Apr 25, 2017 | Updated: 06:11 AM EDT

‘Legend of Zelda’ Update: Ganondorf’s Last Name Digs Deeper Of The Game’s History

Apr 21, 2017 04:05 PM EDT

Nintendo recently reconfirmed one major piece of information about the series recurring for Ganondorf, a canonical last name. The official "Legend of Zelda" website now includes a character compendium, another entry for the frequent Zelda villain reveals his full name Ganondorf Gragmire; a name that has not seemingly used in any official capacity since "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past."

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According to Euro Gamer, Dragmire was previously used as the character's surname in the English-translated manual for "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" way back in 1992. The "Legend of Zelda" main trio was Zelda itself, Link, and Ganondorf which are nearly always referred to solely by their first names.

Nintendo brought a deep comprehensive look into the "Legend of Zelda" lore with the Hyrule Historia which sheds light on the entire franchise's timeline, characters, events, and even more. As noted in the online guide, Ganondorf's biography appears to offer a more general overview of the franchise's history. Ganondorf has taken a number of guises throughout the "Legend of Zelda" series, most commonly as the boar-like Ganon, also as the wizard Aganihm, or as the partially reincarnated Calamity Ganon in "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."

 In the "Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past," before Ganondorf Dragmire, he was recognized as Mandrag Ganon. In "Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword," a prequel to the whole saga, a Ganondorf-like figure known as Demise was shown to be the origin of the ever-reincarnating character. Ganondorf was known as the King of Thieves, Ganondorf of Dragmire used the power of the Triforce to become the beast, Ganon.

Meanwhile, the news comes after Nintendo revealed the "Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild" sales stats. Nintendo Switch sold 906,00 units in its first month on sale while the Breath of the Wild gained up to 1.3 million sales between Wii U and Nintendo Switch. According to Express UK, this kind of attachment rate is more impressive when you consider that Breath of the Wild wasn't bundled with the Switch console. It's possible that some fans purchased the Collector's Edition on top of the regular version.


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