With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD just around the corner we thought it was about time we looked back at the fantastic reveal that the original game received.

Much controversy surrounded the art direction of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and many people wanted a more realistic Zelda game on their Nintendo systems. Nintendo obliged and at E3 2004 the world was shown its first glimpse of the next game in the Zelda series.

It wouldn't be until a full year later that more of the game was shown, and it was at this point that things really started to look like the game we know as being released in HD in the very near future. Check out the video below where we take a trip down memory lane and relive the glorious moment of Shigeru Miyamoto appearing on stage wielding the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield.

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