Update: Tears of the Kingdom Link Statue Coming to Niconico Chokaigi 2023 and Other Locations in Japan
Posted on April 24 2023 by Judy Calder
Update: Nintendo has announced further photo spot locations where fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the Tears of the Kingdom Link statue.
The first additional photo spot is located at Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba, and fans should visit the 1F 1st Entrance to find the statue. Link will be on display from May 6th, 2023 to May 11th, 2023, between 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM each day. Nintendo have noted that the event may be cancelled without notice, and the date, time, and contents may be changed.
The second additional photo spot can be found at Osaka Station City, and Link can be found specifically in Atrium Square. Fans should visit on either May 13th, 2023 between 9:00am to 21:00pm, or May 14th, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 21:00 PM to get their commemorative photo.
Original: The release date for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is fast approaching and fans across the world are not-so-patiently waiting for the day they can finally play the game. What better way to keep the itch at bay than a photo op with the Tears of the Kingdom Link statue? Fans in Japan will have the chance to do just that if they attend Niconico Chokaigi 2023, a festival which boasts a photo spot dedicated to the iconic statue. The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, one of the largest convention centers in Chiba, Japan. Notably, physical access opens from April 29th – April 30th, 2023 but the conference will run online from April 22nd until April 30th, 2023.
The statue of Link was first seen at Nintendo Live 2022, which also took place in Japan. Link is seen in phenomenal life-size detail, garbed in his Champion’s Tunic, the Master Sword sheathed on his back, and his arm glowing an eerie mix of green and blue. Fans also went wild for the statue when it recently appeared at PAX East in March 2023, each vying to get their own photo with our favorite hero.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom releases May 12th, 2023.
Would you like the opportunity to get a commemorative photo with the Tears of the Kingdom Link statue? Are you lucky enough to be able to go to the event? Let us know in the comments below!
Judy Ann Calder is the Managing Editor at Zelda Dungeon. She joined the ranks back in 2018, bringing some good old British charm to the table.