It's hard to believe, but The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is already almost upon us. The latest remaster in Nintendo's popular adventure series, Twilight Princess HD aims to bring refinements and a fresh coat of paint to the Wii and GameCube classic. We certainly appreciated it in our preview, and it seems to be shaping up to be the definitive version of the game.
Naturally, Nintendo wants to build all the hype that it can around this release, so it just launched an official website for the game in North America. This will hopefully answer any questions one might have related to the game; it has videos, screenshots, and plenty of information about its various features, both new and old. It's worth a look for sure, if only to get one more excited for the impending release of this remaster.
What do you think? Will you be picking this up? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
This is great i plan to learn as much as possible since this will be my first zelda game ever. (hyrule warriors doesn't count)
I can't wait for this game. I've been trying to play as many Zelda games as I can before Zelda u comes out (as I've only just gotten in to the series), and I haven't played twilight princess yet, so this'll be perfect.
@edgedino first Zelda game!? What a feeling!
@edgedino oh that is great! the first Zelda experience is always such memorable, enjoy! You are in for a treat!
Just preordered my copy with the Wolf Link amiibo! Can't wait to play it for the fifth time! My favorite Zelda EVER!
The Tri-Force is strong with you.
@ghasfarost @sandman89 personally i wanted the upcoming 1 for wii u to be my first but this comes with an amiibo so i am gunna get this but then again the upcoming one might of made me have higher standards lol.
My decision on whether or not to purchase this one is entirely based off the audio. I hated the midi bleeps and bloops. Are those improved upon? Do we finally have proper sound?
there playing it safe keeping there expenses low, I'm not excited.(I don't like being disappointed about this, IT'S Still a 9/10) this could have been the definitive copy instead its a budget roster filler (sadness! NO, lament(
No this is one I will avoid.
Nintendo has not been fair to its loyal gamers.
They are pricing it at the top end, as a new game, adding extra content if you spend even more cash on toys and have their profit above their gamers.
This is nothing more than a rushed game to fill the gap created by the non appearance of the new Zelda.
If the cost was the same to make a new game as it is to release an old game game with a facelift, then we should have had the new game. If it is a lot less expensive to upgrade the graphics then this should be reflected in the price.
Younger gamers who can afford full price and have never played the older versions may be tempted but others I think will avoid.
Maybe if it was NOT another Zelda game and it was something we really wanted we could forgive Nintendo for cashing in on it loyal customers. But they have overdosed on Zelda and if the NX top game is this delayed Zelda it won't be enough to shift the NX.
I updated my original post.
Love the site. Played around there for a while yesterday. The next two weeks are going to crawl by for me. I can't wait to get this game in my Wii U.
Shoot, the originals versions site was still up when I last checked in about a year ago. Had to find all the tears of light for wallpaper
I'm buying it, because lord knows I need a new reason to turn my Wii U on lately, but I'm not getting excited at all about the "hype" surrounding it. I guess for first timers this is a big deal, but for me it's basically just paying a premium, full price to play a 10 year old game again.
Wow, speak for yourself why don't you, they are giving many Zelda fans (me included) exactly what they have been screaming for years with this game, I am grateful and feel it is worth the money; I have played the Wii version twice and I feel this is going to be a new experience for me being that the Wii version was mirrored and had completely different controls than this.
What's old is new again!
@SKYW4LK3R I'll have to agree with you on it being the best Zelda ever. It's my favorite too.
Never played this one, so I'm definitely looking forward to it. Looks kind of like a fun version of OoT.
@Ralizah OOT Wasn't fun?
@ParkaTron Not really. It's easily my least favorite of the 3D games I've played so far.
@Ralizah No, it's a boring version of OoT
@Ralizah oh, to each his own then.
@edgedino Yhats awesome! Although, story wise, I encourage you to play Ocarina of Time and then Majora's Mask before Twilight Princess due to references and a bit of story continuity.
I like OOT, but I like TP much better, it is more "grown up" and it has a lot off differences.
Link? (See what I did there?)
I tried to play them all in order of the timeline, since I didn't even start playing Zelda until after the official timeline was released, (although my very first Zelda game was ALTTP because Nintendo was giving it away in anticipation of ALBW) but after that I started with SS, which is my favorite to date.
@edgedino It's not a bad place to start, the game largely assumes the player has at least played through Ocarina of Time so it doesn't really do a good job of explaining things like the origins of the goddesses and the Triforce (I don't think the Triforce is ever actually mentioned by name in Twilight Princess) so a few references may be lost on you, but I think it's one of the best games in the series.
@DTRAZZ I don't follow Aonuma's timeline. I remember several years ago (during the GCN/Wii era) Miyamoyo was quoted by a magazine as stating there was a single timeline when asked about theories of a multiple timeline.
Personally I believe that, if you remove Minish Cap from the series, you can set up all the zelda games on a single timeline (there are fan theories on that out there). But that's just my opinion.
And don't get me started with Demise and the fourth goddess in SS! It's a TRIforce damn it! Not a Tetraforce! Three goddesse! Not four!!! LoL!
Looked on Amazon and the Argos site in the UK, £42.99 with Amiibo and the soundtrack. Not a bad deal. I haven't played a Zelda game since Wind Waker back when it came out so I'm looking forward to this.
@DTRAZZ I played it on both Gamecube and the Wii and to be honest after about an hour you forget about it being mirrored. However you should enjoy it more not having to wave your arm around all the time. For me personally I'll be skipping this mainly on the question of value and it not being updated enough. However count me in for the next Zelda game
yeah, I was brand new to the series, so that was what I came up with in my research, I think it is a decent baseline to go by for a nube, now when I want to re-play a Zelda game I just go by whichever one I feel like playing; SS is my favorite to date, I am counting on that to change when the new one for Wii U comes out. I am SO sick of calling it Zelda Wii U, just release a title already Nintendo!!!
I am definitely looking forward to the new game pad functionality!
@zool Nintendo have acknowledged that their remasters are low cost and quick to produce and the profits go towards new game development.
I agree completely on the RRP and the fact that this is a panic induced stop gap with a 6 month development span. Nintendo have proven incapable so far of celebrating any of their top IP's anniversaries with any respect. It's almost as if they rely on the media to remind them of forthcoming events.
@rishisquid That's a bit harsh lol. I think its an excellent game let down by the bland wolf sections.
Still vacillating. The light bloom and sharper textures tell against the game's atmosphere. But I've whined to that effect before.
Always interesting to see the divisiveness on Zelda games. I enjoy them all and can't bring myself to talk any down very much.
The site looks promising with those retrospective videos coming soon and the nice artwork. I've got the game pre-ordered even though I've played it plenty of times and even in 2015. Excited to play it in pristine quality.
Have to admit though...
I'm really looking forward to the day Zelda.com is about the new Zelda.
Although, seeing Falbi in HD will be worth the price in itself.
I think you love your first Zelda game you experience and maybe beat. For me that was Ocarina of Time. It laid the foundation for all future modern 3D Zelda games. It featured the first use of Z targeting in a Zelda, beautiful music scores, awesome characters and a great story. I liked but never beat Majoras Mask. Wind Waker was good but Twilight Princess was the first true to form return of the Ocarina style for me. I owned it on Wii as a launch title but never completed it. I'm looking forward to doing so when the HD version releases soon.
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