Google has hidden a little surprise today in Google Maps for fans of “The Legend of Zelda” — the company is celebrating the release of the new game, “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD” for Wii U by turning Google Maps’ Pegman figure into the game’s hero, Link, for the next five days. You’ll find the Link avatar in the same spot as you would Pegman — the bottom right corner of Google Maps on the web.
Google Maps’ Pegman avatar, normally a nondescript yellowish-orange-colored character, is used to help you navigate through Street View. But now when you’re in Street View mode, it has been transformed into Link.
Link will also turn to face in the correct direction in the small map embedded to the left side of the screen as you move through Street View.
This isn’t the first time Google has added Easter Eggs like this to Google Maps. Last year, the company released “Pac-Man” on Maps, which let you play the ghost-chomping game in real-world locales. The year before, Google turned Google Maps on iOS and Android into a game called Pokémon Challenge, so players could “catch ’em all!”
Unfortunately for Zelda fans, it doesn’t seem like there’s much more to today’s integration beyond the changed avatar.
According to the Japanese Twitter account for Zelda, the Link avatar will be present for the next five days, as the game doesn’t launch in Japan until March 10.
— ゼルダの伝説 (@ZeldaOfficialJP) March 4, 2016
“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.” 🗡
— Google Maps (@googlemaps) March 4, 2016