Jersey suburbs with her parents, twin brother, and family shih-tzu.