The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD isn't far away, with Wii U owners not having long to wait before tackling the remastered adventure. Ahead of its release on 4th March, Nintendo is stepping up its marketing and has now launched a new retrospective video series.
In the first part, A Look Back, Eiji Aonuma and development colleagues talk about the excitement around the original E3 reveal, and the motivation the team had to deliver a 'realistic' Zelda title. References are made to tough moments and tight deadlines, and there are some interesting comments all around.
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh Where's Zelda U!!!!!!!
Very enjoyable to watch and those feels I got from "that E3" god nostalgia is a powerful emotion can't wait to play the HD version
I still consider TP to be my favorite and best 3D variation of the Zelda formula. Cannot wait to relive it on Wii U next week.
Nice video. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
TP is so meh, imo. A total snoozefest.
Just played Twilight Princess on Wii. It was soooo blurry after watching some videos about Twilight Princess HD. The controls felt weird after playing The Wind Waker HD, Ocarina of Time 3D etc. The game mechanics, musics and story were fantastic though.
I'm glad we're getting the HD remaster with some additional features. Can't wait!
Will we hear again music from Conan in the eventual new footages? lol... Always thought that was bizarre.
Also, I can't believe they're not saying anything about the zelda anniversary... Was that dull TP:HD, it?
Isn't it about time they delay more of their last remaining AAA titles? Sorry do I sound a tad sour?
Building up motivation, getting us to look back and not forward.
I understand that to some this will be new having never played the other version's. And to others this is the third time out and a good money spinner for Nintendo.
To me the cost of a game is not as important as value for money from a game. And at full price plus Amiibos this old game is not good value.
Aonuma, don't you want to create that kind of buzz and excitement again? Because the last few Zelda games you've produced haven't even come close.
So stoked for the release, especially since it's my favourite Zelda of all time.
Eiji Aonuma why are you working on remasters! We want Zelda U! You said it would come before the year is out, and we haven't had any news since you announced the delay last year!
@starcatcher77 Anouma didn't work on TP HD, albeit maybe in a supervisory role. He is surely working hard on the next Zelda! The reason it got delayed is most probably because it's going to be a cross-generational release, also appearing on the NX.
Stop reminiscing, get off your ass & finish Zelda U/NX!!
takes off dueling glove & raises it
One of my favorite Zelda games I remember gasping in shock when I got to hyrule castle. That theme!!!! Gets me every time. Pretty sure Zelda U is the holiday release this year. Which is good...hopefully I'll be done with Xenoblade by then...
Have they announced any changes to the intro of this game? I love Twilight Princess, but dang that intro is a drag.
I feel TP is the most complete zelda. Looking forward to my HD replay.
I don't remember being all that excited when TP was announced that e3... Certainly not to the level everyone else was. As a WW fan, I actually was kinda disappointed with the new style. I'm probably in the minority on this, but I wanted them to continue the WW style. Thankfully, Zelda U has, imo, nailed the balanced between realistic and cartoonish. Now THAT was an announcement I was excited about.
Really looking forward to a replay.
Though the game does have some weaknesses, and the last few dungeons disappoint, I still believe it has the Overall best set of dungeons in the series.
Many of them are a masterclass in great design.
I actually agree. It had some epic moments, but all in all, I thought it was a little dull and had to force myself to finish it. Don't think I'll ever play it again. But to each his own I guess!
Great video, looking forward to the others. TPHD is one of my most hyped games this year (the others are FE Fates and Hyrule Warriors Legends) so really looking forward to replaying it next week.
As for the Zelda U comments, calm down. Despite the 30th anniversary date already passed (4 days ago), March feels like Zelda month due to the main releases so start panicking if there's still no Zelda U info this time next month.
Are the rivers still empty or can you actually catch fish now?
Twilight Princess is easily my favorite Zelda game, I've wanted an HD remake from the moment I first played it. When it was announced at that E3 I remembering almost losing my mind with excitement!
No offence, but I'd prefer some info on Zelda U, right now.
@Moshugan It would be a bad move on their part, the last time they did a cross generational release was the original TP... and that didn't go well.
I cancelled my pre-order for Twilight Princess HD. Wanted the option for either Wii/Gamecube controls but there's no confirmation of it. If they add an update which adds the controls I would go and buy the game and even an Amiibo with it.
I can't understand why they'd remove the option for Wii controls if they've already gone to the trouble of mirroring the worlds in the game anyway.
@starcatcher77 What went wrong?
At least Twilight Princess on Wii sold relatively good. Of course the Gamecube version sold minimally.
TP on Wii sold 7.26 million units, as opposed to Wind Waker on GC sold 4.6 million units. Skyward Sword only sold 4.06 million units! (Source: VGChartz.com)
The HD remakes wont sell more than 2 million units each during Wii U's lifespan (WW HD at 1.61m now) It only makes sense for them to try to get as wide an audience as possible, and the best way in this situation is to get it on a new platform.
Well, after thinking long and hard, I've decided to cancel my pre-order and then just get the amiibo seperatly when it is available. If I really want to play this game on the Wii U, I'll load my Wii disc. It is not really like I am missing much and at full price, it's too much. Nintendo's pricing has been very shotty lately.
@rjejr They are too busy making remakes to compensate for the delays to port it to the NX for a multiplat WiiU/NX release
@ikki5 By the time Zelda U (or NX) releases it's going to be like $100 CAD so you wont be able to afford it anyway. jk
@rjejr ha ha, I'll be fine paying $70-$80 CAD for Zelda U (or NX), even $100 for a special one. It is more just remakes/ games that seem little content that strikes me.
I hope Nintendo takes a look at what was said here and in the future comes to invest in stunning E3 presentations once more.
Multiple people on the Twilight Princess development team stated how much they were motivated by the standing ovation they received.
One of the top three in Zelda titles for me love this game can't wait .
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